Otorohanga District, Otorohanga

56 days ago

Blueberry Update

Westlea Blueberries

Our Blueberries are looking promising . In full flower now, with no frosts, the variety in the photo is called Centra, mainly they go for export, you won't see these in the
supermarket, but they are available at our shop in February through to March.
You are welcome to come by and look at … View more
Our Blueberries are looking promising . In full flower now, with no frosts, the variety in the photo is called Centra, mainly they go for export, you won't see these in the
supermarket, but they are available at our shop in February through to March.
You are welcome to come by and look at the beautiful flowers and watch the bees at work by appointment.

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58 days ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
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58 days ago

Prepared For Anything - October 1st to 31st 🎒📻🥫🔦🧴⚡️🔋🧻🧰📋🩹🧯🌊🥾🧼

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Here at Neighbourhood Support we know first hand that communities that stay connected and prepared fare better in emergencies and natural disasters than those without a plan.

For the month of October, we want to see how you tackle emergency preparedness. From getting first aid training and … View more
Here at Neighbourhood Support we know first hand that communities that stay connected and prepared fare better in emergencies and natural disasters than those without a plan.

For the month of October, we want to see how you tackle emergency preparedness. From getting first aid training and stocking up on essentials to putting together a grab n’ go bag or working with your neighbours to create a neighbourhood resillience plan, a little bit of planning goes a long way to make sure you and your community can get through any situation. Joining or setting up a Neighbourhood Support group is a great way to keep in touch and work together to reach out, look out and help out one another no matter what life may bring.

Don’t forget! This month also coincides with New Zealand’s national earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi, ShakeOut, which will be taking place on Thursday, October 28th at 9:30am.

Let us know how you’re getting prepared this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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58 days ago

Pin it - Sleepy sloth

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Awamutu

Creating a mood board or pinboard using Resene FX Blackboard Paint to keep household notes tidy is easy with this inspiring project.

Find out how to create your own.

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59 days ago

The Impacts of Climate Change on Insurance costs

Climate Insights

Our homes can be our greatest investment and protecting our homes against climate change has become more important than ever.

Our changing climate poses risks to our natural and built environments. Swiss Re in a global analysis of insurance risk said to “expect climate risks to raise global … View more
Our homes can be our greatest investment and protecting our homes against climate change has become more important than ever.

Our changing climate poses risks to our natural and built environments. Swiss Re in a global analysis of insurance risk said to “expect climate risks to raise global property premiums by 33-41% between 2020 and 2040”. The potential increase was deemed a direct consequence of our changing climate.

Our Climate Insights property report provides easily understood information on change to risks for your current or a future property. The report includes robust and actionable information for residential property owners, tenants and investors to enhance their property’s climate resilience.
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59 days ago

New website

The Team from Office for Seniors

Our new Office for Seniors website is now live!

The website is a great resource for older New Zealanders to find helpful information. It’s been designed with our older audience in mind so it’s easy to navigate.

It also outlines the role of the Office for Seniors.

Visit … View more
Our new Office for Seniors website is now live!

The website is a great resource for older New Zealanders to find helpful information. It’s been designed with our older audience in mind so it’s easy to navigate.

It also outlines the role of the Office for Seniors.

Visit officeforseniors.govt.nz

59 days ago

Thinking of a weekend project? Make this harvest basket.

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and gardeners,

Here's another great project from our DIY guru Jacob Leaf.

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59 days ago

Just for laughs!

Robert Anderson from

"I HATE having a messy house. Not enough to actually clean it. But enough to give it a really disgusted stare from my seat on the couch."

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62 days ago

Poll: What attachments are you after this spring?

AGrowQuip

It’s the end of September and Spring is upon us. What are you busy doing on your farm?

Have you got the right farm equipment for the spring season and the hay season? What is the gear that you need?

AGrowQuip has a huge range of agricultural attachments for the jobs you need to do and the … View more
It’s the end of September and Spring is upon us. What are you busy doing on your farm?

Have you got the right farm equipment for the spring season and the hay season? What is the gear that you need?

AGrowQuip has a huge range of agricultural attachments for the jobs you need to do and the best brands. We have Limited stock in store now.

Stop by any of our locations today:
Cambridge, Hamilton, Pukekohe, Silverdale
Contact us

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What attachments are you after this spring?
  • 12.5% Mowers
    12.5% Complete
  • 0% Tedders
    0% Complete
  • 0% Hay Rakes
    0% Complete
  • 0% Spreaders
    0% Complete
  • 0% Disc Harrows
    0% Complete
  • 12.5% Power Harrows
    12.5% Complete
  • 12.5% Rippers
    12.5% Complete
  • 62.5% Soft Hands
    62.5% Complete
8 votes
60 days ago

Fire Proofing for business & residential

Robert Anderson from

Fires spread QUCKLY - It takes 3 minutes for a manageable fire to turn into something that is dangerous and fast-moving.


You can help keep fires from spreading quickly by having your curtains and upholsteries treated with a fire-retardant solution. Fire-retarding curtain fabric dramatically … View more
Fires spread QUCKLY - It takes 3 minutes for a manageable fire to turn into something that is dangerous and fast-moving.


You can help keep fires from spreading quickly by having your curtains and upholsteries treated with a fire-retardant solution. Fire-retarding curtain fabric dramatically slows the progress of the flame. We spray on a solution that helps prevent the fire from catching onto the curtains and igniting them, allowing the flame to travel upwards quickly.


The 2016 Building regulations now require curtains in ANY public space (such as a restaurant, school, hall) to have fire retardant curtains.


Our solution is quick to apply, odourless, can be applied on site, good for natural and synthetic materials, and we provide a 5 year Certificate of Compliance for AS 1530 Part 2 (the Australian & NZ standard for flame-retardant fabrics for use in curtains and drapes).
Call us on 0800 579 0501 to find out more.

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61 days ago

Come work with us!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

OPPORTUNITY 🙌🏼 Are you a change-maker in your community and looking to join an awesome social movement?

We might have the perfect role for you!

Neighbours Day Aotearoa (NDA) is looking for a community-minded people to activate the Neighbours Day kaupapa through their existing networks … View more
OPPORTUNITY 🙌🏼 Are you a change-maker in your community and looking to join an awesome social movement?

We might have the perfect role for you!

Neighbours Day Aotearoa (NDA) is looking for a community-minded people to activate the Neighbours Day kaupapa through their existing networks and connections. We are looking for 13 Neighbours Day Aotearoa Connectors to join the team and help us activate NDA across the motu.

What the role could involve?

- Meeting with a community local group and encouraging them to hold an event
- Visiting a local library to drop off posters
- Spreading the Neighbours Day Aotearoa message at your local Marae
- Chatting with people in the street and encouraging them to do something neighbourly
- Stopping by the community garden to let them know about the Neighbours Day theme for 2022

We have a dedicated team that will work alongside you and training is provided. www.neighboursday.org.nz...

61 days ago

Tegel recalls patties due to undeclared allergen

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Tegel has issued a recall for one of its products after gluten was detected in one of their gluten-free products.

In a statement, the Ministry for Primary Industries said that the recall only affected a specific batch of Gluten Free Classic Chicken Burgers and those with a gluten allergy or … View more
Tegel has issued a recall for one of its products after gluten was detected in one of their gluten-free products.

In a statement, the Ministry for Primary Industries said that the recall only affected a specific batch of Gluten Free Classic Chicken Burgers and those with a gluten allergy or intolerance should not consume the product.

Here's what you need to know:

- The batch marking on the affected product is 81242, with a AUG 2022 best before date.
- The product is sold across New Zealand at the following supermarkets
Countdown: North and South Island
SuperValue: North Island
FreshChoice: North and South Island
New World: Balclutha
Pak'n Save: Upper North Island
Four Square: Upper North Island

Consumers with any questions are advised to contact Tegel Foods Limited on 0800 24 42 536.

Find more information on this recall by visiting the New Zealand Food Safety Website.

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61 days ago

What does the maramataka say about when to sow and grow?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours and gardeners,

Dr Nick Roskruge, a professor of ethnobotany at Massey University’s School of Agriculture & Environment, explains what the maramataka says about kōanga (spring).

62 days ago

Hillcrest High School Reunion - Easter 2022

Hillcrest Highschool

Next year Hillcrest High School will be celebrating 50 years (1972 to 2022) with a reunion planned for 14 to 17 April 2022 (Easter weekend). The reunion committee has been working since the beginning of this year to create a programme that will showcase Hillcrest over the last 50 years and provide … View moreNext year Hillcrest High School will be celebrating 50 years (1972 to 2022) with a reunion planned for 14 to 17 April 2022 (Easter weekend). The reunion committee has been working since the beginning of this year to create a programme that will showcase Hillcrest over the last 50 years and provide an opportunity for you to catch up with classmates, teachers and colleagues, many of whom you would have not seen for many years.

Former student Brian Winter is writing a book about the history of the school, which will be on sale online and during the reunion.

For information please email contact@hillcresthigh50.com or visit the Hillcrest High School website www.hillcrest-high.school.nz and follow the reunion link to the reunion website. The reunion website contains all contact details, registration for the reunion and alumni, as well as the various events.
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62 days ago

Enjoy the good life

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Assisted living makes life easier, with housekeeping taken care of and a chef-prepared meal every day. It’s great for you, and reassuring for your family, because they know you’re being looked after. Best of all, it frees up more time to do the things you love!
Apartments are in the heart of … View more
Assisted living makes life easier, with housekeeping taken care of and a chef-prepared meal every day. It’s great for you, and reassuring for your family, because they know you’re being looked after. Best of all, it frees up more time to do the things you love!
Apartments are in the heart of the village, with easy access to everything the village has to offer.
The feeling of togetherness is the icing on the cake for residents, this is enhanced by a variety of outings, regular transport options and opportunities to join in with activities when you feel like it.
Learn more

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