46 days ago

Have you seen this pest plant?

Environment Canterbury

Purple loosestrife/Lythrum salicaria
- Rapidly invades damp ground and shallow water.
- Overtops native species with dense bushy growth.
- Is an upright, perennial that can grow to 3m high.
- Has long purple/pink flower-spikes appear at the end of the stems, Dec-Feb.
- Leaves are in pairs, opposite each other.
- The stems are usually square in cross-section.
- Leaves and stems die back in winter to re-emerge in spring.

Report pests using the Find-A-Pest app, or by contacting us direct on 0800 324 636 or biosecurity@ecan.govt.nz.

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More messages from your neighbours
6 minutes ago

The winners are...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora neighbours,

Just a quick update from us - the Neighbourly team have cleared out the prize drawer and we've got five $100 Prezzy® Cards to give away. Check out if you're one of the winners below and if you recognise any of your neighbours be sure to let them know!

- Bill K from Cockle Bay
- Gil P from Hillcrest
- Graham G from Epsom
- Joan W from Southshore
- Rachel M from Featherston

Claim your prize by getting in touch with us at helpdesk@neighbourly.co.nz and your share of $500 will be coming your way.

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1 hour ago

We Say/You Say: Water committee

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Northern Outlook

Hi Canterbury,

Have you got what it takes to join your local water committee?

Environment Canterbury have put out a call for Cantabrians to join their local water zone committees, with 9 out of 10 bodies requiring new members.

The committees' responsibility is to develop various plans of action that aim to deliver on Environment Canterbury's water conservation goals as published in the Canterbury Water Management Strategy.

Targets include improvements to the local ecosystem, efficient water usage and adherence to the principles of Kaitiakitanga - a Māori worldview on environment management.

Lower Waitaki Water Zone Committee Chair Bruce Murphy was selected to his local committee a few years ago and is pleased with the work that has been done to improve the health of his local waterway.

"I joined the committee to continue improving the health of Waikakahi Stream, which 25 years ago was in a bad state. Thanks to buy-in from the community, it is now a healthy fishery and I want to keep it that way," he said.

Applications close May 10.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments featured in the Northern Outlook.

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7 hours ago

Do You Know A Psychotherapist?

Auckland University of Technology

How has being close to someone who has trained and practises psychotherapy affected you?

Very little research has been conducted into the experiences of people close to psychotherapists and I believe this is an important area of inquiry.

I would like to meet and interview people about their experiences with the intention of understanding how being close to a person who has trained and practises psychotherapy impacts the lives of significant others.

I am looking for people who meet the following criteria:
• Partners, children, parents, or siblings of someone practising psychotherapy
• Have lived with the person practising psychotherapy for a period of more than five years during and/or after their training.
• Are over the age of 18 years

Confidentiality all information shared will be treated with absolute confidentiality. All efforts will be made to ensure participants remain unidentifiable in the final report and your privacy respected at all times.

If you agree to participate, then I would interview you for approximately one hour and no more than ninety minutes.

A small koha will be offered in appreciation of participation.

If you think you would like to participate or have any further questions, please contact Jane Tuson tusonj@icloud.com or 021 716622. I can send a full participation information sheet to you.

Ngā mihi kia koutou katoa
Jane Tuson

(Jane Tuson is a practising psychotherapist and doctoral student at Auckland University of Technology). Approved by AUT Ethics Committee (AUTEC) 2 November 2020 / application 20/322.

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