More messages from your neighbours
14 hours ago

"Tis the season to support local"


“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.
Read the guide

1 day ago

Christmas appeal delivers more than excitement to people in need.

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Presents are growing under the Nelson Mail Christmas tree, as people drop in donations for struggling families. The Salvation Army says the gesture leaves some recipients overwhelmed with love.

1 day ago

Summer hours

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

The Volunteer Marlborough office will be closed from 2pm on Friday 20th December until 10am on Monday 13th January.

During this time, our website and online services will be available. However, applications for most volunteering opportunities will not be processed until the 13th.

If you'd like to get in early on planning for 2020, Send us a message, call 03-577-9388, or email

Alternatively, you can get full info on all available roles and apply online at