45 days ago

Houseplants looking sick? The plant doctor answers your questions

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to turn yellow or an infestation of bugs to set in.

We put some of your houseplant questions to the plant doctors from Kings Plant Barn to diagnose. Find their answers here.

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7 days ago

Water meters proposal

Christina Persico Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

Hi all,

I am writing a story on New Plymouth's proposal for water meters and I am looking for someone to talk to about their thoughts on water meters (and someone who is willing to be photographed for a story).

What are your thoughts on water meters? Send me an email: christina.persico@stuff.co.nz

Thanks.

C
8 minutes ago

10 Year Plan continued failures and mixed messages.

Charles from Lynmouth - Moturoa

Thanks Christina of the Daily News. Good article in paper this morning. Your efforts are appreciated. Thought you portrayed a reasonably balanced approach and some telling comments although there appear to have been some good ones you have missed. One Councillor being happy to use 13 times the average amount of water used by the general population if he does that 2-3 times a week that would double or triple total. Is it any wonder Councillors and probablyis not a good look. Shows some Councillors and staff have little sense of reality or democracy. I note also that another Councillor said only costs would be charged but he forgot we would be paying for it all beforehand anyway. One lady mentioned individual storage as an option. Something I mentioned in my submission. My 400 litre tanks enables me to water my fruit trees and veges regularly in all but the driest spell. There has also been some mention of the Council's preemption of water issue. They for example have surveyed most houses to see where meters would be installed; advertised for a manager (withdrawn in haste when it became politically sensitive) and say they are ready to go in July. What a waste of time.

Please note NPDC has still failed to supply transcript of of 10 year Plan hearings as promised. I will keep reminding them. Today all 4 people involved were not available. What does that tell you.

10 hours ago

A thriving, inclusive and equitable Taranaki

TOI Foundation

Your community trust has rebranded. TSB Community Trust is now Toi Foundation, supported by the strapline, a thriving, inclusive and equitable Taranaki.

Both the rebrand, and new strategy (released in 2020), are part of a bold vision to guide the organisation into the future as we look to not only continue support of Taranaki and its people in our traditional, philanthropic way, but invest in, facilitate, and co-create meaningful and effective opportunities that have long-term and intergenerational impact.

You can find out more about our brand and how we fund at toifoundation.org.nz
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