51 days ago

National Gardening Week: Flower Power

Yates Gardener

The call is out to bring back flowers and create a riot of colour in gardens this October for National Gardening Week!

National Gardening Week: Flower Power - 21-28 October 2019

To get you started flower-bombing register online between 1st and 14th October to receive a free packet of seeds from Yates flower range including flowers for colour & bees.

We’re also on the search for Yates Budding Young Gardener 2019, the lucky winner will become a Yates Kid Ambassador for one year and win a family trip for four, to Hawaii. Entries close 6th October.
T's & C's apply.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Should more lights go up at Hagley Oval?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

To host international day/night games, Christchurch's Hagley Oval will require six lighting towers, but there's strong opposition to the proposal.

What do you think? Should the lights be installed so the city can host more cricket matches? Or should Hagley Park be left alone? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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11 hours ago

Consumer NZ says nine out of 20 sunscreens don't provide protection they claim

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Does the sunscreen you use offer the protection it claims on the label?

Consumer NZ has found nine out of 20 sunscreens they tested do not.

To read more, click here.

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15 hours ago

Boundary changes proposed for Port Hills, Selwyn electorates

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Boundary changes have been proposed for Christchurch's Port Hills electorate, along with a name change to Banks Peninsula.

The electorate will gain 6500 people living in Banks Peninsula, who are now part of Selwyn, and lose 5700 from Bromley and Halswell, under plans released by the Representation Commission on Wednesday.

The changes, which include adjustments to Ilam, Wigram, Christchurch East and Rangitata, were designed to reduce the size of Selwyn, the fastest growing electorate in the country.

The commission is proposing to move 14,100 people from Selwyn into neighbouring electorates because the population is too high – 16.5 per cent above guidelines – and is projected to grow even further.

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