More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

What's your preferred peanut butter?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Premium and alternative nut butters - like Wellington's Fix and Fogg - have some of the highest sales growth at supermarkets nationwide. Have you made the switch to more artisan brands, or would you rather stay with the tried and true?

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3 hours ago

Jars with lids

Julia Neighbourly Lead from South Wairarapa District

I'd like to offer my place as a drop-off for people who want glass jars with lids. They could be little or large. A lot of us are making jams or preserves from our fruit and vegetable gardens at the moment. I've been recycling like mad, but lately have been collecting jars for apricot and blackberry jam, and elderberry syrup. Suddenly my stash of jars seems unequal to the task. Anyone out there who would like to participate?

1 hour ago

Are you a fan of fast fashion?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Many of us grew up flocking to Glassons, Hallenstein's, Cotton On and Just Jeans for our hardy perennials - jeans, t-shirts, summer dresses - and some of us still do.

But we're increasingly becoming aware that buying a $20 t-shirt that won't last the distance isn't that great for the environment.

While some of us are pledging to only buy second hand or to invest in statement pieces - more expensive items that will last a long time- not all of us have that luxury.

We're wanting to speak to someone who isn't giving up their fast fashion any time soon, whether it's for economic or style reasons, personal choice or indifference to the environment. Maybe you're a student who likes the choice chain store fashion brings, or perhaps you're a parent whose children are growing too fast to risk splashing out on expensive clothing.

If this sounds like you, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.