Greerton - Parkvale, Tauranga

19 hours 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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1 day 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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3 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!

20 hours ago

Woman@work Ltd: SPRING HAS ARRIVED Gardens are having a growth spurt/time to clean up,tidy up

Debra-lee Julian from Woman@Work Ltd

Hello Home Owners are you SELLING YOUR HOME, we are a team who take the pressure off you if you are SELLING or SOLD your home and require a Final clean,for Gardens or Home Clean.
We will help you present your property at the very best.
Check out on what other services we offer, we do it all.

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Hello Home Owners are you SELLING YOUR HOME, we are a team who take the pressure off you if you are SELLING or SOLD your home and require a Final clean,for Gardens or Home Clean.
We will help you present your property at the very best.
Check out on what other services we offer, we do it all.

Give us a call
Jay:0273260408
Deb:0273162013

21 hours 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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1 day ago

Soldering Needed

Juan from Mount Maunganui

Hello neighbours,

Iam working on a radio and swapping two sliding switches for rotary switches.
I have got all the components but need to solder them to the radio board.

Anyone out there that could help me out please?

Much appreciated!
Juan

3 days ago

Poll: Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New … View more
Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
Read the full story here.

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Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
  • 50.5% Yes, Hamilton has really turned itself around.
    50.5% Complete
  • 49.5% No, Whanganui should be voted most beautiful city again this year.
    49.5% Complete
693 votes
3 days ago

Community Connects grants

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants are open to any New Zealand council, community organisation, or registered non-profit organisation. Applications for our current funding round close on 9 October.

Our last funding round was a huge success and helped fund a range of different projects across the country, that had focuses like reducing loneliness and social isolation of older people, developing an age-friendly community plan and supporting people with dementia.

With the right planning and support, we can create environments where older people are valued, connected and able to participate in their community.

If you have an age-friendly project you are interested in getting funding for click here bit.ly...
Or if would like to learn more about how your community can become more age-friendly click here bit.ly...

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1 day ago

A new place to be.

Peter from Te Puna

My name is Peter, am 59 and I am looking for a new abode. I have lived in many different settings from rental and lease arrangements including doing part payment plus helping with property maintenance, house sitting, in caravans, wwoofing and living in alternative, sometimes organic on or off the … View moreMy name is Peter, am 59 and I am looking for a new abode. I have lived in many different settings from rental and lease arrangements including doing part payment plus helping with property maintenance, house sitting, in caravans, wwoofing and living in alternative, sometimes organic on or off the grid small communities. I am opening myself to what is coming my way and invite you if you have space for me to live to contact me. I work in the support worker industry here in Tauranga and used to run a health retreat for many years in NZ offering counseling, life coaching and other alternative therapies. The kind of accommodation must be where I still have a level of independence while enjoying a social and interactive time with others. I am willing to look as part rental payment to help support people with illness, disability, depression, anxiety and some addiction. I am available to meet you now so if you have a space for me to settle in for a while and perhaps like the idea of someone sharing a home, lifestyle property or other setting please contact me at 02041741215 and please leave a message if I do not answer.

3 days ago

Accommodation wanted.

Clyde from Maungatapu

I am looking for accommodation, board or likewise. Male simi retired, non smoker, non Drinker, a pet lover, Honest and reliable. Phone 0220342618

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3 days ago

Imported Teak Cabinet / Bookcase

Karen from Hairini

Solid wood

Price: $450

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3 days ago

TV / Entertainment Unit

Karen from Hairini

Solid wood imported entertainment unit. Great Cond

Price: $550

3 days ago

Cat Allergy

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

What is cat allergen?
An allergen is a material that is capable of provoking an allergic reaction, such as pollen grains, dust mites or foods. Cat allergen is not cat hair, but a protein present in the dander and saliva of cats. These allergens become airborne as microscopic particles that can … View more
What is cat allergen?
An allergen is a material that is capable of provoking an allergic reaction, such as pollen grains, dust mites or foods. Cat allergen is not cat hair, but a protein present in the dander and saliva of cats. These allergens become airborne as microscopic particles that can produce allergic symptoms when inhaled into the nose or lungs.

Although individual cats may produce more or less allergen, there is no relationship between the pet’s hair length and allergen production, and no such thing as a non-allergenic breed.

Where is cat allergen found?
Cat allergen is present in the largest amounts in homes with cats, but has also been found in homes where cats have never been present, and in offices or public spaces where animals are not allowed. Cat allergen is particularly sticky and is carried on clothing to other locations. It is almost impossible to not be exposed to some level of cat allergen. Of course, levels of exposure will be much higher where cats are present, and these levels are more likely to cause allergic symptoms.

Because cat allergen particles are particularly small (1/10 the size of dust mite allergen), they remain airborne for prolonged periods of time. Cat allergic individuals are more likely to have a rapid onset of symptoms when entering a room with cats, because the allergen will be in the air and can be easily inhaled. Opening windows, using exhaust fans and using high-efficiency air cleaners can decrease airborne allergen levels.

Soft furnishings, such as carpets, sofas, and mattresses, will hold cat allergen even after a cat is removed from the home or banished from the bedroom. It has been shown that it can take as long as 20 weeks for levels of allergen in carpets to decrease to the levels found in a home without a cat, and up to five years for cat allergen levels in mattresses to decrease to such levels. Removal or treatment of the carpet and sofa, and encasing of the mattress, will reduce the continued exposure to these reservoirs of allergen.

Cat allergen is also found on vertical surfaces such as walls. Attempts to decrease cat allergen exposure in a home should include wall cleaning. If the cat is removed to a restricted area of the home, it is important to realise that airflow through the duct system in a hot air heated home could spread the allergen. Efficient vent and furnace filters could help trap the allergens and reduce this spread.

Step 1: Use Allergen Wash. To get all the cat saliva and dander off your clothing and bedding, use a special detergent that removes all allergens. Use the warmest water setting possible for the fabrics to get all of the saliva and dander out.

Step 2: Use a vacuum with a high efficiency air filter. These filters remove more allergens from the carpeting and upholstery than regular vacuums. Vacuum all the floors and furniture thoroughly to get everything out. Wait several hours after the first vacuuming and go over everything again. This allows the dust you stir up the first time to settle, and you get the remnants of that dust on the second vacuuming. Make sure to empty the vacuum or change the bag outside to prevent everything you vacuumed from coming back in.

Step 3: Steam clean. After vacuuming everything completely, go over the whole area with a steam cleaner. The steam cleaner gets more of the allergens out of the carpet than the vacuum, picking up the cat saliva and dander deeper in the fibres.

Step 4: Take it to the cleaners. Take things you can't wash, such as curtains, to the cleaners. Cleaning will remove the cat saliva and dander from the fabrics. Curtain Clean has a special product used to remove cat allergen. You should advise your curtain or dry cleaners of your allergy so they may apply the correct product.

Step 5: Keep the cats off your fabrics. As soon as the cats get close to any of the fabrics, the dander and saliva will return. Studies have demonstrated that washing of cats with water removes much of their surface allergen, and significantly reduces the amount of future cat allergen produced.

4 days ago

The Historic Village

Communications from Tauranga City Council

The Historic Village is under review. Tell us what you like, what improvements we could make and how you see it in the future.

To find out more and to take our survey visit our website.

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3 days ago

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The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

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