Papamoa Beach, Papamoa

3 hours ago

Upcoming Trips for August

Jan from Zealandier Tours

Hi, we have scheduled a few outings during the month of August. We know its winter time and most of you like to stay home and keep warm, but some of you are hardy souls and like to go out & about so we have created appropriate outings for this time of year.
Aug 13th - A day out in Thames
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Hi, we have scheduled a few outings during the month of August. We know its winter time and most of you like to stay home and keep warm, but some of you are hardy souls and like to go out & about so we have created appropriate outings for this time of year.
Aug 13th - A day out in Thames
Aug 16th - A days visit to Kelly Tarltons Sealife Aquarium and Penguin Enclosure
Aug 19th A day out in Opotiki
Aug 22nd Lunch at Henley's - somewhere a liitle posh and very English
Aug 29th Eden Garden Tulip Festival

I am sure there is something here for all .

Just give us a call and enquire about more info.

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4 hours ago

Renovator transforma ladder

Gary from Hairini

All accessories exel cond phone 0274423861

Price: $300

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4 hours ago

What is Yarn: What It’s Made From, How You Make It and More

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

When researching or reading about different fabrics, you are likely to see the word yarn mentioned a lot. ‘Made from spun yarns’ or ‘with synthetic yarns’ are a couple of examples. But what is yarn? What is spun yarn? Are there other types? What does it all mean, and how much relevance does… View moreWhen researching or reading about different fabrics, you are likely to see the word yarn mentioned a lot. ‘Made from spun yarns’ or ‘with synthetic yarns’ are a couple of examples. But what is yarn? What is spun yarn? Are there other types? What does it all mean, and how much relevance does this bear to your final fabric? That’s what we are here to look at in a little more detail.

What is Yarn?
Yarn is a length of fibres. That’s the simplest way to explain it. It is a continuous length of fibres which are interlocked, and it’s used to produce fabrics, as well as in crocheting, knitting, embroidery and ropemaking.

This means that we can split yarn into two different ‘categories’ of sorts. The thread that is used for embroidery or in sewing machines, as well as yarn (commonly known as balls-of-wool) used in crafts such as knitting or crocheting, are long lengths that are bought as yarns.

The alternative would be a yarn which is then knitted or woven into a fabric. The textile is then bought as fabric, in lengths, rather than the yarn itself being purchased separately. This second description is the one that we will explore further in this post.

What is Yarn Made From?
Yarn can be made from such a variety of different fibres. This includes both natural and synthetic fibres. The most common plant fibre is cotton, however, you can also use other natural fibres such as bamboo. Alongside cotton, the synthetic polyester fibre makes up the two most commonly used fibres. Animal fibres are also often used, such as wool, harvested from sheep, as well as cashmere (harvested from goats) Angora (from rabbits) and silk (from insect larvae).

What is the Difference Between Spun and Filament Yarn?
Spun yarn is made by twisting staple fibres together in either an S or Z twist, to make a single thread. The process of twisting the fibres together into yarn is called spinning and it was one of the first processed to be industrialised. Spun yarns can contain a single type of fibre, or you can spin various types of fibre together to give you a blend.

Filament yarn is made up of filament fibres which are either twisted together or simply grouped together. It can either be composed of one filament, which is called a monofilament, or it could be made of more than one, in which case it would be known as a multifilament. This can be as few as two or three filament fibres, or even up to 50, or more.

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6 hours ago

Tell us how YOU want to be represented on Council

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Now’s your chance to have your say.

Complete our survey and tell us your views at www.tauranga.govt.nz...

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7 days ago

Homophones

NumberWorks'nWords Tauranga

Homophones can be confusing! But learning word meanings can help prevent spelling mistakes. What homophones can you think of?

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14 hours ago

Experience The Bayview, Tauranga’s hidden gem.

Oceania Healthcare

Tucked away in the heart of Tauranga, you’ll find an unsuspecting oasis for retirement living, The Bayview. A lovely gem that not only provides stunning views of Mount Maunganui and the harbour but is only a short drive from your favourite shops too.

It’s easy to live the lifestyle you want … View more
Tucked away in the heart of Tauranga, you’ll find an unsuspecting oasis for retirement living, The Bayview. A lovely gem that not only provides stunning views of Mount Maunganui and the harbour but is only a short drive from your favourite shops too.

It’s easy to live the lifestyle you want at The Bayview. Enjoy a game of bowls, an exercise session at the gym, or a family date at the community lounge. You'll definitely be busy keeping up old hobbies and taking on new ones, especially with our indoor pool and on-site café opening shortly.

Thanks to our village’s friendly and vibrant community, you’ll feel right at home from the get-go. But, when you do need a bit of “me time”, you can relax in your brand new, architecturally designed apartment, complete with stylish fittings and open-plan living.

With luxurious grounds and apartments, friendly neighbours and close proximity to all the best things the city has to offer – The Bayview is certainly the hidden gem of Tauranga.

To view our vibrant village, call Trudi on 0800 333 688 today.
Find out more

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18 hours ago

Monthly Garden Maintenance: Give is a call 📞One off work offered as well as Monthly Maintenence

Debra-lee Julian from Woman@Work Ltd

It can be quite OVERWHELMING when things get away from you. You may have had the time or planned to have the time to look after your property, but now it’s got away from you.
Garden maintenance is OUR THING. Give us a call it may be time to “delegate” that job to someone else let “us” be… View more
It can be quite OVERWHELMING when things get away from you. You may have had the time or planned to have the time to look after your property, but now it’s got away from you.
Garden maintenance is OUR THING. Give us a call it may be time to “delegate” that job to someone else let “us” be that someone “Woman@work” Ltd.
Call Jay 0273260408 FREE QUOTES MONTHLY GARDEN MAINTENANCE
Time to prune your ROSES cut back now for beautiful blooms for summer.

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22 hours ago

Moving and Delivery Services

Devan from Smart Express Tauranga

We deliver right to your home at time that suits you. Call us today to get your items delivered right to your door.

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1 day ago

What everyone should know about the Multi Offer process when buying a home

Matt from Matt Wineera - Ray White Bayfair- Beach Realty Ltd, REAA 2008

Kia Ora
This process is designed to give all potential buyers an equal opportunity.

Want to know more about the multi offer process just have a chat with me.

It is not like an auction  where there can be multiple bids (offers) happening “live” with bidders (buyers) competing openly … View more
Kia Ora
This process is designed to give all potential buyers an equal opportunity.

Want to know more about the multi offer process just have a chat with me.

It is not like an auction  where there can be multiple bids (offers) happening “live” with bidders (buyers) competing openly with one another to purchase the property being auctioned and the buyer is the person who pays the highest amount, out of all the participating buyers, that the Owners will accept. An Agreement is then automatically formed with the successful bidder ( buyer)


In a multi offer situation the seller is not obliged or required to accept any offer. They may accept one offer, reject all offers, or choose to negotiate further with one party.
Multi-offer processes can differ from agency to agency, but they can only be described as multi-offer when there is more than one offer in writing competing to buy the same property.

A multi-offer process can also be used if a property has failed to sell at auction or in a tender or deadline sale process . In these cases, an agent may initiate a multi-offer process where all interested parties are invited to submit their best offer.

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1 day ago

Meet our Houseplant Hero 2021!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves … View more
Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves that way," she says. "If we are not thriving in the way that we would wish, it might not be any fault of ours, it might be the conditions that we are under."

1 day ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💐

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, build a free community library for your street, buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food bank, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re spreading kindness this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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1 day ago

Yucca plants free

Edna from Oropi

We have some yucca plants free for removal…unless you know where it can be dumped…please need it gone

Free

1 day ago

Curtain and Blind Cleaning

Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

Give your curtains & blinds a new life and gain healthier living with Curtain Clean.

Curtain Clean is a leading name in curtain and blind cleaning. We make your curtains and blinds hygienic, saving you and your loved ones from health hazards. We are mould removal experts!

No solvents are … View more
Give your curtains & blinds a new life and gain healthier living with Curtain Clean.

Curtain Clean is a leading name in curtain and blind cleaning. We make your curtains and blinds hygienic, saving you and your loved ones from health hazards. We are mould removal experts!

No solvents are used. Each Curtain and blind is carefully assessed before being hand-washed at our local workshop and naturally air-dried. We check the length of the curtains before and after to ensure they return to you the same length.

We achieve a result that far exceeds normal dry-cleaning, using processes that ensure an amazing result, and a longer life for your curtains. We have been in business for over twenty years, and have successfully served both residential and commercial clients.

Curtain Clean are also able to make replacement linings and complete moderate alterations to your curtains.

Call us on 07 579 0501 to book in or ask us a question!

www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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8 days ago

How to Make Hemp Rope

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

Knowing how to make rope was once a critical skill for survival and self-sufficiency on the frontier. Early settlers were able to make rope from a variety of materials, but the main thing they used was hemp.

A rapid growing plant, hemp is perfect for making rope. Hemp grows fast. It produces up … View more
Knowing how to make rope was once a critical skill for survival and self-sufficiency on the frontier. Early settlers were able to make rope from a variety of materials, but the main thing they used was hemp.

A rapid growing plant, hemp is perfect for making rope. Hemp grows fast. It produces up to 75 tons of dry matter per acre per year. It thrives in poor soil, needs no fertilizers or pesticides to succeed, and gobbles up atmospheric CO2, stymieing the greenhouse effect. It produces more fibre per pound than either cotton or flax, and these fibres are easily extracted in order to make hemp rope, twine, or cord.

Hemp rope is easy to make. Some methods involve using a rope machine, but fortunately such an investment isn’t necessary to the process. All you really need is some hemp fibre or hemp twine, and a short piece of wooden dowel. Our hemp rope maker, available in our shop, will really streamline the process for you if you plan on making lots of hemp rope.

Step one: Separate the hemp fibres or unwind the hemp yarn and cut into lengths approximately twice as long as the desired length of the rope. Continue cutting until you have a bundle of fibres approximately half the size of the diameter of rope you’d like to make.

Step two: Grab the bundle of fibres and fold it in half, securing the fold by placing a dowel rod through the resultant loop and into the ground. Smooth the fibres of this bundle down by running your hand along the length of the cord.

Step three: Divide the bundle in two, holding half the fibres in your left hand and half the fibres in your right.

Step four: Twist each bundle clockwise until the cord you are creating begins to kink and loop. Pull as hard as you can while twisting.

Step five: Twist the two cords together, wrapping one over the other in a counter clockwise motion, to form a rope.

Step six: Secure the ends with overhand knots beginning with the end in your hands. Once the first end is tightly tied, slip the rope off the dowel rod and tie it as well.

To make a cable, repeat steps 2 through 6 and twist the two ropes together. This process can be repeated as many times as you like, making thicker, stronger cables as you go.

Enjoy making your own hemp rope! This technique can be used to make hemp twine, hemp cord. and hemp yarn as well. It all depends on the size of the fibres you start with. Need some ideas for what to do with your newly made hemp rope? Try using a piece as a clothesline, for air-drying your clothes. Make a hemp leash for your pet, or keep your hemp twine petite for use in jewellery making.

Making rope is a great way to be self-sufficient and eliminate the supply chain requirement. Everything you can make yourself is one less packaged product– in this case, one less coil of synthetic rope– that needs to be manufactured for you. Have fun!

1 day ago

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