39 days ago

Did you know it's time to get eggplants started?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say August is the ideal time to sow eggplants. Plus keep your guard up against cold weather, choose flowers to grow from seed, get a move on with chillies and capsicums, start sowing basil and trick coriander seedlings.

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45 minutes ago

Poll: Taking on your town's te reo name

Maxine Jacobs Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Mōrena kiritata,

A push to use Levin’s Māori name Taitoko has stalled and the councillor who backed the move says she’s surprised at the negative reaction to the idea.

In 2018 Horowhenua named its draft town centre strategy “Transforming Taitoko” and councillor Victoria Kaye-Simmons said it would also be nice to acknowledge the town's traditional name.

It has not featured since and Kaye-Simmons a faced backlash after speaking out.

What's the traditional Māori name for your town, and would you support its use?

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Taking on your town's te reo name
  • 0% I know the name, and no I wouldn't use it.
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  • 0% I know the name, and yes I would use it.
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  • 0% I don't know the name, but I wouldn't use it.
    0% Complete
  • 0% I don't know the name, but yes I wouldn't use it.
    0% Complete
  • 0% I'm not sure.
    0% Complete
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4 days ago

Chimney sweep

Jill from Halcombe

Can anyone recommend a good chimney sweep please?