For some, giving their furry friend a sneaky piece of ham under the table is enough, but for others, buying and wrapping a Christmas present for their pet is tradition. Whether it be some edible treats, a new comfy bed, or an awesome outdoor toy for summer - do you include your pet on the gift shopping list? Vote in the poll below.
19.5% Absolutely - I spoil them rotten19.5% Complete
45% I buy something small - I don’t go overboard45% Complete
20% Nope - pressies are for the people20% Complete
15.6% I don’t have a pet15.6% Complete
“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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Heavy rain, slips and floodwaters inundated the country over the weekend. It is predicted that more "heavy weather" will hit the same regions this coming weekend.
Make sure you are aware of any information regarding road closures, power outages, and any safety advice issued.
Keep up to date through the live blog here.