Linton, Palmerston North

12 hours ago

What veges do you grow in pots and containers?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Our gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and … View moreOur gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and any practical advice you would pass on to ensure a great result with that crop, and any secret tips you are prepared to pass on! If your tip is used in the magazine, you'll receive a free copy... And of course the glory of being in New Zealand's favourite gardening magazine! Click on this link to send us your best tip!

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7 hours ago

Road rules, footpath rules e scooters and other zippy devices.

Iola from Awapuni

Before PNCC Councillors decide that e scooters and other zippy ways of riding on the footpath or the enlarged cycle ways are permitted, can we have a discussion about road and footpath safety.? Who is at fault if I am exiting my driveway, and a cyclist, e scooter or other on the footpath, crashes … View moreBefore PNCC Councillors decide that e scooters and other zippy ways of riding on the footpath or the enlarged cycle ways are permitted, can we have a discussion about road and footpath safety.? Who is at fault if I am exiting my driveway, and a cyclist, e scooter or other on the footpath, crashes into me? Who is at fault if I am backing out of my driveway and a cyclist, e scooter on the footpath crashes in to me? Does the cyclist or e scooter rider, have insurance for any damage he/she may do to my car? Do cyclists and e scooter riders have householders insurance, which in some cases will compensate me for any damage the cyclist or e scooter rider does to my car? Do mobility scooters also have insurance to cover any damages? I do know that some householders insurance does cover damage to others done by children or dogs.
I think it is all very well to have these new ideas, if everyone has the assurances that safety responsibilty, is important and insurance is also important. Already we have a number of helmetless adults riding bikes on the footpaths and no controls or sanctions that can be enforced by the Council. What risk management plans have Council officers prepared regarding this matter.

13 hours ago

Gardening

Faye from Takaro

Looking for someone to give my gardens a good once-over. They are not too bad but very weedy (I am not a gardener but seem to be able to grow weeds very well!) Happy for someone too come and have a look and discuss which plants could be added to make it 'pretty'. I am unable to do … View moreLooking for someone to give my gardens a good once-over. They are not too bad but very weedy (I am not a gardener but seem to be able to grow weeds very well!) Happy for someone too come and have a look and discuss which plants could be added to make it 'pretty'. I am unable to do gardening myself as I have crushed vertebrae but would like my garden to look nice. Don't mind who does it (landscaper, retired person, student etc) as long as they can do a decent job at a reasonable price and can do it within the next week or two. Leave a message on 021 295 0712 and I will get back to you after the weekend. Thank you very much.

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7 days ago

Standards of Courtesy to our new Immigrants and each other.

Iola from Awapuni

Today I was waiting for my husband to pick me up outside Pak n Save at 12.10.p.m. I was standing near the Taxi stand when an older woman and a younger woman came with their trolley and stood waiting at the Taxi Stand. A very well care for late model taxi pulled up, and looked at the older woman … View moreToday I was waiting for my husband to pick me up outside Pak n Save at 12.10.p.m. I was standing near the Taxi stand when an older woman and a younger woman came with their trolley and stood waiting at the Taxi Stand. A very well care for late model taxi pulled up, and looked at the older woman who waved her hand to him indicating me. I called to him that I was waiting for my husband not a taxi, to which he then indicated to the woman that she was his passenger. She waved her cell phone at him and said "I told them not to send ........ I want another driver." The taxi driver was a Sikhi gentleman with a grey beard and turban.
By this time my husband had arrived, and we both watched in dismay the gentleman taxi driver being seriously embarrassed by this woman, who was on her phone calling up the Taxi company.
My advise to the Taxi Company would have been to totally refuse to have any taxi go to her home or wherever she wanted to be picked up from.
Years ago I was a newly qualified Radiographer on call at Wellington Hospital, when a call came that a young child on a cruise ship had a possible broken arm. I went and collected the family from the waiting room, and proceeded to prepare the child for an X.ray. The father said to me where is the technician ? I said I was. He said We don't have people like you doing this in our country, get another technician. I phoned the Doctor in Charge and asked if he would get another Radiographer in to do the X.Ray. He said Send them back to A &E. About 10 minutes later I returned to A&E and asked where the family was. I was told they had gone back to the ship, with just a bandage. The Doctor had said If I was not going to be allowed to X.Ray the child they were able to go elsewhere, which is what they did, next port of call Auckland.
I felt so proud then to be a New Zealander, today, I felt ashamed that some people in our community have no concept of what is proper behaviour. I bet the Taxi driver was far better educated than the woman, and will be better received in Heaven as well.

10 hours ago

Colouring isn't just for kids! 🖍

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Mindful colouring has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety and induce a meditative-like state in adults too.

Help scribble your worries away with this free community-inspired colouring sheet to give your brain a creative boost.

#NSNZmentalhealth

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10 hours ago

tv cabinet, Zeatec tv remote and skybox going free

Xara from Awapuni

The tv remote is quite old, but no tv any more, so if someone is in need, here it is. It worked but has been sitting around for a couple of years.
The Skybox is something that used to be connected to our tv when we didn't have an aerial (in Levin). I'm afraid I'm very non … View more
The tv remote is quite old, but no tv any more, so if someone is in need, here it is. It worked but has been sitting around for a couple of years.
The Skybox is something that used to be connected to our tv when we didn't have an aerial (in Levin). I'm afraid I'm very non technical so don't know any more than that. Also sitting around for a couple of years. Just let me know when you'd like to pick up. cheers Xara

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12 hours ago

Fancy yourself as a professional part-time food taster?

Jessica from Roslyn - Terrace End

FEAST or Food Experience and Sensory Testing lab at Massey University in Palmerston North are looking to recruit people in a part-time capacity to be a part of a trained expert taste panel. As a panelist, you will be helping our research into food and beverages by evaluating samples of food and … View moreFEAST or Food Experience and Sensory Testing lab at Massey University in Palmerston North are looking to recruit people in a part-time capacity to be a part of a trained expert taste panel. As a panelist, you will be helping our research into food and beverages by evaluating samples of food and drink for various sensory properties.

No previous experience needed as full training will be provided. We need people with above-average sensitivity and there will be a selection process based on sensitivity to the sensory characteristics of foods.

You would need to be available for two 2-hour sessions a week. These are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday from 12.30pm-2.30pm. Successful individuals selected for the panel will be reimbursed for their time.

Please complete this pre-screener at the link below to determine if you are eligible to start the screening process to determine your sensory sensitivity. If you are eligible, you will be asked to select times that you can come for the first of three screening sessions.

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1 day ago

Rugby World Cup 2019 on Spark Sport

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4 days ago

Mechanical ideas

Umesha Rukshani from Milson

My rover lawn mower is accidentally tip over and over flowed oil eventually start white smoke then run few days and stop.replaced air filter ,new plug and clean carburettor then back on but still won’t start.has anybody got an idea whats wrong with it?thanks

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1 day ago

CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

Sharyn from Hokowhitu

"It's not in your head: it's in your gut."
Presentation by Dr Corin Storkey on
SUNDAY 22nd September
at 10.30am in the Community Centre in Ferguson Street. Tickets $16.70
More info at www.selenohealth.com...

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1 day ago

The Look Out! handy Events & Entertainment guide

Richard from Awapuni

The Look Out! arts & events guide presents another entertaining week with local body elections Meet the Candidates taking centrestage. There's the Palmerston North Women's Health Collective Art Auction; James Reid brings his Songbook Tour to town; the Ax of Murder is being wielded at … View moreThe Look Out! arts & events guide presents another entertaining week with local body elections Meet the Candidates taking centrestage. There's the Palmerston North Women's Health Collective Art Auction; James Reid brings his Songbook Tour to town; the Ax of Murder is being wielded at Massey, and Centrepoint opens a season of Club Cabaret Part Deux!.The 9th NZ National Orchid Show is on at CET Arena, and there's another in the Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee concert series.

LO! Sept 17 - 24.pdf Download View

1 day ago

IPhone 7 Red 32GB

Apirana from Shannon

Pm for details :)

Negotiable

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1 day ago

Thank you Wattie's

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a heartfelt thank you to Wattie’s NZ and the 150 schools who took part in this year's Cans for Good campaign. Thanks to the incredible effort of students, teachers and whānau, over 30,000 cans were collected and will make a huge difference to Salvation Army foodbanks around … View moreWe want to say a heartfelt thank you to Wattie’s NZ and the 150 schools who took part in this year's Cans for Good campaign. Thanks to the incredible effort of students, teachers and whānau, over 30,000 cans were collected and will make a huge difference to Salvation Army foodbanks around Aotearoa.

Wattie’s generously donated a further 25,000 cans taking the total number collected to over 56,000 cans.

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3 days ago

Seeking Curtain Hanger

Mary from Aokautere - Fitzherbert

I am tidying up a house in time for sale. A number of curtains need to be rehung and tidied. About 2 hours work. I will provide tools and curtain hooks required so you can focus on rehanging the curtains.
Please contact me if you are interested in this job, or know someone who hangs curtains. … View more
I am tidying up a house in time for sale. A number of curtains need to be rehung and tidied. About 2 hours work. I will provide tools and curtain hooks required so you can focus on rehanging the curtains.
Please contact me if you are interested in this job, or know someone who hangs curtains. Thanks.

2 days ago

New blog post: Neighbourly in the news!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in … View moreWe love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in Neighbourly communities around the country. You can read about them right here in our latest blog post.

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2 days ago

STILL MISSING FROM KELVIN GROVE!!!

Laura from Roslyn - Terrace End

" Millie is still missing!! Someone must know something as she can't just disappear 😢
It's been two weeks today; we miss her terribly and want her home.

$$$ We are offering a reward for anyone who provides us with information leading to Millie's recovery $$$

Please if you … View more
" Millie is still missing!! Someone must know something as she can't just disappear 😢
It's been two weeks today; we miss her terribly and want her home.

$$$ We are offering a reward for anyone who provides us with information leading to Millie's recovery $$$

Please if you can share again for us friends and family we would be so grateful 🙏💔 Thank you so much xx Lara "

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