53 days ago

Dealing with local weeds #2 Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium)

Sean from Carterton District

I say #2 as I have written quite a lot about Buckthorn that is rife in Carterton, but have all but eliminated from our property. Now Yarrow. Quite a bit in our lawn and in the berms in Lincoln Road Carterton. Often seen in roadsides when in flower, see pictures below. My research shows it is encouraged overseas and has some redeeming qualities, one is the use of its foliage providing good results on bleeding cuts when no sticking plaster is handy. I have a Lawnboy Sprayer and plan to give my lawn a treatment and have learnt that Dicamba that is in Turfix could have a good result. Hard to remove manually as its rhizomes (heavy stems that grows underground) are hard to remove completely. It was introduced as a component for pastures in New Zealand owing to its high mineral content and drought resistant properties but of course unwanted in our lawns! If anyone has other information to add that could be helpful, let me know.

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1 day ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Wellington!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Wellington, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇

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12 hours ago

Peaceful Wainuioru Studio for Rent

Yelshea from Wainuioru

Hi there
We are looking for a long-term tenant to rent our studio in Wainuioru. We are approximately 25 minutes from Masterton, so this one-bedroomed studio would be ideal for someone farming or working locally. The studio is fully furnished and rent/power/internet is $300pw. You have your own parking space and private deck with a large outdoor living area. If you would like to come and view the studio, please call 06 372 7171.

13 hours ago

Shop is open again...

Frances from Masterton District

Hi folks... hope life for you all, is getting back to "normal" again - whatever that might be.......... and, yes my wee shop is open once again. I have new stock on shelves of most products, and working on getting new signage for out front. If the sign is out - then shop is open - until 6th June open from 9. After that date more likely open from noon. Now selling Mountain Gold Manuka Honey. Photos are of a few of the products on the shelves.
First Honey plasters, and Manuka Lozenges are on special. Website is - www.everwell... . I will soon be back working elsewhere - part time once again - so shop cannot be open all day.