32 days ago

Things that surprise Kiwis returning to NZ

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.

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9 hours 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.

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:

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16 hours ago

Use toy figures to make candy jars and bookends

The Team from Resene ColorShop Kerikeri

Use plastic animal figurines to make fun and easy projects for your home painted with Resene testpots. Colourful bookends and fun jar lids.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own

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21 hours ago

CityLink Bee Card is free until 31 August

Northland Regional Council

Bee Card is your new prepay card for CityLink Whangārei buses that will make travel by bus easier and smarter. Order your FREE card before 31 August.

While cash is still accepted on board, Bee Card has been locally customised in a bid to offer passengers a faster, more convenient service.

The cards can be ordered, activated and topped up online at BeeCard.co.nz.Or, you can pick one up from regional council’s Water Street office. Bee Cards are also available from the Rose St bus terminal (staff are available to top up Bee Cards Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 5.30pm). Bee Cards will cost $5 from 1 September 2020.
Find out more

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