Levin, Levin

43 minutes ago

Two-week stay in dirty, bug-infested MIQ room 'unbelievable'

Rachel Moore Reporter from Horowhenua Mail

A Levin man is stunned after a nightmare MIQ stay saw him forced to spend two weeks in a grubby, bug-infested hotel room – with a $3100 bill to cap it all off. What do you think?

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1 minute ago

What's On: Healing, Wellbeing & Spirituality

Peri from Otaki District

Ōtaki Healing & Wellbeing Expo with a sprinkle of Spirituality. Variety of awesome stalls. Free entry event, Saturday,
Healing, Wellbeing & Spirituality
  • Ōtaki Memorial Hall
9 hours ago

Looking for some cooking inspiration?

Stuff

Look no further! Join Sam Mannering on Thursday the 23rd of September and cook your dinner along with him.

What’s on the menu? Sam is going to teach you how to make curry from scratch, and for dessert, a tarte tatin.

Get in quick because seats are limited!
Register now

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1 day ago

Do you have questions about your spring garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, … View more
Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, you can submit it (now, or during the chat) at the link below. Then tune in today, Sept 17, at 3pm.

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1 day ago

Snap crackle pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop Levin

Give some plain store-bought pots a fresh new look using Resene FX Crackle effect. Use Resene FX Crackle effect to give a shabby chic look with on-trend paint colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

Things to Consider When Exploring Blind & Curtain Ideas

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Levin

Hoping to buy blinds or curtains but feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the choices? You might walk into a store with great curtain ideas but it’s easy to lose focus when you see all the options on the shelves.
Did you know that blinds and curtains can be energy efficient? Did you know there are… View more
Hoping to buy blinds or curtains but feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the choices? You might walk into a store with great curtain ideas but it’s easy to lose focus when you see all the options on the shelves.
Did you know that blinds and curtains can be energy efficient? Did you know there are more types of blinds that the typical shutters? There’s so much to consider!

To help you narrow down your options, here are some tips to pick the right blinds and curtains that work best for you:

1. Colour
Your choice of colour will be among the main priorities when choosing the ideal blinds or window curtains. Getting the wrong colour can ruin the aesthetic value of the whole room.
The wrong colours on the wrong windows can also lead to quick degradation. If you use strong colours like blood red on windows where the sun shines often, the colours could fade quickly. Go around this by choosing blinds or curtains with nude or neutral light colours, ensuring they’ll still look good even after fading a bit.

2. Measurements
Your second step is to make sure you get the right measurements. The general rule of thumb is that your blinds or curtain panels should be longer and wider than your windows. Drapes should go down to the floor.

If you want to make your windows and walls look bigger than they are, include a few inches above the window. Hanging your curtains 4-5 inches above the window frame creates an illusion of length.


3. Material
Blinds come in all shapes and sizes. Generic blinds like shutters or slats use aluminium or wood. Sheers use glass and these are great if you want to filter out light and striking glares in the room.

Curtains, on the other hand, come in too many options. Most use cotton, wool, silk, and linen. Thicker curtain fabric is great if you want to control temperature and prevent bright light from seeping into the room. Lighter fabric is better when you want to keep the airflow circulating.

Material choice will also affect your budget. It goes without saying that the stronger and more functional materials will cost more.

4. Style
Getting the right fabric, right measurements, and the right colour won’t do you much good if the style of the blinds or curtains doesn’t click with your personal preferences.

There are a lot of stylistic blinds and curtain ideas to choose from. Do you want to stick with plain colours and a sleek design for a modern look? Will you go for deep colours, embroidery, and frills for a Victorian or Edwardian aesthetic?

Blinds can be boring, white with no style at all, or as unique as vertical sheers using rotating glass materials.

5. Ease of Use
Generic blinds are easy to use; you have one line to pull to open or shut the blinds and another line to rotate the individual panels. Cheap curtains require you to pull them open by hand and then tie them manually but you may find a few affordable choices with their own rope.

In short, make sure you check if the curtains and blinds are easy to use. You don’t want to spend more time than you have to only to open your window and look outside.

6. Safety for Kids and Pets
Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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2 days ago

We are open!

Hilton Brown Swimming

And we want you and your family to be able to have fun in the water and swim with confidence. We are open and operating under Level 2 Delta guidelines.

Touch base with us today to book in for your FREE trial swimming lesson.

The Free Trial lesson is open to all new customers.
Find out more

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2 days ago

The Equine World is coming to Taupō!

Equifest

The equestrian event of the year, Equifest is back. Returning to Taupō 29 – 31 October 2021, Equifest promised three exciting days of education, shopping, competition and nightshows.

From professionals to enthusiasts of all disciplines, riding levels and ages, together we can … View more
The equestrian event of the year, Equifest is back. Returning to Taupō 29 – 31 October 2021, Equifest promised three exciting days of education, shopping, competition and nightshows.

From professionals to enthusiasts of all disciplines, riding levels and ages, together we can connect, learn and power the industry.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets and get ready to celebrate everything we love about horses!
Find out more

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3 days ago

Four injured, one critically, after truck crash north of Levin

Rachel Moore Reporter from Horowhenua Mail

Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 1, near Kawiu Rd, just north of Levin about 8.40am on Wednesday.
Two ambulances and the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter had been at the scene and five people were treated, including a child who had serious injuries.

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3 days ago

Fostering Kindness at Julia Wallace

Julia Wallace Retirement Village

Jill says working at Julia Wallace Village has been a joy.

Read about the Village Manager's story below.

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3 days ago

Heavy rain causes disruptions in wider Manawatū

Rachel Moore Reporter from Horowhenua Mail

Manawatū is soaking after a downpour left roads underwater and a main traffic link closed due to slips, and more wet weather is forecast for the region. Was your neighbourhood flooded?

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3 days ago

Moving Home Garage Sale , Saturday 18th. Sept.

Tyrone from Otaki District

Garage sale, 24 Taylors Road, Otaki. 9am to 1pm.
A bit of everything. Household goods including Fridge, small freezer, washing machine. Covid compliant, please bring masks and scan in

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3 days ago

Moving Home Garage Sale , Saturday 18th. Sept.

Tyrone from Otaki District

Garage sale. 24 Taylors Road, Otaki. 9am to 1pm
Household goods . A bit of everything. Including Fridge, small freezer, washing machine. Covid compliant. Please bring masks and scan in.

Negotiable

3 days ago

Noticed anything different?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, we've given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means 'the many principles and actions of being a community' and we think it's a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Are you … View more
It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, we've given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means 'the many principles and actions of being a community' and we think it's a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Are you keen to dive straight into te wiki? Here's a video by our mates at Stuff showing five te reo words that every person from across the motu (country) needs to know.

For more coverage on Māori language week, click the 'See more' button below.

Ngā manaakitanga!
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4 days ago

Furniture Repairs

Louise from Levin

Wanted...someone who can fix one of my "nest of tables". As per picture part of underside of table at corner has lifted. Any handy persons out there who can repair it please.

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