Hillcrest - Pomare, Rotorua

1 day ago

Great weather for drying curtains!

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

The weather this week has been perfect for getting these curtains dry and back home nice and quickly!

1 day ago

KNITTING FOR COOL KIDS ROTORUA MAY TERM DELIVERY IS HAPPENING!

Miriam from Pukehangi - Mangakakahi

Kia ora Tatou ! This is to let you wonderful people who have donated yarn and done knitting for this Kaupapa that this week 10 of our members are generously giving their time to deliver 773 packs of beanies, scarves, slippers and mittens to new entrants at 19 local decile 1, 2 and 3 schools ! Just… View moreKia ora Tatou ! This is to let you wonderful people who have donated yarn and done knitting for this Kaupapa that this week 10 of our members are generously giving their time to deliver 773 packs of beanies, scarves, slippers and mittens to new entrants at 19 local decile 1, 2 and 3 schools ! Just in time after that first frost, and one of your kiddies or grandies may well be coming home with such a pack!

We always welcome donations of yarn, new crafts people who knit and crochet, and those who might not do the latter but can donate some time and effort to making this happen again in 2022! Get in touch and we will collect your donation or give you a drop off point.

You can find us on Facebook, we are have a general pubic group, and a crafters' group with patterns and shared experience. Importantly, though, not all our crafters are on Facebook, so feel free to get in touch and join in, if that's you.

Nga Mihi, Miriam Ruberl, Coordinator

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1 day ago

Poll: Which is your preferred method of inducing sleep?

Beds 4 U Rotorua

Choose an option below, or if not listed in the options then comment below what your routine is before going to bed to get a good night's sleep!

Which is your preferred method of inducing sleep?
  • 24.2% Listen to soothing music
    24.2% Complete
  • 62.5% Read a book
    62.5% Complete
  • 7.5% Meditate
    7.5% Complete
  • 5.8% Have a cup of chamomile tea
    5.8% Complete
120 votes
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1 day ago

Mulch

Dennis from Lynmore

I have just cut some branches and put them through a shredder would anyone like them for mulch. If interested please message me thanks

Free

1 day ago

Craig lewis semi retired plumber

Steven from Pukehangi - Mangakakahi

Has anybody got his details for me to contact him directly
Thank you

2 days ago

Learn te reo Māori!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Te Pōkaitahi Reo

Meet Parminder Singh (Punjabi) who shares his journey with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi:

“Studying in the Pōkaitahi Reo programme has allowed me to develop a totally beautiful and unique relationship with Māori communities. The learning has helped my work to bridge… View more
Te Pōkaitahi Reo

Meet Parminder Singh (Punjabi) who shares his journey with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi:

“Studying in the Pōkaitahi Reo programme has allowed me to develop a totally beautiful and unique relationship with Māori communities. The learning has helped my work to bridge gaps between Māori and others in our multicultural communities. When I look back, I feel really proud. It’s a great feeling when I speak te reo Māori. It’s a privilege.”

Share in Parminder’s experience and enquire now for 2021. These programmes are tuition fee free!
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3 days ago

How to Maintain and Care for your Wallcoverings

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

So, you’ve finally chosen that fabulous wallpaper to showcase your style but how do you best look after it to keep it looking fresh and clean?

Many a foreign object can flick onto the surface of the wallpapers in your home that can range from food to crayon to fly spray, the list goes on. … View more
So, you’ve finally chosen that fabulous wallpaper to showcase your style but how do you best look after it to keep it looking fresh and clean?

Many a foreign object can flick onto the surface of the wallpapers in your home that can range from food to crayon to fly spray, the list goes on. Like any textile, wallpapers do need a little bit of love every now and then, a regular wipe down with a clean cloth should keep dust and marks at bay however there are times when there may be the need for a more deeper clean.

To better understand how to care for your wallcoverings we need to first understand the different types of wallpaper on the market and their cleaning durability. The main three classifications are:

1. Washable: Coated papers (light weight vinyl) would fall under this category. A mild detergent and water can be used to occasionally wipe surface of wallcovering. Not suitable for high traffic areas due to light cleaning and inability to remove stains or contaminants without damage.

2. Scrubbable: Generally heavy vinyl’s, these types of wallcoverings are suited to higher traffic areas as they can withstand scrubbing to remove stains and dirt more effectively.

3. Spongeable: The most delicate of the three methods with wall coverings primarily used for decorative effect (uncoated). Best maintained by using a dry clean sponge/eraser or with a lightly dampened cloth and avoiding heavy water use.



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3 days ago

Mother's Day is this weekend

Sunday Star Times

Are you still looking for the perfect Mother's Day treat?

From now until Mother's Day, subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for 6 months and you will receive a free Antipodes skincare gift, valued at $115!

Follow the link, select the 6 month option and use the promo code … View more
Are you still looking for the perfect Mother's Day treat?

From now until Mother's Day, subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for 6 months and you will receive a free Antipodes skincare gift, valued at $115!

Follow the link, select the 6 month option and use the promo code SSTMOTHERSDAY at the checkout to redeem.

Hurry! Offer ends Sunday. T&C's apply.
Subscribe Now

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4 days ago

The benefits of taking breaks for learning and focus.

NumberWorks'nWords Rotorua

As parents and educators, we know that a heavy workload and commitments can be stressful, so taking breaks is an essential part of learning. At NumberWorks’nWords, we ensure that breaks are scheduled into each students’ session.

Check out the full blog to explore the benefits of taking … View more
As parents and educators, we know that a heavy workload and commitments can be stressful, so taking breaks is an essential part of learning. At NumberWorks’nWords, we ensure that breaks are scheduled into each students’ session.

Check out the full blog to explore the benefits of taking breaks for learning and focus!

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5 days ago

Sulphur City Lions Marathon Book Fair

Susan Teirney from Rotorua Sulphur City Lions Club

Our annual Marathon Book Fair is on again this coming weekend.

Where: Arawa Park Racecourse

When: Friday 7th May 9am - 4pm
Sat 8th May 9am - 4pm
Sun 9th May 9am - 1pm

Cash Sales Only.

5 days ago

Are you our next Houseplant Hero?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Have you got New Zealand‘s best collection of houseplants?
We’re searching for indoor plant obsessives who have created impressive urban jungles… and there’s some great prizes to be won!

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6 days ago

How to Fix a Carpet Dent from Heavy Furniture

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

It’s a moment of horror – moving a piece of furniture and realizing what it’s done to the carpet. In fact, some people even refuse to move their furniture around because they don’t know how to get rid of the carpet dents that the heavy pieces have left. Luckily, there is a fix!

The only … View more
It’s a moment of horror – moving a piece of furniture and realizing what it’s done to the carpet. In fact, some people even refuse to move their furniture around because they don’t know how to get rid of the carpet dents that the heavy pieces have left. Luckily, there is a fix!

The only things you’ll need are ice cubes, and a vacuum or hairbrush.
1. Place an ice cube on the dent. If the dent is large or long, use extra ice cubes as needed
2. Allow the ice cubes to melt.
3. Once the ice cubes have melted, the carpet will fluff back up.
4. After the area has dried, vacuum over the dents or gently use a hairbrush to further fluff the carpet if needed.

Additional Tips:
Moving furniture a few inches at regular intervals can help prevent carpet dents from becoming severe. Every couple months, scoot the couch or other heavy items a couple inches to one side and fluff up the dents. If this is done, the dent can often be fluffed simply with your fingers; no water necessary.

Scraping a coin over the dent can also work to fluff it up if your fingers alone aren’t getting the pile back up.

Another method of fluffing the carpet is to use a spray mister to slightly wet the dent, then use a hair dryer on warm or cool air (holding it several inches away from the carpet) to dry the area while gently fluffing up the pile with your fingers or a hairbrush.

Another method of fluffing the carpet is to use steam. Hold a clothing or upholstery steamer several inches above the carpet and quickly blast the dent with steam. Let the dent cool, then use your fingers or a hairbrush to fluff it up. However, most carpets are nylon, and nylon can melt easily, so it’s best to test the steam on a small hidden area first, such as in the corner of a closet, to see how the carpet fibres react to the heat. Again, be sure to hold the steamer several inches away from the carpet when applying the steam.

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6 days ago

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Come together for good with friends, whānau and workmates by hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. You’ll be joining thousands of Kiwis around the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

You can host any time in May, and by taking part, you’ll be helping fund … View more
Come together for good with friends, whānau and workmates by hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. You’ll be joining thousands of Kiwis around the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

You can host any time in May, and by taking part, you’ll be helping fund ground-breaking work by some of our country’s top breast cancer researchers, educate people about breast health, and provide free support services for breast cancer patients and their families.

What are you waiting for! Sign up today.
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7 days ago

Looking for your next career path?

FICA

Take up a career in Forestry. We love our work!

If you are a great outdoors person, practical, or science-minded, love technology and enjoy working in a team then take a closer look at what the forestry industry can offer you.

Come and visit at any of these locations, we will be there with … View more
Take up a career in Forestry. We love our work!

If you are a great outdoors person, practical, or science-minded, love technology and enjoy working in a team then take a closer look at what the forestry industry can offer you.

Come and visit at any of these locations, we will be there with plenty to keep you busy and plenty of information for you to make the right decision to join our industry.

Rotorua Careers Expo: Rotorua Energy Events Centre - 10th & 11th May

For more information about a career in forestry check out our website here. To speak with a forestry representative then enquire on: office@fica.org.nz
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