"John, a director of Affordable Garage Carpets says the garage is now likely to be an extension of the home, not a room where you keep the door closed.
"Carpet in the garage becoming a must-have, rather than a luxury item," John says. "The older generation took a little longer to come around to the idea, but that's changed now as they have seen it laid in friends' houses. Carpet not only makes the garage more useable, it also hides the paint splatters that tradespeople leave behind when a house is finished.
"And because the garage looks and feels like a room of the house, the kids are happy to hang out there. You don't need to worry about kids with allergies or asthma because the carpet stops all the usual dust that accumulates in the garage, and it can be vacuumed."
John also says the elderly appreciate the non-slip benefits of a garage carpet. "So many people have their laundry in the garage today, and there's nothing better than being able to walk in your socks into a clean, dry and warm laundry area."
You can expect to pay around $1000 to carpet a double garage, and about $500 for a single garage."
EducateMaths offered to their current students extra Maths sessions free for the school holidays. Given that all students were to be in lock down, the extra sessions gave parents another activity their children could do.
Please find the student Achievers for the first week
Secondary / Intermediate Awardees
Gold Achievement certificate:
Raumea Y9 16 Modules 10 Achieved 6 Excellence - 28 points
Silver Achievement certificate:
Declan Y10 11 Modules: 6 Achieved 2 Merit 3 Excellence - 19 points
Luke Y9 10 Modules 8 Achieved 2 Excellence - 14 points
Toni Y9 8 Modules 4 Achieved 2 Merit 2 Excellence - 14 points
Primary and Intermediate Certificate Awardees
Kristian Y4 11.96 weeks Maths Age progress
Ayla Y6 297 minutes maths practice
Kristian Y4 22.8 Maths Progressions
Liam Y3, Maddie Y3, Boston Y5 7.28 weeks Maths age progress
Mya Y8 263 minutes Maths Practice
Isshaan Y4, Ana Y7 19.8 Maths progression
Maya Y4 6.76 weeks Maths Age progress
Lincoln Y8 242 minutes Maths Practice
Mya Y8 16.8 Maths Progressions
EducateMaths congratulates the above students on their maths practice, achievement and progress in what has been a challenging week in lock down
If you want to know more about EducateMaths and how we are supporting students with this lock down, please call Steve Cornelius
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.
Hi, I'm looking for recommendations for online fruit n vege suppliers please to Whangaparaoa. Please only reply if you know the company is reliable, has good quality and value for money. Thanks - Regards Annie