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4 hours ago

Use our free recruitment service

Competenz

In 2021, Competenz has seen an average of 3,300 monthly visits to the Job Board on our website, with between 100 - 300 prospective candidates reading each job opportunity.

Listing an opportunity on our Job Board is free for employers, and at any one time, we have around 400 learners who are … View more
In 2021, Competenz has seen an average of 3,300 monthly visits to the Job Board on our website, with between 100 - 300 prospective candidates reading each job opportunity.

Listing an opportunity on our Job Board is free for employers, and at any one time, we have around 400 learners who are job-ready, looking for the right opportunity.

Thinking of taking on an apprentice? Check out our free recruitment service.
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4 hours ago

Aotearoa, enjoy the sleep you deserve!

Beds 4 U

Dear Neighbours,

Labour Day Bed Sale is now on! Shop our exclusive sale of Up To 60% Off With Free Local Delivery* on our incredible range of New Zealand made beds and mattresses! Now that's an offer you don't want to lose, so hurry! Shop online or visit your local Beds4U store to … View more
Dear Neighbours,

Labour Day Bed Sale is now on! Shop our exclusive sale of Up To 60% Off With Free Local Delivery* on our incredible range of New Zealand made beds and mattresses! Now that's an offer you don't want to lose, so hurry! Shop online or visit your local Beds4U store to place your order now.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support in helping us get here 🥰

Check out our limited-time specials online or contact your local Beds4U Store Now!

We have the bed for you @ BEDS4U... Your Local Sleep Experts

* Use code "LABOURDAY" to avail free delivery on purchases above $599 and valid on shipping rates below $99.
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5 hours ago

Some thoughts on global warming and our environment.

Wayne from Levin

If Earth is to be saved, Governments, politicians, and individuals will have to change many of their established beliefs and behaviours. At present Governments and individuals worldwide are wasting their time and resources dealing with the symptoms; not the actual disease. We need to accept the … View moreIf Earth is to be saved, Governments, politicians, and individuals will have to change many of their established beliefs and behaviours. At present Governments and individuals worldwide are wasting their time and resources dealing with the symptoms; not the actual disease. We need to accept the inconvenient truth, that there are far too many of us for our planet to sustain. Our unrestricted population growth is the real problem. There is a general consensus among experts, that the maximum human population that Earth can sustain, without any further degradation of our environment, and further extinction of other species is somewhere between 500 Million and 2 Billion. We are already closing in on 8 Billion with future estimated growth this century to 12 Billion.

Some beliefs and behaviours that will have to become extinct:

1. The belief that continued growth is essential, and that any and all growth, including population growth is good. Earth desperately needs a huge population reduction. Having more than 1 child is a crime against our environment and planet.

2. The belief that an individual or country's consumption, of far more than their fair share of Earth's limited or finite resources, should depend only upon their ability to pay: not upon any consideration of the morality of their choices, or the damage to our environment. We need more cooperation and sharing, not more competition for resources. We cannot keep on allowing conspicuous, unnecessary consumption by the wealthy, like private jets, private yachts, and fossil-fueled international travel and tourism limited only by the ability to pay. The race to space tourism, unnecessary fossil-fueled driving, motor sport, and boy racers are all crimes against our environment. Regulation and rationing of individual entitlements will , in time, be seen as essential to save our planet.

3. We will have to ban nearly all plastics and artificial textiles. Plastics, and their offspring microplastics particles are invading and damaging our environment, our food chains, and our bodies. Fashion is another crime against our planet.

I fear that human nature will not allow us to change our beliefs, and sense of entitlement to more than our fair share, and we will not be able to reduce our global overpopulation and overconsumption of resources in time to save our environment and planet. If that is so, in time, nature will do it for us the way it always has, by wars over resources, famines, and pandemics.

1 day ago

Meet your new neighbours, NZ Compare!

NZ Compare

We’re Kiwis helping Kiwis compare the many providers and plans across Power, Broadband and Money easy, safe and hassle free through our consumer focussed, comparison websites. 

Our service is free to use! Are you moving house or just wanting to know what your options are to save money or to … View more
We’re Kiwis helping Kiwis compare the many providers and plans across Power, Broadband and Money easy, safe and hassle free through our consumer focussed, comparison websites. 

Our service is free to use! Are you moving house or just wanting to know what your options are to save money or to get a better deal? You can trust NZ Compare to guide you in making a fully informed choice for your households needs.

Millions of consumers have used our sites and over 50,000 Kiwis have switched providers or plans with our help. 

Visit us to compare today or call our NZ based Customer Support Team on 0508 22 66 72.
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1 day ago

Calling all creative minds today

Stuff

Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and … View more
Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
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1 day ago

flax flower 0024-1-02

Paul from Levin

Mini-flax flower in my garden

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3 days ago

chest freezer, 200ltr or smaller

Kirsten from Foxton

I am looking for a chest freezer, that works please

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1 day ago

LOOKING FOR ...... Wire or Painted Wire Light Shade Frames

Lyn from Levin

I have a project and need the base 'ingredient' which is a light shade ... this type is made of firm wire and usually has a ring for the light fitting near the inside top. (Some table lamp ones have the light fitting lower down and I could make that work, though prefer at the top.

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I have a project and need the base 'ingredient' which is a light shade ... this type is made of firm wire and usually has a ring for the light fitting near the inside top. (Some table lamp ones have the light fitting lower down and I could make that work, though prefer at the top.

Photo shows 2 shapes - both are a bit wide for my use - at the rim they are each 30cm so a smaller diameter would be ideal, but really small. A sandwich plate size or a bit bigger - Those in photos 30cm diameter.

Once we could buy them from stores, not any more. I'd appreciate you texting or calling me if you have one as don't always get a chance to look at Neighbourly. lyninlevin@xtra.co.nz or 0274595913 for Lyn

Perhaps you could text a photo to me that would enable any of us wasting time. I will drive within a certain area = or the cost becomes unviable but can be discussed.

You may have one or two lying around that have fabric on them - that's no problem as I can clean them up. "Free" is my choice though would consider small offer ..... can I take it/them off your hands?

Thanks for your time.
Lyn

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1 day ago

Looking for egg cartons

Kylie from Tangimoana

Please feel free to drop any spare egg cartons you may have to 9 Recreation street Tangimoana. We have exhausted our stash. Cheers :)

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1 day ago

GARAGE SALE. 23.10.21. (SATURDAY) 8am.

Barbara from Levin

5 Campbell grove - Levin - please park out on Winchester street.
I am going back to Australia to live so everything must go. all is only 6 years old. Prices very low. coffee table, queen bed and bedroom suit, washing machine. All other house hold good.

Negotiable

3 days ago

Mini-flax flower (0042-1)

Paul from Levin

Mini-flax in my front garden.

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3 days ago

What's On: Over 40, have a motorcycle?

Barry from Manakau

Kapiti branch of Ulysses are riding to Upokongaru (Whanganui) for lunch. Like to join in? register at www.kapitiulysses.com you will be advised of pickup points and any changes. Tuesday,
Over 40, have a motorcycle?
  • Starting at BP (under EWY)
3 days ago

What's On: Over 40, have a motorcycle?

Barry from Manakau

Meet the Kapiti branch of Ulysses on our ride to Dannevirke and maybe Porongahau loop, approx 450kms. Register at www.kapitiulysses.com... to be advised of pickup points and any changes. Saturday,
Over 40, have a motorcycle?
  • Starting at BP (under EWY)
3 days ago

Here's a cool idea for communicating with your neighbours without technology or breaching alert level rules...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while … View more
Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while also looking out for others in your community.

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3 days ago

An Insight into Viscose

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Levin

Viscose, or Rayon, was the first regenerated fibre to be manufactured for commercial production in the early 1900s.


As a fabric, it is able to emulate the extremely soft handle and subtle sheen of natural fibres, whilst being more cost effective to produce. Therefore, resulting in the … View more
Viscose, or Rayon, was the first regenerated fibre to be manufactured for commercial production in the early 1900s.


As a fabric, it is able to emulate the extremely soft handle and subtle sheen of natural fibres, whilst being more cost effective to produce. Therefore, resulting in the continued popularity of viscose in fashion and soft furnishings.


Although viscose begins as a natural fibre, it is different from products like linen and cotton because it undergoes a manufacturing process. During this process, wood pulp is dissolved in alkali to make the solution called viscose, which is then squeezed through a nozzle or spinneret into an acid bath to create filaments called regenerated cellulose, and finally spun into yarn.


As with all natural fibres, viscose has a unique personality and requires special care. In this article we will discuss the characteristics of this versatile fabric, whether it is the right choice for your next project, and its unexpected enemy – H2O.

Characteristics of Viscose:
• Soft Handle
• Luxurious appearance and subtle natural lustre.
• Viscose yarn absorbs and holds dye well. Especially when piece dyed, a viscose product has the ability to reflect vibrant and bold colour.
• Can be engineered to resemble other natural fibres such as linen cotton and silk, while in most instances, can be more cost effective.
• Absorbent fibre and less durable when wet. We recommend that fabric qualities with a high percentage of viscose yarn are not washed or spot cleaned with water. Due to the absorbent nature of the yarn, spot cleaning can result in watermarks occurring.
• Dry Cleanable. In most cases we recommend a professional dry clean for compositions with a high amount of viscose.
• Low thermal retention. This characteristic mostly applies to the fashion apparel industry. Being a cellulose based fibre, it does not retain heat as well.
• As with all natural fibres, viscose can be susceptible to fading in direct sunlight due to the extreme UV conditions in Australasia. We recommend you are mindful of where natural fibres are situated in the home. In a drapery situation we always recommend a quality lining.
• For interior textiles, a fabric with a component of viscose yarn is extremely versatile and can be used in drapery, upholstery and accessory applications. We don’t typically recommend viscose fabrics to be used for bedding due to the fibre generally being dry clean only.
• A fabric that contains a viscose component can have the same fabric dye processes, finishes and printing applications as other natural fibres.



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