THE CONSTANT GARDENER
Have you been to Pukeiti recently? The gardens are looking great and loads of rhododendrons are still in flower, so it's the perfect time to visit.
This week's rain may bring an infestation of blight on tomato plants.
The crowds poured in for the Women's Refuge Deck the Rooms fundraiser.
The pretty, burgundy flowers Sue Esler picked from her garden and took inside on Sunday ponged so badly she had to put them back outside.
This beer made me chuckle, but does it taste any good? Is it supposed to? Clearly targeting a lads and laughs market, the Wakachangi label is a send-up of some of the beer hyperbole common on bottles these days. There is also quirky YouTube marketing that's been a hit with viewers.
Now is the time to start deadheading and removing seed heads in the flower garden.
In our wanderings around the province we find some very out-of-the-way places.
There's one important detail about Kia's new Cerato Koup - it's the first Kia to be sold in New Zealand with a turbocharged petrol engine.
Last week as I sat in the rear seat of a long-wheelbase Mercedes- Benz S-Class while being chauffeured to a country location behind Melbourne, the interior environment was silent enough for me to contemplate some of the mind-boggling statistics about this new luxury sedan.
It's a basic principle of business - the more customers and markets you can sell your product into, the more robust and generally more profitable your business.
The meat reform group Meat Industry Excellence (MIE) is demanding farmers vote at the director elections for the meat processing and exporting co-operatives Silver Fern Farms and the Alliance Group.
New home is a rare opportunity in established central area of the city.
Sun: The nights become noticeably shorter this month as true darkness lasts less than eight hours. On the 4th there is a solar eclipse, but it is not visible in New Zealand.
Sun: June 21 brings us the winter solstice, with the Sun furthest north of the equator and at its lowest in the sky.
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