Onekawa, Napier

28 days ago

Beware...some adorable ghosts may be haunting your streets.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween can be a fun way to connect with your community. But naturally not all homes in New Zealand will get involved.
If your house is open to trick or treaters this weekend, or if you know of some popular, local streets for trick or treating, please share these below.

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28 days ago

Popular baby product recalled

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Herobility Eco Feeding Spoon and Eco Baby Spoon & Fork have been recalled as they pose a choking hazard for babies. It has been found that these can break into small pieces.

The product has been sold at Mummum, Global Baby, Hatch Boutique, J Ballantynes, Mighty Ape, Smith and Caugheys and … View more
Herobility Eco Feeding Spoon and Eco Baby Spoon & Fork have been recalled as they pose a choking hazard for babies. It has been found that these can break into small pieces.

The product has been sold at Mummum, Global Baby, Hatch Boutique, J Ballantynes, Mighty Ape, Smith and Caugheys and The Nile from October 2019 to October 2020

If you have one of these forks/spoons and the date stamp is marked 2019 or earlier (or no date stamp is shown), the company advises to stop using the product and contact Bloom and Grow NZ to organise for a gift voucher to the same value.

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28 days ago

Are Curtains or Blinds best for kids’ bedrooms?

Robert Anderson from

Choosing curtains and/or blinds for a child’s bedroom is much more complicated than you might think, with several factors to take into consideration when making the right choice. Let’s go over what you need to think about.

Blocking out light
Any parent will tell you kids need darkness to go… View more
Choosing curtains and/or blinds for a child’s bedroom is much more complicated than you might think, with several factors to take into consideration when making the right choice. Let’s go over what you need to think about.

Blocking out light
Any parent will tell you kids need darkness to go to bed. They don’t necessarily need darkness to sleep, but to convince them it’s bedtime it needs to be dark. Post daylight savings, heading into spring and summer, this can be a challenge. Curtains and blinds can help.

First of all, opt for block-out lining. Block-out lined curtains reduce natural light and UV rays, providing an ideal solution for darkening a bedroom. They also offer thermal and sound insulation properties, which come in handy too and we’ll discuss more shortly.

The best solution to block out light is curtains made of medium to heavy fabric, hanging wide and high over the window and down to the floor. But don’t make a decision yet, there are things to consider that might make you shy away from this option.

Slatted blinds are the least ideal solution as they allow small amounts of light to peep through even when fully closed and lowered. An inside mounted roller blind also allows a small amount of light to enter. For extra light blockage consider a curtain over a blind.

Reducing noise
Blocking out noise completely using only curtains or blinds is not possible, but it can be reduced. The best options are:
• Curtains – reducing noise all comes down to absorbing the vibrations so opt for the thickest, heaviest fabric you can (e.g. velvet or wool). The more layers the better so ensure you get them lined and you could also opt for a blind underneath as well.
• Roman shades – as with curtains, the thicker the fabric and more layers the better.
• Honeycomb blinds - the unique cellular design is great for cutting out noise. Just as the cells trap air to reduce heat transfer, they can also help keep out noise.

How they look
Consider the age and gender your child is now but also consider how long you want the curtains to last and how old your child will be then. What is right for a child aged 2 will be totally wrong come age 6.

Kids tend to enjoy bright colours and bold patterns, or they might want a fabric featuring a favourite character from a book, TV show or movie. Be aware the latter option is likely to date quickly and the above point applies here too; while they may love superheroes right now, will they still be as cool in 12 months’ time?

If kids are sharing a room maybe consider something a bit more neutral that will appeal to both.
And as they get older, into their teens for example, they will become even more opinionated about their “style” and what they like will have evolved and expanded a lot since they were young kids.

Privacy
If your child’s room is exposed and can be seen by neighbours or from the street, consider hanging sheers to ensure their privacy is maintained.

Health & safety
Beware of blind cords ad these are a strangulation hazard. Either make sure they are tightly wound around a cleat and out of reach, choose electronically operated blinds or spring-loaded roller blinds, or get blinds with a tension cord and pulley so there is no loose cord dangling.
Blinds or lightweight curtains are better for kids who suffer allergies. Thicker fabrics are better at collecting dust, pollen, and dust mites.

Shorter curtains are recommended over floor length for younger children so they can’t grab hold and pull or wrap themselves up in them.

Don’t use tension rods. These are operated by spring-loaded tension and therefore not screwed into the wall. One good tug and the lot could come tumbling down.


Don’t forget – regular cleaning will keep your childs room healthy. We can help with that!


www.curtainclean.co.nz...

29 days ago

Wanted a Plasterer

Joao from Hospital Hill

Hi,
My name is João Cunha, I am a platerer/gib stopper and I am available to do a small job after work time.
My number is 0220290357, feel free to txt and schedule a visit.

Thanks.

29 days ago

Jumping for Jute!

Robert Anderson from

Jute is a natural fibre with golden & silky shine, and hence nicknamed as The Golden Fibre.

Jute is one of the most versatile natural fibres that has been used in raw materials for packaging, textiles, non-textile, and agricultural sectors.

Jute is a vegetable plant whose fibres are dried… View more
Jute is a natural fibre with golden & silky shine, and hence nicknamed as The Golden Fibre.

Jute is one of the most versatile natural fibres that has been used in raw materials for packaging, textiles, non-textile, and agricultural sectors.

Jute is a vegetable plant whose fibres are dried in long strips, and it’s one of the cheapest natural materials available; together with cotton, it is one of the most frequently used.

The plants from which jute is obtained grow mainly in warm and humid regions, such as Bangladesh, China, and India.

Jute can be grown year-round and is harvested every six months. It can take decades to produce the same volume of wood fiber and it requires much larger tracts of land to cultivate.

The woody core of the jute plant, called hurd, has thousands of potential industrial and commercial uses. As an alternative to wood, hurd is capable of meeting most of the world’s demand for wood and wood products. Using hurd and jute fibres means that the level of deforestation to meet the current demand for paper and wood could be significantly decreased if they were used as an alternative.

Jute is 100% biodegradable (it degrades biologically in 1 to 2 years), low-energy recyclable, and can even be used as compost for the garden. It is clear in terms of reusability and recyclability that jute bags are one of the best options available nowadays.

Jute fibres are tougher and more resilient than paper made from wood pulp and can withstand prolonged exposure to water and weather. They can be reused many times and are thus very environmentally friendly.

The application of jute is a significant step in combating the use of different materials containing toxic wastes. Jute bags cut down the employment of plastic bags, which have now been effectively banned in many countries due to their harmful components. Jute seems to be one of the best alternatives to it.

We hope you enjoyed learning about Jute as much as we did, we would love to hear your comments!

29 days ago

NO AUCTION THIS WEEK

Todd Foster from Maidens & Foster Auctioneers Ltd

Due to the 2 shortened weeks we will not have a sale tomorrow.
All stock will carry over to next Wednesday 4th November 10am
Preliminary photos attached.
Viewing Weekdays 8-5

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30 days ago

Metal Rubbish Bin

Andy from Ahuriri

Good for vermin secure storage perhaps. Good condition. Txt/ph 0274499093

Free

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30 days ago

Metal Rubbish Bin

Andy from Ahuriri

Good for vermin secure dry storage perhaps. In sound condition. Txt/ ph 0274499093

Free

30 days ago

Onekawa property sells for $565,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A house at 105 Coverdale Street in Onekawa has sold for $565,000, well above its capital valuation of $385,000.

At 138sqm, it is bigger than most homes in Onekawa, where the median house is 110sqm.

This home sold on August 15, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes … View more
A house at 105 Coverdale Street in Onekawa has sold for $565,000, well above its capital valuation of $385,000.

At 138sqm, it is bigger than most homes in Onekawa, where the median house is 110sqm.

This home sold on August 15, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

30 days ago

Onekawa house sells for $760,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A home on Alamein Crescent in Onekawa has fetched 33 per cent more than its capital valuation (CV). The property at No. 16 sold for $760,000, compared to a CV of $570,000.

The 182sqm home is larger than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Onekawa is 110sqm.

This property sold on July 14,… View more
A home on Alamein Crescent in Onekawa has fetched 33 per cent more than its capital valuation (CV). The property at No. 16 sold for $760,000, compared to a CV of $570,000.

The 182sqm home is larger than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Onekawa is 110sqm.

This property sold on July 14, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

31 days ago

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33 days ago

Blood pressure monitor

Letitia from Taradale

Hi there lovely neighbours.

Does anyone out there have an operational blood pressure monitor they are no longer using that I can have, borrow or buy off them. I had an operation and my blood pressure started mucking around. I’m back home now and want to keep an eye on it but unfortunately our … View more
Hi there lovely neighbours.

Does anyone out there have an operational blood pressure monitor they are no longer using that I can have, borrow or buy off them. I had an operation and my blood pressure started mucking around. I’m back home now and want to keep an eye on it but unfortunately our monitor’s digital number are broken. 😟😟

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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32 days ago

house wanted

Ron from Greenmeadows

First time house buyers searching for a 3 bedroom ,or larger, home for their young family. If you are thinking of selling contact Jack on 022 3009080. Finance in place.

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32 days ago

craft market

Ron from Greenmeadows

At the Taradale RSA craft market on Sunday 25th Oct we will have gold, silver, costume and greenstone jewellery from jewellers liquidation sales. See also the air plants, some of which are in flower, mounted on varnished driftwood. Get in early for your Xmas gifts.

33 days ago

Habit-Building for High School

NumberWorks'nWords Hawkes Bay

Approaching later primary school years can be a time of mixed emotions for students and their parents. Independence is emerging in the form of homework and study time, interest in specific subject areas might be developing, and ideas about the world and how to make a positive impact are surfacing.
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Approaching later primary school years can be a time of mixed emotions for students and their parents. Independence is emerging in the form of homework and study time, interest in specific subject areas might be developing, and ideas about the world and how to make a positive impact are surfacing.
By working together with your child to build these 5 actions, habits can be formed now in time to start high school in the coming years, with confidence.

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