Waimangu, Rotorua

12 hours ago

Kickstart your vegie patch

Yates

Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of … View more
Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of growing our own food.

Yates expert Sarah O’Neil will be on hand to help with problems too. Plus there are over $4000 worth of prizes up for grabs!
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1 day ago

The Impacts of Climate Change on Insurance costs

Climate Insights

Our homes can be our greatest investment and protecting our homes against climate change has become more important than ever.

Our changing climate poses risks to our natural and built environments. Swiss Re in a global analysis of insurance risk said to “expect climate risks to raise global … View more
Our homes can be our greatest investment and protecting our homes against climate change has become more important than ever.

Our changing climate poses risks to our natural and built environments. Swiss Re in a global analysis of insurance risk said to “expect climate risks to raise global property premiums by 33-41% between 2020 and 2040”. The potential increase was deemed a direct consequence of our changing climate.

Our Climate Insights property report provides easily understood information on change to risks for your current or a future property. The report includes robust and actionable information for residential property owners, tenants and investors to enhance their property’s climate resilience.
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1 day ago

HURRY! Have you shared your Local Like?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Get in quick, there's only a few days to go in our Local Likes competition. Nominate your favourite local business by telling your neighbours why they're best in their field and be in the draw to win a $50 voucher to go and spend with them. Get in quick, this ends Sunday!

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Get in quick, there's only a few days to go in our Local Likes competition. Nominate your favourite local business by telling your neighbours why they're best in their field and be in the draw to win a $50 voucher to go and spend with them. Get in quick, this ends Sunday!

Share your business shout-out now.

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2 days ago

Time is running out... only two weeks to go! ⏳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Join the rest of the motu on October 28 by taking part in our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, ShakeOut. Signing up only takes 2 minutes and when you do, you’ll be entered to win a personal emergency grab bag or civil defence wheelie bin kit from NZ Civil Defence.
ShakeOut takes … View more
Join the rest of the motu on October 28 by taking part in our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, ShakeOut. Signing up only takes 2 minutes and when you do, you’ll be entered to win a personal emergency grab bag or civil defence wheelie bin kit from NZ Civil Defence.
ShakeOut takes place around the world to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake:

DROP - down on your hands and knees. This protects you from falling but lets you move if you need to.

COVER - your head and neck (or entire body if possible) under a sturdy table or desk (if it is within a few steps of you). If there is no shelter nearby, cover your head and neck with your arms and hands.

HOLD - on to your shelter (or your position to protect your head and neck) until the shaking stops. If the shaking shifts your shelter around, move with it.

Head to www.shakeout.govt.nz... to sign up today and get involved!

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2 days ago

Learn basic everyday digital skills

Kanorau Digital

Our short course will give you the skills to stay connected with your whānau and friends.

Learn how to get online safely and navigate websites and apps with confidence.

We’ll show you how to:

• send and check emails
• use tools to create, organise, and connect … View more
Our short course will give you the skills to stay connected with your whānau and friends.

Learn how to get online safely and navigate websites and apps with confidence.

We’ll show you how to:

• send and check emails
• use tools to create, organise, and connect with the digital world
• solve common problems using online resources
• explore day-to-day tasks such as online shopping and banking
• stay safe when you’re online
• online and face-to-face class options available

Free classes | Book now - 0800 526 672
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3 days ago

A Tasty Passion Turned Booming Business

The Team from Digital Boost

Knowing your way around a BBQ is one thing, but turning that talent into a business is another skill altogether. Rum & Cue is an award-winning meat rub side-hustle that’s just been taken full-time - here’s their story

Head to Digital Boost today (for free) and before long you, too, could… View more
Knowing your way around a BBQ is one thing, but turning that talent into a business is another skill altogether. Rum & Cue is an award-winning meat rub side-hustle that’s just been taken full-time - here’s their story

Head to Digital Boost today (for free) and before long you, too, could be transforming a weekend passion into the business of your dreams.
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4 days ago
12 days ago

NZ House & Garden Tours - coming to a location near you

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

Do you love all things homes, interiors and gardens? If so, we have the perfect event for you!

Our ever-popular sellout NZ House & Garden Tours are back for 2022! 🏡 🌸
We’re visiting locations across the country, so make this summer one to remember and join us as we step inside the … View more
Do you love all things homes, interiors and gardens? If so, we have the perfect event for you!

Our ever-popular sellout NZ House & Garden Tours are back for 2022! 🏡 🌸
We’re visiting locations across the country, so make this summer one to remember and join us as we step inside the pages of NZ House & Garden magazine exploring some of the most interesting homes in Aotearoa. Plus it's all for a good cause, with proceeds from tickets sales going towards Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

Tickets are now on sale. To book and to find out more about all the tour options available, check out our website: www.nzhouseandgardentours.co.nz...

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5 days ago

Grab N’ Go Giveaway! 🎒

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To help Neighbourhood Supporters across the country get better prepared this month, we’ve teamed up with National Emergency Management Agency to give away an emergency preparedness grab n’ go bag to 2 lucky winners.

Head to our Facebook or Instagram to enter:

facebook.com/nsnewzealand
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To help Neighbourhood Supporters across the country get better prepared this month, we’ve teamed up with National Emergency Management Agency to give away an emergency preparedness grab n’ go bag to 2 lucky winners.

Head to our Facebook or Instagram to enter:

facebook.com/nsnewzealand
instagram.com/neighbourhoodsupportnz/

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5 days ago

Looking to hire an apprentice?

Competenz

Advertise your entry-level and apprentice roles with Competenz through our Free online job board, we have pre-qualified and motivated jobseekers ready to match with your organisation.

Find your next apprentice with Competenz!

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5 days ago

Warm welcome to NZ Compare

Neighbourly

We’re very excited to announce NZ Compare as our new Neighbourly partner.
NZ Compare help Kiwis compare what’s out there, discover new products and services, and save on utility bills, online shopping and financial services.

We look forward to working alongside NZ Compare as they help our … View more
We’re very excited to announce NZ Compare as our new Neighbourly partner.
NZ Compare help Kiwis compare what’s out there, discover new products and services, and save on utility bills, online shopping and financial services.

We look forward to working alongside NZ Compare as they help our Neighbourly community save time, money, and hassle, at the shops and services that help us live better, more connected local lives.

Please join us in welcoming NZ Compare and stay tuned for tips and tricks on how you can save on everything from your household bills to takeaways, as well as plenty more exciting and informative content.
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5 days ago

Pioneering a new way of living

Ryman Healthcare Limited

The people who live in Ryman villages remain true to themselves, whether that’s continuing with their passion, making the most of every minute, challenging themselves to learn something new, or surrounding themselves with people who like to have fun.
As Lynette, a resident at Edmund Hilary … View more
The people who live in Ryman villages remain true to themselves, whether that’s continuing with their passion, making the most of every minute, challenging themselves to learn something new, or surrounding themselves with people who like to have fun.
As Lynette, a resident at Edmund Hilary village, says “A lot of people still believe that you're going to a rest home. They don't know the concept of a retirement village. You go there, it's beautiful. You've got facilities. You've got activities. And you don't stop living.”
Retirement is a chapter of life that’s filled with possibility. Choose the lifestyle you want to live and proudly embrace every opportunity. It’s what Ryman residents do.
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7 days ago

More care. Less Waste. Better Products.

The Warehouse

Great products shouldn’t cost the earth.

Which is why at the Warehouse we’re bringing you more sustainable products with sound credentials from global leaders like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), as well as less packaging waste.

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Great products shouldn’t cost the earth.

Which is why at the Warehouse we’re bringing you more sustainable products with sound credentials from global leaders like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), as well as less packaging waste.

Shop online or in-store over 6,000 sustainable products that are better for the planet and your pocket.

Sustainable & Affordable. It means more choice.
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8 days ago

Get decorating and $ave with Resene

Resene ColorShop

Now's a great time to get your painting, staining and wallpapering jobs underway.

Get 30% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers and sealers 4L and under including Resene testpots, 30% off our huge range of wallpaper, 25% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers and … View more
Now's a great time to get your painting, staining and wallpapering jobs underway.

Get 30% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers and sealers 4L and under including Resene testpots, 30% off our huge range of wallpaper, 25% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers and sealers, 25% off decorating accessories and 25% off Resene cleaning products!

Discounts off the normal retail price at your local Resene owned ColorShop and participating reseller until 31 October 2021. Paint offers are also available at Mitre 10 MEGA and selected Mitre 10 and Hammer Hardware stores. Excludes WallPrint, decals, Crown, trade and industrial products, PaintWise levy and account sales.

Visit your local Resene ColorShop or reseller and enjoy these great savings.
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9 days ago

Curtains in rentals

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Whakatane

Curtains are essential for a warm, healthy home. Here's what to know as a renter to get the most out of your curtains.

Whether a green paisley swirl or a modern muted linen, curtains are essential for a healthy home. More important than the material is the way they’re installed.

When … View more
Curtains are essential for a warm, healthy home. Here's what to know as a renter to get the most out of your curtains.

Whether a green paisley swirl or a modern muted linen, curtains are essential for a healthy home. More important than the material is the way they’re installed.

When warm air hits cold glass, two things happen: the warm air escapes and the newly cooled air forms condensation on the window pane.


The best way of dealing with this is by keeping warm air away from the window with curtains and blinds, which creates a pocket of air between the window and the window covering.

Getting the most out of curtains:
• Ideally, they should touch the floor and the track and curtain should be wider than the window frame. The most important part is to cover the whole window and create a seal against the cold air.
• They should fit tightly against the wall or window frame. Sometimes changing the type of track they’re hung on can close a gap between the window and the curtain. For example, rods and rails are often installed a few centimetres out from the window, which means there can be big gaps and no seal created.
• Pelmets can help to decrease heat loss, but won’t stop it completely.
• Curtains with two layers can increase heat retention, but how they’re fitted is most important.
• Net curtains, installed very close to the window and in contact with the window frame, can be effective.
• Blinds need to be installed snugly inside the window frame to be effective. If they sit out from the window, or if there are gaps between the blind and the frame, they’re not going to keep the heat in.
• Remember to open curtains every morning to make the most of the sun’s heat, and close them at sundown to keep that heat in.

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

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