Mount Maunganui, Mount Maunganui

25 days ago

Tauranga Rubbish Theft.

Robert from Greerton - Parkvale

Have your say on the Tauranga Rubbish Decision!
The rubbish debacle information rollout continues. What has the Council signed the ratepayers up to? Is the Council only passing on the cost from Envirowaste or is it adding a large markup to this figure? All this for a reduced service rubbish … View more
Have your say on the Tauranga Rubbish Decision!
The rubbish debacle information rollout continues. What has the Council signed the ratepayers up to? Is the Council only passing on the cost from Envirowaste or is it adding a large markup to this figure? All this for a reduced service rubbish pickup. And still, no Pay as You Throw option. This is the only real way to minimise rubbish. WBOP chose a Pay as You Throw scheme.

Papamoa Residents & Ratepayers Association has an Online Petition for ratepayers to record their views on the rubbish decision. The results will be presented to the Council in a public forum.

Go to www.taurangarubbishoptions.com... to have your say or www.papamoaresidents.co.nz...

Can you publicise the following? Send to your friends, neighbours, Facebook groups. We need 5000 participants. Cut and paste this text into an email.

Thank you
Papamoa Residents & Ratepayers Association
papamoaresidents.co.nz

Papamoa Residents & Rate Payers Association Inc


And don't forget that the ratepayers are fronting with the $8 million dollars to buy the bins, something we have never had to do before and a subsidy to envirowaste. That is after they steal your waste and the rightful business of the current contractors for no compensation. The council neither own your waste nor do they own the collection system. Theft on a grand scale.

24 days ago

Guy Fawkes and your pets

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Guy Fawkes can be a scary time for many animals. This Thursday evening, please make sure your dog is secure on your property and if possible, keep them inside your house or garage.

If you can, stay home with your pet as they are less likely to be stressed with someone they trust close by.

Turn … View more
Guy Fawkes can be a scary time for many animals. This Thursday evening, please make sure your dog is secure on your property and if possible, keep them inside your house or garage.

If you can, stay home with your pet as they are less likely to be stressed with someone they trust close by.

Turn up the TV or radio, close windows and draw the curtains so that they won't see the bright flashes and bangs from the fireworks. Familiar sounds and comforts will keep them happy.

Read more about how you can keep your pets safe and happy this Guy Fawkes at the link.

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24 days ago

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John from My Toy Hub

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My Toy Hub joins this ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ and our toys will be deducted from ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ%-๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฌ% ๐—ข๐—™๐—™. Shop now before itโ€™s over!

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My Toy Hub joins this ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ and our toys will be deducted from ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ%-๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฌ% ๐—ข๐—™๐—™. Shop now before itโ€™s over!

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24 days ago

Match Fund grants available

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Would you like up to $10,000 to turn your new community project into a reality? Our Match Fund Grant is about connecting communities, empowering and building community capacity.

Find out if you are eligible and apply by 5pm, 10 November 2020.

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26 days ago

Are you Facebook savy??

Maree from Otumoetai

Hi, Ive recently started up a FB page and I want to set it up to enable people to buy through there. Sadly it's all gobbledegook to me so I need some help. If that stuff comes naturally to you and you have the time please contact me..much appreciated. Cheers Maree 027 367 4587 … View moreHi, Ive recently started up a FB page and I want to set it up to enable people to buy through there. Sadly it's all gobbledegook to me so I need some help. If that stuff comes naturally to you and you have the time please contact me..much appreciated. Cheers Maree 027 367 4587 www.facebook.com...

24 days ago

By-election: key dates announced

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Key dates have been announced for next yearโ€™s Tauranga City Council by-election.

The by-election is being held in the cityโ€™s Otumoetai/Pyes Pa ward to find a replacement for former councillor Jako Abrie, who resigned earlier this month.

The first important date is 24 November, when … View more
Key dates have been announced for next yearโ€™s Tauranga City Council by-election.

The by-election is being held in the cityโ€™s Otumoetai/Pyes Pa ward to find a replacement for former councillor Jako Abrie, who resigned earlier this month.

The first important date is 24 November, when nominations will open for candidates, and the people of Otumoetai/Pyes Pa will be encouraged to enrol to vote.

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24 days ago

Quote for the week

NumberWorks'nWords Tauranga

You truly can achieve anything. If you want something bad enough, thereโ€™s nothing to stop you from achieving it.

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30 days ago

Riddle me this!

NumberWorks'nWords Tauranga

What kinds of dogs and how many of each kind does Troy have? Leave your answer in the comments below!

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28 days ago

Minimum wage, no help and on the ladder at 25: here's how they did it

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now … View more
I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.

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25 days ago

Looking for a Robotic Pool Cleaner?

Kelly from Poolwerx Bay of Plenty

Don't lift a finger this Summer! ๐Ÿ‘†โ˜€๏ธ

With a huge selection of robotic pool cleaners, Poolwerx has you covered this Summer.

Robotic pool cleaners are easy, effective, and efficient! โœ…

Not sure which device is right for you? Give us a call on 021 781 286 to learn more about the best … View more
Don't lift a finger this Summer! ๐Ÿ‘†โ˜€๏ธ

With a huge selection of robotic pool cleaners, Poolwerx has you covered this Summer.

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Not sure which device is right for you? Give us a call on 021 781 286 to learn more about the best options for your pool ๐Ÿ“ฒ

Don't forget, when you shop with us, you're supporting a local business!

#Poolwerx

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25 days ago

Find savings with SuperGold

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Businesses across the country offer cardholders thousands of savings and special offers on fuel, food, health costs and more.

To find out whatโ€™s available, visit our website. Or, you can download and check … View more
Did you know, with a SuperGold card, you can stretch your money further every day?

Businesses across the country offer cardholders thousands of savings and special offers on fuel, food, health costs and more.

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25 days ago

Linen lies โ€“ Busted!

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

Want to understand why Linen makes such a great choice for your household textiles? Here are 7 common misconceptions about linen, and the reasons why theyโ€™re wrong.

1. Itโ€™s expensive
Sure, you can find plenty of pricey linen textiles out there. But it doesnโ€™t have to cost more. Our … View more
Want to understand why Linen makes such a great choice for your household textiles? Here are 7 common misconceptions about linen, and the reasons why theyโ€™re wrong.

1. Itโ€™s expensive
Sure, you can find plenty of pricey linen textiles out there. But it doesnโ€™t have to cost more. Our business is primarily online, which means we can offer top quality linen wares at very reasonable prices. Our fabrics are cut to demand and can be made bespoke to your individual needs, so you get amazing value for money. Tailor-made, highest grade linens at a fraction of the cost of other bespoke tailoring services.

2. Itโ€™s wrinkly
Well, yes, this is partly true โ€“ but the natural crinkles are actually part of the charm of linen fabric. The wrinkles are something to celebrate and mean that you can take linen pants with you on vacation without worrying about having to find an iron. They will look wrinkled, but intentionally so. If you really want to keep the fabric completely flat for a home sewing project you can cut linen on the bias and it wonโ€™t wrinkle. Linen is the ultimate in effortlessly stylish, easy, simplicity.

3. Itโ€™s difficult to care for
This couldnโ€™t be more wrong! Our linen is machine washable and can be tumble dried. If you buy pre-shrunk garments thereโ€™s nothing to worry about, as long as you follow the manufacturerโ€™s care instructions. Linen is hardwearing and durable, and in fact it gets softer and more supple with every wash. And because of the inherent crinkles (see above) thereโ€™s no need to bother about ironing.

4. Itโ€™s plain
There is certainly a rustic charm to linen, but. Itโ€™s so much more than that. Linen holds dye brilliantly, which means you can find linens in amazing colours and patterns, from bold citrus brights to subtle muted tones. We stock over 1000 different linen fabrics, so you can be sure to find the perfect fit for your home or your wardrobe.

5. Itโ€™s only for summer
Linen is a fabulous fabric for hot weather as it allows your skin to breathe, and wicks away moisture to keep you feeling dry and comfortable. But. Itโ€™s also a great choice for winter too. Thanks to its temperature-regulating properties linen will keep you warm and cosy on chilly days, yet youโ€™ll never overheat. Transition between seasons with linen throws and linen scarves to add texture and warmth without being too bulky.

6.The lower thread count means lower quality
Again, this is wrong, wrong, wrong! Thread count is often used by cotton manufacturers and retailers as a mark of quality โ€“ the higher the thread count, the better the quality. Yet this doesnโ€™t apply to linen. The fibres in linen are thicker, which means there will naturally be fewer when compared to cotton. In fact, linen is not only better in terms of quality, durability and feel,. Itโ€™s also better for the planet. In a contest, linen vs. cotton, linen wins hands down.

7. Itโ€™s not soft
There is a misconception that linen isnโ€™t as soft as other fabrics. Whilst this may be true of poor quality, cheap linen, when you buy a garment from a reputable manufacturer who sources the best flax youโ€™ll see for yourself just how deliciously soft linen can be. The fabric softens with each wash, so it gets snugglier with age.

If you have linen curtains in your house, we can DEFINITELY clean them! Call us on 0800 579 05 01 if you have any questions!

52 days ago

New refuse/rubbish pick up

John from Papamoa Beach

The council's new contract for rubbish collection does not work well for me. Information please: Am I the only one who feels this way? Were ratepayers consulted? Is there anything citizens can do about it? What is the reasoning behind the change? Is it a fair concern to worry that the charges… View moreThe council's new contract for rubbish collection does not work well for me. Information please: Am I the only one who feels this way? Were ratepayers consulted? Is there anything citizens can do about it? What is the reasoning behind the change? Is it a fair concern to worry that the charges will increase, once all the competition is gone? I don't understand what happened and why.

26 days ago

Did your family celebrate Halloween this year?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We saw some friendly ghosts and even some costumed pooches this year! We'd love for you to spread the joy further than your backyard by sharing a snap from your Halloween festivities below ๐ŸŽƒ

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25 days ago

Need to secure your home?

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Here are some tips on how can you increase your home security:
โœ”๏ธInstall window security stays to increase security, natural safe ventilation and prevent children falling from high windows
โœ”๏ธInstall hinge bolts to stop doors from being lifted out of their frames.

โœ”๏ธUpgrade beads and … View more
Here are some tips on how can you increase your home security:
โœ”๏ธInstall window security stays to increase security, natural safe ventilation and prevent children falling from high windows
โœ”๏ธInstall hinge bolts to stop doors from being lifted out of their frames.

โœ”๏ธUpgrade beads and rubbers to hold any glass in place

โœ”๏ธInstall a multi point locking system for any doors.

โœ”๏ธInstall key operated deadlocks for doors

โœ”๏ธAdd one key locks to windows and doors so they can be unlocked or locked with one key

?If you need someone to evaluate your home security, give us a call and we can assist you in determining the level of security you may require and advise on what products will best suit your needs ??

Now is the perfect time to check all the windows around your home! Call Exceed we fix windows & doors specialists on ? 0800 25 25 00

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