Clive, Clive

14 hours ago

Meet our Houseplant Hero 2021!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves … View more
Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves that way," she says. "If we are not thriving in the way that we would wish, it might not be any fault of ours, it might be the conditions that we are under."

5 hours ago

A DOSE OF ZUMBA ON ITS WAY

Yvonne from Mayfair

TIME TO JOIN US FOR ZUMBA!!

JOIN US AT
803 SYLVAN ROAD, PARKVALE
HASTINGS
Tuesday and
Friday 6-7pm
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TIME TO JOIN US FOR ZUMBA!!

JOIN US AT
803 SYLVAN ROAD, PARKVALE
HASTINGS
Tuesday and
Friday 6-7pm

FOR A DOSE OF HAPPY, MOVING AND SMILES..💃🏽LET US MOVE YOU💃🏽

First class FREE

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14 hours ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💐

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, build a free community library for your street, buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food bank, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re spreading kindness this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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19 hours ago

HUGE AUCTION Wednesday 10am

Todd Foster from Maidens & Foster Auctioneers Ltd

Our Rooms are Full. Seems like Spring has arrived early!
Viewing & Bids Welcome Monday 8-5 Tuesday 8-6 & Wed from 8
More Photos www.mafa.co.nz... & facebook

1 day ago

Looking for an apprentice?

Competenz

Advertise your entry-level and apprentice roles with Competenz through our online job board, we have pre-qualified and motivated jobseekers ready to match with your organisation.
Find your next apprentice with Competenz!

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4 days ago

Grass Cutting

Jillian from Flaxmere

Hi i am looking for someone to cut the grass around my house. If anyone is interested or knows of someone who would be give me a ring on 879 8338

1 day ago

PUT IT DOWN MUMMY

Elma from Havelock North

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house … View more
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

1 day ago

Free property appraisal

Steve Bill from Steve Bill @ Harcourts Hawke's Bay

🌼 We are giving away three $10,000 cash prizes and FIVE reasons to list with us this spring. If you’re thinking of selling your home, contact me today for more information. 🌼m.facebook.com...

2 days ago

Improve your digital literacy today!

The Team from Digital Boost

Are you a small business owner looking to make better use of the online space?

Digital Boost is a free online learning platform packed with 3-5 minute educational videos on topics like:
- Websites
- Digital marketing/social media
- Online tools
- Digital accounting
- Business insights, … View more
Are you a small business owner looking to make better use of the online space?

Digital Boost is a free online learning platform packed with 3-5 minute educational videos on topics like:
- Websites
- Digital marketing/social media
- Online tools
- Digital accounting
- Business insights, feedback and reporting
- Future technologies

Plus, pick up tips and tricks from our interviews with other small business owners across the nation.

The future is digital and we want your business to be part of it.
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4 days ago

Make a Living Wall

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean (Hawkes Bay Chem-Dry)

If you enjoy growing your own potted plants and would like a stylish way of displaying them inside the home, then this month's project could be just what you need. I've been admiring living walls and hanging gardens for some time now, and decided to create an achievable small-scale … View moreIf you enjoy growing your own potted plants and would like a stylish way of displaying them inside the home, then this month's project could be just what you need. I've been admiring living walls and hanging gardens for some time now, and decided to create an achievable small-scale version to house small pots and fresh herbs in my kitchen. These shelves are affordable and easy to make, and ideal for apartments and smaller homes without much garden space.

For this project you will need:
• 1 length of untreated pine 20mm thick and 120mm wide
• Hand saw or skill saw, sandpaper
• Drill with 72mm hole saw drill bit and 7.5mm drill bit (for 7mm rope)
• 9 x 9cm terracotta pots
• White synthetic general purpose rope 7mm x 10m, 8 x white plastic cable ties
• Resene Colorwood Whitewash, speed brush or synthetic paintbrush

• Various herbs or small plants

Step one: Cut your length of pine into three pieces, each 600mm long. You can do this with either a hand saw or a skill saw. Once cut, give them a sand.

Step two: Measure out the placement of your holes that will hold the terracotta pots. I spaced mine out at 150mm centres. Repeat these markings for all three lengths of timber.

Step three: Using a drill with a hole saw attachment, cut out 72mm (D) sized holes to fit your terracotta pots. I practised first on a spare cut of timber I had lying around, to make sure that the hole I was drilling was the right size. For my 9cm pots, I found that 72mm ensured a good fit. Tidy up each hole with a light sand.

Step four: Now you need to cut the holes for your rope. Measure in 20mm from each corner and mark your drilling spot. Use a 7.5mm drill bit to make one hole in each corner (the size drill bit you use will depend on the thickness of the rope you are using to hang your shelves – adjust accordingly). Repeat for all three lengths of timber.

Step five: To achieve a fresh, clean look I used Resene Colorwood Whitewash interior wood stain. There are lots of colours to choose from, so you could pick whichever best suits the timber you are using and where the finished project will be hanging. I applied two coats of Whitewash using a speed brush, or synthetic brush.

Step six: Cut your rope into four equal lengths and thread each length through the corner holes of your shelves starting from the bottom. Tie each length of rope into a knot on the underside of the bottom shelf, so the bottom shelf rests on these knots.

Step seven: Adjust the placement of your shelves until you get them evenly spaced. Make sure you allow room for the pots to sit in the shelves, and room for your plants to grow of course. I spaced my shelves at 200mm apart. Secure the undersides of your remaining shelves with cable ties, they are a good solution because they aren't hugely visible and they don't budge. Trim the long ends of the cable ties once in place.

Step eight: Add your pots and plants, and hang in your chosen spot. Make sure that you use hooks that can safely take the weight of your shelves.



DIY with pictures: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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4 days ago

We are finalists!

Jenny Nilsson from House of Travel Jenny Nilsson

We are so excited to be finalists in three categories in the Hastings City Celebration Awards!!

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4 days ago
4 days ago

Wooden butterfly

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hastings

Recreate a Kiwiana classic using butterflise and Resene testpots.

Find out how to create your own.

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4 days ago

Parkvale school uniform

Yolandi from Parkvale

Jackets still really new, bought them in middle of term 2.

Set 1 was for my 9 year old.
2x Woolley jerseys Size 8
1x Jacket Size 10
2x Tshirts Size 8
1x house colour tshirt Size 8
1x hat… View more
Jackets still really new, bought them in middle of term 2.

Set 1 was for my 9 year old.
2x Woolley jerseys Size 8
1x Jacket Size 10
2x Tshirts Size 8
1x house colour tshirt Size 8
1x hat
$70

Set 2 was for my 7 year old
1x Woolley jersey Size 6
2x Tshirts Size 6
1 house colour tshirt Size 6
2x Jackets Size 8
1x hat
$70

Price: $70

4 days ago

Colour steel

Jane from Napier South

3 x Colour steel, 189 x 870
1 x FREE corrugated iron 179 x 850

Price: $15

19 days ago

Do you have soiled carpet that needs a clean?

Sue from Gardna Carpet Cleaning

Greasy boot marks are cleaned away, restoring life back to a tired carpet. Let us know what you'd like cleaned. Just call to discuss your needs.

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