29 days ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

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32 minutes ago

Flower Power Wallpaper Release 2021

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Palmerston North

The perennial theme of botanical print in interior design will continue in 2021 and is unmistakable in the new Flower Power wallpaper collection from James Dunlop, launching February 2021.

Continuing to deliver on this popular trend, the Flower Power wallpapers showcase a retro aesthetic, reflective of an era that embraced a maximalist approach to interior design.

The namesake of the collection Flower Power pays homage to the counterculture design movement of the 1960s and 1970s, which celebrated global design influences, bold pattern, stylised folk art and sundrenched colour.

Bold, geometric forms mix with romantic florals within eight new wallpaper designs that feel playful yet offer a comforting sense of nostalgia in both design and colour. These mid-century inspired patterned wallpapers will pair harmoniously with rattan, textured paint, exposed brick and warm timber, as well as tactile textiles such as boucle and corduroy.

The Flower Power collection embraces Visual Optimism, a design concept whereby joy can be cultivated via your visual environment. Featuring bold stylised floral motifs in eight unique patterns, these wallpapers will add personality to your home interiors or working space. Available in a playful palette of fresh nature inspired neutrals, with accent colours of gold, brown, emerald, teal, peach and pink. Whether you are looking for soft pastels, earthy tones or vibrant shades, the Flower Power collection offers a myriad of speciation opportunities.


Within the design community, trends across fashion and interiors are cyclical, with the past being a constant muse for today’s inspiration. The Flower Power collection allows you to either fully immerse yourself in nostalgic design of the 1960s and 70s through statement wallpaper in acid edged colour, or take a less literal approach with the small scale transitional patterns for a subtle and contemporary look.

Expertly printed in Europe onto non-woven backed heavy vinyl, these easy to hang wallpapers will inject joy into your residential or commercial environment. All wallpapers have the benefit of being washable, fire retardant and easily removable.


A subtle illustration of natures irregular and rhythmic texture. April offers a unique alternative to a plain textured wallpaper, for those after a hint of decoration. In a refined palette of gold and silver with an iridescent metallic finish, April is printed onto Non-Woven backed heavy vinyl creating a sophisticated solution for both residential and commercial spaces.


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1 day ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

3 days ago

Linc Electrical - your friendly local electricians

Linc Electrical from Linc Electrical Limited

We provide a full range of electrical services from maintenance, new builds, renovations, LED lighting/retrofits, fault finding service, new wiring, switchboard upgrades/replacements, heat pumps, CCTV, alarms and much more. Book your zero obligation free quote now! Your can book through our facebook page or our website or if you would rather talk to someone call Linc on 027 363 6190

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