77 days ago

Admiral Hill - what a climb today on the NZ Cycle Classic!

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Today's racing is Masterton - Te Wharau - Admiral Hill - what is known as the 'Queen Stage' The hardest stage! 175 km of hill climbing today - get to Admiral Hill to see the riders slug it out. Prizes to be won - get involved see here.

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4 days 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 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.

11 days ago

Izzy the cat is still missing

Chris from Carterton District

My friend hasn't given up on finding her beloved Izzy who went missing on Belvedere Road. She may be trying to get home to Greytown.
Dark grey and white fluff ball. Usually very affectionate and curious. May be hiding under a house or in a shed, or someone has adopted her not knowing she is a much loved and adored fur-baby.
$500 reward when found.
Any sightings 021 536 501

20 hours ago


Lizzy from Greytown

Does anyone know what these are?? We have had them crawling a foot up the front door and concrete area outside for the last few days. This pic is magnified and are the size of a pin head. We have sprayed with fly spray and No Bugs spray which kills them but within half an hr are back crawling.