Greerton - Parkvale, Tauranga

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4 hours ago

House sitter available

Diane from Otumoetai

Hi on behalf of a friend who Is looking at doing house sitting mid January if anyone can help !!! Please phone or txt. 0274707360. thank you.

5 hours ago

It is that time of year!

NumberWorks'nWords Tauranga

We hope at this time of year you are getting close to having a break and a well deserved holiday.

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5 hours ago

Woman@work Ltd “Secret Garden” a joyful experience of reveal

Debra-lee Julian from Woman@Work Ltd

This wee garden is hidden away in the Kaimai’s in a beautiful area of natural bush, rivers and peace and quiet. It was a pleasure to get to work in this

16 hours ago

Is your computer driving you mad?

Kevin from Athena Solutions & Services Ltd

Hello everyone, are you having computer or IT related issues? are you fed up with things not working when they should? are you looking for affordable, friendly and local IT and technology support?
If so please get in touch.
No job too small, just give me a call - Kevin 022 3521 402

I come to you … View more
Hello everyone, are you having computer or IT related issues? are you fed up with things not working when they should? are you looking for affordable, friendly and local IT and technology support?
If so please get in touch.
No job too small, just give me a call - Kevin 022 3521 402

I come to you and specialize in providing one to one support and I pride myself on being easy to talk to, flexible and affordable.

I am a Microsoft certified professional. I can advise, train and support problems with computers, laptops, smartphones and TV's. Internet, email and social media problems as well as lots more.

I am also a WordPress and SQL database specialist and can develop and support your business website and database.

Look out for me driving around your area and give me a wave!

Cheers Kevin
0223 521 402
www.athenasolutions.co.nz...

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9 hours ago

By sharing your light you light the way for others.

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Tis the season... let's help make other's holidays more merry and bright.

#NSNZthejoyofgiving

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5 days ago

Urgent Help Required with Lawns & Garden work

Ian & Jo from Otumoetai

My name is Ian. My business is lawns & gardens.
10 days ago I was admitted to hospital with a shoulder injury which has now gone septic. I cannot do any work and am desparately seeking a person or people (temporarily) to do some of my work until I am fit again which could be another 4 to 6 … View more
My name is Ian. My business is lawns & gardens.
10 days ago I was admitted to hospital with a shoulder injury which has now gone septic. I cannot do any work and am desparately seeking a person or people (temporarily) to do some of my work until I am fit again which could be another 4 to 6 weeks. The jobs are in Tauranga & my charges are not inflated.
Please contact me urgently if you can help. Thanks, Ian
021748128, nzdickeys@ hotmail.com

15 hours ago

The Great NZ Santa Run

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

🙏🏼 We would like to thank each and everyone that took part or helped to make this year's The Great NZ Santa Run a huge success! 🎅🏼

#YouthDevelopment #GraemeDingleFoundation #Leadership #TheGreatNZSantaRun

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6 days ago

Kitten wanted

Maria from Mount Maunganui

I'm looking to buy or adopt a kitten from the Bay of Plenty area. Please msg me. Thank you.

1 day ago

"Tis the season to support local"

Ecomailbox

“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, … View more
“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, social enterprises to support, low-waste gift wrapping inspo, and even gorgeous must-see beaches to explore over summer.

Plus 24 of NZ’s eco bloggers have shared their tips for a Merry Mindful Christmas. From great crafty activities, DIY gifts & acts of kindness to celebrate the festive month of December more mindfully and sustainably.

Read more in the Makers & Local guide now.
Read the guide

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1 day ago

BOOK "RARE & VANISHING AUSTRALIAN BIRDS" for sale

Marilyn from Welcome Bay

Author is Peter Slater. 24cm x 32cm. Each bird has full page of text about bird.
42 full-page colour illustrations of birds would look lovely framed.
Back cover has water damage (see photo) and there are some mildew spots on inside of dust jacket & on first 2 pages in front & last 2 … View more
Author is Peter Slater. 24cm x 32cm. Each bird has full page of text about bird.
42 full-page colour illustrations of birds would look lovely framed.
Back cover has water damage (see photo) and there are some mildew spots on inside of dust jacket & on first 2 pages in front & last 2 pages in back.

Price: $5

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1 day ago

STORAGE CUPBOARD FOR SALE

Marilyn from Welcome Bay

White cupboard, 2-doors, FOUR adjustable shelves; 800mm wide x 1955 height x 420mm deep.
There is an 8cm x 10cm section on back corner missing. A board (as shown in photo) has been added and stability is fine. Cupboard is in very usable condition and great for storage or use as a pantry.
Note: … View more
White cupboard, 2-doors, FOUR adjustable shelves; 800mm wide x 1955 height x 420mm deep.
There is an 8cm x 10cm section on back corner missing. A board (as shown in photo) has been added and stability is fine. Cupboard is in very usable condition and great for storage or use as a pantry.
Note: Both doors & 4 shelves now removed to prep for moving it, but in fine condition.

Price: $60

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13 days ago

Wanting a push bike

Danny from Bethlehem

Any bikes for sale out there for a 20year old?

1 day ago

ONE OF A KIND FRIDGE MAGNETS

Maree from Otumoetai

All photos taken by me. 6 different magnets. They are slightly smaller than a standard business card size.
$3 each or 6 for $15. Can be collected either from Brookfield or the Mnt, or I can post for a little extra. 027 367 4587

Price: $3

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2 days ago

Art History: Ancient Practice of Textile Art and How It Continues to Reinvent Itself

Owner from Curtain Clean Bop Ltd

We come into contact with textile art every day. From the clothes we wear to the objects that decorate our home, it’s an art that can be simultaneously beautiful and useful. But it should come as no surprise that this field occupies these two categories. At the beginning of its long history, … View moreWe come into contact with textile art every day. From the clothes we wear to the objects that decorate our home, it’s an art that can be simultaneously beautiful and useful. But it should come as no surprise that this field occupies these two categories. At the beginning of its long history, textiles were seen as a utility rather than something that serves no discernible function aside from aesthetics. And while this is still the case today, visionary creatives have helped the art continually reinvent itself.


Textile art is one of the oldest forms of art in human civilization. At its inception, it was not focused on looks, but for practical purposes—such as clothing or blankets to keep warm. This dates all the way back to prehistoric times, and anthropologists estimate that this is between 100,000 to 500,000 years ago. These goods were made from animal skins, furs, leaves, and more.


As time wore on and the neolithic cultures settled, textiles become increasingly complex. Many early pieces were made with felting, which agitates animal fibers (like wool) to interlock them in a strong bond. Beyond that, though, humans also spun fibers to create strands of thread. They were woven together and resemble more of what we’re used to today.


Creating clothing and other textiles was laborious—everything had to be done by hand. This included gathering fibers from plants or animals and then twisting them to make it into yarn. In addition to being a tedious process, making an article of clothing was expensive; tailors and seamstresses altered garments to ensure that they lasted a long time. Depending on how wealthy someone was, they could get imported fabrics and colorful dyes. The Silk Road trade routes brought Chinese silk to India, Africa, and Europe. While clothing was still the dominant type of fiber art, the aristocracy could also afford to decorate the walls, floors, and furniture of their palaces in lush and vibrant pieces.

The Industrial Revolution was a turning point for textiles. With the invention of the cotton gin, spinning jenny, and power loom, creating fabric was now automated and could be produced on a massive scale. Textiles were not just for the wealthy anymore; as prices dropped, they were available to more of society. It also meant that these materials were not as precious, and creative people could experiment with them in previously unseen ways.

The rich history of textiles has laid the groundwork for contemporary creatives. In modern times, the terms fiber art or textile art generally describe textile-based objects that have no intended use. Although this realm has previously been seen as “women’s work,” artists—particularly female artists in the 1960s and 70s—started to reclaim the field and elevate it into high art.


Keep reading: mymodernmet.com...

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