Fairview Downs, Hamilton

8 hours ago

Calling all creative minds today

Stuff

Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and … View more
Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
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13 hours ago

Twin Bedside lights

Kevin from Huntington

To go with bedside cabinets

Price: $20

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14 hours ago

2 Bedside Cabinets

Kevin from Huntington

Excellent Condition

Price: $60

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22 hours ago

Here's a cool idea for communicating with your neighbours without technology or breaching alert level rules...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while … View more
Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while also looking out for others in your community.

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1 day ago

An Insight into Viscose

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

Viscose, or Rayon, was the first regenerated fibre to be manufactured for commercial production in the early 1900s.


As a fabric, it is able to emulate the extremely soft handle and subtle sheen of natural fibres, whilst being more cost effective to produce. Therefore, resulting in the … View more
Viscose, or Rayon, was the first regenerated fibre to be manufactured for commercial production in the early 1900s.


As a fabric, it is able to emulate the extremely soft handle and subtle sheen of natural fibres, whilst being more cost effective to produce. Therefore, resulting in the continued popularity of viscose in fashion and soft furnishings.


Although viscose begins as a natural fibre, it is different from products like linen and cotton because it undergoes a manufacturing process. During this process, wood pulp is dissolved in alkali to make the solution called viscose, which is then squeezed through a nozzle or spinneret into an acid bath to create filaments called regenerated cellulose, and finally spun into yarn.


As with all natural fibres, viscose has a unique personality and requires special care. In this article we will discuss the characteristics of this versatile fabric, whether it is the right choice for your next project, and its unexpected enemy – H2O.

Characteristics of Viscose:
• Soft Handle
• Luxurious appearance and subtle natural lustre.
• Viscose yarn absorbs and holds dye well. Especially when piece dyed, a viscose product has the ability to reflect vibrant and bold colour.
• Can be engineered to resemble other natural fibres such as linen cotton and silk, while in most instances, can be more cost effective.
• Absorbent fibre and less durable when wet. We recommend that fabric qualities with a high percentage of viscose yarn are not washed or spot cleaned with water. Due to the absorbent nature of the yarn, spot cleaning can result in watermarks occurring.
• Dry Cleanable. In most cases we recommend a professional dry clean for compositions with a high amount of viscose.
• Low thermal retention. This characteristic mostly applies to the fashion apparel industry. Being a cellulose based fibre, it does not retain heat as well.
• As with all natural fibres, viscose can be susceptible to fading in direct sunlight due to the extreme UV conditions in Australasia. We recommend you are mindful of where natural fibres are situated in the home. In a drapery situation we always recommend a quality lining.
• For interior textiles, a fabric with a component of viscose yarn is extremely versatile and can be used in drapery, upholstery and accessory applications. We don’t typically recommend viscose fabrics to be used for bedding due to the fibre generally being dry clean only.
• A fabric that contains a viscose component can have the same fabric dye processes, finishes and printing applications as other natural fibres.



Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

1 day ago

Calling all creative minds today

Stuff

Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and … View more
Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
Find out more

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1 day ago

We Love swimming

Hilton Brown Swimming

And we can’t wait till we get back to doing what we do best – teaching swimming! We will reopen when the Government announces that it is safe to do so.

We help babies, children and adults feel confident in and around the water and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment … View more
And we can’t wait till we get back to doing what we do best – teaching swimming! We will reopen when the Government announces that it is safe to do so.

We help babies, children and adults feel confident in and around the water and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all.

Touch base with us today to book in for your Free trial lesson. We have locations in both Albany and Hobsonville. The Free Trial lesson is open to all new customers.
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1 day ago

A vibrant lifestyle awaits at Awatere.

Oceania Healthcare

Situated near the picturesque Waikato River, you’ll discover a thriving, close-knit community at Awatere Village.

With our brand new apartments and community centre opening soon, it will be even easier to make new friends and live the lifestyle you want – from enjoying a group class at … View more
Situated near the picturesque Waikato River, you’ll discover a thriving, close-knit community at Awatere Village.

With our brand new apartments and community centre opening soon, it will be even easier to make new friends and live the lifestyle you want – from enjoying a group class at the gym, catch-up chats at our on-site café, or a friendly game of bowls on the green.

And, since every modern apartment comes with all the space and stylish fittings you need, there’s nothing you won’t love about your brand new home. Though you will have to leave it at some point because, as a welcome gift, we’re giving away a $5,000 luxury holiday with every apartment sold from the floor plans in October and November*.

With these architecturally designed apartments due for completion in May 2022, it’s never been a better time to make Awatere home. To learn more, call Kylie on 0800 333 688.

* Terms and conditions apply, including eligibility criteria. Limited time offer. Offer only applies to applications for independent living apartments at Awatere, Hamilton. Holiday vouchers valued at $5000 will be provided for use with a third party service provider. Only one voucher per apartment. Vouchers are non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Full terms and conditions available at https://www.oceaniahealthcare.co.nz/current-offers.
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1 day ago

🏡HAMILTON & WAIPA - Property Stats🏡

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson from Cary Ralph - Ray White Hamilton City

📢|| The Word on the Street || 📢
Hamilton & Waipa district residential property statistics for September 2021 tell us:
✔ The property climate is still very buoyant.
✔ The median price trend increase remains steady.
✔ The median days to sell has been improving over the last 18 … View more
📢|| The Word on the Street || 📢
Hamilton & Waipa district residential property statistics for September 2021 tell us:
✔ The property climate is still very buoyant.
✔ The median price trend increase remains steady.
✔ The median days to sell has been improving over the last 18 months, and have now stabilised due to Covid-19 restriction levels.
✔ Once restrictions lift in Auckland and Waikato we expect buyer interest levels to increase.
What does this mean for you? 🤔
It means, NOW is the perfect time to appraise and list your property! 🏡 Call NOW!
📲 021 139-4000
🌏www.caryralph.co.nz

1 day ago

Happy National Gardening Week! 👩‍🌾🍅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our … View more
This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our hapori.

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5 days ago

Do police need to tighten the Auckland-Waikato border case cases rise?

Todd Niall Reporter from Community News

Kia ora neighbours, With Covid-19 daily cases in Auckland forecast to double, police won't say whether boundary controls have tightened since rural locals reported higher volumes of traffic on cross-boundary back roads. Read the story below:

1 day ago

GOOD MOOD FOOD - GUT HEALTH AND OUR FEELINGS.

Naturally Healthy

Who would have thought it? The key to your mood is in your gut? Happiness is a happy gut.
Not so many years ago, we didn’t give much thought, let alone love, to our gut. Then more and more research and science started pointing to the gut as a source of much more than digestion and bodily … View more
Who would have thought it? The key to your mood is in your gut? Happiness is a happy gut.
Not so many years ago, we didn’t give much thought, let alone love, to our gut. Then more and more research and science started pointing to the gut as a source of much more than digestion and bodily functions.
Some of the most intriguing findings are the role, the working relationship, between the gut and the brain.

How do the gut and brain work together? Find out below

www.naturallyhealthy.co.nz...

In Store & On Line

phone 079583845

#testimonica #buylocal #naturallyhealthy

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2 days ago

How important is sustainability to you?

Stuff from Neighbourly Nz

Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchersView more
Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchers from the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
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2 days ago

Looking for a job?

Competenz

Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our … View more
Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our CV Builder tool to create a professional CV with the right information to get the attention of employers.

Check out our CV builder here. Or keep an eye on our Job Board for new opportunities!
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3 days ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
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