Three more sleeps …

Bethlehem, once a village on the outskirts of Tauranga, is now part of the city. Not sure if they still do it, but the Post Office used to offer a hand-franking service that featured a star and ‘Bethlehem NZ’ clearly marked. The area is known as Peterehema in Maori. Photo: Sandra Simpson

For anyone needing last-minute ideas, here’s how to make a┬áChristmas tree from succulents and a DIY Christmas wreath, instructions courtesy of Palmers.