NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.
This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?
Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!
Entries close this Thursday 24th October 2019.
Nominations are now open for this year's Resene Colour Your Community! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.
You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - whether that is paint of product new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or refresh of a local playground.
We’ll also be selecting five winning entries plus asking members to vote in the People’s Choice Award!
Congratulations to our re-elected mayor Sheryl Mai for choosing a fully electric vehicle as her next mayoral car, as reported here in today's Northern Advocate.
It is a ratepayer-funded car, so some of us will probably object to the higher purchase cost of an electric vehicle at our expense (although the spending limit was not exceeded), however, the savings on running cost and the avoided emissions (which we are not yet costing properly in NZ) make this the absolutely correct decision.
Getting us underway on a just and fair transition to a sustainable, circular, low-emissions economy means taking a long-term view and investing in the right kinds of technology, not doing things on the cheap and playing the silly old keep-the-cost-down-in-the-short-term game. This is what walking the talk looks like, and I'm glad to see that some of our council members are setting a good example for all of us.
Movember is an opportunity for men to ditch their razors and grow a moustache to raise money and awareness about men's health. The funds raised each year go towards programmes targeted at prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Are you currently taking part in Movember? If so, we'd love to see pics of your 'stache! Share in the comments!