Ashhurst - Pohangina, Ashhurst

12 hours ago

Quality Home in Fitzherbert for sale

Principal and Licensee Agent from Stu Fleming and Lyndsey Elliott - Ray White Real Estate

Stu is proud to release to the market today this Quality Home at 109 Johnstone Drive, Fitzherbert

With loads of extras including Solar Panels, Entertainers kitchen with Caesar stone benches, scullery and double ovens, quality bathrooms and much, much more.

Open Home this Sunday 4pm - 4:30pm - … View more
Stu is proud to release to the market today this Quality Home at 109 Johnstone Drive, Fitzherbert

With loads of extras including Solar Panels, Entertainers kitchen with Caesar stone benches, scullery and double ovens, quality bathrooms and much, much more.

Open Home this Sunday 4pm - 4:30pm - book this into your calendar or give Stu a call on 027 444 1594

3 days ago

Looking for an apprentice?

Competenz

Advertise your entry-level and apprentice roles with Competenz through our online job board, we have pre-qualified and motivated jobseekers ready to match with your organisation.
Find your next apprentice with Competenz!

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1 day ago

What is Yarn: What It’s Made From, How You Make It and More

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Palmerston North

When researching or reading about different fabrics, you are likely to see the word yarn mentioned a lot. ‘Made from spun yarns’ or ‘with synthetic yarns’ are a couple of examples. But what is yarn? What is spun yarn? Are there other types? What does it all mean, and how much relevance does… View moreWhen researching or reading about different fabrics, you are likely to see the word yarn mentioned a lot. ‘Made from spun yarns’ or ‘with synthetic yarns’ are a couple of examples. But what is yarn? What is spun yarn? Are there other types? What does it all mean, and how much relevance does this bear to your final fabric? That’s what we are here to look at in a little more detail.

What is Yarn?
Yarn is a length of fibres. That’s the simplest way to explain it. It is a continuous length of fibres which are interlocked, and it’s used to produce fabrics, as well as in crocheting, knitting, embroidery and ropemaking.

This means that we can split yarn into two different ‘categories’ of sorts. The thread that is used for embroidery or in sewing machines, as well as yarn (commonly known as balls-of-wool) used in crafts such as knitting or crocheting, are long lengths that are bought as yarns.

The alternative would be a yarn which is then knitted or woven into a fabric. The textile is then bought as fabric, in lengths, rather than the yarn itself being purchased separately. This second description is the one that we will explore further in this post.

What is Yarn Made From?
Yarn can be made from such a variety of different fibres. This includes both natural and synthetic fibres. The most common plant fibre is cotton, however, you can also use other natural fibres such as bamboo. Alongside cotton, the synthetic polyester fibre makes up the two most commonly used fibres. Animal fibres are also often used, such as wool, harvested from sheep, as well as cashmere (harvested from goats) Angora (from rabbits) and silk (from insect larvae).

What is the Difference Between Spun and Filament Yarn?
Spun yarn is made by twisting staple fibres together in either an S or Z twist, to make a single thread. The process of twisting the fibres together into yarn is called spinning and it was one of the first processed to be industrialised. Spun yarns can contain a single type of fibre, or you can spin various types of fibre together to give you a blend.

Filament yarn is made up of filament fibres which are either twisted together or simply grouped together. It can either be composed of one filament, which is called a monofilament, or it could be made of more than one, in which case it would be known as a multifilament. This can be as few as two or three filament fibres, or even up to 50, or more.

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2 days ago

WANTED TIDY AVERAGE SIZE CHEST OF DRAWERS

Kevin from Milson

A friend is moving into a small flat and she needs a good set of solid drawers. Really needs a  Man robe or Chest type, and must be in sound condition with drawers sliding well.
Not painted as other furniture is stained wood.

2 days ago

Meet our Houseplant Hero 2021!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves … View more
Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves that way," she says. "If we are not thriving in the way that we would wish, it might not be any fault of ours, it might be the conditions that we are under."

2 days ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💐

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, build a free community library for your street, buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food bank, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re spreading kindness this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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3 days ago

Peace of Mind Guarantees

Julia Wallace Retirement Village

We developed our Ryman Peace of Mind Guarantees to protect residents and their families.

For example, you can be 100% sure there are no hidden costs. This means no standard refurbishment fees, no surprise costs when you move in and no administration fees.

Read more about our Julia Wallace … View more
We developed our Ryman Peace of Mind Guarantees to protect residents and their families.

For example, you can be 100% sure there are no hidden costs. This means no standard refurbishment fees, no surprise costs when you move in and no administration fees.

Read more about our Julia Wallace village and our Peace of Mind Guarantees.

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13 days ago

Rocking Chair needed urgent

Wendy from Bunnythorpe

Hi all really need a rocking chair to rock baby to sleep. thanks all

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4 days ago

Going with the Flow - Fluid Art Exhibition Opening 3pm

Natasha from Ashhurst - Pohangina

3pm today (Sun 1 August) at the Feilding and District Art Society, 104 Manchester St, Feilding

You are invited to join us at the Feilding and District Art Society this afternoon to celebrate the opening of this beautiful fluid art (or poured art) exhibition by Rochelle MacBeth.

Rochelle … View more
3pm today (Sun 1 August) at the Feilding and District Art Society, 104 Manchester St, Feilding

You are invited to join us at the Feilding and District Art Society this afternoon to celebrate the opening of this beautiful fluid art (or poured art) exhibition by Rochelle MacBeth.

Rochelle began her creative journey just 3 years ago. She had heard of 'fluid art' or 'pouring art' and decided to try it out. She absolutely loved the process and has been hooked ever since!

Since her first pour she has learnt many techniques and gained a real eye for colour and composition. Of learning new techniques Rochelle say's "There has been a lot of paint wasted along the way - but if you don't make mistakes you don't learn!"

Recently Rochelle has been working on commissions and loves the feeling of pleasure she gets when a client sees their ideas come to life!

Light refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to meet Rochelle and discuss her work and what inspires her.

Everyone is welcome - there is no need to book and there is no charge to attend.

Following the Opening Celebration the exhibition will run 2 - 20 August.

Feilding and District Art Society
104 Manchester St, Feilding
Opening hours: Weekdays 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-1pm
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4 days ago

Improve your digital literacy today!

The Team from Digital Boost

Are you a small business owner looking to make better use of the online space?

Digital Boost is a free online learning platform packed with 3-5 minute educational videos on topics like:
- Websites
- Digital marketing/social media
- Online tools
- Digital accounting
- Business insights, … View more
Are you a small business owner looking to make better use of the online space?

Digital Boost is a free online learning platform packed with 3-5 minute educational videos on topics like:
- Websites
- Digital marketing/social media
- Online tools
- Digital accounting
- Business insights, feedback and reporting
- Future technologies

Plus, pick up tips and tricks from our interviews with other small business owners across the nation.

The future is digital and we want your business to be part of it.
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5 days ago

Fundraiser for Feilding Brass - Givealittle

Nigel from Feilding

Want to support Feilding Brass, but don't know how? Here's how.
(A fundraiser for Feilding Brass).

givealittle.co.nz...

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8 days ago

Requests for Help

Heather from Roslyn - Terrace End

Good morning neighborly Community. I have had the privilege of responding to and meeting John Harding and I would like to share my experience of his situation.
John is a high functioning, fully present independent senior gentleman who has lived his life serving others. Sadly as for a lot of us as … View more
Good morning neighborly Community. I have had the privilege of responding to and meeting John Harding and I would like to share my experience of his situation.
John is a high functioning, fully present independent senior gentleman who has lived his life serving others. Sadly as for a lot of us as he has journeyed through life and is now navigating his senior years his body is not what it once was. This dear man has made several pleas for assistance on this community site for help the last of which was for someone perhaps a young fellow who would like to earn some Money to put his bin out.
I felt really sad that in large the responses were from people with seemingly good ideas of who he should approach and or questioning the validity of what he was saying. Perhaps it is not for us to question but rather just to simply consider here is a man with a need and lets just show up and assist with that need. Maybe it's possible to consider John isn't broken and in need of fixing he just needs someone to put his bin out. Just a thought. Since John's pleas for help he has had the additional trauma of loosing his 98 year old Father whom he had come back to Palmerston North to care for. Spare a kind word or a message of encouragement and support for John today. Thankyou.

5 days ago

Make a Living Wall

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Palmerston North

If you enjoy growing your own potted plants and would like a stylish way of displaying them inside the home, then this month's project could be just what you need. I've been admiring living walls and hanging gardens for some time now, and decided to create an achievable small-scale … View moreIf you enjoy growing your own potted plants and would like a stylish way of displaying them inside the home, then this month's project could be just what you need. I've been admiring living walls and hanging gardens for some time now, and decided to create an achievable small-scale version to house small pots and fresh herbs in my kitchen. These shelves are affordable and easy to make, and ideal for apartments and smaller homes without much garden space.

For this project you will need:
• 1 length of untreated pine 20mm thick and 120mm wide
• Hand saw or skill saw, sandpaper
• Drill with 72mm hole saw drill bit and 7.5mm drill bit (for 7mm rope)
• 9 x 9cm terracotta pots
• White synthetic general purpose rope 7mm x 10m, 8 x white plastic cable ties
• Resene Colorwood Whitewash, speed brush or synthetic paintbrush

• Various herbs or small plants

Step one: Cut your length of pine into three pieces, each 600mm long. You can do this with either a hand saw or a skill saw. Once cut, give them a sand.

Step two: Measure out the placement of your holes that will hold the terracotta pots. I spaced mine out at 150mm centres. Repeat these markings for all three lengths of timber.

Step three: Using a drill with a hole saw attachment, cut out 72mm (D) sized holes to fit your terracotta pots. I practised first on a spare cut of timber I had lying around, to make sure that the hole I was drilling was the right size. For my 9cm pots, I found that 72mm ensured a good fit. Tidy up each hole with a light sand.

Step four: Now you need to cut the holes for your rope. Measure in 20mm from each corner and mark your drilling spot. Use a 7.5mm drill bit to make one hole in each corner (the size drill bit you use will depend on the thickness of the rope you are using to hang your shelves – adjust accordingly). Repeat for all three lengths of timber.

Step five: To achieve a fresh, clean look I used Resene Colorwood Whitewash interior wood stain. There are lots of colours to choose from, so you could pick whichever best suits the timber you are using and where the finished project will be hanging. I applied two coats of Whitewash using a speed brush, or synthetic brush.

Step six: Cut your rope into four equal lengths and thread each length through the corner holes of your shelves starting from the bottom. Tie each length of rope into a knot on the underside of the bottom shelf, so the bottom shelf rests on these knots.

Step seven: Adjust the placement of your shelves until you get them evenly spaced. Make sure you allow room for the pots to sit in the shelves, and room for your plants to grow of course. I spaced my shelves at 200mm apart. Secure the undersides of your remaining shelves with cable ties, they are a good solution because they aren't hugely visible and they don't budge. Trim the long ends of the cable ties once in place.

Step eight: Add your pots and plants, and hang in your chosen spot. Make sure that you use hooks that can safely take the weight of your shelves.



DIY with pictures: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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5 days ago
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6 days ago

Work wanted

Darrien from Roslyn - Terrace End

Labouring work required by 54 year old Male.
Kitchenhand/dish washer, brick laying, furniture removal, landscaping section clearing or laundry helper.
Hard working and reliable.
Physically fit so I dont mind physically demanding labour.
Flexible to work any hours day or night.
If you have … View more
Labouring work required by 54 year old Male.
Kitchenhand/dish washer, brick laying, furniture removal, landscaping section clearing or laundry helper.
Hard working and reliable.
Physically fit so I dont mind physically demanding labour.
Flexible to work any hours day or night.
If you have work you would like a hand with please call any time.
Available for early starts Monday to Friday.
I have no qualifications or drivers license.
I am avail for work immediately
Please phone Darrien on 02108690801
No txt messaging please.

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