Deli beet salad in a square plastic container

 

Bring Your Own Containers

Did you know that you can now bring your own containers along to some supermarket deli’s? New World, Pak N Save and Countdown supermarkets throughout the North Island are now accepting containers from home for food purchased from the butchery, seafood and deli departments. All BYO containers have to be clean, dry and able to seal fully. The helpful staff …

 

plastic wrappers and bags on wooden floor - soft plastic recycling

 

Soft Plastic Recycling

Eco-warrior and Trash Talking Mama Hayley Crawford is passionate about reducing waste. This week she looks at which soft plastics can be recycled and who will take them. There have been several changes on the recycling front recently including the collection of soft plastics resuming at locations in Auckland, Waiheke Island, Hamilton and Wellington, look for the green and white bins at …

 

girl with dark wavy hair smiling

 

Natural Home Remedies For Toothache Pain

Have you ever just been eating something and then out of nowhere you feel a sharp pain in or around your tooth? It’s probably happened to you at some point in your life but when you felt that pain, what was your first thought? This informative article from Clarissa looks at natural home remedies that can help to temporarily relieve …

 

weeds in a crack in path with gum boots

 

Easiest Ever Weed Killer

Here is a cheap and easy natural alternative to products containing harsh chemicals, using ingredients you probably already have in the pantry. Use this spray on a warm, sunny day for best results. In a matter of hours you should start to see the weeds turn brown and wither. This cocktail of double strength white vinegar, salt and liquid dish wash …

 

gardening hands holding a bowl of tomatoes

 

What To Plant In October

It’s time to get planting your summer veggies and herbs now! Not only have Awapuni Nurseries provided a fabulous giveaway for you this week, but they’ve written to remind us of what we should be doing in our gardens this spring. We need to start thinking about our summer vegetables and herbs that need to be planted now. It’s also …