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Continue raking up leaves or collect when mowing the lawn and spread under shrubs and trees. Piling these on bare areas stops weeds growing and encourages worm activity and when rotted, they can be spread around to boost soil organic matter.

Everyone seems to be on a budget, taking care of every penny where they can.  We are open as to what has worked for you in keeping your outgoings down.
Do you squeeze every last drop of toothpaste out of the tube then cut it open for the rest?  Do you use a plastic spatula to get the last of the jam/vegemite/sauce out of the jar?  Do you reuse your teabags?  Let us know.
Here are a couple of interesting link for budget recipe ideas

http://thestonesoup.com/blog/2010/04/the-10-minutes-challenge-with-5-ingredients/

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/cheap-and-healthy

Budget ideas

http://savingsnut.com/

Members of the Waipawa & District Lions Club are selling Mushroom Compost to raise funds to enable them to make a number of charitable donations in the coming months. The Mushroom Compost has been kindly donated by Te Mata Mushrooms of Havelock North and generously transported for the Lions Club by Stephenson Transport Ltd of Waipawa. The compost is superb for improving vegetable and flower gardens. The compost has been packed into bags by a group of Central Hawkes Bay College students as a fund-raiser for their school Shooting Club. Lions Club members are delivering the bags to buyers in the Otane/Waipawa/ Waipukurau area over the next few weeks and still have a number bags available at $5.00 per bag. Please contact Club Secretary, Allen Vickress – 06 857 8544.

Thanks to Nicky Anderson for this great shot of the recent lunar eclipse. You will recognise that eastern CHB skyline profile with the pines marching up to the top of the hill.

At the Lions District Convention held in Napier last month, Waipawa Lions Club was awarded the “Jan Braybrooke Memorial Trophy” for the highest percentage increase in membership in the whole of the District (which covers Wellington region and virtually the whole of the East Coast of the North Island).

The District Governor, David McDonald, presented the trophy to current President of Waipawa Lions Club, Russell Morrison at the Convention; however as the award was for the period in which Alan ”Chalkie” White was President, the trophy was presented to him at a recent Waipawa Lions Club meeting.

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