Tamahere, Hamilton

4 hours ago

Calling all creative minds today

Stuff

Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and … View more
Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
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12 hours ago

Geranium Sanguineum

Pat from Riverlea

A wonderful groundcover with dark green, very dissected small leaves. Large bright pink flowers are produced from late spring until almost into winter. Sun to semi-shade. Semi-evergreen, winter dormant in colder areas.

Pick up in Riverlea , near New World - Hillcrest.

Contactless payment and … View more
A wonderful groundcover with dark green, very dissected small leaves. Large bright pink flowers are produced from late spring until almost into winter. Sun to semi-shade. Semi-evergreen, winter dormant in colder areas.

Pick up in Riverlea , near New World - Hillcrest.

Contactless payment and pick up.

Price: $8

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12 hours ago

Sea Holly

Pat from Riverlea

A gorgeous, very hardy perennial that deserves a spot in every garden. Forms a stunning clump of green heart-shaped leaves topped with tall steely blue stems (stunning in their own right!) of blue flowers. The flowers start off green and then slowly change to blue giving a lovely two-tone effect.… View moreA gorgeous, very hardy perennial that deserves a spot in every garden. Forms a stunning clump of green heart-shaped leaves topped with tall steely blue stems (stunning in their own right!) of blue flowers. The flowers start off green and then slowly change to blue giving a lovely two-tone effect. Perfect as a cut or dried flower. Attract bee and butterfly.

Cut stems down after flowering. Most soils, sun, good drainage. Semi-evergreen.

Contactless payment and pick up.

Price: $9

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12 hours ago

Hosta

Pat from Riverlea

A perennial with elegant, heart-shaped foliage that changes colors over time.

Beautiful, funnel-shaped, lavender flowers, placed on the 18 to 24 inches (46 – 61 cm) long stems, will bloom in the late summer. The foliage will spread wide and stays upright until early winter.

Price: $10

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12 hours ago

Sedum Autumn Joy

Pat from Riverlea

Autumn Joy is a popular upright variety of stonecrop.Sedums are a fantastic plant that are extremely tolerant of sandy or gravelly soil and dry conditions.

The leaves are fleshy and succulent like and the first flowers appear in autumn with flat heads of flowers that gradually open to produce … View more
Autumn Joy is a popular upright variety of stonecrop.Sedums are a fantastic plant that are extremely tolerant of sandy or gravelly soil and dry conditions.

The leaves are fleshy and succulent like and the first flowers appear in autumn with flat heads of flowers that gradually open to produce pinkish flowers that gradually turn to bronze then rust red. Bees and Bumblebees love the flowers of this plant. Can also be used as cut flowers.

The flower can be left on the plant to provide winter interest and birds will feed on the dried flower heads.

Contactless payment and pick up.

Price: $8

17 hours ago

Anti-Covid border between Raglan and Hamilton 'should be investigated' - mayor

Jack from Melville

"Hamilton mayor Paula Southgate says she wants to investigate the feasibility of setting up border controls between the city and Raglan, an ongoing Covid hotspot."
Good one. Why should we lose freedoms due to science deniers refusing vaccines and offering YouTubes as "research"?… View more
"Hamilton mayor Paula Southgate says she wants to investigate the feasibility of setting up border controls between the city and Raglan, an ongoing Covid hotspot."
Good one. Why should we lose freedoms due to science deniers refusing vaccines and offering YouTubes as "research"?
www.stuff.co.nz...

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12 hours ago

Heuchera Dark Secret

Pat from Riverlea

The foliage has heavily ruffled edges with a deep purple-bronze colour and a slight silvery sheen.An easy to grow perennial with a mound forming habit and produces creamy-white flowers emerging in mid-summer. Plant in full to part shade where soils are rich in organic material, moist and … View moreThe foliage has heavily ruffled edges with a deep purple-bronze colour and a slight silvery sheen.An easy to grow perennial with a mound forming habit and produces creamy-white flowers emerging in mid-summer. Plant in full to part shade where soils are rich in organic material, moist and free-draining. Grows to approximately 25cm x 40cm.

Plant is in 1 ltr pot.
Contactless payment and pick up.
Post is available with postage cost.

Price: $10

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12 hours ago

Rose Campion

Pat from Riverlea

Unforgettable in full bloom, Rose Campion is known for its abundant hot-pink flowers. This plant quickly establishes an attractive clump of grey foliage, in spring it bursts forth with tall stems with glowing magenta flowers that float above the foliage. It has a long season of interest flowering … View moreUnforgettable in full bloom, Rose Campion is known for its abundant hot-pink flowers. This plant quickly establishes an attractive clump of grey foliage, in spring it bursts forth with tall stems with glowing magenta flowers that float above the foliage. It has a long season of interest flowering from spring through until late summer. It is easy to grow and trouble free, in short, it is the perfect plant!

It is grown as much for its foliage as its flowers and the foliage provides interest in the winter garden whilst not flowering. It is an excellent choice for dry gardens as does like to have good drainage and it is of course right at home in the cottage garden as it will self sow and pop up around your garden as it self-sows. The fact that it likes a dry spot means it is an excellent choice of plant in our climate as things become a lot drier.

Plant is in 1.9 litre pot.

Plant grows from division, so flowers are already formed as you may see from a photo.

Pick up in Riverlea , near New World - Hillcrest.

Contactless payment and pick up.

Post is also available.

Price: $8

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12 hours ago

Sedum - Autumn Joy

Pat from Riverlea

Autumn Joy is a popular upright variety of stonecrop.Sedums are a fantastic plant that are extremely tolerant of sandy or gravelly soil and dry conditions.

The leaves are fleshy and succulent like and the first flowers appear in autumn with flat heads of flowers that gradually open to produce … View more
Autumn Joy is a popular upright variety of stonecrop.Sedums are a fantastic plant that are extremely tolerant of sandy or gravelly soil and dry conditions.

The leaves are fleshy and succulent like and the first flowers appear in autumn with flat heads of flowers that gradually open to produce pinkish flowers that gradually turn to bronze then rust red. Bees and Bumblebees love the flowers of this plant. Can also be used as cut flowers.

The flower can be left on the plant to provide winter interest and birds will feed on the dried flower heads.

Contactless payment and pick up.

Pick up in Riverlea, near New World - Hilcrest.

Post is also available

Price: $10

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12 hours ago

Heuchera - Dark Secret

Pat from Riverlea

The foliage has heavily ruffled edges with a deep purple-bronze colour and a slight silvery sheen.An easy to grow perennial with a mound forming habit and produces creamy-white flowers emerging in mid-summer. Plant in full to part shade where soils are rich in organic material, moist and … View moreThe foliage has heavily ruffled edges with a deep purple-bronze colour and a slight silvery sheen.An easy to grow perennial with a mound forming habit and produces creamy-white flowers emerging in mid-summer. Plant in full to part shade where soils are rich in organic material, moist and free-draining. Grows to approximately 25cm x 40cm. Tolerates frost and snow.

The plant is in 0.9 litre pot.

Pick up in Riverlea , near New World - Hillcrest.

Contactless payment and pick up.

Shipping is also available.

Price: $10

1 day ago

NZ Post Couriers

Alan from Glenview

NZ Post Couriers would have to be the worst courier company for service in NZ. On Saturday we had a parcel which had been sent per NZ Post Couriers delivered to our letter box, not by NZ Post but by a person who had found it on the road a kilometre away! With it a note: Courier dropped on road, … View moreNZ Post Couriers would have to be the worst courier company for service in NZ. On Saturday we had a parcel which had been sent per NZ Post Couriers delivered to our letter box, not by NZ Post but by a person who had found it on the road a kilometre away! With it a note: Courier dropped on road, Homestead Place. I have tried to contact NZ Post Couriers per phone to no avail. I rang the 0800 number and was directed to a series of numbers, but nothing for complaints. I then tried their website and found a section for feedback. They said that they would not answer feedback but I decided to write something anyway but the comment box only allowed me to enter one line. Obviously they don't want complaints. I will in future not deal with NZ companies who intend to send my goods per NZ Post Couriers. Meanwhile, many thanks to the kind and honest person in Homestead Place who took the trouble to deliver the parcel.

18 hours ago

Here's a cool idea for communicating with your neighbours without technology or breaching alert level rules...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while … View more
Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while also looking out for others in your community.

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21 hours ago

Virtual Children's Programmes

Dee from Cambridge

Our virtual children's programmes return in full this week, with activities to suit all age groups. You don't need to be a member to join in. Links available here, via website events or facebook events.

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1 day ago

Calling all creative minds today

Stuff

Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and … View more
Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
Find out more

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1 day ago

We Love swimming

Hilton Brown Swimming

And we can’t wait till we get back to doing what we do best – teaching swimming! We will reopen when the Government announces that it is safe to do so.

We help babies, children and adults feel confident in and around the water and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment … View more
And we can’t wait till we get back to doing what we do best – teaching swimming! We will reopen when the Government announces that it is safe to do so.

We help babies, children and adults feel confident in and around the water and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all.

Touch base with us today to book in for your Free trial lesson. We have locations in both Albany and Hobsonville. The Free Trial lesson is open to all new customers.
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