Mount Maunganui, Mount Maunganui

1 day 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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1 hour ago

Heat Pumps.

Christina from Otumoetai

Can anyone out there please tell me if they have had a heat pump fitted in a house with built in pelmets ? Thank you.

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17 hours ago

Craft magazines Quilting and Cross stitch Free

Philip from Maungatapu

Also have a cross stitch ready to do still in its packet thanks Liz

2 hours ago

Don’t let the rain deter you!!!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Mount Maunganui

Come on down to the Red Cross Store, 272 Maunganui Road, and see what treasures you can pick up. New donations coming in daily 😊

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17 hours ago

Wanting to buy a paper shredder

Philip from Maungatapu

Would like to buy a paper shredder if anyone has one for sale. thanks Liz and Phil

19 hours ago

Is technology Driving You Crazy?

Kevin from Athena Solutions & Services Ltd

Are you having computer, Wi-Fi or general IT related issues? are you fed up with things not working when they should? are you looking for affordable, friendly and local IT and technology support?
If so please get in touch.

No job too small, just give me a call - Kevin 022 3521 402

I come to … View more
Are you having computer, Wi-Fi or general IT related issues? are you fed up with things not working when they should? are you looking for affordable, friendly and local IT and technology support?
If so please get in touch.

No job too small, just give me a call - Kevin 022 3521 402

I come to you and specialize in providing one to one support and I pride myself on being easy to talk to, flexible and affordable, I am

recommended and approved by Age Concern Tauranga and Grey Power Tauranga & WBOP.

I am fully triple vaccinated and keep tracing of all my movements and I wear a face mask when visiting your premises.

I am a Microsoft certified professional. I can advise, train and support problems with computers, laptops, smartphones and TV's. Internet, email and social media problems as well as lots more.

Look out for me driving around your area and give me a wave!

Cheers Kevin
0223 521 402
www.athenasolutions.co.nz...

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21 hours ago

For the Love of Velvet

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

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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1 day ago

Maths Week

NumberWorks'nWords Tauranga

Maths Week is a week-long celebration of all things maths! ?

It is a premier mathematics event in the New Zealand school calendar, and sets out to encourage children to pursue maths by promoting a more positive and inclusive approach.

Visit the Maths Week website to learn more! … View more
Maths Week is a week-long celebration of all things maths! ?

It is a premier mathematics event in the New Zealand school calendar, and sets out to encourage children to pursue maths by promoting a more positive and inclusive approach.

Visit the Maths Week website to learn more! www.mathsweek.co.nz...

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1 day 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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5 days ago

Accommodation Wanted

Tina from Tauranga City

Seeking accommodation for a family of 3, with a small friendly outdoor dog. Working couple, clean & pays bills on time with good references. We haven't had any luck searching on the market. Hoping someone would know a place.

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3 days ago

Woman@work Ltd is in “Your Area” Gardening Care and Landscape Services.Book us for a Free Quote Big or small we are your team call Jay 0273260408

Debra-lee Julian from Woman@Work Ltd

We work with many properties, which include “One off Jobs” to “Monthly Maintenance”
Whatever you need doing we are only too happy to have a chat to see what or how we can be of help to you.
Your property or your family property is your Biggest ever Financial commitment. Let us take care of… View more
We work with many properties, which include “One off Jobs” to “Monthly Maintenance”
Whatever you need doing we are only too happy to have a chat to see what or how we can be of help to you.
Your property or your family property is your Biggest ever Financial commitment. Let us take care of your property to enable you to take care of other important business. We are a only 📞 call away.
Jay 0273260408

3 days ago

ANNUAL BOOKSALE - BOOKS WANTED

Margaret from Greerton - Parkvale

Books and jigsaws wanted for Tauranga Harbour City Lions November Book Sale.
Drop off points are:
• Harvey Norman, Cameron Rd
• 4 Seasons, The Crossing
• Wet & Forget, Chapel St Centre
• Countdown Bethlehem Town Centre
• Bunnings DIY Section, Jean Batten Drive, Mt Maunganui

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Books and jigsaws wanted for Tauranga Harbour City Lions November Book Sale.
Drop off points are:
• Harvey Norman, Cameron Rd
• 4 Seasons, The Crossing
• Wet & Forget, Chapel St Centre
• Countdown Bethlehem Town Centre
• Bunnings DIY Section, Jean Batten Drive, Mt Maunganui

Please no magazines, encyclopedias –
Enquiries phone 5792204 or 027 2705292 or 5434418.
Booksale date, 4th, 5th & 6th November at the Racecourse.

3 days ago

Girl/Ladies E-Bike For Sale

Pauline from Brookfield

Schwin bike fitted with electrical kit 2 years old & comes with basket, helmet, lock, pump, & saddle bags.
Dilengar battery needs replacing costs $699 Australia.

Price: $500

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4 days ago

GARAGE SALE

Caitlin from Welcome Bay

BIG GARAGE SALE MOVING SALE AT 14 LARK PLACE WELCOME BAY GET IN NOW !! 8:00am-3:00pm

CHRISTMAS ITEAMS
HALLOWEEN ITEAMS
PLANTS
ARTIFICIAL PLANTS
KITCHEN WARE
CLOTHES AND SHOES … View more
BIG GARAGE SALE MOVING SALE AT 14 LARK PLACE WELCOME BAY GET IN NOW !! 8:00am-3:00pm

CHRISTMAS ITEAMS
HALLOWEEN ITEAMS
PLANTS
ARTIFICIAL PLANTS
KITCHEN WARE
CLOTHES AND SHOES
MANAQUINS
CRAFT STUFF
CONTAINERS
TOYS
MINI ELEPHANT
BBQ
JUGS
AND SO MUCH MIRE UP FOR SALE COME ON DOWN 14 LARK PLACE FOLKS COME VIEW OR CONTACT ME ON 021334077
FOLLOW THE BALLOONS FROM WELCOME BAY ROA

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8 days ago

Top 3 insomnia at home remedies

Beds 4 U Tauranga

A Hot Bath
Create a bedtime schedule that includes a hot bath or shower. Take it about two hours before lying down. Add a couple drops of essential oils such as chamomile, rosemary, lavender, or lemon to the water for a more efficient experience. It will soothe your nerves and help you calm down; … View more
A Hot Bath
Create a bedtime schedule that includes a hot bath or shower. Take it about two hours before lying down. Add a couple drops of essential oils such as chamomile, rosemary, lavender, or lemon to the water for a more efficient experience. It will soothe your nerves and help you calm down; it's a simple step to add to your at-home remedies for insomnia.

Tart Cherry Juice
An excellent source of tryptophan, tart cherry juice is a natural sleep aid. The amino acid transforms to serotonin, which in turn converts to melatonin. Serotonin helps regulate your sleep cycles. Melatonin can lower your body temperature and lead to drowsiness. Indulge in a half cup (up to one cup) of tart cherry juice and allow yourself to drift off to sleep.

Chamomile Tea
Tea, in general, is an at-home remedy for several health ailments. Chamomile tea has been related to treating sleeping problems for centuries. A compound known as apigenin in chamomile might be the key to the natural drowsiness.

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4 days ago

Aged terracotta pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop Mt Maunganui

It’s easy to age a brand new terracotta pot using Karen Walker Chalk Colour and Vintage Wax from Resene.
Find out how to create your own.

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