Pleasant Point - Temuka, Pleasant Point

22 days ago

Houseplants looking sick? The plant doctor answers your questions

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to … View more
Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to turn yellow or an infestation of bugs to set in.

We put some of your houseplant questions to the plant doctors from Kings Plant Barn to diagnose. Find their answers here.

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22 days ago

1933: 'A red-letter day for women'

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Did you know...

“Although New Zealand is believed to have been the first country in the world to give women the right to sit in Parliament, it is one of the few which have consistently refused to elect a woman to its national assembly,” The Press wrote on September 14, … View more
Hey neighbours,

Did you know...

“Although New Zealand is believed to have been the first country in the world to give women the right to sit in Parliament, it is one of the few which have consistently refused to elect a woman to its national assembly,” The Press wrote on September 14, 1933.

“Legislation permitting women to stand for Parliament was introduced in 1919 by the then Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. W. F. Massey, and subsequently passed.”

Lyttelton MP Elizabeth McCombs​ had just shattered that glass ceiling after a by-election, becoming New Zealand’s first woman MP.

She had previously run as the Labour candidate in Kaiapoi and Christchurch North and became the Lyttelton candidate in a by-election after the death of her husband, James, who had held the seat since 1913.

The Press noted that “Mrs McCombs’s majority is larger than any Mr McCombs secured during his whole 20 years in Parliament”.

The Press reported from a packed Returned Soldiers’ Association Hall in Lyttelton.

“‘This is the proudest moment of my life,’ said Mrs McCombs, ‘but yet one of the saddest. You all know that my husband wished more than anything else on earth that I should sit in Parliament, and we had both hoped we should sit there together. I cannot help feeling a tinge of bitterness that it was not to be.’

McCombs died before the 1935 election, and was succeeded by her son, Sir Terence McCombs, who held the Lyttelton seat until 1951.

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23 days ago

Resident-friendly terms that stack up!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector. Our base weekly … View more
Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector. Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your townhouse or apartment*, and comprehensive care can be dialled up as your needs change.

Terms like these provide you with greater confidence to live the way you want. They not only stack up in the retirement industry, they lead the way. *Some conditions apply.
Learn more

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24 days ago

Specialist Professional Dairy Hoof Care

Hoof It

The team at Hoof-it provides our dairy farmers with a professional hoof care service, that is second to none. We cover the north island.

The products available on our webshop are of supreme quality but at the lowest possible prices.

Contact us, so we can help you !!

Website - … View more
The team at Hoof-it provides our dairy farmers with a professional hoof care service, that is second to none. We cover the north island.

The products available on our webshop are of supreme quality but at the lowest possible prices.

Contact us, so we can help you !!

Website - https://hoofit.nz/
Call us at 021 278 8278
Email - info@hoofit.nz
Find out more

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25 days ago

Calling all Small Business Owners!

Neighbourly Team

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Usually $150, Neighbourly Premium enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your Business. Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and … View more
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26 days ago

Cycling fan to undertake gruelling Le Race dressed as Darth Vader

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Friday neighbours,

Andrew Luddington is hoping he will have a little luck when he takes on a gruelling ride from Christchurch to Akaroa, all while dressed as Darth Vader.

Luddington is preparing to transform into the Star Wars villain for the upcoming 100-kilometre Miles Continental Le… View more
Happy Friday neighbours,

Andrew Luddington is hoping he will have a little luck when he takes on a gruelling ride from Christchurch to Akaroa, all while dressed as Darth Vader.

Luddington is preparing to transform into the Star Wars villain for the upcoming 100-kilometre Miles Continental Le Race cycle event, on an all-steel, 12-speed bike from 1978.

The 55-year-old will be among hundreds of participants at the start line on Saturday, blasting Star Wars music from a megaphone attached to his 40-year-old bike while in full Sith Lord attire.

Have you checked out Le Race before?

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26 days ago

Would you like to win gardening gear and plant nursery vouchers?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Subscribe to our free ezine! Follow this week’s guide to growing chicory and radicchio. Harvest flowers for dried arrangements, plant fast-growing Asian greens, look out for cicada damage and wasps and fill gaps in shelter belts before winter.
Build your own sun-lounger and learn how to divide… View more
Subscribe to our free ezine! Follow this week’s guide to growing chicory and radicchio. Harvest flowers for dried arrangements, plant fast-growing Asian greens, look out for cicada damage and wasps and fill gaps in shelter belts before winter.
Build your own sun-lounger and learn how to divide Bearded Irises. Plus go in the draw to win handspreaders from GARDENA and $35 vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here.

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26 days ago

Stock Clearance

Christine Ashburton from Red Cross Shop Ashburton

Come into The Red Cross shop on Burnett Street and check out the racks of reduced summer stock

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26 days ago

Honda C 50 step thru motor bike and or parts wanted ?

Waka from Timaru

Do you have a Honda C 50 step thru or bike parts; seat, carrier, exhaust pipe, motor etc in your sheds gathering cobwebs ?

26 days ago

Indoor pot plant holder

The Team from Resene ColorShop Timaru

Make your own indoor planter and paint it in your favourite bold Resene colour to bring a bit of nature indoors to enjoy year round.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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28 days ago

Upcycling Awards is back for 2021!

Resene

Do you have old things lying around that you've been meaning to spruce up or recreate? It's time to unleash your DIY skills and bring out your inner artistic spirit. Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

Give us … View more
Do you have old things lying around that you've been meaning to spruce up or recreate? It's time to unleash your DIY skills and bring out your inner artistic spirit. Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

Give us your all, we want to see your creations! Check out some of last years' entires here.

Take part in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards. There are four great prizes worth $500 up for grabs: a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!
Learn more

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30 days ago

Calling all painters

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours,
are you using the long weekend to tackle that long-over due reno? Or do you have a project you'd love to do in your home or garden but don't know where to start?

The experts at Resene are offering to help answer all your painting and decorating questions. Whether … View more
Hey neighbours,
are you using the long weekend to tackle that long-over due reno? Or do you have a project you'd love to do in your home or garden but don't know where to start?

The experts at Resene are offering to help answer all your painting and decorating questions. Whether it's how to choose the right type of paint to cover a stain, how to go about planning a mural, or how long you really need to spend on sanding down that woodwork, they're happy to help.

Send us your question at homed@stuff.co.nz or leave it in the comments and we'll put the best questions to the Resene team (please note: we may not be able to answer every single question). The answers will be published in an article on Stuff ahead of the long weekend.

If you don't want us to use your comment or name on Stuff, please mention that in your post.

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28 days ago

It's NZRC National Annual Appeal Week!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Ashburton

Want to donate to our Red Cross Appeal but can’t find any of our street collectors in your area?
Stop by your local Red Cross Shop, and we’ll help you get this sorted!
Just approach one of our friendly Red Cross Shop volunteers by the till and let them know that you wish to donate to the Red … View more
Want to donate to our Red Cross Appeal but can’t find any of our street collectors in your area?
Stop by your local Red Cross Shop, and we’ll help you get this sorted!
Just approach one of our friendly Red Cross Shop volunteers by the till and let them know that you wish to donate to the Red Cross Appeal.

To find the Red Cross Shop near you, click the link below to visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you!

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30 days ago

Silver travellers and their dollars are propping up the tourism industry

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Semi-retired Alexandra lawyer Gordon Rayner is a prime example of the Kiwi “silver” travellers who are propping up the tourism industry.

His overseas itinerary for 2020 was supposed to include a sailing trip to Fiji, watching wildlife in the Australian outback, rafting in Russia and a road … View more
Semi-retired Alexandra lawyer Gordon Rayner is a prime example of the Kiwi “silver” travellers who are propping up the tourism industry.

His overseas itinerary for 2020 was supposed to include a sailing trip to Fiji, watching wildlife in the Australian outback, rafting in Russia and a road trip through the United States.

Instead, the 63-year-old and wife Mary Tritt visited Northland and the Marlborough Sounds, sailed the Hauraki gulf, made eight mountain biking and cycle trail trips, fished on charter boats in the Bay of Islands, and spent $24,000 on a bucket-list cruise to the subantarctic islands.

Have you switched your holiday plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic? Have you visited part of New Zealand you haven't been to before - or for a long time - or are you planning to? Read more about NZ's 'silver' travellers here and tell us about your experiences in the comments below.

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30 days ago

NZ House & Garden Tours are coming to Christchurch!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

With rescheduled tour dates, this is your chance to secure tickets to the previously sold-out NZ House & Garden Tours in Christchurch! The tours will now take place this week, on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 March.

The self-driven tour includes 8 homes, featuring a Richmond home rebuilt as a … View more
With rescheduled tour dates, this is your chance to secure tickets to the previously sold-out NZ House & Garden Tours in Christchurch! The tours will now take place this week, on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 March.

The self-driven tour includes 8 homes, featuring a Richmond home rebuilt as a perfect replica of a historic mansion destroyed in the earthquakes, a restoration that featured on Grand Designs NZ, as well as a beach-front property that boasts an eight-car garage.

With only a few ticket holders not able to make the new tour dates, we only have a limited number of tickets available, so be sure to purchase your tickets quickly to secure your place on this tour!
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