We want to say a huge thank you to the incredible OneSight team who have recently spent time at five Salvation Army centres around the country providing free eye tests and glasses to Kiwis who are unable to afford them.
624 people were seen over five days with nearly 70% needing glasses. Amazingly, 150 people attending the clinics were are able to leave with their new glasses which were manufactured on site!
OneSight Programme Manager for Australia/New Zealand Jenny Harnett says it was an honour to partner with The Salvation Army to deliver these clinics to communities in need. “We believe that glasses unlock potential, providing opportunities for students to learn, for people to work and earn a living, to drive, to read, and to support their families."
Thanks again OneSight!
There's an enduring belief that Wellington is our second-largest city. We must dispel that myth, reporter Charlie Mitchell says.
Do you think Christchurch should officially be named as New Zealand's second city or should Wellington retain its title?
Are you a gold sticker recycler?
You'll soon find out as council officials start checking yellow recycling bins over coming weeks.
From Monday a four-strong team will be carrying out spot checks on 7500 bins across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula to ensure residents have not put the wrong items out for recycling.
If you get it right? You get a gold sticker slapped on your bin.
But if you've mixed your shopping receipts, bottle lids or plastic bags in with your beer bottles and plastic trays you can expect a note in your letter box with tips on how to recycle correctly.
In this week's issue of Get Growing we put the "fun" in "fungi" and grow edible mushrooms. We also have top tips on guarding your gooseberries from birds, drying seed pods, growing kid-friendly red-seeded broad beans, leaving out water for birds and protecting native bees.
Discover the true identity of that unnamed plant in your garden and enter to win the latest issue of NZ Gardener and Naturally Neem and Sea-Hume Granules.
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