Frankton, Hamilton

89 days ago

Civil Defence Volunteering - now recruiting!

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

If you are in or near Hamilton and would like to help out in an emergency - consider becoming a Civil Defence volunteer. Civil Defence are looking for people with a range of skills and experience, and will provide excellent training to ensure you are ready to assist when needed... find out more … View moreIf you are in or near Hamilton and would like to help out in an emergency - consider becoming a Civil Defence volunteer. Civil Defence are looking for people with a range of skills and experience, and will provide excellent training to ensure you are ready to assist when needed... find out more here: volunteeringwaikato.org.nz...

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89 days ago

Popular baby product recalled

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Herobility Eco Feeding Spoon and Eco Baby Spoon & Fork have been recalled as they pose a choking hazard for babies. It has been found that these can break into small pieces.

The product has been sold at Mummum, Global Baby, Hatch Boutique, J Ballantynes, Mighty Ape, Smith and Caugheys and … View more
Herobility Eco Feeding Spoon and Eco Baby Spoon & Fork have been recalled as they pose a choking hazard for babies. It has been found that these can break into small pieces.

The product has been sold at Mummum, Global Baby, Hatch Boutique, J Ballantynes, Mighty Ape, Smith and Caugheys and The Nile from October 2019 to October 2020

If you have one of these forks/spoons and the date stamp is marked 2019 or earlier (or no date stamp is shown), the company advises to stop using the product and contact Bloom and Grow NZ to organise for a gift voucher to the same value.

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89 days ago

Are Curtains or Blinds best for kids’ bedrooms?

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

Choosing curtains and/or blinds for a child’s bedroom is much more complicated than you might think, with several factors to take into consideration when making the right choice. Let’s go over what you need to think about.

Blocking out light
Any parent will tell you kids need darkness to go… View more
Choosing curtains and/or blinds for a child’s bedroom is much more complicated than you might think, with several factors to take into consideration when making the right choice. Let’s go over what you need to think about.

Blocking out light
Any parent will tell you kids need darkness to go to bed. They don’t necessarily need darkness to sleep, but to convince them it’s bedtime it needs to be dark. Post daylight savings, heading into spring and summer, this can be a challenge. Curtains and blinds can help.

First of all, opt for block-out lining. Block-out lined curtains reduce natural light and UV rays, providing an ideal solution for darkening a bedroom. They also offer thermal and sound insulation properties, which come in handy too and we’ll discuss more shortly.

The best solution to block out light is curtains made of medium to heavy fabric, hanging wide and high over the window and down to the floor. But don’t make a decision yet, there are things to consider that might make you shy away from this option.

Slatted blinds are the least ideal solution as they allow small amounts of light to peep through even when fully closed and lowered. An inside mounted roller blind also allows a small amount of light to enter. For extra light blockage consider a curtain over a blind.

Reducing noise
Blocking out noise completely using only curtains or blinds is not possible, but it can be reduced. The best options are:
• Curtains – reducing noise all comes down to absorbing the vibrations so opt for the thickest, heaviest fabric you can (e.g. velvet or wool). The more layers the better so ensure you get them lined and you could also opt for a blind underneath as well.
• Roman shades – as with curtains, the thicker the fabric and more layers the better.
• Honeycomb blinds - the unique cellular design is great for cutting out noise. Just as the cells trap air to reduce heat transfer, they can also help keep out noise.

How they look
Consider the age and gender your child is now but also consider how long you want the curtains to last and how old your child will be then. What is right for a child aged 2 will be totally wrong come age 6.

Kids tend to enjoy bright colours and bold patterns, or they might want a fabric featuring a favourite character from a book, TV show or movie. Be aware the latter option is likely to date quickly and the above point applies here too; while they may love superheroes right now, will they still be as cool in 12 months’ time?

If kids are sharing a room maybe consider something a bit more neutral that will appeal to both.
And as they get older, into their teens for example, they will become even more opinionated about their “style” and what they like will have evolved and expanded a lot since they were young kids.

Privacy
If your child’s room is exposed and can be seen by neighbours or from the street, consider hanging sheers to ensure their privacy is maintained.

Health & safety
Beware of blind cords ad these are a strangulation hazard. Either make sure they are tightly wound around a cleat and out of reach, choose electronically operated blinds or spring-loaded roller blinds, or get blinds with a tension cord and pulley so there is no loose cord dangling.
Blinds or lightweight curtains are better for kids who suffer allergies. Thicker fabrics are better at collecting dust, pollen, and dust mites.

Shorter curtains are recommended over floor length for younger children so they can’t grab hold and pull or wrap themselves up in them.

Don’t use tension rods. These are operated by spring-loaded tension and therefore not screwed into the wall. One good tug and the lot could come tumbling down.


Don’t forget – regular cleaning will keep your childs room healthy. We can help with that!


www.curtainclean.co.nz...

99 days ago

Missing cat

Lynda from Nawton

Just moved to Sunnyside Road Nawton. My cat has escaped. Please keep an eye out for her.
Camo is a tortoiseshell cat.
Thanks

90 days ago

NZ Made Detox/Mineral Clay

Naturally Healthy

Pure South Detox/Mineral Clay is NZ Made.
Sourced from our very own Southern Alps.
Visit us in store or buy on line
www.naturallyhealthy.co.nz...

#testimonica #buylocal #naturallyhealthy

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90 days ago

Jumping for Jute!

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

Jute is a natural fibre with golden & silky shine, and hence nicknamed as The Golden Fibre.

Jute is one of the most versatile natural fibres that has been used in raw materials for packaging, textiles, non-textile, and agricultural sectors.

Jute is a vegetable plant whose fibres are dried… View more
Jute is a natural fibre with golden & silky shine, and hence nicknamed as The Golden Fibre.

Jute is one of the most versatile natural fibres that has been used in raw materials for packaging, textiles, non-textile, and agricultural sectors.

Jute is a vegetable plant whose fibres are dried in long strips, and it’s one of the cheapest natural materials available; together with cotton, it is one of the most frequently used.

The plants from which jute is obtained grow mainly in warm and humid regions, such as Bangladesh, China, and India.

Jute can be grown year-round and is harvested every six months. It can take decades to produce the same volume of wood fiber and it requires much larger tracts of land to cultivate.

The woody core of the jute plant, called hurd, has thousands of potential industrial and commercial uses. As an alternative to wood, hurd is capable of meeting most of the world’s demand for wood and wood products. Using hurd and jute fibres means that the level of deforestation to meet the current demand for paper and wood could be significantly decreased if they were used as an alternative.

Jute is 100% biodegradable (it degrades biologically in 1 to 2 years), low-energy recyclable, and can even be used as compost for the garden. It is clear in terms of reusability and recyclability that jute bags are one of the best options available nowadays.

Jute fibres are tougher and more resilient than paper made from wood pulp and can withstand prolonged exposure to water and weather. They can be reused many times and are thus very environmentally friendly.

The application of jute is a significant step in combating the use of different materials containing toxic wastes. Jute bags cut down the employment of plastic bags, which have now been effectively banned in many countries due to their harmful components. Jute seems to be one of the best alternatives to it.

We hope you enjoyed learning about Jute as much as we did, we would love to hear your comments!

98 days ago

Found cat! Glenview

Summa from Frankton

Not my post sharing as I saw it on Facebook

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90 days ago

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Bernadette from Frankton

🎻 Violin & Theory (reading & writing) Tuition now opened up again by semi- retired, mature teacher in Frankton, Hamilton. LTCL, Suzuki & Celtic Levels.

Rusty players, older children, not pre schoolers, teens & adults very welcome. Rent or rent to buy instrument option available.… View more
🎻 Violin & Theory (reading & writing) Tuition now opened up again by semi- retired, mature teacher in Frankton, Hamilton. LTCL, Suzuki & Celtic Levels.

Rusty players, older children, not pre schoolers, teens & adults very welcome. Rent or rent to buy instrument option available. 3/4 Violin for sale too.
Ring Bernadette to chat 027 346 9236

Free

97 days ago

Poll: What are your petrol buying habits?

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Kia ora neighbours,

We're keen to hear from you about where you buy petrol/diesel and why.

In the run up to the long weekend families will be fueling up and heading to their favourite holiday spots, but who's making the most of their dollar at the pump?

If you'd like to talk … View more
Kia ora neighbours,

We're keen to hear from you about where you buy petrol/diesel and why.

In the run up to the long weekend families will be fueling up and heading to their favourite holiday spots, but who's making the most of their dollar at the pump?

If you'd like to talk about your petrol habits for a story, please email jo.lines-mackenzie@stuff.co.nz or call her on 027-5931691.

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What are your petrol buying habits?
  • 38% I fill up at the most convenient spot
    38% Complete
  • 32.2% I hunt out the cheapest price
    32.2% Complete
  • 28.3% I rely on member discounts
    28.3% Complete
  • 1.5% I stock up and store fuel when the price is right
    1.5% Complete
205 votes
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93 days ago

Car broken into

Gaylene from Glenview

Hi, my 20 yr old tradie apprentice son had his ute broken into last night and all his tools taken. Grey st, Hamilton east. Hope whomever took them has a horrid labour weekend😠. Please keep an eye out, been reported to police and no he didnt have insurance😔.

90 days ago

WEAVE Cultural Market 2020

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

This year's WEAVE Cultural Market will be on the 11th of December in Garden Place from 4pm till 8pm. Come along and enjoy ethnic food, crafts, cultural performances and other entertainments, celebrating the diversity of our former refugee and migrant communities!

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90 days ago

Interfaith Service, Sunday 1 November, 4:00-5:30pm

Todd from Waikato Interfaith Council (WIFCO)

Hi all,

The Waikato Interfaith Council (WIFCO) is pleaded to announce it's Annual Multifaith Service this Sunday, 1 Nov 2020, from 4:00-5:30pm. The service will take place in the Hamilton City Council Reception Lounge in Garden Place (next to the City Council building).

Our Annual … View more
Hi all,

The Waikato Interfaith Council (WIFCO) is pleaded to announce it's Annual Multifaith Service this Sunday, 1 Nov 2020, from 4:00-5:30pm. The service will take place in the Hamilton City Council Reception Lounge in Garden Place (next to the City Council building).

Our Annual Service includes representatives from Waikato’s Bahá’í, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and other communities.

Come join us in an interfaith celebration of our various spiritualities, meet members of other faith and belief communities, and stay and mingle for an early light supper and informal conversation.

This event is free and open to the public.
All are welcome to attend.

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90 days ago

Delivery/Moving Services

Devan from Smart Express Hamilton

Thank you Mercedes-Benz Vans NZ for featuring Smart Express. We absolutely love our Mercedes Sprinter Vans for all of our deliveries. Read the article here

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90 days ago

Delivery/Moving Services

Devan from Smart Express Hamilton

Smile! Leave your moving and delivery work to the team at Smart Express.

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