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37 days ago

Did you know it's time to get eggplants started?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say August is the ideal time to sow eggplants. Plus keep your guard up against cold weather, choose flowers to grow from seed, get a move on with chillies and capsicums, start sowing basil and trick coriander seedlings.

Follow our guide to spring soil preparation and … View more
In this week’s issue we say August is the ideal time to sow eggplants. Plus keep your guard up against cold weather, choose flowers to grow from seed, get a move on with chillies and capsicums, start sowing basil and trick coriander seedlings.

Follow our guide to spring soil preparation and nominate a gardening hero for Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year. Plus go in the draw for $35 vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and sensational new peace lilies from Gellert’s.

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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37 days ago

Free Low E double glazing upgrade from Plus to Max for Super Gold card members

RetroFit Double Glazing - Central Otago

If you’re a super gold card holder and are thinking about getting retrofit double glazing check out this great special! All you need to do is request a free quote in August and book a summer install and you can get a free upgrade! Get your free measure and quote here or call us on 0800 658 658. … View moreIf you’re a super gold card holder and are thinking about getting retrofit double glazing check out this great special! All you need to do is request a free quote in August and book a summer install and you can get a free upgrade! Get your free measure and quote here or call us on 0800 658 658. Terms apply click here to view

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37 days ago

Use toy figures to make candy jars and bookends

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Use plastic animal figurines to make fun and easy projects for your home painted with Resene testpots. Colourful bookends and fun jar lids.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own

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38 days ago

Are granny flats a good retirement option?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi everyone, I'm Mikaela, a Stuff Homed reporter. We're doing a story on what granny flats are like as a housing option in retirement. For those of you that are either living in a granny flat, or are the family who built/bought a granny flat to add to your property for an elder family … View moreHi everyone, I'm Mikaela, a Stuff Homed reporter. We're doing a story on what granny flats are like as a housing option in retirement. For those of you that are either living in a granny flat, or are the family who built/bought a granny flat to add to your property for an elder family member, we'd like to hear about why a granny flat was right for you. What was the process of getting one and learning to live together like? If you're happy to share your story and be featured in the article, please email mikaela.wilkes@stuff.co.nz or let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.

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38 days ago

Memorials – headstones and plaques

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

It doesn’t matter who conducted the funeral or how long ago it was: Avenal Park Funeral Home is here to help.

Memorial headstones can be as individual and personalised as the lives they commemorate. Each headstone or plaque is engraved and decorated to reflect the personality of your loved … View more
It doesn’t matter who conducted the funeral or how long ago it was: Avenal Park Funeral Home is here to help.

Memorial headstones can be as individual and personalised as the lives they commemorate. Each headstone or plaque is engraved and decorated to reflect the personality of your loved one.

At every stage, from your initial ideas, to the final design, through to checking of the layout prior to the blasting of the stone, you are involved in the process. Quotes can be given prior to work commencing. We are members of the New Zealand Master Monumental Masons Association, so you can be assured we offer a high standard of service and products. We also clean, repair and restore existing headstones and plaques throughout Southland.

You can contact Avenal Park Funeral Home on 0800 033 925, email us office@avenalpark.co.nz or visit our showroom at 75 Fox Street, Invercargill to discuss options.
Find out more

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38 days ago

Work From Home Productivity Tips

Alister from Dream Big New Zealand

Some good points made in this article good.net.nz... on working from home efficiently. I must admit I have only recently set up a comfortable work station where I sit in a proper chair with my laptop at a desk (it's actually a hall table that no longer graces the entryway - function won over … View moreSome good points made in this article good.net.nz... on working from home efficiently. I must admit I have only recently set up a comfortable work station where I sit in a proper chair with my laptop at a desk (it's actually a hall table that no longer graces the entryway - function won over form). The "desk" isn't large enough for a plant but the large window overlooks my beloved garden.

Prior to this I was sitting on the floor with my laptop at the coffee table. Serendipity saw it make a great wee spot for zoom meetings with fantastic lighting and a visually pleasing background however it was horrible for other work tasks. I was forever having to change positions as limbs and butt cheeks went numb followed by pins and needles as the circulation returned only for other bits to go numb until I moved again. I made it work for a few months.

I'm not sure work attire is necessary for me. I love the comfort of sportswear, I start the day with a beach walk and my best productive work time is after the evening meal. I love to sit at my laptop and get a bunch of stuff done during this "down" time.

39 days ago

What moving to level 2 means for the rest of NZ

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there were four new Covid-19 cases in the community.

Auckland moved into level 3 at midday on Wednesday, and the rest of the country into level 2.

Kiwis outside of Auckland can still continue to go to work and school, with… View more
Hi neighbours,

On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there were four new Covid-19 cases in the community.

Auckland moved into level 3 at midday on Wednesday, and the rest of the country into level 2.

Kiwis outside of Auckland can still continue to go to work and school, with physical distancing, and are advised to wear masks in public.

Businesses can open to the public if they are following public health guidance, which includes physical distancing and record keeping.

In terms of gatherings, New Zealanders must not travel to events with more than 100 people. This includes weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.

The Government advises all Kiwis to practise good hygiene and stay home if sick.

For more information on what the different alert levels mean for you, click here.

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39 days ago

Sale in Dunedin Central: home goes for $601,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A three-bedroom property at 54 Cargill Street in Dunedin Central has sold for $601,000.

At 140sqm the home is smaller than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 190sqm.

The sale was finalised on July 13, 2020. Its capital valuation is $560,000, compared with the median CV in the … View more
A three-bedroom property at 54 Cargill Street in Dunedin Central has sold for $601,000.

At 140sqm the home is smaller than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 190sqm.

The sale was finalised on July 13, 2020. Its capital valuation is $560,000, compared with the median CV in the suburb of $500,000.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

39 days ago

COVID-19 Update

Yvette Williams Retirement Village

We will be closing our New Zealand care centres to all visitors from 10am on Wednesday August 12 following the re-emergence of COVID-19 in the community in Auckland, and Level 2 Alert level in the remainder of New Zealand.

39 days ago

Important government updates

Neighbourly.co.nz

All regions in New Zealand, except for the Auckland region, will move to Alert Level 2 at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August 2020

Key information:
• Keep your distance from other people in public.
• Wash your hands.
• Sneeze and cough into your elbow.
• Keep a track of where you’ve … View more
All regions in New Zealand, except for the Auckland region, will move to Alert Level 2 at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August 2020

Key information:
• Keep your distance from other people in public.
• Wash your hands.
• Sneeze and cough into your elbow.
• Keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen
wear a mask if you can.
• If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
• If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.
• If you have been told to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
• All aged care facilities will close their doors to everyone but staff from noon today.
• For real time news updates visit Stuff

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41 days ago

Cambridge: The Kiwi town that could become the next big thing

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Cambridge is so much more than just a town you drive through. Click the link below for a few reasons to consider sticking around a bit. #backyourbackyard

40 days ago

NumberWorks'nWords Arcade

NumberWorks'nWords Dunedin

Check out NumberWorks’nWords for a gallery of fun games for practicing and consolidating Maths and English skills. The games help to reinforce the concepts taught in our tutoring sessions and make learning fun!

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40 days ago

There’s lots of ways to support people with cancer this Daffodil Day

Cancer Society

As the Cancer Society’s 30th Daffodil Day approaches you can choose to give in many more ways than ever before.

This year especially, we wanted to make it easier to donate to our street appeal for those that won’t be out and about or aren’t carrying cash. Every dollar makes a differenceView more
As the Cancer Society’s 30th Daffodil Day approaches you can choose to give in many more ways than ever before.

This year especially, we wanted to make it easier to donate to our street appeal for those that won’t be out and about or aren’t carrying cash. Every dollar makes a difference in helping provide free support for people with cancer and their whānau.”

The newest way to donate is with the Cancer Society’s digital experience called ‘My Daffodil’. This can be found at www.daffodilday.org.nz. You can also donate via a QR code that will be displayed on daffodils during the street appeal on Friday 28 August.

Thank you for your support, we appreciate it!
Donate now

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41 days ago

New arrival today 😎

The Team from Red Cross Shop Dunedin

Double sofa bed in a perfect condition just arrived in the store. Compact, modern and comfortable, It will suit perfectly in your living room for $899.00 (SOLD)

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41 days ago

Experience the difference

Yvette Williams Retirement Village

Our guide gives you a glimpse into the lifestyle that a Ryman village offers. As well as guiding you through the retirement living and care options available.

Receive your free Experience the Difference guide.

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