47 days 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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6 days ago

Poll: Should children take their own laptops to school?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Some high schools have made it a requirement for students to take their own devices into school. Recommended laptops range from around $600 to $1300. Do you think this is the right move?

Should children take their own laptops to school?
  • 26.4% Yes - I will explain in comments
    26.4% Complete
  • 73.6% No - I will explain in comments
    73.6% Complete
87 votes
1 day ago

Wood furniture and historic statue targeted in thefts and vandalism

Tim O'Connell Reporter from The Nelson Mail

The cuplrits might be sitting pretty for now, Nelson City Council has appealed for information in relation to the series of thefts and vandalism at popular Nelson reserves.

Three macrocarpa bench seats donated by Nelson's Youth Council were stolen from Sunday Hole and Tahunanui Beach while the Priapos Fountain in Queen's Gardens was also damaged.

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11 days ago

Where's the perfect ice cream scoop in the Nelson region?

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Summer is the perfect time for an ice cream on a cone from the local dairy, because it is true that ice cream DOES make you happy. But where you do get the best ice cream scoops? Some places give the perfect serving size while others get stingy on a scoop. Reply with your top pick for ice cream in the Nelson region, and your favourite flavour.

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