46 days ago

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3 hours ago

Enhancing Your Home and Lifestyle!

Jade Promotions (Home & Living)

120+ exhibitors to enhance your home and lifestyle at the Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show! Packed with inspiration, exclusive show specials, giveaways and more the Hawke’s Bay Better Home and Living Show is on at Pettigrew Green Arena from the 21 – 23 May. Enjoy a fabulous day out with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer.

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with everything from heating & insulation, builders, renovators, homewares, kitchens, plants, tools, spas, health, well-being, sustainable living, art and artisan foods! With great food and coffee, grab a friend using this discounted offer and enjoy a day together.

Save the date in your diaries: 21 – 23 May
Fri & Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 4
Pettigrew Green Arena, Taradale
Adults $8
Gold Card Friday $4
Under 16 free
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19 hours ago

How to Stop Your Pet from Destroying Your Blinds

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

From a dog’s point of view, blinds are just an obstacle keeping them from the window. When there’s a something outside, the blinds just become a casualty of the resulting frenzy to get out there. Keep blinds raised part-way to allow your pup to see out and avoid wreckage. Avoid this issue by teaching your dog to stay calm in exciting situations.

Many dogs, especially as puppies, will chew on anything in sight. If your blinds have become your pets teething stick, it’s because he doesn’t have anything else to chew on. Deter dogs from gnawing on blinds by spraying slats with sour apple spray (available at pet stores). It smells and tastes terrible to dogs but is neutral to humans.

When you’re away from home, keep your dog in a safe room and give them special toys that are otherwise hidden away. Treat-filled toys and meat flavoured bones are especially appealing. With these toys to keep them preoccupied, they won’t think twice about the blinds.


Dogs can be like children, they have a lot of energy and it will find a way out whether you provide it or not. With this in mind, give your dog an opportunity to tire themselves out and your home might not become a race track.


What are the pet-friendliest window dressings?


Try vertical blinds. Furry friends can nudge slats out of the way to see out the window and they’ll fall back into place afterwards. If pets chew on blind slats, you can order individual replacements instead of getting a whole new set. If pet hair and grime are a problem, just wipe them clean with soap and water.


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

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1 day ago

A new way to live

Ryman Healthcare Limited

It’s a time for fine-tuning your skills and pushing the boundaries, catching up with your mates and heading off on new adventures at the drop of a hat! No, we’re not talking about your 20s, we’re talking about your retirement.

Ross’ retirement saw the beginning of his musical journey where his passion quickly evolved from making music, to crafting guitars. It all started when Ross and some mates joined a music group where the camaraderie and togetherness were just as important as the music.

Living in a Ryman village, Ross can continue living life to the full in his retirement because they are places where you don’t retire from life, you find a new way to live .
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