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.
Is there anyone with some spare Agee Jars they no longer want ? Please let me know
The Red Cross Curtain Bank in Napier are on the search for new volunteers. Sewing skills are not necessary as they are looking for help with measuring, packing up orders and retrofitting lining to curtains.
Sounds like you? please email email@example.com or contact Bonnie on 029 121 0299
The Curtain bank is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30am-12noon at 33 Dunlop Road in Onekawa. Just head down the driveway they share with Bay City Motors.
** Donations of curtains can be made to the Curtain Bank directly or the Napier or Hastings Red Cross Service Centres **
About 3000 vehicles travel on the Napier Taupo Rd everyday, but patchy reception means some struggle to contact emergency services to notify them of a car accident or break-down, so does the phone coverage need to be improved?
91.7% Yes - there needs to be better coverage in case of emergencies91.7% Complete
0% No - the phone coverage is fine0% Complete
8.3% Not bothered8.3% Complete