North Cantabrians can bike, run or walk to help a North Canterbury school when its biggest fundraiser of the year returns next month.
Omihi School's third Farm Race will be held on Sunday, March 22. Last year's race involved 300 participants and raised $12,000 for the school. All of the money raised goes directly to Omihi School.
Principal Maree Lucas said the event was open for anyone to enter. "We've had as young as 7-year-olds up to 90-year-olds."
"We love the event as it's a way to make money for the school, but most importantly it's a chance to bring the community together and invite other entrants in to see our school and showcase our beautiful Omihi hills."
For more details or to enter visit www.omihi.school.nz... bikerun or call Lucas on 021 776 864. Online entries close March 20.
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Neighbours - our pets remain a constant source of love and comfort during unsettling times. So show them (and the team at Pet Direct) how special they are. To say thanks for the support (and for being a good neighbour during this tough time), they're offering you 10% off their already awesome prices. Just use the code NEIGHBOURLY10 at checkout.
Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,
Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).
In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.
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I thought shoes, slippers and gum boots may be part of the essentials on The Warehouse site but they're not