Saint Leonards, Hastings

16 days ago

Who's setting off fireworks tonight?! 😄💥

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Fireworks are a ton of fun but carry real risks that need to be taken seriously. If you plan on lighting some here's some tips to keep everyone in your community safe and happy.

❌ 1. Never light fireworks in dry or windy conditions.

🔥 2. Only use fireworks in wide open areas, away from … View more
Fireworks are a ton of fun but carry real risks that need to be taken seriously. If you plan on lighting some here's some tips to keep everyone in your community safe and happy.

❌ 1. Never light fireworks in dry or windy conditions.

🔥 2. Only use fireworks in wide open areas, away from flammable items such as trees, grasses, gas tanks, and wood.

💦 3. Keep a bucket of water or hose nearby.

👧 4. Children should never light fireworks themselves and need to be supervised closely at all times.

🧰 5. Keep all unlit fireworks in a secure bag or container away from any source of fire until they are ready to be used.

📞 6. Be considerate and let neighbours know if you're planning to set off fireworks. Aim to finish at a reasonable time.

🐱 7. Keep pets comfortable and secure inside. The loud booms and flashing lights can easily scare them off.

🐮 8. Avoid lighting off fireworks around farm animals and be aware of any newborns or elderly neighbours who may also be affected. If possible, change locations to somewhere that minimises any disturbances.

🌿 9. Be a tidy Kiwi and let's work together to keep New Zealand beautiful! Clean up any any rubbish and leave your spot better than you found it.

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17 days ago

The Benefits of Ear Microsuction versus Syringing

Nick Roberts from Ear Suction Hawkes Bay

Extracts from an article by Brenda Lockie-Julian, Registered Nurse; Vorotek Product Specialist; Ear Nurse Clinician Trainer; RN BA MBA.

"Growing interest in Ear Microsuction over the last few years has been driven in part, by client demand as well as Practitioners wanting to adopt an … View more
Extracts from an article by Brenda Lockie-Julian, Registered Nurse; Vorotek Product Specialist; Ear Nurse Clinician Trainer; RN BA MBA.

"Growing interest in Ear Microsuction over the last few years has been driven in part, by client demand as well as Practitioners wanting to adopt an alternative, safer practice than Ear Syringing.

As there is an ever-increasing problem with Syringing complications, Manual Wax Removal not involving liquid has fewer risks and is now becoming more widely practiced. A combination of procedures can be used - cerumenolytic agents, ear curettage and ear microsuction.

Microsuction is generally well tolerated and considered to be a safer and more effective option than syringing. Carried out under direct vision as a "dry" procedure, there is less risk of trauma and infection. It is considered good for soft to moderately hard wax and wax impactions.

NICE guidelines stress that adults should not be offered ear syringing with the following conditions: dermatologic diseases of the ear canal; recurrent otitis externa; keratosis obturans; prior radiation therapy affecting the ear; previous tympanoplasty/myringoplasty, mastoidectomy, or other ear canal surgery. Some of these conditions would be considered safe to treat with Microsuction".

Note: NICE is the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, which is based in the UK.

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17 days ago

Has the time come to ban fireworks?

Marty Sharpe Reporter from Hawke's Bay News

Auckland vet nurse Alice Hayward wants a ban on the sales of fireworks to the public and tighter controls for commercial displays.

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17 days ago

Poll: When do you start Christmas shopping?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Christmas coming up next month, it could be time to start thinking about gift shopping!

Are you one of those lucky people who can whip together some cool gift ideas a few days before, or are you prepared months in advance? When do you start your Christmas shopping? Vote in the poll below.

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When do you start Christmas shopping?
  • 37.1% I start a few months before
    37.1% Complete
  • 23.2% I leave it until the last minute
    23.2% Complete
  • 37.1% Gifts aren't a priority for me
    37.1% Complete
  • 2.6% I do gift shopping on boxing day
    2.6% Complete
1323 votes
17 days ago

Babysitting

Georgia from Havelock North

BABYSITTER AVAILABLE | 22 years old and a Dependable and dedicated Babysitter with experience in babysitting and nannying. I have a car and have a full clean drivers licence. I am looking for some work over the summer in a nannying role or casual babysitting, I am friendly, outgoing and reliable, … View moreBABYSITTER AVAILABLE | 22 years old and a Dependable and dedicated Babysitter with experience in babysitting and nannying. I have a car and have a full clean drivers licence. I am looking for some work over the summer in a nannying role or casual babysitting, I am friendly, outgoing and reliable, and available mornings and nights
My number is 027 677 6479

17 days ago

Windchimes

Marie from Flaxmere

Does Anybody have any Windchimes they no longer Require Please. Happy to Pay for them at the Right Price. Thank You!

17 days ago

We have our winner of the NZ House & Garden House Tours double pass!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

Congratulations to our winner! They'll be heading to the Bay of Islands in February 2020 to attend the House Tour and hopefully partake in some of these awesome activities 🌸 Thank you to all who entered - all of your local hotspots sound amazing and we can't wait to experience some … View moreCongratulations to our winner! They'll be heading to the Bay of Islands in February 2020 to attend the House Tour and hopefully partake in some of these awesome activities 🌸 Thank you to all who entered - all of your local hotspots sound amazing and we can't wait to experience some next year! If you're yet to secure your tickets for the House Tours, you can do so here: www.nzhouseandgardentours.co.nz...

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17 days ago

Women's cricket

Marty Sharpe Reporter from Hawke's Bay News

A group of women - some of whom had an aversion to the game - have formed a social cricket team and are encouraging others to give it a whirl.

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19 days ago

House Tours are back for 2020!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020!

Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines!

Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast … View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020!

Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines!

Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. For the last eleven years, the magazine has handpicked five fabulous locations around the country and this time we are delighted to be heading to the Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin.

For more information and to secure your tickets for an inspiring day out exploring New Zealand's region, please visit our website.
Book now

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21 days ago

Tent Hire?

Pauline from Havelock North

Hi, Does anyone have a 2-3 room tent they would be willing to hire for a week mid-January? Long shot I know, but worth a try!!
Would be pitched at Waimarama bach property to accommodate a special family gathering.... will treat with care and responsibility - and great appreciation!!!

20 days ago

Tent

Marie from Flaxmere

Am Looking for a Reasonably Priced Tent to Buy in Good Condition. Please Pm Pics if Anybody has One there Selling. Thank You

20 days ago

Switch to LEDs for the climate

Andrew Caseley from Gen Less

Kahutara Primary School in Featherston is switching to LEDs. All LEDs are Gen Less bulbs as they use less energy, which ultimately helps halt climate change. If we all got on board and switched now it would make a huge difference
#BeGenLess #GenLessBulbs <
Make the switch

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20 days ago

1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles

Sally from Mayfair

I have recently rediscovered the joys of jigsaws and am hoping there may be people out there who have unwanted ones lying around that they would be interested in giving up.

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