37 days ago

Want to hear some great gardening advice?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Our ed Jo McCarroll and our ezine Get Growing editor Rachel Clare recently recorded the very first NZ Gardener podcast. Jo and Rachel talked about what's going on in their own backyards and suggested some edible crops you can sow and grow yourself. Jo gave a masterclass in planting tomatoes, the pair discussed peeing on lemon trees and keeping cats out of your vege beds, and Rachel talked to a Central Otago gardener who has to deal with extreme temperatures, extreme drought... and temperamental donkeys. You can also follow the conversation on Spotify and Stitcher. Let your friends know too!

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5 hours ago

We’re adjusting the electorate boundaries

Electoral Commission

We’re adjusting our electorate boundaries for the next two general elections.

By making sure each electorate has about the same number of people, we can give all New Zealanders equal representation in Parliament. It’s all balance.
If we move one of your electorate boundaries, you could end up in a different electorate to the one you’re in now – so we show you what we’re proposing before we make any changes and give you the opportunity to share your thoughts.

Have your say now at vote.nz
Find out more

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18 hours ago

Wanted survey participants for survey on public spaces. Closes Monday 16th

Becky from Where do we dance? Shaping Aotearoa New Zealand's Neighbourhoods

Over 18 and live in Wellington region (Including Porirua, Kāpiti, Wairarapa, Masterton, Hutt Valley and Wellington city)? We're keen to get your views of the public spaces in your neighbourhood, how you use them and how often. We hope to (better) understand how public spaces can impact on people's lives.

Fill in the survey for a chance to win $100 grocery vouchers 💵

Survey and more information can be found at www.wheredowedance.com...

Survey closes Monday 16 December 2019 at midnight.

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1 day ago

Catnip for pain relief

Caitlin from Northland

Hi all, a friend of mine has a beloved cat that is on “cage arrest” for the next month due to surgery not being possible to fix a fractured leg. While they were at the vet they noticed her cage was stuffed full with catnip and when questioned the reply was that it was a great natural pain relief.
This cat is a trooper but we can all see she is still struggling from time to time so I’m writing in hope someone may be growing catnip or even have a few seeds that we can plant ourselves.
I personally would be more than happy to provide finance for anything that could be given but of course donations will be welcomed with open arms.

Cheers, Caitlin.