Waikato Hospital, 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

37 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 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.

14 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
● Scheduling future posts, great way to save time!
● Premium location on the featured business carousel

*T&C’s apply.
Sign up now

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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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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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3 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

If you'd like to receive Blueprint in your inbox each week, subscribe here.
Read Now

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3 days ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

This week’s issue we say there should be a parsley plant near every kitchen door. It’s time to harvest sprouting broccoli, compile your spring seed list, sow Florence fennel, choose tomatoes wisely and check germinating seedlings every day.

Follow this month’s guide to plants to sow and grow… View more
This week’s issue we say there should be a parsley plant near every kitchen door. It’s time to harvest sprouting broccoli, compile your spring seed list, sow Florence fennel, choose tomatoes wisely and check germinating seedlings every day.

Follow this month’s guide to plants to sow and grow and make a feeding station for native birds. Plus go in the draw for strawberry packs from Tui and copies of NZ Gardener’s August issue.

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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3 days ago

Professional Window Cleaner

Tom from A Glass Act

A Glass Act Window Cleaning Services is Hamilton’s newest dedicated window cleaners, for all your window cleaning needs.

Also available for Solar Panel cleaning.

Based in Central Hamilton, but available for all the surrounding areas

If you are ending a tenancy, selling or just moved in, we … View more
A Glass Act Window Cleaning Services is Hamilton’s newest dedicated window cleaners, for all your window cleaning needs.

Also available for Solar Panel cleaning.

Based in Central Hamilton, but available for all the surrounding areas

If you are ending a tenancy, selling or just moved in, we give your windows the glow and shine they deserve.

Commercial and residential properties - external and internal - glass balustrades

Free quotes available - Competitive rates

Check out our website www.aglassact.co.nz...
Our Facebook page A Glass Act NZ
tom@aglassact.co.nz
Or call or message 0211 508 925

Cheers

Tom Ashcroft

3 days ago

Aluminium & Timber Retrofit double glazing

RetroFit Double Glazing - Waikato

If you’re thinking about retrofit double glazing, whether it is timber or aluminium we can retrofit both. Get your free measure and quote here and our local consultants can walk you through the process with a tailored solution to suit your home. Or call us on 0800 658 658.

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