374 days ago

Live chat recap: Your gardening dilemmas answered

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Gardening expert and author Lynda Hallinan joined us us live on Homed on Valentine's Day to share her love of gardening and answer your plant-based dilemmas.

If you missed it, you can see what Lynda had to say and maybe get some new ideas to try in your own garden, by clicking here.

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8 days ago

Environment Canterbury's 8.9 per cent total rates rise in draft plan

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

It's not as "grim" as it sounds, Environment Canterbury (ECan) says about its proposed 8.9 per cent total rates rise for the 2019-20 year.

On Thursday afternoon the ECan council approved its draft annual plan, which, after consultation and changes, has to be adopted by July 1.

If the proposed rise goes ahead unchanged, that will amount to another $25 a year on the rates bill for the owners of a $570,000 property in Christchurch, an extra $152 a year on a $5.1 million rural property in the Waimakariri district and about $13 a year on a $250,000 house in Waimate.

stuff.co.nz/environment/110570006/environment-canterburys-89-per-cent-total-rates-rise-in-draft-plan

9 hours ago

Free paint test pots available through Resene!

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

The 2019 Resene Hunger for Colour Appeal finishes next week so now is your chance to get your colour fix and help struggling families in your community by swapping a can of food for a test post of Resene paint!

All the cans received will be donated directly to Salvation Army foodbanks so make sure you head into your closest Resene store this weekend & show your support for this appeal!

bit.ly/2V7tixF

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9 hours ago

Funerals can be expensive

Manchester Unity Friendly Society

It is important to plan ahead. Combined with the stress of losing you, your loved ones can find themselves facing bills for thousands of dollars for funeral arrangements.
With our flexible cover Funeral Plans you can ease the financial burden for your loved ones.

When you’re ready to make the decision for a funeral plan check out our competitive plans and prices. We guarantee to accept applications from Members and their dependents between 16 and 85, with no prior medical checks.

The first 20 new policies sold will qualify for one year’s full free membership of Manchester Unity*. Check out the benefits here

*Applications must be made by 9th March 2019. To join Manchester Unity, you must apply for membership and pay the small annual membership fee.
Find out more!

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