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11 days ago

Tauranga City Council

Mary from Ohauiti

Am angry that without notification, rates rebates are now no longer available as a lump sum...They (the council) will only tip it back towards your future rates payable.
Am not happy

12 hours ago

World Car Free Day

Communications from Tauranga City Council

About 76% of people travel to work in Tauranga in a car on their own, compared to 68% nationwide.

Tomorrow is World Car Free Day and the perfect opportunity to give another way of travelling a go. What will you choose?

The bus? 🚌
Walking? 👣
Cycling? 🚲
Working from home? 🏠
Or will you … View more
About 76% of people travel to work in Tauranga in a car on their own, compared to 68% nationwide.

Tomorrow is World Car Free Day and the perfect opportunity to give another way of travelling a go. What will you choose?

The bus? 🚌
Walking? 👣
Cycling? 🚲
Working from home? 🏠
Or will you be heading into work or school on an e-scooter? 🛴

Head to www.tauranga.govt.nz... and find out how you can get involved.

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14 hours ago

Why Wool is Cool

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

• The fleece of sheep has been used to make human clothing since the Stone Age.
• Wool flourishes where there is rain and sunshine. These two elements sustain the grassy fields that sheep graze on. Shearers shave off the wool every year before the weather gets too hot. Wool is the ultimate … View more
• The fleece of sheep has been used to make human clothing since the Stone Age.
• Wool flourishes where there is rain and sunshine. These two elements sustain the grassy fields that sheep graze on. Shearers shave off the wool every year before the weather gets too hot. Wool is the ultimate renewable fibre.
• Wool from about 61 sheep extend all the way from the earth to the moon.
• Wool may be made from mixtures of hair from sheep, alpaca, llama, camel, cashmere, mohair, angora, vicuna, yak, guanaco, beaver or otter. No animals are harmed in the harvesting of wool.
• Wool is flame-resistant. It will not melt and stick to your skin like synthetic fibres. Instead, wool will usually smoulder and extinguish itself when the source of the flame has been removed. The fibre of choice for casinos and airlines.
• The fastest recorded time to shear a sheep is 39.31 seconds by Hilton Barrett of Australia.
• Wool is composed of same protein that makes up the outer protective layer of your skin.
• Have you ever wondered why your wool socks withstand foot stench longer than cotton or synthetic socks? Wool is naturally mildew and mould resistant because it is a natural moisture repellent, MEANING LESS STINK. Wool also reduces dust mite activity (they do not like wool!).
• Over its lifetime, a sheep’s fleece will absorb approximately 30Kg of carbon dioxide.
• Renewable, recyclable, and naturally biodegradable; choosing wool minimizes the amount of waste that sits in landfills. Wool biodegrades in weeks to less than 1 year depending on environmental conditions. This is due to its high nitrogen content.
• Wool products can last for 15 to 20 years (or more)
• Wool can absorb indoor contaminants, including formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide and locks them away in the fibre core. It is naturally soil and stain resistant, attracts less dirt and dust due to anti-static properties and requires less cleaning than synthetic fabrics.
• Wool fibres have a crimped texture so when it’s packed more tightly together lots of tiny pockets of air form. This structure means that it can absorb and release wick away moisture, allowing your skin to breathe so you feel fresh as a daisy.
• Due to its crimped structure, wool is naturally elastic, and so wool garments have the ability to stretch to your shape but can then return to their original state. It is also resistant to tearing and requires less processing to make it useable.
• Wool’s high nitrogen and water content makes it naturally flame resistant. Wool does not ignite easily and will self-extinguish. Should wool burn it does not melt while burning. Wool produces less smoke and toxic fumes during combustion than synthetic fibres, making it a far safer choice.

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18 hours ago

AVOCADOS

Eileen from Papamoa Beach

Hass Avocados
Nice quality medium size
$1.00 each or 3 for $2.50
10 Reefton place

Price: $1

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20 hours ago

Water main break

Communications from Tauranga City Council

There has been a water main break on Maunganui Road, between Tweed and Dee Street. We expect this to be fixed by the early afternoon.

Traffic on Maunganui Road is unaffected, but the turn into Dee Street is closed. This issue may also affect the water supply to homes and businesses in the area, … View more
There has been a water main break on Maunganui Road, between Tweed and Dee Street. We expect this to be fixed by the early afternoon.

Traffic on Maunganui Road is unaffected, but the turn into Dee Street is closed. This issue may also affect the water supply to homes and businesses in the area, our apologies if that includes you.

We will update this message when we have more information.

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1 day ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to … View more
There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to live. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.
Learn more

3 days ago

WINGSPAN NATIONAL BIRDS OF PREY CENTRE =

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

The Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre is a place where people can visit and see birds of prey up close during interactive flying displays, hosted by the country’s leading experts. The displays showcase the spectacular flying skills of these amazing birds.
We'll be travelling there this … View more
The Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre is a place where people can visit and see birds of prey up close during interactive flying displays, hosted by the country’s leading experts. The displays showcase the spectacular flying skills of these amazing birds.
We'll be travelling there this Friday Sept, 25.
COST:Wingspan & Door-to-door transport from Tauranga/Mt/Maunganui/Papamoa: Adults:$65.00; Seniors: $55.00
Ph: 0275 224607. Details can be seen at:
smore.com/9uzbc-wingspan-birds-of-prey-centre

3 days ago

Key tips for a warmer, drier home – 9/9 – Washing

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

Dry your washing outside or in the garage or carport.


Created by New Zealand's Ministry of Health.
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5 days ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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6 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori … View more
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!

4 days ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants… View more
In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants and upcycle an old pallet into a multipurpose tray. Plus go in the draw for Yates wildflower seeds and Manuka Doctor honey from Palmers.

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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4 days ago

Limited time offer! 5% off and a FREE upgrade. (Terms apply)

RetroFit Double Glazing - Bay of Plenty

We have a special retrofit double glazing offer for everyone in the Bay of plenty! For a limited time get 5% off and a FREE upgrade on your retrofit double glazing job. Just use the promo code: 5%+UPGRADE. Get your free no obligation quote from us now click here or call us on 0800 658 658 Terms and… View moreWe have a special retrofit double glazing offer for everyone in the Bay of plenty! For a limited time get 5% off and a FREE upgrade on your retrofit double glazing job. Just use the promo code: 5%+UPGRADE. Get your free no obligation quote from us now click here or call us on 0800 658 658 Terms and conditions apply click here to view offer is only available at our Retrofit Auckland and Bay of Plenty branch.

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7 days ago

NEWSTALK ZB MIKE HOSKINGS

Eileen from Papamoa Beach

I have stopped listening to the rantings of Mike Hoskings on his AM show but today I was on the station by error and again I heard him showing no respect to our Prime Minister. He is like a ferrill cat sitting on a fence waiting to pounce. He is extremely rude to her at every interview and before… View moreI have stopped listening to the rantings of Mike Hoskings on his AM show but today I was on the station by error and again I heard him showing no respect to our Prime Minister. He is like a ferrill cat sitting on a fence waiting to pounce. He is extremely rude to her at every interview and before Jacinda has a chance to answer one of his pre loaded questions he cuts her off and fires another question at her and if he doesn't get the answer he requires so he can be in the position of " got ya" he ramps up his rudeness. Recently he couldn't get a rise out of Chris Hipkins in an interview so he went to an ad break without even thanking Chris for being on his show and that was the end of the interview. I wonder if the Producers of the show ever listen to him.
By comparrision he never treated our past Prime Minister in that manner in an interview. Imagine Mike Hoskings living in America at the moment, he obviously does not appreciate the position we are in re Covid compared to most other countries in the world.

6 days ago

Poll: Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New … View more
Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
Read the full story here.

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Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
  • 50.3% Yes, Hamilton has really turned itself around.
    50.3% Complete
  • 49.7% No, Whanganui should be voted most beautiful city again this year.
    49.7% Complete
749 votes
6 days ago

Community Connects grants

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants are open to any New Zealand council, community organisation, or registered non-profit organisation. Applications for our current funding round close on 9 October.

Our last funding round was a huge success and helped fund a range of different projects across the country, that had focuses like reducing loneliness and social isolation of older people, developing an age-friendly community plan and supporting people with dementia.

With the right planning and support, we can create environments where older people are valued, connected and able to participate in their community.

If you have an age-friendly project you are interested in getting funding for click here bit.ly...
Or if would like to learn more about how your community can become more age-friendly click here bit.ly...

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