Bridge Pa - Longlands, Hastings

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81 days ago

Missing cat

Eva from Bridge Pa - Longlands

Our Frida is missing for 10 long weeks now (since the 17th february). We live on Davis road.
She is 1year old, she is microchipped and dessexed.
She is tabby (mainly grey) and white with green eyes. She is recognisable with her white socks and her white mark on her nose.
She is very friendly but … View more
Our Frida is missing for 10 long weeks now (since the 17th february). We live on Davis road.
She is 1year old, she is microchipped and dessexed.
She is tabby (mainly grey) and white with green eyes. She is recognisable with her white socks and her white mark on her nose.
She is very friendly but can also be shy with people she doesn't know.
She lives with two cats, chooks and sheep and she is very friendly with other animals.
Please let us know if you see her (0273000175). We offer $300 reward for her safe return.
She is very much missed.
Many thanks

53 days ago

Covid-19 forces business closures

Grant from Raureka

IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT I HAVE TO MENTION THE LOSS OF A FEW FURTHER LOCAL BUSINESSES AROUND OUR TOWN.

The bra manufacturer has gone bust,



the specialist in submersibles has gone under,
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IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT I HAVE TO MENTION THE LOSS OF A FEW FURTHER LOCAL BUSINESSES AROUND OUR TOWN.

The bra manufacturer has gone bust,



the specialist in submersibles has gone under,



the manufacturer of food blenders has gone into liquidation,



a dog kennel has had to call in the retrievers,



the suppliers of paper for origami enthusiasts has folded,



the Heinz factory has been canned as they couldn't ketchup with orders,



the tarmac laying company has reached the end of the road,



the bread company has run out of dough,



the clock manufacturer has had to wind down and gone cuckoo,



the Chinese has been taken away,



the shoe shop has had to put his foot down and given his staff the boot



and finally the laundrette has been taken to the cleaners!

52 days ago

Thanks so much to all NZ Gardener readers!

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

I just wanted to update everyone as to what is happening with the next copy of your favourite magazine. With the current restrictions we aren’t able to print or distribute at the moment, but we are working hard on a fantastic May issue for you and it will be on sale as soon as the restrictions … View moreI just wanted to update everyone as to what is happening with the next copy of your favourite magazine. With the current restrictions we aren’t able to print or distribute at the moment, but we are working hard on a fantastic May issue for you and it will be on sale as soon as the restrictions ease! I am hearing from so many readers right now about how their gardens have never been more important to them than they are now, so I want to ensure you get your NZ Gardener, packed with beautiful pictures, expert advice, inspiration and information as quickly as possible, so you can enjoy your own garden even more. Meanwhile, when you do your next shop, we’d love it if you could pick up a copy of the April issue which is on sale now (you can add a copy to your online shop too). As you’ve probably heard on the news it is a tough time for magazines right now, and we are incredibly grateful for the support of our regular readers and (especially!) our subscribers. If you are in a position to subscribe, or share your own love of plants and gardening by buying a subscription as a gift for someone else, then we’d be incredibly grateful: mags4gifts.co.nz.... Stay safe and enjoy the extra time in your garden everyone! Jo

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52 days ago

Stick to your bubble, not your couch

Amber from Saint Leonards

Eaten too many bunny-shaped chocolates this weekend? Fed up of Netflix asking if your ‘still watching’? Or just looking for a creative way to keep active in your bubble? Well, we have an idea for you!
Join the Red Cross virtual tour of Lake Taupo!

You can run, walk, yoga and even garden your … View more
Eaten too many bunny-shaped chocolates this weekend? Fed up of Netflix asking if your ‘still watching’? Or just looking for a creative way to keep active in your bubble? Well, we have an idea for you!
Join the Red Cross virtual tour of Lake Taupo!

You can run, walk, yoga and even garden your way across the length of Lake Taupo (71km) from the comfort of your own bubble.

To join, you just need to make a minimum donation of $25. This donation helps fund the amazing work New Zealand Red Cross does. We are on the frontline of the COVID-19 response, with 190 of our volunteers working in their communities to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Our Meals on Wheels and migration services have been deemed essential services and are continuing to operate throughout alert level four. And our Restoring Family Links service is supporting families who have lost contact with each other because of the pandemic. Our work supporting people in times of crisis or disasters is more relevant now than ever.

So, whether your rack up steps from running up and down your stairs, or simply walking to-and-from the fridge, have a little fun and join our virtual tour! - www.myvirtualmission.com...

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52 days ago

Especially for all the Workers

Marie from Flaxmere

Through the struggle we all suffer from inside our own little bubbles, we need to remember this is the first time where beneficiaries are in a better situation than many who work hard and despite their great efforts they are the ones who are worse off than us because they had to apply for a benefit… View moreThrough the struggle we all suffer from inside our own little bubbles, we need to remember this is the first time where beneficiaries are in a better situation than many who work hard and despite their great efforts they are the ones who are worse off than us because they had to apply for a benefit while the country went into lockdown, i know we all struggle but we need to give a positive prayer to them cos they are the ones who have the most to lose, what is worse is i predict that a recession is going to hit this country once the covid19 is all over cos the economy is at an all time low and is going to take a long time to recover. The last major recession was back in the 80's when the reserve bank refused to print any more money forcing banks to call in all their loans causing many to lose homes and forcing people to work well past their retirement age, that took nearly ten years to recover from and with all the businesses forcing to close their doors for good, it may take us many years to get NZ back to how it was, so to those workers, mechanics, cafes, etc, those who make society tick and are all forced down to where we are, possibly losing homes etc, you are all the bricks to building our economy back up again. so this message is a stay strong, survival prayer to you all

52 days ago

Gandhi the teddy bear

Marty Sharpe Reporter from Hawke's Bay News

Is this teddy bear in Hastings the oldest in the country?

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53 days ago

Check In

Marie from Flaxmere

Check in

How are you all doing today?

How are you managing at this time?

53 days ago

Dinner

Marie from Flaxmere

Mac N Cheese Tonite
What is Everyone Else Having ☺

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54 days ago

Delivering Produce/Meat/Meat/Bread /other Items in and around Havelock North - (maybe) Hastings

Susie Neighbourly Lead from Havelock North

Not sure how far the reach of some of the suppliers goes, so this information may not be particularly helpful more widely.

BREAD
OMG bakery www.omgoodness.co.nz...
Yabon Bakery www.yabon.co.nz...

CHEESE AND MILK
Nieuwenhuis Farmstead Creamery are delivering their goats milk cheeses, … View more
Not sure how far the reach of some of the suppliers goes, so this information may not be particularly helpful more widely.

BREAD
OMG bakery www.omgoodness.co.nz...
Yabon Bakery www.yabon.co.nz...

CHEESE AND MILK
Nieuwenhuis Farmstead Creamery are delivering their goats milk cheeses, order online - www.nieuwenhuisfarmsteadcheese.com...
Origin Earth are delivering milk, yoghurt and halloumi, order online - www.originearth.co.nz... . They deliver in and around Havelock North on Tuesdays between 1-5pm.

DELICATESSEN (and other) ITEMS
Bellatinos in Havelock North bellatinos.myshopify.com...
Kanapu Hemp Foods shop online for your hemp seed oil or flakes - kanapu.co.nz...
La Petite Chocolat lapetitechocolat.co.nz...
Little Pot of Gold (Baby Food) are delivering baby food. Order online - www.facebook.com...
Peggy Daring Muesli & Preserve and Co. are taking orders. Check out their Facebook page for more details - www.facebook.com...
Telegraph Hills products are available online - www.telegraphhill.co.nz...
The Drink Co. Kombucha order via Facebook message or thedrinkcokombucha@gmail.com
Vetro in Napier www.vetro-online.co.nz...

EGGS
River Range Eggs are doing home deliveries - www.facebook.com... and they are currently been sold through Chantal Shop (Napier) and Bellatino's Food Lovers Market (Havelock North).
Hillside Eggs are delivering to their customers email to organise - hillsidefarmeggs@gmail.com
Margaret Liley is taking phone orders for her eggs. Call 0274437153

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES F&V (plus other goodies)
Bay Fresh are offering vegetable orders with either contactless pickup or delivery. Please see their website - bayfresh.co.nz... or message them on www.facebook.com...
Bellatinos bellatinos.myshopify.com...
Blakcat Berries is doing contactless deliveries of FRESH and FROZEN berries. To place an order please use this website link - blakcatberries.bigcartel.com...
Cheops Feijoas - need enough orders to be able to deliver. $4 per kg. Min order – 3kg. - $3 delivery fee around Havelock North. NOTE: your order will only be confirmed if there are enough orders in your local area to make it feasible. So please let your neighbours, friends and family you communicate with, know. They will confirm once we have enough orders in an area. Email: Cheops.Feijoas@gmail.com
Epicurean Supplies are delivering vegetable boxes order online epicureansupplies.godaddysites.com... or phone (06) 878 3528 to organise.
Orcona Chilli n Peppers is online at www.chilli.co.nz...
Reid Produce deliver boxes of Fruit and Vegetables - reidproduceco.nz... - also stocking Te Mata Mushrooms
St Andrews Limes products are available online www.limes.co.nz...
The Beeks Ltd are selling avocados, oranges and apples www.facebook.com... or beeksbox.com...
The Drink Co. Kombucha order via www.facebook.com... message or email thedrinkcokombucha@gmail.com
Twisted Citrus in Gisborne are couriering mixed boxes of avocados, lemons, limes, feijoas, garlic and more – www.twistedcitrus.co.nz...
Wright Sprouts have a full range of their and Rawlife products available wrightsprouts.co.nz...

MEAT (and in some cases other items)
Export quality Angus – contact Paul Beamish on 021 830258 06 877 6760 beama888@gmail.com
First Light Meat – beautiful wagyu beef, plus venison - meatclub.firstlight.farm... - and they deliver
Holly Bacon www.hollybacon.co.nz... - bacon, ham, small goods, some other items - also stocking Te Mata Mushrooms
Gourmeats (Havelock North) - gourmeats.co.nz...
Gourmet Direct have added a fresh box of Hawkes Bay veg to their range as well www.gourmetdirect.co.nz...
Pig and Salt are taking orders for their products and delivering www.facebook.com... .
Waipawa Butchery www.waipawabutchery.co.nz... is delivering

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53 days ago

For the Males

Marie from Flaxmere

Shoutout to all the MEN going through a lot, with no one to turn to, because this world wrongly taught our males to mask their emotions 👍😊

68 days ago

Handy hints - feel free to reply with your own hints

Julie Neighbourly Lead from Havelock North

I’m trying to get a feed set up to post handy hints on. The wonderful Neighbourly team as flat out at the moment and suggested I post here.

So here’s a couple.

Baking powder mix:
2 tbsp baking soda
2 tbsp cornflour
4 tbsp cream of tartar

It’s better (and cheaper) than the bought … View more
I’m trying to get a feed set up to post handy hints on. The wonderful Neighbourly team as flat out at the moment and suggested I post here.

So here’s a couple.

Baking powder mix:
2 tbsp baking soda
2 tbsp cornflour
4 tbsp cream of tartar

It’s better (and cheaper) than the bought stuff. Use it the same as commercial baking powder.

Ciabatta
500g plain flour (about 3 1/2 Cups)
1/2 tsp white sugar
1 1/2 tsp dry yeast (check the back of your fridge for a forgotten jar. It lasts forever there)
1 1/2 tsp salt
450 ml warm water (tap is fine)
Olive oil

Mix your dry ingredients together (preferably in a bowl)

Mix in the water (don’t worry about being gentle)
Rub oil all over, around and under the dough with your hands (think wet play dough)

Cover the bowl with glad wrap or a tea towel and leave to double in size (takes about as long as a movie, so go watch one)

Preheat the oven to 200C

Pour the sticky mess into an oiled and floured tray (a big one), or into an oiled and floured loaf tin (or whatever oven proof dish you like.

Just remember, the wiser it is, the flatter it will be, the less time it will take to cook.

Cook for 30-40 minutes. If you want a softer crust, put a dish of warm water in the oven to steam the dough. I like it crusty.

To check if it’s ready, lift if out of the dish (don’t use your hands, unless they’re made of asbestos), knock on the bottom, and listen for a “hello possums!” (or a hollow sound).

Enjoy. It will go a little dry if kept out, but it toasts like crumpets. Yum yum.

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53 days ago

Welcome the Day

Marie from Flaxmere

Welcome Your Day

I go to bed thinking of what to do the next day,
A constant thought that keeps me at bay.
Rises the sun and reminds me of my duty,
For the day ahead I fail to see the beauty.
Life will be so much more wonderful,
If you are not so distressful.
Have a Good Morning 🌞🌞🌞🌞

56 days ago

Game Time

Marie from Flaxmere

If money was no object, which house
would you pick to completely redo and make your dream home???
I have always been so intrigued by old abandoned houses. Out in a field all sad looking, abandoned and forgotten. I wish I could go bring them all back to life and
make them pretty again. ❤

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