Karori, Wellington

10 hours ago

Homed Dominion Post - Out Now!

Jessica Zimmerman Reporter from Homed - Dominion Post

Our House of the Week this week is a brand new, spacious three bedroom home, close to the beach - with two living areas, an office and a double garage, there's plenty of room for everyone. For sale through Della Randall, check it out on page 3 of today's issue of Homed!

Looking for an … View more
Our House of the Week this week is a brand new, spacious three bedroom home, close to the beach - with two living areas, an office and a double garage, there's plenty of room for everyone. For sale through Della Randall, check it out on page 3 of today's issue of Homed!

Looking for an agent to market your home?
Check Homed Dominion Post to find agents who are actively marketing in your area and chat to them about getting your property featured in the Homed Dominion Post.

Distribution & Delivery:
Homed Dominion Post gets inserted into The Dominion Post, and is delivered to subscribers every Saturday. It is also available in Supermarkets, Dairies and Petrol Stations for customers to buy.

For more information:
Please ask your agent to contact Cameron Beattie cameron.beattie@stuff.co.nz OR Niko Perez niko.perez@stuff.co.nz

Not receiving your weekly delivery?
Please phone 0800 339000 or e mail distribution@stuff.co.nz

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1 day ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Button

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet Button.

"Hey, I'm Button. I am a very handsome and lovable boy. I am a huge love bug and absolutely adore everyone that I meet. I would love to go to my new home where there is someone around for most parts of the day as I thrive on companionship and don't really like being by … View more
Meet Button.

"Hey, I'm Button. I am a very handsome and lovable boy. I am a huge love bug and absolutely adore everyone that I meet. I would love to go to my new home where there is someone around for most parts of the day as I thrive on companionship and don't really like being by myself. I love playing with my toys and chasing them around my room. I would be okay going to a home with young children as they will be able to play with me, but they should know when to give me time and space to myself when I need it, and of course to be respectful of me. I would also be okay going to a home with another cat as I also really love feline companionship just as much as my humans. I would also be okay going to a home that has a calm and cat friendly dog. I do have a medical waiver that my new family will need to be made aware of but we can chat about this when you meet me."

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1 day ago

What's On: TALK - ALTERNATIVE INCOME STREAMS

Gary from Waikanae

Are you looking at alternative income streams to protect against the ravages of inflation? A Power Packed Informative Seminar to Reset & Prosper. Seating limited- please phone/text Gary on 0211155049
TALK - ALTERNATIVE INCOME STREAMS
  • Room 4, Johnsonville Community Centre
6 hours ago

Summer residential painting season, booking now

Alta Painters Interiors from Alta Painters

Plan ahead to get your house re-paint ready for this Summer season. We are now booking for January onwards. If this is something you have in mind, please get in touch for a free quote. We are a local Karori business and take pride in our craft and attention to detail. Your house is in good hands … View morePlan ahead to get your house re-paint ready for this Summer season. We are now booking for January onwards. If this is something you have in mind, please get in touch for a free quote. We are a local Karori business and take pride in our craft and attention to detail. Your house is in good hands with us!
altapaintersnz@gmail.com
Call us on 0211004950 / Instagram @altapainters

8 hours ago

For the Love of Velvet

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington (The Wash House)

For anyone wanting to add everlasting interest to their home, you can’t look past velvet! This is a fabric that’s as rich in textile history as it is in texture with incredible durability that may surprise you.

Velvet fabric fuses a historical sense of luxury and indulgence with a plush, … View more
For anyone wanting to add everlasting interest to their home, you can’t look past velvet! This is a fabric that’s as rich in textile history as it is in texture with incredible durability that may surprise you.

Velvet fabric fuses a historical sense of luxury and indulgence with a plush, practical comfort that has a timeless style, sure to outlast any momentary design trends. With its silky sheen and rich colours, velvet holds a specific seductive quality that no eye for elegance can resist the allure of.

For a fabric that feels like a soft, buttery hug the unique piles have a hard-wearing quality that will ensure your velvet curtains, cushions or furniture will continue to be loud and daring or subtly sophisticated for years to come.

History of Velvet
The history of velvet is one of luxury and meticulous construction. It is believed the material was first introduced in Baghdad around 750 A.D. The original velvet material was made from silk and therefore naturally reserved for royalty and other notably wealthy classes that could afford the exorbitant cost.

Velvet eventually travelled to Europe on the Silk Road and gained popularity during the Renaissance. At the same time, new loom technology lowered the production costs and therefore widened the availability to fabric lovers of all classes. Fast-forward to the 21st century and velvet fabric can be found in almost every home, transcending and outlasting interior trends to suit any home decor for years on end.

How is Velvet Made?
Velvet is made in a very unique way. It is woven on a double piece loom that makes two pieces of fabric simultaneously with the velvet pile encased in the middle. It is then separated, creating the three-dimensional texture velvet is known for.

While the first velvets were made from silk, more recent adaptations in the production process means velvets can now be made from natural or synthetic fibres such as polyester, nylon, viscose, or rayon.

Classic plain velvet will then be sheared to ensure the pile is a consistent length and often brushed while moist to achieve a nice uniform grain across the fabric. If the fabric is destined to boast a pattern, at this point in the process it will be crushed, embossed or snipped to different lengths to ensure this pattern is part of the pile’s identity for the life of the fabric.

Velvet is then dyed to produce amazing, rich colours that are accentuated by the three-dimensional texture.

Durability of Velvet
Due to the aura of luxury surrounding velvet and the fact that it was originally made from silk, there’s a preconception that it’s delicate and requires gentle, loving care to stay pristine. We’re here to set the record straight!

Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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9 hours ago

Marsden Scholarships closing

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Applications for the following Marsden School scholarships close this Friday (12 August 2022):
● Year 10-13 Excellence in Sports Scholarship
● Year 11-13 General Excellence Scholarship
● Year 12 Senior School Scholarship (Helen Davidson Award)
● Māori and Pasifika Scholarships (entry … View more
Applications for the following Marsden School scholarships close this Friday (12 August 2022):
● Year 10-13 Excellence in Sports Scholarship
● Year 11-13 General Excellence Scholarship
● Year 12 Senior School Scholarship (Helen Davidson Award)
● Māori and Pasifika Scholarships (entry at any level from Years 7 to 13)

These are available to students not currently attending Marsden School for entry in 2023.

For further information on requirements, procedures, terms and conditions, visit www.marsden.school.nz...

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11 hours ago

Do you have a great asparagus recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for asparagus recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before August 21, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Homegrown … View more
Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for asparagus recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before August 21, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Homegrown Recipes.

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13 hours ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Wellington

Fourteen years of bingeing hell
I have noticed and been aware of food as early as I can remember. Even now, as an adult, I can recall different types of food at friends’ birthday parties as a child. When I was eight, I first became aware of my body. My stomach was sticking out and some friends I… View more
Fourteen years of bingeing hell
I have noticed and been aware of food as early as I can remember. Even now, as an adult, I can recall different types of food at friends’ birthday parties as a child. When I was eight, I first became aware of my body. My stomach was sticking out and some friends I was with, were talking about their flat tummies - I immediately pulled mine in – as we were dressed to go swimming in our togs.

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15 hours ago

Maths Week

NumberWorks'nWords Karori

Maths Week is a week-long celebration of all things maths! ?

It is a premier mathematics event in the New Zealand school calendar, and sets out to encourage children to pursue maths by promoting a more positive and inclusive approach.

Visit the Maths Week website to learn more! … View more
Maths Week is a week-long celebration of all things maths! ?

It is a premier mathematics event in the New Zealand school calendar, and sets out to encourage children to pursue maths by promoting a more positive and inclusive approach.

Visit the Maths Week website to learn more! www.mathsweek.co.nz...

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22 hours ago

Subscribe to Stuff's First Time Buyer's Club

Stuff

Making it onto the first rung of the property ladder can be an incredibly rewarding journey – and Stuff is here to help you through.

Stuff Homed has launched the First Time Buyers’ Club, an email series to help you navigate the equal-parts exciting and terrifying process of buying your first… View more
Making it onto the first rung of the property ladder can be an incredibly rewarding journey – and Stuff is here to help you through.

Stuff Homed has launched the First Time Buyers’ Club, an email series to help you navigate the equal-parts exciting and terrifying process of buying your first ever home. When you join our six-week LearnStuff course, you’ll get an email every week giving you all the basics on what you need to know, who you need on your side, and what you need to do at each stage of the journey.

We can’t make the houses any cheaper, but we can guide you through the process, share some tips from the experts, and help you avoid some of the trips and traps.

Sign up (it's free) and get started on your house-buying journey.
Sign up now

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1 day ago

Blue dining chairs

Rosanne from Wadestown

4 blue fabric based chairs suitable for small table or offices. Pick up from Wadestown.
Tel- 0210324563

Price: $50

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4 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A lovely close-up of a tūī by Kelson resident Andrew Gorrie.

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1 day ago

Nominations are now open!

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Our region is changing; we’re facing challenges and opportunities like never before.

Nominations for Greater Wellington regional council close at 12 noon on Friday 12 August 2022. Now is your time to help shape the region’s future and have a say on the issues that matter to you and your … View more
Our region is changing; we’re facing challenges and opportunities like never before.

Nominations for Greater Wellington regional council close at 12 noon on Friday 12 August 2022. Now is your time to help shape the region’s future and have a say on the issues that matter to you and your community.

Find out how you can give your voice on issues that matter to your community
Find out more

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5 days ago

Willis St / Vivian St intersection - petition for two lanes turning onto Vivian St

Eddie from Northland

Please sign my petition - for two lanes turning onto Vivian St (SH1) from Willis St

And please share it with anyone you know!

www.change.org...

Currently, the intersection of Willis Street and Vivian Street has only a single lane turning onto Vivian Street (SH1) - whilst there are two … View more
Please sign my petition - for two lanes turning onto Vivian St (SH1) from Willis St

And please share it with anyone you know!

www.change.org...

Currently, the intersection of Willis Street and Vivian Street has only a single lane turning onto Vivian Street (SH1) - whilst there are two lanes continuing straight on Willis Street.

This intersection is a massive choke point, with cars unable to get around the corner - whilst the other two lanes (continuing straight on Willis) frequently remain empty.

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3 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Ollie and Harry

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Andrew Robson from Epuni submitted Ollie and Harry, who belong to his son.
"They both love to run around the back lawn, are great mates and love my son with lots of kisses and hugs. Both boys love to chase each other.They have their own mohair rugs for sleeping on."
Remember if you want … View more
Andrew Robson from Epuni submitted Ollie and Harry, who belong to his son.
"They both love to run around the back lawn, are great mates and love my son with lots of kisses and hugs. Both boys love to chase each other.They have their own mohair rugs for sleeping on."
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say which suburb you live in.

2 days ago

Left over Coloursteel and other bits from shed construction

Nina from Crofton Downs

4 sheets of corrogated Coloursteel in following sizes/colours:
1x blue 2.7m
2x blue 2m
1x iron sand 2 m
Also have 4x 3m lengths of flashing plus various other flashings and sizes, all denim blue

Image of finished shed shows colours (blue = walls, ironsand = roof)

Free

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