Mairangi Bay, Auckland

2 hours ago

Treat yourself by treating Dad - Win*

Reporter Sunday Star Times

Why not spoil Dad this year with a gift that keeps on giving, not just on Father's Day but every Sunday?

From as little as $3.80* a week you can keep Dad up to date with all the latest news in sports, business and entertainment each Sunday. Plus, when you buy him a 6-month or 1-year … View more
Why not spoil Dad this year with a gift that keeps on giving, not just on Father's Day but every Sunday?

From as little as $3.80* a week you can keep Dad up to date with all the latest news in sports, business and entertainment each Sunday. Plus, when you buy him a 6-month or 1-year subscription and you’ll go in the draw to WIN* a brand new 65” Sony Bravia OLED TV, worth $7,499.

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1 hour ago

Vegetable Zucchini Spread Recipe

Olga Barbina from Gastronomy Marusya

Ingredients
* 2 medium Zucchini
* 2 Red Bell Peppers
* 3 large Tomatoes
* 1 Yellow onion
* 2 large Carrots
* 1/2 cup Ketchup
* Black Pepper to taste
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Ingredients
* 2 medium Zucchini
* 2 Red Bell Peppers
* 3 large Tomatoes
* 1 Yellow onion
* 2 large Carrots
* 1/2 cup Ketchup
* Black Pepper to taste
* Salt to taste
* Olive or Avocado Oil

🍆Prepare all vegetables. They should be diced into roughly one inch cubes.
🥬Preheat dish with a little bit of oil. Add in onion and carrots to the dish, cook them until they soften.
🥒Add in bell peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and ketchup. Season with salt and pepper.
🍅Cook the veggies on low heat for roughly 60 minutes. Make sure to stir the mixture every few minutes.
🍽 The spread is best served cold. You can store the spread in a fridge for several weeks.

Also you can find amazing Vegetable Zucchini Spread in Russian style in our store. We are waiting for your every day.

1 hour ago

7 Benefits of Honey

Olga from Albany

Although we have more advanced methods of embalming bodies, we still use honey today as a sweetener as well as an ingredient in beauty products, candles, and fragrances. But, most important, we use it as natural source of nutrition.
According to the USDA, one tablespoon of honey contains 64 … View more
Although we have more advanced methods of embalming bodies, we still use honey today as a sweetener as well as an ingredient in beauty products, candles, and fragrances. But, most important, we use it as natural source of nutrition.
According to the USDA, one tablespoon of honey contains 64 calories, 0.06 grams of protein, 17.25 grams of sugar, 17.3 grams of carbohydrates, one milligram of calcium, and 0.09 milligrams of iron.
Looking at honey’s nutritional content—it contains almost no protein, vitamins, or nutrients—might have you wondering how it would benefit anyone. But it’s what honey does have that will make you want to keep it in stock.

1. Honey is filled with antioxidants.
One the most of important benefits of honey lies in its antioxidants. They include phenols and flavonoids, which can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in your body while protecting you against stroke, heart disease, and cancer. Buckwheat honey has specifically been shown to increase the capacity of serum antioxidants in humans by 7 percent.
How to use: You’d have to consume at least one teaspoon of honey a day to get an adequate source of antioxidants, but don’t forget that honey is considered an “added sugar.” The American Heart Association recommends limiting “added sugar” to six teaspoons or less each day, which equals about one-and-a-half tablespoons of honey per day.

2. Honey’s healthy for your heart.
We’ve already mentioned that honey is antioxidant-rich, which can protect you from heart disease, but it also can also improve your cholesterol levels. Honey caused a 5.8 percent reduction in LDL (“bad cholesterol”) and a 3.3 percent increase in HDL (“good”) cholesterol in patients when compared to sugar.

3. It can help heal burns, wounds, and other skin conditions.
In addition to being rich in antioxidants, honey also has antibacterial and antiseptic qualities that accelerate wound and burn healing by providing a moist environment and increasing the flow of nutrients to the affected site. Honey’s also effective at killing pathogens. Honey from the manuka plant specifically has enhanced antimicrobial and wound healing properties.
Honey can also be used to treat and prevent acne, dandruff, and itchy skin.
How to use: Apply a thick layer of medicinal or raw honey on the affected area and wrap with appropriate dressing if necessary. If your wound is severe, consult your doctor before applying the honey. Look for natural creams, lotions, and shampoos that contain honey to curb dandruff and itchy skin, and to treat acne, add a couple of teaspoons of honey to your favorite homemade face mask or scrub.

4. Honey can curb your cough.
There’s a reason why honey is often a main ingredient in cough drops and syrups. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, honey has been medically proven to reduce cough frequency and improve quality of sleep in children with the common cold. Studies also show that honey can be just as (if not more than) effective than over-the-counter cough medicines.
How to use: Consume one teaspoon of honey every few hours to curb your cough. You can also mix it into a warm beverage, preferably fresh ginger tea, which is also good at curbing coughs and soothing sore throats.

5. It can boost athletic performance.
Multiple studies conducted at the University of Memphis Exercise and Sport Nutrition Laboratory found that honey allowed 39 weight-trained athletes to sustain their blood sugar levels for over two hours following exercise. Honey also significantly increased the power and speed of nine competitive cyclists when compared to glucose and placebos.
How to use: Try this homemade electrolyte drink made with honey, citrus juice, water, and salt during tough workout sessions.

6. Honey can ease digestive problems.
According to research published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, the antioxidants in honey may prevent free radicals from damaging the cells that line the digestive tract, which can cause acid reflux. Honey may also be able to reduce inflammation in the esophagus and provide a coating for its mucous membrane.
Many cultures also swear by honey as a cure for diarrhea.
How to use: To calm heartburn caused by acid reflux, eat one teaspoon of honey or mix it into a glass of warm water. Four tablespoons of honey should be mixed into a cup of hot water to relieve symptoms of diarrhea in adults, according to ReadersDigest.com. Honey, however, should not be given to children under the age of 1.

7. It’s healthier for diabetics than sugar—sort of.
Studies show that honey can improve heart disease risk factors in diabetics and it doesn’t raise your blood sugar as quickly as refined sugar can. The bad news is that it’s still not considered to be “diabetic friendly” because of its carb content, so it should be consumed with caution.
How to use: If you have diabetes, it’s important to consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.

Copyright from universityhealthnews.com...

In our store you will find several types of 100% pure raw New Zealand honey. We are waiting for you every day.

1 hour ago

7 Benefits of Honey

Olga from Albany

Although we have more advanced methods of embalming bodies, we still use honey today as a sweetener as well as an ingredient in beauty products, candles, and fragrances. But, most important, we use it as natural source of nutrition.
According to the USDA, one tablespoon of honey contains 64 … View more
Although we have more advanced methods of embalming bodies, we still use honey today as a sweetener as well as an ingredient in beauty products, candles, and fragrances. But, most important, we use it as natural source of nutrition.
According to the USDA, one tablespoon of honey contains 64 calories, 0.06 grams of protein, 17.25 grams of sugar, 17.3 grams of carbohydrates, one milligram of calcium, and 0.09 milligrams of iron.
Looking at honey’s nutritional content—it contains almost no protein, vitamins, or nutrients—might have you wondering how it would benefit anyone. But it’s what honey does have that will make you want to keep it in stock.

1. Honey is filled with antioxidants.
One the most of important benefits of honey lies in its antioxidants. They include phenols and flavonoids, which can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in your body while protecting you against stroke, heart disease, and cancer. Buckwheat honey has specifically been shown to increase the capacity of serum antioxidants in humans by 7 percent.
How to use: You’d have to consume at least one teaspoon of honey a day to get an adequate source of antioxidants, but don’t forget that honey is considered an “added sugar.” The American Heart Association recommends limiting “added sugar” to six teaspoons or less each day, which equals about one-and-a-half tablespoons of honey per day.

2. Honey’s healthy for your heart.
We’ve already mentioned that honey is antioxidant-rich, which can protect you from heart disease, but it also can also improve your cholesterol levels. Honey caused a 5.8 percent reduction in LDL (“bad cholesterol”) and a 3.3 percent increase in HDL (“good”) cholesterol in patients when compared to sugar.

3. It can help heal burns, wounds, and other skin conditions.
In addition to being rich in antioxidants, honey also has antibacterial and antiseptic qualities that accelerate wound and burn healing by providing a moist environment and increasing the flow of nutrients to the affected site. Honey’s also effective at killing pathogens. Honey from the manuka plant specifically has enhanced antimicrobial and wound healing properties.
Honey can also be used to treat and prevent acne, dandruff, and itchy skin.
How to use: Apply a thick layer of medicinal or raw honey on the affected area and wrap with appropriate dressing if necessary. If your wound is severe, consult your doctor before applying the honey. Look for natural creams, lotions, and shampoos that contain honey to curb dandruff and itchy skin, and to treat acne, add a couple of teaspoons of honey to your favorite homemade face mask or scrub.

4. Honey can curb your cough.
There’s a reason why honey is often a main ingredient in cough drops and syrups. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, honey has been medically proven to reduce cough frequency and improve quality of sleep in children with the common cold. Studies also show that honey can be just as (if not more than) effective than over-the-counter cough medicines.
How to use: Consume one teaspoon of honey every few hours to curb your cough. You can also mix it into a warm beverage, preferably fresh ginger tea, which is also good at curbing coughs and soothing sore throats.

5. It can boost athletic performance.
Multiple studies conducted at the University of Memphis Exercise and Sport Nutrition Laboratory found that honey allowed 39 weight-trained athletes to sustain their blood sugar levels for over two hours following exercise. Honey also significantly increased the power and speed of nine competitive cyclists when compared to glucose and placebos.
How to use: Try this homemade electrolyte drink made with honey, citrus juice, water, and salt during tough workout sessions.

6. Honey can ease digestive problems.
According to research published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, the antioxidants in honey may prevent free radicals from damaging the cells that line the digestive tract, which can cause acid reflux. Honey may also be able to reduce inflammation in the esophagus and provide a coating for its mucous membrane.
Many cultures also swear by honey as a cure for diarrhea.
How to use: To calm heartburn caused by acid reflux, eat one teaspoon of honey or mix it into a glass of warm water. Four tablespoons of honey should be mixed into a cup of hot water to relieve symptoms of diarrhea in adults, according to ReadersDigest.com. Honey, however, should not be given to children under the age of 1.

7. It’s healthier for diabetics than sugar—sort of.
Studies show that honey can improve heart disease risk factors in diabetics and it doesn’t raise your blood sugar as quickly as refined sugar can. The bad news is that it’s still not considered to be “diabetic friendly” because of its carb content, so it should be consumed with caution.
How to use: If you have diabetes, it’s important to consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.

Copyright from universityhealthnews.com...

In our store you will find several types of 100% pure raw New Zealand honey. We are waiting for you every day.

2 hours ago

Support a Kiwi dad this Father's Day

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time … View more
Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time of year, we want to acknowledge all the dads in New Zealand who work hard to provide for their families - particularly the families who can't make ends meet. So, we created a bundle of goodies that these Kiwi dads will love! The bundle has some chicken, a chunky soup, an apple pie for the family to share, plus a chocolate bar (just for Dad)!

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11 hours ago

What's On: Bee Keeping Workshop

Adrian from Albany Heights

An interactive presentation by an expert Apiarist. This fun and informative workshop is packed with information about these amazing critters and what to plant to grow a bee friendly garden.
Bee Keeping Workshop
  • Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens
14 hours ago

What's On: North Shore Branch NZSG

Ian from Beach Haven

Speaker; Erica. Topic; Takapuna Library Genealogy Resources. Visitors welcome. $5.00 door fee includes refreshments. Further information contact Lyn, 483 8435 or website www.tinyurl.com/nsgenealogy
North Shore Branch NZSG
  • Glenfied Senior Citizens Hall
19 hours ago

I am looking for bunk beds!

Alyshia from Sunnynook

Does any one have a set of bunk beds they would like to get rid off?

1 day ago

Having problems with drugs or alcohol?

The Retreat NZ

It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member … View more
It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member achieve long term sobriety.

Talk to us - we can help. We are available 24/7 and we welcome guests from all over New Zealand. Confidentiality is guaranteed.

Phone on 0800 276 237 or visit our website www.theretreatnz.org.nz
Talk to us

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1 day ago

Vote for Get Growing! You could WIN!

Rachel Clare Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine … View more
Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine valued at $1,099 or an Icona Capitals kettle and toaster package valued at $369. Simply register your details once, then vote here each day until voting closes on September 4.
Vote here

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1 day ago

Epoxy Grout VS Cement Grout for Tiling: Advantages & Disadvantages

Steven Ngov from Superior Renovations

Are you faced with the question of choosing between Epoxy Grouting or Cement Grouting for tiling?

No doubt, kitchen and bathroom tiling can look dull and begrimed when grout begins to flake or discolored. Over time due to wear and tear, some surfaces require an excellent type of sealing between … View more
Are you faced with the question of choosing between Epoxy Grouting or Cement Grouting for tiling?

No doubt, kitchen and bathroom tiling can look dull and begrimed when grout begins to flake or discolored. Over time due to wear and tear, some surfaces require an excellent type of sealing between dissimilar surfaces like countertops, and underneath basins and sinks. For these areas, we need to choose the best grout for tiling. Do you know the difference between cement grout and epoxy grout? If not, then continue reading this article because we will compare both these options, and help you choose the best one.

No doubt, Epoxy grout has become the most widely used option for grouting. Various renovation companies around the world, especially in New Zealand are using Epoxy grouting in tiled showers, and floors. However, there must be a reason for it. Are you interested in knowing what that is? Then continue reading this article, we have a lot to share with you.

superiorrenovations.co.nz...

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4 days ago

Looking for Painter

Anne from Unsworth Heights

Hi Neighbours,
I am looking for a painter who can paint one room in our facility (dementia unit) in Northcote Point. Thanks

1 day ago

LIVE AT THE BRITISH ISLES: ALL BLACKS V WALLABIES = BLEDISLOE CUP GAME 2

Owner from British Isles Inn Eatery & Bar - Rothesay Bay

ALL BLACKS V WALLABIES = BLEDISLOE CUP GAME 2 Tonight there gonna be a showdown...
All Blacks face acid test
Steve Hansen's men have pledged to respond to their Perth no-show at Eden Park come and watch it LIVE at the Isles tonight .....

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6 days ago

Marauding cat

Carole from Browns Bay

Hi neighbours - I live at the top of Arran Road, and for about the last 2 years a pinky/ginger and white cat has been crashing through the cat door at all hours of the day and night. I don't leave food out, but as I have a cat I am sure when I'm out, this ginger cat gets in if there is … View moreHi neighbours - I live at the top of Arran Road, and for about the last 2 years a pinky/ginger and white cat has been crashing through the cat door at all hours of the day and night. I don't leave food out, but as I have a cat I am sure when I'm out, this ginger cat gets in if there is food left for my cat or even if there is no food. The ginger cat is not friendly but will even walk into my house in summer if doors are open. I am wondering if it is lost and if I perhaps don't hear from anyone, I will try and catch it and take to SPCA for rehoming. If it is someone's pet could you please keep the cat in at night at least and stop it roaming. It's actually just a plain nuisance and after two years of this I am pretty unhappy about it crashing through the cat door in the early hours of the morning! Carole

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