48 days ago

Weather and traffic updates - What you need to know


Heavy rain, slips and floodwaters inundated the country over the weekend. It is predicted that more "heavy weather" will hit the same regions this coming weekend.

Make sure you are aware of any information regarding road closures, power outages, and any safety advice issued.

Keep up to date through the live blog here.

More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Help build a stronger, safer Aotearoa

Fire & Emergency NZ

Do you have strong links into your community? Can you represent a wide range of people? We want to hear from you.

We’re looking for people for our new Local Advisory Committees, who can offer insight into what matters to your community.

Nominate yourself or someone you know today.
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2 days ago

Want free gardening tips and a chance to win great prizes?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Subscribe to our ezine! In this week's issue of Get Growing we have top tips on growing a dreamy wildflower meadow, harvesting garlic, labelling and stashing seeds, winter crops to plant now, fighting fungi and how to sweeten up bitter lettuces.

Discover five herbs that like it shady, build a stylish bin storage and planter combination and enter to win Eco-flo gypsum from Organic Crop Protectants and a copy of NZ Gardener's 2020 Garden Diary.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

2 days ago

Make your own outdoor ottoman

The Team from Resene ColorShop Timaru

Need somewhere to put your feet up when relaxing outside out can’t find anything to suit your place?

Why not create your own ottoman like this one made out of an old car tyre and paint it in a Resene colour to match your colour scheme.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Follow these easy step by step instructions to create your own.