This year's event runs from March 20 - 30th with the theme being 'The Great Plant Swap' as an easy way for neighbourhoods to grow stronger together.
Here's some ideas for ways you could get involved:
• swap seeds with a neighbour
• gift a plant you've grown to a neighbour
• take some flowers to a neighbour
• organise a produce swap
• share garden tips or recipes for food in season
• create community gardens or berm pollinator pathways
• host an inclusive garden-themed working bee
• a friendly neighbourhood BBQ with homegrown ingredients
The options are endless! At the end of the day, our shared aim is to help bring people together by encouraging intentional connection with our neighbours. Whether that be organising a street party, sharing a cuppa, or simply saying ‘Kia Ora!” to those who live around you, every action helps to create a safer and more connected New Zealand.
Sat. 24th 8am -11am At the containers behind Caltex, Main Rd Katikati Indoor & outdoor furniture, tools, books, bric-a-brac and much more. Come and look among the bargains
Do you need to learn basic digital skills?
Here's a free course to help you.
You’ll get the skills and confidence to start using computers, create documents and keep in touch with family and friends over the internet.
Don’t be shy, call us today at 0800 526 672 or sign up now.
MetService has lifted the warning for Bay of Plenty and widespread heavy rain for much of the North Island has passed.
There is the potential for flash flooding and damage to property tonight as a severe weather system passes through the Bay of Plenty region.
In a statement, MetService said that there was a chance of peak rates of 20mm to 30mm of rainfall per hour with thunderstorms possible from the deep low-pressure system.
Motorists are asked to exercise caution and drive to the conditions as visibility may be reduced.
The remainder of the North Island should be covered by heavy falls by early Wednesday as the low moves southeast over New Zealand.
To keep up to date with the latest weather information, please go to the MetService Severe Weather Information page.