Ohauiti, Tauranga

3 hours 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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10 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.

7 hours 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.


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15 hours ago

A new way to live

Ryman Healthcare Limited

It’s a time for fine-tuning your skills and pushing the boundaries, catching up with your mates and heading off on new adventures at the drop of a hat! No, we’re not talking about your 20s, we’re talking about your retirement.

Ross’ retirement saw the beginning of his musical journey … View more
It’s a time for fine-tuning your skills and pushing the boundaries, catching up with your mates and heading off on new adventures at the drop of a hat! No, we’re not talking about your 20s, we’re talking about your retirement.

Ross’ retirement saw the beginning of his musical journey where his passion quickly evolved from making music, to crafting guitars. It all started when Ross and some mates joined a music group where the camaraderie and togetherness were just as important as the music.

Living in a Ryman village, Ross can continue living life to the full in his retirement because they are places where you don’t retire from life, you find a new way to live .
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1 day ago

Carer/ Support worker ( Personal Assistant) wanted for Lady on a lifestyle block in Tauranga

Peter from Pyes Pa

We are looking for 1-2 male or female Personal assistants ( Level 2+ or similar ideally) for immediate start to do home help, outings and other in or out door tasks which may come up on a lifestyle block just out of Tauranga. The hours we are seeking to cover are 8am to 11am with at times extended … View moreWe are looking for 1-2 male or female Personal assistants ( Level 2+ or similar ideally) for immediate start to do home help, outings and other in or out door tasks which may come up on a lifestyle block just out of Tauranga. The hours we are seeking to cover are 8am to 11am with at times extended hours as need be, Mo- Fr. to help this lady to structure her life on a daily basis. This is a contracted position as the lady here is covered under the National Serious Injury Services. Your key qualities are dependable, energetic and fit to get things done, honest and friendly with a kind disposition and being very respectful. You must be animal friendly and part of your work is helping with animals from dogs, goats, chicken etc. If you are interested to work in quite a diverse and out of the box setting, please phone Peter 02041741215 for a chat.

1 day ago

Cheques are on their way out

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Major banks are phasing out cheques, so now is the time to consider new payment options.

The last day we will accept cheque payments is Friday, 28 May.

Visit our website to find out more about payment alternatives, some of which are more convenient than paying by cheque.

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2 days ago

What is you body reflecting back at you?

Lynne from Cherrybarn Bowen

So here's a question.
What stories is your mind telling you or replaying?
very time you notice.

That ache again
The tight jaw
Your energy dropping
The scratchy throat....… View more
So here's a question.
What stories is your mind telling you or replaying?
very time you notice.

That ache again
The tight jaw
Your energy dropping
The scratchy throat....

Is there a pattern?

If there is then next time do the opposite to what you brain is feeling.
Stretch.
Relax the jaw and smile.
Stand up and move, get outside and walk, jump up and down if it feels right.
Do something you enjoy.

It's the old saying "mind over matter"

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2 days ago

Tauriko for Tomorrow

Communications from Tauranga City Council

This week, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Tauranga City Council project teams will be at Tauranga Crossing to provide an update on where the Tauriko for Tomorrow project is at and answer any questions you may have.

We’ll be sharing an update on:
- proposed long-term options for the … View more
This week, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Tauranga City Council project teams will be at Tauranga Crossing to provide an update on where the Tauriko for Tomorrow project is at and answer any questions you may have.

We’ll be sharing an update on:
- proposed long-term options for the transport network
- community planning for Tauriko West
- short-term transport upgrades to facilitate access and improve safety.

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5 days ago

Support worker wanted for Home help on rural property within 20 minutes to town or Greerton

Peter from Pyes Pa

We are looking for 1-2 female support worker ( Level 2+ or similar ideally) for immediate start to do home help, outings and other in or out door tasks which may come up on a lifestyle block just out of Tauranga. The hours we are seeking to cover are 8am to 11am with at times extended hours as … View moreWe are looking for 1-2 female support worker ( Level 2+ or similar ideally) for immediate start to do home help, outings and other in or out door tasks which may come up on a lifestyle block just out of Tauranga. The hours we are seeking to cover are 8am to 11am with at times extended hours as need be, Mo- Fr. This is a contracted position as the lady here is covered under the National Serious Injury Services. Your key qualities are dependable, energetic and fit to get things done, honest and friendly with a kind disposition and being very respectful. You must be animal friendly and part of your work is helping with animals from dogs, goats, chicken etc. If you are interested to work in quite a diverse and out of the box setting, please phone Peter 02041741215 for a chat.

3 days ago

Have you seen this amazing garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

They had a vision for their property, but they also had three floods in 20 years. That didn't stop them pursuing the garden of their dreams though.

3 days ago

DIY Double Glazing with Insulation Film

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

Window insulation film works on the same principle as standard double glazing by creating a layer of still air in front of the glass that acts as insulation. DIY window insulation kits consist of clear plastic film for attaching to wooden window sashes or frames using double-sided adhesive tape. … View moreWindow insulation film works on the same principle as standard double glazing by creating a layer of still air in front of the glass that acts as insulation. DIY window insulation kits consist of clear plastic film for attaching to wooden window sashes or frames using double-sided adhesive tape. They cost a fraction of the price of double glazing yet offer good performance in reducing heat loss and condensation in your home, as well as preventing your sills and window dressings from going mouldy. You can pick up a kit from your local Mitre 10 or Bunnings.

Window insulation film is only designed to last one season, but it may remain intact for several years if your windows are in good condition and the film is undisturbed. Just be aware that adhesive tape used on the film may leave a stain if you leave it on for longer than one season.

Tips for installing
Installing DIY window insulation film is relatively easy – you only need a pair of scissors and a hair dryer.
• Make sure your window frames are dry and the paint is in good condition to avoid condensation forming inside the air gap.
• For wooden windows, applying a bead of sealant like silicone along the glass edge will further reduce the risk of moisture creeping into the air gap.
• Make sure your window pane is clean and streak free before putting the insulation up.

Step 1: Clean the Window
Clean the window thoroughly with an ammonia-based window cleaner and wipe it dry using a squeegee. Make sure that all of the window cleaner is wiped off, as it will dissolve the adhesive on the window film.

Step 2: Wet the glass with a light spray of water and baby shampoo
Fill a spray bottle with water and add a couple of drops of baby shampoo. Spray the mixture onto the window. This mixture helps the film stick to the window but still lets you slide the film around so you can fit it properly into the corners before the mixture dries.

Step 3: Measure and trim the film to size
Measure the window to see how large an area you need to cover, allowing at least two centimetres overlap for all four sides. Roll the window film out onto a flat horizontal surface and trim to size. Before you put the film on the window, start peeling the backing off the sticky side of the film. Use masking tape on both sides of one corner to get the peeling started.

Step 4: Put the window film onto the window
Once you’ve peeled off the top five to ten centimetres of backing, move the film up to the surface of the window. Start by putting the top two corners in place. Once the film is sitting in a good position you can slowly start to take the rest of the backing off.



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4 days ago

Your Big Mac, ordered from here.

McDonald's

New Zealand’s lush green pastures and temperate climate means our country produces some of the world’s best beef.

New Zealand is one of McDonald’s top ten beef-producing markets and it’s such a hit with the rest of the world that a significant percentage of NZ’s beef exports are to … View more
New Zealand’s lush green pastures and temperate climate means our country produces some of the world’s best beef.

New Zealand is one of McDonald’s top ten beef-producing markets and it’s such a hit with the rest of the world that a significant percentage of NZ’s beef exports are to international McDonald’s markets.

We partner with many Kiwi farmers who produce our beef, including Whangara Farms which was the first beef farm outside of Europe to be invited to the McDonald’s Flagship Farmers programme.

ANZCO Foods, based in the small Taranaki town of Waitara, are responsible for making our 100% beef patties. About 90% of the staff at the Waitara plant are locals and they manage to produce around half a million patties each day.

Our quality beef cuts are minced and that’s it. No additives or fillers, just mince that is formed in patties, before they’re flash-frozen and sent to restaurants.
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6 days ago

Long-term Plan 2021-31

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Consultation opens today on the most important long-term plan in recent history.

The plan proposes investing in six key priority areas to help make Tauranga a great place to live – now and for the future.

Find out more and have your say at www.nowforthefuture.co.nz...

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5 days ago

Toyota Wish / 6 seater

Pat from Pyes Pa

The vechical been well looked after and is a pleasure to drive with the powerful 2 litre chain driven motor.The interior is in good condition. The overall exterior is aesthetically pleasing with sports alloy wheels. Two minor spots on the bonnet as shown in the photos. New alternator replaced in … View moreThe vechical been well looked after and is a pleasure to drive with the powerful 2 litre chain driven motor.The interior is in good condition. The overall exterior is aesthetically pleasing with sports alloy wheels. Two minor spots on the bonnet as shown in the photos. New alternator replaced in the last 6 months & new battery purchased 28/04/21
Year 2007 / Mileage 119600k
Ph027 5880122

Price: $5,495

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