Tikitere - Mourea, Rotorua

68 days ago

New Zealand at Alert Level 4

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
August 18
1.16pm

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently giving an update to the nation at the Beehive.

Here's what you need to know:
- Genome sequencing was undertaken last night and it has been confirmed that this is linked to the NSW outbreak.
- … View more
UPDATE
August 18
1.16pm

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently giving an update to the nation at the Beehive.

Here's what you need to know:
- Genome sequencing was undertaken last night and it has been confirmed that this is linked to the NSW outbreak.
- There are no genomic matches to those cases at the border to this case.
- There are a further two cases to report in the community. ​
- From 11:59pm, it will be compulsory to wear masks when accessing essential services.
- From 8am tomorrow, the Covid-19 vaccination programme will resume.
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UPDATE
August 18
9.10am

- Four new cases have been identified, all genomically linked to the original case
- The original case has been confirmed as having the Delta variant
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New Zealand will move to a Level 4 lockdown after a community case was detected in Auckland.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Ashley Bloomfield at a press conference, where she confirmed that Auckland and Coromandel would move to Alert Level 4 from 11.59pm for seven days, while the rest of the country will be under Level 4 conditions for three days.

It is unknown whether this case is that of the Delta variant. Bloomfield stated that genome sequencing will be completed by tomorrow morning.

There is currently 23 locations of interest, 10 in Auckland and 13 in Coromandel. Current locations of interest can be found here.

The case has no links to the border and interviews are currently being undertaken with the case to find any possible locations of interest and how they came to be in contact with Covid-19.

Here's what you need to know:
- A refresh on Level restrictions and what it means for you.
- Here are the locations of interest.
- If you have any flu-like symptoms, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or ring your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website
- Essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.

For more information, visit covid19.govt.nz.

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68 days ago

Free Range Pasture raised Khaki Campbell duck eggs for sale

Carrie from Tikitere - Mourea

Free range farm fresh Khaki Campbell duck eggs, yummy for baking and eating. An all round qwacker of an egg!
Price is per dozen .
Must pick up from rural location in Tikitere - State Highway 30, RD4 Rotorua. We can do this contactless as per guidelines for covid level 1 & 2.

Note: for … View more
Free range farm fresh Khaki Campbell duck eggs, yummy for baking and eating. An all round qwacker of an egg!
Price is per dozen .
Must pick up from rural location in Tikitere - State Highway 30, RD4 Rotorua. We can do this contactless as per guidelines for covid level 1 & 2.

Note: for private use only, no on selling of eggs or baked goods as per MPI regulations.

Price: $12

69 days ago

Curtain Hooks & Replacement parts for sale

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

We sell ALL SORTS of replacement parts - from hooks to tilters to end caps to blind weights and everything in between! Pictured are our most commonly requested parts, but we have many others in our workshop for all types of blinds and brands. Get in touch with us if you need something - 0800 579 … View moreWe sell ALL SORTS of replacement parts - from hooks to tilters to end caps to blind weights and everything in between! Pictured are our most commonly requested parts, but we have many others in our workshop for all types of blinds and brands. Get in touch with us if you need something - 0800 579 0501 or email us on admin@curtaincleaning.co.nz!

71 days ago

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72 days ago

Warm welcome to Digital Boost

Neighbourly

We're very excited to announce Digital Boost as our new Neighbourly partner.
Digital Boost is a free online learning platform providing tutorials on how to operate a business in today's digital world.

We truly believe in the support and tools they provide to help digitally upskill … View more
We're very excited to announce Digital Boost as our new Neighbourly partner.
Digital Boost is a free online learning platform providing tutorials on how to operate a business in today's digital world.

We truly believe in the support and tools they provide to help digitally upskill New Zealand SME businesses.

Please join us in welcoming Digital Boost and stay tuned for tips and tricks, online tutorials and other exciting content!
Learn more

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72 days ago

Take a stand

The Team from Resene ColorShop Rotorua

Create a pastel-hued cake stand painted in your favourite Resene pastel testpots and use it to create an enticing display of Easter treats or home-baked delicacies. This Easter-themed, tiered pedestal cake stand is so easy to make, and you'll use it over and over again, whether it’s for a … View moreCreate a pastel-hued cake stand painted in your favourite Resene pastel testpots and use it to create an enticing display of Easter treats or home-baked delicacies. This Easter-themed, tiered pedestal cake stand is so easy to make, and you'll use it over and over again, whether it’s for a party, afternoon tea or just a cute way to display your home baking. Find out how to create your own.

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73 days ago

Kiwis are being stung by high power bills.

Flick

⚡ Weather and supply has been the scapegoat for the price hikes, but the truth is that New Zealand’s electricity market is broken - denying Kiwis access to fair pricing. 👎🏽 Over 100,000 NZ households are currently living in energy hardship, and if things continue, more families will be … View more⚡ Weather and supply has been the scapegoat for the price hikes, but the truth is that New Zealand’s electricity market is broken - denying Kiwis access to fair pricing. 👎🏽 Over 100,000 NZ households are currently living in energy hardship, and if things continue, more families will be at risk.

Kiwis deserve better, which is why we’re fighting for power affordability for all of us. But we can’t do it alone.

Join us in the Revolt to bring power prices down, by signing the petition to demand that the Government reforms NZ’s broken electricity market. #Powergate ✊🏾 ✊🏿 ✊🏼 ✊🏽

Sign and share the petition at jointherevolt.co.nz
Find out more

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73 days ago

Poll: Have you got a side hustle?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Are you making a bit of cash from your hobby, offering a service on the side, selling things on social media or doing a few paid hours in the community? If you’re supplementing your main income or superannuation, you’re running a side hustle! Maybe you’re baking cupcakes, a part-time retired … View moreAre you making a bit of cash from your hobby, offering a service on the side, selling things on social media or doing a few paid hours in the community? If you’re supplementing your main income or superannuation, you’re running a side hustle! Maybe you’re baking cupcakes, a part-time retired handyman or selling hand-knitted scarves - we’re curious. Let us know if you have a side hustle in our poll below!

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Have you got a side hustle?
  • 22.4% Yes I do - it’s up and running
    22.4% Complete
  • 11.2% I’m just getting one started
    11.2% Complete
  • 59.2% No I don’t
    59.2% Complete
  • 7.2% I don’t understand what a side hustle is
    7.2% Complete
1103 votes
73 days ago

Confusing English words!

NumberWorks'nWords Rotorua

Stationary vs stationery. Remember stationary – the ‘a’ in ary is for stopping At the lights. The ‘e’ in ery is for Envelope.

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73 days ago

Falling asleep on your couch, cause your bed is not comfortable enough?

Beds 4 U Rotorua

Sleep struggles are real so to help you bring back your dream sleep, we've written down our helpful tips! Click the link below to read our blog on how the right bed can help improve posture and help you get back your dream sleep!

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74 days ago

Treat yourself or a father figure this Fathers Day.

Mags4Gifts

Purchase a local newspaper subscription in time for Fathers Day and receive a Lone Star rib pack valued at $59.

Hurry offer is for a limited time only. Terms and Conditions apply.
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76 days ago

Superhome owners opening their homes to the public this weekend

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Healthy, warm, dry and cheap to run. Owners of Superhome houses in Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson and Otago are hosting open homes from August 14-15 so you can see just how warm and cosy a home can be with the right design approach.

75 days ago

Explore the Waikato this Winter

Hamilton Waikato Tourism

Think there is NOTHING to do with the family in the Waikato this Winter? You might want to think again!

From free activities and family-friendly days out to underground adventures, animal encounters and indoor fun, there is a great range of things to do here.

Gather the whole family and … View more
Think there is NOTHING to do with the family in the Waikato this Winter? You might want to think again!

From free activities and family-friendly days out to underground adventures, animal encounters and indoor fun, there is a great range of things to do here.

Gather the whole family and come do NOTHING in the Waikato this Winter!
Find out more

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76 days ago

Daffodil Day volunteers wanted!

Pip Stephenson from Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society - Rotorua

The Cancer Society needs you!
Daffodil Day is coming, and the call is going out for street collection volunteers in Rotorua.
Be part of the Cancer Society’s largest annual fundraising event and help raise vital funds this Daffodil Day on Friday 27 August.
Just two hours of your time can make a … View more
The Cancer Society needs you!
Daffodil Day is coming, and the call is going out for street collection volunteers in Rotorua.
Be part of the Cancer Society’s largest annual fundraising event and help raise vital funds this Daffodil Day on Friday 27 August.
Just two hours of your time can make a big difference for Kiwis living with cancer.
Sign up at www.DaffodilDay.org.nz...

82 days ago

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

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

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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