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14 days ago

Have you had the Covid vaccine jab?

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Nelson Marlborough is one of the top performers when it comes to delivering the Covid vaccine, and now a Covid Vaccination Centre has opened in Nelson, with a Richmond site opening next week. Have you been text to get a Covid vaccine or have you had them? Let us know what is was like.

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8 days ago

Should councils stop using glyphosate?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Environmental activists recently protested outside Nelson City Council, calling for the council to stop using the weedkiller, glyphosate, which they said harms bees. Glyphosate (contained in 90 products in New Zealand, including Roundup) is used by farmers and ecologists alike, but some scientists … View moreEnvironmental activists recently protested outside Nelson City Council, calling for the council to stop using the weedkiller, glyphosate, which they said harms bees. Glyphosate (contained in 90 products in New Zealand, including Roundup) is used by farmers and ecologists alike, but some scientists in New Zealand say we don't know enough its long term effects on the environment, and it should classified as hazardous. What do you think?

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1 day ago

Mapua Movie

Reinhard from Mapua

This coming Sunday, May 16th at the Mapua Community Hall the Packhouse Cinema will show another interesting movie. The movies have now been ,moved to every third Sunday of the month.

I saw the stage play in Sydney a couple of years ago. and I was fully prepared to hate this movie. But, I … View more
This coming Sunday, May 16th at the Mapua Community Hall the Packhouse Cinema will show another interesting movie. The movies have now been ,moved to every third Sunday of the month.

I saw the stage play in Sydney a couple of years ago. and I was fully prepared to hate this movie. But, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

It's not so easy to take a stage production and make a good movie. However you can watch this movie, tap your feet and clap along with the music. There was no one behind me so I got up and danced in my seat a couple times. It was AWESOME!!! The actors are stellar, the music is fantastic and the film completely engrossing. I had a big smile plastered across my face from beginning to end. The audience clapped twice during the movie (it was that good). Most of you know this music and will love it just like Di does. What more do I need to say?
Go see it and have some fun!

The movie starts at 6:30pm, doors open at 6:15. Bring your own chair, nibbles and drinks and enjoy a drink or a snack at the Sprig and Fern opposite the hall.

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1 day ago

Workshops & Theatre in Lower Moutere

Riverside Milk

This weekend Riverside Community Trust offers 3 Specials :) and everyone is welcome.

1. INDIAN COOKING CLASS with some shared kai at the end. Friday, May 14, 6pm to 8pm. Registrations are open: www.riverside.org.nz...

2. PLANT FOOD MEDICINE Workshop facilitated by John Massey. Saturday, May 15, … View more
This weekend Riverside Community Trust offers 3 Specials :) and everyone is welcome.

1. INDIAN COOKING CLASS with some shared kai at the end. Friday, May 14, 6pm to 8pm. Registrations are open: www.riverside.org.nz...

2. PLANT FOOD MEDICINE Workshop facilitated by John Massey. Saturday, May 15, 10am - 2.30pm. Registrations are open: www.riverside.org.nz...

3. "A GREAT RAW" Theatre. A one man show inspired by the memoires of Kiwi consientious objector ARCHIBALD BAXTER “We Will Not Cease". Sunday, May 16, 7pm - 8pm. R16. Koha at the door appreciated. No reservations required: www.riverside.org.nz...

Sponsorship is available for anyone wanting to participate in above class or workshop and needing financial assistance to do so. Please enquire: education@riverside.org.nz

2 days ago

Coffee with a side of workplace skills

Amy Ridout Reporter from The Nelson Mail

When you buy a coffee at Nook, in Tahunanui's Restore, you're not only getting a hot drink: you're helping people with learning disabilities gain valuable work experience.

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2 days ago

Have you seen this amazing garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

They had a vision for their property, but they also had three floods in 20 years. That didn't stop them pursuing the garden of their dreams though.

4 days ago

A cry for help

Sue from Motueka

What wonderful people we have in our neighbourhood. Yesterday I posted a message on the off-chance that I could get some help to change a light bulb, restring a few strands of my washing line and to dig some holes for my new fruit trees.
Amy and Adam from Mapua answered my post and they did all my… View more
What wonderful people we have in our neighbourhood. Yesterday I posted a message on the off-chance that I could get some help to change a light bulb, restring a few strands of my washing line and to dig some holes for my new fruit trees.
Amy and Adam from Mapua answered my post and they did all my little jobs as quick as a flash yesterday afternoon. And - Maree and Ray Woodley offered help if I need it in the future.
We must never lose faith in human nature and giving back can be so rewarding. A big thank you - my heart is full when I look out my front door and see the trees planted - they will look superb in the spring!

3 days ago

Your Big Mac, ordered from here.

McDonald's

New Zealand’s lush green pastures and temperate climate means our country produces some of the world’s best beef.

New Zealand is one of McDonald’s top ten beef-producing markets and it’s such a hit with the rest of the world that a significant percentage of NZ’s beef exports are to … View more
New Zealand’s lush green pastures and temperate climate means our country produces some of the world’s best beef.

New Zealand is one of McDonald’s top ten beef-producing markets and it’s such a hit with the rest of the world that a significant percentage of NZ’s beef exports are to international McDonald’s markets.

We partner with many Kiwi farmers who produce our beef, including Whangara Farms which was the first beef farm outside of Europe to be invited to the McDonald’s Flagship Farmers programme.

ANZCO Foods, based in the small Taranaki town of Waitara, are responsible for making our 100% beef patties. About 90% of the staff at the Waitara plant are locals and they manage to produce around half a million patties each day.

Our quality beef cuts are minced and that’s it. No additives or fillers, just mince that is formed in patties, before they’re flash-frozen and sent to restaurants.
Learn more

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5 days ago

Puppy Day Care

David from Upper Moutere

We have a new eleven week old Maremma puppy (large breed) and are looking either:
... a good daycare facility once she is fully vaccinated and
... other medium to large breed puppy owners to meet up at our fully fenced property near Māpua (or your place) for socialisation and play
David 027 459 … View more
We have a new eleven week old Maremma puppy (large breed) and are looking either:
... a good daycare facility once she is fully vaccinated and
... other medium to large breed puppy owners to meet up at our fully fenced property near Māpua (or your place) for socialisation and play
David 027 459 1011

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4 days ago

Ski Boots: Salomon X-Wave 10.0

Heather from Motueka

Size 10 Salomon X-Wave 10.0 ski boots for sale.
My husband bought these off Trademe and used them once before deciding they were too small for him.
You are welcome to try them on for fit before buying.
Pick up Motueka South.

Price: $50

6 days ago

How can we make people feel welcome in Nelson?

Amy Ridout Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Sometimes, people shout abuse at Fatima when they see her on the street wearing her headscarf. She has lived in Nelson for eight years, but is still finding her place here. How can we make Fatima feel at home?

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6 days ago

What's On: Quilt Show

Doug from Motueka

May 14-16 at Recreation Centre, Old Wharf Rd, 10-4pm. Admission $5 includes refreshments
Quilt Show
  • Recreation Centre
8 days ago

How much of a fish do you use?

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Thousands of fish carcasses are being binned every week, and that includes fish heads and the frames that still have plenty of meat on them. What parts of a fish do you use? What should Nelson be doing to ensure fish isn't going to waste?

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6 days ago

What company has the longest wait time on the phone?

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

You know what it's like trying to deal with companies over the phone - you don't want to do your business online, you want to speak to a real person so you pick up the phone and end up listening to bad hold music for 30 minutes. What companies are the worst for wait times and what is the … View moreYou know what it's like trying to deal with companies over the phone - you don't want to do your business online, you want to speak to a real person so you pick up the phone and end up listening to bad hold music for 30 minutes. What companies are the worst for wait times and what is the longest time you've spent hanging on the line?

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