Hamilton East, Hamilton

1 hour ago

Cambridge: The Kiwi town that could become the next big thing

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Cambridge is so much more than just a town you drive through. Click the link below for a few reasons to consider sticking around a bit. #backyourbackyard

40 minutes ago

Why do we love Linen?

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

As we all known that Linen is a natural fibre. linen is one of the earliest natural plant fibres that have been used for more than 10,000 years.



Flax fibre is a rare natural fibre, accounting for only 1.5% of the total fibre. Due to its natural and ancient nobility and high quality, it is … View more
As we all known that Linen is a natural fibre. linen is one of the earliest natural plant fibres that have been used for more than 10,000 years.



Flax fibre is a rare natural fibre, accounting for only 1.5% of the total fibre. Due to its natural and ancient nobility and high quality, it is known as the fibre queen. It comes from the stems of the flax plant. linen fabric or weave is produced of fibre of the flax plant.


Why do people love linen fabric so much? Let's look at his benefits.
1. Its cultivation requires less pesticides and fertilisers
Flax, the source material for linen, is undemanding when not vulnerable to pests (compared to cotton). Useful animals like insects are not eradicated and cultivation is more environmentally friendly. Yay.

2. Linen does not require artificial watering
Flax is very adaptable. It simply takes what is there and normally does not require further artificial irrigation.

3. It can be cultivated locally
That means the linen is not shipped through half of the world to get processed in the factories. Rather, ways are short and direct.

4. It has a high yield
Flax has a high yield. That means, that in a specific area many plants can grow and be harvested.

5. Flax can be used in a crop rotation system
In contrast to monocultures, a crop rotation system is healthy and nutritional for the soil where it is planted and does also help insects to be able to feed from different plants.

6. Linen is diverse
Flax can not only be used for clothing. That means, that a high share of the whole plant can be used to produce a variety of goods. This prevents waste and helps different industries.

7. Linen is durable
The final fabric is durable and easy to take care of. When not too dirty, you can simply hang it outside and it will lose its smell quickly, just like wool does.

8. It has super nice properties on your skin
Linen has a special cooling effect and is therefore ideal for warm days. Also, it is strong, lightweight, and most importantly, durable, so you can use it for a long time!

9. Linen has history
The Egyptians used linen thousands of years ago (rich and poor Egyptians alike) and there is evidence that as long as 34,000 BC, people were using linen-like clothing.

10. Linen is biodegradable
Linen is compostable and will therefore not lie on landfills years and years after being disposed. It will either be composted or recycled if you dispose of it correctly.



If you own linen curtains - we can clean them! We take extra measures to prevent shrinking and they are pressed after cleaning so they stay hanging beautifully. See our website to book your curtains in. www.curtainclean.co.nz...

2 hours ago

DOUBTFUL SOUNDS WEEKENDER SPECIAL!

The Travel Directors

3nights /4days From NZ$959pp* ex Queenstown
Discover the breath-taking, pristine wilderness scenery of Doubtful Sound, deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. Reconnect with nature, beautiful in any weather, feel the silence. The Fjord is long and wide and a 2-night cruise is the best way to … View more
3nights /4days From NZ$959pp* ex Queenstown
Discover the breath-taking, pristine wilderness scenery of Doubtful Sound, deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. Reconnect with nature, beautiful in any weather, feel the silence. The Fjord is long and wide and a 2-night cruise is the best way to experience some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery.

ITINERARY:

Day 1 Queenstown – Te Anau

Collect your car and head south to Te Anau. Visit The Wildlife Centre – an ideal setting to learn about some of Fiordland’s wildlife, and to view the rare flightless Takahe, wander through Ivon Wilson Park - a 35-hectare parklike landscape. Visit the Fiordland Cinema for a wine at the Black Dog Bar and view the exceptional short documentary film “Ata Whenua – Shadowland” – pride of the locals. Overnight accommodation Te Anau.

Day 2 Te Anau – Manapouri – Doubtful Sound

Cross island-studded Lake Manapouri by boat and join your coach to take you over the Wilmot Pass and down into Deep Cove, Doubtful Sound. Embark the 72 passenger Fiordland Navigator for your 2-night cruise. A traditional sailing vessel, with all the modern comforts. Cruise the full length of the fjord all the way to the Tasman Sea, weigh anchor in a sheltered cove with the opportunity to kayak along the shoreline or take the tender craft with a nature guide. Accommodation onboard with dinner. (B & D)

Day 3 Doubtful Sound:

Wake to the sounds of the Sound and another fantastic day of peace and tranquillity weaving through hidden coves and waterways. Bottlenose dolphins are often encountered, fur seals bask on the rocks and at times rare penguins can be seen

(B, L & D)

Day 4 Doubtful Sound – Manapouri – Queenstown:

Kick off this final day with a hearty buffet breakfast and get ready to enjoy the rest of the morning exploring other parts of the fiord. Return to Deep Cove and the return trip back to Manapouri. Collect your car and head back to Queenstown for late afternoon arrival.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

• Car rental – Queenstown return, 4 days, unlimited

kilometres, standard insurance

• 1-night accommodation Te Anau with cooked breakfast

• Free car parking at Manapouri

• Boat transfer across Lake Manapouri and coach transfer

over Wilmot Pass

• 2-night cruise on Doubtful Sound aboard Fiordland

Navigator

• Private cabin with ensuite onboard

• Buffet Breakfast, lunch and 3-course buffet dinner onboard

cruise.

• Complimentary tea & coffee onboard

• Choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or small boat

included

Contact the team at the Travel Directors on 07 847 1571 or email hamilton@traveldirectors.co.nz for more information about this amazing destination

5 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter August 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our August SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of handy information and opportunities for seniors.

This issue includes a story about the benefits of volunteering and how to get involved, as well as an update on the changes to NZ Super and … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Our August SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of handy information and opportunities for seniors.

This issue includes a story about the benefits of volunteering and how to get involved, as well as an update on the changes to NZ Super and Veteran's Pension.

Even if you aren't over 65 yourself, check it out and share it with the older people in your life.

Click here to read our August newsletter: bit.ly...
Or to subscribe to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...

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3 hours ago

Experience the difference

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

Our guide gives you a glimpse into the lifestyle that a Ryman village offers. As well as guiding you through the retirement living and care options available.

Receive your free Experience the Difference guide.

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7 hours ago

Glass Jars & ice--cream containers

Gail from Tamahere

Hi folks, I have quite a few of the above cluttering up my cupboard. The ice-cream containers come with lids, as do most of the jars. Free to a good home.

4 hours ago

Westpac Business Awards

Devan from Smart Express Hamilton

We did it again! Last night we were crowned the 'Best of the Best' award for Excellence in Customer Service Delivery at the Westpac Business Awards. Thank you to our hard-working guys in the field and the support team in the office for making this happen. Thank you for the sponsorship of … View moreWe did it again! Last night we were crowned the 'Best of the Best' award for Excellence in Customer Service Delivery at the Westpac Business Awards. Thank you to our hard-working guys in the field and the support team in the office for making this happen. Thank you for the sponsorship of the award Peter Thompson, Barfoot & Thompson and Auckland Business Chamber

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4 hours ago

Truck Services

Devan from Smart Express Hamilton

We're out and about making deliveries happen. 7 days a week 7 AM - 7 PM. Looking good Matthew, along with Allan and Jacob hard at work in the background.

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3 days ago

Tamahere Lions Best Artisan Market - tomorrow Saturday morning 08/08

Susan from Tamahere

Don't forget Tamahere Lions Best Artisan Market tomorrow Saturday morning, August 8, 09.00 - 13.00, at Tamahere Community Centre, next to Tamahere School, 21 Devine Road.

Over 50 indoor and outdoor stalls: Gifts, crafts, food, coffee, clothes, some produce, jewellery, candles … you want it … View more
Don't forget Tamahere Lions Best Artisan Market tomorrow Saturday morning, August 8, 09.00 - 13.00, at Tamahere Community Centre, next to Tamahere School, 21 Devine Road.

Over 50 indoor and outdoor stalls: Gifts, crafts, food, coffee, clothes, some produce, jewellery, candles … you want it and you will be able to find it

Free Admission

- we will also be collecting good quality toys, books and clothes for Kids in Need Waikato recycle glasses for Fred Hollows foundation and wine bottle tops/can tabs for Kidcan

Come on down, join the fun and help your communities

7 days ago

Can you help?

Pip Stephenson from Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society

We’re currently looking for volunteer collectors for our Daffodil Day street appeal in Hamilton on Friday 28 August and Saturday 29 August. Daffodil Day is the Cancer Society’s biggest annual fundraiser and is vital to support the work we do in the community. With as little as two hours of your… View moreWe’re currently looking for volunteer collectors for our Daffodil Day street appeal in Hamilton on Friday 28 August and Saturday 29 August. Daffodil Day is the Cancer Society’s biggest annual fundraiser and is vital to support the work we do in the community. With as little as two hours of your time, you can help us make a life-changing difference for the one in three Kiwis affected by cancer.

If you'd like to volunteer for Daffodil Day, get in touch bit.ly...

10 days ago

Favourite discoveries on NZ travels

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.

15 hours ago

A very special offer for NZ businesses…

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We know things are still pretty tough for some small businesses right now, but it’s more important than ever for you to stay present.

So, we’d love to offer you something special, to say thanks for being an important part of your community.

We’re offering you a Premium Business Listing… View more
We know things are still pretty tough for some small businesses right now, but it’s more important than ever for you to stay present.

So, we’d love to offer you something special, to say thanks for being an important part of your community.

We’re offering you a Premium Business Listing for 12 months for just $249+gst. Usually $399+gst.

Grab a 12-month Premium Business subscription now.

A few great benefits of a Premium Business Listing are;

● Posting to the newsfeed of your home neighbourhood and nearby neighbourhoods about your products or services and how you can help your neighbours
● Top positions in the business directory
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1 day ago

Bowel Cancer – You’re never too young

Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer can strike at any age. Each year about 3,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with the disease and more than 1,200 will die. That’s as many as breast and prostate cancer combined. But it is treatable – and beatable – if detected early enough. Check your symptoms

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1 day ago

Limes for sale price is per bag

Rhiannon from Silverdale

We have some pre made bags but you can also order a bag in advance for me to pack until our tree runs out. 🙂

Price: $3

3 days ago

What's your one wish for nature in our city?

The Team from Hamilton City Council

We want to know what you think about nature in our great river city! 🌱

Check out the link, tell us your thoughts and help shape your city.

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2 days ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Hamilton

Monthly AEA Worldwide Web events are held on the third Saturday (Greenwich Mean Time) of each month.
For August it is 8.00 am on Sunday 16th (NZ time).
For newcomers interested in receiving a Zoom invitation for the event, please email aeawebevent@gmail.com.

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