Onekawa, Napier

37 days ago

Generation Pandemic: How has Covid-19 affected your children?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

This week we're looking at how the pandemic will affect our children and their resilience. The Sunday Star-Times wants to hear from children about how they've been impacted by Covid-19 and lockdown. Perhaps they've learned more about hand washing and germs, or maybe they want to talk… View moreThis week we're looking at how the pandemic will affect our children and their resilience. The Sunday Star-Times wants to hear from children about how they've been impacted by Covid-19 and lockdown. Perhaps they've learned more about hand washing and germs, or maybe they want to talk about having mum or dad home more often, or learning from home. Kids can write a sentence or two to be included in print by emailing kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, by Friday, July 10, at 5pm. Their first names and ages may be used in print. Parents, if you're happy for your children to be photographed please let us know.

37 days ago

How to Keep Indoor Plants Alive

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Napier

Keeping an indoor plant alive — let alone thriving — can be a daunting task. Thankfully, we have five tips to help keep your plants alive.

1. Potting and repotting
When potting a plant, choose a pot that has good drainage and always use a good quality potting mix. If you do have a pot … View more
Keeping an indoor plant alive — let alone thriving — can be a daunting task. Thankfully, we have five tips to help keep your plants alive.

1. Potting and repotting
When potting a plant, choose a pot that has good drainage and always use a good quality potting mix. If you do have a pot without drainage, you can pot it in a smaller plastic pot and pop it inside.

When repotting, pick a pot that’s one size bigger than the one you have, place some firmly packed potting mix in the bottom and a small sprinkle of plant fertiliser. Give the plant a good water and gently tip the pot on its side and ease out the plant, place it in the new pot and gently fill with potting mix, press down soil and keep filling until you are about 2-4cm from the top of the pot.

2. Light
Most plants like bright indirect sunlight. Plants get their nourishment and energy from the sun so don’t be shy about placing them in bright sunlight. As the seasons change, watch the light levels and move plants closer or further away from windows. Some plants can survive in very dim light but give them a bright light holiday one day a week. Pale foliage is a sign that your plant might not be getting enough light and brown patches on leaves can mean the plant is getting singed.

3. Water
One of the most common reasons indoor plants die is overwatering. The majority of plants need to be watered once a week. Once a month place them in a sink or bucket and drench the soil and roots, then let the water drain out well before placing them back in their spots. There are a few plants that like more water, such as peace lilies, and some that like less, including ZZ plants and snake plants.

4. Humidity
Lots of indoor plants, and the majority of what we sell, originate from sub-tropical rainforest-type climates. They love a light misting daily or you can sit them in the bathroom while you take a shower.

5. Choosing plants
Pick the right plant for you and your lifestyle. If you are new to house plants, start with an easy-care plant such as a succulent or cactus, then you can graduate to other types. If you go away a lot choose a plant that can survive without attention. If you live in the city you might want to think about plants that have super air cleansing powers. The whole process of choosing plants and their weekly routine can be quite meditative. Enjoy the watering rituals you create — it’s a good chance to practise your mindfulness. Just remember once you start it’s hard to stop!

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37 days ago

WANTED: HONDA Ek9 Hatch ot 4 Door.

Larain from Greenmeadows

HONDA CIVIC WANTED AS A PROJECT:
Wanting a tidy
HONDA: Four door/ Hatch ek9 tidy for a project. Genuine buyer for a project.
Contact Larain.

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37 days ago

Fisher and Paykel Elba Oven

Ashlyn from Greenmeadows

I am renovating my kitchen and would like offers on this clean and well functioning oven. Four Coil elements. Oven has Bake and Grill function. Warmer drawer.
Available from Friday, 17 July.
Text: 022 301 4694 to view

Negotiable

38 days ago

Ask an expert: get answers to your DIY questions

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, have you had a DIY disaster you need to fix or are you keen to tackle some home improvements but don't know where to start? Well, help is at hand.

Send us your questions about your DIY or decorating dilemmas, including photos if you can, and we'll ask an expert for their… View more
Hey neighbours, have you had a DIY disaster you need to fix or are you keen to tackle some home improvements but don't know where to start? Well, help is at hand.

Send us your questions about your DIY or decorating dilemmas, including photos if you can, and we'll ask an expert for their advice on where to start with your project, any tips and tricks they can share to help you get a great finish - or how you can fix things up if they've already gone wrong! Click here to submit your questions, or email us at homed@stuff.co.nz.

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38 days ago

Sale continues at Red Cross Shop, 35 Cadbury Road, Onekawa

The Team from Red Cross - Napier Service Centre

Great to see new faces at our sale day. Sale continues on unpriced Women's tops at $2.00 each. Half price and $1 racks back again.
Shelves full of warm bedding and table linen. Full racks of women's winter woollies at great prices. Jackets too! And kids toys. Come and visit our warm, … View more
Great to see new faces at our sale day. Sale continues on unpriced Women's tops at $2.00 each. Half price and $1 racks back again.
Shelves full of warm bedding and table linen. Full racks of women's winter woollies at great prices. Jackets too! And kids toys. Come and visit our warm, friendly shop.

Negotiable

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38 days ago

Wall Hung Vanity Basin with a Bottle trap

Paul from Bluff Hill

Excellent condition . Dimensions are 560mm wide x 460 mm .
Txt Paul 021 434 452 must sell .

Price: $30

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38 days ago

Sale continues at Red Cross Shop, 35 Cadbury Road, Onekawa

Mary Anne from Taradale

Great to see new faces at our sale day. Sale continues on unpriced Women's tops at $2.00 each. Half price and $1 racks back again.
Shelves full of warm bedding and table linen. Full racks of women's winter woollies at great prices. Jackets too! And kids toys. Come and visit our … View more
Great to see new faces at our sale day. Sale continues on unpriced Women's tops at $2.00 each. Half price and $1 racks back again.
Shelves full of warm bedding and table linen. Full racks of women's winter woollies at great prices. Jackets too! And kids toys. Come and visit our warm, friendly shop.

Negotiable

38 days ago

Holiday in NZ

EECA

Need a break? Live more with less energy. Explore our NZ paradise, and enjoy a low-carbon holiday. Find out more

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38 days ago

Free bulbs and other flowering plants

Ashlyn from Greenmeadows

I'm putting in a lawn so flowering plants to go
022 301 4694

Free

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39 days ago

How eco-friendly is your grocery shopping?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of … View more
Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of the least eco-friendly grocery store items to steer clear of next time you're loading up your trolley, with minimal disruption to your routine.

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39 days ago

Police Auction & Vintage Phone Collection Wednesday 10am

Todd Foster from Maidens & Foster Auctioneers Ltd

Entries on account NZ Police plus Private Vintage Phone Collection & Parts. Also Estate Furniture & Chattels plus Large Theatre Speakers. Viewing Weekdays 8-5. Late Night Tuesday to 6pm.
(NB. Antique Auction Net Week - Thursday 16 July 10am)

39 days ago

Want to help New Zealand recover?

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It’s a time of unprecedented change with Covid-19 so we are looking for graduates from all degree backgrounds who truly want to make a difference to New … View more
Keen to support your community and whānau?

Enjoy diverse and challenging work?

Are you a recent graduate or about to graduate?

It’s a time of unprecedented change with Covid-19 so we are looking for graduates from all degree backgrounds who truly want to make a difference to New Zealand and New Zealanders.

The GovTechTalent graduate programme in Wellington gives you the opportunity to change things for the better, while also shaping your own career path so don’t get left behind - apply for GovTechTalent today!
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42 days ago

Handyman

Marilyn from Taradale

Wanted a reliable handyman who does good quality work, and can do a variety of different types of jobs, to do a number of varying sized jobs around a home. Thank you.

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39 days ago

King single bed, mattress, and mattress protector

Yvette from Ahuriri

As new Nighttime metal king single bed frame ($300 new ) Dark grey and as new Radisson Backmaster king single mattress .($600 new) With mattress protector ($100 new.) Paid $1000 in total

Price: $400

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