West End, Palmerston North

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9 hours ago

A Happy Story from Michelle and Erick

Michelle from Linton

A Happy Story

Today we saved a little creature that had fallen into our pond over night. This is what happened this morning. I seen a small ripple in the pond water, for some reason i look out the window at just the right time .As we have frogs in the pond at first i thought it was a frog but … View more
A Happy Story

Today we saved a little creature that had fallen into our pond over night. This is what happened this morning. I seen a small ripple in the pond water, for some reason i look out the window at just the right time .As we have frogs in the pond at first i thought it was a frog but then i seen what looked like a spikey thing swimming in the pond ,i then realized it was not a fish but a small hedgehog. I then yelled out to Michelle we have to save a drowning hedgehog in the pond. We both ran as fast a we could. Michelle got the the net and scooped him out. The poor little guy looked like he had been swimming all night. We put him on the lawn, he looked up at us, as if to say thank goodness you saved me! You could see the gratitude in his little face. He was absolutely exhausted and was shaking with being so cold. We took him inside, put him in a box, Erick kept him warm with a hair dryer and a heater. He had a big sleep and then awoke with a appetite. So we got him some cat food which he thoroughly enjoyed and then went into a bush and had another nap, and then later he was gone. Back to living a hedgehog life. 😁 The funny thing was he seemed to know we were there to help him and was extremely friendly toward us. The moral of the story is, every life is worth saving. A very happy ending, oh and by the way, the pond now has a make shift safety fence to protect the hedgehogs ha ha!

We named him Terry Flatwood. Don't ask us why

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See the photo he has Ericks beanie hat to keep warm.

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6 hours ago

Learn how to lockdown-proof your business...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

thanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. … View morethanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. Login and learn at your own pace, in your own time, or tune into the daily live Q&A sessions with industry experts! Or, get inspired by other small business owners looking to share tips on how they have successfully navigated the digital world themselves. Sign up today to become an expert in the digital tools, technologies and practices needed to secure your business a long lasting future.

PS - check out the Neighbourly session on Tuesday 22 January. Learn tips and tricks to make sure your business shines in your community.
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16 days ago

Goodwill Shop in Terrace End Broadtop shopping centre closing

Bruce from Roslyn - Terrace End

Just went there today and they are closing on January 15, permanently. Apparently their Highbury store is closing too. Shocked. Are the Methodists opting out of having op-shops? Anyone know more about this?

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20 hours ago

Free BBQ & Full Gas Bottle

Ginny from Kelvin Grove

Free BBq and Full gas bottle. Message me if interested.

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20 hours ago

Free 2 Internal doors

Ginny from Kelvin Grove

Free 2 internal doors. White internal door length 1.98 width 0. 76. Yellow internal door suitable for pantry of cupboard length 1.98 width 0.60. Must take both. Private message me if interested

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20 hours ago

Free BBQ & Full Gas Bottle

Ginny from Kelvin Grove

BBQ and full Gas Bottle Free. Must pick up private message me

Free

4 days ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED … View more
We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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1 day ago

Smiths

Smith City

This ad may just send you to sleep. Sleepyhead Matrix Beds are half price. Shop now

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1 day ago

The Awapuni Vege Hub is BACK!!!

Amy Houben from Awapuni Vege Hub

Happy New Year Neighbours,

The Awapuni Vege Hub is excited to be packing orders again from Thursday 28 January.

Orders for pick-up Thursday 28th Jan must be in by midnight Monday the 25th Jan.

Ordering instructions (including pick up points) you will find in the attached document. Upon … View more
Happy New Year Neighbours,

The Awapuni Vege Hub is excited to be packing orders again from Thursday 28 January.

Orders for pick-up Thursday 28th Jan must be in by midnight Monday the 25th Jan.

Ordering instructions (including pick up points) you will find in the attached document. Upon pick-up don't forget to bring a couple of bags.

Anticipated contents for this weeks orders are:

$40 Whanau Order
Fancy Lettuce, Tomatoes, Beans, Carrots, Broccoli, Cauli, Potatoes, Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, Apricots, Bananas

$25 kai Order
Fancy Lettuce, Tomatoes, Beans, Carrots, Broccoli, Peach, Plums, Nectarines, Apricots, Bananas

$15 Gold Order
Fancy Lettuce, Tomatoes, Beans, Carrots, Peaches, Plums

Have a great weekend

Amy

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1 day ago

How much control does your boss have over your life?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express political views in social settings, or not being able to have a secondary income. Does this sound familiar? Have you got a story to tell? Email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

1 day ago

How to make colourful coasters

The Team from Resene ColorShop Palmerston North

Whether it’s summer or winter, throwing a cocktail party is always a good idea. Add to the fun with these colourful coasters painted using Resene testpots – they’re so easy to DIY.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your… View more
Whether it’s summer or winter, throwing a cocktail party is always a good idea. Add to the fun with these colourful coasters painted using Resene testpots – they’re so easy to DIY.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

Windows & Doors Security - Exceed we fix windows & doors

Exceed - we fix windows and doors

:) The strongest security screen in the market installed on a very happy customer's home!

Did you know our team is an Authorised Crimsafe Security Screens Licensee? The Crimsafe Security Screen Doors installed by Exceed are a strong and impermeable barrier to intruders.

Want to know what … View more
:) The strongest security screen in the market installed on a very happy customer's home!

Did you know our team is an Authorised Crimsafe Security Screens Licensee? The Crimsafe Security Screen Doors installed by Exceed are a strong and impermeable barrier to intruders.

Want to know what makes Crimsafe security screens so strong?
Visit: www.exceed.co.nz...
or contact us on 0800 25 25 00
Exceed - we fix windows & doors

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5 days ago

How to Get Rid of Cockroaches

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Palmerston North

Cockroaches are an extremely common household pest throughout all of New Zealand and although they make you shudder when you see them, they thankfully do not pose many health risks, however they can transmit diseases, so it is best to keep them out of your home. As with any pest the number one … View moreCockroaches are an extremely common household pest throughout all of New Zealand and although they make you shudder when you see them, they thankfully do not pose many health risks, however they can transmit diseases, so it is best to keep them out of your home. As with any pest the number one preventative measure is to keep your home and outside surrounding areas as clean as possible. We’ll talk through more information about the different types of cockroaches, how to prevent an infestation before it happens, and if needed how to kill cockroaches.

What are the 3 main types of cockroach?
Although there are thousands of different species of cockroach, here in New Zealand we tend to only deal with the following three culprits. They are all pests and have the potential to transmit diseases such as dysentery, salmonella and diarrhoea due to their eating habits. See below for more information on the pests most wanted list.

The Gisborne Cockroach
This is our native representative, although it was first introduced from Australia, they are usually not found in doors at all so if you spot one of these in your home, it was likely by accident such as being carried in through timber and firewood.

They commonly live outdoors in damp dark areas and feed on decaying forest matter, so if you happen to spot one of these, it might be worth just giving a helping hand to get it back outside again.

The American Cockroach
This is the most common species found in New Zealand and is known as a pest throughout the world. Despite the name this species is native to Africa and the Middle East. They have adapted very well to human living spaces as they prefer moist areas with warmer temperatures.

Classified as omnivores, they will eat many foods as well as materials including leather, beer, glue and book bindings. They have the potential to cause sickness in humans, from their odorous secretions and bacteria that they pick up and deposit on food and surface areas and so it is very important to keep your house as clean as possible.

The German Cockroach
Although the smallest of the cockroach species found in New Zealand, they are actually the biggest problem. They do not like cold temperatures to a point where they struggle to survive and so they will always look to go inside of buildings for warmth. They more commonly prefer restaurants, food processing facilities and hotels to residential.


They are defined as omnivore scavengers, meaning they eat everything the American Cockroach does as well as meats, starches, sugars and fatty foods.


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

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5 days ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a… View moreHas anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

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4 days ago

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about developing an Age friendly Business programme or have more questions about how to get involved, get in touch with us at osc@msd.govt.nz.

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