Milson, Palmerston North

1 hour ago

A love of learning!

NumberWorks'nWords Palmerston North

At NumberWorks'nWords we create a learning environment that children love to come to.

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2 hours ago

Ryman Healthcare charity partner 2021/22

Julia Wallace Retirement Village

Applications are closing soon!

Since 1999, the residents and staff at Ryman Healthcare have raised more than $4 million for charities across New Zealand and Australia.

Supporting fellow pioneers isn’t new. It’s in our DNA. Learn more about becoming our charity partner.

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1 day ago

MASSIVE SUMMER SALE

The Team from Red Cross Shop Palmerston North

ANY 5 x Items of Summer Stock

CLOTHING. SHOES. SCARVES FOR $10.00. Make up your own combo !!!

Love to see you all Happy days from The Team @ The Red Cross Shop

8 days ago

Home hacks: Your best tips for cleaning jobs around the house

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Palmerston North

Most of these are free or inexpensive, and we can only assume they are tried and tested user-submitted hacks. It's interesting to note that the same everyday products crop up again and again, so let's hear it for dishwasher tabs. Here's what people to say...

IN THE KITCHEN

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Most of these are free or inexpensive, and we can only assume they are tried and tested user-submitted hacks. It's interesting to note that the same everyday products crop up again and again, so let's hear it for dishwasher tabs. Here's what people to say...

IN THE KITCHEN

* Dishwasher tabs are good to soak muffin trays and cake tins.
* I use dishwasher powder and a splash of bleach diluted in water to soak stained whites overnight. It will bring even whites that have been turned another colour in the wash back to sparkling white.
* Dishwasher powder works for the silver oven racks. I put them in a bath lined with an old towel, then add dishwasher powder, but the tablet would work and a bit of washing powder. Leave it to soak for four hours and it comes off pretty easily.
* To get tea stains off cups, use 1 tsp dishwasher powder and fill the cup up with hot water. Stir to dissolve the powder and let soak for a couple of hours. Put the cup in the empty sink so any overspill doesn't damage the benchtop.
* I clean my glass oven door with ash from my firebox. I clean my firebox glass door the same. Wet newspaper dipped in ash, rub all over glass, dry with clean newspaper. Brings it back like brand new. Used tea bags are also good with the ash.
* Got a pot which is filthy disgusting? Put a dishwasher tablet in put enough boiling water in to cover the filth, stick a lid on and leave over night. Amazing results.
* Soak your filters from the kitchen rangehood extractor fans in warm water and clothes washing powder. Grease and oil just melts off with no scrubbing at all. Good as new!
* Here are two tips to save your money. Let oven warm up. Once warm, the oil stain on door turns soft, and it just wipes off. Tip 2, if it's been baked on for years you just need a sharp blade. You can use one of those window scrapers, but no liquid. Scrape it (when warm); grab a vacuum and suck up all the dust.
* To clean stainless steel tub. Get a tube of Autosol from Mitre 10 or similar and clean with that. Have done it and it works brilliantly. First used to restore chrome on vintage car (brilliant) so gave it a go and delighted at the outcome.
* Oil of cloves is brilliant on mould. Smells a bit like dentist for an hour but it kills mould spores. The chemist sells it fairly cheaply, or Trade Me.
* We run a motel and polish the stainless steel every day. You need three rags. First rag works Polaris paste into the stainless steel. You end up with a rag caked with the paste. Add a little water and mop it up with a second rag. Then with a third clean rag you buff up the surface. We cut up old worn-out towels into squares to make rags.
Other cleaners such as Jif and Chemco also work, but Polaris gives the best shine.
* I put my oven racks and rangehood filters in the dishwasher and let that do the hard work. As soon as the cycle has finished, I remove the racks one at a time, closing the washer door between each one to keep hot, and just wipe over each rack with a Scotchbrite scourer dipped in hot water. The remaining grease marks come off easily; no hard rubbing needed. For the filters, I just rinse them in hot water and give them a good shake to remove as much water as possible then stand them on one edge outside to dry. I do this every three months and clean-up is easy. Oh, and if my oven door glass has grimy grease-spots, I use a putty scraper. It doesn't scratch the glass and it works a dream.

IN THE BATHROOM
* Try using dishwash liquid to clean your bath and shower, including the glass.
* Dishwasher tabs get brown stains out of your toilet.
* To get those stains off toilet bowls, use a very, very fine wet and dry sandpaper.
* Razor blades/paint scraper blades are awesome for removing water stains from around your taps or tiles.
* For the shower, I use 30 Seconds water spot remover to clean first. Then use Rain-X water repellent (the car windscreen stuff). The water just beads off the glass and makes cleaning easier. Reapply the Rain-X every few months when the beading has reduced.
* Try a piece of pumice – free from the beach. Wet the door and clean it with the pumice. It does a brilliant job and is also good on burnt saucepans.

FIREPLACE
* Dirty logburner glass? Dip a wet cloth in the ashes. Scrub with that.

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1 day ago

Original song (November Nights)

Michelle from Linton

Hi everyone, hope you are all having a great day! I stumbled across this music video that my partner Erick and his two friends Richard and Darren made some years ago. This is a song they wrote about remembering the good old days. It even made it to tv when C4 was around, if anyone remembers that… View moreHi everyone, hope you are all having a great day! I stumbled across this music video that my partner Erick and his two friends Richard and Darren made some years ago. This is a song they wrote about remembering the good old days. It even made it to tv when C4 was around, if anyone remembers that channel. Just thought I would share it with you all. Hope you enjoy. Erick is in the process of writing another song which is completely different to this one. It is more the Elvis/ Roy Orbison style which he does so well. Will post that too once it is done. In the meantime hope you enjoy this happy little sing a long. 😁
www.youtube.com...

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20 hours ago

WANTED WOODEN ELEGANT PLANT STAND

Kevin from Milson

I have a large fern which needs to be displayed better to appreciate its full beauty.
Looking for a wooden semi carved stand or one of those What Not types.
Would prefer stained (not painted) and approx. 80cm to 100cm in height.
Please message me or text  to 021 124 0662.

21 hours ago

The Red Cross Shop address

The Team from Red Cross Shop Palmerston North

Sorry folks about not putting our address on our posts.
The Red Cross Shop Cnr Tremaine Ave and Malden Street Palm Nth. ( near Bunnings)

21 hours ago

The Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 event map is now live! 🌻✅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours … View more
To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours Day website' to have your event included when you sign-up.

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1 day ago

How to Clean a Suede Couch

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Palmerston North

Suede couches add a timeless elegance to homes. They are nice to look at, comfortable, and fuzzy. They are also quite a large investment, which is why it can be so upsetting to either watch a stain being formed or find a dried food stain.

A lot of people assume that suede, and faux-suede, are … View more
Suede couches add a timeless elegance to homes. They are nice to look at, comfortable, and fuzzy. They are also quite a large investment, which is why it can be so upsetting to either watch a stain being formed or find a dried food stain.

A lot of people assume that suede, and faux-suede, are difficult to clean due to their fuzziness, but this could not be further from the truth. In this article, we will show you how to protect your couch and how to remove some common stains but, before that, it is good to understand what suede is.

What is Suede?
Suede is a soft, supple type of leather made from the underside of an animal and is mostly used for creating bags, shoes, clothing, and furniture. The warm and fuzzy texture of suede comes from all of the small, raised fibres (or nap), which cover the outside of the leather.

What is Suedette?
Suedette is a man-made alternative to natural suede. It is usually made from cotton or rayon, which has been given a suede finish. This is a great option for those that want the look of suede without using animal products or for those on a budget.

How to clean a suede couch
Cleaning a delicate fabric like suede may seem like a nightmare but, with a little bit of care and attention, you can keep your couch-stain free and protect it from most of the wear and tear caused by daily life. Follow the instructions below to find out what you’ll need, as well as how to clean suede.

Before you start
• Use an upholstery cleaner specifically for suede;
• Always refer to the manufacturer’s care instructions before cleaning;
• Make sure that the room your suede couch is in is well ventilated; open windows and turn on any fans;
• Use a painter’s face mask if it is difficult to air the room, or if you’re worried about the aerosol cleaner;
• If you have a new couch or are trying out a new cleaning spray, always test the product in an unseen area to make sure that your chosen cleaner does not affect the suede.

Things you will need
• Furniture cleaner for suede;
• A suede napping brush (these can be found at most shoe shops);
• A suede rubbing cloth;
• A vacuum cleaner;
• Brown gum eraser or a suede eraser;
• A dry sponge;

• Optional – a waterproofing spray or stain repellent; although these are optional they can help protect your couch for longer.

Weekly cleaning tasks: Cleaning a suede couch can be a daunting task, especially if has not been cleaned in a while, but maintaining that beautiful couch can be made a lot easier if you include it in your weekly cleaning schedule...
Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Summer Sale 5 items of Summer Stock

The Team from Red Cross Shop Palmerston North

The dates for the Summer Sale is as follows
Starting Monday 8 March Ending Saturday 15 March

1 day ago

We are here and we are ready!

Tevita from Kendo's Maintenance Team

Good Morning neighbors,

Kendo's Can Do Maintenance Team is ready to tackle your backyard needs. We have a special offer for all our first time customers - all lawnmowing will be half price! We will come over and assess the costs then charge half of that!

Give us a call today!
0274 871 866… View more
Good Morning neighbors,

Kendo's Can Do Maintenance Team is ready to tackle your backyard needs. We have a special offer for all our first time customers - all lawnmowing will be half price! We will come over and assess the costs then charge half of that!

Give us a call today!
0274 871 866
Kendo

1 day ago

Sunday Start times

Sandra from Roslyn - Terrace End

Kiaora everyone, Our organisation is looking for 2 copies of the Sunday star times please, Can pick up locally. Had a couple of our staff in an article.

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11 days ago

Council compost

Quinton from Milson

Has anyone bought compost from the council?
Is it any good?

If not...any recommendations? Looking to buy bulk...


Buy compost 
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Has anyone bought compost from the council?
Is it any good?

If not...any recommendations? Looking to buy bulk...


Buy compost 

30 litre bag$5Small trailer – half a cubic metre$30Medium – one to three cubic metres$50/m3Bulk – four or more cubic metres$40/m3

You can also buy 30 litre bags of compost at Ferguson Street Recycling Centre: $5 per bag

Buy mulch 

30 litre bag$5
Small trailer – half a cubic metre$25
Medium – one to three cubic metres$40/m3
Bulk – four or more cubic metres$30/m3

1 day ago

Government grants now available

EECA

Everyone deserves a warm, comfortable home.

See if you’re eligible for free insulation and 90% off heaters with a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant.

For more details visit WarmerKiwiHomes.govt.nz
Learn more

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5 days ago

Missing dog

Shep from Ashhurst - Pohangina

Hi, contractors working in front of our house today. Found lost but very friendly dog, 6 months old? in our neighbours care at the moment. Give me a call if you want to be reunited. 0274579151

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