Papamoa Beach, Papamoa

21 hours ago

Do you have a great asparagus recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for asparagus recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before August 21, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Vegetable … View more
Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for asparagus recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before August 21, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Vegetable Growing Made Easy.

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16 hours ago

Craft magazines Quilting and Cross stitch Free

Philip from Maungatapu

Also have a cross stitch ready to do still in its packet thanks Liz

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16 hours ago

Wanting to buy a paper shredder

Philip from Maungatapu

Would like to buy a paper shredder if anyone has one for sale. thanks Liz and Phil

19 hours ago

For the Love of Velvet

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

For anyone wanting to add everlasting interest to their home, you can’t look past velvet! This is a fabric that’s as rich in textile history as it is in texture with incredible durability that may surprise you.

Velvet fabric fuses a historical sense of luxury and indulgence with a plush, … View more
For anyone wanting to add everlasting interest to their home, you can’t look past velvet! This is a fabric that’s as rich in textile history as it is in texture with incredible durability that may surprise you.

Velvet fabric fuses a historical sense of luxury and indulgence with a plush, practical comfort that has a timeless style, sure to outlast any momentary design trends. With its silky sheen and rich colours, velvet holds a specific seductive quality that no eye for elegance can resist the allure of.

For a fabric that feels like a soft, buttery hug the unique piles have a hard-wearing quality that will ensure your velvet curtains, cushions or furniture will continue to be loud and daring or subtly sophisticated for years to come.

History of Velvet
The history of velvet is one of luxury and meticulous construction. It is believed the material was first introduced in Baghdad around 750 A.D. The original velvet material was made from silk and therefore naturally reserved for royalty and other notably wealthy classes that could afford the exorbitant cost.

Velvet eventually travelled to Europe on the Silk Road and gained popularity during the Renaissance. At the same time, new loom technology lowered the production costs and therefore widened the availability to fabric lovers of all classes. Fast-forward to the 21st century and velvet fabric can be found in almost every home, transcending and outlasting interior trends to suit any home decor for years on end.

How is Velvet Made?
Velvet is made in a very unique way. It is woven on a double piece loom that makes two pieces of fabric simultaneously with the velvet pile encased in the middle. It is then separated, creating the three-dimensional texture velvet is known for.

While the first velvets were made from silk, more recent adaptations in the production process means velvets can now be made from natural or synthetic fibres such as polyester, nylon, viscose, or rayon.

Classic plain velvet will then be sheared to ensure the pile is a consistent length and often brushed while moist to achieve a nice uniform grain across the fabric. If the fabric is destined to boast a pattern, at this point in the process it will be crushed, embossed or snipped to different lengths to ensure this pattern is part of the pile’s identity for the life of the fabric.

Velvet is then dyed to produce amazing, rich colours that are accentuated by the three-dimensional texture.

Durability of Velvet
Due to the aura of luxury surrounding velvet and the fact that it was originally made from silk, there’s a preconception that it’s delicate and requires gentle, loving care to stay pristine. We’re here to set the record straight!

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

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1 day ago

Maths Week

NumberWorks'nWords Tauranga

Maths Week is a week-long celebration of all things maths! ?

It is a premier mathematics event in the New Zealand school calendar, and sets out to encourage children to pursue maths by promoting a more positive and inclusive approach.

Visit the Maths Week website to learn more! … View more
Maths Week is a week-long celebration of all things maths! ?

It is a premier mathematics event in the New Zealand school calendar, and sets out to encourage children to pursue maths by promoting a more positive and inclusive approach.

Visit the Maths Week website to learn more! www.mathsweek.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Subscribe to Stuff's First Time Buyer's Club

Stuff

Making it onto the first rung of the property ladder can be an incredibly rewarding journey – and Stuff is here to help you through.

Stuff Homed has launched the First Time Buyers’ Club, an email series to help you navigate the equal-parts exciting and terrifying process of buying your first… View more
Making it onto the first rung of the property ladder can be an incredibly rewarding journey – and Stuff is here to help you through.

Stuff Homed has launched the First Time Buyers’ Club, an email series to help you navigate the equal-parts exciting and terrifying process of buying your first ever home. When you join our six-week LearnStuff course, you’ll get an email every week giving you all the basics on what you need to know, who you need on your side, and what you need to do at each stage of the journey.

We can’t make the houses any cheaper, but we can guide you through the process, share some tips from the experts, and help you avoid some of the trips and traps.

Sign up (it's free) and get started on your house-buying journey.
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5 days ago

Accommodation Wanted

Tina from Tauranga City

Seeking accommodation for a family of 3, with a small friendly outdoor dog. Working couple, clean & pays bills on time with good references. We haven't had any luck searching on the market. Hoping someone would know a place.

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3 days ago

GARAGE SALE

Caitlin from Welcome Bay

BIG GARAGE SALE MOVING SALE AT 14 LARK PLACE WELCOME BAY GET IN NOW !! 8:00am-3:00pm

CHRISTMAS ITEAMS
HALLOWEEN ITEAMS
PLANTS
ARTIFICIAL PLANTS
KITCHEN WARE
CLOTHES AND SHOES … View more
BIG GARAGE SALE MOVING SALE AT 14 LARK PLACE WELCOME BAY GET IN NOW !! 8:00am-3:00pm

CHRISTMAS ITEAMS
HALLOWEEN ITEAMS
PLANTS
ARTIFICIAL PLANTS
KITCHEN WARE
CLOTHES AND SHOES
MANAQUINS
CRAFT STUFF
CONTAINERS
TOYS
MINI ELEPHANT
BBQ
JUGS
AND SO MUCH MIRE UP FOR SALE COME ON DOWN 14 LARK PLACE FOLKS COME VIEW OR CONTACT ME ON 021334077
FOLLOW THE BALLOONS FROM WELCOME BAY ROA

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8 days ago

Top 3 insomnia at home remedies

Beds 4 U Tauranga

A Hot Bath
Create a bedtime schedule that includes a hot bath or shower. Take it about two hours before lying down. Add a couple drops of essential oils such as chamomile, rosemary, lavender, or lemon to the water for a more efficient experience. It will soothe your nerves and help you calm down; … View more
A Hot Bath
Create a bedtime schedule that includes a hot bath or shower. Take it about two hours before lying down. Add a couple drops of essential oils such as chamomile, rosemary, lavender, or lemon to the water for a more efficient experience. It will soothe your nerves and help you calm down; it's a simple step to add to your at-home remedies for insomnia.

Tart Cherry Juice
An excellent source of tryptophan, tart cherry juice is a natural sleep aid. The amino acid transforms to serotonin, which in turn converts to melatonin. Serotonin helps regulate your sleep cycles. Melatonin can lower your body temperature and lead to drowsiness. Indulge in a half cup (up to one cup) of tart cherry juice and allow yourself to drift off to sleep.

Chamomile Tea
Tea, in general, is an at-home remedy for several health ailments. Chamomile tea has been related to treating sleeping problems for centuries. A compound known as apigenin in chamomile might be the key to the natural drowsiness.

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4 days ago

Aged terracotta pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop Mt Maunganui

It’s easy to age a brand new terracotta pot using Karen Walker Chalk Colour and Vintage Wax from Resene.
Find out how to create your own.

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4 days ago

The local elections are coming up!

Orange Guy from Electoral Commission

The countdown is on! Make sure you’re enrolled and your details are up to date by 12 August to make voting in the local elections easy.

Visit vote.nz or call 0800 36 76 56 to find out more.
Find out more

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22 days ago

Our new Tauranga South SPCA Op Shop is in need of volunteer support and donated items 💙

The Team from SPCA Tauranga - Centre & Op Shops

So if you have any surplus goods or if you are over the age of 16 and are able to help volunteer in our shop we’d love to hear from you! Come pop by the shop, we are open now on reduced days Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, but make sure you stay tuned for an announcement of 7-day trade coming soon!

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So if you have any surplus goods or if you are over the age of 16 and are able to help volunteer in our shop we’d love to hear from you! Come pop by the shop, we are open now on reduced days Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, but make sure you stay tuned for an announcement of 7-day trade coming soon!

📍 23 Fifteenth Avenue, Tauranga South

Please fill out the application form at: www.spca.nz... [link in bio]

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10 days ago

Assisted Rubbish Collection Not!!

Elly from Welcome Bay

Thursday our red bin was emptied but driver left the food bin which was right next to it. Phone Council 11am and advised them. Was given a complaint number. 3.45pm phoned Tauranga Council and asked when it was going to be collected. Said it would be looked into. Friday morning 11am phoned … View moreThursday our red bin was emptied but driver left the food bin which was right next to it. Phone Council 11am and advised them. Was given a complaint number. 3.45pm phoned Tauranga Council and asked when it was going to be collected. Said it would be looked into. Friday morning 11am phoned Tauranga Council, was advised my original complaint had not been actioned and that a further complaint would be made to Envirowaste and someone from the waste management team would phone me.. 3.10 pm after not hearing from anyone, again phoned the Council and asked if someone could tell me when my bin was being emptied and why it was not in the first place. Was told that the second truck should have collected it. I advised the person we only have one truck collecting our rubbish and they appeared rather confused so is the Council paying the rubbish collection people for two trucks when only one is used? Was also put on hold and the person came back and said "sorry the poor people start work early in the morning and have gone home!" Given they are not involved in manual labour this was a bit over the top! Bin was still sitting in the carport until Saturday morning when it was brought back to outside our door. Last complaint was when the yellow bin was emptied on a red bin day and the streets were lined with red bins! At least they sorted that the next day. Not impressed with either the Council or Envirowaste, the latter if they cannot do what they are being paid for so let someone who does know and who is local take over!! Will now have to wait until next Thursday to see if the bin is collected! We pay the wages of all these people so.......!

5 days ago

Learn Te Reo Māori

Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Study with us

Meet Denise from Germany who wanted to learn about the language and culture of Aotearoa. “I wanted to engage with Māori and understand and honour the culture”.

I was lucky to get the opportunity to study with Awanuiārangi at Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae. It was the best … View more
Study with us

Meet Denise from Germany who wanted to learn about the language and culture of Aotearoa. “I wanted to engage with Māori and understand and honour the culture”.

I was lucky to get the opportunity to study with Awanuiārangi at Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae. It was the best thing that could have happened, a game-changer. I had a great teacher. Learning at the marae was very special – it got me into Te Ao Māori quickly applying our learning straight away.

I don’t know where I would be without this te reo journey. It was an incredible experience that has changed my life.
Find out more

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5 days ago

Care Giver Needed

Vicki from Papamoa Beach

Experienced caregiver urgently required for Bayfair client needing bed based care.
18 hours plus on call avail at $29.68 per hour. Please call 0224072329.

6 days ago

Te Reo classes

Liz from Bay Learning Academy

Book now. the course is free. There is a $50 admin fee

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