49 days ago

Bear-y creative

Maxine Jacobs Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Ngā mihi o te ata kiritata,

Some of our neighbours have gone above and beyond with their take on the teddy bear hunt sweeping the nation.

The McKinnon and Walter families have created a giant bear in their paddock, alongside a big dog - I don't think its name is Clifford - and a few side pieces their children jump on to bring joy to passing truckies.

Do you have any teddy bear creations that we haven't seen? Post them here or send them through to maxine.jacobs@stuff.co.nz, we'd love to see them :)

*Sorry about the dad pun, I couldn't help myself

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1 day ago

Driveway repairer wanted

Tabby from Feilding

Hi neighbours,

My driveway has become uneven, I think it's due to tree roots as there is a large tree at the end of my drive (see pic).

Is there anyone that can help me in this matter please? Any advice, recommendations, suggestions & guidance welcome.

Cheers

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10 hours ago

Advertising

Director from Lovebird Beautilicious

Evening neighbors I would like to just put it out there I am also a Norwex consultant so if you want to host a party or buy products PM me on here and we can go from there.

Hope all is well xo

1 day ago

Pruning jobs

Jack from Jacks Tree Services

My name is Jack and I am interested in any large scale pruning jobs in the Manawatu area that the average joe bloggs doesn’t have the ability or the equipment to do. I have many years of experience in the horticultural industry, especially when it comes down to pruning and tree care.

I provide following types of pruning:

* Deadwooding
* Crown and canopy thinning
* Crown canopy lifting
* Directional or formative pruning
* Vista pruning
* Crown reduction
* Pollarding

I currently work as a Nursery Technician for the Manawatu District Council, specialising in propagating native plants. I’ve decided to take advantage of my skills and knowledge in horticulture/arboriculture and use that for something to do during my downtime with a bit of extra pocket money on the side, hence me promoting my services.

NOTE: I am not interested in tree removals nor am I qualified or have the experience to do so. Cutting down trees can be very dangerous. I also do not have the equipment to undertake such jobs. I recommend hiring a professional for this type of work.

NOTE: I do have the proper climbing and safety equipment if a job requires me to ascend and work in a tree. I am not a qualified professional or had extensive training in this particular field of work but I do know how to use the equipment safely and confidently with the proper techniques involved. I’m not a risk taker so each job will be considered through a case by case basis.

If you are interested please message or call me and maybe include an image of what you would liked pruned and I can provide a quote. I can also do an onsite visit and provide a quote that way.

Phone: 0274358059
Email: j.felix.mckay@gmail.com

Cheers,

Jack.