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3 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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1 day ago

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

The Team from New Zealand Police

From 6am tomorrow morning, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for the next seven days.

More details available at www.covid19.govt.nz....

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1 day ago

Your neighbourhood is now at Alert Level 2

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.

Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could … View more
**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.

Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could eliminate concern that there are other chains of transmission to identify.

Ashley Bloomfield asked people to keep an eye out for atypical symptoms
"This new variant of the virus, the B117, does seem to be presenting with symptoms that are not the typical respiratory symptoms," he said.

If you have muscle aches, do consider this might be a Covid-19 symptom.
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Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country will move to Alert Level 2 until at least 6 March.

Here's what you need to know:
- Case M, the latest Covid-19 case, is a 21-year-old male, the older sibling of a Papatoetoe High School student.
- If you have symptoms of concern, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or call your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website
- Essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.
- Customer-facing businesses will need to move to non-contact methods of payment and collection.
- See the full list of guidelines under Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2
- Keep up-to-date with the latest by following the Stuff live blog

Neighbourly will be updating this message as further information comes to hand.

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6 days ago

We Say/You Say: A kiwi century

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Taupō Times

Hi Taupō,

Would you support a predator-free, fenced area in an area near you?

A kiwi hatchery near Taupō has welcomed its 100th kiwi chick after opening just over a year ago.

The Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow is a specialist facility which incubates, hatches and raises kiwi; preparing … View more
Hi Taupō,

Would you support a predator-free, fenced area in an area near you?

A kiwi hatchery near Taupō has welcomed its 100th kiwi chick after opening just over a year ago.

The Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow is a specialist facility which incubates, hatches and raises kiwi; preparing them for release in predator-free areas around the country.

While reaching this significant milestone, the facility also has 12 eggs in incubation and 17 chicks waiting to be released from the brooder room.

When kiwi chicks get to four-weeks-old, they will be released into Mountain Maungatautari predator-free sanctuary. The offspring of sanctuary kiwi are released into other parts of the North Island to establish new kiwi populations or to boost existing ones in predator-free areas.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Taupō Times.
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2 days ago

Tell us about a local business that makes your day?

Prospa

With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at … View more
With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at Prospa love seeing small businesses reach their goals with a faster, easier approach to business loans. And we’re proud to be back sponsoring the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards.
Nominate now

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5 days ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

5 days ago

What's On: ADULT JAZZ DANCE CLASS 2021

Nicola from South Taupo

‘Never too late to learn to Dance’ any age and ability can achieve this. Every Tuesday $10 per class get your first lesson free. All enquires: nicolawheeler765@gmail.com mobile 022 1889052.
ADULT JAZZ DANCE CLASS 2021
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6 days ago

Manawatu Walking Festival has new walks

Walking New Zealand

Come and spend a weekend in Palmerston North for the 7th Manawatu Walking Festival from 5-7 March 2021.

Choose from eleven guided walks, including sunset, farm, country, river, sculpture, historic, mountain views, etc.

Exciting walks to suit all ages and fitness types. Hosted by experienced … View more
Come and spend a weekend in Palmerston North for the 7th Manawatu Walking Festival from 5-7 March 2021.

Choose from eleven guided walks, including sunset, farm, country, river, sculpture, historic, mountain views, etc.

Exciting walks to suit all ages and fitness types. Hosted by experienced tramping guides, historians, conservationists, storytellers and photographers.

For more info go to www.mwf.org.nz. Numbers are limited. Bookings are essential.
Find out more

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18 days ago

Monster wasp nest

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Well, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the … View moreWell, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the wasps through the Wasp Wipeout project, but did you know you can help as well? For information on how to help or DIY click here: bit.ly... You can also donate to the project here: givealittle.co.nz...

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9 days ago

Introducing.. Busy Lizzy Gardens

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Meet Liz from Busy Lizzy Gardens. Liz runs one of our fantastic Premium Businesses who have used Neighbourly Premium as a platform to build a strong local presence within their community.

Find out how you can Grow your Business with Neighbourly Premium
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9 days ago

Manawatu Walking Festival has new walks

Walking New Zealand

Come and spend a weekend in Palmerston North for the 7th Manawatu Walking Festival from 5-7 March 2021.

Choose from eleven guided walks, including sunset, farm, country, river, sculpture, historic, mountain views, etc

Exciting walks to suit all ages and fitness types

Hosted by … View more
Come and spend a weekend in Palmerston North for the 7th Manawatu Walking Festival from 5-7 March 2021.

Choose from eleven guided walks, including sunset, farm, country, river, sculpture, historic, mountain views, etc

Exciting walks to suit all ages and fitness types

Hosted by experienced tramping guides, historians, conservationists, story-tellers and photographers.

For more info go to www.mwf.org.nz.

Numbers are limited. Bookings are essential.
Find out more

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9 days ago

Come along to your Community Health Forum

Waikato District Health Board

Kia ora neighbours, we at Waikato DHB want more of you to have a say in health. We’re on a journey to enable better access to local community health and wellbeing. Come along and share your knowledge and experience as we work together on this.

When: 1.30 – 3.30pm, Monday 22 February
Where:… View more
Kia ora neighbours, we at Waikato DHB want more of you to have a say in health. We’re on a journey to enable better access to local community health and wellbeing. Come along and share your knowledge and experience as we work together on this.

When: 1.30 – 3.30pm, Monday 22 February
Where: St John’s, 4 Baird Road, Te Kauwhata

When: 2-4pm, Thursday 25 February
Where: Friendship House, 55 William Street, Raahui Pookeka / Huntly

Community Health Forums are a gathering of local people who share in a conversation about what matters to their community and hear what’s happening from the DHB and other local organisations/groups.

We look forward to meeting you. He whakarongo tātou – we’re here to listen
Find out more

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10 days ago

Only one month to go until Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 kicks off!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year's event runs from March 20 - 30th with the theme being 'The Great Plant Swap' as an easy way for neighbourhoods to grow stronger together.

Here's some ideas for ways you could get involved:

• swap seeds with a neighbour
• gift a plant you've grown to… View more
This year's event runs from March 20 - 30th with the theme being 'The Great Plant Swap' as an easy way for neighbourhoods to grow stronger together.

Here's some ideas for ways you could get involved:

• swap seeds with a neighbour
• gift a plant you've grown to a neighbour
• take some flowers to a neighbour
• organise a produce swap
• share garden tips or recipes for food in season
• create community gardens or berm pollinator pathways
• host an inclusive garden-themed working bee
• a friendly neighbourhood BBQ with homegrown ingredients

The options are endless! At the end of the day, our shared aim is to help bring people together by encouraging intentional connection with our neighbours. Whether that be organising a street party, sharing a cuppa, or simply saying ‘Kia Ora!” to those who live around you, every action helps to create a safer and more connected New Zealand.

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10 days ago

Make a space themed headboard

The Team from Resene ColorShop Taupo

Make a boring old headboard an exciting glow in the dark feature for a space themed kid’s room with Resene FX Nightlight glow in the dark paint.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how you can create your own

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