Rockvale Stone & Garden

The odd heavy frost last week – even floored Winter Roses – but they soon bounced back with a mild day following. Frozen ground makes it impossible to work in soil until later in the day, so morning garden design is what I concentrate on for clients wanting ideas in Continue Reading

What is Parkinson’s?

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurodegenerative condition. It is caused by insufficient quantities of dopamine – a chemical in the brain. Dopamine enables quick, well-coordinated movement. When dopamine levels fall, movements become slow and awkward. Parkinson’s has both motor and non-motor symptoms, and while it cannot be cured it can be Continue Reading

Glenavy Women’s Institute

Glenavy Women’s Institute – July ReportGlenavy Women’s Institute – July ReportMember’s and their husbands got together for the annual progressive dinner which is a pleasant way to celebrate our birthday month.  There was a smaller number than usual attending due to some away on holiday and a number of members Continue Reading

$600,000 for Waitaki Cultural Facility

$600,000 for Waitaki Cultural FacilityThe Otago Community Trust is pleased to announce that Trustees approved a $600,000 donation last week to support the Waitaki District Council with the development of the new Waitaki Cultural Facility. The multimillion-dollar project for the new cultural facility in Oamaru will see the amalgamation of Continue Reading