Levin, Levin

34 minutes ago

A Rock Pigeon???

Paul from Levin

I thought this was a Rock Pigeon, but not confirmed by any of my NZ bird books. Any corrections?

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9 days ago

House to rent foxton area

Fiona from Linton

Hi neibours,are there any private rentals, my,partner and 3year old are looking for a holiday home/rental available to rent by the end of October,
As our tennancy is ending with house being sold.anything considered, have good references.
Many thanks Fiona.

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2 days ago

VOCAL COACH/SINGING LESSONS

Michelle from Linton

Hi everyone, if you love to sing or have always wanted to learn or know someone who does, check out the link below. Music is good for the soul and singing is a great outlet 😀
letsgetsinging.weebly.com...

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3 hours ago

Cosmo

Michelle from Linton

Hi I am wanting to get in touch with Vanessa. She posted about her cat Cosmo who was missing. I cannot find the original post and need to get in contact with her. Can anyone help please? Or is there a way you can find old posts on Neighbourly? Any help much appreciated and Vanessa if you see … View moreHi I am wanting to get in touch with Vanessa. She posted about her cat Cosmo who was missing. I cannot find the original post and need to get in contact with her. Can anyone help please? Or is there a way you can find old posts on Neighbourly? Any help much appreciated and Vanessa if you see this please contact me. Thanks.

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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12 hours ago

What is Yarn: What It’s Made From, How You Make It and More

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Levin

When researching or reading about different fabrics, you are likely to see the word yarn mentioned a lot. ‘Made from spun yarns’ or ‘with synthetic yarns’ are a couple of examples. But what is yarn? What is spun yarn? Are there other types? What does it all mean, and how much relevance does… View moreWhen researching or reading about different fabrics, you are likely to see the word yarn mentioned a lot. ‘Made from spun yarns’ or ‘with synthetic yarns’ are a couple of examples. But what is yarn? What is spun yarn? Are there other types? What does it all mean, and how much relevance does this bear to your final fabric? That’s what we are here to look at in a little more detail.

What is Yarn?
Yarn is a length of fibres. That’s the simplest way to explain it. It is a continuous length of fibres which are interlocked, and it’s used to produce fabrics, as well as in crocheting, knitting, embroidery and ropemaking.

This means that we can split yarn into two different ‘categories’ of sorts. The thread that is used for embroidery or in sewing machines, as well as yarn (commonly known as balls-of-wool) used in crafts such as knitting or crocheting, are long lengths that are bought as yarns.

The alternative would be a yarn which is then knitted or woven into a fabric. The textile is then bought as fabric, in lengths, rather than the yarn itself being purchased separately. This second description is the one that we will explore further in this post.

What is Yarn Made From?
Yarn can be made from such a variety of different fibres. This includes both natural and synthetic fibres. The most common plant fibre is cotton, however, you can also use other natural fibres such as bamboo. Alongside cotton, the synthetic polyester fibre makes up the two most commonly used fibres. Animal fibres are also often used, such as wool, harvested from sheep, as well as cashmere (harvested from goats) Angora (from rabbits) and silk (from insect larvae).

What is the Difference Between Spun and Filament Yarn?
Spun yarn is made by twisting staple fibres together in either an S or Z twist, to make a single thread. The process of twisting the fibres together into yarn is called spinning and it was one of the first processed to be industrialised. Spun yarns can contain a single type of fibre, or you can spin various types of fibre together to give you a blend.

Filament yarn is made up of filament fibres which are either twisted together or simply grouped together. It can either be composed of one filament, which is called a monofilament, or it could be made of more than one, in which case it would be known as a multifilament. This can be as few as two or three filament fibres, or even up to 50, or more.

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

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13 days ago

What's On: PRESENTATION - YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Gary from Waikanae

What does a Strong Immune System mean to you and your Families Health? How can you enhance your Immune System? Limited seating so call/text Gary on 021 1155049 to book.
PRESENTATION - YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
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1 day 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."

1 day 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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1 day ago

Peace of Mind Guarantees

Julia Wallace Retirement Village

We developed our Ryman Peace of Mind Guarantees to protect residents and their families.

For example, you can be 100% sure there are no hidden costs. This means no standard refurbishment fees, no surprise costs when you move in and no administration fees.

Read more about our Julia Wallace … View more
We developed our Ryman Peace of Mind Guarantees to protect residents and their families.

For example, you can be 100% sure there are no hidden costs. This means no standard refurbishment fees, no surprise costs when you move in and no administration fees.

Read more about our Julia Wallace village and our Peace of Mind Guarantees.

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13 days ago

Covid Vaccinations

Mike from Foxton Beach

According to research from the UK increasing the interval between the first and second dose increases the level of immune response achieved.
So why is the government sticking with Pfizzer's minimum recommeded 3 week interval when up to 12weeks will provide a better outcome for most people as … View more
According to research from the UK increasing the interval between the first and second dose increases the level of immune response achieved.
So why is the government sticking with Pfizzer's minimum recommeded 3 week interval when up to 12weeks will provide a better outcome for most people as well as getting more people their first vaccination sooner?
Refer to the article below for further details.

www.stuff.co.nz...

3 days ago

Improve your digital literacy today!

The Team from Digital Boost

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Digital Boost is a free online learning platform packed with 3-5 minute educational videos on topics like:
- Websites
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Are you a small business owner looking to make better use of the online space?

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- Websites
- Digital marketing/social media
- Online tools
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7 days ago

Missing dog

Jackie from Otaki District

Please delete if not allowed.. My nephew is devestated, please be on lookout.. Many thanks

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3 days ago

Hoglund Glass Lovers - Sold pending pick up.

Caren from Levin

Signed Hoglund bottle

Tel 0274785190

Price: $20

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4 days ago

Ucol Beauty Therapy School, Levin.

Stephanie from Levin

Hello neighbours, Here at Ucol Beauty Therapy School, Level 1, 160 Oxford Street, Levin, we will be needing clients for trained students. Client days will be Fridays, starting Friday 13th August, 9.30am - 3.30, bookings can be made by email, levinbeauty@ucol.ac.nz or 06367 2613. Please … View moreHello neighbours, Here at Ucol Beauty Therapy School, Level 1, 160 Oxford Street, Levin, we will be needing clients for trained students. Client days will be Fridays, starting Friday 13th August, 9.30am - 3.30, bookings can be made by email, levinbeauty@ucol.ac.nz or 06367 2613. Please leave your name and phone number for the st;udent on reception dut;y to contact you to organise an appointment time. Treatments available:
Manicures, Manicure $15, Pedicure $15, Gel Polish $15,
Facials, Express Facial $10, Deluxe Facial $20,
Eyes, Eyebrow Shape $10, Eyebrow Tint $10, Eyelash Tint $10,
All Three together $20
Makeup $10,
Waxing: Legs, Arm, Facial, Underarms, Bikini, All $10

Thanks for your support, Stephanie Student at Ucol Beauty School, Levin

Negotiable

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