32 days ago

Come and see us at the Central Pulse game on Sunday - find out more about how immunisations can keep your whole whānau!

Think Hauora

Kia ora! THINK Hauora is partnering with Central Pulse netball team to bring you our Year of the Immunisations campaign at their opening game this Sunday! We'll be there with our pop-up immunisation clinic where you can get a free Flu vaccine if you're over 65!

And for our rangatahi aged 15-30, free measles (MMR) immunisations are available - no appointment needed, just pop along and say hi before the game starts!

Immunisations are the best way to protect the whole whānau from a range of serious diseases. To find out more about all the immunisation programmes available, and who in your whānau needs what and when, visit our website or come along to the game on Sunday for a chat with our friendly kaimahi!

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42 minutes ago

Wheelbarrow

Debra from Palmerston North Central

Hi everyone I was just wondering if any1 out there has a wheelbarrow they would like to part with as im looking for 1 and can't afford to buy a brand new one?

6 hours ago

Tips for Decorating on a Budget

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Palmerston North

Friends of mine would probably describe me as “crafty“ and “creative.” But that’s just because they’re too polite to tell you the truth: I’m cheap.

My stinginess has led me down dark alleys in search of scrap wood to build a coffee table for a fraction of the price of the furniture store version I adore. And it means I’ll often wake up to messages from friends with photos of dilapidated, discarded furniture on the street that say, “This made me think of you.”

As a result, my home is filled with inexpensive pieces that have been gathered in unconventional ways or made by yours truly. In fact, the other day while I was tidying up, I realised that every item – with the exception of my mattress – cost less than $500.

I’ve been very deliberate in my selections, and it’s taken me years to build an arsenal of couches, tables, rugs and art that I’m happy with. At times it was difficult not to rush to a department store and settle for a set of just-okay dining chairs to avoid another night of standing around the dinner table eating dinner.

I realise not everybody has as much patience to devote to decorating and furnishing their home. And I’m not proposing you spend your weekends scrounging around in rubbish heaps for unique home accents. (Please, that would mean fewer treasures for me.)

But there are a few tricks and shortcuts I’ve learned along the way that make it easy to save a buck or $200. And not a single one requires a tetanus shot.

Don’t be afraid of prints: If you want to make an otherwise bland room come to life, just add prints. The bright green floral couch in my living room (which I affectionately refer to as “nana chic“) serves as the anchor for the space, and the wallpaper in my dressing room turns a drab wall into a happy garden. Plus, the pattern is so bold that I needed to cover only one wall, thus saving money. Just be sure to go easy on other patterns so as not to overwhelm the eye.

Think big: If you have a large, blank wall to fill, don’t immediately think gallery wall, which is a strategically arranged collection of art pieces that can cost a fortune to frame. Instead opt for a large anchor piece, such as a giant map or a handmade installation. For my living room, I searched “DIY backdrop” for inspiration and found instructions on how to make a huge tassel hanging.


Know what to buy vs DIY: Whenever I see an item described as “industrial” or as made with “reclaimed” materials, my DIY senses tingle. Additionally, the plumbing section at your local hardware store is brimming with potential storage solutions. I built the clothing racks in my dressing room using copper piping and concrete, and I’ve made a simple, versatile blanket ladder using dowel and copper fittings. And if you find an affordable set of drawers but hate the knobs, you’re just a few twists away from a sleek piece if you update the hardware.


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4 days ago

Market Report

Sheryn from Sheryn Prince - Dynamic Realty

Our market is still pumping!! 😎💪

Compared to April 2020

• Median Price up 46.8%

• Sales Count up 526.9%

• Days to Sell increased 2 days



Compared to March 2021

• Median Price up 2.3%

• Seasonally adjusted median price up 1.3%

• Sales Count down 22.2%

• Seasonally adjusted sales count down 12.6%

• Days to Sell increased 4 days



Check out the full report for all districts, click the link here:

www.reinz.co.nz...

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