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27 days ago

Free Kittens

Kurt from Tikitere - Mourea

Kitty season has brought about a variety of different coloured cats to our property in Tikitere, one Mackerel, one Calico, A grey Kitty, and Two Black and White Kittens, please don't be surprised if I turn you away judged on your Car and Character I only want good owners for them, message me … View moreKitty season has brought about a variety of different coloured cats to our property in Tikitere, one Mackerel, one Calico, A grey Kitty, and Two Black and White Kittens, please don't be surprised if I turn you away judged on your Car and Character I only want good owners for them, message me with your intentions and I'll provide you with my address. Thanks for caring.

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28 days ago

Would you like to win gardening gear and plant nursery vouchers?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Subscribe to our free ezine! Follow this week’s guide to growing chicory and radicchio. Harvest flowers for dried arrangements, plant fast-growing Asian greens, look out for cicada damage and wasps and fill gaps in shelter belts before winter.
Build your own sun-lounger and learn how to divide… View more
Subscribe to our free ezine! Follow this week’s guide to growing chicory and radicchio. Harvest flowers for dried arrangements, plant fast-growing Asian greens, look out for cicada damage and wasps and fill gaps in shelter belts before winter.
Build your own sun-lounger and learn how to divide Bearded Irises. Plus go in the draw to win handspreaders from GARDENA and $35 vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here.

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28 days ago

Indoor pot plant holder

The Team from Resene ColorShop Rotorua

Make your own indoor planter and paint it in your favourite bold Resene colour to bring a bit of nature indoors to enjoy year round.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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28 days ago

Boarding at Auckland Grammar School

Auckland Grammar School

Applications are now open to Auckland Grammar School’s boarding hostel, Tibbs House, for 2022. Founded in 1962, Tibbs House provides accommodation, study and recreational facilities for 120 boarders. Boarders are supported by eight full time Masters who offer a wide range of teaching subjects and… View moreApplications are now open to Auckland Grammar School’s boarding hostel, Tibbs House, for 2022. Founded in 1962, Tibbs House provides accommodation, study and recreational facilities for 120 boarders. Boarders are supported by eight full time Masters who offer a wide range of teaching subjects and activities, as well as nightly study guidance.

Boarding Scholarships are also available. Apply now.

To apply, visit our website to download an application form. Alternatively, contact the Director of Boarding, Mr Frank Haszard at f.haszard@ags.school.nz.
Apply now!

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29 days ago

Only in English!

NumberWorks'nWords Rotorua

Can you think of other words that do this?

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29 days ago

Upcycling Awards is back for 2021!

Resene

Do you have old things lying around that you've been meaning to spruce up or recreate? It's time to unleash your DIY skills and bring out your inner artistic spirit. Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

Give us … View more
Do you have old things lying around that you've been meaning to spruce up or recreate? It's time to unleash your DIY skills and bring out your inner artistic spirit. Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

Give us your all, we want to see your creations! Check out some of last years' entires here.

Take part in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards. There are four great prizes worth $500 up for grabs: a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!
Learn more

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30 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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31 days ago

How to Remove Paint from Window Panes

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

Paint is very difficult to clean off from any surface and removing it from glass is no different. Once the paint has dried, trying to wipe it off with a wet cloth will prove unsuccessful. Nevertheless, there are a few ways you can prevent smudging the windows with paint and in the event you … View morePaint is very difficult to clean off from any surface and removing it from glass is no different. Once the paint has dried, trying to wipe it off with a wet cloth will prove unsuccessful. Nevertheless, there are a few ways you can prevent smudging the windows with paint and in the event you splatter the glass with paint there are tricks to remove it.


Typically, when there is renovation work going on that includes painting the walls or the window frames, it’s practical to use masking tape on the glass around the frames to protect it. However, many tapes just don’t seem to stick well to the glass surface and most of the time paint drops always find their way onto the unprotected surface.


Regular paint remover is not good enough and won’t work on dried-up paint. Instead, you can try to clean the paint off your windows by following the steps in our short and practical guide which presents you two approaches.


Removing Paint from Glass with a Scraper

Materials needed:
• Hand-held safety razor blade
• Cloth/Sponge
• Squeegee
• Small bucket
• Warm water

• Dishwashing liquid

Here is what to do:
1. Fill a bucket with warm water and some dishwashing liquid. Mix it until it becomes sudsy. The detergent will make it easier for the scraper to move over the glass surface, minimising the risk of scratching.
2. Soak the cleaning cloth or sponge in the solution.
3. Scrub the window to remove any dirt and grime from the surface. Next, rinse it using a clean wet cloth or sponge.
4. Wet the window again with the dishwashing solution.

5. Hold the razor blade at a 45-degree angle and carefully scrape the paint. Make sure the glass is wet while you are scraping with the razor blade, otherwise you may scratch it.


If you have recently painted areas around the window or window sill and the paint has not yet dried properly, it may be best to leave it until it has. Cleaning it with soapy water may cause the paint to run and ruin other surfaces.

6. Wipe the glass with a squeegee to remove any remaining moisture or streaks, and then with a cloth to polish the surface.

7. Check to see if all the paint has been removed. If there is still some paint on the glass, repeat the steps 5 and 6 until all the paint has been removed.

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

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32 days ago

Calling all painters

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours,
are you using the long weekend to tackle that long-over due reno? Or do you have a project you'd love to do in your home or garden but don't know where to start?

The experts at Resene are offering to help answer all your painting and decorating questions. Whether … View more
Hey neighbours,
are you using the long weekend to tackle that long-over due reno? Or do you have a project you'd love to do in your home or garden but don't know where to start?

The experts at Resene are offering to help answer all your painting and decorating questions. Whether it's how to choose the right type of paint to cover a stain, how to go about planning a mural, or how long you really need to spend on sanding down that woodwork, they're happy to help.

Send us your question at homed@stuff.co.nz or leave it in the comments and we'll put the best questions to the Resene team (please note: we may not be able to answer every single question). The answers will be published in an article on Stuff ahead of the long weekend.

If you don't want us to use your comment or name on Stuff, please mention that in your post.

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32 days ago

Everyone deserves to feel safe in their own community. 💐

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Today we remember the victims, families and communities affected on 15.03.2019

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32 days ago

SuperSeniors

The Team from Office for Seniors

Consumer groups are warning seniors to be vigilant when being invited to join discount clubs with seemingly 'exclusive' offers.

Senior Advantage charges an upfront yearly fee of $39, claiming on its website that members can "save up to 70% at almost every store in New Zealand".… View more
Consumer groups are warning seniors to be vigilant when being invited to join discount clubs with seemingly 'exclusive' offers.

Senior Advantage charges an upfront yearly fee of $39, claiming on its website that members can "save up to 70% at almost every store in New Zealand". However, TVNZ 1 News, along with Consumer NZ, have voiced concerns.

For more information and advice, read our article in the latest SuperSeniors newsletter: bit.ly...

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32 days ago

Surgery has been put on the back burner!

Lynne from Cherrybarn Bowen

Surgery has been put on the back burner!

That's fantastic!

This is recent feedback from a Cherrybarn Bowen client. ☺️❤

"Lynne has made a huge difference to my carpal tunnels. Before I discovered Bowen therapy with Lynne I was on waiting list for double surgery and now my hands … View more
Surgery has been put on the back burner!

That's fantastic!

This is recent feedback from a Cherrybarn Bowen client. ☺️❤

"Lynne has made a huge difference to my carpal tunnels. Before I discovered Bowen therapy with Lynne I was on waiting list for double surgery and now my hands improved so much, that the surgery has been put on 'back burner'.

After every session with Lynne I have the best sleep without any pain that normally keeps me awake most of the nights.

Thank you Lynne for making my life easier. I can't wait for another session soon.

I would not hesitate to recommend Lynne to anyone with chronic pain like mine."

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37 days ago

Awareness Week 8-14 March 2021

Sacha Green from Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand

Do you know we help everyone? Some people get a bit stuck on our name, but you don’t have to have NZ citizenship to use our service. We’re here for everyone, no matter your nationality, age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality… (or other wonderful identifying feature of a person!).

Join us for CAB… View more
Do you know we help everyone? Some people get a bit stuck on our name, but you don’t have to have NZ citizenship to use our service. We’re here for everyone, no matter your nationality, age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality… (or other wonderful identifying feature of a person!).

Join us for CAB Awareness Week 8-14 March 2021, where we celebrate 50 years of serving the community.

www.cab.org.nz...

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33 days ago

But I work office hours...

Lynne from Cherrybarn Bowen

Everyone who works a 9-5, or realistically a 8am till I close my laptop.

These hours are for you!
Feeling tight after staring at a screen, or exhausted from being on your feet all day?

Book a session, I have times to suit you.
You can use the link on this post, or visit.
View more
Everyone who works a 9-5, or realistically a 8am till I close my laptop.

These hours are for you!
Feeling tight after staring at a screen, or exhausted from being on your feet all day?

Book a session, I have times to suit you.
You can use the link on this post, or visit.
www.cherrybarnbowen.co.nz...

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33 days ago

Honda Accord Sedan VTi-L

Gabrielle from Te Puke

NZ new. Petrol, automatic transmission, 2254cc, 4 cylinders. Repainted 3 years ago. Lovely ivory leather interior, very tidy and regularly serviced car. All belts recently replaced. Warrant to 09/21and regn to 08/21. Mileage 199,453. Reasonable offers considered.

Price: $3,500

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