Kawaha Point, Rotorua

86 days ago

Grooves up or down? Decking debate settled

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

The great kiwi deck, every home should have one. But there's a decking debate raging in DIY and Reno circles: Should the grooves go up or down?
We think we've settled the argument here.

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86 days ago

Looking for unwanted lawnmowers etc

Samm from Rotorua Central

If anyone has any unwanted, or not going/broken mowers etc we would love to take them off your hands please. Thanks

Free

86 days ago

Come visit and nurture a conversation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Gathering together during the holidays can lead us to notice changes in our loved ones and their needs, especially if there has been some time between visits.

Starting a conversation about care isn’t always easy but like many things, sometimes you just need to take the first step.

To help … View more
Gathering together during the holidays can lead us to notice changes in our loved ones and their needs, especially if there has been some time between visits.

Starting a conversation about care isn’t always easy but like many things, sometimes you just need to take the first step.

To help nurture those conversations, we invite you to our Care Centre Open Days at your local Ryman village. A tour will give you first-hand experience of our village communities and the exceptional care we provide. Care options include the extra support of a serviced apartment, resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care.
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88 days ago

Get decorating and $ave with Resene!

Resene

Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene DIY Cardholder, get an extra 5% off - Hurry offer ends soon!

Discounts off the … View more
Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene DIY Cardholder, get an extra 5% off - Hurry offer ends soon!

Discounts off the normal retail price at your local Resene owned ColorShop and participating reseller until 2 February 2021. Paint offers are also available at Mitre 10 MEGA and selected Mitre 10 stores. Excludes WallPrint, decals, Crown, trade and industrial products, PaintWise levy and account sales.

If you don't have a Resene DIY Card, sign up free online or while you are in store.

Happy decorating!
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88 days ago

Smiths City BYOD Sorted

Smiths City

Dreaming of the kids being back at school? Start planning for it today. Find out more

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89 days ago

How to create your own blackboard city

The Team from Resene ColorShop Rotorua

Create your own mini city, using wood offcuts and Resene FX Blackboard Paint for hours of playing fun for your children. When they’re not busy playing with them, use them to decorate the top of drawers or a window sill.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy project idea from Resene. … View more
Create your own mini city, using wood offcuts and Resene FX Blackboard Paint for hours of playing fun for your children. When they’re not busy playing with them, use them to decorate the top of drawers or a window sill.

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

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91 days ago

Good news!

The Team from New Zealand Police

Thanks to the brave and quick actions of these members of the public (pictured centre and centre right) – an offender who was trying to make a getaway after stealing money from a Henderson dairy was stopped and swiftly arrested. 👏

Earlier this month, one of the owners of the store was working… View more
Thanks to the brave and quick actions of these members of the public (pictured centre and centre right) – an offender who was trying to make a getaway after stealing money from a Henderson dairy was stopped and swiftly arrested. 👏

Earlier this month, one of the owners of the store was working behind the counter when a man entered the store and demanded money.

He walked behind the counter to the cash register and took a large sum of money, but the owner very quickly managed to activate the anti-theft smoke canon and the offender fled the shop.

Seeing what happened, the members of the public chased the offender and caught him, holding him until Police arrived soon afterwards.

He was then arrested and taken into custody.

A 40-year-old man has been charged with theft and was due to appear in the Waitakere District Court last week.

The money taken was returned to the dairy owners (pictured on the left), who were very grateful to those who stepped in to help.

A great result and example of people going above and beyond to look out for people in their local community.

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93 days ago

Favourite summer holiday finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd love to hear about the great places you've discovered over your summer holidays, whether it's somewhere local or on a trip away. Did you come across a particularly amazing beach, camping ground, town, walk or scenic spot? What made it so special? Any activities or … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd love to hear about the great places you've discovered over your summer holidays, whether it's somewhere local or on a trip away. Did you come across a particularly amazing beach, camping ground, town, walk or scenic spot? What made it so special? Any activities or places to eat and drink you can recommend in the area would also be much appreciated. As usual, please include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article.
Cheers.

92 days ago

Customer Feedback

NumberWorks'nWords Rotorua

We compiled all of the wonderful feedback we have received and created this word map of the most frequently mentioned terms associated with NumberWorks’nWords! A big thank you to all of our wonderful students and staff who make the environment so special. We look forward to having you back in the… View moreWe compiled all of the wonderful feedback we have received and created this word map of the most frequently mentioned terms associated with NumberWorks’nWords! A big thank you to all of our wonderful students and staff who make the environment so special. We look forward to having you back in the centre at the beginning of term.

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95 days ago

Selling brand new Withings limited edition hybrid smart watch

Olivia from Rotorua Central

Brand new in box, not quite what I'm after, prefer to stick to Garmin

Water resistant, HR, multisport, personalised coaching, gps,



Details of watch can be found here
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Brand new in box, not quite what I'm after, prefer to stick to Garmin

Water resistant, HR, multisport, personalised coaching, gps,



Details of watch can be found here



www.noelleeming.co.nz...

Price: $400

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96 days ago

Awanuiārangi Orientation Day 2021!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Whakatāne Campus Orientation

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi will be hosting orientation days at our Whakatāne Campus from Thursday 11 February to Saturday 13 February for all of our students.

This is an opportunity to visit our campus, meet our staff and support services and your fellow … View more
Whakatāne Campus Orientation

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi will be hosting orientation days at our Whakatāne Campus from Thursday 11 February to Saturday 13 February for all of our students.

This is an opportunity to visit our campus, meet our staff and support services and your fellow students. If you are still considering study options for 2021, we also welcome you to attend our orientation event.

Our campus is located at 13 Domain Road, Whakatāne. Nau mai, haere mai.

You can find out more about our programmes here.
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98 days ago

GEYSERLAND COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB "PRESENTS"

Bruce from Pukehangi - Mangakakahi

"COUNTRY IN THE PARK" Sunday 17 at the band Rotunda in Government Gardens from 11.00am - 3.30pm [if it's raining it will be transfered to the Rotorua Bowling Club...but it's not going to rain is it😉]
Guest Artists this year will be
Raymond Soloman, Dougie Erutoe, Neil … View more
"COUNTRY IN THE PARK" Sunday 17 at the band Rotunda in Government Gardens from 11.00am - 3.30pm [if it's raining it will be transfered to the Rotorua Bowling Club...but it's not going to rain is it😉]
Guest Artists this year will be
Raymond Soloman, Dougie Erutoe, Neil McKenzie-Hall,
Te Rena Heke, Helen Atutahi our own Club singers and our ever popular Club Band. Bring a picnic lunch, something to sit on and enjoy an afternoon of Country Music from Rotorua's very own Country Music Club

See you there................and don't forget

"IF IT AIN'T COUNTRY IT AIN'T MUSIC"

98 days ago

Happy New Year!

The Team Reporter from NZ House & Garden

We hope you’ve managed to enjoy the break, or if you’ve had to work through, that you get some time off soon. We’ve been dreaming of relaxing at this colourful retro Kāpiti bach which features in our January issue. It’s the perfect sanctuary for its Wellington owners, who find themselves … View moreWe hope you’ve managed to enjoy the break, or if you’ve had to work through, that you get some time off soon. We’ve been dreaming of relaxing at this colourful retro Kāpiti bach which features in our January issue. It’s the perfect sanctuary for its Wellington owners, who find themselves unwinding as soon as they walk through its front gate. Where's your favourite place to unwind over the summer?

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100 days ago

Protecting your home from fires

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

1. Check your smoke alarms
Smoke alarms provide an early warning in case of a fire inside your home. Traditional alarms beep when they detect smoke or fire, while smart detectors also send an alert to your phone. There should be a smoke detector in every room in your house except bathrooms, for … View more
1. Check your smoke alarms
Smoke alarms provide an early warning in case of a fire inside your home. Traditional alarms beep when they detect smoke or fire, while smart detectors also send an alert to your phone. There should be a smoke detector in every room in your house except bathrooms, for maximum protection. You also need one in the hallway between the living area and bedrooms.
Crucially, you are highly advised to test your smoke alarms at least once a year to ensure they still work. You are four times more likely to die in a house fire without a functioning smoke alarm!

2. Get a fire extinguisher
Having a fire extinguisher handy can make the difference between a small kitchen mishap that was successfully contained, and the house literally burning down. There are different types of fire extinguisher, classified according to the kind of fire they’re designed to tackle. Make sure you are aware of what the differences are and how to use each one in an emergency situation. A typical home extinguisher should have an ABC rating:
• Class A – combustibles such as wood, paper, cloth, rubber, household rubbish, most plastics
• Class B – flammable liquids, solvents, oil, petrol, paints and lacquers
• Class C – gases including methane, propane, hydrogen, acetylene and natural gas
• Class D – combustible metals including magnesium and aluminium swarf
• Class E – Electrical fires
• Class F – chip pan fires, as an alternative to a fire blanket

3. Create a fire stopping landscape
A fire originating from outside, such as a wildfire, is best thwarted by preventing it from reaching your house in the first place. You can use landscape gardening design to slow down or stop the spread of fire towards your home, by adhering to these tips:
• Use hard landscaping such as concrete, stone or gravel around the house
• Clear any dry vegetation from around the home, particularly in the summer
• Use fire resistant plants such as lavender and honeysuckle for soft landscaping, and spread them out, to slow down fire and stop it from spreading
• Keep outdoor plants well watered during the summer months. Lush green planting is less likely to burn.

4. Use fire retardant materials
Let’s start with building materials; some are more vulnerable to fire than others. Using fire retardant alternatives and fireproofing your interiors are good first lines of defence against a potentially serious tragedy. Make the changes when you are refurbishing or redecorating your home. The Building.govt.nz website has a comprehensive list of everything you can do to help prevention of fire occurring. Designing for fire can also be designing for sustainability which is without a doubt a win-win!

When it comes to materials, concrete panels, stucco or brick for exterior walls, steel framing for windows and concrete or metal for roofing are all good choices. Fire retardant paint is also a good idea. For decking, concrete, tiles, stone or brick are better than wood.

Inside your home, choose fire resistant curtains and upholstery fabrics. Additional flameproofing can also be administered to your existing home fabrics and upholstered furniture in situ. Curtain Clean can service your existing upholstery anywhere in the country. Call us on 0800 579 0501 for prices and to find out more.

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