48 days ago

My Nice Neighbour nomination

Sue from Takaro

Ben Robertson surely must win the award for 'My nice Neighbour'...
He tirelessly worked away at first making nose clips for masks (to help those who wear glasses to not to have their glasses fog up)! He then drove all around Palmerston North delivering them at no cost for either the clip or the petrol until he had ensured that hundreds of people had been helped.
But such was the response of those needing these clips, that he is now having to charge a minimal fee to cover costs for production.
As a wearer of glasses myself, I have been enormously helped by this device - and truly blown away at the pure kindness and selfless act of making and delivering them to such a large number of people.
I would have been happy to deliver them to help Ben. But he insisted he had the job in hand.
What an incredibly decent neighbor to have.
I'm not sure the word 'nice' quite says enough to cover Ben's generous selfless giving to the community! 😊

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2 hours 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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4 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

New Listing in Milson

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