Hamilton Lake, Hamilton

36 minutes 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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13 hours ago

Anti-Covid border between Raglan and Hamilton 'should be investigated' - mayor

Jack from Melville

"Hamilton mayor Paula Southgate says she wants to investigate the feasibility of setting up border controls between the city and Raglan, an ongoing Covid hotspot."
Good one. Why should we lose freedoms due to science deniers refusing vaccines and offering YouTubes as "research"?… View more
"Hamilton mayor Paula Southgate says she wants to investigate the feasibility of setting up border controls between the city and Raglan, an ongoing Covid hotspot."
Good one. Why should we lose freedoms due to science deniers refusing vaccines and offering YouTubes as "research"?
www.stuff.co.nz...

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1 day ago

NZ Post Couriers

Alan from Glenview

NZ Post Couriers would have to be the worst courier company for service in NZ. On Saturday we had a parcel which had been sent per NZ Post Couriers delivered to our letter box, not by NZ Post but by a person who had found it on the road a kilometre away! With it a note: Courier dropped on road, … View moreNZ Post Couriers would have to be the worst courier company for service in NZ. On Saturday we had a parcel which had been sent per NZ Post Couriers delivered to our letter box, not by NZ Post but by a person who had found it on the road a kilometre away! With it a note: Courier dropped on road, Homestead Place. I have tried to contact NZ Post Couriers per phone to no avail. I rang the 0800 number and was directed to a series of numbers, but nothing for complaints. I then tried their website and found a section for feedback. They said that they would not answer feedback but I decided to write something anyway but the comment box only allowed me to enter one line. Obviously they don't want complaints. I will in future not deal with NZ companies who intend to send my goods per NZ Post Couriers. Meanwhile, many thanks to the kind and honest person in Homestead Place who took the trouble to deliver the parcel.

11 hours ago

Recycle reuse and relove

Red Cross Frankton from Red Cross Shop Frankton

Heres some exciting range of furniture with a price tag that suits your pocket.

12 hours ago

Contactless Shopping

Red Cross Frankton from Red Cross Shop Frankton

We at the red cross now have contactless shopping available here in our frankton shop.
Between the hours of 9am to 4:30pm from monday to friday
and from 9am to 1pm saturday closed on sunday.
Our shop contact number is 07 846 0492
our shop email is Shop.frankton@redcross.org.nz

15 hours 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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17 hours ago

An Insight into Viscose

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

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.



Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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17 hours ago

Polythene sheet

Glen from Pirongia - Karamu

I have a significant amount of polythene sheet available, left over from covering some building work. Has some cuts through it which can easily be taped if required. Ideal for garden bed prep or kids slide on a bank in summer etc. majority is 4m wide and various lengths. Contactless pickup.or can … View moreI have a significant amount of polythene sheet available, left over from covering some building work. Has some cuts through it which can easily be taped if required. Ideal for garden bed prep or kids slide on a bank in summer etc. majority is 4m wide and various lengths. Contactless pickup.or can pickup in level 2 eventually.

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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.
Find out more

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1 day ago

We Love swimming

Hilton Brown Swimming

And we can’t wait till we get back to doing what we do best – teaching swimming! We will reopen when the Government announces that it is safe to do so.

We help babies, children and adults feel confident in and around the water and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment … View more
And we can’t wait till we get back to doing what we do best – teaching swimming! We will reopen when the Government announces that it is safe to do so.

We help babies, children and adults feel confident in and around the water and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all.

Touch base with us today to book in for your Free trial lesson. We have locations in both Albany and Hobsonville. The Free Trial lesson is open to all new customers.
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1 day ago

A vibrant lifestyle awaits at Awatere.

Oceania Healthcare

Situated near the picturesque Waikato River, you’ll discover a thriving, close-knit community at Awatere Village.

With our brand new apartments and community centre opening soon, it will be even easier to make new friends and live the lifestyle you want – from enjoying a group class at … View more
Situated near the picturesque Waikato River, you’ll discover a thriving, close-knit community at Awatere Village.

With our brand new apartments and community centre opening soon, it will be even easier to make new friends and live the lifestyle you want – from enjoying a group class at the gym, catch-up chats at our on-site café, or a friendly game of bowls on the green.

And, since every modern apartment comes with all the space and stylish fittings you need, there’s nothing you won’t love about your brand new home. Though you will have to leave it at some point because, as a welcome gift, we’re giving away a $5,000 luxury holiday with every apartment sold from the floor plans in October and November*.

With these architecturally designed apartments due for completion in May 2022, it’s never been a better time to make Awatere home. To learn more, call Kylie on 0800 333 688.

* Terms and conditions apply, including eligibility criteria. Limited time offer. Offer only applies to applications for independent living apartments at Awatere, Hamilton. Holiday vouchers valued at $5000 will be provided for use with a third party service provider. Only one voucher per apartment. Vouchers are non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Full terms and conditions available at https://www.oceaniahealthcare.co.nz/current-offers.
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1 day ago

Mans Watch New Never used or worn

Danny from Glenview

Mans Watch . never used


Pickup in Pelorus street
Contact me with you phone number

Price: $15

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1 day ago

🏡HAMILTON & WAIPA - Property Stats🏡

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson from Cary Ralph - Ray White Hamilton City

📢|| The Word on the Street || 📢
Hamilton & Waipa district residential property statistics for September 2021 tell us:
✔ The property climate is still very buoyant.
✔ The median price trend increase remains steady.
✔ The median days to sell has been improving over the last 18 … View more
📢|| The Word on the Street || 📢
Hamilton & Waipa district residential property statistics for September 2021 tell us:
✔ The property climate is still very buoyant.
✔ The median price trend increase remains steady.
✔ The median days to sell has been improving over the last 18 months, and have now stabilised due to Covid-19 restriction levels.
✔ Once restrictions lift in Auckland and Waikato we expect buyer interest levels to increase.
What does this mean for you? 🤔
It means, NOW is the perfect time to appraise and list your property! 🏡 Call NOW!
📲 021 139-4000
🌏www.caryralph.co.nz

1 day ago

Happy National Gardening Week! 👩‍🌾🍅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our … View more
This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our hapori.

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5 days ago

Do police need to tighten the Auckland-Waikato border case cases rise?

Todd Niall Reporter from Community News

Kia ora neighbours, With Covid-19 daily cases in Auckland forecast to double, police won't say whether boundary controls have tightened since rural locals reported higher volumes of traffic on cross-boundary back roads. Read the story below:

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