Kairanga, Kairanga

1 day ago

chest freezer, 200ltr or smaller

Kirsten from Foxton

I am looking for a chest freezer, that works please

13 hours 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

An Insight into Viscose

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Palmerston North

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.



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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 want you and your family to love it as well!

We are open and running lessons under Delta level 2 guidelines. 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 … View more
And we want you and your family to love it as well!

We are open and running lessons under Delta level 2 guidelines. 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. The Free Trial lesson is open to all new customers.
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1 day ago

String of Turtles Cuttings

Michel from Takaro

Good growth from another plants, just grown in pot with sunlight and misting.
Pick up palmy preferred.
A cutting to fit into a snack snap lock bag with sphagnum moss (see photos)

Price: $15

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1 day ago

Sewing machine

Yemi from West End

Just wondering if anyone has got a sewing machine somewhere around the house that they are not using & would like to sell.
My 12year old daughter is learning how to sew and would appreciate if she can get a cheaper/free sewing machine. Kindly message me if you've got one.Thanks.

1 day ago

Free piano

Daina from Feilding

Still available for free small tidy piano.

Free

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2 days ago

Work wanted

Darrien from Roslyn - Terrace End

Labouring work required by 52 year old Male.
Kitchenhand/dish washer, brick laying, furniture removal, landscaping section clearing or laundry helper.
Hard working and reliable.
Physically fit so I dont mind physically demanding labour.
Flexible to work any hours day or night.
If you have … View more
Labouring work required by 52 year old Male.
Kitchenhand/dish washer, brick laying, furniture removal, landscaping section clearing or laundry helper.
Hard working and reliable.
Physically fit so I dont mind physically demanding labour.
Flexible to work any hours day or night.
If you have work you would like a hand with please call any time.
Available for early starts Monday to Friday.
I have no qualifications or drivers license.
I am avail for work immediately
Please phone Darrien on 02108690801
No txt messaging please.

29 days ago

Covid Champion helping his community with 3D printed solution to fogging glasses when wearing masks

Paul Mitchell Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Hey Neighbours,
Windfarm technician Ben Robertson has dedicated all his spare time to 3D printing nose clips to prevent glasses from fogging up when wearing masks, and getting them out to anyone in the community who needs them.

Lets know if there's anyone else out there you think deserves … View more
Hey Neighbours,
Windfarm technician Ben Robertson has dedicated all his spare time to 3D printing nose clips to prevent glasses from fogging up when wearing masks, and getting them out to anyone in the community who needs them.

Lets know if there's anyone else out there you think deserves recognition for their kindness and selflessness when times get tough.

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2 days ago

Did you know that Insulation has great noise reducing qualities?

EnergySmart - Palmerston North

Not only is Insulation a great way at keeping your home warm and energy efficient, but it can also help reduce noise travelling through your home!
The dense structure of Insulation helps absorb both airborne and impact noise throughout the home.

Airborne noise is noise that travels throughout … View more
Not only is Insulation a great way at keeping your home warm and energy efficient, but it can also help reduce noise travelling through your home!
The dense structure of Insulation helps absorb both airborne and impact noise throughout the home.

Airborne noise is noise that travels throughout the air, such as traffic, TV noise, dogs barking and voices. Impact noise is vibrations that are carried through the house, such as footsteps, washing machine vibrations etc.

Fiberglass and wool insulation are the best types of insulation for reducing airborne and impact noise due to their many fibrous layers.

You can see our full range of insulation on our website:

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3 days ago

Looking for a job?

Competenz

Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our … View more
Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our CV Builder tool to create a professional CV with the right information to get the attention of employers.

Check out our CV builder here. Or keep an eye on our Job Board for new opportunities!
Check out our Job Board

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3 days ago

How important is sustainability to you?

Stuff from Neighbourly Nz

Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchersView more
Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchers from the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
Find out more

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7 days ago

Funky Foxton Auction

Sue & Murray from Foxton Beach

FUNKY FOXTON AUCTION

ARTITUDE with COLOUR and COFFEE are counting down to the AUCTION of the fabulous brightly coloured Pop Art painting of FOXTON'S FUNKIEST LANDMARK'S on SUNDAY 17th October starting at 1pm at TE AWAHOU NIEUWE STROOM in Foxton.
We can now announce the charity that … View more
FUNKY FOXTON AUCTION

ARTITUDE with COLOUR and COFFEE are counting down to the AUCTION of the fabulous brightly coloured Pop Art painting of FOXTON'S FUNKIEST LANDMARK'S on SUNDAY 17th October starting at 1pm at TE AWAHOU NIEUWE STROOM in Foxton.
We can now announce the charity that is to be the lucky recipient. Drum roli COMMUNITY HEALTH SHUTTLE
run by the
FOXTON BEACH COMMUNITY CENTRE
The shuttle covers both Foxton and Foxton Beach and is a very important service for both areas.

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