Kawaha Point, Rotorua

62 days ago

English can be confusing!

NumberWorks'nWords Rotorua

Brought/bought, often confused. How do you remember which to use?

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62 days ago

Have you got New Zealand's best shed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner … View moreWe have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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64 days ago

Dwarf druit trees

Francios from Ngongotaha

Looking for some dwarf fruit trees like Apricot, peach, and other
Have lemon and Fijava

66 days ago

Kai for families in need

Leigh from Pukehangi - Mangakakahi

Donations Only Please..😊
This post is not for consideration of boxes.
Kia ora whanau,
My wife and I support people in need in Rotorua.. we are currently working with whanau who are either homeless, in an unfortunate situation or who have no kai. We are putting food parcels together , including … View more
Donations Only Please..😊
This post is not for consideration of boxes.
Kia ora whanau,
My wife and I support people in need in Rotorua.. we are currently working with whanau who are either homeless, in an unfortunate situation or who have no kai. We are putting food parcels together , including Tin food, frozen, pet food and veges and fruit. My wife and I have already spent $300 for these parcels but would love to put more in hampers.. if any one out there has any spare kai or anything of value that would fit the hampers we would love to hear from you. We have had over 60 people asking to be considered for boxes and as much as I would love to give you all a box reality is we don't have enough kai to go around. When we are more established and have more kai stocked then we can start giving boxes to everyone who as asked..
Drop offs are Tuesday to Saturday.
Tuesday -Friday 9am-5pm
Saturdays- 8am -2pm
Other times is pick up only please unless arrangements has been made 💚

Nga Mihi

67 days ago

Hunger for Colour - swap and save!

Resene

Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a … View more
Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a little more colour to your life you can also help those in need. When you donate a can of food you'll save on your testpot purchase (save up to $5.80 on an 80ml testpot) while also helping provide disadvantaged Kiwis with food parcels when they need them most.
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67 days ago

DIY Chalkboard Houses

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

These are super easy to make and provide hours of creative play as well as encourage the development of your toddler's hand-eye coordination and attention span.

To make some chalkboard blocks of your own you’ll need to gather a few supplies (Bunnings or Mitre 10 should have everything you… View more
These are super easy to make and provide hours of creative play as well as encourage the development of your toddler's hand-eye coordination and attention span.

To make some chalkboard blocks of your own you’ll need to gather a few supplies (Bunnings or Mitre 10 should have everything you need):
• plank of wood
• saw
• chalkboard paint
• paint brush
• paint tray
• sandpaper

Cut down the wood into rectangles and saw the corners off one end to form a house shape. You can make the blocks as tall, short, or narrow as you’d like. Variety makes your city scape more interesting!

When the blocks are cut, sand all the edges and front so they are smooth and there are no rough spots. Then, simply paint over with chalkboard paint and let dry overnight before use.


Once the paint has dried, have fun creating your little city!
Printable link: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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68 days ago

There are so many reasons to be grateful to call Aotearoa New Zealand our home. 😌🙏

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Let's keep working together to make our communities better for everyone while honouring Te Ao Māori.

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68 days ago

Paint a woven plate

The Team from Resene ColorShop Rotorua

Put your own spin on wall art by painting designs on woven plates. A quick, budget friendly way to add colour to your walls and so easy to repaint if you want to update the colours later.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create … View more
Put your own spin on wall art by painting designs on woven plates. A quick, budget friendly way to add colour to your walls and so easy to repaint if you want to update the colours later.

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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69 days ago

Rotorua Home and Garden Show coming 12 – 14 February

Jade Promotions (Home & Garden)

Home improvements made easy! It’s all about idea’s, inspiration and exclusive show specials at the Rotorua Home and Garden Show on from the 12th to 14th of Feb at Energy Events Centre in Rotorua.

Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There’ll be a huge variety Home and Garden… View more
Home improvements made easy! It’s all about idea’s, inspiration and exclusive show specials at the Rotorua Home and Garden Show on from the 12th to 14th of Feb at Energy Events Centre in Rotorua.

Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There’ll be a huge variety Home and Garden Exhibitors, featuring everything from Kitchens, Bathrooms, Builders, Landscapers, Solar Solutions, Home Automation, Heating, Spas, Flooring and more! Relax and enjoy a delicious bite to eat and a drink in the EAT STREET and get creative with the Resene Paint a House on Saturday and Sunday from 11-2.

Save the date in your diaries: 12 – 14 February

Fri & Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 4
Energy Events Centre, Rotorua
Adults $6
Gold Card Friday $3
Under 16 free
Book now

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75 days ago

Poll: Did you know old rice could make you sick?

New Zealand Food Safety

Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food … View more
Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food within two days. If in doubt, chuck it out.

Remember to Clean Cook Chill and check our easy food safety tips here.

The team at New Zealand Food Safety
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Did you know old rice could make you sick?
  • 86% Yes I’m always careful
    86% Complete
  • 14% No I thought rice doesn’t go bad
    14% Complete
2996 votes
69 days ago

Synonyms

NumberWorks'nWords Rotorua

Synonyms are different words that share the same meaning. How many can you pair up?

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70 days ago

Sunday afternoon concert - 14th Feb 3pm, Harvest Centre Malfroy Rd, Rotorua

Anne from Owhata

Looking for something a bit different to do on the afternoon of February 14th, after a leisurely lunch or before a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner?
Check out this unusual chamber music concert in which the Bay of Plenty Symphonia present ‘4 seasons’ – with a difference! - at 3pm at the … View more
Looking for something a bit different to do on the afternoon of February 14th, after a leisurely lunch or before a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner?
Check out this unusual chamber music concert in which the Bay of Plenty Symphonia present ‘4 seasons’ – with a difference! - at 3pm at the Harvest Centre, Malfroy Road, Rotorua.
Everybody loves Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ concertos – musical pictures of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. In this concert, Vivaldi’s seasons are interspersed with the jazzy, tango-inspired ‘Four Seasons of Buenos Aires’ by Astor Piazzolla – a concert of fascinating contrasts with a common theme.
The performance features guest soloists Andrew Beer (violin – concertmaster of Auckland Philharmonia) and Ashley Brown (cello – founder member of NZTrio), who have plenty of opportunity to display the versatility and virtuosity of their playing. They are joined by a small group of string players from Bay of Plenty Symphonia, including four local Rotorua players; harpsichord player Chalium Poppy and BOP Symphonia conductor Justus Rozemond.
It’s very exciting to have this music brought to our doorstep so we would love to see you there! The soloists are amazing and our local players would love your support.
Tickets $5 for 18 and under; $20 Adult – from Eventfinda and i-SITE (booking fees apply). Door sales – cash only!

Four Seasons.pdf Download View

71 days ago

Awanuiārangi Orientation Days 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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71 days ago

How to Keep Indoor Plants Alive

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

These five tips will help to keep your house greens looking lush!

1. Potting and repotting

When potting a plant, choose a pot that has good drainage and always use a good quality potting mix (I use Tully’s Perfect Potting). If you do have a pot without drainage, you can pot it in a smaller … View more
These five tips will help to keep your house greens looking lush!

1. Potting and repotting

When potting a plant, choose a pot that has good drainage and always use a good quality potting mix (I use Tully’s Perfect Potting). If you do have a pot without drainage, you can pot it in a smaller plastic pot and pop it inside.
When repotting, pick a pot that’s one size bigger than the one you have, place some firmly packed potting mix in the bottom and a small sprinkle of plant fertiliser (I use Ecostore Organic Biophos). Give the plant a good water and gently tip the pot on its side and ease out the plant, place it in the new pot and gently fill with potting mix, press down soil and keep filling until you are about 2-4cm from the top of the pot.

2. Light

Most plants like bright indirect sunlight. Plants get their nourishment and energy from the sun so don’t be shy about placing them in bright sunlight. As the seasons change, watch the light levels and move plants closer or further away from windows. Some plants can survive in very dim light but give them a bright light holiday one day a week. Pale foliage is a sign that your plant might not be getting enough light and brown patches on leaves can mean the plant is getting singed.

3. Water

One of the most common reasons indoor plants die is overwatering. The majority of plants need to be watered once a week. Once a month place them in a sink or bucket and drench the soil and roots, then let the water drain out well before placing them back in their spots. There are a few plants that like more water, such as peace lilies, and some that like less, including ZZ plants and snake plants.

4. Humidity

Lots of indoor plants, and the majority of what we sell, originate from sub-tropical rainforest-type climates. They love a light misting daily or you can sit them in the bathroom while you take a shower.

5. Choosing plants

Pick the right plant for you and your lifestyle. If you are new to house plants, start with an easy-care plant such as a succulent or cactus, then you can graduate to other types. If you go away a lot choose a plant that can survive without attention. If you live in the city you might want to think about plants that have super air cleansing powers.


The whole process of choosing plants and their weekly routine can be quite meditative. Enjoy the watering rituals you create — it’s a good chance to practise your mindfulness. Just remember once you start it’s hard to stop!

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76 days ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

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