43 days ago

Help Kiwi schools get their own electric garden!

Spark Foundation

14 Carrots. 2 Pumpkins. 3 Basil plants. 8 Romain Lettuces. 1 class of problems solvers. The Electric Garden is a revolutionary learning tool mixing the art of growing food with computer programming and digital technologies.

Find out more about teaching digital technology through gardening or donate to help all kiwi schools access this programme here.
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2 days ago

Christchurch is New Zealand's second city, deal with it

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

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?

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1 day ago

Council staff to rifle through recycling in bid to improve waste collection

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

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.

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1 day ago

Want free gardening tips, advice and prizes?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

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.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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