Tauranga City, Tauranga

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23 days ago

ELECTIC TRIKE ADULT

Maggie from Tauranga City

great for getting around town in excellent condition with 2 baskets helmet , tire pump and battery charger

Price: $2,000

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23 days ago

Tauranga Painters

Michael Wenzel from Pictorem Tauranga Painters

Are you looking for a painter?
Please give us a call if you would like to receive a free quote.
Affordable, reliable and efficient.
Tauranga family business, 40 years experience.
Do you need a Handyman for repair jobs?
Call on 027 584 3221

23 days ago

Abaca: The Queen of Natural Fibres

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

Abaca is a natural leaf fibre that comes from a relative of the banana tree family native to the Philippines that grows throughout tropical regions. It is also called Manilla hemp, though it is not related to actual hemp.

Abaca has great economic importance and is harvested for its strong, … View more
Abaca is a natural leaf fibre that comes from a relative of the banana tree family native to the Philippines that grows throughout tropical regions. It is also called Manilla hemp, though it is not related to actual hemp.

Abaca has great economic importance and is harvested for its strong, versatile fibre. Being regarded as the strongest natural fibres in the world, abaca can be put into various modern sophisticated technologies like the automobile industry and as a raw material for other important industries such as textiles, fashion, and the décor/furnishing industry.

Abaca is commonly used by the paper industry for such specialty uses such as tea bags, banknotes, filter papers and in medical filter sheets. While it is currently used mostly in paper products, abaca has a long history in textiles. Abaca fabric has a stiff quality and holds its structure (it is considered a hard fibre and is comparable in texture to sisal and coir). It has a very long fibre length and is one of the strongest fibres - flexible, durable, and highly resistant to saltwater damage. For these reasons it has been used over time for rope and cording. It can also be woven into home and fashion accessories including wall coverings, rugs, tapestries, and bags. It can be used to make handcrafts such as hats, bags, carpets, clothing, and furniture.

Abaca is generally considered to be a sustainable, environmentally friendly fibre that can empower communities. It has been identified by the United Nations as a “Future Fibre”. That said, not many standards and certifications are used for abaca, so transparency and doing your own due diligence around environmental and social impact are very important when sourcing. The Rainforest Alliance currently certifies some abaca farms.

The harvesting and extraction of fibre from abaca is painstaking process which involves many processes. Stripping and drying of fibres is either done manually or mechanically. After extraction, different grades of fibres are obtained which are then accordingly used for different set of industrial activities.

The world's leading abaca producer is the Philippines. While the crop is also cultivated in other Southeast Asian countries, the second largest producing country is Ecuador, where abaca is grown on large estates and production is increasingly mechanized. Almost all abaca produced is exported, mainly to Europe, Japan, and the USA. Exports from the Philippines are increasingly in the form of pulp rather than raw fibre.

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

24 days ago

Election 2020: Hauraki-Waikato candidates for local MP

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Hauraki-Waikato's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders… View more
Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Hauraki-Waikato's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.

Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.

Why does my MP matter?

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.  

To read more, click here.

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24 days ago

Italian Made Stainless Steel Pasta Making Machine

Sissi from Gate Pa

Italian Made Stainless Steel Pasta Making Machine
150mm MARCATO ATLAS
BASE DIMENSIONS: Overall: 190mm wide x 120mm deep x 120mm high

The Marcato stainless steel pasta maker makes light work of producing fresh pasts including fettuccine, spaghetti, lasagne and more.
FEATURES: Mirrored finish … View more
Italian Made Stainless Steel Pasta Making Machine
150mm MARCATO ATLAS
BASE DIMENSIONS: Overall: 190mm wide x 120mm deep x 120mm high

The Marcato stainless steel pasta maker makes light work of producing fresh pasts including fettuccine, spaghetti, lasagne and more.
FEATURES: Mirrored finish stainless steel casing, 150mm wide rollers.
Chromed steel rollers effortlessly knead and extrude the dough.
Adjustable rollers with 9 different thickness settings.
Comes complete with bench clamp, comprehensive guidelines and maintenance instructions
AS NEW

Price: $50

24 days ago

Arataki Community Liaison Group

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Are you keen to help find solutions to issues in the Arataki area?

The ACLG provides a forum where matters of community interest or concern can be discussed about projects impacting the Arataki area.

Find out more www.tauranga.govt.nz...

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24 days ago

Plants for sale

Carol from Otumoetai

New this week
Red cabbage, lettuces, Escholtzia, sunflowers, borage, Liriope, Chrysanthemum, Chilean guava and many more.
$2 pot from 275 Otumoetai Road [close to Grange Road intersection]

Negotiable

26 days ago

Daylight Savings starts tomorrow 😎

Communications from Tauranga City Council

So remember to change your clocks, check your smoke alarms and that your home is emergency ready 🕰️

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24 days ago

Marble wall light shade

Sissi from Gate Pa

3 shades available
Size: 20cm H x 21cm W x 11cm D
Weight: 1.5 kg each marble shade

One shade for $20 or 3 for $50

Price: $20

24 days ago

Fiery red wall shelve unit

Sissi from Gate Pa

Size: 63cm W x 47cm H
Depth: 12cm deep top shelve (15cm depth from top shelve to wall)
8cm deep middle shelve
7cm deep lower shelve

Price: $45

24 days ago

Kennel Art

Sissi from Gate Pa

Tiled dog kennel art with hook
7mm thick tiles
Size: 20cm W x 30cm H x 2cm D (total depth of tiles and backing)

Weight: 1,45kg

Price: $35

24 days ago

Butterfly Stichophthalma Howqua Formosana

Sissi from Gate Pa

Female formosana
in wooden frame with standoff
Ventral view
Origin Taiwan

Size frame: 20cm W x 20cm H x 3cm D
Size butterfly: 10cm W
Perfect condition

Price: $25

24 days ago

Copper plant pots

Sissi from Gate Pa

Genuine antique brass plant pot from the late 1970’s
Tri-legged with two side handles
Size: 20cm diameter opening

26cm total diameter (middle of pot)

28cm W measured handle to handle
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Genuine antique brass plant pot from the late 1970’s
Tri-legged with two side handles
Size: 20cm diameter opening

26cm total diameter (middle of pot)

28cm W measured handle to handle

26cm total Height

18cm H inside of pot

Buy one for $40 or all tree for $100

Price: $40

24 days ago

Wooden stand with dowels

Sissi from Gate Pa

Pine wood with 5 removable dowels
For bracelets, ribbons, and more
Size: 19cm W x 65cm H x 11cm D on top and 21cm D at bottom

Price: $35

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24 days ago

Bromeliad Display and Plant Sale

Lisa from Otumoetai

Matua Hall, Levers Rd, Saturday 7 November 8.am - 12.00 midday



This is a special display and sale of bromeliad plants by members of the Bay of Plenty Bromeliad Club. There will be a lovely display of these unique plants and information on bromeliad cultivation. This is a good opportunity… View more
Matua Hall, Levers Rd, Saturday 7 November 8.am - 12.00 midday



This is a special display and sale of bromeliad plants by members of the Bay of Plenty Bromeliad Club. There will be a lovely display of these unique plants and information on bromeliad cultivation. This is a good opportunity for people wishing to establish a collection of these special subtropical plants.
* Door spot prizes
* All Welcome
* Free entry
* Raffles

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