Onekawa, Napier

8 hours ago

HB Power Consumer Trust

Helen Neighbourly Lead from Napier South

Just wondering if anyone has received an email from the HB Power Consumer Trust with incorrect bank details etc on it, I received one yesterday.

14 days ago
16 hours ago

Afternoon Tea Fund Raiser

Denise from Marewa

I've been to an afternoon tea at this venue and highly recommend it. The food is lovely and the china collection is spectacular.

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7 hours ago

New Spring Menu

Kim from Trattoria alla Toscana

Entrée

In house sourdough whipped roasted garlic butter 13.50

Mozzarella & basil stuffed arancini balls 15

Bruschetta topped with whipped lemon ricotta, mint, spring peas 15

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Entrée

In house sourdough whipped roasted garlic butter 13.50

Mozzarella & basil stuffed arancini balls 15

Bruschetta topped with whipped lemon ricotta, mint, spring peas 15

Tuscan chicken liver pate, pickles, chefs chutney ,crispy bread. 20

Hawkes Bay in house marinated olives 5

Fried calamari, aioli, rocket, white balsamic dressing.18

Beef carpaccio cured with lemon juice, toped with shaved parmesan, rocket, pangrattato.22

New season asparagus ,white bean puree,toasted almonds & balsamic dressing.18

Cured fish, smoked crèam fraiche, green apple radish, citrus dressing.22

Mains

Spinach & ricotta ravioli, tossed in a sage infused butter.28

Artisan chicken fettuccine tossed with chicken , cream , white wine with a touch of tomato salsa.25

Eye fillet beef, potato gratin, caramelised onion, truffle purée, marsala jus.42

Market fish of the day confit fennel, prawn risotto, crayfish bisque. 39

Artisan fettuccine, aglio, olio, prawns ,herbs & bottarga (mediterranean caviar)28

Stuffed chicken breast, celeriac, apple, farro, apple cider, vinegar jus 39

House potato gnocchi ,caper berries ,green olives tomato salsa & basil 25

Rack of lamb caponata, eggplant, zucchini, black olives & yoghurt.40

Bolognese lasagna

Traditional bolognese lasagna with layers of in-house crafted pasta, beef ragu, bechamel, and finished with parmesan cheese . 26
Sides 10
Fried potatoes with salsa verde
Spring salad with mustard dressing

Desserts
Dark Chocolate Tart ,gianduja, orange hazelnut sorbet.16

Affogato a shot of espresso coffee ,vanilla ice cream , then finished with a shot of liquor of your choice. 16
Frangelico, Galiano Vanilla, Tia Maria, Baileys

Profiteroles filled with custard , served on a bed of creme anglaise then finished with roasted almonds.16

Classic tiramisu a sumptuous dessert famous in Italy for its rich layers of mascarpone ,brandy liquor, espresso coffee , savoiardi biscuits & chocolate.16

Lemoncello gel tart served with toasted Italian meringue & lemon balm.16

Marsala Zabaglione, poached rhubarb& amaretti crumb.16

Dessert Wine

Alpha Domus Late Harvest G13
Clearview Sea Red 500ml G15
From Late Harvest Gewurtaminer G13

Trattoria alla Toscana
93 Dickens street,
Napier.
Phone 06 8341988

www:trattoriaallatoscana.com
Follow us on instagram at kooltuscan
or on facebook Trattoria alla Toscana

13 hours ago

Here's a cool idea for communicating with your neighbours without technology or breaching alert level rules...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while … View more
Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while also looking out for others in your community.

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15 hours ago

An Insight into Viscose

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean (Hawkes Bay Chem-Dry)

Viscose, or Rayon, was the first regenerated fibre to be manufactured for commercial production in the early 1900s.


As a fabric, it is able to emulate the extremely soft handle and subtle sheen of natural fibres, whilst being more cost effective to produce. Therefore, resulting in the … View more
Viscose, or Rayon, was the first regenerated fibre to be manufactured for commercial production in the early 1900s.


As a fabric, it is able to emulate the extremely soft handle and subtle sheen of natural fibres, whilst being more cost effective to produce. Therefore, resulting in the continued popularity of viscose in fashion and soft furnishings.


Although viscose begins as a natural fibre, it is different from products like linen and cotton because it undergoes a manufacturing process. During this process, wood pulp is dissolved in alkali to make the solution called viscose, which is then squeezed through a nozzle or spinneret into an acid bath to create filaments called regenerated cellulose, and finally spun into yarn.


As with all natural fibres, viscose has a unique personality and requires special care. In this article we will discuss the characteristics of this versatile fabric, whether it is the right choice for your next project, and its unexpected enemy – H2O.

Characteristics of Viscose:
• Soft Handle
• Luxurious appearance and subtle natural lustre.
• Viscose yarn absorbs and holds dye well. Especially when piece dyed, a viscose product has the ability to reflect vibrant and bold colour.
• Can be engineered to resemble other natural fibres such as linen cotton and silk, while in most instances, can be more cost effective.
• Absorbent fibre and less durable when wet. We recommend that fabric qualities with a high percentage of viscose yarn are not washed or spot cleaned with water. Due to the absorbent nature of the yarn, spot cleaning can result in watermarks occurring.
• Dry Cleanable. In most cases we recommend a professional dry clean for compositions with a high amount of viscose.
• Low thermal retention. This characteristic mostly applies to the fashion apparel industry. Being a cellulose based fibre, it does not retain heat as well.
• As with all natural fibres, viscose can be susceptible to fading in direct sunlight due to the extreme UV conditions in Australasia. We recommend you are mindful of where natural fibres are situated in the home. In a drapery situation we always recommend a quality lining.
• For interior textiles, a fabric with a component of viscose yarn is extremely versatile and can be used in drapery, upholstery and accessory applications. We don’t typically recommend viscose fabrics to be used for bedding due to the fibre generally being dry clean only.
• A fabric that contains a viscose component can have the same fabric dye processes, finishes and printing applications as other natural fibres.



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

1 day ago

Calling all creative minds today

Stuff

Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and … View more
Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Happy National Gardening Week! 👩‍🌾🍅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our … View more
This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our hapori.

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1 day ago

Auction Wednesday 20 October 10am

Todd Foster from Maidens & Foster Auctioneers Ltd

450 Lots Includes. Restaurant/Cafe Tables & Chairs. 2 Estate Clearances. Lounge Suites. Beds. Curios & Collectables. Tools. Bikes & Mowers etc.
Viewing & Bids Welcome: Mon 8-5, Tue 8-6 Wed from 8am
NB. No auction next week after the Labour/HB Ann Weekend

1 day ago

How important is sustainability to you?

Stuff from Neighbourly Nz

Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchersView more
Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchers from the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Looking for a job?

Competenz

Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our … View more
Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our CV Builder tool to create a professional CV with the right information to get the attention of employers.

Check out our CV builder here. Or keep an eye on our Job Board for new opportunities!
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3 days ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
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3 days ago

Why should I update my will?​

Public Trust

Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made… View more
Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made a will back in the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it may be time for an update. ​
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7 days ago

Video 8 tapes

Dan from Taradale

Heya. Just wondering if anyone has an old camcorder / cassette player that plays these video 8 / hi-8 tapes? I've got a stack of them I want to record digitally, but don't have a device to actually play them.

I'd be super careful borrowing it, and happy to pay / gift something … View more
Heya. Just wondering if anyone has an old camcorder / cassette player that plays these video 8 / hi-8 tapes? I've got a stack of them I want to record digitally, but don't have a device to actually play them.

I'd be super careful borrowing it, and happy to pay / gift something for the favour. Thank you 😊

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4 days ago

Kickstart your vegie patch

Yates

Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of … View more
Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of growing our own food.

Yates expert Sarah O’Neil will be on hand to help with problems too. Plus there are over $4000 worth of prizes up for grabs!
Find out more

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