39 days ago

Life of Moses

Tania Payton from Wairakei Road Bible Church

We have part one of our series starting tomorrow. All welcome

More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

4 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

2 hours ago

Scare Crow in the Hood.

Robbie from Bishopdale

Hi all.

I hope your all well, prepared ,stocked up and staying informed.
Our immediate thoughts go out to all those who are currently and or will be affected in some way with this nasty virus rapidly spreading so quickly.
With the country at Level Four - Eliminate lock down I guess some of us might be Covid fatigued .
Our family haven't reached this point yet I don't think we will as we are carrying out our plan which includes self isolating within our bubble like the majority of others are doing and keeping active with the kids.

Today we decided to make a Scare Crow to put up out on the front lawn of our house to bring a smile to those driving or walking past.
The response has been instant.
Cameras have been flashing with plenty of smiles from people waving .
We've had a laugh watching peoples reactions.
I recommend others to have a go imagine a street filled with Scare Crows -something the kids enjoyed making.
If your in our hood were located at 29 Breens Road -Bishopdale..
Kia Kaha.
Keep safe and self care.
Robbie .