Pyes Pa, Tauranga

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1 day ago

The very good news is ....Book Sale Sunday !!

Karen from Welcome Bay

While we are now still in Covid Level 2, the Tauranga Rotary Book Sale at Harvard Way Mount Maunganui cannot be open Friday 5th or Saturday 6th March.
But since we will drop to Level 1, we will definitely be open on Sunday 7th March from 9 am until 5 pm, and also the following weekend, Saturday … View more
While we are now still in Covid Level 2, the Tauranga Rotary Book Sale at Harvard Way Mount Maunganui cannot be open Friday 5th or Saturday 6th March.
But since we will drop to Level 1, we will definitely be open on Sunday 7th March from 9 am until 5 pm, and also the following weekend, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th from 9am until 5pm.

What a great opportunity to come and restock your bookshelves, while also helping worthwhile causes in your local community! If you have been here before, you will know it is well worth a visit, because we have 1000s upon 1000s of books. It is really easy to find your favourites since the nonfiction is sorted by topic and the fiction is sorted by author!! We also have jigsaws, and games, cds and dvds and art.

Hope to see you there!
If necessary, please contact Ann Pritchard on 07 543 5350.

13 hours ago

Free Garden Shed For Dismantling

Pauline from Brookfield

Not in good enough condition to be used as garden shed but can be dismantled for the corrugated iron.

Free

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18 hours ago

Needs a new home.

Kevin from Bethlehem

Ryobi curved 30cc 2 stroke trimmer with battery and pull start.
Non runner, needs good service and new spark plug.
Includes manual, Spare spool head, strap, battery and charger.
Please note does not run currently as needs some attention and I don't have the time or the skill set to get it … View more
Ryobi curved 30cc 2 stroke trimmer with battery and pull start.
Non runner, needs good service and new spark plug.
Includes manual, Spare spool head, strap, battery and charger.
Please note does not run currently as needs some attention and I don't have the time or the skill set to get it going again hence passing it on, but used to be a beautiful runner. Ideal as a project for someone.

Price: $50

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20 hours ago

Breathwork Group Meeting Event ( Breath of Life) Saturday the 13th March

Peter from Pyes Pa

Hi Neighbours. What does it take to want to learn something new... perhaps interest, need, want, curiosity or a deep desire to better one's life or exploring new tools and techniques for personal development and self improvement. The next Rebirthing /Breathwork group meeting date is now set … View moreHi Neighbours. What does it take to want to learn something new... perhaps interest, need, want, curiosity or a deep desire to better one's life or exploring new tools and techniques for personal development and self improvement. The next Rebirthing /Breathwork group meeting date is now set for Saturday the 13th March from 2-4pm in Tauranga, so if you are interested to perhaps join me at this event, please join this group below. We have been booked out on two other events as I only cater for a group up to 9 participants. There is a cover charge of $20. The group is called Meetup Group "Tauranga Self Exploration via Rebirthing/ Breathwork" www.meetup.com................ I am inviting everyone to be part of this group who is suffering from anxiety, depression, abuse or addiction, stress or simply having breathing problems. This meetup group which is presently growing will conduct regular group meetings in the application and experience of breathwork. It is fundamentally a breathing technique which helps to connect to often underlying and less conscious causes of stress and to help to resolve or remove them using the breathing itself as the tool and helper. The term Rebirthing here has no religious affiliation but more so one of being in spirit, inspired and inspirational to remove obstacles of trauma in its many forms from our life so we may live a life with much more freedom and peace and compassion. Something we all could do with some more in times like these. You need to join my group first before you can attend any such event. Looking forward to meeting you. If you have done some breathwork sessions before or attended a workshop these group meeting still can be very valuable to anyone who knows about the breath and its gifts and secrets it holds. See you soon. Peter PS. Breath is life (the breath of life) and better breathing brings about a better life overall. See you soon.

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1 day ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, … View more
NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
Enter now

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1 day ago

Keep it up Aotearoa! 💕

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.

For the latest official updates:

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4 days ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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1 day ago

*** THIS IS THE THIRD EARTHQUAKE THIS MORNING ***

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami … View more
A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible. Evacuate these areas even if you did not feel the earthquake. DO NOT WAIT. A damaging tsunami is possible.

People in all other areas who felt a LONG or STRONG earthquake should MOVE IMMEDIATELY to the nearest high ground, out of tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible.

This evacuation advice overrides the current COVID-19 Alert Level requirements. Do not stay at home. MOVE IMMEDIATELY. Stay 2 metres away from others if you can and if it is safe to do so.

People evacuating should walk, run or cycle if possible to reduce chance of getting stuck in traffic. Do not return until all-clear is given by Civil Defence.

Go to www.civildefence.govt.nz... for the most up to date information.

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO with friends, family, neighbours!

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1 day ago

Distressed garden shelves

The Team from Resene ColorShop Tauranga

Create more space in your garden with these handy garden shelves. Try out an easy to create distressed paint effect using two Resene colours.

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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3 days ago

9 Home Cleaning Hacks Tested

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

The internet is awash with natural cleaning hacks. We put them to the test.


1. REMOVING A WATERMARK BY RUBBING WITH A WALNUT

The advice: Get rid of watermarks on wood by rubbing it with pieces of walnut (the nut not the shell).

How it worked: Vigorous rubbing was needed and we went … View more
The internet is awash with natural cleaning hacks. We put them to the test.


1. REMOVING A WATERMARK BY RUBBING WITH A WALNUT

The advice: Get rid of watermarks on wood by rubbing it with pieces of walnut (the nut not the shell).

How it worked: Vigorous rubbing was needed and we went through a few walnuts, but gradually the watermark disappeared. A quick polish with a clean cloth to finish it off.

Worth repeating? Yes, we were surprised at how well it worked, we even tried it on larger surfaces and it did the trick there too. | Rating: 5/5


2. USE OIL TO GET RID OF GREASE STAINS ON STAINLESS STEEL


The advice: Use a smear of olive oil (or similar) on a rag to clean fingerprints and grease smears off stainless steel appliances.


How it worked: Like a dream! It was easier and neater than using the spray-on stainless steel cleaner I have been buying from the supermarket. Trick is not to use too much, you just need the slightest smear...

Keep reading (with pictures: www.curtainclean.co.nz...)

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2 days ago

Got a gem next door?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Think of a neighbour that's done wonders in your neighbourhood, who's helped you out without you even asking them or who's dropped some homegrown goodies to you just because they can.

You thought of one yet? Now craft that thought into a nomination that could earn your neighbour … View more
Think of a neighbour that's done wonders in your neighbourhood, who's helped you out without you even asking them or who's dropped some homegrown goodies to you just because they can.

You thought of one yet? Now craft that thought into a nomination that could earn your neighbour recognition in all of Stuff's community papers nationwide - you could even score a bit of cash from us!

It's simple - Click the button below and nominate them on our Nice Neighbour nomination page now
Nominate Now!

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2 days ago

From first arrivals to first encounters

Trust Tairāwhiti

Tairāwhiti is a welcoming place for new beginnings and new discoveries – the landing place of great Pacific navigators and the origins of Aotearoa New Zealand’s defining dual heritage.

Steeped in vibrant arts, rich history and authentic Māori culture, we invite you to discover the many … View more
Tairāwhiti is a welcoming place for new beginnings and new discoveries – the landing place of great Pacific navigators and the origins of Aotearoa New Zealand’s defining dual heritage.

Steeped in vibrant arts, rich history and authentic Māori culture, we invite you to discover the many stories Tairāwhiti has to tell.

The treasures of Tairāwhiti are ready for you to uncover.
Find out more

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21 days ago

Kerbside collections

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Do you have questions about the new kerbside collection service that is starting in July this year?

Pop in to have a chat at one of our upcoming community information sessions.

🌱 Greerton Hall
Monday 15 February from 3pm – 6pm

🌱 Bethlehem Hall… View more
Do you have questions about the new kerbside collection service that is starting in July this year?

Pop in to have a chat at one of our upcoming community information sessions.

🌱 Greerton Hall
Monday 15 February from 3pm – 6pm

🌱 Bethlehem Hall
Tuesday 16 February from 3pm – 6pm

🌱 Welcome Bay Hall
Wednesday 17 February from 3pm – 6pm

🌱 The Little Big Markets in Papamoa
Saturday 20 February from 9am – 2pm

🌱 Club Mount Maunganui
Monday 22 February from 3pm – 7pm

🌱 Arataki Community Centre
Tuesday 23 February from 3pm – 6pm

🌱 Otumoetai Golf Club
Thursday 25 February from 3pm – 6pm

🌱 Tauranga Farmers Market
Saturday 27 February from 7:45am – 12pm

🌱 Papamoa Community Hall
Tuesday 2 March from 3pm – 7pm

🌱 The Little Big Markets in The Mount
Saturday 6 March from 9am – 2pm

Or, if you’re unable to attend any of the sessions, visit www.tauranga.govt.nz... or call us on 07 577 7000.

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4 days ago

Go key-less with Exceed & Yale Digital Locks...

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Check out this very happy customer with his new Yale Digital Lock installed by Exceed.

Thinking of going key-less too?
Our Exceed technicians can help you find the right digital lock option for your home or rental property needs.

With a digital lock you can forget about carrying around keys. You… View more
Check out this very happy customer with his new Yale Digital Lock installed by Exceed.

Thinking of going key-less too?
Our Exceed technicians can help you find the right digital lock option for your home or rental property needs.

With a digital lock you can forget about carrying around keys. You can lock and unlock your home with your smartphone. Share digital keys with friends and family, view access history and customize lock settings and pin codes, all from the app.

NEED A DIGITAL LOCK?
Call us on 0800 25 25 00 or visit www.exceed.co.nz...
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