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18 days ago

Download the ‘appiness today!

Waitomo Fuel Group

It's an EGG-cellent day to WIN 1 of 5 x $250 Moolah. Today’s your last day to win ‘appiness – simply fuel-up with our Waitomo app and you’re in the draw to drive home with a big smile this long weekend.

PLUS, spend $20 or more & you'll unlock a spin to win for your … View more
It's an EGG-cellent day to WIN 1 of 5 x $250 Moolah. Today’s your last day to win ‘appiness – simply fuel-up with our Waitomo app and you’re in the draw to drive home with a big smile this long weekend.

PLUS, spend $20 or more & you'll unlock a spin to win for your chance to win more Moolah for your next fuel-up.

'Appiness starts here. Download the app today!

#kiwisfuelingkiwis #Waitomo #appyfirstbirthday #fuelsavings #lastchancetowin

Check us out on Facebook: Waitomo Group
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19 days ago

Get more of Stuff delivered to your inbox

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi Neighbours,

Get more of Stuff delivered to your inbox with our free email newsletters.

Whether you need the day's top news in two minutes flat, breaking news alerts, gorgeous home inspiration, travel deals, sports highlights, or updates on what's making headlines in your city - … View more
Hi Neighbours,

Get more of Stuff delivered to your inbox with our free email newsletters.

Whether you need the day's top news in two minutes flat, breaking news alerts, gorgeous home inspiration, travel deals, sports highlights, or updates on what's making headlines in your city - we've got you covered.

Visit Stuff.co.nz/newsletters to check out the full suite and sign up today!

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19 days ago

This Bay of Plenty business needs your support!

Prospa

A huge congratulations to Team at Benny and Crew from Benny and Brew. These local legends are finalists in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Team at Benny and Brew. … View more
A huge congratulations to Team at Benny and Crew from Benny and Brew. These local legends are finalists in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Team at Benny and Brew. Thanks for bringing joy to your community.

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Nominated by Annika Corley from Tauranga: "Benny and Brew - Our neighbourhood was missing a great cafe and meeting place. Since Benny and Brew has opened they have given our neighbourhood a massive lift. The coffee is great and the food is divine! It's one of those places where you go for the people, and the fact the food and drink are delicious is icing on the cake. For a bit, they were able to open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings as a French bistro and the food was to die for! Due to some difficulty finding staff in the time of Covid, unfortunately, the bistro isn't currently happening. These guys have worked so hard and brought such joy to our neighbourhood. I would love to see them get an award!"
Vote for Benny and Brew

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21 days ago

Love rugby? Get all the action delivered straight to your inbox

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

We've launched a newsletter to deliver all of the rugby action - from on and off the field - straight to your inbox.

Stuff's Oval Office wraps the weekend's rugby highlights, the casualty ward, stories you might have missed and our team of the week - sent each … View more
Hi neighbours,

We've launched a newsletter to deliver all of the rugby action - from on and off the field - straight to your inbox.

Stuff's Oval Office wraps the weekend's rugby highlights, the casualty ward, stories you might have missed and our team of the week - sent each Monday evening at 7pm.

Love rugby? Sign up here.

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24 days ago

WANTING PLEASE, a Kirby carpet shampoo attachment

Gem from Rotorua Central

I'm wanting to buy a carpet shampoo attachment for my kirby, if anyone has one they dont use, I'd love to buy it... theres nothing on Trademe sadly.

All of these models will fit it, they are interchangeable...
Although the colors of models are different, attachments are interchangeable … View more
I'm wanting to buy a carpet shampoo attachment for my kirby, if anyone has one they dont use, I'd love to buy it... theres nothing on Trademe sadly.

All of these models will fit it, they are interchangeable...
Although the colors of models are different, attachments are interchangeable with the following Kirby Vacuum Models: Avalir, Sentria II, Sentria I, Kirby Ultimate G, Kirby Diamond, Kirby G6, Kirby G5, Kirby G4 and Kirby G3.

Price: $40

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21 days ago

Discover the magic of the Mighty Waikato

Hamilton Waikato Tourism

Explore the Mighty Waikato this autumn with a great range of things to see and do.

From free activities and family-friendly days out to gourmet delights and underground adventures, there is something on offer for everyone.

Natural wonders and Middle-earth movie magic add to the range of … View more
Explore the Mighty Waikato this autumn with a great range of things to see and do.

From free activities and family-friendly days out to gourmet delights and underground adventures, there is something on offer for everyone.

Natural wonders and Middle-earth movie magic add to the range of experiences available here. The Mighty Waikato, it’s just magic!
Find out more

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21 days ago

My mind used to feel like this

Lynne from Cherrybarn Bowen

My mind used to feel like this.
This is one of my girl’s bedrooms, but not long ago my mind felt like this too.

Thoughts scattered, unable to concentrate. Amplified at night when thoughts swirled in my head, affecting sleep.

It is hardly surprising with how many things I used to cram into my … View more
My mind used to feel like this.
This is one of my girl’s bedrooms, but not long ago my mind felt like this too.

Thoughts scattered, unable to concentrate. Amplified at night when thoughts swirled in my head, affecting sleep.

It is hardly surprising with how many things I used to cram into my day and how many times I said yes when I should have politely, but firmly said NO.

If this is you too, you are not on your own, and there are things you can do to help manage these feelings. These are just a few.

Say NO - if it doesn't feel right, don't do it.
Exercise - pick something you want to do and give it a go.
One good thing - identify one positive event that happened each day and tell someone about it.
Daily goal - set a daily goal, one that is simple and achievable, and track the progress.
Breath – stop and breath.
Live for now - pay attention to what's happening now, rather than what has passed and what may, or may not happen in the future.
Bowen Therapy - Book in for a Bowen Therapy session.
Bowen Therapy moves help to restore balance within the bodies nervous system, moving from "fight or flight" to "rest and repair." It also helps to release physical tension such as, a tensed jaw, hunched shoulders, tight neck, stooped posture, digestive disturbances and breathing difficulties.

Unlike the bedroom next to me, my brain feels much tidier now and I feel more like me. If you want to discuss how Bowen Therapy can help you, message me or book a session.

Take care.
Lynne ❤

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22 days ago

Ambigrams

NumberWorks'nWords Rotorua

Have you heard of Ambigrams? Are you able to show any other examples?

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22 days ago

Resene Upcyling Awards - Start Submitting!

Resene

Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your … View more
Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your upcycled masterpiece with your neighbours. Multiple entries are welcome - don't forget to include your before and after pics and mention any Resene products you've used!
Get Upcycling now

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23 days ago

Say NO to short car trips

EECA

Transport is our beautiful country's biggest carbon emitter. In fact, car trips under two kilometres, like popping to the shops, make up nearly 1/3 of our drives — an average of 12 per household per week.

So we're encouraging Kiwis to consider climate-friendly modes of transportView more
Transport is our beautiful country's biggest carbon emitter. In fact, car trips under two kilometres, like popping to the shops, make up nearly 1/3 of our drives — an average of 12 per household per week.

So we're encouraging Kiwis to consider climate-friendly modes of transport such as biking, scooting and walking when making trips under two kilometres.

That's why we've launched the ShopPack - a New Zealand-first backpack-style reusable shopping bag to let you keep your hands free on the move.
Find out more

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25 days ago

Poll: Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?

Prospa

Small businesses need our support. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 regional 2021 Prospa Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by … View more
Small businesses need our support. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 regional 2021 Prospa Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by Neighbourly members around the country!

This lucky business will walk away with $10,000 worth of prizes!

Please take a couple of minutes to read the nominations below - then vote for the business you'd like to see named 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero.
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NORTHLAND: Wayne and Kate - Engraving Systems
"Wayne and Kate have been trying to support all the local sports clubs and businesses with great service and going that extra mile to help. They really have brought some life back into the community and should be acknowledged and rewarded for all the hard work."

AUCKLAND: Lynnae Palu - F45 Training Takapuna
"With no ability to trade in Level 3 or above, they still keep their members engaged and motivated with online workouts and daily challenges even though memberships are on hold and the gym is closed. They really are more like a family than a gym ❤️."

WAIKATO: Team at Incredible India - Incredible India Restaurant
"Not only do they make the most authentic, delicious Indian food. Their service is thoughtful and kind. We always feel appreciated for using their establishment, either by the warm greeting we get, the offer of a drink if we are waiting for take-out and their cute handwritten messages on the carry bag of dinner. They put the effort into the whole package not just making money."

BAY OF PLENTY: Team at Benny and Brew - Benny and Brew
"Our neighbourhood was missing a great cafe and meeting place. Since Benny and Brew have opened they have given our neighbourhood a massive lift. It's a place where you go for the people and the food and drink are delicious which is icing on the cake. For a bit, they were operating as a French bistro and the food was to die for! These guys have worked so hard and brought such joy to our neighbourhood"

HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
"Every member of this family who serves in the shop are very friendly, helpful and always smiling. They get to know all their customers and I have never walked into a shop that makes you feel so welcome. During our first lockdown for Covid, they put food such as milk, bread, out for people who may need it free of charge."

TARANAKI: Reece and family - Valentine's Valet
"Reece the owner of Valentine’s Valet, often helped by his Dad, mainly deals with lawns and gardens but he runs both a Carpet Cleaning and a Car Buffing business also. He is extremely hard-working, helpful and friendly and is happy to do the odd job that doesn’t fall into one of his usual categories. He comes to us fortnightly and we could not do without him. If anyone deserves an award it is — Reece Valentine!"

MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Jamie - JD Hair Design
"Jamie is amazing - not only does he offer incredible haircuts at an affordable price he is a genuinely caring man. With a heart of gold, everyone is whānau to him and he treats you like it. I always leave his salon looking fabulous but also feeling fabulous. He is the type of man that fills your inner well of good feelings while he makes you feel and look special."

WELLINGTON: Meredith and Craig - Avalon Service Centre
"Meredith and Craig Butland and their team do a wonderful job and go the extra mile to make sure every job is to the customer's satisfaction. They drop people at their workplaces and pick them up when work on the car is finished. They take the time to talk to customers about anything and are great neighbours to the local residents. Avalon Service Centre are definitely our local heroes in Avalon."

NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Mary Jane and Colin - Lemon Tree Lane
"Lemon Tree Lane is a great big little gift shop. I am so grateful for Mary Jane and Colin's 'You are very welcome' and 'it's no trouble at all' attitude. Their prices are very reasonable, they always happily gift wrap with beautiful papers and ribbons as a part of their service. I truly can't speak highly enough of this community-minded couple and their classy, extensive range of items that never leave us disappointed."

CANTERBURY - WEST: Troy Cameron - ATC Accounting Services
"Troy Cameron is a local accountant. He is an awesome family man and it is not unusual to see Matilda, his Kune Kune pig, snuggled up with his dog and daughter in his lounge. It was the flying pig on his flyer that made me call him 2 years ago and as we had just gone into business which was scary in itself, let alone dealing with an accountant, we have never looked back. Troy goes the extra mile and his fees are more than reasonable"

OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: Richard Smith - CJ Sinclair
"The owner is Richard Smith whose family have been in the motor trade in the Ranfurly Naseby area for over 100 years. During the last years lock down our car broke down leaving us feeling quite uncomfortable as we live some distance from medical & other services. Richard came to our rescue. We need such companies and people in our rural areas. Richard demonstrates such excellent attributes required in our area."

Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?
  • 5.6% NORTHLAND: Wayne and Kate - Engraving Systems
    5.6% Complete
  • 13.9% AUCKLAND: Lynnae Palu - F45 Training Takapuna
    13.9% Complete
  • 7.8% WAIKATO: Team at Incredible India - Incredible India Restaurant
    7.8% Complete
  • 5.9% BAY OF PLENTY: Team at Benny and Brew - Benny and Brew
    5.9% Complete
  • 15.1% HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
    15.1% Complete
  • 5.2% TARANAKI: Reece and family - Valentine's Valet
    5.2% Complete
  • 9.7% MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Jamie - JD Hair Design
    9.7% Complete
  • 14% WELLINGTON: Meredith and Craig - Avalon Service Centre
    14% Complete
  • 11.8% NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Mary Jane and Colin - Lemon Tree Lane
    11.8% Complete
  • 7.3% CANTERBURY - WEST: Troy Cameron - ATC Accounting Services
    7.3% Complete
  • 3.8% OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: Richard Smith - CJ Sinclair
    3.8% Complete
1032 votes
27 days ago

Local Hidden Gem Cafe 171

Samm from Rotorua Central

Cafe 171! We have discovered this fantastic little spot. The staff are are amazing, excellent service, delicious coffee and food, and so very accomodating. Child and dog friendly, water bowls for the 4 legged children! Such a relaxing atmosphere every time we visit. (They have so much space, for … View moreCafe 171! We have discovered this fantastic little spot. The staff are are amazing, excellent service, delicious coffee and food, and so very accomodating. Child and dog friendly, water bowls for the 4 legged children! Such a relaxing atmosphere every time we visit. (They have so much space, for indoor and outdoor meets and functions too)

They also have a new $20 coffee card where you can purchase a $20 coffee card that entitles you to 10 coffees!

Highly recommend! www.farmsidebuffet.co.nz...

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26 days ago

A Beginners Guide to Curtain Tassels, Trims, Pelmets & Tiebacks

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

It’s no secret that curtains can make or break a room. The colours, patterns and style are an essential part of trying a room together and creating a particular mood. However, there’s more to a perfect curtain than just the fabric and cut. As interior design trends move away from clean, … View moreIt’s no secret that curtains can make or break a room. The colours, patterns and style are an essential part of trying a room together and creating a particular mood. However, there’s more to a perfect curtain than just the fabric and cut. As interior design trends move away from clean, minimalistic Scandinavian styles - no curtain is complete without a tassel, trims, pelmet or tieback. In 2021, it’s all about more glamorous styles like Modern Luxe and Modern Classic. Feeling confused? Don’t worry, we’ve put together a beginner’s guide on all these finishing touches so you can make the right choice for your curtain style. Read on to find out more!

Tassels
Tassels are an elegant cluster of strings or cords that are clumped together at one end and hang free at the other. Suitable for curtains rather than blinds, these finishing features are actually a practical decoration. The tassel’s shape acts as a weight at the bottom of the cord which helps keep the curtains pulled back without the need for bulky knots. Tassel’s come in a variety of colours and styles to suit any decor. However, they are on the flashier end of curtain finishings, so they’d best suit a living room or bedroom.

Trims
So, you’ve selected a style of curtain that sounds your decor - now it’s time to choose a trim. Trims refers to the decorative elements that add a touch of ornateness to your curtains, and the sky’s the limit when it comes to style, pattern, colour and embellishments. Types of trim include:

Valances
You’ve heard of valances on beds, but when it comes to curtains and blinds a valance refers to the fabric or panel added above a window. Typically, valances are used to hide a rod or track and add a touch of chic to any room. The style options are endless - you can add embellishments like beads or pom-poms. However, avoid adding anything to the sides of your roller blinds, though, as this can become entangled in the roller blind mechanism at the top and prevent them from rolling and unrolling properly.

Fringes

Take a close look at the strings that hang from the bottom of a curtain tie back or are on the edge of a blanket - that’s a fringe. They’re typically attached to the bottom of curtains, under pelmet or on valances.
Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

28 days ago

Houseplants looking sick? The plant doctor answers your questions

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to … View more
Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to turn yellow or an infestation of bugs to set in.

We put some of your houseplant questions to the plant doctors from Kings Plant Barn to diagnose. Find their answers here.

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26 days ago

Learn basic everyday digital skills

Kanorau Digital

Have you got a mobile phone or tablet? Not sure how to work the thing? Let us help you with that.

Our short course will give you the skills to stay digitally connected to your friends and whānau.

• A variety of day and class times to choose from
• Learn with an experienced tutor
• … View more
Have you got a mobile phone or tablet? Not sure how to work the thing? Let us help you with that.

Our short course will give you the skills to stay digitally connected to your friends and whānau.

• A variety of day and class times to choose from
• Learn with an experienced tutor
• No fees

Call us on 0800 KANORAU (526 672) or visit our website.
Find out more

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