Right now in the Pacific there is a life-threatening measles outbreak, and children are most at risk.
Outbreaks have been declared in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Thousands of people have been affected, and many thousands more are at risk as health authorities and medical professionals race to prevent the spread and impact of this disease.
Red Cross volunteers are working closely with Ministries of Health to support both response and prevention activities. Hundreds of people have already visited the mobile vaccination site at Samoa Red Cross.
You can help too. Donate to the Pacific Disaster Fund now to support this emergency response.
Two gifts for 2 young kids who dont get anything for Christmas this Year . Wrap them up and put them under the tree at the Nelson Mail Office in Bridge street tomorrow.
Taken when the sun was going down and the sun rays hanging out of the clouds - Photo taken in the wood area
It's that time of year again, when you'll find your garden fences, letterboxes and eaves sprouting unwelcome new growths: paper wasp nests. Have you found any? Do you have any tips for getting rid of them?
This year Wasp Wipeout is hoping to help you clear out your neighbourhood of these pests - click read more to find out all about these invasive pests and how to get rid of them.