29 days ago

Humanely dealing with pests this winter.

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Have you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and safer - than poison. I've done a little research on humane, effective vermin control during the wet months, when they like to come in from the cold. Take a look:

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6 hours ago

Are granny flats a good retirement option?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi everyone, I'm Mikaela, a Stuff Homed reporter. We're doing a story on what granny flats are like as a housing option in retirement. For those of you that are either living in a granny flat, or are the family who built/bought a granny flat to add to your property for an elder family member, we'd like to hear about why a granny flat was right for you. What was the process of getting one and learning to live together like? If you're happy to share your story and be featured in the article, please email mikaela.wilkes@stuff.co.nz or let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.

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14 hours ago

Memorials – headstones and plaques

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

It doesn’t matter who conducted the funeral or how long ago it was: Avenal Park Funeral Home is here to help.

Memorial headstones can be as individual and personalised as the lives they commemorate. Each headstone or plaque is engraved and decorated to reflect the personality of your loved one.

At every stage, from your initial ideas, to the final design, through to checking of the layout prior to the blasting of the stone, you are involved in the process. Quotes can be given prior to work commencing. We are members of the New Zealand Master Monumental Masons Association, so you can be assured we offer a high standard of service and products. We also clean, repair and restore existing headstones and plaques throughout Southland.

You can contact Avenal Park Funeral Home on 0800 033 925, email us office@avenalpark.co.nz or visit our showroom at 75 Fox Street, Invercargill to discuss options.
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1 day ago

What moving to level 2 means for the rest of NZ

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there were four new Covid-19 cases in the community.

Auckland moved into level 3 at midday on Wednesday, and the rest of the country into level 2.

Kiwis outside of Auckland can still continue to go to work and school, with physical distancing, and are advised to wear masks in public.

Businesses can open to the public if they are following public health guidance, which includes physical distancing and record keeping.

In terms of gatherings, New Zealanders must not travel to events with more than 100 people. This includes weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.

The Government advises all Kiwis to practise good hygiene and stay home if sick.

For more information on what the different alert levels mean for you, click here.

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