58 days ago

Saving lives together for 40 years

Life Flight

When you look up this summer, you will likely hear the distinctive sound of our red and yellow Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

The chopper has been flying above our homes for four decades – and this month we mark 40 years of saving lives together with Westpac. During this time, our crews have flown thousands of missions and helped save countless lives. These are parents, siblings, colleagues, neighbors that have returned
safely home thanks to the support of Westpac, and the community.

Show your support for Life Flight’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter by donating today.
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8 hours ago

Have you got New Zealand's best shed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Once again, Resene and NZ Gardener are on the hunt for the country's best shed! Send in the photos and stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The Resene Shed of the Year 2022 winners will receive prizes worth more than $2200. Just tell us in writing why your garden shed is New Zealand's best, and send up to five high-quality photos. Email to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz. Entries close Feb 27, 2022.

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13 hours ago

Fires now prohibited in Marlborough District

The Neighbourly Team

As of the 27th of January, fires are unable to be lit in Marlborough District including the Department of Conservation land.

This change from restricted to prohibited has been made due to the hot and dry weather in the region causing high fire danger.

Marlborough District Manager Grant Haywood has advised on the situation and says '"We’re urging the public to avoid any activity that could cause a spark in dry areas, such as welding, grinding or parking vehicles in long, dry grass."

He advises that fires will begin easily in this climate and will be very difficult to extinguish.

"Check any old fires to ensure they are fully extinguished. Rake them out and apply water to be absolutely sure."

Here's what you need to know:
- Open-air fires are banned in Marlborough District including DOC land.
- Parking vehicles in long grass is a risk at this time.
- Activities that involve fire such as welding and grinding are to be avoided.

To check if your planned activity is allowed, and for fire safety advice, go to www.checkitsalright.nz...

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2 days ago

Wanting to set up a D&D group for newbies

Erin from Blenheim

Hi, I am looking for people interested in learning how to play the table top game of Dungeons and Dragons in the Marlborough and surrounding areas. I have played solo a few times and would now like to set up a group. Please phone Erin on 021 153 2441 and leave a message with your name and number. Please share this message with others who may be interested. Thanks