Tauranga City, Tauranga

28 days ago

💖 Love Where You Live - February 1st to 28th 💖

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Love is in the air this month! We’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about this month’s national campaign.

Our theme for February is all about finding ways to show your home and community a little extra love and care. Whether it’s organising a street clean up, … View more
Love is in the air this month! We’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about this month’s national campaign.

Our theme for February is all about finding ways to show your home and community a little extra love and care. Whether it’s organising a street clean up, helping a neighbour tidy up their property, collaborating on a mural, putting together a working bee, or installing a communal pātaka or library - there are countless ways to make our neighbourhoods more beautiful and enjoyable for everyone.

Share your tips, projects, photos and experiences with us by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us at:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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February 2021 National Campaign.pdf Download View

28 days ago
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29 days ago

Weather boards

Mari from Greerton - Parkvale

I need four pieces of weather boards 400 long X 135 mm fill in where an extractor fan has been removed.
Thanks

30 days ago

Textile Fibres and Their Characteristics

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

We are passionate about fabrics and finding the right solutions for our customers. With over 110 years of experience in the textile industry we have compiled some of this knowledge and look forward to sharing it with you over the next year through our blog series – An Educational Yarn. Our … View moreWe are passionate about fabrics and finding the right solutions for our customers. With over 110 years of experience in the textile industry we have compiled some of this knowledge and look forward to sharing it with you over the next year through our blog series – An Educational Yarn. Our first topic explores the different characteristics of textile fibres.

Textile fibres are natural or synthetic structures that can be spun into yarn. Yarns are then woven, knitted or bonded into fabric. The inherent characteristics of fibre properties directly relate to the performance and required care and maintenance of the finished fabric, therefore understanding fibres and yarns will in turn help you to understand the how to apply specific fabrics within your interior schemes.

Natural Fibres: Occurring in nature; which are of animal, vegetable/plant or mineral origin.


COTTON (Plant Origin)

• A strong fibre, even stronger when wet, cotton has good natural durability.
• Can be affected by mildew however a mildew resistant finish can be applied to reduce this issue.
• Generally has reasonable sunlight resistance but should be protected with a quality lining when used as a drapery and protected from direct sunlight when used as an upholstery.
• It is an absorbent fibre which means it can move with changing humidity levels.
• May shrink with laundering but this can be reduced through a finishing process on the fabric known as sanforising.
Sunlight resistance can be greatly reduced in acidic polluted conditions.


SILK (Animal origin; an animal fibre that comes from the silkworm. The silkworm creates its cocoon from very long silk fibres which are harvested from mulberry trees.)

• It is naturally fine in texture, and colours beautifully.
• Its biggest disadvantage in furnishing is its sensitivity to UV light degradation (direct and reflected). Due to its sensitivity, it should not be used in direct sunlight or even bright light.
• An absorbent fibre, it has the potential to move in humid environments.
• Silk is a relatively strong fibre and can withstand a certain amount of abrasion, particularly when used in conjunction with
• a backing fabric.
• Unrivalled in splendour and smoothness, silk is regarded the most exclusive of all natural fibres.

LINEN
Plant origin; derived from cellulose fibres that grow inside the stalks of the flax plant.
• As with cotton it is affected by acidic pollution.
• Can be affected by mildew which will likely cause the fibre to deteriorate over time.
• Considered to be the strongest of the natural fibres; if constructed for upholstery it is very durable, particularly when blended with up to 10% nylon.
• Is regarded as a luxury fibre because of its lustre and texture.
• It is an absorbent fibre which means it can move with changing humidity levels
• Linen has moderate sunlight resistance and should be protected by a quality lining when used as a drapery and protected from direct sunlight when used as an upholstery.



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30 days ago

Hamilton Gardens & High Tea . Thursday 4 February

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

A special day. Maybe an early Valentine's day present? Treat yourself or someone else to a visit to the Hamilton Gardens, followed by a High Tea at the elegant Willowbrook Park Manor, which has been used as a venue for fashion shoots, Bollywood films & music videos.
COST: Door-to-door … View more
A special day. Maybe an early Valentine's day present? Treat yourself or someone else to a visit to the Hamilton Gardens, followed by a High Tea at the elegant Willowbrook Park Manor, which has been used as a venue for fashion shoots, Bollywood films & music videos.
COST: Door-to-door transport, gardens & High Tea - $80.00pp. Glass of bubbles at additional cost ($9.00)
Details at www.smore.com...

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30 days ago

Ceramic Arts Gallery

Lynn from Matua

Come along to Ceramic Arts Gallery and garden in Cedar Grove. Look out for the signs and bunting! Open today, Saturday 10 - 2 and Sunday 12:30 to 3:30. All original and unique pottery, sculpture and paintings made here in Matua. Entrance in Cedar Grove or from park in front of Matua Bowling Club. … View moreCome along to Ceramic Arts Gallery and garden in Cedar Grove. Look out for the signs and bunting! Open today, Saturday 10 - 2 and Sunday 12:30 to 3:30. All original and unique pottery, sculpture and paintings made here in Matua. Entrance in Cedar Grove or from park in front of Matua Bowling Club. Well sign posted. 0223005853

Negotiable

32 days ago

Is your computer driving you mad?

Kevin from Athena Solutions & Services Ltd

Are you having computer or IT related issues? are you fed up with things not working when they should? are you looking for affordable, friendly and local IT and technology support?
If so please get in touch.

No job too small, just give me a call - Kevin 022 3521 402
I come to you and specialize in… View more
Are you having computer or IT related issues? are you fed up with things not working when they should? are you looking for affordable, friendly and local IT and technology support?
If so please get in touch.

No job too small, just give me a call - Kevin 022 3521 402
I come to you and specialize in providing one to one support and I pride myself on being easy to talk to, flexible and affordable.

I am a Microsoft certified professional. I can advise, train and support problems with computers, laptops, smartphones and TV's. Internet, email and social media problems as well as lots more.

Look out for me driving around your area and give me a wave!

Cheers Kevin
0223 521 402
www.athenasolutions.co.nz...

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33 days ago

New ventures for a young family

Scott from Greerton - Parkvale

Kia ora neighbours,
Last year was crazy for us. We were heartbroken to say goodbye to the foster daughter that was moved on against our desires, we bought a house, and we adopted a baby all in the space of 2 months.
With the desire to support the family, my brother in law and I started a new Lawn … View more
Kia ora neighbours,
Last year was crazy for us. We were heartbroken to say goodbye to the foster daughter that was moved on against our desires, we bought a house, and we adopted a baby all in the space of 2 months.
With the desire to support the family, my brother in law and I started a new Lawn Care company called Brothers in Lawns.
We would so appreciate any support!

Check us out on
Facebook @brothersinlawstauranga
Instagram @brothersinlawns

Arohanui!

31 days ago

Poll: Do you wash chicken before cooking?

New Zealand Food Safety

Washing chicken doesn’t remove bacteria, it just spreads it around. The best way to protect your whānau from getting sick is to wash your hands and kitchen tools after touching raw chicken, and make sure you cook chicken all the way through. Juices
should run clear and there shouldn’t be any … View more
Washing chicken doesn’t remove bacteria, it just spreads it around. The best way to protect your whānau from getting sick is to wash your hands and kitchen tools after touching raw chicken, and make sure you cook chicken all the way through. Juices
should run clear and there shouldn’t be any pink meat in the centre.

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

The team at New Zealand Food Safety.
Find out more

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Do you wash chicken before cooking?
  • 36% Yes I thought washing cleans it
    36% Complete
  • 64% No Chicken shouldn’t be washed
    64% Complete
125 votes
31 days ago

Woman@work The WEEKEND IS NEARLY HERE 🙏🤘🏽🌺

Debra-lee Julian from Woman@Work Ltd

It’s Hot,Hot,Hot and your gardens still need attention. How are your gardens, shrubs and hedges looking?
We are out early mornings serving our clients and keeping their gardens in great condition.
Tidy, weed free, trimming and shaping shrubs.
Remove greenery and keep the property tidy on exit.… View more
It’s Hot,Hot,Hot and your gardens still need attention. How are your gardens, shrubs and hedges looking?
We are out early mornings serving our clients and keeping their gardens in great condition.
Tidy, weed free, trimming and shaping shrubs.
Remove greenery and keep the property tidy on exit.

We do so much more

Give us a call 📞 for a Free quote
Jay 0273260408

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31 days ago

Garage Sale

Mii from Welcome Bay

Saturday 30th Jan. Starts 8am at 22 Kestrel Ave Welcome bay.
Moving house 😁

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34 days ago

Petrol Prices

John from Greerton - Parkvale

Check your Petrol prices before filling up. Just purchased at Mobile crn 10th Ave & Cameron Rd 100lt @$1.979 before Smiles discount. Thought that was expensive went to Causeway, 60 Chapel St $1.879 per Ltr before Smiles Discount. I understand both stations owned by same owner. Should have … View moreCheck your Petrol prices before filling up. Just purchased at Mobile crn 10th Ave & Cameron Rd 100lt @$1.979 before Smiles discount. Thought that was expensive went to Causeway, 60 Chapel St $1.879 per Ltr before Smiles Discount. I understand both stations owned by same owner. Should have checked.

32 days ago

Most popular residential options...

Maria from Betta Water Filtration

These are the most popular filters we install. The underbench in-line system with its own tap and the whole household option. NB: you are not limited to these options. www.bettawater.co.nz... There are two parts to purchasing a filter - the unit cost and the installation. The unit is a fixed price.… View moreThese are the most popular filters we install. The underbench in-line system with its own tap and the whole household option. NB: you are not limited to these options. www.bettawater.co.nz... There are two parts to purchasing a filter - the unit cost and the installation. The unit is a fixed price. Please understand that installation costs vary as every plumbing set-up is different and I am happy to discuss this with you as to your needs. These filters are very effective at achieving the best from your water by removing the worst from it. Betta Water, Betta Heath, Betta Service.

32 days ago

Treadmills for Hire $25 p/w ** FREE DELIVERY **

Joe from Easy Fitness

Get Fit – Look & Feel Great just $25 per week - no bond required

Free delivery in Tauranga / Mt Maunganui / Papamoa

• Space Saving Folding Design - use when handrail up or folded

• Easy to move and ideal for smaller areas or working out in front of the TV or while you work

• Low … View more
Get Fit – Look & Feel Great just $25 per week - no bond required

Free delivery in Tauranga / Mt Maunganui / Papamoa

• Space Saving Folding Design - use when handrail up or folded

• Easy to move and ideal for smaller areas or working out in front of the TV or while you work

• Low Impact air-shock control suspension system & super quiet operation.

• One Button Control LCD Screen or use the hand held remote when folded

• Easy to use - Easy to move - Easy to Store

Message here or email joe@easyfitness.co.nz or call 0274 108 940

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32 days ago

When A Lining Is Not A Lining, But So Much More…..

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

Look, we have to be honest, curtain linings are not the sort of thing that will blow your hair back with sheer delight. It’s sort of hard to get excited about a functional item like this – a bit like getting excited about a new water heater, carpet underlay, or new gutters…! It’s usually … View moreLook, we have to be honest, curtain linings are not the sort of thing that will blow your hair back with sheer delight. It’s sort of hard to get excited about a functional item like this – a bit like getting excited about a new water heater, carpet underlay, or new gutters…! It’s usually the face fabric, the star of the show at the window that brings the pizazz, colour or texture to a space, with lining tucked in behind, performing the admirable duties of light blocking and fabric protecting.


However, these are virtues to be celebrated as they help us make bolder decisions about the drapery fabrics for our spaces. They are also not what linings once were, and many now have the capacity to stand alone as a super practical drapery in their own right, heralding a new era for a previously much maligned fabric category. Prepare to have your hair blown back boys and girls…


Where to Begin: Well, it’s important to establish the purpose of the lining – is this a room you plan on sleeping in till midday? Lucky you! You will need a blackout (sometimes called a blockout), which will completely block light filtration, allowing you to sleep easy in blissful darkness.

These are used in five-star hotels, and in the homes of shift workers or young children who need to be able to sleep at any time of the day without pesky circadian rhythms waking you up from the light. Once upon a time, blackout linings were desperately practical, coming in white or off white (if you were lucky) and with a three-pass coating on the back (three layers of acrylic based flock).



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