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2 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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21 hours ago

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

The Team from New Zealand Police

From 6am tomorrow morning, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for the next seven days.

More details available at www.covid19.govt.nz....

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21 hours ago

Your neighbourhood is now at Alert Level 2

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.

Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could … View more
**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.

Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could eliminate concern that there are other chains of transmission to identify.

Ashley Bloomfield asked people to keep an eye out for atypical symptoms
"This new variant of the virus, the B117, does seem to be presenting with symptoms that are not the typical respiratory symptoms," he said.

If you have muscle aches, do consider this might be a Covid-19 symptom.
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Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country will move to Alert Level 2 until at least 6 March.

Here's what you need to know:
- Case M, the latest Covid-19 case, is a 21-year-old male, the older sibling of a Papatoetoe High School student.
- If you have symptoms of concern, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or call your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website
- Essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.
- Customer-facing businesses will need to move to non-contact methods of payment and collection.
- See the full list of guidelines under Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2
- Keep up-to-date with the latest by following the Stuff live blog

Neighbourly will be updating this message as further information comes to hand.

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1 day ago

Tell us about a local business that makes your day?

Prospa

With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at … View more
With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at Prospa love seeing small businesses reach their goals with a faster, easier approach to business loans. And we’re proud to be back sponsoring the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards.
Nominate now

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4 days ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

2 days ago

Will you be taking your kids to the X-RACE?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

A fun mystery adventure race, aimed at strengthening families and boosting the self-esteem of children, is set to take place at Blenheim's Pollard Park on Wednesday, March 3.
As an added incentive for parents to engage with their kids in a fun way, New Zealand Home Loans (NZHL) have sponsored … View more
A fun mystery adventure race, aimed at strengthening families and boosting the self-esteem of children, is set to take place at Blenheim's Pollard Park on Wednesday, March 3.
As an added incentive for parents to engage with their kids in a fun way, New Zealand Home Loans (NZHL) have sponsored two brand-new bicycles as spot prizes for the event.

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2 days ago

FRESH FISH

Terie from Picton - Waikawa

FRESH FISH AVAILABLE
BUTTERFISH

FRIDAY 26th FEBRUARY
2.30pm- 5.30pm
70 BEACH ROAD WAIKAWA PICTON
NO EFTPOS, PARKING AVAILABLE
OWN CONTAINERS WELCOME

Negotiable

2 days ago

FRESH FISH AVAILABLE

Terie from Picton - Waikawa

FRESH FISH AVAILABLE
BUTTERFISH

TODAY FRIDAY 26th FEBRUARY
HOURS: 2.30pm- 5.30pm
70 BEACH ROAD WAIKAWA PICTON
NO EFTPOS, PARKING AVAILABLE
OWN CONTAINERS WELCOME

3 days ago

Fabulous Okaramio Lifestyle Opportunity

Jodi Mcmurtrie Reporter from Homed - Marlborough Property Express

Find out more about this fabulous Okaramio Lifestyle opportunity in this week's edition of Homed Marlborough.

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3 days ago

Would you take on a race like this?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Running 85km in a race on a rough back-country track is not for the faint-hearted, and requires grit, determination and a lot of courage.
The only place to bail out if you've had enough is at the halfway mark. Local doctor Emily Marfell had a nasty fall just 32km into the race, but pressed … View more
Running 85km in a race on a rough back-country track is not for the faint-hearted, and requires grit, determination and a lot of courage.
The only place to bail out if you've had enough is at the halfway mark. Local doctor Emily Marfell had a nasty fall just 32km into the race, but pressed on with a nasty gash on her arm and damaged ribs to complete the race. She received a special award in recognition of her effort, and $500 to donate to charity. Read the full story.

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3 days ago

How often do you check your smoke alarms?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Emergency services were called to a burning house on George Street in Blenheim early on Thursday morning.
A Fire and Emergency spokesman said the house was well ablaze when fire crews arrived.
When you’re asleep, you lose your sense of smell. Don’t assume your smoke alarms are working.
It’s … View more
Emergency services were called to a burning house on George Street in Blenheim early on Thursday morning.
A Fire and Emergency spokesman said the house was well ablaze when fire crews arrived.
When you’re asleep, you lose your sense of smell. Don’t assume your smoke alarms are working.
It’s important to maintain smoke alarms regularly and check that they’re working.
Fire and Emergency recommends checking your alarm every month.
Press the test button to sound the alarm, and if you cannot reach the button easily, use a broom handle.
They also recommend having an emergency plan, and to practice it regularly. In a fire, you'll only have 1 or 2 minutes to escape your house.
See the full story on the George Street fire in Friday's Marlborough Express.

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4 days ago

Is the project too big?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

In 2019, the Ministry of Education announced the co-location project for the Marlborough boys and girls colleges at the 13.2-hectare McLauchlan St site, currently occupied by the girls college and Bohally Intermediate.
The building company to deliver the long-awaited co-located colleges project has… View more
In 2019, the Ministry of Education announced the co-location project for the Marlborough boys and girls colleges at the 13.2-hectare McLauchlan St site, currently occupied by the girls college and Bohally Intermediate.
The building company to deliver the long-awaited co-located colleges project has been appointed, but the time-frame and final costs are yet to be nailed down. The master planning phase will determine how the project will unfold, including how the schools will function during the multi-year construction. Do you think the process will take too long, and will the colleges be able to maintain their individual identities?

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5 days ago

This little test could save your life

Nelson Marlborough Health

The National Bowel Screening Programme is free for men and women aged 60 to 74 years who are eligible for publicly-funded healthcare. It aims to save lives by finding bowel cancer at an early stage when it can often be successfully treated.

The test is quick, clean and simple to do. You do it by… View more
The National Bowel Screening Programme is free for men and women aged 60 to 74 years who are eligible for publicly-funded healthcare. It aims to save lives by finding bowel cancer at an early stage when it can often be successfully treated.

The test is quick, clean and simple to do. You do it by yourself at home.

If you’re eligible to take part, you will be sent:
• an invitation letter
• a consent form
• a free bowel screening test kit, with instructions on how to use it.

This will happen not long after your 60th birthday.

Done it once? Do it again.
Screening is offered every two years, so if you have done a test before and returned a negative result, you will be offered a second test two years after you did the first one if you are still eligible. Your second test is just as important as the first one.

Haven’t quite gotten there yet?
If you received a test kit in the post in the past two years but didn’t complete it, you will be given another chance to take the test. You will be sent a test kit two years after you were sent the first one if you are still eligible.

Worried about your bowel health?
The programme is for people who do not have any symptoms of bowel cancer. It is a preventative programme that finds bowel cancer at an early stage before you may notice any symptoms.

If you are experiencing symptoms, such as a change in your normal bowel movements that continues for several weeks or blood in your bowel motion (poo), it is important to seek advice from a doctor who may refer you for a specialist assessment.

If you are aged 60-74 and experiencing symptoms, don’t wait to receive your test kit in the post – see a doctor as soon as you can. The same applies if you are younger than 60, or older than 74.

Please do not hesitate to raise any questions or concerns about this life-saving test with your family doctor, or with a health professional available on the free helpline: 0800 924 432
Find out more

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17 days ago

Monster wasp nest

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Well, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the … View moreWell, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the wasps through the Wasp Wipeout project, but did you know you can help as well? For information on how to help or DIY click here: bit.ly... You can also donate to the project here: givealittle.co.nz...

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12 days ago

What should be done about misuse of disabled parking?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Disabled drivers pay a substantial amount for permits giving them the convenience of designated parking spots, but are often frustrated to find these spots occupied by vehicles not in possession of the required permit. How do you think this should be controlled? Do you take any action when you see … View moreDisabled drivers pay a substantial amount for permits giving them the convenience of designated parking spots, but are often frustrated to find these spots occupied by vehicles not in possession of the required permit. How do you think this should be controlled? Do you take any action when you see disabled parking spots being used illegally? Are you a disabled driver frustrated with finding suitable parking?
As always, please write NFP (not for publication) if you don't want your comments used in an article.

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