South Wairarapa District, Featherston

14 hours ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

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 … View more
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.

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5 hours ago

Doing DIY while you're staying at home?

Resene

Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene… View more
Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene colour expert, using the Resene Ask a Colour Expert service. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/colourexpert to ask your query.
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1 day ago

Tell us the story behind your bear

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

We're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! (Please mark … View moreWe're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! (Please mark any posts you don't want to see published NFP).

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1 day ago

Chimney sweep

Mike from Carterton District

Are chimney sweeps an essential service? I need a second storey chimney swept. The birds have blocked the flue.

4 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open … View more
With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

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1 day ago

Im William From Harrods-2009

Pete from Carterton District

I was a gift to Chef Pete from his late, great friend,bronze sculptor Ken Kendall & Lady Helen., on their return from UK. Pete had bears already & we all live happily with he & Clare in Carterton. Stay well Neighbourhood bears too!

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18 hours ago

Hey Wairarapa, show us ya bears!

Piers Fuller Reporter from News of Wairarapa

We're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! (Please mark … View moreWe're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! (Please mark any posts you don't want to see published NFP)

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17 hours ago

Willis Street reopens as Wellington Water completes installation of new underground wastewater pipeline

The Team from Wellington Water

Willis Street fully reopened yesterday afternoon after the successful connection of the new underground wastewater pipe in Willis Street replacing the temporary overland pipe installed after the original tunnel collapse in December.

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3 days ago

A Funny Tale-True Or False???

Pete from Carterton District

Back in the day, nearly 25 years ago, I lived opposite the Greytown Hotel ,AKA "The Top", Besides having some Legendary Publicans back then, it was a melting pot of Tradies, Rurals & Locals & you didnt lean on the "Millard Stand" bar leaner uninvited! One evening a Duck… View moreBack in the day, nearly 25 years ago, I lived opposite the Greytown Hotel ,AKA "The Top", Besides having some Legendary Publicans back then, it was a melting pot of Tradies, Rurals & Locals & you didnt lean on the "Millard Stand" bar leaner uninvited! One evening a Duck walked in, jumped up onto a stool & in a loud voice said to the Publican, -" Can I have a pint of Tui, a Toasted cheese sandwich & the newspaper please!" Mike, the Publican said- "Whoa - a talking Duck??? "- - "Very perceptive , I d like my pint please!" answered Duck. After the initial shock, & serving the duck- Mike asked what he was doing here! - Duck answered- "Im boarding locally, go home on weekends & Im a PLASTERER working on a huge project at Matahiwi for a film guy!".Duck eventually paid , left but came in the next three nights! On Friday night, no duck, but two likely lads came in wearing "Pearly King " clothes, earings in every orifice , ordered beer & started chatting to locals! Mike asked what they were doing here, turned out thet were from Ringling Bros Circus, at Clareville Showgrounds for the week! - "Have I got the act for you - a TALKING DUCK!" said Mike. After much laughter they left their card for Mike to give to the duck! Monday evening Ducks in for his tea & Mike gives him the card with great excitement!! The duck read it, thought for a minute & said-" A CIRCUS ? Isnt that a travelling show , with Animals, Clowns & Acrobats - all housed in a big CANVAS tent called The Big Top?". Publican replied-"Yes- thats right- exciting Eh!". The Duck thought for a minute & replied -" Not really - what would they want with a PLASTERER!".

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22 hours ago

Show your appreciation for all our essential and frontline workers

Marilyn from Carterton District

Most of our street came out 7pm last night to cheer and clap for all essential and frontline workers. We will be there again tomorrow night.
Thank you so much to each and everyone of you who is playing a part in keeping NZ going in these trying and uncertain times.Including parents who are trying … View more
Most of our street came out 7pm last night to cheer and clap for all essential and frontline workers. We will be there again tomorrow night.
Thank you so much to each and everyone of you who is playing a part in keeping NZ going in these trying and uncertain times.Including parents who are trying to work from home and cope with caring for their children at the same time.
Take care and stay safe!!

7pm tonight come to the end of your driveways and salute these amazing people!!
Remember to keep social distancing

1 day ago

COVID-19 Non-Compliance Report

The Team from Crimestoppers New Zealand

In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to … View more
In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to self-isolation breaches, illegal outdoor gatherings or similar, will be immediately forwarded to the appropriate authorities.

Report here: www.crimestoppers-nz.org...

Crimeline reports do not replace your option to ring police directly on 111 or 105 or your ability to advise the Ministry of Health through the NHCCselfisolation@health.govt.nz email address.

Keep safe.
Crimestoppers New Zealand

0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers...
#covid19 #nz #newzealand #uniteagainstcovid19 #crimestoppers

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1 day ago

Wildfire-wood

Nathan and Lucie from Masterton Mulch

Got your wood in? Winter is just round the corner....as this is an essential business we can deliver to you over the lockdown. SAFETY FIRST! No need to speak face to face or get in to each others bubble!! Text/phone me today to arrange your delivery! Look forward to hearing from you. Cheers. … View moreGot your wood in? Winter is just round the corner....as this is an essential business we can deliver to you over the lockdown. SAFETY FIRST! No need to speak face to face or get in to each others bubble!! Text/phone me today to arrange your delivery! Look forward to hearing from you. Cheers. Nathan. 0212203694.

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4 days ago

wool and knitters

Shona from Gladstone

Hi everyone out there having a clean up during isolation. If you have any wool you no longer want, please think about giving it to CRAFTY VOLUNTEERS to knit up for our local charities. Contact Shona on 027 2404714 to arrange pick up when we can move around again, .or you can drop it into ORNATE … View moreHi everyone out there having a clean up during isolation. If you have any wool you no longer want, please think about giving it to CRAFTY VOLUNTEERS to knit up for our local charities. Contact Shona on 027 2404714 to arrange pick up when we can move around again, .or you can drop it into ORNATE (beside PaperPlus in Mstn)
If you are a knitter maybe you could use your time to knit up something for 0 to 5 year olds or even just some peggy squares. (30sts 60 rows with double knit on size 4mm or old 8 needles.)
Every little bit helps our locals. Thankyou.

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