Whakarewarewa, Rotorua

60 days ago

Facts About Fabric

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

• The average lifetime of a piece of clothing is approximately 3 years.
• Flax is the earliest known natural textile fabric seen used in about 5000 BC. Flax is the material used to make linen which is seeing a huge come back today in drapery and upholstery.
• Nike (with subsidiary Converse)… View more
• The average lifetime of a piece of clothing is approximately 3 years.
• Flax is the earliest known natural textile fabric seen used in about 5000 BC. Flax is the material used to make linen which is seeing a huge come back today in drapery and upholstery.
• Nike (with subsidiary Converse) is the largest fashion company in the world, with a market value of $105 billion.
• There is evidence that cotton and wool were used to create natural fabrics in about 3000 BC and evidence of silk use in 2500 BC in China.
• China is the largest maker and exporter of silk in the world and has been for 100’s of years.
• The average person buys 60 percent more items of clothing every year and keeps them for about half as long as 15 years ago, generating a huge amount of waste.
• The earliest evidence of fabric textiles has been found in Turkey, Egypt, and Israel.
• The creation of man-made fibres has only been within the last 100 years. Rayon was the first man-made fibre created in 1910 and it was called ‘artificial silk’. Viscose is the most common form of Rayon.
• More than 70 percent of the world's population uses second-hand clothing. About 50 percent of collected shoes and clothing is used as second-hand products. Meanwhile, 20 percent is used to produce polishing and cleaning cloths for various industrial purposes, and 26 percent is recycled for applications such as fibre for insulation products, upholstery, fibreboard, and mattresses.
• Microfibre or Ultrasuede was invented over 20 years ago in Japan. Microfibre is the thinnest of all man-made fibres, even finer than silk. it is 100 times finer than a human hair.
• Acrylic is a man-made fibre that has a soft, wool-like hand, is machine washable and has excellent colour retention. It is often an additive to textiles to take advantage of these properties.
• Nearly 100 percent of textiles and clothing are recyclable.
• Nylon is also man-made and was first produced in 1938. It has high strength, excellent resilience, and superior abrasion resistance. Nylon replaced silk stockings for women in the early part of the 20th century.
• The highest quality cotton comes from Egypt.
• Textiles and shoes make up 12% of landfill sites.
• Bamboo is a grass that has been used to create a fabric that hangs much like a heavy linen. It has natural wicking ability that pulls moisture away from the skin so it can be useful in reducing moisture related odour. It also has natural anti-bacterial qualities. Bamboo grows quickly and does not need pesticides to thrive, making it one of the more sustainable textile sources.

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60 days ago

List. Down all the positives.

EVES Real Estate

EVES know how to make your property shine. Our marketing expertise and fresh approach to getting your property seen and noticed creates excellent results.

But more than that, we do our utmost to make listing your property with EVES an enjoyable experience with great communication and … View more
EVES know how to make your property shine. Our marketing expertise and fresh approach to getting your property seen and noticed creates excellent results.

But more than that, we do our utmost to make listing your property with EVES an enjoyable experience with great communication and exceptional support.
Find out more

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61 days ago

Fijian Language Week

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Rotorua

It's Fijian Language Week for 2021 Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti. This year’s theme is Noqu Vosa, Ai Vakadei ni Noqu Tiko Vinaka, which means my language provides stability to my wellbeing.

Due to COVID-19 Alert Levels Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti – Fijian Language Week will be celebrated online. … View more
It's Fijian Language Week for 2021 Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti. This year’s theme is Noqu Vosa, Ai Vakadei ni Noqu Tiko Vinaka, which means my language provides stability to my wellbeing.

Due to COVID-19 Alert Levels Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti – Fijian Language Week will be celebrated online. You can get involved by heading to their Facebook page NZ Fijian Language Week.

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61 days ago

Scam Alert!!

Patrick from Owhata

this email scam has been around for a while but there are people out there that hasn't seen this and may easily fall fall for it as it is one of the better looking ones out there -
clues to it being a scam are the email there from and the fact it doesn't have your car license -plate and … View more
this email scam has been around for a while but there are people out there that hasn't seen this and may easily fall fall for it as it is one of the better looking ones out there -
clues to it being a scam are the email there from and the fact it doesn't have your car license -plate and is not directly addressed to you . (NZTA i believe do not send out emails like this at all but if you didn't know it it would easily trick you into clicking . if in doubt never click a link in the email.

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61 days ago

Upskilll at any stage of your career

Competenz

Print specialist Tracy Reynolds had been working at NZ Post as a print operator for 13 years before she decided to embark on studying towards an NZ Diploma of Print Industry Management Level 5, a qualification she has now completed.

“I’m not the normal age student!” she laughs. “I knew … View more
Print specialist Tracy Reynolds had been working at NZ Post as a print operator for 13 years before she decided to embark on studying towards an NZ Diploma of Print Industry Management Level 5, a qualification she has now completed.

“I’m not the normal age student!” she laughs. “I knew it would be a lot of work, but I was assured that I would have plenty of support from the NZ Post team and I did feel I needed a challenge at the time. Given the current climate right now with COVID-19, I knew the qualification would be an advantage if I was to take another path within NZ Post.”

Tracy has just been named as the Diploma of Print Management Student of the Year at the recent national Pride in Print awards, an honour she says was “absolutely blown away” to receive.

Upskilling is for everyone - you don't need to be new to your industry to gain a qualification and advance in your career!
Tracy is a perfect example of this.

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62 days ago

Win a $4000 'Boost My Office' prize pack from Digital Boost.

Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

How does a new set of digital tech products sound?

Digital Boost is giving you the chance to win a $4,000 prize pack with loads of new goodies to make your office look really flash!

Running a small business means you need the right digital tools to work efficiently and … View more
Hi Neighbour,

How does a new set of digital tech products sound?

Digital Boost is giving you the chance to win a $4,000 prize pack with loads of new goodies to make your office look really flash!

Running a small business means you need the right digital tools to work efficiently and productively, so make sure you enter our draw to be in with a chance to win an amazing prize pack of brand new tech goodies.

Our latest prize package includes a 13in Apple Macbook Pro, a 24in Samsung Curved monitor, an ergonomic stand-up desk, and a free Xero subscription for one year (T&Cs apply).

All you have to do for a chance to win is simply sign up at Digital Boost and start learning to go into the draw.

If you’ve got a mate, colleague or whānau member who could do with some new gear, let them know too and you'll be in with even more chances to win. Enter today!

The team at Digital Boost

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63 days ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
Find out more

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64 days ago

Prepared For Anything - October 1st to 31st 🎒📻🥫🔦🧴⚡️🔋🧻🧰📋🩹🧯🌊🥾🧼

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Here at Neighbourhood Support we know first hand that communities that stay connected and prepared fare better in emergencies and natural disasters than those without a plan.

For the month of October, we want to see how you tackle emergency preparedness. From getting first aid training and … View more
Here at Neighbourhood Support we know first hand that communities that stay connected and prepared fare better in emergencies and natural disasters than those without a plan.

For the month of October, we want to see how you tackle emergency preparedness. From getting first aid training and stocking up on essentials to putting together a grab n’ go bag or working with your neighbours to create a neighbourhood resillience plan, a little bit of planning goes a long way to make sure you and your community can get through any situation. Joining or setting up a Neighbourhood Support group is a great way to keep in touch and work together to reach out, look out and help out one another no matter what life may bring.

Don’t forget! This month also coincides with New Zealand’s national earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi, ShakeOut, which will be taking place on Thursday, October 28th at 9:30am.

Let us know how you’re getting prepared this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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64 days ago

Pin it - Sleepy sloth

The Team from Resene ColorShop Rotorua

Creating a mood board or pinboard using Resene FX Blackboard Paint to keep household notes tidy is easy with this inspiring project.

Find out how to create your own.

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64 days 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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65 days ago

New website

The Team from Office for Seniors

Our new Office for Seniors website is now live!

The website is a great resource for older New Zealanders to find helpful information. It’s been designed with our older audience in mind so it’s easy to navigate.

It also outlines the role of the Office for Seniors.

Visit … View more
Our new Office for Seniors website is now live!

The website is a great resource for older New Zealanders to find helpful information. It’s been designed with our older audience in mind so it’s easy to navigate.

It also outlines the role of the Office for Seniors.

Visit officeforseniors.govt.nz

65 days ago

Mental Health Awareness Week ⭐💚

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Rotorua

This year's theme is "Take time to kōrero/mā te kōrero, ka ora - a little chat can go a long way". Mental Health Awareness Week is a great reminder to connect with the people in your life and create a safe space for conversations about mental health & wellbeing.

"Whether… View more
This year's theme is "Take time to kōrero/mā te kōrero, ka ora - a little chat can go a long way". Mental Health Awareness Week is a great reminder to connect with the people in your life and create a safe space for conversations about mental health & wellbeing.

"Whether it’s checking in with a mate, having a kōrero over some kai or saying hello to a stranger, a little chat can go a long way." - Mental Health Foundation

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65 days ago

Antique Week @ Red Cross Urban ore

The Team from Red Cross Shop Rotorua

Come visit us @ 24 Te Ngae road Victoria, Rotorua

65 days ago

Thinking of a weekend project? Make this harvest basket.

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and gardeners,

Here's another great project from our DIY guru Jacob Leaf.

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65 days ago

Just for laughs!

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

"I HATE having a messy house. Not enough to actually clean it. But enough to give it a really disgusted stare from my seat on the couch."

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