Bunnythorpe, Palmerston North

6 minutes ago

SuperSeniors June

The Team from Office for Seniors

The latest edition of SuperSeniors is out now!

In this issue, we profile one of the unsung heroes of the Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) and learn more about the help the service offers.

We also chat with Dr Doug Wilson, 2021 Senior New Zealander of the Year Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau, and … View more
The latest edition of SuperSeniors is out now!

In this issue, we profile one of the unsung heroes of the Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) and learn more about the help the service offers.

We also chat with Dr Doug Wilson, 2021 Senior New Zealander of the Year Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau, and Andrea Gaskin, Director and Founder of charity organisation Connect the Dots, about how she’s making the art scene in Auckland accessible to seniors.

There’s advice on how to eat healthy, how to get tech savvy, and updated laws for renters and landlords.

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4 days ago

Always finding your neighbour’s cats in your garden?

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Palmerston North

Even though we all love animals, we are not always fans of other people’s cats doing their business in our gardens. Luckily, there is a handy, and animal-friendly, trick for this!

Cats are wonderful and cute animals, of course, but they’re a bit less cute when they pee, poo and dig all over … View more
Even though we all love animals, we are not always fans of other people’s cats doing their business in our gardens. Luckily, there is a handy, and animal-friendly, trick for this!

Cats are wonderful and cute animals, of course, but they’re a bit less cute when they pee, poo and dig all over our garden. This can cause a lot of trouble for you and your garden, so you might be looking for some tips to help prevent this! Because we are animal lovers, we don’t like the idea of scaring off cats with chemicals or nasty methods that aren’t animal friendly. We believe keeping cats out of your garden can also be done in a natural way.

There are several ways to discourage cats from coming into your garden that are in no way harmful to the cat but do give the required result. For instance, cats don’t like certain scents, which means you can use those to keep them out.


After asking around for a bit, we found out that a lot of people have trouble with neighbourhood cats in their garden. Some people love seeing those cute animals wandering around their garden, but other people would rather chase them away immediately. Everybody has their own methods for this as well. The most common method seems to be trying to scare the cat by yelling and waving your arms. Others go outside with a glass of water to try to pour over the cat. Of course, these methods don’t have the desired result. Some people get so frustrated that they end up in the newspaper because they tried shooting at the cats! That’s not what we want, so we’ve got a few tips for you instead.


Cats don’t like the smells of vinegar and citrus peel.


So, you can keep cats out of your garden pretty easily by putting bowls of vinegar or citrus peel in various places around the garden (in particular those places the cat likes to visit). The cat will then definitely stay away from those places. Another thing cats hate is cayenne pepper. So, it may be worth scattering a generous amount of cayenne pepper in places the cats like to visit. Then again, this may cause the cat to start sneezing violently, which make us feel a bit sorry for it.

If you don’t have any of these products at home and don’t feel like going to the supermarket, you could also try using garlic, ground coffee or chili pepper. Did you know about these natural, cat-resistant tips? Share them with your friends!

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2 hours ago

We'll be at Fieldays!

Exceed - we fix windows and doors

WE WILL BE AT FIELDAYS TOMORROW!!!
If you are thinking of renovating your home, we can provide expert advice and suggestions to get your next home improvement project done right. Sometimes the smallest improvements and repairs can make the biggest difference!

Come along to ask us all your … View more
WE WILL BE AT FIELDAYS TOMORROW!!!
If you are thinking of renovating your home, we can provide expert advice and suggestions to get your next home improvement project done right. Sometimes the smallest improvements and repairs can make the biggest difference!

Come along to ask us all your maintenance and renovation questions and you can go into the draw to win a retractable insect screen!? We will also have some fantastic promos to help with your home improvements!

Visit site #RM77 and talk to the experts about all your windows & door repairs needs ?⚒

See you at Fieldays!

The team at Exceed we fix windows & doors : )

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3 hours ago

Tui label tablecloth

Christine from Milson

Found this Tui tablecloth at an Op shop this morning. Can anyone tell me how old this could be. Thanks.

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8 hours ago

7 ‘Unexpected’ Things You Can Clean with Laundry Detergent

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Palmerston North

Laundry detergent is a powerful cleaning agent. But did you know that it can do much more than just clean your clothes? The stuff can be multifunctional in your household. For example, you can use both the liquid and powder version for your drain, oven or car. We have listed seven things that you … View moreLaundry detergent is a powerful cleaning agent. But did you know that it can do much more than just clean your clothes? The stuff can be multifunctional in your household. For example, you can use both the liquid and powder version for your drain, oven or car. We have listed seven things that you can clean with laundry detergent.

1. Unclogging the drain

Is your drain clogged up? Don’t call a plumber just yet; try this trick first. Pour about 60 millilitres of laundry detergent into the sink and then (slowly) pour a litre of boiling water down the drain. The hot water and the liquid detergent work together to flush out the blockage. That saves you another visit from the plumber.

2. Making all-purpose cleaner

It is also perfectly fine to use laundry detergent to make all-purpose cleaner. To do this, mix 80 millilitres of bleach, 4.5 litres of water and a teaspoon of laundry detergent together. It works surprisingly well on walls, in the bathroom and on almost any other surface in the house.

3. Removing stains

When you think about it, it makes sense that the same stain-fighting properties that help clean your clothes, also work on upholstery and carpet. Apply powder detergent to a stain and rub it gently with a wet cloth to work the detergent into the stain. Wait five minutes, then wipe off the excess powder and repeat until the stain is gone.

4. Washing the car


Laundry detergent is ideal for cleaning the outside of the car. It removes dirt with ease. Makes sure to dilute the detergent fist. Just one tablespoon of laundry detergent per bucket of water should be enough. A solution that is too concentrated could damage the paintwork of your car, which is something we want to avoid! Of course, you can also use laundry detergent for the interior of the car, as described above.


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

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15 hours ago

Looking for an apprentice?

Competenz

Hi Neighbours, make use of our free recruitment service and advertise your entry-level and apprentice roles with Competenz. We have pre-qualified and motivated jobseekers ready to match with your business.
Enquire through our online job board and our team will be in touch, easy!

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1 day ago

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Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

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5 days ago

Win tickets for Fieldays!

Exceed - we fix windows and doors

WIN FREE TICKETS FOR FIELDAYS🤩🥳
Our team will be at Fieldays from 16th-19th June and to celebrate we are GIVING AWAY 2 DOUBLE PASSES to the event .

✔️ To win 1 of these 2 double passes simply comment below who you would take with you to Fieldays.

Competition ends on Monday 14th June at… View more
WIN FREE TICKETS FOR FIELDAYS🤩🥳
Our team will be at Fieldays from 16th-19th June and to celebrate we are GIVING AWAY 2 DOUBLE PASSES to the event .

✔️ To win 1 of these 2 double passes simply comment below who you would take with you to Fieldays.

Competition ends on Monday 14th June at 10 am.
2 winners will be chosen from a random draw of entries received via Exceed´s Facebook, Instagram & Neighbourly pages.
Good luck everyone. See you at Fieldays!

📍 EVENT INFO:
16th-19th JUNE 2021
Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton

If you need expert advice, come and talk to Exceed experts at site RM77. We will be there to discuss all your window and door repairs, upgrades & security needs 🧰⚒

The team at Exceed : )

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1 day ago

Kindling and pine cones for sale

Grant from Feilding

Kindling 2 sizes
Bag = $15
Medium Sack = $25 holds at least 2 of the smaller bags

Large sack (not shown in photo) $35

Pine cones $10 per large seed sack
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Kindling 2 sizes
Bag = $15
Medium Sack = $25 holds at least 2 of the smaller bags

Large sack (not shown in photo) $35

Pine cones $10 per large seed sack

By comparison the small 12L box of kindling in the photo was purchased from a local supermarket for $13.99


Live in Feilding but work in Palmy so depending where you live I may be able to deliver

Reply this post or text (do not ring) 0274 358 687



Grant

Negotiable

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1 day ago

RMHC® New Zealand Annual Appeal

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Help us house families with hospitalised children. Join the fight to fund a night. Find out more

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4 days ago

What we don't want to see on The Block NZ

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

The Block NZ is back on our screens on Monday, but let's hope there are no more silly decor challenges and over-the-top reserves.

3 days ago

Resident-friendly terms

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
Our base weekly… View more
Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your townhouse or apartment*, and comprehensive care can be dialled up as your needs change.

Terms like these provide you with greater confidence to live the way you want.
*Some conditions apply
Learn more

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4 days ago

Wine Barrels for Sale! - $180

Christine from Kairanga

Wine Barrels for sale - now back in stock!

Used - as in ex the vineyard - wine barrels.

These make great planters, bar leaners, furniture etc, You can stain, oil or polyurethane them or leave as is - they will weather and give a rustic look.

Price is per barrel - $180 per barrel. Pick the one … View more
Wine Barrels for sale - now back in stock!

Used - as in ex the vineyard - wine barrels.

These make great planters, bar leaners, furniture etc, You can stain, oil or polyurethane them or leave as is - they will weather and give a rustic look.

Price is per barrel - $180 per barrel. Pick the one you want! There are many to choose from.

Would prefer pickup but can deliver within Palmerston North/Local for a small fee

Want a planter tub? I can cut the full barrels in half to make 2 "tub" planters - these are $100 per tub i.e. $100 per half barrel

Ph 021 496514

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14 days ago

Covid Vaccination

Janet from Hokowhitu

Has anyone else heard that PNCC staff have recently received the covid vaccination?

6 days ago

Apartments at Ranfurly Residential Care Centre.

Ranfurly Manor

To complement our hospital-level care unit and Dementia Centre we also have Residential Care Apartments, or 'LTO's'. These rooms are larger than the regular rooms and have a private lounge, en-suite, and kitchen area.
These are available as singles (one bedroom) or as doubles (two … View more
To complement our hospital-level care unit and Dementia Centre we also have Residential Care Apartments, or 'LTO's'. These rooms are larger than the regular rooms and have a private lounge, en-suite, and kitchen area.
These are available as singles (one bedroom) or as doubles (two bedrooms) suiting married couples or partners; siblings or good friends. Currently, we have apartments,20,23,28,32, 38, and 39 (single room apartments) ready for immediate occupancy, along with our double roomed apartments, apartments 4 and 12. Make inquiries today while they are still available.

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