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.
Kia ora Northland, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.
Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.
Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇
NorthTec is launching a new city centre learning hub in the former Mallets shop. It will be a digital learning hub for students and a spot for potential students to make inquiries. The hub will open early June. What do you think of this move to the CBD? Do you have any other ideas for some of the empty shops in the area?
Know someone who's suffered from book withdrawal? Whangārei Central Library is now open for browsing the shelves and borrowing items 😀
There are entry conditions in place:
▪ Contact tracing registration
▪ 1 metre physical distancing
▪ Follow personal hygiene measures.
▪ Limiting your stay so everyone can have a turn.
▪ Please do not come to library if you are unwell.
The following services are closed:
Computers, print and photocopy, meeting rooms, genealogy services, events and the No.7 Espresso Cafe.