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88 days ago

Looking for planting tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing … View more
In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing frame for upwardly mobile crops plus go in the draw for vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and a vege grower’s hamper from Yates.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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88 days ago

Bakers back SPCA

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland bakers are being called to roll up their sleeves to help vulnerable animals.

The SPCA is appealing for keen cooks to take part in its annual Cupcake Day fundraiser on November 2.

The event has raised nearly $3.2 million over the years, helping tens of thousands of animals that come … View more
Auckland bakers are being called to roll up their sleeves to help vulnerable animals.

The SPCA is appealing for keen cooks to take part in its annual Cupcake Day fundraiser on November 2.

The event has raised nearly $3.2 million over the years, helping tens of thousands of animals that come through SPCA's doors each year in need of care, shelter and veterinary treatment.

Budding chefs are invited to whip up a batch of cupcakes before selling them at work, school and to family and friends.

Last year saw 1092 home bakers and 641 businesses get involved.

SPCA CEO Andrea Midgen said recent events had taken a big bite out of the charity but here was something tangible supporters could do to help.

Funds raised will be used to aid in rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing animals in need around the country.

Go to www.spcacupcakeday.co.nz... to register.

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88 days ago

SPRING CLEAN-UP TIME!!!!

Denise from Grasslands Kumeu

Come on into Grasslands, 20 Shamrock Drive Kumeu for everything you need for a spring clean this weekend. We now stock a range of Simple Green cleaners, Yates weed killers and fertilisers and Easy Trap pest control. Stock up and get your property ready for a great summer ahead.

88 days ago

AGRIA IN BLACKBERRIES

Darryn Leslie from All-Terrain Services Limited Huapai

On site there was a prickly situation that needed sorting.

Blackberries, as well as brush and scrub, had overtaken a lot of the area on this slope growing quite high and losing good grazing area. Using a standard brush cutter would mean being up close to the prickly stems and would normally take… View more
On site there was a prickly situation that needed sorting.

Blackberries, as well as brush and scrub, had overtaken a lot of the area on this slope growing quite high and losing good grazing area. Using a standard brush cutter would mean being up close to the prickly stems and would normally take much longer to clear. The Agria was used to brush cut the area, dealing easily with the woody stems and mulching it down.

Got a prickly situation that needs attention?
Contact All-Terrain Services on 021 527 990 or Darryn 0274 196 305 to arrange a no obligation free quote today.

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88 days ago

Make a sensory table

The Team from Resene ColorShop Henderson

Take an old children’s table and turn it into a fun and tactile sensory board.

Sensory boards can be made with all sorts of textures and themes for young children, and are great learning tools. Let your children help choose the Resene colours and help fun with contrasting colours.

Make the most… View more
Take an old children’s table and turn it into a fun and tactile sensory board.

Sensory boards can be made with all sorts of textures and themes for young children, and are great learning tools. Let your children help choose the Resene colours and help fun with contrasting colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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91 days ago

Have Your Say - Regional Parks Management Plan Review

The Team from Auckland Council

What’s great? What’s ok? And what could be improved?
Have your say on the future of regional parks in Tāmaki Makaurau by clicking on 'Read More' below.
Consultation closes on 26 October 2020.
📷 Ōmana Regional Park

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89 days ago

The gems on our doorstep

The Team from Auckland Council

Explore the abundance of hidden gems across Tāmaki Makaurau, support Auckland's recovery and make the most of everything our region has to offer.

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92 days ago

OP-Shop

Marianne Hunt from Ranui Baptist Community Care

Our Second Chance Op-Shop is open Tuesday and Wednesdays 10am - 2pm.
Come check it out if you are looking for a bargin. Located at Ranui Baptist Church, 464 Swanson Road, Ranui

90 days ago

The Great Moscow Circus is here!

Weber Bros Circus

The Great Moscow Circus has returned after 20 long years.

Come and enjoy the magic under the almighty Big Top!

DON'T WAIT ANOTHER 20 YEARS! BOOK NOW!
Book now

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92 days ago

What retiring National MPs Paula Bennett, Nikki Kaye and Maggie Barry are doing next

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours, National MPs Paula Bennett, Nikki Kaye and Maggie Barry have now retired from politics. Maggie Barry is looking forward to saying goodbye to the "100-hour weeks" that come with a career at the Beehive. Nikki Kaye is also keen to have a break. Meanwhile, Paula Bennett is … View moreHi neighbours, National MPs Paula Bennett, Nikki Kaye and Maggie Barry have now retired from politics. Maggie Barry is looking forward to saying goodbye to the "100-hour weeks" that come with a career at the Beehive. Nikki Kaye is also keen to have a break. Meanwhile, Paula Bennett is starting a new job on Monday in a very different industry.

93 days ago

One new case of Covid-19 in the community - but no need for alarm, officials say

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours, One new case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the community, but the Director-General of Health and the Prime Minister both say there's little risk of community transmission. Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Chris Hipkins have all ruled out a change … View moreHi neighbours, One new case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the community, but the Director-General of Health and the Prime Minister both say there's little risk of community transmission. Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Chris Hipkins have all ruled out a change to alert levels in the immediate future.

91 days ago

Cash for your wrecked car! Call us 0800 500 001

The Team from AAA Auto Parts

Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day … View more
Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day removal
* Free quotes over the phone

We will beat any prices in the market by 10%.

Support your local business.
Give us a call on ** 0800 50 00 01 ** and we will be happy to have a chat.
Enquire now

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91 days ago

Keep an eye on daily water usage

The Team from Auckland Council

As the drier months set in, you’ll be seeing this water gauge quite a bit. It’s a way for metropolitan Auckland to keep an eye on daily water usage. The aim is to stay in the green and below the daily target.

To see the gauge in action, visit www.watercare.co.nz

If you’re on tank water,… View more
As the drier months set in, you’ll be seeing this water gauge quite a bit. It’s a way for metropolitan Auckland to keep an eye on daily water usage. The aim is to stay in the green and below the daily target.

To see the gauge in action, visit www.watercare.co.nz

If you’re on tank water, when did you last look inside your tank? If you rely on rain to keep your household taps flowing, toilet flushing or stock watered, now’s a good time to check your levels, monitor your usage and look at booking a top-up early. Secure your water future by investing in an additional tank.
Find out more

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92 days ago

Budgeting Service

Marianne Hunt from Ranui Baptist Community Care

Kia ora Neighbours,
We at Ranui Baptist Community Care offer a FREE budgeting service. Whether you have a money crisis, debts you are struggling to keep on top of or just want help sorting a budget, our team is here for you.

COVID has been hard for a lot of people and if we can help make it a … View more
Kia ora Neighbours,
We at Ranui Baptist Community Care offer a FREE budgeting service. Whether you have a money crisis, debts you are struggling to keep on top of or just want help sorting a budget, our team is here for you.

COVID has been hard for a lot of people and if we can help make it a little bit easier for you then please contact us for an appointment today. 09 832 5961

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92 days ago

Get decorating and $ave with Resene!

Resene

It’s time to get decorating! From now until 2 November 2020 get up to 30% off quality paint and wallpaper at your Resene ColorShop.

Get 30% off Resene premium paint 4L and under, 30% off wallpaper, 25% off Resene premium paint 10L, 25% off the retail price of accessories, and 25% off Resene … View more
It’s time to get decorating! From now until 2 November 2020 get up to 30% off quality paint and wallpaper at your Resene ColorShop.

Get 30% off Resene premium paint 4L and under, 30% off wallpaper, 25% off Resene premium paint 10L, 25% off the retail price of accessories, and 25% off Resene cleaning products.

Discounts off the normal retail price, excludes trade, Crown, wall decals, WallPrint and PaintWise levy.
Find your Resene ColorShop

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