53 days ago

Is there enough shade at children's playgrounds in Auckland?

Brad Flahive Reporter from Rodney Times

Hi neighbours, NZ has the highest rate of melanoma in the world and less than 10% of Auckland's playgrounds have a shade sail to protect kids and parents. Should there be better protection at our playgrounds?
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1 hour ago

Classics at the Cove

Debbie from Langs Beach - Waipu

Sadly we cannot hold our annual event this Easter Sunday. However our performers are all keen to sing and play for you in the Spring. keep an eye out on eventfinda or pop into Waipu Hammer Hardware When the lockdown has lifted for the Spring date. All purchased tickets will be valid for the new date. x Stay Well Kia Kaha. Deb Walters-Brown

3 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

3 hours ago

Mini cold frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whangarei

Grow seeds or cuttings during the cooler months with this easy-to-make cold frame painted in Resene Lustacryl.

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

Find out how to create your own.