108 days ago

Last FoodTogether orders for 2019 on Thursday 19 December

Kathriona Benvie from Food Together Awapuni

This is our last week of orders for 2019. We are taking a summer holiday break and will be back on Thursday 23 January. That means your first email for 2020 will be sent out about 18 January which is Wellington anniversary weekend.
As always orders need to be in before midday on Tuesday 17 December.
You can order now using this link foodtogether.co.nz...

Congratulations to last weeks winners of the five Food together bags-Esme, Joanna, Lucy, Jacque and Robyn

There will be a final draw for four Food Together bags this week-just place an order this week and you will be in the draw to win one of these great recycled material cloth bags (valued at $5)

This week there is a mixture of both summer and staple fruit and veges

$10 Gold orders broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, peaches and mango.

$15 Value orders broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, capsicum , strawberries, peaches and mango.

$15 Vege only orders broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, capsicum,fancy lettuce, new season corn, new season beans, onions,

$26.50 Gourmet orders broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, capsicum,fancy lettuce, new season corn, new season beans, onions, bananas, plums, strawberries, peaches and mango.

$36.50 Whanau Fiesta broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, capsicum,fancy lettuce, new season corn, new season beans, onions, bananas, plums, strawberries, peaches and mango- more volume than Gourmet

Deal of the week is avocado $1 each.

Just a reminder the hospital pick up is no longer operating and does not show on the website. We hope a new pick up can be found at the hospital end of town for 2020 so any one with any bright ideas please let us know. The new Te Tihi pick up is at 200 Broadway just opposite the Catholic church. St Matthews is still the main pick up with both lunchtime and after work pick up options.

More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

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.

2 hours ago

Growing an edible garden

Julia Wallace Retirement Village

Now is a great time to focus on your garden. Whether you have a large garden or a small balcony, growing vegetables is a great way to keep busy and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labour.

4 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.