26 days ago

Facing North: Traumatic experience returns Canterbury couple to farming roots

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Six years ago Jude Slater almost lost her life after a debilitating stroke. Now she and her husband are building a budding saffron empire on a North Canterbury lifestyle block.

** Would you like to nominate someone for the Facing North series? Email emma.dangerfield@stuff.co.nz

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4 hours ago

"Tis the season to support local"

Ecomailbox

“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, social enterprises to support, low-waste gift wrapping inspo, and even gorgeous must-see beaches to explore over summer.

Plus 24 of NZ’s eco bloggers have shared their tips for a Merry Mindful Christmas. From great crafty activities, DIY gifts & acts of kindness to celebrate the festive month of December more mindfully and sustainably.

Read more in the Makers & Local guide now.
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1 day ago

Birds roosting on guttering

Christina from Rangiora

Hi has anyone got any tips on removing birds from nesting in guttering? Being woken up at 5.30am is frustrating & seems to have gone on for months?!. There are gutter spikes I could get placed. Does anyone know if these are quite pricey?
Any tips welcome.
Many Thanks

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16 hours ago

Rangiora Tennis Club

Ann-Marie from Rangiora

Social tennis Tues and Sun 10am till 12 ish Thurs 6.00pm till 8 ish all welcome.