Whakarewarewa, Rotorua

6 hours ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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17 hours ago

Happy New Zealand Sign Language Week!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

NZ Sign Language is unique to our country and is one of New Zealand's three official languages, so those are some great reasons to celebrate it!
Check out the Neighbourly team trying their hand at simple greetings that you could sign in your neighbourhood.

3 days ago

Strange plant

David & Laurel from Owhata

Can anyone tell me what this plant is? I found it growing in my vege garden. David

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1 day ago

Take part in Pots for Tots for Plunket with Resene!

Resene

Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these … View more
Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these new babies than supporting Plunket to support them.

Every qualifying testpot you buy = a $1 donation to Plunket!

Offer applies until 4 October 2020 at Resene owned ColorShops.
Learn more

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1 day ago

Have Shadowclad as your exterior cladding? Important Information!

Adina Thorn Lawyers

Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

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Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

LIMITED TIME, ACT NOW

If you own a property (house or commercial building) with Shadowclad as the exterior cladding, and the Shadowclad was installed within the last 15 years, register your interest now! There is no cost or obligation to register your interest.

Visit www.adinathorn.co.nz to find out more about the class action and litigation funding.
Register now

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1 day ago

Elephant ears plant wanted

Jayne from Rotorua Central

Just wondering if anyone thinning their elephant ear plants in their garden or could I get bulb/ cutting of one l. Thank you

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3 days ago

Why Wool is Cool

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

• The fleece of sheep has been used to make human clothing since the Stone Age.
• Wool flourishes where there is rain and sunshine. These two elements sustain the grassy fields that sheep graze on. Shearers shave off the wool every year before the weather gets too hot. Wool is the ultimate … View more
• The fleece of sheep has been used to make human clothing since the Stone Age.
• Wool flourishes where there is rain and sunshine. These two elements sustain the grassy fields that sheep graze on. Shearers shave off the wool every year before the weather gets too hot. Wool is the ultimate renewable fibre.
• Wool from about 61 sheep extend all the way from the earth to the moon.
• Wool may be made from mixtures of hair from sheep, alpaca, llama, camel, cashmere, mohair, angora, vicuna, yak, guanaco, beaver or otter. No animals are harmed in the harvesting of wool.
• Wool is flame-resistant. It will not melt and stick to your skin like synthetic fibres. Instead, wool will usually smoulder and extinguish itself when the source of the flame has been removed. The fibre of choice for casinos and airlines.
• The fastest recorded time to shear a sheep is 39.31 seconds by Hilton Barrett of Australia.
• Wool is composed of same protein that makes up the outer protective layer of your skin.
• Have you ever wondered why your wool socks withstand foot stench longer than cotton or synthetic socks? Wool is naturally mildew and mould resistant because it is a natural moisture repellent, MEANING LESS STINK. Wool also reduces dust mite activity (they do not like wool!).
• Over its lifetime, a sheep’s fleece will absorb approximately 30Kg of carbon dioxide.
• Renewable, recyclable, and naturally biodegradable; choosing wool minimizes the amount of waste that sits in landfills. Wool biodegrades in weeks to less than 1 year depending on environmental conditions. This is due to its high nitrogen content.
• Wool products can last for 15 to 20 years (or more)
• Wool can absorb indoor contaminants, including formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide and locks them away in the fibre core. It is naturally soil and stain resistant, attracts less dirt and dust due to anti-static properties and requires less cleaning than synthetic fabrics.
• Wool fibres have a crimped texture so when it’s packed more tightly together lots of tiny pockets of air form. This structure means that it can absorb and release wick away moisture, allowing your skin to breathe so you feel fresh as a daisy.
• Due to its crimped structure, wool is naturally elastic, and so wool garments have the ability to stretch to your shape but can then return to their original state. It is also resistant to tearing and requires less processing to make it useable.
• Wool’s high nitrogen and water content makes it naturally flame resistant. Wool does not ignite easily and will self-extinguish. Should wool burn it does not melt while burning. Wool produces less smoke and toxic fumes during combustion than synthetic fibres, making it a far safer choice.

3 days ago

Interested in living at Cantabria Lifecare?

Daniel from Cantabria Lifecare & Village

Well-known in Rotorua for ensuring our residents feel that this is ‘their home’, Cantabria is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens just a hop, skip and jump from the town centre where you’ll find all the essentials and more.

We offer everything from physiotherapy, hair salon, health … View more
Well-known in Rotorua for ensuring our residents feel that this is ‘their home’, Cantabria is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens just a hop, skip and jump from the town centre where you’ll find all the essentials and more.

We offer everything from physiotherapy, hair salon, health checks, scooter bay and convenience shop. We have a range of recreational activities including a singing group, exercise programmes, arts and crafts, quizzes, and social gatherings. Our facility van and coaches are always on hand for outings.

4 days ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to … View more
There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to live. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.
Learn more

5 days ago

Key tips for a warmer, drier home – 9/9 – Washing

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

Dry your washing outside or in the garage or carport.


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6 days ago

Garage Sale

Jian Liu & from Lynmore

September 19 (Saturday) 9:30am-3:30pm,

address: 33 Selwyn Rd, Lynmore, Rotorua

Home appliances, household daily necessities, kitchenware, tableware, children's toys, clothing, books, garden tools, etc., cheap price, everything must go, some small stuff are available for free and all are on … View more
September 19 (Saturday) 9:30am-3:30pm,

address: 33 Selwyn Rd, Lynmore, Rotorua

Home appliances, household daily necessities, kitchenware, tableware, children's toys, clothing, books, garden tools, etc., cheap price, everything must go, some small stuff are available for free and all are on sale! !!

Negotiable

7 days ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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8 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori … View more
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!

6 days ago

Rotorua UkeBox ukulele open mic and strum/singalong

Julie Parsons from Rotorua Museum

UkeBox, wa ukurere, is on this Sunday 20 September at Te Rūnanga tea house in the Government Gardens from 3pm to 4:30pm. Entry by gold coin donation. Bring your uke, your voice and join in the strum led by The Thermaleles, or put your hand up for a solo in one of the open mic spots. Contact … View moreUkeBox, wa ukurere, is on this Sunday 20 September at Te Rūnanga tea house in the Government Gardens from 3pm to 4:30pm. Entry by gold coin donation. Bring your uke, your voice and join in the strum led by The Thermaleles, or put your hand up for a solo in one of the open mic spots. Contact julie.parsons@rotorualc, 027-2424-132, for more information.

6 days ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants… View more
In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants and upcycle an old pallet into a multipurpose tray. Plus go in the draw for Yates wildflower seeds and Manuka Doctor honey from Palmers.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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6 days ago

Limited time offer! 5% off and a FREE upgrade. (Terms apply)

RetroFit Double Glazing - Bay of Plenty

We have a special retrofit double glazing offer for everyone in the Bay of plenty! For a limited time get 5% off and a FREE upgrade on your retrofit double glazing job. Just use the promo code: 5%+UPGRADE. Get your free no obligation quote from us now click here or call us on 0800 658 658 Terms and… View moreWe have a special retrofit double glazing offer for everyone in the Bay of plenty! For a limited time get 5% off and a FREE upgrade on your retrofit double glazing job. Just use the promo code: 5%+UPGRADE. Get your free no obligation quote from us now click here or call us on 0800 658 658 Terms and conditions apply click here to view offer is only available at our Retrofit Auckland and Bay of Plenty branch.

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