Kawaha Point, Rotorua

14 days ago

Is your broadband bill about to increase? Don't throw money away.

NZ Compare

Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings … View more
Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings each year on their broadband bill, because they are failing to shop around for cheaper broadband plans.

We estimate that over 500,000 households would be able to pay less for their broadband each month but many consumers are unaware of the fact that they could be making these savings and people often don’t know where to start when looking for a change in broadband plan or provider.

This is where NZ Compare can help. Our websites are simple to use and if you need more help, our friendly, Auckland based, customer support centre can advise on the most suitable broadband plan for your needs and help talk you through the switch. With unlimited fibre broadband plans available for less than $60 a month why would you pay more?

Find out more at NZ Compare or call the team on 0508 226672

CORRECTION: This post has been amended to clarify that the price of fibre and copper broadband internet services will increase, and that the increase is between $3 and $5 a month, not only $5 a month on fibre broadband plans as previously posted. (Amended at 10.31am, June 23, 2022)

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6 hours ago

Why aren’t Kiwis switching power providers?

NZ Compare

The chilly, gum boot wearing, kettle on, soup season has moved into town! Don’t get stung by your winter power bill neighbours, start shopping around now - even if you’re on a contract.

We asked neighbours why they’re not switching power providers and found out for many it feels a bit … View more
The chilly, gum boot wearing, kettle on, soup season has moved into town! Don’t get stung by your winter power bill neighbours, start shopping around now - even if you’re on a contract.

We asked neighbours why they’re not switching power providers and found out for many it feels a bit baffling with so many options and not enough help. Read why Kiwis aren’t switching and the easy steps to get your power sorted before bill shock hits.

Need to keep it stress free? Call our NZ based team on 0508 226 672, it’s free!

We’re here to help you compare, save and smile!
Help me switch

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6 hours ago

Give a little kindness this winter

Trade Me

Help Kiwis in need this winter by giving through the Trade Me Kindness Store. Trade Me has teamed up with three awesome Kiwi charities - KidsCan, RainbowYOUTH and Women’s Refuge. The Kindness Store’s virtual shelves are stocked with small things that make a big difference to the Kiwis these … View moreHelp Kiwis in need this winter by giving through the Trade Me Kindness Store. Trade Me has teamed up with three awesome Kiwi charities - KidsCan, RainbowYOUTH and Women’s Refuge. The Kindness Store’s virtual shelves are stocked with small things that make a big difference to the Kiwis these charities help.

Giving is easy – just pick, click and ‘Give Now’. Trade Me takes care of the rest. 100% of the donations go to the charities – Trade Me doesn’t take a cut.
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13 hours ago

Poll: What's your go to winter drink before bed?

Beds 4 U Rotorua

Everyone enjoys drinking hot beverages in the winter. Let us know what hot drink you like to make these chilly nights more comfortable.

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What's your go to winter drink before bed?
  • 27.7% Coffee
    27.7% Complete
  • 33.8% Hot Chocolate
    33.8% Complete
  • 29.2% Tea
    29.2% Complete
  • 9.2% Warm Milk
    9.2% Complete
65 votes
22 hours ago

Are You Installing Double Glazing in Your Existing Window Spaces?

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

Often when installing double glazing in the existing window spaces you can end up with blinds that no longer fit within the window frame. Usually by around 30mm.

If you have either Roller Blinds or Faux Wood Venetian blinds, they can be shortened to fit the new frame. Here at Curtain Clean we … View more
Often when installing double glazing in the existing window spaces you can end up with blinds that no longer fit within the window frame. Usually by around 30mm.

If you have either Roller Blinds or Faux Wood Venetian blinds, they can be shortened to fit the new frame. Here at Curtain Clean we can do this for you.

We can either collect the blinds from your house or you can bring them into our workshop.

The information that we need is the measurement between each side of the window.
As sometimes windows are not parallel, please measure this about 50 mm form the top of the frame. See diagram. Please write this down for us.

The cost to cut down each blind starts at $50.00 depending on the size of the blind.

We also can clean and repair your blind at the same time.

We can record your blind if needed and we can replace cord locks or tiler mechanisms should that be needed.

Replacement slats may be available for broken slats. (Depending on the availability of the slat material that matches.)

For more information please email Curtain Clean at; sales@curtaincleaning.co.nz or call Curtain Clean on 075790501 or 08005790501.

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1 day ago

Haven Falls Funeral Home Ki Rotorua

Haven Falls

Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around … View more
Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around the facilities offered.

We operate 24 hours 7 days a week.
0800 428366
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3 days ago

Central North Island Swap Meet and Car Show

Neville from Kawaha Point

Sunday 10th July 7am - 2pm at Paradise Valley Speedway. Only $5 per adult and kids are free. $10 per site if you want to clean out your garage and bring your goods to sell. We have all sorts of collectible cars turn out for the car show. Well worth a look. Hosted by the Rotorua Vintage Car Club.

4 days ago

Time to escape your neighbourhood?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Are you overdue a getaway? You could win a 13-day Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer South Island Rail & Coach tour by participating in Neighbourly’s 8th birthday celebration.

To enter the competition, just tell us what you love about your neighbourhood. It could be your favourite spot, a … View more
Are you overdue a getaway? You could win a 13-day Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer South Island Rail & Coach tour by participating in Neighbourly’s 8th birthday celebration.

To enter the competition, just tell us what you love about your neighbourhood. It could be your favourite spot, a beautiful view, or something that makes you smile. You could be in for a once-in-a-lifetime getaway!
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5 days ago

Springtime craft

The Team from Resene ColorShop Rotorua

Brighten up your life and home with these fun party cup dolls, beads of joy and blooming plant pots with your favourite Resene testpot colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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5 days ago

Get Upcycling to win in 2022!

Resene

Unleash the artist within you, showcase your DIY creative skills and spruce up an old item or completely repurpose it! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

We want to see your amazing creations so don't be afraid to go … View more
Unleash the artist within you, showcase your DIY creative skills and spruce up an old item or completely repurpose it! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

We want to see your amazing creations so don't be afraid to go all out! Check out some of the previous entires here.

Take part in the 2022 Resene Upcycling Awards. There are four great prizes worth $500 up for grabs: a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!
Find out more

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7 days ago

Reading Tips

NumberWorks'nWords Rotorua

Reading helps your child’s wellbeing, develops imagination, and has educational benefits too. Just a few minutes a day can have a big impact on children of all ages ?

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8 days ago

3 Tips To Sleep Better.

Beds 4 U Rotorua

Sleep helps our bodies function properly, it balances our moods, and even helps in the healing of illnesses and injuries. While some individuals have no trouble going asleep at night, others find it difficult. Those who suffer from chronic insomnia or who have difficulty falling asleep sometimes … View moreSleep helps our bodies function properly, it balances our moods, and even helps in the healing of illnesses and injuries. While some individuals have no trouble going asleep at night, others find it difficult. Those who suffer from chronic insomnia or who have difficulty falling asleep sometimes may benefit from the following exercise.

Yoga Nidra
Most people already know that yoga and meditation promote serenity and awareness, but many are unaware that they can also encourage a healthy sleep pattern. Yoga nidra, also known as yogic sleep, is a type of guided meditation that is done while laying still in savasana or similar comfortable reclined position.

Revamp Your Bed
Research proves sleeping on a mattress that is too soft or too firm can lead to muscular discomfort, causing wakefulness during the night. Using an old pillow or one that is the wrong firmness or shape for your preferred sleep position can have a similar effect. If you find that you cannot get comfortable in your bed or wake up often throughout the night, replacing your pillow or mattress could help.

Clean Your Bedroom
Because there is a link between a crowded bedroom and a cluttered mind, it stands to reason that sleeping in a tidy bedroom can enhance sleep and minimize racing thoughts. Organizing and tidying your room can help you relax at the end of the day to snuggle into a beautifully made bed.

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18 days ago

RECYCLE THE RUNWAY FASHION SHOW

Wendy from Rotorua Central

Dress for Success Charity Fundraiser Event.
Tickets on Eventbrite

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11 days ago

Fried Chicken or War Goddesses?

Stuff

As partners of the Elemental festival, Stuff Travel is giving away 2 amazing packages! For each you'll win 2 nights of luxury stay at Fable Auckland with a welcome dinner and daily breakfasts. You'll also get tickets to either the Takurua - Nafanua, The War Goddess or the Auckland Fried … View moreAs partners of the Elemental festival, Stuff Travel is giving away 2 amazing packages! For each you'll win 2 nights of luxury stay at Fable Auckland with a welcome dinner and daily breakfasts. You'll also get tickets to either the Takurua - Nafanua, The War Goddess or the Auckland Fried Chicken Festival.

Flights included for those out of Auckland.
Enter now

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12 days ago

Matariki

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Rotorua

Ngā mihi o te tau hou Māori! Happy Māori New Year!

We want tamariki and rangatahi across Aotearoa to shine as bright as Matariki does.

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