289 days ago

My Resene Upcycling Award entry

Kathie from Westshore

Whimsical, funky, quirky, a coat of many colours.

I really have no idea what this incredibly ugly, dark item of furniture was used for. It possibly was a television cabinet, or a Wot Not, but it deserved a bright new life.

I removed the plinth and the top shelf, the columns holding the top shelf became legs, the split door was repaired and then it’s colour transformation began.

My most used, and favourite product is Resene Smooth Sealer, perfect for most furniture restoration jobs. Two coats covered the dated dark mahogany, it was then ready to paint using Resene test pots of complimentary bright colours (Hyperactive, Limerick, Kitsch, Colour Me Pink, Left Field, Paua & Bright Red) I am no artist, so used lots of masking tape.
A final coat of Resene Clearcoat to protect the paintwork completed the Upcycle.
Actually I still don’t know exactly what it is, or what it will be used for - but who cares?
It’s now standing proudly, instead of hiding away sulking in a corner of the op shop.

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6 hours ago

Trafalgar Europe on sale


Experience the real Europe & Britain in 2019 with Trafalgar.

From the hulking fjords in Norway that look as though they’ve been ripped straight from a J.R.R. Tolkien novel, to the quaint neighbourhoods of Spain where sangria flows as freely as the native tongue, Europe is a continent of many wonderful contrasts. See history come to life before your very eyes as you traverse the varied landscapes, marvel at the icons and find your happy place with a collection of real Trafalgar experiences that you can’t find on any other tour.

With 116 handcrafted itineraries and 220 cities, leave the guidebooks at home and let us show you the Real Europe and Britain.

Good people. Good times. Good everything. The Good Life.

Plus save up to 10%* when you book and pay in full before 31Jan 2019.

For more information visit your local travel agent, visit trafalgar.com or call 0800 484 333

*T&Cs apply. Refer to trafalgar.com/en-nz/destinations/europe or your travel agent for full offer details.
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18 hours ago

Poll: What is New Zealand's favourite cake?

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

We want to crown New Zealand's favourite cake.

We asked some experts which cake they reckon Kiwis love the most - read their thoughts here.

So which is your favourite cake?

What is New Zealand's favourite cake?
  • 21.2% Banana
    21.2% Complete
  • 35.4% Carrot
    35.4% Complete
  • 6.1% Lemon
    6.1% Complete
  • 1% Orange
    1% Complete
  • 11% Chocolate
    11% Complete
  • 9.9% Chocolate Mudcake
    9.9% Complete
  • 2.9% Red Velvet
    2.9% Complete
  • 0.3% Marble
    0.3% Complete
  • 2.4% Sponge
    2.4% Complete
  • 4.2% Fruitcake
    4.2% Complete
  • 4.2% Black Forest
    4.2% Complete
  • 1.5% Madeira
    1.5% Complete
1349 votes
6 days ago

Poll: National day of action against plastic packaging

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Are you disgusted by the amount of unnecessary plastic packaging for products sold in supermarkets?

We've gotten rid of plastic bags from our supermarkets, but many shoppers reckon that should only be the beginning.

A national day of plastic protest has been organised, encouraging shoppers to unwrap and leave unnecessary plastic packaging behind at supermarkets.

To read more, click here.

Will you be taking part in the national day of action against plastic packaging?

National day of action against plastic packaging
  • 85.3% Yes, there's too much plastic packaging
    85.3% Complete
  • 14.7% No, I don't think it is an issue
    14.7% Complete
3788 votes