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.
The deaths of six kea following a 1080 drop in Otago were the result of a "perfect storm", internal documents reveal.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) dropped 1080 in the Matukituki Valley in Mt Aspiring National Park as part of a predator control operation on February 11. Within days there were indications of kea deaths.
Emails and text messages released to Stuff, under the Official Information Act reveal one DOC staff member believed the birds' scrounging and the two pre-feeds that preceded the drop had created a "perfect storm".
Read the full story here.
Netball legend and real estate advocate Joan Harnett-Kindley says it was “always a battle’’ championing women in male-dominated worlds, but she's proud her work has been recognised.
Wanaka-based Harnett-Kindley was a trailblazer for netball in the 1960s, helping popularise the sport as a rising star, before going on to become one of the first female advocates for the real estate industry.
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