Ruahine Forest Park, Ruahine Forest Park

172 days ago

Looking for planting tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing … View more
In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing frame for upwardly mobile crops plus go in the draw for vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and a vege grower’s hamper from Yates.

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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176 days ago

Get decorating and $ave with Resene!

Resene

It’s time to get decorating! From now until 2 November 2020 get up to 30% off quality paint and wallpaper at your Resene ColorShop.

Get 30% off Resene premium paint 4L and under, 30% off wallpaper, 25% off Resene premium paint 10L, 25% off the retail price of accessories, and 25% off Resene … View more
It’s time to get decorating! From now until 2 November 2020 get up to 30% off quality paint and wallpaper at your Resene ColorShop.

Get 30% off Resene premium paint 4L and under, 30% off wallpaper, 25% off Resene premium paint 10L, 25% off the retail price of accessories, and 25% off Resene cleaning products.

Discounts off the normal retail price, excludes trade, Crown, wall decals, WallPrint and PaintWise levy.
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178 days ago

Rural Recollections – Revisited. Exhibition by Manawatu artist Graham Christensen

Natasha from Ashhurst - Pohangina

Exhibition Opening 5.30pm Saturday 24 Oct, Yellow Church Gallery, Mangaweka

Graham’s solo exhibition Rural Recollections opened in March, and closed just a week later due to Covid19. The opening of ‘Rural Recollections – Revisited’ is an opportunity to join the artist in celebrating the … View more
Exhibition Opening 5.30pm Saturday 24 Oct, Yellow Church Gallery, Mangaweka

Graham’s solo exhibition Rural Recollections opened in March, and closed just a week later due to Covid19. The opening of ‘Rural Recollections – Revisited’ is an opportunity to join the artist in celebrating the re-opening of the exhibition, which includes several new works completed during lockdown.

You are invited to join us at 5.30pm on Saturday the 24th of October for a BBQ and complimentary drinks to celebrate the occasion. There will be an opportunity to chat to the artist and of course enjoy some great art.

There is no charge and no need to book – everyone is welcome. See you there!

Graham’s paintings depict his life-long love of farming and the unique landscape that New Zealand offers. His works are a reminiscence of rural life and moments in time that make up the rich tapestry of our farming communities and their significant place in our country’s history.

Click here to read a Stuff article about Graham: www.stuff.co.nz...

Check out Graham’s website to see more of his work: www.grahamchristensen.co.nz...
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178 days ago

A Family Affair of Fibre Art exhibition – Final Week.

Natasha from Ashhurst - Pohangina

Feilding and Districts Art Society, 104 Manchester St, Feilding


If you haven’t yet seen it, be sure to drop in to the Feilding and Districts Art Society to see the latest exhibition by Esther Nitschke MBE and her talented family.
The final day of the exhibition is Friday the 23rd of … View more
Feilding and Districts Art Society, 104 Manchester St, Feilding


If you haven’t yet seen it, be sure to drop in to the Feilding and Districts Art Society to see the latest exhibition by Esther Nitschke MBE and her talented family.
The final day of the exhibition is Friday the 23rd of October.

Esther Nitschke MBE
Esther has been weaving for over 57 years and one of her very first exhibitions was at the Feilding Art Centre. Esther will be exhibiting her weaving and felting work and is thrilled to share this exhibition, back at the Feilding Art Centre, with her extremely talented family.

Sandra Hall
Sandra is an internationally recognised fibre artist in her own right. Sandra ran a successful smocking business for nearly 30 years but in 2010 whilst preparing for an exhibition on Waiheke Island she felt the need to change it up and add textile art to the exhibition. Sandra’s contemporary work incorporates copper, rusted old table cloths and doilies, pianola rolls, handmade silk paper, and discarded items juxtaposed against delicate needle craft. The result is stunning.

Neville Nitschke
Neville is based in Marton and has had an interesting variety of jobs over the years but it was working in tree felling that led to his interest in furniture making. Neville allows the shape and grain of the timber to dictate what final object will be. All of the pieces in the exhibition have been milled by Neville himself.

Stephanie Hall
Esther taught her granddaughter Stephanie to weave and she now weaves on a loom made by her late grandfather Bruce Nitschke. Stephanie say’s “Since starting knitting and weaving there is rarely a day that goes by that I don’t pick up the needles or shuttle and I find the planning and calculations speak to my analytical brain and the motion and creation is meditative”.

Michael Wells
Michael has been a member of the Kimbolton Fire Service for 20 years. He started experimenting with airbrush art whilst he had a young family but stepped away from it as life became busy. Recently has been honing his skills and enjoying creating again as he prepares for the upcoming exhibition.

Jackson Wells
10 year old Jackson brings us a photographic masterpiece - a self portrait he captured whilst riding his motorbike.

178 days ago

A Bloke’s Day Out

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Why not treat yourself to a bloke’s day out for a grooming WOF? Just be wary of the barbershop – between the bay rum oil, hot towels, banter, and leather chairs, you won’t want to leave!

Bevis, a resident at Ryman’s Anthony Wilding Village, recently received a gentleman’s makeover. The… View more
Why not treat yourself to a bloke’s day out for a grooming WOF? Just be wary of the barbershop – between the bay rum oil, hot towels, banter, and leather chairs, you won’t want to leave!

Bevis, a resident at Ryman’s Anthony Wilding Village, recently received a gentleman’s makeover. The day began at the barbershop where Bevis and his barber Kohl shared plenty of laughs. Next up, a personal stylist helped Bevis select clothes he looked and felt great in. Being pampered isn’t the norm for Bevis but based on his smile, we’re confident he loved every minute.
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179 days ago

Looking for spring planting tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we invite you to Hawke's Bay’s Wildflower Sculpture Festival. It’s also time to harvest broad beans, sow carrots, protect your strawberries from birds, water seedlings gently, and get lawns ready for summer.

Check out our courgette variety guide and growing tips … View more
In this week’s issue we invite you to Hawke's Bay’s Wildflower Sculpture Festival. It’s also time to harvest broad beans, sow carrots, protect your strawberries from birds, water seedlings gently, and get lawns ready for summer.

Check out our courgette variety guide and growing tips plus go in the draw for spring vege packs from Tui and ‘Blue Star’ ferns from Gellert’s.

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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180 days ago

First Rung, episode 2, is here!

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi team! Thank you so much for your support of First Rung, our first podcast!
The launch last week went even better than we'd hoped. I'm over the moon.
I thought I'd drop by to let you know this week's episode, Location, Location, Location, is out now.
Just like the first … View more
Hi team! Thank you so much for your support of First Rung, our first podcast!
The launch last week went even better than we'd hoped. I'm over the moon.
I thought I'd drop by to let you know this week's episode, Location, Location, Location, is out now.
Just like the first one, it's packed with tips, advice and anecdotes from experts and home owners on every aspect of buying your first home. It also comes with a chance to win a $500 Resene prize pack.
In episode 2, we talk to a first time buyer who moved from one end of the country to the other for a chance to get on the ladder, hear about apartments as a viable first home option and an expert gives us some tips on how to choose the right lawyer.
We all know buying a home is one of the toughest, most daunting things we might ever do as adults, so it doesn't hurt to get some expert advice and support. That's what we wanted to give you with First Rung.
Give episode 2 a listen and let us know what you think - and I hope you're all in to win that crackin' prize pack!

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181 days ago

Recap: Get answers to your DIY and decorating dilemmas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, thanks to everyone who joined us for our live chat with Resene’s colour consultant Brenda Ngatai and tech expert Jay Sharples.

The questions were coming thick and fast, and Jay and Brenda very kindly stayed later than planned to get through as many as they could, but we're … View more
Hey neighbours, thanks to everyone who joined us for our live chat with Resene’s colour consultant Brenda Ngatai and tech expert Jay Sharples.

The questions were coming thick and fast, and Jay and Brenda very kindly stayed later than planned to get through as many as they could, but we're sorry if we didn't get to yours. If you submitted a question and missed the chat, checkout the recap, here.

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182 days ago

Have you voted in the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear gardeners, while the entire nation is in the mood to vote, don't miss out on having your say in who becomes our Gardener of the Year! Read their stories, choose your favourite, and vote for them!

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182 days ago

Have fun in the water!

Hilton Brown Swimming

Summer is coming. Term 4 is underway and we are back in level 1 – woo hoo! Are you and your family summer swimming ready?

Touch base with us today to book in for your FREE trial lesson. The Free Trial is open to all new customers.
Find out more

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183 days ago

Dreams of loved ones who have passed on

Raewyn from Ashhurst - Pohangina

Hi my name is Raewyn and I am currently researching the incidents of people who have dreamed of people they love who have passed away. With covid and the difficulty of visiting friends and family in their last days, I am interested in whether people feel they said goodbye in a dream.
If you can … View more
Hi my name is Raewyn and I am currently researching the incidents of people who have dreamed of people they love who have passed away. With covid and the difficulty of visiting friends and family in their last days, I am interested in whether people feel they said goodbye in a dream.
If you can include the details of the dream, the time between the passing and of the dream and also if the passing was expected or not. All replies will be treated with confidence and respect.
Please email me at shoemarkraewyn@gmail.com
Thank you for your time.

185 days ago

Reverse Equity Mortgage gives you options.

SBS Bank

Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the … View more
Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the flexible loan means regular payments aren’t required and you can repay all or some of the loan at any time.

For more details visit our sbsbank.co.nz/, contact your local SBS branch or call 0800 727 2265.

Eligibility Criteria, Terms and Conditions, and fees apply.
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186 days ago

Thanks for doing good in your hood!

The Warehouse

If you’re shopping at your local The Warehouse, we need to say thanks, because you’re helping us give the planet a hand!

We’re on a journey to make it easier to shop sustainably. We’ve got more than 5,000 products on our shelves that are easier on the planet and easier on your wallet. … View more
If you’re shopping at your local The Warehouse, we need to say thanks, because you’re helping us give the planet a hand!

We’re on a journey to make it easier to shop sustainably. We’ve got more than 5,000 products on our shelves that are easier on the planet and easier on your wallet. So it’s easy to do good every time you stop in and shop. Join us on our journey here .
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186 days ago

National Gardening Week 19-26th October

Yates NZ

Planting for a better planet has never been more important - for food, for the environment and for health. This year in particular many Kiwis have found solace in our gardens, or embraced gardening for the first time.

The call is out to New Zealanders to get growing this National Gardening WeekView more
Planting for a better planet has never been more important - for food, for the environment and for health. This year in particular many Kiwis have found solace in our gardens, or embraced gardening for the first time.

The call is out to New Zealanders to get growing this National Gardening Week and reap the rewards of home-grown food.

To help kickstart your vegie patch and live a more sustainable life, Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 18th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.
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194 days ago

October is Save Kiwi Month

The Team from Kiwis for kiwi

Only a few hundred years ago, millions of kiwi roamed Aotearoa. Today, New Zealand is home to around 70,000 kiwi, and despite efforts that number drops by 2% every year.

Save Kiwi Month is an annual celebration of all things kiwi. Join the Kiwis for kiwi Neighbourly group to learn about our … View more
Only a few hundred years ago, millions of kiwi roamed Aotearoa. Today, New Zealand is home to around 70,000 kiwi, and despite efforts that number drops by 2% every year.

Save Kiwi Month is an annual celebration of all things kiwi. Join the Kiwis for kiwi Neighbourly group to learn about our national icon, find out about kiwi conservation efforts around the country, and find out how you can help make a difference to the kiwi population from the comfort of your own home >>> www.neighbourly.co.nz...

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