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# Continue to prune your roses. Renew the ties on climbers and standards, using soft stretchy cotton strips of fabric. Follow with spray of spraying oil.

# Later in the month fertilise roses with a specific rose food and apply a layer of mulch/ pea hay/ compost.

# Add groups of colour by planting potted colour flowering polyanthus...it won't be long before summer flowering annuals are available. Keep off very wet gardens.

# Keep planting fruit trees, berries, roses, and ornamental trees. Cut runners from strawberry plants and use as new plants. Replace plants if more than 3 years old.
 
# Clean out greenhouses/glasshouses in preparation of new season tomato and cucumber plants. Replace soil if needed as you don't want too plant tomatoes in the same soil as last year. Replace with good quality vegetable mix.

Ongoing Quiz

Winter – Spring 2016

Help us

  1. Raise money for CHB SPCA
  2. Find CHB’s Mastermind(s) for 2016

How

DONATE a gold coin (or more!) at one of the following venues:

  • Vet Services HB (Takapau Rd)
  • Waipawa Library
  • Waipukurau Library

YOU will be given a quiz sheet which you can complete at your leisure.

SCORING

IF you wish to be included in the Mastermind competition as an individual or a team or just wish to know your score

  • Return your answers to one of the above venues by the date shown on the quiz sheet, OR
  • Email your answers to jenny.senior@clear.net.nz

ALLOW two days for marking after the closing date.

CUMULATIVE RESULTS

Good Day,
Just read the article on wasp problems in Central Hawks Bay.  Using a digger
to expose nests is very expensive and labour intensive. There is a new
product on the market called vespex, a Kiwi invented bate for the eradication
of wasps.  Check it out, it could save a lot of money as it is set as lure
bate and killed 95% of the wasps in the Beech tree forest in South Island
during trials by MAFF and DOC. Could save the council and rate payers a lot
of money.

Congratulations to the Deakin Brothers for their tenacity in getting started on the demolition of the old Waipukurau hospital buildings.

As a community we wish them well with their endeavours on this project knowing that almost anything they do to this site will be an improvement on what we have currently.  Big thumbs up.  These photos were taken 24 February the top ones just a week later on 2 March.  Excellent progress...

Policing throughout the western world is changing from the heavy punitive action of "Fire Brigade" policing (i.e. responding to crime after it has been committed), to the more preventative approach, where we use historically gathered intelligence to identify social and community issues which may be contributing to the problem. Then, using the assistance of partner organisations such as Safer CHB, Ministry of Social Development, Housing NZ, endeavour to put programs in place to assist these communities to rise above the issues which are dogging them.

Don't get me wrong, we still have zero tolerance toward anti-social behavior, and our courts are still busy every day, but we envisage that, over time, we can get these numbers down thereby making our communities safer places to live.

Monthly respiratory clinic at CHB Outpatients Department- always last Thursday of the month.  Clinic appointments in Napier Monday to Friday also. (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease / COPD, bronchiectasis etc)
For free education and support by Respiratory Nurse Educators.  Lung function tests (spirometry) completed (charges apply)   bookings by appointment Toll Free for cell or landline  0800 ASTHMA / 0800 278462

Monthly Breathe Easy Support Group meets in CHB - call for more details.
Contact Person: Toni Hewett
Phone or Mobile Number: 0800 278 462 or TEXT 022 694 2872
Email Address: admin@asthmahb.co.nz
Web Address: www.asthmahb.co.nz

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