Pukehina, Pukehina

2 hours ago

Help stop the spread of wallabies

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Wallabies are here, destroying native habitat.

Bay of Plenty and Waikato Regional Council's are working together to stop this from happening.

Find out about their wallaby control programme and why wallabies are a pest here.

You can help stop the spread of wallabies by reporting any … View more
Wallabies are here, destroying native habitat.

Bay of Plenty and Waikato Regional Council's are working together to stop this from happening.

Find out about their wallaby control programme and why wallabies are a pest here.

You can help stop the spread of wallabies by reporting any sightings at reportwallabies.com.
Know more

Image
M
3 days ago

I need some document paid work for my small business.

Matt from Papamoa Beach

Hi, I have a banner in pdf file format that I want to apply to systemise my created internal documents such as checklists. Can anyone please help with this? Matt Thompson 021-1006010

1 day ago

Are you obsessed with your houseplants? Enter our Houseplant Hero competition!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

The hunt is officially on for New Zealand's best collection of houseplants
. Which means you could be 2022 Houseplant Hero. There’s some great prizes to be won! To enter, tell us in writing (no more than 500 words) what potted plants you have, the time you put into caring for them, and what … View more
The hunt is officially on for New Zealand's best collection of houseplants
. Which means you could be 2022 Houseplant Hero. There’s some great prizes to be won! To enter, tell us in writing (no more than 500 words) what potted plants you have, the time you put into caring for them, and what you love about them. Send us up to five photos of your indoor plant displays. Email mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz. Meanwhile, here's last year's winner Alyce Read, from Nelson.

Image
C
1 day ago

Plant in pot for sale

Chris from Papamoa Beach

Succulent (money tree?) in pot. Don't know what it is. Pot stands 35cm high.

Price: $30

Image
1 day ago

The Green Side of Wool

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean at Whakatane ChemDry

We have a soft spot for sheep. For many, sheep are symbolic to New Zealand culture with the rearing of sheep being the backbone of the economy for many years.

Sheep farming was established in New Zealand by the 1850s and for several decades wool accounted for more than one third of New … View more
We have a soft spot for sheep. For many, sheep are symbolic to New Zealand culture with the rearing of sheep being the backbone of the economy for many years.

Sheep farming was established in New Zealand by the 1850s and for several decades wool accounted for more than one third of New Zealand’s exports by value, with the sheep population peaking at just over 70 million in 1982.

This number is significant when compared to New Zealand’s human population of 5 million. By 2020 sheep numbers dropped to 26 million following a decline in profitability compared to other types of farming, particularly dairy.

While also farmed as a food source, today’s article focuses on sheep wool and its environmental attributes.

Wool is a natural and renewable resource and as long as our beloved sheep are eating our tasty green pastures they will always produce wool. Wool has amazing properties that make it ideal for many applications from home furnishings to underwear.

Cotton and synthetic fibres are currently the most commonly produced fibres globally, however, their performance and environmental benefits do not compare to wool.

From Wool to Yarn
The wool clip (the total yield of wool shorn during one season from the sheep) is sent to the scourers where it is cleaned and dried before being spun into yarn. The yarn is then sent to the textile manufacturer where many different processes are involved.

The yarn is wound onto dye cones to be dyed the required colours. Next the yarn is warped onto beams which are threaded through the loom, allowing the weft yarn to run across the warp and create a woven fabric.

The fabric is then inspected, washed, and dried. Very few chemicals are used in the processing, typically only water and heat.

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

Image
G
4 days ago

Coverlet Set - King - New

Gillian from Papamoa Beach

Design Plus - Coverlet set - Size KING - white background with floral peach/grey tonings.
Set includes coverlet & two matching pillow cases


New in original package - bought for $149.95 (price shown in photo)

Price: $75

8 days ago

Hairdresser Required

Robyne from Papamoa Beach

Recommendation for a hairdresser who does good cuts and colour at a reasonable price. My hairdresser of 7 years is in hospital for a long term. Especially interested in work from home situations. Thank you.

6 days ago

Candle creations

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whakatane

Who would have thought pine chair feet could make such an amazing addition to your home décor? Painting these with Resene testpots and stacking them to make contemporary candle holders is a breeze.

Find out how to create your own.

Image
8 days ago

Window treatments to keep your home warm this winter

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean at Whakatane ChemDry

Aren't you tired of sky-high winter power bills? Start with your windows to stop the cold from getting in.
BRANZ, an independent research organisation, says:

• 42% to 45% of heat in houses insulated to Pre-2007 requirements is lost through windows.
• If your home has been built or … View more
Aren't you tired of sky-high winter power bills? Start with your windows to stop the cold from getting in.
BRANZ, an independent research organisation, says:

• 42% to 45% of heat in houses insulated to Pre-2007 requirements is lost through windows.
• If your home has been built or renovated under the 2007 Building Code, which requires double glazing, you still lose up to 31% of heat through windows.
• Properly fitted curtains and blinds can cut heat loss through single glazed windows by 60% and double glazed windows by 40-50%.

Choosing the right window treatments will help insulate windows and prevent heat loss. Here are three options to answer your "how can I warm up my home?" this winter.

Honeycomb Blinds
Honeycomb blinds are one of the most energy-efficient window treatments. They are also known as honeycomb or cellular shades. These window coverings feature a honeycomb structure to make an air pocket between the window glass and the room that acts as an insulator, blocking heat and keeping the cold out.

When a heater is running, Honeycomb blinds reduce heat loss through windows by up to 60%, which equals around 10% savings on your heating energy. In hotter months, honeycomb blinds reduce unwanted heat from the sun through windows by up to 60% when installed with a tight fit. They are available in different layering options, including single and double-cell.

Heavy curtains or drapes
Drapes or curtains are another way to insulate your home by adding one extra barrier against the cold winter air. The main difference is that curtains are sized to fit the window, and drapes reach the floor.

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

8 days ago

3 kittens!

Marko from Papamoa Beach

Come, meet theese fellas and pick one...
They are really cheerful, happy and ready to play...
They eating solid food now, so ready to go...
Not shure about gender...

Text me or ring me
021360407
Marko

Free

10 days ago

Trust a farmer to give us their opinion.

PGG Wrightson

The new range of Line7 performance workwear has been designed, developed and tested by you – New Zealand farmers. We asked, listened, and collaborated directly with farmers in the making of this gear. We tested and re-tested in on-farm environments. We re-engineered what farming workwear can be … View moreThe new range of Line7 performance workwear has been designed, developed and tested by you – New Zealand farmers. We asked, listened, and collaborated directly with farmers in the making of this gear. We tested and re-tested in on-farm environments. We re-engineered what farming workwear can be with your needs front of mind.

We brought our decades of experience creating world-class performance gear. Add to that a legacy of Kiwi innovation, a challenger spirit and a practical attitude that’s been part of Line 7 since we started back in 1963.

Every detail has been reviewed and refined – without overlooking the obvious. Breathable, flexible, functional and comfortable, while still being supremely durable and waterproof. Made to fit farmers of all shapes and sizes, with a dedicated range for women. Built to last, and last a bit longer still, with an included repair kit that means you can fix it up quickly yourself.

Now take it out there, try it on and put it to the test. Wear it out and wear it again. We’re pretty damn confident you won’t be disappointed
Find out more

Image
11 days ago

Indoor-outdoor wicker chair

Lance from Papamoa Beach

Cream-coloured chair in good condition, ideal for indoor-outdoor use - only $75.
Phone 572-5526 / mob. 027-576-5037.

Price: $75

Image
13 days ago

Triple-bay compost bin

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whakatane

Create your own triple compost bin and stain in Resene Waterborne Woodsman. Use the handy compartments for fresh scraps, decomposing material and usable compost.
Find out how to create your own.

Image
13 days ago

The future is in good hands

LIC

While farming has changed significantly through the generations, LIC has had the privilege of journeying alongside farmers, their families and their businesses and have made constant improvements to deliver superior genetics and technology in response.

Visit our website to find out more about … View more
While farming has changed significantly through the generations, LIC has had the privilege of journeying alongside farmers, their families and their businesses and have made constant improvements to deliver superior genetics and technology in response.

Visit our website to find out more about how these advances are getting the next generation interested in dairy farming.
Find out more

Image
14 days ago

Want to go shopping without leaving your couch?

The Team from NZ Compare

NZ Compare is the home of easy and free to use comparison sites. We’re passionate about helping Kiwis compare what’s out there, so we wanted to introduce you to a new member of our brand family – PriceMe!

PriceMe is NZ's largest comparison-shopping site, sounds fun right?! Whether … View more
NZ Compare is the home of easy and free to use comparison sites. We’re passionate about helping Kiwis compare what’s out there, so we wanted to introduce you to a new member of our brand family – PriceMe!

PriceMe is NZ's largest comparison-shopping site, sounds fun right?! Whether you're buying electronics, appliances, smartphones or watches, hair straighteners or any other everyday household or office product – find the best prices on PriceMe.

Make it your first stop, not an afterthought Neighbours!

Plus, you don’t need to leave the house! Shopping made simple, just how we like it.
Visit us

Image
Top