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8 hours ago

How to Stop Your Pet from Destroying Your Blinds

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

From a dog’s point of view, blinds are just an obstacle keeping them from the window. When there’s a something outside, the blinds just become a casualty of the resulting frenzy to get out there. Keep blinds raised part-way to allow your pup to see out and avoid wreckage. Avoid this issue by … View moreFrom a dog’s point of view, blinds are just an obstacle keeping them from the window. When there’s a something outside, the blinds just become a casualty of the resulting frenzy to get out there. Keep blinds raised part-way to allow your pup to see out and avoid wreckage. Avoid this issue by teaching your dog to stay calm in exciting situations.

Many dogs, especially as puppies, will chew on anything in sight. If your blinds have become your pets teething stick, it’s because he doesn’t have anything else to chew on. Deter dogs from gnawing on blinds by spraying slats with sour apple spray (available at pet stores). It smells and tastes terrible to dogs but is neutral to humans.

When you’re away from home, keep your dog in a safe room and give them special toys that are otherwise hidden away. Treat-filled toys and meat flavoured bones are especially appealing. With these toys to keep them preoccupied, they won’t think twice about the blinds.


Dogs can be like children, they have a lot of energy and it will find a way out whether you provide it or not. With this in mind, give your dog an opportunity to tire themselves out and your home might not become a race track.


What are the pet-friendliest window dressings?


Try vertical blinds. Furry friends can nudge slats out of the way to see out the window and they’ll fall back into place afterwards. If pets chew on blind slats, you can order individual replacements instead of getting a whole new set. If pet hair and grime are a problem, just wipe them clean with soap and water.


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16 hours ago

A new way to live

Ryman Healthcare Limited

It’s a time for fine-tuning your skills and pushing the boundaries, catching up with your mates and heading off on new adventures at the drop of a hat! No, we’re not talking about your 20s, we’re talking about your retirement.

Ross’ retirement saw the beginning of his musical journey … View more
It’s a time for fine-tuning your skills and pushing the boundaries, catching up with your mates and heading off on new adventures at the drop of a hat! No, we’re not talking about your 20s, we’re talking about your retirement.

Ross’ retirement saw the beginning of his musical journey where his passion quickly evolved from making music, to crafting guitars. It all started when Ross and some mates joined a music group where the camaraderie and togetherness were just as important as the music.

Living in a Ryman village, Ross can continue living life to the full in his retirement because they are places where you don’t retire from life, you find a new way to live .
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4 days ago

Strong Boxes for packing

Jane Neighbourly Lead from Owhata

Does anyone have nice strong boxes for packing clothes and breakable ornaments or know where I can get free ones.ph 021968858 Jane.

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3 days ago

occasional lounge chairs

Coleen from Ngongotaha

Hi I would like to buy two occasional matching lounge chairs in good condition. Thankyou in advance.

2 days ago

What is you body reflecting back at you?

Lynne from Cherrybarn Bowen

So here's a question.
What stories is your mind telling you or replaying?
very time you notice.

That ache again
The tight jaw
Your energy dropping
The scratchy throat....… View more
So here's a question.
What stories is your mind telling you or replaying?
very time you notice.

That ache again
The tight jaw
Your energy dropping
The scratchy throat....

Is there a pattern?

If there is then next time do the opposite to what you brain is feeling.
Stretch.
Relax the jaw and smile.
Stand up and move, get outside and walk, jump up and down if it feels right.
Do something you enjoy.

It's the old saying "mind over matter"

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3 days ago

Have you seen this amazing garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

They had a vision for their property, but they also had three floods in 20 years. That didn't stop them pursuing the garden of their dreams though.

3 days ago

DIY Double Glazing with Insulation Film

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

Window insulation film works on the same principle as standard double glazing by creating a layer of still air in front of the glass that acts as insulation. DIY window insulation kits consist of clear plastic film for attaching to wooden window sashes or frames using double-sided adhesive tape. … View moreWindow insulation film works on the same principle as standard double glazing by creating a layer of still air in front of the glass that acts as insulation. DIY window insulation kits consist of clear plastic film for attaching to wooden window sashes or frames using double-sided adhesive tape. They cost a fraction of the price of double glazing yet offer good performance in reducing heat loss and condensation in your home, as well as preventing your sills and window dressings from going mouldy. You can pick up a kit from your local Mitre 10 or Bunnings.

Window insulation film is only designed to last one season, but it may remain intact for several years if your windows are in good condition and the film is undisturbed. Just be aware that adhesive tape used on the film may leave a stain if you leave it on for longer than one season.

Tips for installing
Installing DIY window insulation film is relatively easy – you only need a pair of scissors and a hair dryer.
• Make sure your window frames are dry and the paint is in good condition to avoid condensation forming inside the air gap.
• For wooden windows, applying a bead of sealant like silicone along the glass edge will further reduce the risk of moisture creeping into the air gap.
• Make sure your window pane is clean and streak free before putting the insulation up.

Step 1: Clean the Window
Clean the window thoroughly with an ammonia-based window cleaner and wipe it dry using a squeegee. Make sure that all of the window cleaner is wiped off, as it will dissolve the adhesive on the window film.

Step 2: Wet the glass with a light spray of water and baby shampoo
Fill a spray bottle with water and add a couple of drops of baby shampoo. Spray the mixture onto the window. This mixture helps the film stick to the window but still lets you slide the film around so you can fit it properly into the corners before the mixture dries.

Step 3: Measure and trim the film to size
Measure the window to see how large an area you need to cover, allowing at least two centimetres overlap for all four sides. Roll the window film out onto a flat horizontal surface and trim to size. Before you put the film on the window, start peeling the backing off the sticky side of the film. Use masking tape on both sides of one corner to get the peeling started.

Step 4: Put the window film onto the window
Once you’ve peeled off the top five to ten centimetres of backing, move the film up to the surface of the window. Start by putting the top two corners in place. Once the film is sitting in a good position you can slowly start to take the rest of the backing off.



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4 days ago

Your Big Mac, ordered from here.

McDonald's

New Zealand’s lush green pastures and temperate climate means our country produces some of the world’s best beef.

New Zealand is one of McDonald’s top ten beef-producing markets and it’s such a hit with the rest of the world that a significant percentage of NZ’s beef exports are to … View more
New Zealand’s lush green pastures and temperate climate means our country produces some of the world’s best beef.

New Zealand is one of McDonald’s top ten beef-producing markets and it’s such a hit with the rest of the world that a significant percentage of NZ’s beef exports are to international McDonald’s markets.

We partner with many Kiwi farmers who produce our beef, including Whangara Farms which was the first beef farm outside of Europe to be invited to the McDonald’s Flagship Farmers programme.

ANZCO Foods, based in the small Taranaki town of Waitara, are responsible for making our 100% beef patties. About 90% of the staff at the Waitara plant are locals and they manage to produce around half a million patties each day.

Our quality beef cuts are minced and that’s it. No additives or fillers, just mince that is formed in patties, before they’re flash-frozen and sent to restaurants.
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4 days ago

Mother's Day

NumberWorks'nWords Rotorua

Thank you to all our amazing mums from the team at NumberWorks'nWords.

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5 days ago

Ngongotaha Western Road detour delayed

Lynn Benfell from Progress Ngongotaha-Kokiri Ngongotaha Inc.

Progress Ngongotaha Inc has received the following for your information. For further details check online or 0800 number details below. Thank you.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises the planned detour for Ngongotaha bound traffic is delayed until Tuesday 11 May, weather permitting, due to … View more
Progress Ngongotaha Inc has received the following for your information. For further details check online or 0800 number details below. Thank you.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises the planned detour for Ngongotaha bound traffic is delayed until Tuesday 11 May, weather permitting, due to unsuitable weather conditions for sealing the new State Highway 5 slip lane.

Contractors have been working hard to get the slip lane road surface prepared so it could be sealed in time for the detour. The cooler weather has meant it's too damp to proceed and the surface needs to be left over the weekend before being sealed on Monday.

If it's still too damp on Monday, our contractors will lay a temporary seal to allow the detour to go ahead Tuesday and limit any more delays to the programme. If our contractors have to lay a temporary seal, they will go back when the weather is better suited for laying new road surface, possibly October.

In the meantime, our contractors are focused on Tuesday as the 'go live' day for the detour and we apologise for any confusion caused.

Keep up to date with:
Traffic updates: journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic
Facebook: facebook.com/NZTAWaikatoBOP
Twitter: twitter.com/WakakotahiWaiBOP
Journey Planner: journeys.nzta.govt.nz
Phone: 0800 4 HIGHWAYS 0800 44 44 49
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5 days ago

Youth Week

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Rotorua

Happy Youth week Aotearoa 💚

Youth Week celebrates young people's valuable contributions to their communities. Our vision is make Aotearoa the best place in the world to be young!

Find out more about what we do!

#dinglefoundation #youthweek #aotearoa #empoweringyouth #empoweringrangtahi … View more
Happy Youth week Aotearoa 💚

Youth Week celebrates young people's valuable contributions to their communities. Our vision is make Aotearoa the best place in the world to be young!

Find out more about what we do!

#dinglefoundation #youthweek #aotearoa #empoweringyouth #empoweringrangtahi #stars #careernavigator #projectk #overcomingobstacles

7 days ago

Great weather for drying curtains!

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

The weather this week has been perfect for getting these curtains dry and back home nice and quickly!

7 days ago

KNITTING FOR COOL KIDS ROTORUA MAY TERM DELIVERY IS HAPPENING!

Miriam from Pukehangi - Mangakakahi

Kia ora Tatou ! This is to let you wonderful people who have donated yarn and done knitting for this Kaupapa that this week 10 of our members are generously giving their time to deliver 773 packs of beanies, scarves, slippers and mittens to new entrants at 19 local decile 1, 2 and 3 schools ! Just… View moreKia ora Tatou ! This is to let you wonderful people who have donated yarn and done knitting for this Kaupapa that this week 10 of our members are generously giving their time to deliver 773 packs of beanies, scarves, slippers and mittens to new entrants at 19 local decile 1, 2 and 3 schools ! Just in time after that first frost, and one of your kiddies or grandies may well be coming home with such a pack!

We always welcome donations of yarn, new crafts people who knit and crochet, and those who might not do the latter but can donate some time and effort to making this happen again in 2022! Get in touch and we will collect your donation or give you a drop off point.

You can find us on Facebook, we are have a general pubic group, and a crafters' group with patterns and shared experience. Importantly, though, not all our crafters are on Facebook, so feel free to get in touch and join in, if that's you.

Nga Mihi, Miriam Ruberl, Coordinator

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7 days ago

Poll: Which is your preferred method of inducing sleep?

Beds 4 U Rotorua

Choose an option below, or if not listed in the options then comment below what your routine is before going to bed to get a good night's sleep!

Which is your preferred method of inducing sleep?
  • 27.5% Listen to soothing music
    27.5% Complete
  • 59.1% Read a book
    59.1% Complete
  • 7.6% Meditate
    7.6% Complete
  • 5.8% Have a cup of chamomile tea
    5.8% Complete
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