48 days ago

What type of wasp?

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Hi everyone, today we are linking to two stories, one which explains the paper wasp which we find in abundance in urban areas, and the other which talks about the common and German wasp which dominates our forests and recreational areas. We'll also talk about how to deal with these nasty predators. If you destroy a nest, take a pic and upload your image with the hastag #waspwipeout! But be careful! For paper wasps click here: bit.ly... For common and German wasps click here: bit.ly...

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1 hour ago

Are you a fan of fast fashion?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Many of us grew up flocking to Glassons, Hallenstein's, Cotton On and Just Jeans for our hardy perennials - jeans, t-shirts, summer dresses - and some of us still do.

But we're increasingly becoming aware that buying a $20 t-shirt that won't last the distance isn't that great for the environment.

While some of us are pledging to only buy second hand or to invest in statement pieces - more expensive items that will last a long time- not all of us have that luxury.

We're wanting to speak to someone who isn't giving up their fast fashion any time soon, whether it's for economic or style reasons, personal choice or indifference to the environment. Maybe you're a student who likes the choice chain store fashion brings, or perhaps you're a parent whose children are growing too fast to risk splashing out on expensive clothing.

If this sounds like you, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

13 hours ago

Commit to Better Sleep this New Year!

Beds 4u

With a new year comes the opportunity for a fresh start. The new year is a great time to commit to a healthier lifestyle, and investing in a quality mattress is something you owe yourself and your back.

If you wish to enjoy a more easy night of good sleep, then make it a point to invest in a high-quality mattress. At Beds4u, we are offering up to 60% off on quality NZ Made Beds & Mattresses. Take advantage of our New Year 1/2 Price Bed Selloff and get your sleep sorted at Beds4u.

Check out our limited-time specials online or visit your local Beds4u Store.

We have the bed for you at BEDS 4 U...
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1 day ago

Are lunch breaks becoming a luxury?

Paul Mitchell Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Hey Neighbours,
As workplaces seems to get busier and harder to leave behind thanks to smartphones and email, more people are giving up or missing out on a lunch break. Common lunch breaks are all but history, and 4/10 Kiwi workers always or often skip it altogether.
Do you manage to find time for lunch? If so, what are your favourite lunch spots?

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