33 days ago

Nominate your kind neighbour and win!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Do you know a kind neighbour? A caring person that goes out of their way to spread a little kindness in their community. Head over to the Neighbourly's Kind Neighbour page to nominate them now and you could both receive a $50 prezzy card! Nominate now

More messages from your neighbours
18 hours ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

27 minutes ago

Project Face Shield NZ

Kevin from Bethlehem

Project Face Shield NZ is a motley crew of approximately 200 hobbyists, print farm operators, university students and lecturers, industrial engineers, prototype houses, engineering companies and 3D printing raw material suppliers who are all giving their time for free to produce protection equipment for front line people to help fight Covid-19.

All time and administration is given for free meaning we have zero overheads other than courier costs and every cent in donations we get goes towards more face shields.

We feel we have a collective responsibility to help preserve those who protect us.

Every $10 someone donates pays for raw materials for one more mask that we can give away. We need money to help pay for more raw materials.

Account: Project Shield NZ 12 -3030-0402880-01

Project Face Shield New Zealand

1 hour ago

Physical distancing

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Keeping a safe physical distance of at least 2 meters is essential to protecting yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19.

So, that means:

🚶‍♀️ If you are walking past others, keep at least 2m away from them.

🏃‍♀️If you’re running past others, keep at least 2m away from them.

🛹Skateboarding past others, keep at least 2m away from them.

🐩Walking your dog past others, keep at least 2m away from them.

🚴‍♂️Cycling past others, whether they’re pedestrians or cyclists, yep, 2 meters away from them.

And if you come to a narrow walkway, beach access point, alley way or bridge where you can't keep 2 meters away from them, give way and go one at a time.