35 days ago

Looking for planting tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

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11 days ago

Favourite foodie finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.

2 days ago

Favourite summer holiday spots

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.

1 day ago

Why is Wanganui District Council supporting a name change of Pakaraka for Maxwell?

Vernon Neighbourly Lead from Whanganui

I read in the 25 November edition of the Wanganui Midweek, that the Council at their 3 August meeting supported the wish of a Maori group to change the name of Maxwell to Pakaraka and has already asked the NZ Geographic Board to make the change, despite the Council being required by central Government to carry out a “required community consultation”

That was 104 days ago and today, is the first notice I have of the Council’s, “required community consultation. “Further, ” I am required to make a submission on this already sought name change within the next 26 days; by 3 December. As if that time limit is inadequate, I am instructed to make my submission via the internet to


A most unfriendly and non existant internet address, which fails to ccnnect and returns a :

"'This is a 404 error, which means you've clicked on a bad link or entered an invalid URL'"

Error message

Why has the Council taken 104 day to ask for my submission?

Why has the Council given me only 26 Days to make a submission,

Why has the Council fobbed off their requirement to seek a “required community consultation” on to the Wanganui Midweek by mentioning it in the Community Link Page?

I have an interest in opposing the name change. Do You? Why is the council

1..Asking the NZ Geographic Board to change the name before carrying out the “required community consultation”

2..Why has the Council not given us adequate time to make a submission?

3..Why has council blocked any access to information and submissions by insisting application must be made to a nonexistent internet address?