Pakowhai - Waiohiki, Napier

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1 day ago

Fortnightly Rubbish Collection to Reduce NCC Rates

Angus from Hospital Hill

There are just 3 days to sign up for fortnightly collection of your new wheelie bin.
NCC has not promoted this option.
Go to this website
www.napier.govt.nz...
You will need the 7 digit code stencilled on the side of your new bin. Then follow the prompt on the website.
You will then get an … View more
There are just 3 days to sign up for fortnightly collection of your new wheelie bin.
NCC has not promoted this option.
Go to this website
www.napier.govt.nz...
You will need the 7 digit code stencilled on the side of your new bin. Then follow the prompt on the website.
You will then get an email showing collection days.

NCC claims they want got reduced rubbish waste, yet they have made fortnightly collection incredibly difficult.

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8 hours ago

Office desk for sale

Marty from Bluff Hill

Excellent condition. 180 cm wide, 60 cm to 120 cm deep, 72 cm high.

Price: $150

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9 hours ago

Cake maker

Paula from Havelock North

Anybody need a cake for upcoming birthday party 🎂?
Pm me .

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3 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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14 hours ago

Wanted

Paula from Camberley

Hi I am looking for a hose reel for an out side hose and some news paper. Also after some kitchen scales I hope everyone has a great weekend

16 hours ago

Scrap culvert pipe

Nicolas from Pirimai

Hi, anyone know where I could find offcuts of culvert pipe for a kids project? Cheers.

1 day ago

Pre-orders for Christmas

Billie Sue from Revolution Bikes

A Heads up to the neighbourhood, if you are going to want bikes or scooters for Christmas we are now recommending you put your order in early to avoid disappointment.

Increased demand since we came out of lockdown combined with slower and disrupted shipping from the manufacturers overseas means … View more
A Heads up to the neighbourhood, if you are going to want bikes or scooters for Christmas we are now recommending you put your order in early to avoid disappointment.

Increased demand since we came out of lockdown combined with slower and disrupted shipping from the manufacturers overseas means many bikes are selling out while they are still on the boat.

To get your first choice of color, brand, etc please come to see us in our Havelock North bike shop.

1 day ago

CDs gathering dust on a shelf....?

The Team from Red Cross Shop Napier

Our CD section is getting low in store. If you no longer cherish your CDs as much as you once did, we have customers who would love to give them a good home! Kindly drop them in to the Dalton Street store Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm and Saturday between 10am and 3pm, thanks!

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1 day ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a … View more
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

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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1 day ago

Cleaner

Janita from Frimley

Looking for a weekly cleaner who is reliable and trustworthy and on the off chance available today ...got let down at the last minute.

1 day ago

Textile Testing - Seam Slippage

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Napier

Seam Slippage is one of four key topics (others include Abrasion Resistance, Pilling, and Colourfastness) that we are covering to provide some background as to how we test and why.

Test results provide us with critical information about textile’s durability and suitability for certain … View more
Seam Slippage is one of four key topics (others include Abrasion Resistance, Pilling, and Colourfastness) that we are covering to provide some background as to how we test and why.

Test results provide us with critical information about textile’s durability and suitability for certain applications. We externally test all James Dunlop and Mokum textiles in Melbourne at a highly reputable laboratory who are amongst the most conservative and stringent in the world, due to the extremely harsh environmental conditions we face here in Australia and New Zealand.

We have gathered a number of frequently asked questions relating to seam slippage, so we asked our Mokum Studio designers Stephanie Moffitt and Annie Moir to share their expert knowledge.

Seam slippage is another equally important upholstery test, can you explain what seam slippage actually means?
Seam slippage is the separation or pulling apart of yarns in a fabric usually along a sewn seam or join. More often than not, the yarns don’t actually break they just separate and leave an unsightly gap along the fabric join.

What are the most common causes for seam slippage?
Seam slippage may be the result of a poorly constructed textile and /or the use of defective yarns in the fabric. But more commonly it is due to an inadequate standard of upholstery manufacturing i.e. a display of insufficient seam allowance, a deficient number of stitches in the seam or failure to overlock raw edges during the upholstery process – or a combination of all three factors.
Seam slippage usually occurs on joins that are subjected to heavy load and pressure such as seat cushions and arm rests. Certain furniture styles put more stress on fabric seams such as tub chairs and furniture with a fixed back or seat cushions.

Can composition play a part in seam slippage?
Yes, it can, Linen for example is loved for being a smooth lustrous fibre, but this can make it more susceptible to seam slippage with heavy load. For some linen textiles we would recommend discussing the need for reinforcing upholstery seams with your upholstery manufacturer.

The note “reinforce upholstery seams” is sometimes listed on our sampling specifications – what does it actually mean? Should we assume the fabric is inferior quality?
Firstly, no it doesn’t infer inferior quality. If we’ve specified it as being suitable for upholstery then it is fit for purpose, but we recommend additional seam support for that particular textile.
“Reinforce upholstery seams” simply means using an additional safeguard by stitching a tape along the seam to prevent fraying in high load areas, such as the corner back cushions. Overlocking should be used for loose woven fabric and seated cushion seams.

What’s the remedy for seam slippage? Can you fix it once it starts?
It is difficult to repair seam slippage once it starts. In almost all instances of seam slippage, it will require the furniture to be recovered, or re upholstered. It’s important to ascertain the cause of the seam slippage. If the seam slippage can be identified as being a result of inadequate manufacturing, you’ll need to work with the upholsterer to ensure appropriate manufacturing techniques are being used, including reinforcing seams if required. If the seam slippage is clearly related to the fabric, the furniture would need to be recovered, either from a different batch (if it’s an isolated batch issue) or selecting an alternative fabric which is more suitable for that particular frame.

Can you explain how the seam slippage test is performed?

The test measures how resistant a fabric is to yarns opening/ slipping under pressure along a seam line. Two fabric swatches are sewn together with a standardised seam. The swatches are pulled apart with an equal and opposite force. The test is performed in both warp and weft directions. Any seam opening is then measured while the fabric swatches are being pulled apart. According to the Australian standard, a seam opening should be less than 6mm at maximum force. A lower result indicates a smaller opening and thus a better resistance against seam slippage.


Written by: jamesdunloptextiles.com...

1 day ago

What is double glazing?

RetroFit Double Glazing - Hawkes Bay

What is double glazing? We’ve put together some information that might help you with your research if you're considering getting retrofit double glazing click here to read. If you’re interested, we offer a free no obligation quote click here or call us on 0800 658 658.

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1 day ago

Resene Cambridge needs help to return the shop's pet cat, Timmy.

Resene

Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul … View more
Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul Norfolk and wife Gloria had looked all over town for their favourite store cat, along with the shop’s manager, Kerry Mason, and her staff.

“Timmy is such an icon around Cambridge, everyone knows him as the Resene cat,” Gloria said.
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2 days ago

NZITF Dobok - Taekwon Do uniform

Julie Neighbourly Lead from Havelock North

Size 132 (approx 7-10yr) Taekwon Do dobok with white belt (not yellow) for sale. Has new Velcro fastening.

Price: $30

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2 days ago

Green Care Solutions

Rhys from Onekawa

Hello! Rhys here from Green Care Solutions.
We are a very small, locally owned garden care / yard maintenance company.
Our coming weeks are very much open to taking on new clients / more work.
Please feel free to contact Rhys at 027-243-9777 to discuss any work or if you have any questions.

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Hello! Rhys here from Green Care Solutions.
We are a very small, locally owned garden care / yard maintenance company.
Our coming weeks are very much open to taking on new clients / more work.
Please feel free to contact Rhys at 027-243-9777 to discuss any work or if you have any questions.

Thanks!

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