46 days ago

Did you know it's time to get eggplants started?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say August is the ideal time to sow eggplants. Plus keep your guard up against cold weather, choose flowers to grow from seed, get a move on with chillies and capsicums, start sowing basil and trick coriander seedlings.

Follow our guide to spring soil preparation and nominate a gardening hero for Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year. Plus go in the draw for $35 vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and sensational new peace lilies from Gellert’s.

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1 hour ago

Win a Vegepod worth over $500.

Mark Stevens Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Until the 11th of October, purchase a regional newspaper or the Sunday Star-Times, find the daily code and go into win 1 of 100 medium vegepod and trolley stands. Find out more

1 day ago

The Committee and members of REBUS WANGANUI invite YOU to join us at our October Gathering.

Vernon Neighbourly Lead from Whanganui

We hold a monthly meeting for retired, or those who consider themselves semi- retired persons, of all callings in our community who would appreciate an opportunity to gain more social contacts by meeting with others having similar interests or in similar circumstances.
Once Wanganui's original Probus Club, the name change to REBUS arose because the Australians franchised the name so large numbers of we Kiwi’s renamed our clubs as "REBUS,” and continued as before.

Our next meeting is at 10 am Tuesday 6 October in the Blind Foundation Building, 102 Peat Street Wanganui

A light morning tea is followed by some club business, a club speaker and then a guest speaker.
Following the speakers, those wishing attend to, then will gather for luncheon at Barracks Restaurant, (The Old RSA Building) ST Hill Street.

Should you be unable to attend our monthly meeting on 6 October, then please consider joining with us for our monthly coffee morning which is in “Parnells” on the corner of Victoria and Liverpool Streets, . Wednesday 21 October at 10 am.

In addition to the monthly gatherings regular social outings are arranged, with the next being a visit and tour of U.C.O.L. during Heritage Month.

Past examples of these outings may be viewed in copies of the Club’s Newsletters with more information about REBUS Wanganui including details of our very reasonable membership fees by clicking on the BLUE "Read More" links below.

Please feel free to join us, you would be most welcome.

6 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.