Enderley, Hamilton

14 hours ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a … View more
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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1 day ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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3 days ago

Cat attacks in Hamilton and surrounding areas

Ashley from Maeroa

***WARNING - CAT ATTACKS***

(shared from Facebook)

Sadly the SPCA have shown a disinterest at the moment about the antifreeze one but it is being worked on.

Please be extra vigilant and report all of these offenses to SPCA and police under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 (refer photos for WILFUL … View more
***WARNING - CAT ATTACKS***

(shared from Facebook)

Sadly the SPCA have shown a disinterest at the moment about the antifreeze one but it is being worked on.

Please be extra vigilant and report all of these offenses to SPCA and police under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 (refer photos for WILFUL ILL-TREATMENT OF ANIMALS description and penalties).

Please also post these acts to this group as we will be collating these offenses.
THIS IS ALL ANIMALS, NOT JUST CATS - Please share all as this needs to stop!!!

Antifreeze poisoning: Nawton, Hamilton

Fur attacked and painted: St Andrews/Pukete, Hamilton

Petrol douse, shooting, various attacks: Willow Gove, Morrinsville

11 hours ago

New Season Stock out now!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Hamilton East

Hi Neighbours,
Spring is here! Head down to your nearest Red Cross Shop and check out our new season stock!
We can't wait to see you!

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11 hours ago

New Season Stock out now!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Five Cross

Hi Neighbours,
Spring is here! Head down to your nearest Red Cross Shop and check out our new season stock!
We can't wait to see you!

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1 day ago

Leah, cat still missing 😭

Stevie & Ezrah from Fairview Downs

Lost from our home in Fairview downs. Day 5 :( Almost 2 years old our family cat Leah has gone missing for a week now. Super unusual she not show up for dinner time. We moved to the above address over a month ago and have let neighbours and old neighbours know that’s she’s missing. We back on … View moreLost from our home in Fairview downs. Day 5 :( Almost 2 years old our family cat Leah has gone missing for a week now. Super unusual she not show up for dinner time. We moved to the above address over a month ago and have let neighbours and old neighbours know that’s she’s missing. We back on to the Ruakura research centre farm land so we’re thinking she may have just wondered too far. We miss her dearly and all very sad. Please help us!

15 hours ago

Textile Testing - Seam Slippage

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

Seam Slippage is one of four key topics (others include Abrasion Resistance, Pilling, and Colourfastness) that we are covering to provide some background as to how we test and why.

Test results provide us with critical information about textile’s durability and suitability for certain … View more
Seam Slippage is one of four key topics (others include Abrasion Resistance, Pilling, and Colourfastness) that we are covering to provide some background as to how we test and why.

Test results provide us with critical information about textile’s durability and suitability for certain applications. We externally test all James Dunlop and Mokum textiles in Melbourne at a highly reputable laboratory who are amongst the most conservative and stringent in the world, due to the extremely harsh environmental conditions we face here in Australia and New Zealand.

We have gathered a number of frequently asked questions relating to seam slippage, so we asked our Mokum Studio designers Stephanie Moffitt and Annie Moir to share their expert knowledge.

Seam slippage is another equally important upholstery test, can you explain what seam slippage actually means?
Seam slippage is the separation or pulling apart of yarns in a fabric usually along a sewn seam or join. More often than not, the yarns don’t actually break they just separate and leave an unsightly gap along the fabric join.

What are the most common causes for seam slippage?
Seam slippage may be the result of a poorly constructed textile and /or the use of defective yarns in the fabric. But more commonly it is due to an inadequate standard of upholstery manufacturing i.e. a display of insufficient seam allowance, a deficient number of stitches in the seam or failure to overlock raw edges during the upholstery process – or a combination of all three factors.
Seam slippage usually occurs on joins that are subjected to heavy load and pressure such as seat cushions and arm rests. Certain furniture styles put more stress on fabric seams such as tub chairs and furniture with a fixed back or seat cushions.

Can composition play a part in seam slippage?
Yes, it can, Linen for example is loved for being a smooth lustrous fibre, but this can make it more susceptible to seam slippage with heavy load. For some linen textiles we would recommend discussing the need for reinforcing upholstery seams with your upholstery manufacturer.

The note “reinforce upholstery seams” is sometimes listed on our sampling specifications – what does it actually mean? Should we assume the fabric is inferior quality?
Firstly, no it doesn’t infer inferior quality. If we’ve specified it as being suitable for upholstery then it is fit for purpose, but we recommend additional seam support for that particular textile.
“Reinforce upholstery seams” simply means using an additional safeguard by stitching a tape along the seam to prevent fraying in high load areas, such as the corner back cushions. Overlocking should be used for loose woven fabric and seated cushion seams.

What’s the remedy for seam slippage? Can you fix it once it starts?
It is difficult to repair seam slippage once it starts. In almost all instances of seam slippage, it will require the furniture to be recovered, or re upholstered. It’s important to ascertain the cause of the seam slippage. If the seam slippage can be identified as being a result of inadequate manufacturing, you’ll need to work with the upholsterer to ensure appropriate manufacturing techniques are being used, including reinforcing seams if required. If the seam slippage is clearly related to the fabric, the furniture would need to be recovered, either from a different batch (if it’s an isolated batch issue) or selecting an alternative fabric which is more suitable for that particular frame.

Can you explain how the seam slippage test is performed?

The test measures how resistant a fabric is to yarns opening/ slipping under pressure along a seam line. Two fabric swatches are sewn together with a standardised seam. The swatches are pulled apart with an equal and opposite force. The test is performed in both warp and weft directions. Any seam opening is then measured while the fabric swatches are being pulled apart. According to the Australian standard, a seam opening should be less than 6mm at maximum force. A lower result indicates a smaller opening and thus a better resistance against seam slippage.


Written by: jamesdunloptextiles.com...

18 hours ago

What is double glazing?

RetroFit Double Glazing - Waikato

What is double glazing? We’ve put together some information that might help you with your research if you're considering getting retrofit double glazing click here to read. If you’re interested, we offer a free no obligation quote click here or call us on 0800 658 658.

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20 hours ago

Paint a hat box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hamilton Central

Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most… View more
Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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1 day ago

What's On: Pet Blessing Service

Jan from Saint Andrews

Come along to our annual Pet Blessing Service to give thanks and celebrate all of God's creatures. We welcome all pets and their owners. Ph 849 2685
Pet Blessing Service
  • Scots Church
1 day ago

Resene Cambridge needs help to return the shop's pet cat, Timmy.

Resene

Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul … View more
Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul Norfolk and wife Gloria had looked all over town for their favourite store cat, along with the shop’s manager, Kerry Mason, and her staff.

“Timmy is such an icon around Cambridge, everyone knows him as the Resene cat,” Gloria said.
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1 day ago

Don’t get caught out

Lodge City Rentals

How long is the notice period to evict tenants under the Residential Tenancy Act reforms? What changes have been made to enforcement measures and penalties?

Understanding the industry - that's our job.

At Lodge, our property management team stay current with the latest regulations and … View more
How long is the notice period to evict tenants under the Residential Tenancy Act reforms? What changes have been made to enforcement measures and penalties?

Understanding the industry - that's our job.

At Lodge, our property management team stay current with the latest regulations and can answer your trickiest rental related questions.

Contact Jason and put him to the test.
Mobile 021 880 805 | Email jasonw@lodge.co.nz
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7 days ago

Annual Bookfair!

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

Hey Waikato👋 The annual Red Cross Book Fair that was set to take place on the first weekend of September at the Te Rapa Racecourse, will now be taking place on the 5-7 March next year.
In the meantime, we are looking to host a Pop-Up Bookfair in November - more details to be posted here in the … View more
Hey Waikato👋 The annual Red Cross Book Fair that was set to take place on the first weekend of September at the Te Rapa Racecourse, will now be taking place on the 5-7 March next year.
In the meantime, we are looking to host a Pop-Up Bookfair in November - more details to be posted here in the coming weeks.

We are still taking book donations during this time up until the event. If you’re planning on a spring clean once the winter blues are over, you can donate your books that are gathering dust by dropping them off to our Hamilton Service Centre on Te Rapa Road.

We look forward to seeing all your wonderful faces and in the meantime keep an eye on our social channels for more updates. 📚

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1 day ago

Get ready to pamper and restore your skin

Naturally Healthy

To cure the end of winter blues, we recommend taking some time out for yourself, whether it be 15 minutes or a whole afternoon, to look after you and your skin.

Perfect for this task is our Epiology® Advanced Anti-Acne Recovery Mask. It’s a luxurious facial mask designed to rescue and restore… View more
To cure the end of winter blues, we recommend taking some time out for yourself, whether it be 15 minutes or a whole afternoon, to look after you and your skin.

Perfect for this task is our Epiology® Advanced Anti-Acne Recovery Mask. It’s a luxurious facial mask designed to rescue and restore skin troubled by acne, maintain a youthful appearance, and protect against the effects of the sun and environmental free radicals.

What gives it these superpowers? The Recovery Mask combines the benefits of our patented active ingredient, IDP®, hyaluronic acid and glycerine to help your skin retain moisture and remain smooth and soft.

We love talking about IDP®, and for good reason. It’s a natural bioactive protein isolated from fresh, pasteurised milk, and acts as a powerful defensive shield against infection. IDP® penetrates deep into the pores of stubborn spots to prevent the spread of acne-causing bacteria and reduce redness and irritation, leaving skin nourished and clear.

You may have heard of hyaluronic acid before, but did you know that it is naturally produced by your body, and works to keep your skin soft and moisturised? However, the natural aging process, exposure to UV light and pollution can reduce your levels of hyaluronic acid. This can cause skin to dry out, and increase the number of wrinkles and fine lines (which we all want to avoid!), so by using a product with hyaluronic acid as an ingredient you can ensure your skin gets all its benefits.

The other hero ingredient in the Recovery Mask is glycerine. Glycerine is a natural component of healthy skin, and works to hydrate the skin to make it smooth, nourished and soft. It does this by pulling water into the outer layer of your skin from the deeper dermal layers and the air, essentially trapping the moisture to keep it hydrated.

Some days, your skin just needs that something extra, and that’s when the Recovery Mask works well in conjunction with Epiology’s three step system. Once you’ve used the Anti-Acne Foaming Cleanser, give your skin that extra boost by applying the mask to restore and rejuvenate, before applying our Advanced Anti-Acne Cream (and Extra Strength Spot Gel if needed!).

Sourcr: Epiology

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2 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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2 days ago

Happy New Zealand Sign Language Week!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

NZ Sign Language is unique to our country and is one of New Zealand's three official languages, so those are some great reasons to celebrate it!
Check out the Neighbourly team trying their hand at simple greetings that you could sign in your neighbourhood.

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