Papamoa Beach, Papamoa

18 days ago

Woman@work Ltd: SPRING HAS ARRIVED Gardens are having a growth spurt/time to clean up,tidy up

Debra-lee Julian from Woman@Work Ltd

Hello,
Garden maintenance, weeding, trimming, cutback. Landscaping.
Free Quotes. We do it all give us a call
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16 days ago

First Rung, episode 2, is here!

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi team! Thank you so much for your support of First Rung, our first podcast!
The launch last week went even better than we'd hoped. I'm over the moon.
I thought I'd drop by to let you know this week's episode, Location, Location, Location, is out now.
Just like the first … View more
Hi team! Thank you so much for your support of First Rung, our first podcast!
The launch last week went even better than we'd hoped. I'm over the moon.
I thought I'd drop by to let you know this week's episode, Location, Location, Location, is out now.
Just like the first one, it's packed with tips, advice and anecdotes from experts and home owners on every aspect of buying your first home. It also comes with a chance to win a $500 Resene prize pack.
In episode 2, we talk to a first time buyer who moved from one end of the country to the other for a chance to get on the ladder, hear about apartments as a viable first home option and an expert gives us some tips on how to choose the right lawyer.
We all know buying a home is one of the toughest, most daunting things we might ever do as adults, so it doesn't hurt to get some expert advice and support. That's what we wanted to give you with First Rung.
Give episode 2 a listen and let us know what you think - and I hope you're all in to win that crackin' prize pack!

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16 days ago

Online payments

Communications from Tauranga City Council

*UPDATE* online payments are now available. Thank you for your patience.

Online payments are currently unavailable on our website.

We apologise for the inconvenience and will update you when the system is back online.

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16 days ago

Red Cross Mt Maunganui Christmas

Craig from Mount Maunganui

OK so some might say it's way too early but ...... we have our Christmas tree's, decorations, and gift ideas in-store now. Please support local and recycle. Donations are always welcome.

Negotiable

17 days ago

Local business wins $20,000 advertising package

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey Neighbours,

A few months ago, a group of Stuff's community papers partnered with 2degrees to launch a Shop Local campaign to support local businesses. 'Who's Ya Barber' took out the People's Choice Award which included a $20,000 advertising package that allowed them… View more
Hey Neighbours,

A few months ago, a group of Stuff's community papers partnered with 2degrees to launch a Shop Local campaign to support local businesses. 'Who's Ya Barber' took out the People's Choice Award which included a $20,000 advertising package that allowed them to get the local and national reach they deserve.

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17 days ago

Recap: Get answers to your DIY and decorating dilemmas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, thanks to everyone who joined us for our live chat with Resene’s colour consultant Brenda Ngatai and tech expert Jay Sharples.

The questions were coming thick and fast, and Jay and Brenda very kindly stayed later than planned to get through as many as they could, but we're … View more
Hey neighbours, thanks to everyone who joined us for our live chat with Resene’s colour consultant Brenda Ngatai and tech expert Jay Sharples.

The questions were coming thick and fast, and Jay and Brenda very kindly stayed later than planned to get through as many as they could, but we're sorry if we didn't get to yours. If you submitted a question and missed the chat, checkout the recap, here.

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17 days ago

Mauao closure

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Reminder: Mauao is closed tomorrow and Thursday, 7am to 4.30pm daily (and Friday 16 October if needed) to upgrade and resurface the Waikorire track 👣

This means, there will be no public access on Mauao during this time to ensure public safety.

Access to the summit will be possible on Friday … View more
Reminder: Mauao is closed tomorrow and Thursday, 7am to 4.30pm daily (and Friday 16 October if needed) to upgrade and resurface the Waikorire track 👣

This means, there will be no public access on Mauao during this time to ensure public safety.

Access to the summit will be possible on Friday (if works are completed) via the 4x4 track and the Oruahine track.

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17 days ago

Welcome the Te Papa peninsula of 2050:

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Walking and cycling to local centres and public transport takes only 10 minutes; it is safe and provides access to local culture and amenity 🚲

A mix of four to six-storey buildings have appeared along Cameron Road and in the main centres, with retail, cafés and commercial uses at ground floor,… View more
Walking and cycling to local centres and public transport takes only 10 minutes; it is safe and provides access to local culture and amenity 🚲

A mix of four to six-storey buildings have appeared along Cameron Road and in the main centres, with retail, cafés and commercial uses at ground floor, and residential homes above.

In the residential areas, duplexes, townhouses and apartments have developed over time and made it possible for more people to buy houses and apartments that suit their needs. Home ownership is up, and more people are renting too 🏡

The economy is thriving with more businesses providing jobs and services for a community that has grown by 15,000 more people living in the area. And while people are going on about their life in a compact neighbourhood, parks, walk and cycleways as well as access to the harbour and estuary are provided for everyone to enjoy.

People feel connected to their community, in an environment that reflects its heritage, diversity and culture. It’s a place people from all walks of life identify with and call home.

This is the future of the Te Papa peninsula, supported by the 30-year implementation programme of the spatial plan, approved by Council today 🙌

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18 days ago

Tauranga Painters

Michael Wenzel from Pictorem Tauranga Painters

Tauranga Painting and Repairs

Are you looking for a reliable painter?
Please give us a call if you would like to receive a free quote.
Affordable, reliable and efficient.

Tauranga family business, 40 years experience.
View more
Tauranga Painting and Repairs

Are you looking for a reliable painter?
Please give us a call if you would like to receive a free quote.
Affordable, reliable and efficient.

Tauranga family business, 40 years experience.

Need a Handyman for repair jobs?

Call on 027 584 3221

18 days ago

Tips for a Fresher Looking Natural Fibre Rug

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

In recent years, more and more people choose to bring natural fibre rugs into their homes due to their cosy warmth, excellent durability, and their eco-friendly manufacturing process. But you probably know all of this already since you bought one yourself. We’ve put together some helpful tips to … View moreIn recent years, more and more people choose to bring natural fibre rugs into their homes due to their cosy warmth, excellent durability, and their eco-friendly manufacturing process. But you probably know all of this already since you bought one yourself. We’ve put together some helpful tips to keep your rug looking fresh.


1) Clean your rug on a regular basis. This may seem like an obvious thing to state, but you should know that it is much easier for dirt particles to become entangled in natural fibre carpeting than it is with their synthetic counterparts. To this end, make sure to regularly vacuum your rug using the appropriate upholstery attachment. Other methods you can try is shaking the rug to remove debris, or hanging it up outside and dusting it with a tennis racket, big stick, etc.


2) Use a damp towel to remedy curled rug corners. If you have been using your natural carpeting as an area rug, especially in high traffic areas, you will sooner or later notice that its corners have started to curl. To fix this, simply dampen the curled area with an evenly spread damp towel, place some weights on top, and leave it overnight. Keep in mind that you may have to repeat this process a few more times, depending on how long your rug had its corners curled.


3) Cut sprouting fibres using shears. Since most natural fibre rugs are braided and sewn by hand, they are very prone to sprouting. This goes double for jute, which has shorter fibres. To remedy this, simply use shears to clip down the fibres that have already stuck out from the rug surface. The good news is that, with time, the fibres will “settle in” and you will no longer have to use your scissors as much.


4) Always contact a manufacturer for advice on cleaning specific stains. If you cannot identify the stain on your rug, or it needs a more thorough cleaning overall, we highly encourage you to seek out the original manufacturer for specific cleaning recommendations, since most companies treat the fibres of their natural products differently.


5) Maintain consistent humidity within your premises. Sisal and other natural fibre rugs should be kept outside of areas with high humidity, since the extra moisture could stain them or even cause them to shrink. Consider purchasing a dehumidifier to maintain optimal humidity in the area where your rug is located.


6) Make sure your rug receives even amounts of sunlight. As mentioned above, sisal and other natural fibres become bleached when exposed to sunlight. So, if your room lets moderate to high amounts of sunlight in, ensure that your rug is either fully exposed to the sunrays or completely hidden in the shadows to maintain a consistent colour. If your rug is half in the sun, rotate it every other week to keep the sun-fade even.


7) Apply a fabric protectant spray. This step is only necessary if your carpet is located in a busy area of the house. Treating the fibres with fabric protectant spray (Scotchgard is pretty cheap at Mitre 10) will ensure that they are well protected against water spills and dirt. Just don’t forget to re-apply the spray regularly as its effect will wear off with time.

We hope you have found something you didn’t know before, please feel free to share with us any tips you have in the comments ?

18 days ago

It's not too late!

NumberWorks'nWords Tauranga

Is your child enrolled for term 4? Book your free assessment today!

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18 days ago

Have you voted in the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear gardeners, while the entire nation is in the mood to vote, don't miss out on having your say in who becomes our Gardener of the Year! Read their stories, choose your favourite, and vote for them!

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19 days ago

De La Terre Vineyard

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

If you love wine, the one winery you will want to visit before you fall off your perch, is De La Terre, Hawke’s Bay’s only earth-brick winery & cellar door.
On our recent trip to Napier, it was definitely the “wouldn’t miss it” venue.
Tony Prichard was the original Chief Wine-maker … View more
If you love wine, the one winery you will want to visit before you fall off your perch, is De La Terre, Hawke’s Bay’s only earth-brick winery & cellar door.
On our recent trip to Napier, it was definitely the “wouldn’t miss it” venue.
Tony Prichard was the original Chief Wine-maker at Church Road & while there, worked with consultants from Domaine Cordier in Bordeaux. He is Mr Everything: he grows grapes, picks, processes, bottles & labels & imparts his immense knowledge & passion enthusiastically when you visit. His wife, Kaye, produces delectable food for your enjoyment!
“Our hand-crafted approach goes right through the winemaking process – from hand-picking all the fruit, through gentle handling at the winery using traditional winemaking techniques. Nothing is rushed and with the emphasis on minimal handling, every effort is made to retain the integrity and concentration of the fruit and our unique terroir. The wines are a fusion of high-tech winemaking knowledge with traditional hands-on winemaking methods in the cellar.”
The wines range from those you will have tasted before to the more unusual such as Tannat, Barbera & Noble Viog nier. We are re-doing our Hawkes’ Bay tour. 15-18 October & still have a few seats, if you wish to treat your self

27 days ago

Council land use

Communications from Tauranga City Council

From large music and sports events to community markets and family fun days – our public reserves are used for a variety of events and activities.

Share your thoughts on how we should determine who gets to use the land if there are multiple users wanting the space at the same time.

31 days ago

Council land

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Currently some activities on council land require a booking but council doesn't charge fees. This includes things like wedding ceremonies, small community events, professional photography and filming.

Other activities like community groups using a building, or private and commercial uses are … View more
Currently some activities on council land require a booking but council doesn't charge fees. This includes things like wedding ceremonies, small community events, professional photography and filming.

Other activities like community groups using a building, or private and commercial uses are charged a fee.

What are your thoughts on which activities should be free, and which should pay a fee to use the land?

Take our survey and let us know here: www.tauranga.govt.nz...

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