Frankton, Hamilton

13 days ago

Have you done a driving test recently?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

A Hamilton woman was failed on the spot, and told her 'dirty' front seat was a Covid-19 risk.

Letticia Pevy, 38, had held her restricted licence for years but needed her full licence for work.

She went to sit hers at VTNZ Frankton, but … View more
A Hamilton woman was failed on the spot, and told her 'dirty' front seat was a Covid-19 risk.

Letticia Pevy, 38, had held her restricted licence for years but needed her full licence for work.

She went to sit hers at VTNZ Frankton, but was failed as soon as the testing officer opened the passenger door.
Have you done a driving test recently? What was it like?

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9 days ago

Natural Animal-Based Textile Fibres

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

Animal-based fibres are wool, fur, and excretions, such as silk.

Alpaca: Alpaca is a very exclusive fibre, hollow in part of its structure, and it comes naturally in twenty-three different colours. It is extremely lightweight, has great insulation properties and is stronger than sheep’s wool. … View more
Animal-based fibres are wool, fur, and excretions, such as silk.

Alpaca: Alpaca is a very exclusive fibre, hollow in part of its structure, and it comes naturally in twenty-three different colours. It is extremely lightweight, has great insulation properties and is stronger than sheep’s wool. Alpaca is mixed with other natural fibres such as mohair, silk, or wool to make luxurious garments of the highest quality, both in knitted and flat fabrics.
Alpaca fibres of higher quality coming from the shearing of pups and younger specimens are considered smoother, softer, and warmer than cashmere. It is currently being used to manufacture sportswear. The leading brands in sports have been seduced by this fibre due to its insulation qualities in cold weather.

Angora: Angora is a natural animal-based fibre that comes from the Angora rabbit. It is silky, thin, and soft. This “ultra-silky” white hair from the Angora rabbit is a hollow fibre classified as wool. The hair is light, with great water absorption and quick dry.
Extremely light but very warm, angora is used mainly to make woven clothes such as pullovers, vests, sweaters, and fashion accessories for winter season. Flat fabrics with angora are used to manufacture thermal garments. Angora is mixed with wool to create greater density and elasticity in the fabric, especially for the production of suits and blazers. It also used to make high-quality and luxurious garments.

Cashmere: Cashmere comes from the Kashmir goat, a native of the Himalayas.
Cashmere is a very expensive and exclusive fibre. It is extremely soft and has great thermal properties; cashmere is used to manufacture high-quality sweaters and children’s warm clothes. The well-known “pashmina” is a type of cashmere used in shawls and scarves, produced in the Kashmir Valley. More robust cashmere is employed to manufacture high-quality rugs and carpets.

Sheep wool: A limited supply and its exceptional qualities have made wool the most widely used animal-based textile fibre in the fashion and textile industry.
Wool is a fibre with curly appearance, elastic, soft to the touch, which easily absorbs moisture and has an extremely low rate of heat release. These last few characteristics make woollen garments comfortable and warm.
Wool is a fibre of multiple functions and a wide range of diameters that make it perfect for manufacturing clothing items and fashionable accessories. It is mixed with other natural and synthetic fibres to increase strength. Wool is also used in household textile products as well as in industrial developments such as thermal and acoustic insulation.

Mohair: Mohair is the hair of the Angora goat from the Tibet. It is a very shiny, insulating type of wool, softer and stronger than sheep wool. Mohair is white and dyes with exceptional ease. It has excellent absorption capacity and is mainly used to make knitted garments and crochet accessories. Mohair is also utilized in household textiles to make luxurious beddings and upholstery.

Camel hair: Obtained from Bactrian camels with two humps, it is a fine, soft fibre that is used exclusively in luxurious textiles due to its quality and small supply. To manufacture ultra-exclusive items, camel hair is mixed with cashmere and, in other cases, due to its high cost, it is combined with wool to reduce the final price tag of the garment.
This fibre is employed to manufacture a wide variety of clothing items –suits, coats, sweaters, and jackets—and other accessories for winter season such as gloves, hats, and scarves.

Silk: In many people’s eyes, silk is still “the queen of fabrics”.
Silk is a protein filament produced by the silkworm. Feeding on mulberry leaves, the worm produces liquid silk that once solidified forms the filaments to build its cocoon. Then, once the larva is dead, heat is used to soften the hardened filaments and to unroll them. These individual filaments are later intertwined into one single filament to form the silk yarn.
Silk is a lightweight, lustrous, and soft fibre. It is highly resistant to tensile strength with little or no elasticity. Silk is very glossy because of the triangular prism structure of the fibre and this causes garments made of this fabric to refract incoming light into different angles.
Naturally, silk is used in high-quality textile industry to produce exquisite accessories as well as luxurious, haute couture garments. Additionally, it is utilized in a wide range of home décor items.

9 days ago

Karen Walker silver 'Bow' earings wanted to buy

Russelle from Nawton

Drat! I have lost a Karen Walker silver ' Bow' earing. I want to replace it. Maybe someone else has lost one and wants to sell it or I would like to buy a pair. PM me or email knaaps@xtra.co.nz if you can help

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9 days ago

What's On: Fairfield Swimming Club Assessments

Cliff from Maeroa

Fairfield Swim Club have places available in our Term 4 Learn to Swim and Squad programs for children 5-12years. For assessment please contact Mikayla at fairfieldswimclub@gmail.com or 021 060 5795
Fairfield Swimming Club Assessments
  • Waterworld, Garnett Avenue, Te Rapa
9 days ago

Our Father's Day Giveaway WINNER!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Thanks for all of your entries in our Father's Day giveaway! It was great to see all the love that Dads were getting across the nation.

It was a very difficult decision, but we want to say a massive congratulations to Elvi from Eden Terrace who took out the competition!

Don't worry … View more
Thanks for all of your entries in our Father's Day giveaway! It was great to see all the love that Dads were getting across the nation.

It was a very difficult decision, but we want to say a massive congratulations to Elvi from Eden Terrace who took out the competition!

Don't worry if you missed out, there's plenty more where that came from. Keep your eyes peeled for our next giveaway.

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9 days ago

Brighten up your garden with a bird bath.

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hamilton Central

Brighten up a corner of your garden with this easy-to-build bird bath and paint it in a Resene colour to suit your exterior colour palette.

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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9 days ago

What's On: HMC Walkers and Runners

Ross from Grandview Heights

Meet Tuesdays 5.30pm, Sundays 8.00am. Members aged 10 to 84. Supportive Walk/Run at a pace, distances to suit - help set goals - make new friends. Turn up or contact Ross 0274741213
HMC Walkers and Runners
  • HMC Walkers and Runners Clubrooms
9 days ago

Retrofit double glazing - good all year round

RetroFit Double Glazing - Waikato

We all know that Retrofit double glazing is good for winter, but did you know it's also good for summer too?
Check out our short video and look at the heat transfer from single glazing vs our Low E double glazing. Talk to our local team about how we can tailor a retrofit double glazing … View more
We all know that Retrofit double glazing is good for winter, but did you know it's also good for summer too?
Check out our short video and look at the heat transfer from single glazing vs our Low E double glazing. Talk to our local team about how we can tailor a retrofit double glazing solution for your home. Request your no obligation free measure and quote here or call 0800 658 658.

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22 days ago

Buy hay for horses

Raewyn from Glenview

We would like to purchase 20 to 25 small bales of hay suitable for horses. Please contact through neighbourly.

10 days ago

Vegepod $50,000 Giveaway

Jo McCarroll Reporter from NZ Gardener

We're giving away 100 Vegepods. To enter purchase the September issue of NZ Gardener, find the code and enter it online at Stuff.co.nz/vegepod Find out more

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23 days ago

What bin goes out when?

The Team from Hamilton City Council

Pop your address in our collection day finder and it'll let you know what bins you put out on what day!

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10 days ago

Islam table talk

Mirza from Chartwell

Kiaora
After a successful Table Talk at Te Awamutu we are hosting it at Hamilton The Base and location is
The Cofee Club at Base.
Come have a Cofee on the house with us. Also check out our pics from Te Awamutu Table Talk on our page. Book Today ASAP.


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Kiaora
After a successful Table Talk at Te Awamutu we are hosting it at Hamilton The Base and location is
The Cofee Club at Base.
Come have a Cofee on the house with us. Also check out our pics from Te Awamutu Table Talk on our page. Book Today ASAP.


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10 days ago

Love daffodils? Find your favourite variety here

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There are literally thousands of daffodils here, where Ian Riddell has spent over 25 years in the business, from preparing the soil and planting bulbs to harvesting flowers and selling them.

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10 days ago

Pui Pui Authentic Flax Skirt

Debi from Hamilton East

This Is Brand New Never Worn.
Pui Pui Authentic Flax Skirt Purchased 20 Years Ago and Kept In A Box To Protect It.

Price: $200

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10 days ago

Turbo Scrub Pro

Debi from Hamilton East

New Never Used Purchased In Australia.
Have One Similar To This...Mine Is Brilliant In The Bathroom .I Also Use It On My Patio Doors.

Price: $25

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