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4 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.

8 hours ago

This week’s AMI Kind Neighbour is Vincent the Teddy Bear, nominated by Eibs O’Leary from Warkworth.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Un-bear-lievable! Check out the awesome set up that won the AMI Kind Neighbour a couple of weeks ago. Have you got a neighbour you'd like to recognise? Nominate them here!

“I would like to nominate and THANK our great neighbour's living at Viv Davie Martin Drive for their creativity… View more
Un-bear-lievable! Check out the awesome set up that won the AMI Kind Neighbour a couple of weeks ago. Have you got a neighbour you'd like to recognise? Nominate them here!

“I would like to nominate and THANK our great neighbour's living at Viv Davie Martin Drive for their creativity and huge effort during lock down. They lifted all our spirits with their daily Teddy bear reenactment on how to keep busy. Each day people came to see what Teddy bear was up to. With keen interest kids in our neighbourhood even gave Teddy a proper name...meet Vincent LOL! It's through times like this that such acts of goodness should be acknowledged and the memories they hold forever treasured. A selected few photos of Vincent's daily lockdown activities "thanks Vincent :)"

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1 day ago

Walkie

Keri from Putaruru

Does anyone 🤔 by any chance have a baby walker thats no longer needed please. Text with details to 02108185936..thank you.

1 day ago

Can you help?

Pip Stephenson from Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society - Rotorua

We’re currently looking for volunteer collectors for our Daffodil Day street appeal in Rotorua 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 Rotorua 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...

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1 day ago

Facts about Fabrics!

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

• The average lifetime of a piece of clothing is approximately 3 years.
• Flax is the earliest known natural textile fabric seen used in about 5000 BC. Flax is the material used to make linen which is seeing a huge come back today in drapery and upholstery.
• Nike (with subsidiary Converse)… View more
• The average lifetime of a piece of clothing is approximately 3 years.
• Flax is the earliest known natural textile fabric seen used in about 5000 BC. Flax is the material used to make linen which is seeing a huge come back today in drapery and upholstery.
• Nike (with subsidiary Converse) is the largest fashion company in the world, with a market value of $105 billion.
• There is evidence that cotton and wool were used to create natural fabrics in about 3000 BC and evidence of silk use in 2500 BC in China.
• China is the largest maker and exporter of silk in the world and has been for 100’s of years.
• The average person buys 60 percent more items of clothing every year and keeps them for about half as long as 15 years ago, generating a huge amount of waste.
• The earliest evidence of fabric textiles has been found in Turkey, Egypt, and Israel.
• The creation of man-made fibres has only been within the last 100 years. Rayon was the first man-made fibre created in 1910 and it was called ‘artificial silk’. Viscose is the most common form of Rayon.
• More than 70 percent of the world's population uses second-hand clothing. About 50 percent of collected shoes and clothing is used as second-hand products. Meanwhile, 20 percent is used to produce polishing and cleaning cloths for various industrial purposes, and 26 percent is recycled for applications such as fibre for insulation products, upholstery, fibreboard, and mattresses.
• Microfibre or Ultrasuede was invented over 20 years ago in Japan. Microfibre is the thinnest of all man-made fibres, even finer than silk. it is 100 times finer than a human hair.
• Acrylic is a man-made fibre that has a soft, wool-like hand, is machine washable and has excellent colour retention. It is often an additive to textiles to take advantage of these properties.
• Nearly 100 percent of textiles and clothing are recyclable.
• Nylon is also man-made and was first produced in 1938. It has high strength, excellent resilience, and superior abrasion resistance. Nylon replaced silk stockings for women in the early part of the 20th century.
• The highest quality cotton comes from Egypt.
• Textiles and shoes make up 12% of landfill sites.
• Bamboo is a grass that has been used to create a fabric that hangs much like a heavy linen. It has natural wicking ability that pulls moisture away from the skin so it can be useful in reducing moisture related odour. It also has natural anti-bacterial qualities. Bamboo grows quickly and does not need pesticides to thrive, making it one of the more sustainable textile sources.

Dirty textiles? We can probably help with that - 0800 579 0501.

1 day ago

Do you know a homegrown hero?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In 2018, a group of Rotorua preschoolers were named as finalists in NZ Gardener's Gardener of the Year awards for their work to restore a local wetland -- good job starting 'em young! Now, NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year.… View moreIn 2018, a group of Rotorua preschoolers were named as finalists in NZ Gardener's Gardener of the Year awards for their work to restore a local wetland -- good job starting 'em young! Now, NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year. So if you know more amazing green thumbs like these neighbours of yours, here's how you can nominate them for this award: www.stuff.co.nz...

3 days ago

Reduce work travel

EECA

Travel a lot with work? Live more with less energy. Save valuable time and money by connecting digitally instead, and stop burning all that fuel. Find out more

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7 days ago

Delivered groceries

Jakz from Putaruru

To the person who delivered 2 bags of groceries to a house in Putaruru yesterday are u sure u got the right address. Please message me and tell me who you are and where they were meant to go. Thanks

4 days ago

Celebrate 30 years of Daffodil Day with us

Cancer Society

At every Cancer Society office around the country, you’ll find a caring team that supports, informs and empowers those facing cancer and their whānau.

Later this month we’ll be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day, the most important day in our fundraising calendar. A day … View more
At every Cancer Society office around the country, you’ll find a caring team that supports, informs and empowers those facing cancer and their whānau.

Later this month we’ll be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day, the most important day in our fundraising calendar. A day that relies on the support of more than 11,000 volunteers.

Money raised goes towards support services, education and awareness programmes, and to fund vital research into the causes and treatments of all types of cancers.

Our 30th Daffodil Day is on Friday 28th August.

Please support the superhero volunteers in your neighborhood with a donation to the Cancer Society, donate online at daffodilday.org.nz or at your local ANZ branch.
Donate now

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4 days ago

Packing boxes wanted

Neville from Kawaha Point

We are moving house and need a lot of cardboard packing boxes. Can any body help?

Free

4 days ago

7 SEPTEMBER : GREY POWER ROTORUA HOSTS PUBLIC MEETING ON REFERENDUM TOPICS

Miriam Ruberl from Grey Power Rotorua

The Grey Power Rotorua Association Inc acts as an advocate on behalf of seniors on those matters that affect them to local, national and government policy-making bodies. We also create opportunities for our members to inform themselves and participate in such advocacy. We are not aligned with any… View moreThe Grey Power Rotorua Association Inc acts as an advocate on behalf of seniors on those matters that affect them to local, national and government policy-making bodies. We also create opportunities for our members to inform themselves and participate in such advocacy. We are not aligned with any political organisation or other lobby group other than the Federation of Grey Power Associations.

There is a lot of interest, confusion and misinformation around these topics, and your vote will be important, so this is an opportunity to hear a variety of points of view.

At the time of this notice the following have accepted the invitation :
Legalisation & Control of Cannabis Bill
Nandor Tanczos, independent
Patrick Walsh, Principal, Jean Paul College

End of Life Choice Act
Heather Major, independent
Mary Panko,President,End of Life Choice Soc.
Renée Joubert, CEO, Euthanasia-Free NZ

ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. We welcome new members, and for details of how to join and information about the Grey Power Electricity discounts available exclusively to members, regular outings, forums, and getting involved, visit our website, or call in to our office (immediately behind Age Concern) at 1333 Eruera St,, 11-2 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

WHEN : MONDAY 7 SEPTEMBER, AT 1PM
WHERE : LINTON PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE, 16 Kamahi Place, Pukehangi

4 days ago

10 August MEET THE ELECTION CANDIDATES 2PM and 7pm

Miriam Ruberl from Grey Power Rotorua

The Grey Power Rotorua Association Inc acts as an advocate on behalf of seniors on those matters that affect them to local, national and government policy-making bodies. We also create opportunities for our members to inform themselves and participate in such advocacy. We are not aligned with any… View moreThe Grey Power Rotorua Association Inc acts as an advocate on behalf of seniors on those matters that affect them to local, national and government policy-making bodies. We also create opportunities for our members to inform themselves and participate in such advocacy. We are not aligned with any political organisation or other lobby group other than the Federation of Grey Power Associations.

At the time of this notice the following candidates have accepted Grey Power Rotorua's invitation to give their responses to five pre-notified questions regarding superannuation, the Rates Rebate Scheme, access to health services and disability access, establishing the office of a Commissioner for Seniors, and their views on what the term "economic recovery" means to them and their Party.

ROTORUA ELECTORATE
Alan Tane Solomon, New Conservatives
Claire Mahon, Labour
Fletcher Tabuteau, NZ First
Kaya Sparks, Greens
Pete Kirkwood, ACT
Todd McClay, National

WAIARIKI ELECTORATE
Hannah Tamaki, Vision NZ

On 10 August, YOU will have two opportunities to hear the candidates, 2pm and 7pm, at Linton Park Community Centre. Candidates will speak at both sessions, so you are welcome to attend both, or the one the fits in better with your timetable.

ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. We welcome new members, and for details of how to join and information about the Grey Power Electricity discounts available exclusively to members, regular outings, forums, and getting involved, visit our website, or call in to our office (immediately behind Age Concern) at 1333 Eruera St,, 11-2 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

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5 days ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💞

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From paying it forward in line at a cafe to giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From paying it forward in line at a cafe to giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: Buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food bank, build a free community library for your street, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

This month’s theme also coincides with Random Acts of Kindness Day (New Zealand) which is coming up on September 1st.

Let us know how you’re spreading kindness in your community by tagging us in your posts + using the following hashtag so we can see what you get up to:

#NSNZrandomactsofkindness

5 days ago

Are you getting our free gardening tips every week?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Subscribe to our e-zine Get Growing. In this week’s issue we show how to grow potatoes in containers in time for Christmas. Plus grow your own sprouts, build homes for geckos and skinks, leave frosted plants alone, collect free rainwater and let lachenalias set seed.

Meet some gardening … View more
Subscribe to our e-zine Get Growing. In this week’s issue we show how to grow potatoes in containers in time for Christmas. Plus grow your own sprouts, build homes for geckos and skinks, leave frosted plants alone, collect free rainwater and let lachenalias set seed.

Meet some gardening superheroes and nominate a greenfingered good sort to be the Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year. Plus go in the draw for copies of NZ House & Garden’s August issue.

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5 days ago

Getting dew on your windows?

RetroFit Double Glazing - Bay of Plenty

It’s still pretty cold at night and the early mornings. If you have single glazing, you will really notice the temperature drops and sometimes dew on your windows. Think about retrofit double glazing along with good ventilation you can reduce the chances of condensation forming. Get a free … View moreIt’s still pretty cold at night and the early mornings. If you have single glazing, you will really notice the temperature drops and sometimes dew on your windows. Think about retrofit double glazing along with good ventilation you can reduce the chances of condensation forming. Get a 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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