Kia ora Whangārei,
What has been some good news in your neighbourhood that's happened during the lockdown?
Kia ora neighbours, we're getting a lot of stories about Covid-19 saturating our newsfeed and the media as of late and we're keen on helping put a damper on that. We'd love for you to tell us some of the more light-hearted stories that you think deserve a shoutout.
Maybe it's a community hero that's been helping out those that are self-isolating, something you discovered while out exercising in your bubble, or something you're doing to help pass the time.
Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Whangārei Leader.
Veterinary Behaviour Services NZ
Are you ready for fireworks night?
Next week is the 5th of November and many animals around NZ will be struggling with the noise of fireworks 💥
If you know your cat or dog struggles with loud noises, we can set up a few things to help them!
💥 Set up an area they can retreat to that is (ideally) sound proof and comfortable ahead of time
💥 Ensure they are inside and safe. Many dogs and cats go missing this time of the year after running away from the noise….
💥 Close the curtains and play calming music to drown out the booms
💥 Try diverting their attention with food toys, play or positive reinforcement training
💥 Use pheromones (adaptil for dogs, feliway for cats) to help them feel calm and at home
💥Some animals will be helped by anxiety wraps (I’ll be sharing a DIY wrap later in the week).
If your animal really struggles though, now is the time to reach out to your veterinary team for some help, then get in contact with me to make a plan before the next big fireworks event!
The team at New Zealand Gardener has been hard at work creating their new Houseplant Special Edition - an essential compendium for anyone who's interested in growing their own houseplants.
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It's back! Nominations are now open for Resene's Colour Your Community 2021! 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 the paint for a 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!