Levin, Levin

10 hours ago

Homed Manawatū - Out Now!

Jessica Zimmerman Reporter from Homed - Manawatu

Our House of the Week this week is an iconic 1890's villa, that used to be the original BNZ building. It has been lovingly restored over the last three years by it's current owners, and is your chance to purchase a gorgeous slice of local history. For sale through David Wray from … View moreOur House of the Week this week is an iconic 1890's villa, that used to be the original BNZ building. It has been lovingly restored over the last three years by it's current owners, and is your chance to purchase a gorgeous slice of local history. For sale through David Wray from Harcourts, check it out on page 3!

Looking for an agent to market your home?
Check Homed Manawatū to find agents who are actively marketing in your area and chat to them about getting your property featured in the Homed Manawatū.

Distribution & Delivery:
Homed Manawatū gets delivered to letterboxes on a Thursday, and also inserted into the Manawatū Standard, delivered to subscribers, and is available in Supermarkets, Dairies and Petrol Stations for customers to buy.

For more information:
Please ask your agent to contact Karen Baker on 021 973 105 or karen.baker@stuff.co.nz

Not receiving your weekly delivery?
Please phone 0800 339000 or e mail distribution@stuff.co.nz

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7 hours ago

plastic pot

Wells from Foxton Beach

Large pot on metal frame with rollers

Free

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8 hours ago

For the Love of Velvet

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Levin

For anyone wanting to add everlasting interest to their home, you can’t look past velvet! This is a fabric that’s as rich in textile history as it is in texture with incredible durability that may surprise you.

Velvet fabric fuses a historical sense of luxury and indulgence with a plush, … View more
For anyone wanting to add everlasting interest to their home, you can’t look past velvet! This is a fabric that’s as rich in textile history as it is in texture with incredible durability that may surprise you.

Velvet fabric fuses a historical sense of luxury and indulgence with a plush, practical comfort that has a timeless style, sure to outlast any momentary design trends. With its silky sheen and rich colours, velvet holds a specific seductive quality that no eye for elegance can resist the allure of.

For a fabric that feels like a soft, buttery hug the unique piles have a hard-wearing quality that will ensure your velvet curtains, cushions or furniture will continue to be loud and daring or subtly sophisticated for years to come.

History of Velvet
The history of velvet is one of luxury and meticulous construction. It is believed the material was first introduced in Baghdad around 750 A.D. The original velvet material was made from silk and therefore naturally reserved for royalty and other notably wealthy classes that could afford the exorbitant cost.

Velvet eventually travelled to Europe on the Silk Road and gained popularity during the Renaissance. At the same time, new loom technology lowered the production costs and therefore widened the availability to fabric lovers of all classes. Fast-forward to the 21st century and velvet fabric can be found in almost every home, transcending and outlasting interior trends to suit any home decor for years on end.

How is Velvet Made?
Velvet is made in a very unique way. It is woven on a double piece loom that makes two pieces of fabric simultaneously with the velvet pile encased in the middle. It is then separated, creating the three-dimensional texture velvet is known for.

While the first velvets were made from silk, more recent adaptations in the production process means velvets can now be made from natural or synthetic fibres such as polyester, nylon, viscose, or rayon.

Classic plain velvet will then be sheared to ensure the pile is a consistent length and often brushed while moist to achieve a nice uniform grain across the fabric. If the fabric is destined to boast a pattern, at this point in the process it will be crushed, embossed or snipped to different lengths to ensure this pattern is part of the pile’s identity for the life of the fabric.

Velvet is then dyed to produce amazing, rich colours that are accentuated by the three-dimensional texture.

Durability of Velvet
Due to the aura of luxury surrounding velvet and the fact that it was originally made from silk, there’s a preconception that it’s delicate and requires gentle, loving care to stay pristine. We’re here to set the record straight!

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

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10 hours ago

Do you have a great asparagus recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for asparagus recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before August 21, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Homegrown … View more
Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for asparagus recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before August 21, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Homegrown Recipes.

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12 hours ago

Office chair

Wells from Foxton Beach

In very good condition

Price: $80

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12 hours ago

Printer

Wells from Foxton Beach

In as new condition

Price: $30

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22 hours ago

Subscribe to Stuff's First Time Buyer's Club

Stuff

Making it onto the first rung of the property ladder can be an incredibly rewarding journey – and Stuff is here to help you through.

Stuff Homed has launched the First Time Buyers’ Club, an email series to help you navigate the equal-parts exciting and terrifying process of buying your first… View more
Making it onto the first rung of the property ladder can be an incredibly rewarding journey – and Stuff is here to help you through.

Stuff Homed has launched the First Time Buyers’ Club, an email series to help you navigate the equal-parts exciting and terrifying process of buying your first ever home. When you join our six-week LearnStuff course, you’ll get an email every week giving you all the basics on what you need to know, who you need on your side, and what you need to do at each stage of the journey.

We can’t make the houses any cheaper, but we can guide you through the process, share some tips from the experts, and help you avoid some of the trips and traps.

Sign up (it's free) and get started on your house-buying journey.
Sign up now

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2 days ago

Pine Cones

Michelle from Linton

Hi neighbours does anyone know where there are pinecones for sale please?

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3 days ago

Kindling and fire starter wood

John from Levin

As you can see various sizes to get the fire going and splittable
Some small amount a little damp, but want take long to dry out.
See the sizes in second picture. $120 per t/load
John 021 756020

3 days ago

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEKEND'S PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

Information from Coast Access Radio 104.7FM

** HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEKEND'S PROGRAMME SCHEDULE ON Coast Access Radio 104.7FM **
* Friday 4 - 6pm: "Drive Live" - Music, traffic updates and weather with Tanya Jayne Ellis...
* Saturday 8.45am: "A week of it" - Headlines from kcnews.co.nz - the online newspaper for… View more
** HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEKEND'S PROGRAMME SCHEDULE ON Coast Access Radio 104.7FM **
* Friday 4 - 6pm: "Drive Live" - Music, traffic updates and weather with Tanya Jayne Ellis...
* Saturday 8.45am: "A week of it" - Headlines from kcnews.co.nz - the online newspaper for Horowhenua and Kapiti.
* Sat 9am: "Conversations" - Dr Angela Robertson is in the studio with Todd Zaner, talking about her forth and final book from the "Older & Bolder" series - "Creating Life on our own terms".
* Sat 9.30am: "Let's Talk Gambling" - Thanks to PGF.
* Sat 10am: "Blues Train" - Jump on board with Ryan Gatling for a very groovy hour - you won't regret it jazz lovers!
* Sat 11am: "Coastguard Catchup" - Fundraising officer, Pete Woodward is in the studio with Tanya having a quick catchup as to what Coastguard Kapiti have been up to, of late...
* Sat 11.30am: "At the table with Gail" - A show about food and fun with the x4 recipes supplied by Gail Hall, and on our FB page weekly.
* Sat 1.30pm: "Aviation Past and Present" - John Skene is in to talk about the Dornier Museum. AVIATION FANS!!! Sign up for his regular newsletters by going to his website: aviation-tales.com...
* Sat 2pm: "NZ Music show" - Todd Zaner presents a special show featuring the talented, musical Grenell family, following the recent passing of John Hore Grenell.
* Sunday 11am: "Focus on Arts" - "Mulled Wine Concert special" - Maty Gow from the Mulled Wine Concert series is in the studio with Tanya and talking with pianist Lorelle McNaughton about what listeners can expect from the next Mulled Wine Concert - Sunday 14 August, 2.30pm, St Peters Hall, Paekakariki. Email marygow@gmail.com for tickets!
* Sun 12.30pm: "Local Architecture Now" - Rosalind Derby, Architect, is in the studio to talk about architecture in Tanya's home-town, Levin.
* Sun 6pm: "Book reading" - Angela Robertson reads .. this time featuring Rod and Leonie Haines, a fascinating story.
* Sun 8.30pm: "World Maritime Memories" - with Wallace Wallace W. Trickett.
* Monday 7pm: "HOT Topic" - Pete G talks with Robb McCann.
Please head to our website for a more comprehensive list of all our programmes and podcasts.
Stay safe and warm!

3 days ago

Aged terracotta pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop Levin

It’s easy to age a brand new terracotta pot using Karen Walker Chalk Colour and Vintage Wax from Resene.
Find out how to create your own.

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4 days ago

Finally presenting the Homeless Petition at Parliament

Donna from Otaki District

Alongside Donna Bridgeman, Edwina Allen, Rob McCann - KCDC councillor & Sophie Handford - KCDC councillor, presenting a petition to Terisa Ngobi - MP for Ōtaki calling for immediate investment into housing in Kāpiti.
We know, through the stories of people within our district and also the … View more
Alongside Donna Bridgeman, Edwina Allen, Rob McCann - KCDC councillor & Sophie Handford - KCDC councillor, presenting a petition to Terisa Ngobi - MP for Ōtaki calling for immediate investment into housing in Kāpiti.
We know, through the stories of people within our district and also the housing needs assessment we’ve just completed (www.kapiticoast.govt.nz...) that many people and whānau are doing it tough.
Donna, who originally established this petition, is calling on Kāinga Ora to immediately purchase land and construct new permanent rental accommodation in Kāpiti for all groups affected by homelessness including youth, families, disabled people, and older people. This includes easier access to Emergency Housing and providing support services for people made homeless.
Donna, Edwina also Gina Aburn thanks for all of your mahi in our district and wider Aotearoa in standing up for what must be recognised as a basic human right and key to unlocking people’s potential.

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5 days ago

What's On: WAIKANAE BEACH MONTHLY INDOOR MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with highly talented stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Escape the house, pick up a bargain or a gift and support local.
WAIKANAE BEACH MONTHLY INDOOR MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
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4 days ago

High chair

Nicki from Levin

Free - would make a great up cycling project.

Free

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4 days ago

What's On: TE HORO COUNTRY MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

A truly friendly community country market, with hugely talented stallholders, where people gather to chat, browse, score a bargain, and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and yummy food with friends.
TE HORO COUNTRY MARKET
  • Te Horo Community Hall
4 days ago

The local elections are coming up!

Orange Guy from Electoral Commission

The countdown is on! Make sure you’re enrolled and your details are up to date by 12 August to make voting in the local elections easy.

Visit vote.nz or call 0800 36 76 56 to find out more.
Find out more

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