Gisborne District, Gisborne

9 days ago

A handy hack for your vege garden

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whakatane

River-stone markers are the perfect way to identify your freshly planted seeds and seedlings, while adding a decorative touch to your vegetable garden.

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

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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9 days ago

What do you think caused the fire on Te Mata Peak?

Georgia May Gilbertson Reporter from Hawke's Bay News

Fire crews are now investigating the cause of a large grass fire on Te Mata Peak which sparked on Thursday night.

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9 days ago

Want to hear some great gardening advice?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Our ed Jo McCarroll and our ezine Get Growing editor Rachel Clare recently recorded the very first NZ Gardener podcast. Jo and Rachel talked about what's going on in their own backyards and suggested some edible crops you can sow and grow yourself. Jo gave a masterclass in planting tomatoes, … View moreOur ed Jo McCarroll and our ezine Get Growing editor Rachel Clare recently recorded the very first NZ Gardener podcast. Jo and Rachel talked about what's going on in their own backyards and suggested some edible crops you can sow and grow yourself. Jo gave a masterclass in planting tomatoes, the pair discussed peeing on lemon trees and keeping cats out of your vege beds, and Rachel talked to a Central Otago gardener who has to deal with extreme temperatures, extreme drought... and temperamental donkeys. You can also follow the conversation on Spotify and Stitcher. Let your friends know too!

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10 days ago

Family violence is more than just a bad relationship...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Sometimes the emotional scars can be worse than the physical ones. Neither is okay. Learn to see the signs and seek help if you're in a toxic relationship.

#NSNZendviolence

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10 days ago

The Ink Beneath the Blue...

New Zealand Police

Our latest recruitment campaign explores the personal stories and cultural backgrounds of some of our officers, reflected in the tattoos they have.

It is these personal backgrounds, combined with the training provided by Police, which enables our staff to more empathetically and effectively … View more
Our latest recruitment campaign explores the personal stories and cultural backgrounds of some of our officers, reflected in the tattoos they have.

It is these personal backgrounds, combined with the training provided by Police, which enables our staff to more empathetically and effectively police in New Zealand's diverse communities.

Bring your unique story and join the NZ Police whānau today.
Find out more

11 days ago

Poll: Are you experiencing long waiting times when booking with a private GP?

Georgia May Gilbertson Reporter from Hawke's Bay News

With a population increase across Hawke's Bay, some private medical practices are not longer taking on new patients. Other residents who book appointments say they're experiencing long waiting times to see their GP, some waiting weeks at a time.

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Are you experiencing long waiting times when booking with a private GP?
  • 55.6% Yes
    55.6% Complete
  • 27.8% No
    27.8% Complete
  • 16.7% Sometimes
    16.7% Complete
126 votes
12 days ago

Sign up this month and WIN!

energyclubnz

This month we are giving Neighbourly members the chance to win one of two Panasonic 2019 55” GX740 4K LED Smart TVs.

Simply, switch your electricity to energyclubnz before the 30th November and use the promocode: ecnz-winatv to be into WIN!

T's & C's apply.
Switch now

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13 days ago

Fire crews bring Hawke's Bay forest fire under control

Georgia May Gilbertson Reporter from Hawke's Bay News

Two helicopters and five ground crews worked hard on Tuesday morning to control a fire which ignited in a steep forestry block near Porangahau

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13 days ago

Who's setting off fireworks tonight?! 😄💥

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Fireworks are a ton of fun but carry real risks that need to be taken seriously. If you plan on lighting some here's some tips to keep everyone in your community safe and happy.

❌ 1. Never light fireworks in dry or windy conditions.

🔥 2. Only use fireworks in wide open areas, away from … View more
Fireworks are a ton of fun but carry real risks that need to be taken seriously. If you plan on lighting some here's some tips to keep everyone in your community safe and happy.

❌ 1. Never light fireworks in dry or windy conditions.

🔥 2. Only use fireworks in wide open areas, away from flammable items such as trees, grasses, gas tanks, and wood.

💦 3. Keep a bucket of water or hose nearby.

👧 4. Children should never light fireworks themselves and need to be supervised closely at all times.

🧰 5. Keep all unlit fireworks in a secure bag or container away from any source of fire until they are ready to be used.

📞 6. Be considerate and let neighbours know if you're planning to set off fireworks. Aim to finish at a reasonable time.

🐱 7. Keep pets comfortable and secure inside. The loud booms and flashing lights can easily scare them off.

🐮 8. Avoid lighting off fireworks around farm animals and be aware of any newborns or elderly neighbours who may also be affected. If possible, change locations to somewhere that minimises any disturbances.

🌿 9. Be a tidy Kiwi and let's work together to keep New Zealand beautiful! Clean up any any rubbish and leave your spot better than you found it.

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13 days ago

Has the time come to ban fireworks?

Marty Sharpe Reporter from Hawke's Bay News

Auckland vet nurse Alice Hayward wants a ban on the sales of fireworks to the public and tighter controls for commercial displays.

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13 days ago

Poll: When do you start Christmas shopping?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Christmas coming up next month, it could be time to start thinking about gift shopping!

Are you one of those lucky people who can whip together some cool gift ideas a few days before, or are you prepared months in advance? When do you start your Christmas shopping? Vote in the poll below.

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When do you start Christmas shopping?
  • 37.1% I start a few months before
    37.1% Complete
  • 23.1% I leave it until the last minute
    23.1% Complete
  • 37.1% Gifts aren't a priority for me
    37.1% Complete
  • 2.6% I do gift shopping on boxing day
    2.6% Complete
1322 votes
14 days ago

We have our winner of the NZ House & Garden House Tours double pass!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

Congratulations to our winner! They'll be heading to the Bay of Islands in February 2020 to attend the House Tour and hopefully partake in some of these awesome activities 🌸 Thank you to all who entered - all of your local hotspots sound amazing and we can't wait to experience some … View moreCongratulations to our winner! They'll be heading to the Bay of Islands in February 2020 to attend the House Tour and hopefully partake in some of these awesome activities 🌸 Thank you to all who entered - all of your local hotspots sound amazing and we can't wait to experience some next year! If you're yet to secure your tickets for the House Tours, you can do so here: www.nzhouseandgardentours.co.nz...

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14 days ago

Women's cricket

Marty Sharpe Reporter from Hawke's Bay News

A group of women - some of whom had an aversion to the game - have formed a social cricket team and are encouraging others to give it a whirl.

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