Bridge Pa - Longlands, Hastings

36 days ago

Meet our first finalist for the 2021 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Get to know Darfield gardener Bronwyn Adams-Hooper, who runs a horticulture programme for the 18- to 21-year-olds serving time in the youth unit at Christchurch Men’s Prison. With her help, they've been growing veges that win awards at their local A&P show.

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37 days ago

Meet Caitlin, a mechanical engineering apprentice and racing enthusiast.

Competenz

Caitlin chose a career path that works with her passion for building stock cars.
Find a job you actually like - this is your sign to embrace the fluro!

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37 days ago

Television components for sale

Julie Neighbourly Lead from Havelock North

Selling in behalf.
One of my neighbours has a massive amount of brand new television components for sale. If anyone is interested call Bogdana on +64 22 458 9465 to arrange a viewing and/make an offer.

Negotiable

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39 days ago

Personal number plate. SALE2U

Dave from Frimley

SALE2U. Ideal for realestate agents, or Car sales yard.??? Hard to find this type of plate!! First offer over $1,800= ph. 0274892899.

Negotiable

39 days ago

Santa

Les from Havelock North

Santa has arrived in Havelock North, complete with his mask.

41 days ago

Slide Projector - buy or borrow

Wendi from Havelock North

Looking for a slide projector so I can view and sort my Family slides out. If you have one I can borrow or consider buying I would be very grateful.

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39 days ago

Craft with Resene, from the Australian Women's Weekly

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hastings

Get organised this year with these handy storage ideas for the office or kids’ corner. Create a colourful geometric inspired space with Resene paints.

Find out how to create your own.

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40 days ago

New Zealand’s Most Trusted Cryptocurrency Exchange

Swyftx

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45 days ago

New use for takeaway cups

Julie Neighbourly Lead from Havelock North

I hate takeaway cups, but if we must end up with them, why not put them too good use. Mini greenhouses. They work a treat. My avocado stones are sprouting nicely.

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40 days ago

Time Change. And maybe your will should too.

Public Trust

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. Updating your will is your opportunity to make sure the people and things you love are looked after when you pass away. It’s easy to update your will with Public Trust and we’ll help you answer important questions like…. … View moreYou’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. Updating your will is your opportunity to make sure the people and things you love are looked after when you pass away. It’s easy to update your will with Public Trust and we’ll help you answer important questions like…. Read our latest blog about it at the link below.

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40 days ago

South Island Bowls Tour group are away!

Jenny Nilsson from House of Travel Jenny Nilsson

Jenny waved off this happy group on Tuesday from Kia Toa Bowling Club on their South Island Bowling Tour she arranged. We look forward to hearing their stories! ❤

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41 days ago

PRE-SALE now on!

The Team from Mags4Gifts

The team at New Zealand Gardener has been hard at work creating their new Houseplant Special Edition - an essential compendium for anyone who's interested in growing their own houseplants.

You can also get ahead of the game with their 2022 Garden Diary. The pages are flooded with moon … View more
The team at New Zealand Gardener has been hard at work creating their new Houseplant Special Edition - an essential compendium for anyone who's interested in growing their own houseplants.

You can also get ahead of the game with their 2022 Garden Diary. The pages are flooded with moon planting guides, a Māori lunar calendar, harvest recipes, garden DIYs, and garden fertiliser and pest deterrent recipes. A must for beginners and expert gardeners alike.

Enter the code 'SPECIAL' at checkout and save 25% off RRP
ORDER NOW

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41 days ago

Does your community need a splash of paint?

Resene

It's back! Nominations are now open for Resene's Colour Your Community 2021! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community … View more
It's back! Nominations are now open for Resene's Colour Your Community 2021! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - whether that is the paint for a new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or refresh of a local playground.

We’ll also be selecting five winning entries plus asking members to vote in the People’s Choice Award!
Nominate your community

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42 days ago

Coffee shops

Mark from Havelock North

Hi. Just wondering if there’s anywhere open for a coffee in village after 5 - not Maccas or a bar!

41 days ago

Life Stories

Rhonda from Hastings Central

Hi there,
As a Funeral Celebrant, I have had the privilege of writing several Life Stories or Eulogies. I have also observed family members writing a eulogy for their loved ones.

Preparing someone's life story and for the people listening - a eulogy is a significant and memorable time … View more
Hi there,
As a Funeral Celebrant, I have had the privilege of writing several Life Stories or Eulogies. I have also observed family members writing a eulogy for their loved ones.

Preparing someone's life story and for the people listening - a eulogy is a significant and memorable time for family members or close friends.
But they take hours, often days, to write.
The eulogies and life stories that are the easiest to prepare have been where the loved one has taken time to write some of their life stories.

Almost everyone had a life and a story before they met the person who has the privilege of writing their eulogy.
E.g. Parents had a lot of living before their kids came along.
Often events and occasions are not known because they were not talked about or they were forgotten.
After his wife had died and the adult children were all gathered around, a lovely 90-year-old gentleman told me things the children had never heard before, including how he had built a canoe so the young couple could go down the river rapids. Because they could not swim, they took a jerrycan to use as a buoyancy aid! He also told me that he had helped rescue people in the Tangiwai Disaster! None of the children had ever heard these stories – let alone that their mother used to ride a motorbike!

If the Dad had not been there at 90 to tell those stories, they would have been lost and forgotten. Thankfully he was, and he was a great storyteller!

When a diary or journal of some sort has been written, the family describe that to be like GOLD. They treasure it and will often make copies, so others can also enjoy it.

With this in mind, I would like to encourage you to begin recording your stories. You can draw or use mind maps or brainstorms. Using simple sentences and paragraphs work well.
I have an easy to follow formulae for people to use if they would like to begin recording their stories.
Writing or making voice recordings of some of your story is highly recommended.
I am here to chat with you further if that would be helpful. My email is RhondaDiprose@gmail.com or phone is 0278299984.
Bye for now
Rhonda Diprose
Funeral Celebrant Hawke's Bay
©RhondaDiprose2019

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