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16 hours ago

Love your compost? Pimp it up to win great prizes for your garden!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

To celebrate National Gardening Week (October 17-25), Yates have partnered with NZ Gardener to give away some fantastic prizes to some of the most inspirational compost builders in the country. Show us your compost setup, whether it’s tiny or huge, and the best looking compost … View more
Dear neighbours,

To celebrate National Gardening Week (October 17-25), Yates have partnered with NZ Gardener to give away some fantastic prizes to some of the most inspirational compost builders in the country. Show us your compost setup, whether it’s tiny or huge, and the best looking compost wins 1 of 9 Compost Kits (RRP $319 each).

So email through your best tip for successful compost and one photo of your composting setup to loveyourgarden@yates.co.nz by August 26, 2022 to be in to win.

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2 hours ago

What's On: REMINDER- WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with highly talented stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Escape the house, pick up a bargain or a gift and support local.
REMINDER- WAIKANAE BEACH INDOOR MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
20 hours ago
1 day ago

Your whole retirement is our consideration

Ryman Healthcare Limited

With the 75+ population projected to double in 20 years’ time, it’s more important than ever to choose a retirement village that is equipped to support you when you’re fully independent as well as if you need care.

That’s why Ryman villages plan ahead by offering independent living in … View more
With the 75+ population projected to double in 20 years’ time, it’s more important than ever to choose a retirement village that is equipped to support you when you’re fully independent as well as if you need care.

That’s why Ryman villages plan ahead by offering independent living in apartments and townhouses, assisted living in serviced apartments, resthome care and, in most villages, hospital and specialist dementia care.

We offer a higher ratio of care in our villages so that if your needs change, you have priority access to our care centres.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Australian Flaworm

Kylie from Feilding

Hello, has anybody come across these horrible invasive Australian flatworm in their garden that preys on Earthworms? I have frustratingly introduced it to my garden from some outsourced material in Feilding & my Mum's house in Sanson. I'm on a mission to control it by placing it in … View moreHello, has anybody come across these horrible invasive Australian flatworm in their garden that preys on Earthworms? I have frustratingly introduced it to my garden from some outsourced material in Feilding & my Mum's house in Sanson. I'm on a mission to control it by placing it in salt! Nobody has heard of this salmon pink worm with 2 pointy ends. Please keep an eye on it as we are in big trouble without Earthworms. They are found underneath things outside like potplants etc but also in the soil:(

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2 days ago

What's On: WAIKANAE BEACH MONTHLY INDOOR MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with highly talented stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Escape the house, pick up a bargain or a gift and support local.
WAIKANAE BEACH MONTHLY INDOOR MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
3 days ago

Support our Yuri Bear Project

Jane Winstone Retirement Village

Knitting needles are clicking across our villages and the wider community for the Yuri Bear project🐻❤️.

We’re aiming to knit 20,000 teddy bears for children displaced as a result of turmoil in their country.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far, but 20,000 bears is no … View more
Knitting needles are clicking across our villages and the wider community for the Yuri Bear project🐻❤️.

We’re aiming to knit 20,000 teddy bears for children displaced as a result of turmoil in their country.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far, but 20,000 bears is no small ask!

If you can knit, know someone who can or would like to find out how you can help, please click on the link below.

3 days ago

Did you start gardening in school?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

How many of you remember gardening in school? Hopefully, more students and teachers will be inspired by the great work being done at this amazing school.

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3 days ago

Back & Neck Pain?

Beds & More Outlet Shop Feilding

You don't have to have Scoliosis to have back pain. Maybe its an old injury, or perhaps a new one.
We've got supportive and comfortable mattresses to suit everyone and their budgets. Call in for chat, and start sleeping better.

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3 days ago

Call for Submissions: Feilding and District Art Society Art Awards

The Feilding & District Art Society

The Feilding and District Art Society is seeking submissions for the 2022 Art Awards – a national competition open to artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. No matter your age, where you live, or where you are in your creative journey, we want to see your best work.

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The Feilding and District Art Society is seeking submissions for the 2022 Art Awards – a national competition open to artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. No matter your age, where you live, or where you are in your creative journey, we want to see your best work.

Thanks to the generous support of Gull and the Mazda Foundation, artists entering the 2022 Art Awards will be competing for $6,500 in prizes:


1. Mazda Foundation Youth Award: $2,000

2. 2. Painting - Oils and Acrylics: $500

3. 3. Painting - Watercolour: $500

4. Drawing and Painting (other): $500

5. Photography: $500

6. Sculpture: $500

7. Gull Supreme Award: $2,000


So, it’s time to make a start on that next masterpiece. For full terms and to register, visit www.feildingartsociety.com....


Entries close October 7.

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3 days ago

Samsung Galaxy AO1 Cellphone

Cherie from Feilding

Good condition 6 months old. Comes with 3 covers charger an cord. Has been reset to factory settings.

Price: $80

5 days ago

For the Love of Velvet

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean - Whanganui

For anyone wanting to add everlasting interest to their home, you can’t look past velvet! This is a fabric that’s as rich in textile history as it is in texture with incredible durability that may surprise you.

Velvet fabric fuses a historical sense of luxury and indulgence with a plush, … View more
For anyone wanting to add everlasting interest to their home, you can’t look past velvet! This is a fabric that’s as rich in textile history as it is in texture with incredible durability that may surprise you.

Velvet fabric fuses a historical sense of luxury and indulgence with a plush, practical comfort that has a timeless style, sure to outlast any momentary design trends. With its silky sheen and rich colours, velvet holds a specific seductive quality that no eye for elegance can resist the allure of.

For a fabric that feels like a soft, buttery hug the unique piles have a hard-wearing quality that will ensure your velvet curtains, cushions or furniture will continue to be loud and daring or subtly sophisticated for years to come.

History of Velvet
The history of velvet is one of luxury and meticulous construction. It is believed the material was first introduced in Baghdad around 750 A.D. The original velvet material was made from silk and therefore naturally reserved for royalty and other notably wealthy classes that could afford the exorbitant cost.

Velvet eventually travelled to Europe on the Silk Road and gained popularity during the Renaissance. At the same time, new loom technology lowered the production costs and therefore widened the availability to fabric lovers of all classes. Fast-forward to the 21st century and velvet fabric can be found in almost every home, transcending and outlasting interior trends to suit any home decor for years on end.

How is Velvet Made?
Velvet is made in a very unique way. It is woven on a double piece loom that makes two pieces of fabric simultaneously with the velvet pile encased in the middle. It is then separated, creating the three-dimensional texture velvet is known for.

While the first velvets were made from silk, more recent adaptations in the production process means velvets can now be made from natural or synthetic fibres such as polyester, nylon, viscose, or rayon.

Classic plain velvet will then be sheared to ensure the pile is a consistent length and often brushed while moist to achieve a nice uniform grain across the fabric. If the fabric is destined to boast a pattern, at this point in the process it will be crushed, embossed or snipped to different lengths to ensure this pattern is part of the pile’s identity for the life of the fabric.

Velvet is then dyed to produce amazing, rich colours that are accentuated by the three-dimensional texture.

Durability of Velvet
Due to the aura of luxury surrounding velvet and the fact that it was originally made from silk, there’s a preconception that it’s delicate and requires gentle, loving care to stay pristine. We’re here to set the record straight!

Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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5 days ago

Homed Manawatū - Out Now!

Jessica Zimmerman Reporter from Homed - Manawatu

Our House of the Week this week is an iconic 1890's villa, that used to be the original BNZ building. It has been lovingly restored over the last three years by it's current owners, and is your chance to purchase a gorgeous slice of local history. For sale through David Wray from … View moreOur House of the Week this week is an iconic 1890's villa, that used to be the original BNZ building. It has been lovingly restored over the last three years by it's current owners, and is your chance to purchase a gorgeous slice of local history. For sale through David Wray from Harcourts, check it out on page 3!

Looking for an agent to market your home?
Check Homed Manawatū to find agents who are actively marketing in your area and chat to them about getting your property featured in the Homed Manawatū.

Distribution & Delivery:
Homed Manawatū gets delivered to letterboxes on a Thursday, and also inserted into the Manawatū Standard, delivered to subscribers, and is available in Supermarkets, Dairies and Petrol Stations for customers to buy.

For more information:
Please ask your agent to contact Karen Baker on 021 973 105 or karen.baker@stuff.co.nz

Not receiving your weekly delivery?
Please phone 0800 339000 or e mail distribution@stuff.co.nz

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5 days ago

Do you have a great asparagus recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for asparagus recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before August 21, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Vegetable … View more
Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for asparagus recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before August 21, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Vegetable Growing Made Easy.

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5 days ago

Subscribe to Stuff's First Time Buyer's Club

Stuff

Making it onto the first rung of the property ladder can be an incredibly rewarding journey – and Stuff is here to help you through.

Stuff Homed has launched the First Time Buyers’ Club, an email series to help you navigate the equal-parts exciting and terrifying process of buying your first… View more
Making it onto the first rung of the property ladder can be an incredibly rewarding journey – and Stuff is here to help you through.

Stuff Homed has launched the First Time Buyers’ Club, an email series to help you navigate the equal-parts exciting and terrifying process of buying your first ever home. When you join our six-week LearnStuff course, you’ll get an email every week giving you all the basics on what you need to know, who you need on your side, and what you need to do at each stage of the journey.

We can’t make the houses any cheaper, but we can guide you through the process, share some tips from the experts, and help you avoid some of the trips and traps.

Sign up (it's free) and get started on your house-buying journey.
Sign up now

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7 days ago

Door hinges

Gwen from Feilding

Brand new 100 mm parliament door hinges. Cost over $40. Zinc plated. Zenith. Happy to post for$4

Price: $17

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