45 days ago

Did you know it's time to get eggplants started?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say August is the ideal time to sow eggplants. Plus keep your guard up against cold weather, choose flowers to grow from seed, get a move on with chillies and capsicums, start sowing basil and trick coriander seedlings.

Follow our guide to spring soil preparation and nominate a gardening hero for Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year. Plus go in the draw for $35 vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and sensational new peace lilies from Gellert’s.

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4 hours ago

Election 2020: Hauraki-Waikato candidates for local MP

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Hauraki-Waikato's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.

Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.

Why does my MP matter?

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.  

To read more, click here.

4 hours ago

What's On: Open Day

Marilyn from Chartwell

Open 1-3 pm owned by the Waikato Historical Society a Victorian house built 1893 formerly medical superintendents house. See how life was pre 1939. Good off street parking, $2 donation
Open Day
  • Hockin House
9 hours ago

Book a Te Kowhai Alpaca Farm Visit this School Holidays (Sept 2020)

Ann from Te Kowhai

If you would like to visit an Alpaca Farm (60+ suri alpacas), I can do a customised tour to suit your needs. $50.00 for a group size of 1-4 people. Under 5 year olds not included in group size. Approx 1 hour. Just for the September/October Holidays. Te Kowhai Alpacas, 29 Hartstone Road, Te Kowhai --BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: Contact Ann Weir on 0274219625 to make a booking.