49 days ago

My Simple Thing...

Sue from Takaro

The simple things that makes me smile in this Covid ravaged world, (which from my own experience, appears to have made people on the whole, so much more self centred) - are when I come across people who still get immense pleasure from using their skills to make an extremely useful item, and then gift those items to hundreds of people in our city for free.
He did this because the pure selfless art of giving, (after he perceived a need in the community), is still happily but very occasionally alive and well.
This type of pure giving for the sake of helping others is so sadly rare these days. So having just witnessed it first hand at such levels is definitely what makes me smile.
Just recently on Neighbourly a really kind and thoughtful man saw a need for people who wore glasses, and had problems with fogging up of their glasses with our new need to wear masks, devised and made at his own cost, hundreds of clips to make wearing masks more comfortable and fog free when wearing glasses.
Now I have met Ben as I ordered more after he'd had to set a minimal fee to cover costs... and he is an extremely gifted all round kind person. Yet sadly I have not seen on neighbourly any significant mention of his enormously generous act of kindness that must have made a marked difference to such a large number of people.
Ben should be applauded, and certainly not just taken for granted!
This was a hugely time consuming task he took on, in spite of full time work and a young family.
When do we ever experience such kindness for the sake of helping others in need.
Thank you Ben so very much for your gift to our community of both the clips and your kind selflessness.

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35 minutes ago

Why Wool is Cool

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Palmerston North

• 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.

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2 hours ago

Lithium is missing!!

Paris from Palmerston North Central

My one year old desexed and microchipped male cat has gone missing from Mokau place. I just moved from Rongopai street a few days ago and he got out and I haven’t seen him since. He’s very clingy towards me so he will be really stressed out, I really need him home.
He is wearing a sparkly black collar with no tag
He has a white patch of fur under his belly and a kink at the top of his tail.

1 day ago

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