Maungatapu, Tauranga

2 hours ago

Get Out More and explore this Autumn!

Explore Central North Island

Want to hit the road and seeking inspiration to go somewhere new in the central North Island? Help is just a click away!

We’ve done the hard work for you creating over 60 fantastic breaks you can use to plan that quick weekend away, a short break, or take that long-awaited roadie.

We give … View more
Want to hit the road and seeking inspiration to go somewhere new in the central North Island? Help is just a click away!

We’ve done the hard work for you creating over 60 fantastic breaks you can use to plan that quick weekend away, a short break, or take that long-awaited roadie.

We give you the ideas – you just choose when and where, and pack the car. Time to get planning!
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18 hours ago

Moving and Delivery Services

Devan from Smart Express Tauranga

From our Smart Express family to yours. Introducing our father and son team. Ganesh, Shaun and Justin. The team is always ready to provide a great service with a friendly smile.

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15 hours ago

FOUND Pandora Bracelet

David from Mount Maunganui

FOUND Pandora Bracelet
I found on Sunday a sliver Pandora bracelet on the footpath leading to the railway bridge to Matapihi. If you lost it, please message me and tell me what it looks like. David

15 hours ago

See our latest addition to the mattress range

Beds 4 U Tauranga

We strongly believe that one of life’s greatest pleasures is a restful, luxurious and comfortable night’s sleep.
Introducing Spinalrest - currently on promotion and available only for a limited time, this mattress features Orthocool Gel Memory Foam, Purolax Latex, Comfort layers of High … View more
We strongly believe that one of life’s greatest pleasures is a restful, luxurious and comfortable night’s sleep.
Introducing Spinalrest - currently on promotion and available only for a limited time, this mattress features Orthocool Gel Memory Foam, Purolax Latex, Comfort layers of High Density Foam and Tencel fabric for longetivity and durability.

Made in NZ with a 10 year warranty, you are bound to sleep well for the years to come!

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16 hours ago

Tips for Decorating on a Budget

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

Friends of mine would probably describe me as “crafty“ and “creative.” But that’s just because they’re too polite to tell you the truth: I’m cheap.

My stinginess has led me down dark alleys in search of scrap wood to build a coffee table for a fraction of the price of the furniture… View more
Friends of mine would probably describe me as “crafty“ and “creative.” But that’s just because they’re too polite to tell you the truth: I’m cheap.

My stinginess has led me down dark alleys in search of scrap wood to build a coffee table for a fraction of the price of the furniture store version I adore. And it means I’ll often wake up to messages from friends with photos of dilapidated, discarded furniture on the street that say, “This made me think of you.”

As a result, my home is filled with inexpensive pieces that have been gathered in unconventional ways or made by yours truly. In fact, the other day while I was tidying up, I realised that every item – with the exception of my mattress – cost less than $500.

I’ve been very deliberate in my selections, and it’s taken me years to build an arsenal of couches, tables, rugs and art that I’m happy with. At times it was difficult not to rush to a department store and settle for a set of just-okay dining chairs to avoid another night of standing around the dinner table eating dinner.

I realise not everybody has as much patience to devote to decorating and furnishing their home. And I’m not proposing you spend your weekends scrounging around in rubbish heaps for unique home accents. (Please, that would mean fewer treasures for me.)

But there are a few tricks and shortcuts I’ve learned along the way that make it easy to save a buck or $200. And not a single one requires a tetanus shot.

Don’t be afraid of prints: If you want to make an otherwise bland room come to life, just add prints. The bright green floral couch in my living room (which I affectionately refer to as “nana chic“) serves as the anchor for the space, and the wallpaper in my dressing room turns a drab wall into a happy garden. Plus, the pattern is so bold that I needed to cover only one wall, thus saving money. Just be sure to go easy on other patterns so as not to overwhelm the eye.

Think big: If you have a large, blank wall to fill, don’t immediately think gallery wall, which is a strategically arranged collection of art pieces that can cost a fortune to frame. Instead opt for a large anchor piece, such as a giant map or a handmade installation. For my living room, I searched “DIY backdrop” for inspiration and found instructions on how to make a huge tassel hanging.


Know what to buy vs DIY: Whenever I see an item described as “industrial” or as made with “reclaimed” materials, my DIY senses tingle. Additionally, the plumbing section at your local hardware store is brimming with potential storage solutions. I built the clothing racks in my dressing room using copper piping and concrete, and I’ve made a simple, versatile blanket ladder using dowel and copper fittings. And if you find an affordable set of drawers but hate the knobs, you’re just a few twists away from a sleek piece if you update the hardware.


Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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3 days ago

Brand new curtains

Noreen from Papamoa Beach

1 pair of brand new curtains, charcoal colour, size 170cm x 205cm

Price: $40

14 days ago

Major issues with the rubbish collection.

Robert from Greerton - Parkvale

www.stuff.co.nz...
She said all councils were struggling to weed out contaminants from recycling, a trend which kicked off during the Covid-19 alert levels when people began to clear out their properties.

In March, the council suspended recycling services to 25 properties after contamination … View more
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She said all councils were struggling to weed out contaminants from recycling, a trend which kicked off during the Covid-19 alert levels when people began to clear out their properties.

In March, the council suspended recycling services to 25 properties after contamination was repeatedly found inside recycling bins.

“We are following in the steps of other councils by employing fulltime inspectors,” Braithwaite said.

3 days ago

Warm welcome to Competenz!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We're very excited to announce Competenz as our new Neighbourly partner. Competenz is an Industry Training Organisation and helps people develop their skills on the job.

We truly believe in the work they do to help people gain apprenticeships, build their skills and work alongside New … View more
We're very excited to announce Competenz as our new Neighbourly partner. Competenz is an Industry Training Organisation and helps people develop their skills on the job.

We truly believe in the work they do to help people gain apprenticeships, build their skills and work alongside New Zealand businesses.

Please join us in welcoming Competenz and stay tuned for job listings and other exciting content!
Find out more

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5 days ago

How to Stop Your Pet from Destroying Your Blinds

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

From a dog’s point of view, blinds are just an obstacle keeping them from the window. When there’s a something outside, the blinds just become a casualty of the resulting frenzy to get out there. Keep blinds raised part-way to allow your pup to see out and avoid wreckage. Avoid this issue by … View moreFrom a dog’s point of view, blinds are just an obstacle keeping them from the window. When there’s a something outside, the blinds just become a casualty of the resulting frenzy to get out there. Keep blinds raised part-way to allow your pup to see out and avoid wreckage. Avoid this issue by teaching your dog to stay calm in exciting situations.

Many dogs, especially as puppies, will chew on anything in sight. If your blinds have become your pets teething stick, it’s because he doesn’t have anything else to chew on. Deter dogs from gnawing on blinds by spraying slats with sour apple spray (available at pet stores). It smells and tastes terrible to dogs but is neutral to humans.

When you’re away from home, keep your dog in a safe room and give them special toys that are otherwise hidden away. Treat-filled toys and meat flavoured bones are especially appealing. With these toys to keep them preoccupied, they won’t think twice about the blinds.


Dogs can be like children, they have a lot of energy and it will find a way out whether you provide it or not. With this in mind, give your dog an opportunity to tire themselves out and your home might not become a race track.


What are the pet-friendliest window dressings?


Try vertical blinds. Furry friends can nudge slats out of the way to see out the window and they’ll fall back into place afterwards. If pets chew on blind slats, you can order individual replacements instead of getting a whole new set. If pet hair and grime are a problem, just wipe them clean with soap and water.


Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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4 days ago

International week

The Team from Red Cross Shop Greerton

Whether it’s a sari,dirndl or puipui, we celebrate international cultures.
We also have a wide range of everyday clothing in store for you to select from in our Red Cross Shop at 199 Chadwick Road in Greerton.

4 days ago

Guide for Carers

The Team from Office for Seniors

The Ministry of Social Development has recently updated the Guide for Carers, a valuable resource for those who care for family, whānau, āiga or friends with a health condition, a disability, an injury, or a physical or mental illness.

It covers a range of topics such as financial help, … View more
The Ministry of Social Development has recently updated the Guide for Carers, a valuable resource for those who care for family, whānau, āiga or friends with a health condition, a disability, an injury, or a physical or mental illness.

It covers a range of topics such as financial help, assessing needs, getting help at home and being able to take a break from caring.

The Guide for Carers is available online now: bit.ly...

For more information about resources like this and other advice, read our SuperSeniors newsletter: bit.ly...

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4 days ago

Long-term plan 2021-31

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Our commissioners invite you to the following events this Saturday to learn more about the long-term plan and how to have your say.

Join us at Matua Hall from 9am to midday or come along to the Little Big Markets at Coronation Park from 9am to 2pm.

Visit www.nowforthefuture.co.nz... to learn … View more
Our commissioners invite you to the following events this Saturday to learn more about the long-term plan and how to have your say.

Join us at Matua Hall from 9am to midday or come along to the Little Big Markets at Coronation Park from 9am to 2pm.

Visit www.nowforthefuture.co.nz... to learn more.

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5 days ago

Have your say on the Draft Community Funding Policy

Communications from Tauranga City Council

We're working on a new Community Funding Policy that sets out how we provide funding to community organisations that help the social, economic, cultural and environmental wellbeing of Tauranga residents.

For more information about the draft policy and to make an online submission, visit … View more
We're working on a new Community Funding Policy that sets out how we provide funding to community organisations that help the social, economic, cultural and environmental wellbeing of Tauranga residents.

For more information about the draft policy and to make an online submission, visit www.tauranga.govt.nz...

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5 days ago

Lions Club Firewood

Colin Leech from Tauranga City Sunrise - Lions Clubs New Zealand

2m 3 of mixed firewood, delivered to the Tauranga area for only $220
Call 0800 546 679 or email taurangacitysunshinelions@outlook.com to place order

Price: $220

7 days ago

Woman@work are in YOUR AREA: MONTHLY GARDEN MAINTENANCE

Debra-lee Julian from Woman@Work Ltd

Let us take care of your gardens especially through the ‘winter months’
We manage properties on a monthly basis in these areas indicated in the post. We are more than ready to expand and we have the team to do it. Free quotes with Deb and Jay to discuss what we can offer you.
Greenery removed,… View more
Let us take care of your gardens especially through the ‘winter months’
We manage properties on a monthly basis in these areas indicated in the post. We are more than ready to expand and we have the team to do it. Free quotes with Deb and Jay to discuss what we can offer you.
Greenery removed, includes, weeding, hedges, pruning of small trees, “lawns” if included in the property care and much more. We offer competitive packages for all budgets.
We work in areas from Mount Maunganui to Papamoa East. From Omokora to Matua and all in between

Phone Jay on 0273260408 Free Quotes we can start within a week.

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