Onekawa, Napier

19 hours ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants… View more
In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants and upcycle an old pallet into a multipurpose tray. Plus go in the draw for Yates wildflower seeds and Manuka Doctor honey from Palmers.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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18 days ago

Private Dog Sitter

Karen from Napier South

I'm available to look after your wee dogs while you're away on holiday in my private, secure home, message me with your dates and queries please, happy to meet you. $25 a day. FROM 10AM on the day you leave and pick up by 4PM the day you are due home.

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12 hours ago

Lounge Suite For Sale

Ed from Taradale

Beautiful oversize Brian Preston 3 seater leather lounge suite.
Colour is Matisse Tango & sample is shown with pictures.
In excellent condition, rarely used as is positioned in an area of the house that is not often used.

Dimensions are:-

Height from Floor - centre back of lounge suite - … View more
Beautiful oversize Brian Preston 3 seater leather lounge suite.
Colour is Matisse Tango & sample is shown with pictures.
In excellent condition, rarely used as is positioned in an area of the house that is not often used.

Dimensions are:-

Height from Floor - centre back of lounge suite - 860cms

Length - 2610

Depth - 880

Welcome to view - 0274927340.

Lounge furniture is a big investment, so it pays to choose wisely. Prestons Furniture is a boutique manufacturer putting an emphasis on quality

Price: $500

1 day ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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3 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori … View more
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!

18 hours ago

STREET CORNER MEETINGS

Stuart Nash from Stuart Nash - MP for Napier

SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER : Street Corner Meetings: MAREWA
and
SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER : Street Corner Meetings: TAMATEA
It’s important for me to hear first-hand about the issues that are important to you. These meetings are a great opportunity for us to have a conversation about how we can work … View more
SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER : Street Corner Meetings: MAREWA
and
SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER : Street Corner Meetings: TAMATEA
It’s important for me to hear first-hand about the issues that are important to you. These meetings are a great opportunity for us to have a conversation about how we can work together.

This Saturday I am continuing my programme of Street Corner Meetings at the following times and locations in Marewa:
10.30 am Kennedy Rd/Wilding Ave
11.00 am McKenzie Ave/Kennedy Rd
11.30 am Tom Parker Ave/Kennedy Rd
12 noon Henry Hill St/Taradale Rd

This Sunday I am continuing my programme of Street Corner Meetings at the following times and locations in Tamatea:
10.30 am Merlot Dr/Prebensen Dr
11.00 am Wharerangi Rd/Auckland Rd
11.30 am Wharerangi Rd/Westminster Ave
12 noon Westminster Ave/York Ave

5 days ago

New Stock!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Napier

Brand new stock in store now in Dalton Street kindly donated by the lovely new owners of Charleston Chic in Tennyson Street, Napier. Pop in and check out our bargains and then pop over and check out their revamped store, it looks amazing!

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20 hours ago

Free measure and quotes nationwide

RetroFit Double Glazing - Hawkes Bay

If you’re looking to retrofit double glaze your home, we offer free no obligation quotes nationwide click here to request or call us on 0800 658 658.

3 days ago

Poll: Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New … View more
Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
Read the full story here.

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Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
  • 50.5% Yes, Hamilton has really turned itself around.
    50.5% Complete
  • 49.5% No, Whanganui should be voted most beautiful city again this year.
    49.5% Complete
693 votes
3 days ago

Community Connects grants

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants are open to any New Zealand council, community organisation, or registered non-profit organisation. Applications for our current funding round close on 9 October.

Our last funding round was a huge success and helped fund a range of different projects across the country, that had focuses like reducing loneliness and social isolation of older people, developing an age-friendly community plan and supporting people with dementia.

With the right planning and support, we can create environments where older people are valued, connected and able to participate in their community.

If you have an age-friendly project you are interested in getting funding for click here bit.ly...
Or if would like to learn more about how your community can become more age-friendly click here bit.ly...

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8 days ago

Builder needed

Kerry and Jon from Taradale

Does anyone know of a builder who isn’t super, super busy atm? Just a small job

3 days ago

Fire warning for Hawke's Bay

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is asking Hawke’s Bay residents to hold off lighting fires and to check any historic burn sites are completely out with high winds expected over the weekend.
"Please don’t light fires when strong winds are forecast," says Fire and Emergency Principal … View more
Fire and Emergency New Zealand is asking Hawke’s Bay residents to hold off lighting fires and to check any historic burn sites are completely out with high winds expected over the weekend.
"Please don’t light fires when strong winds are forecast," says Fire and Emergency Principal Rural Fire Officer Trevor Mitchell.
"The winds can cause a fire to more easily spread and get out of control."

"Anyone who has lit a fire should also double check it is fully extinguished so the winds don’t reignite it," Trevor Mitchell says.

"Dig right down into the site, open it up and put some water on it to make sure it is absolutely out."

Trevor Mitchell says people need to be extra careful as we go into a windy period of the year, especially with unusually dry weather.

"We’ve had half the usual rainfall we’d expect over winter in the Hawke’s Bay and there’s still a lot of dry materials around from last summer - meaning there is more fuel for a fire to burn," he says.

"Check the weather forecasts and take the necessary precautions to prevent a fire getting out of control."

"If you need any advice, get in touch with the Hawke's Bay Area Office on 06 835 2114 or go to www.checkitsalright.nz.... You can find information on that website about how to reduce the risk of fire."

"If you're concerned about a fire, call 111."

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3 days ago

Cat Allergy

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Napier

What is cat allergen?
An allergen is a material that is capable of provoking an allergic reaction, such as pollen grains, dust mites or foods. Cat allergen is not cat hair, but a protein present in the dander and saliva of cats. These allergens become airborne as microscopic particles that can … View more
What is cat allergen?
An allergen is a material that is capable of provoking an allergic reaction, such as pollen grains, dust mites or foods. Cat allergen is not cat hair, but a protein present in the dander and saliva of cats. These allergens become airborne as microscopic particles that can produce allergic symptoms when inhaled into the nose or lungs.

Although individual cats may produce more or less allergen, there is no relationship between the pet’s hair length and allergen production, and no such thing as a non-allergenic breed.

Where is cat allergen found?
Cat allergen is present in the largest amounts in homes with cats, but has also been found in homes where cats have never been present, and in offices or public spaces where animals are not allowed. Cat allergen is particularly sticky and is carried on clothing to other locations. It is almost impossible to not be exposed to some level of cat allergen. Of course, levels of exposure will be much higher where cats are present, and these levels are more likely to cause allergic symptoms.

Because cat allergen particles are particularly small (1/10 the size of dust mite allergen), they remain airborne for prolonged periods of time. Cat allergic individuals are more likely to have a rapid onset of symptoms when entering a room with cats, because the allergen will be in the air and can be easily inhaled. Opening windows, using exhaust fans and using high-efficiency air cleaners can decrease airborne allergen levels.

Soft furnishings, such as carpets, sofas, and mattresses, will hold cat allergen even after a cat is removed from the home or banished from the bedroom. It has been shown that it can take as long as 20 weeks for levels of allergen in carpets to decrease to the levels found in a home without a cat, and up to five years for cat allergen levels in mattresses to decrease to such levels. Removal or treatment of the carpet and sofa, and encasing of the mattress, will reduce the continued exposure to these reservoirs of allergen.

Cat allergen is also found on vertical surfaces such as walls. Attempts to decrease cat allergen exposure in a home should include wall cleaning. If the cat is removed to a restricted area of the home, it is important to realise that airflow through the duct system in a hot air heated home could spread the allergen. Efficient vent and furnace filters could help trap the allergens and reduce this spread.

Step 1: Use Allergen Wash. To get all the cat saliva and dander off your clothing and bedding, use a special detergent that removes all allergens. Use the warmest water setting possible for the fabrics to get all of the saliva and dander out.

Step 2: Use a vacuum with a high efficiency air filter. These filters remove more allergens from the carpeting and upholstery than regular vacuums. Vacuum all the floors and furniture thoroughly to get everything out. Wait several hours after the first vacuuming and go over everything again. This allows the dust you stir up the first time to settle, and you get the remnants of that dust on the second vacuuming. Make sure to empty the vacuum or change the bag outside to prevent everything you vacuumed from coming back in.

Step 3: Steam clean. After vacuuming everything completely, go over the whole area with a steam cleaner. The steam cleaner gets more of the allergens out of the carpet than the vacuum, picking up the cat saliva and dander deeper in the fibres.

Step 4: Take it to the cleaners. Take things you can't wash, such as curtains, to the cleaners. Cleaning will remove the cat saliva and dander from the fabrics. Curtain Clean has a special product used to remove cat allergen. You should advise your curtain or dry cleaners of your allergy so they may apply the correct product.

Step 5: Keep the cats off your fabrics. As soon as the cats get close to any of the fabrics, the dander and saliva will return. Studies have demonstrated that washing of cats with water removes much of their surface allergen, and significantly reduces the amount of future cat allergen produced.

3 days ago

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6 days ago

Carpet and Vinyl Layer available

Matt from Taradale

hi guys just putting it out there I'm a qualified vinyl and carpet layer been in the industry for over 15 years looking for domestic or commercial customers,
Feel free to text me or ring me on 0272143530

4 days ago

80-odd years of CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!

Princess Alexandra Retirement Village

A talented group of residents and staff (inspirees) from three retirement villages (Bert Sutcliffe Village, Logan Campbell Village and Murray Halberg Village) in Auckland, New Zealand have recreated the Music Video "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. With an average age of… View moreA talented group of residents and staff (inspirees) from three retirement villages (Bert Sutcliffe Village, Logan Campbell Village and Murray Halberg Village) in Auckland, New Zealand have recreated the Music Video "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. With an average age of 80 years and a combined age of more than 2800 years it shows you can't stop the feeling!

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