Matua, Tauranga

19 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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5 hours ago

Resene Cambridge needs help to return the shop's pet cat, Timmy.

Resene

Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul … View more
Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul Norfolk and wife Gloria had looked all over town for their favourite store cat, along with the shop’s manager, Kerry Mason, and her staff.

“Timmy is such an icon around Cambridge, everyone knows him as the Resene cat,” Gloria said.
Read more

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20 hours ago

Kerbside waste collections

Communications from Tauranga City Council

We will be introducing kerbside waste collections for all households from 1 July 2021.

That means you will be provided with new rubbish, recycling and food scraps bins to use alongside your current glass crate.

The service will cost $230 for the first year, and will be added to residential rates… View more
We will be introducing kerbside waste collections for all households from 1 July 2021.

That means you will be provided with new rubbish, recycling and food scraps bins to use alongside your current glass crate.

The service will cost $230 for the first year, and will be added to residential rates from 1 July 2021. You can also choose to have an additional garden waste collection for an extra $60 for the first year.

The new collections will make reducing waste easier, more accessible and more affordable for our whole community.

We know you'll have lots of questions, so head to our website for more info: www.tauranga.govt.nz...

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12 hours ago

Historic Village

Communications from Tauranga City Council

The Historic Village survey is closing soon – Friday, 25 September! Tell us what you like, what improvements we could make and how you see it operating in the future ✨

Take the survey now.

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3 days ago

Alert Level 1

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Welcome back to Alert Level 1 🤸

Under Alert Level 1, all our services and facilities are open with no restrictions in place. We will continue to clean our facilities more frequently, but please remember to:

🏡 Stay home if sick.
🚿 Maintain good hygiene.
✍️ Use the contact tracing app … View more
Welcome back to Alert Level 1 🤸

Under Alert Level 1, all our services and facilities are open with no restrictions in place. We will continue to clean our facilities more frequently, but please remember to:

🏡 Stay home if sick.
🚿 Maintain good hygiene.
✍️ Use the contact tracing app or keep a record when visiting council facilities.

Remember rates, invoices, consents and fines can be paid online.
For more information on Council services, visit: www.tauranga.govt.nz...
For more information on COVID-19 visit: www.covid19.govt.nz...

1 day 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

cat door

Debbie from Bellevue

can anyone tell me who are the best quality and price to get a cat door installed into a ranch slider or if anyone out there who can put one in for a cashy

J
1 day ago

Alzheimers Tauranga Annual Appeal

Jacqui from Bethlehem

Hi Everyone
Alzheimers NZ Tauranga's annual appeal is on this weekend 26 September 2020, and we are desperately in need of volunteers for our collection. These sites are mostly in Countdown Supermarkets. If you can help in any way at all we would love to hear from you. Please Contact Juanita … View more
Hi Everyone
Alzheimers NZ Tauranga's annual appeal is on this weekend 26 September 2020, and we are desperately in need of volunteers for our collection. These sites are mostly in Countdown Supermarkets. If you can help in any way at all we would love to hear from you. Please Contact Juanita at Alzheimers on 07 577 6344,
Many Thanks.

2 days 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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2 days 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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2 days ago

Reverse Equity Mortgage gives you options.

SBS Bank

Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the … View more
Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the flexible loan means regular payments aren’t required and you can repay all or some of the loan at any time.

For more details visit our sbsbank.co.nz/, contact your local SBS branch or call 0800 727 2265.

Eligibility Criteria, Terms and Conditions, and fees apply.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Wanted to Rent - Storage, Industrial Unit or shed

Joe from Te Puna

Secure storage, industrial unit or Shed wanted to rent mid-long term for small business storage requirements. Must have good access for vehicle unloading. Approx. 50 – 150 square meters is ideal but anything considered.

Ideally location is Bethlehem, Judea, Te Puna or wider Tauranga area. Not Mt… View more
Secure storage, industrial unit or Shed wanted to rent mid-long term for small business storage requirements. Must have good access for vehicle unloading. Approx. 50 – 150 square meters is ideal but anything considered.

Ideally location is Bethlehem, Judea, Te Puna or wider Tauranga area. Not Mt Maunganui or Papamoa.

Required from early October

Call Joe on 07 5525311 or email heswards@xtra.co.nz

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3 days ago

Hartford Avenue Reserve playground

Communications from Tauranga City Council

It's been great to hear that so many kids have been enjoying the new playground and pump track at Hartford Avenue Reserve 🌈

Level one means we can officially announce that this project is complete and ready for the community 🤗

Catering to a wide range of skills, abilities and ages, … View more
It's been great to hear that so many kids have been enjoying the new playground and pump track at Hartford Avenue Reserve 🌈

Level one means we can officially announce that this project is complete and ready for the community 🤗

Catering to a wide range of skills, abilities and ages, the pump track can also be used by skateboarders and scooter riders 🛴

Huge thanks to the local community and Tahatai Coast School who helped us with the design ⭐

4 days ago

World Car Free Day

Communications from Tauranga City Council

About 76% of people travel to work in Tauranga in a car on their own, compared to 68% nationwide.

Tomorrow is World Car Free Day and the perfect opportunity to give another way of travelling a go. What will you choose?

The bus? 🚌
Walking? 👣
Cycling? 🚲
Working from home? 🏠
Or will you … View more
About 76% of people travel to work in Tauranga in a car on their own, compared to 68% nationwide.

Tomorrow is World Car Free Day and the perfect opportunity to give another way of travelling a go. What will you choose?

The bus? 🚌
Walking? 👣
Cycling? 🚲
Working from home? 🏠
Or will you be heading into work or school on an e-scooter? 🛴

Head to www.tauranga.govt.nz... and find out how you can get involved.

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4 days ago

Why Wool is Cool

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

• 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.

4 days ago

Delivery/Moving Services

Devan from Smart Express Tauranga

Do you need a fast and efficient commercial delivery service, 7 days a week? Contact Smart Express now. We Deliver!

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