Tamatea, Napier

15 hours ago

Love your compost? Pimp it up to win great prizes for your garden!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

To celebrate National Gardening Week (October 17-25), Yates have partnered with NZ Gardener to give away some fantastic prizes to some of the most inspirational compost builders in the country. Show us your compost setup, whether it’s tiny or huge, and the best looking compost … View more
Dear neighbours,

To celebrate National Gardening Week (October 17-25), Yates have partnered with NZ Gardener to give away some fantastic prizes to some of the most inspirational compost builders in the country. Show us your compost setup, whether it’s tiny or huge, and the best looking compost wins 1 of 9 Compost Kits (RRP $319 each).

So email through your best tip for successful compost and one photo of your composting setup to loveyourgarden@yates.co.nz by August 26, 2022 to be in to win.

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17 hours ago

International Youth Day

NumberWorks'nWords Hawkes Bay

International Youth Day is celebrated each year on the 12th of August, to bring attention to youth issues and celebrate their potential.

The theme of International Youth Day in 2022 is “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health", focusing on the issues, … View more
International Youth Day is celebrated each year on the 12th of August, to bring attention to youth issues and celebrate their potential.

The theme of International Youth Day in 2022 is “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health", focusing on the issues, and highlighting that no effort could be successful without the participation of youth. With the support of young people, world leaders can achieve their targets.

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19 hours ago

Ombre bedside drawers

The Team from Resene ColorShop Napier

Use Resene Colorwood stain and colour to easily refresh a dated bedside drawer unit.

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

Your whole retirement is our consideration

Ryman Healthcare Limited

With the 75+ population projected to double in 20 years’ time, it’s more important than ever to choose a retirement village that is equipped to support you when you’re fully independent as well as if you need care.

That’s why Ryman villages plan ahead by offering independent living in … View more
With the 75+ population projected to double in 20 years’ time, it’s more important than ever to choose a retirement village that is equipped to support you when you’re fully independent as well as if you need care.

That’s why Ryman villages plan ahead by offering independent living in apartments and townhouses, assisted living in serviced apartments, resthome care and, in most villages, hospital and specialist dementia care.

We offer a higher ratio of care in our villages so that if your needs change, you have priority access to our care centres.
Find out more

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1 day ago

DVD Player

Andy from Ahuriri

Anyone want a DVD player? (Free). Good condition but don't know if people use these now. Otherwise, where can they be disposed of (recycling?)
Txt 0274499093

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10 days ago

collecting for womans refugee

Christina from Napier South

Good morning, I am collecting for the women refugees this month.
Anything you do not want which would be useful please call me and I will drop everything off at the end of the month.
Text me on 0226778509 Blessings and thank you to you all in advance.
Christina

3 days ago

Support our Yuri Bear Project

Princess Alexandra Retirement Village

Knitting needles are clicking across our villages and the wider community for the Yuri Bear project🐻❤️.

We’re aiming to knit 20,000 teddy bears for children displaced as a result of turmoil in their country.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far, but 20,000 bears is no … View more
Knitting needles are clicking across our villages and the wider community for the Yuri Bear project🐻❤️.

We’re aiming to knit 20,000 teddy bears for children displaced as a result of turmoil in their country.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far, but 20,000 bears is no small ask!

If you can knit, know someone who can or would like to find out how you can help, please click on the link below.

3 days ago

Did you start gardening in school?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

How many of you remember gardening in school? Hopefully, more students and teachers will be inspired by the great work being done at this amazing school.

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3 days ago

Toys/ New watches

The Team from Red Cross Shop Napier

New toys have arrived.
New boys underwear.

4 days ago

For the Love of Velvet

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

For anyone wanting to add everlasting interest to their home, you can’t look past velvet! This is a fabric that’s as rich in textile history as it is in texture with incredible durability that may surprise you.

Velvet fabric fuses a historical sense of luxury and indulgence with a plush, … View more
For anyone wanting to add everlasting interest to their home, you can’t look past velvet! This is a fabric that’s as rich in textile history as it is in texture with incredible durability that may surprise you.

Velvet fabric fuses a historical sense of luxury and indulgence with a plush, practical comfort that has a timeless style, sure to outlast any momentary design trends. With its silky sheen and rich colours, velvet holds a specific seductive quality that no eye for elegance can resist the allure of.

For a fabric that feels like a soft, buttery hug the unique piles have a hard-wearing quality that will ensure your velvet curtains, cushions or furniture will continue to be loud and daring or subtly sophisticated for years to come.

History of Velvet
The history of velvet is one of luxury and meticulous construction. It is believed the material was first introduced in Baghdad around 750 A.D. The original velvet material was made from silk and therefore naturally reserved for royalty and other notably wealthy classes that could afford the exorbitant cost.

Velvet eventually travelled to Europe on the Silk Road and gained popularity during the Renaissance. At the same time, new loom technology lowered the production costs and therefore widened the availability to fabric lovers of all classes. Fast-forward to the 21st century and velvet fabric can be found in almost every home, transcending and outlasting interior trends to suit any home decor for years on end.

How is Velvet Made?
Velvet is made in a very unique way. It is woven on a double piece loom that makes two pieces of fabric simultaneously with the velvet pile encased in the middle. It is then separated, creating the three-dimensional texture velvet is known for.

While the first velvets were made from silk, more recent adaptations in the production process means velvets can now be made from natural or synthetic fibres such as polyester, nylon, viscose, or rayon.

Classic plain velvet will then be sheared to ensure the pile is a consistent length and often brushed while moist to achieve a nice uniform grain across the fabric. If the fabric is destined to boast a pattern, at this point in the process it will be crushed, embossed or snipped to different lengths to ensure this pattern is part of the pile’s identity for the life of the fabric.

Velvet is then dyed to produce amazing, rich colours that are accentuated by the three-dimensional texture.

Durability of Velvet
Due to the aura of luxury surrounding velvet and the fact that it was originally made from silk, there’s a preconception that it’s delicate and requires gentle, loving care to stay pristine. We’re here to set the record straight!

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

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5 days ago

Do you have a great asparagus recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for asparagus recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before August 21, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Vegetable … View more
Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for asparagus recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before August 21, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Vegetable Growing Made Easy.

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5 days ago

Maths Week

NumberWorks'nWords Hawkes Bay

Maths Week is a week-long celebration of all things maths! ?

It is a premier mathematics event in the New Zealand school calendar, and sets out to encourage children to pursue maths by promoting a more positive and inclusive approach.

Visit the Maths Week website to learn more! … View more
Maths Week is a week-long celebration of all things maths! ?

It is a premier mathematics event in the New Zealand school calendar, and sets out to encourage children to pursue maths by promoting a more positive and inclusive approach.

Visit the Maths Week website to learn more! www.mathsweek.co.nz...

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5 days ago

Subscribe to Stuff's First Time Buyer's Club

Stuff

Making it onto the first rung of the property ladder can be an incredibly rewarding journey – and Stuff is here to help you through.

Stuff Homed has launched the First Time Buyers’ Club, an email series to help you navigate the equal-parts exciting and terrifying process of buying your first… View more
Making it onto the first rung of the property ladder can be an incredibly rewarding journey – and Stuff is here to help you through.

Stuff Homed has launched the First Time Buyers’ Club, an email series to help you navigate the equal-parts exciting and terrifying process of buying your first ever home. When you join our six-week LearnStuff course, you’ll get an email every week giving you all the basics on what you need to know, who you need on your side, and what you need to do at each stage of the journey.

We can’t make the houses any cheaper, but we can guide you through the process, share some tips from the experts, and help you avoid some of the trips and traps.

Sign up (it's free) and get started on your house-buying journey.
Sign up now

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7 days ago

Auction Wednesday 10 August 10am

Todd Foster from Maidens & Foster Auctioneers Ltd

Another FULL House. Tidy Patios & Outdoor Furniture. Large Mirrors & Clocks. Collectable China. Lounge & Dining Suites etc etc
Viewing & Bids Welcome: Mon 8-5, Tue 8-6 & Wed from 8am
More Photos www.mafa.co.nz... & facebook
NB. Next Antique Auction 29 September

7 days ago

Aged terracotta pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop Napier

It’s easy to age a brand new terracotta pot using Karen Walker Chalk Colour and Vintage Wax from Resene.
Find out how to create your own.

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8 days ago

Submissions for Eskdale Park

Trina from Bayview - Eskdale

Hi Everyone, Here is the Eskdale Park draft reserve management plan. Please have a look over it and go to the HDC website at the link below, to read about the plan in detail. The council is now accepting submission on the draft RMP. This is our opportunity to say what we like about the plan and … View moreHi Everyone, Here is the Eskdale Park draft reserve management plan. Please have a look over it and go to the HDC website at the link below, to read about the plan in detail. The council is now accepting submission on the draft RMP. This is our opportunity to say what we like about the plan and what we do not like about the plan. Please take this opportunity seriously as it will effect our park for the future. Everyone's thoughts and opinions need to be voiced to HDC by sending in a submission. Submissions needs to be received by HDC by September 2, 2022. If you need help with your submission please reach out to Friends of Eskdale Park on FB or through email at saveeskdalepark@gmail.com. We are happy to help. If you have questions about the plan please email Rachel Stuart of HDC at rachels@hdc.govt.nz. Lets come together as a community on this and all send in our submissions to HDC.
www.hastingsdc.govt.nz...

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