47 days ago

Houseplants looking sick? The plant doctor answers your questions

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to turn yellow or an infestation of bugs to set in.

We put some of your houseplant questions to the plant doctors from Kings Plant Barn to diagnose. Find their answers here.

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14 hours ago

Ngongotaha Western Road detour delayed

Lynn Benfell from Progress Ngongotaha-Kokiri Ngongotaha Inc.

Progress Ngongotaha Inc has received the following for your information. For further details check online or 0800 number details below. Thank you.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises the planned detour for Ngongotaha bound traffic is delayed until Tuesday 11 May, weather permitting, due to unsuitable weather conditions for sealing the new State Highway 5 slip lane.

Contractors have been working hard to get the slip lane road surface prepared so it could be sealed in time for the detour. The cooler weather has meant it's too damp to proceed and the surface needs to be left over the weekend before being sealed on Monday.

If it's still too damp on Monday, our contractors will lay a temporary seal to allow the detour to go ahead Tuesday and limit any more delays to the programme. If our contractors have to lay a temporary seal, they will go back when the weather is better suited for laying new road surface, possibly October.

In the meantime, our contractors are focused on Tuesday as the 'go live' day for the detour and we apologise for any confusion caused.

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Traffic updates: journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic
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Journey Planner: journeys.nzta.govt.nz
Phone: 0800 4 HIGHWAYS 0800 44 44 49
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18 hours ago

Youth Week

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Rotorua

Happy Youth week Aotearoa 💚

Youth Week celebrates young people's valuable contributions to their communities. Our vision is make Aotearoa the best place in the world to be young!

Find out more about what we do!

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