54 days ago

Turn your balcony or patio into a lush garden

Rita Angus Retirement Village

If you have a green thumb, just imagine what you could do with a balcony with a fantastic view like this one at Murray Halberg Village. This elevated space offers the perfect blank canvas to create a lush outdoor space without lawn maintenance or heavy lifting.

Shane Fairbairn, Landscape Manager at Ryman Healthcare, shares some tips for creating the perfect outdoor space on your patio or balcony so you can enjoy the benefits of gardening without the hassles.

First, decide on a theme. Is it cosy and bohemian, sleek and minimalist, a lush urban jungle, or something else? Your vision will guide your plant and furniture choices.

For all his tips and advice click read more.

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More messages from your neighbours
19 minutes ago

Know Thy Neighbour? We are getting there!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We are loving seeing everyone's posts about themselves on our Know Thy Neighbour page.

Check out the neighbours in your area, you might find a walking group or choir to join and you might learn a few more neighbours names!

Feel like getting involved? Introduce yourself too, you might win one of our $50 Prezzy® card spot prizes...

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1 day ago

Poll: Does the building consent process need to change?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We definitely need homes that are fit to live in but there are often frustrations when it comes to getting consent to modify your own home.
Do you think changes need made to the current process for building consent? Share your thoughts below.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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Does the building consent process need to change?
  • 91.6% Yes
    91.6% Complete
  • 8.1% No
    8.1% Complete
  • 0.3% Other - I'll share below!
    0.3% Complete
691 votes
5 hours ago

Have you got a great recipe for chokos?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We're looking for delicious choko recipes to feature in NZ Gardener's June issue. Send your family's favourite ways to eat this versatile crop to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz by April 30, 2024. Every published recipe wins a copy of the June issue of NZ Gardener.

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