Tauranga City, Tauranga

44 days ago

Innovating Streets at The Mount

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. It will be vital in determining what changes we will trial in The Mount and where the trial will take place.

If you want to stay informed on the project, please sign up for the e-newsletter here: mailchi.mp...

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44 days ago
43 days ago

Dogs for adoption

Communications from Tauranga City Council

We currently have two beautiful girls looking for their forever homes 💗

Roxy and Stef are both playful, cuddly and very adorable. They are hoping to meet their new owners very soon so that they can play, go for long walks on the beach and share some cuddles on the couch 😘

Come down to the … View more
We currently have two beautiful girls looking for their forever homes 💗

Roxy and Stef are both playful, cuddly and very adorable. They are hoping to meet their new owners very soon so that they can play, go for long walks on the beach and share some cuddles on the couch 😘

Come down to the Tauranga City Pound, 88 Hewletts Road, Mount Maunganui between 2pm and 4.30pm weekdays for visits

For more information visit our website
www.tauranga.govt.nz...

43 days ago

Spring has sprung and we're loving all of the flowers blooming! 🌷

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As we start tending to our gardens and planning what to grow for the warmer months ahead, perhaps consider if there's something else you should be growing in your community such as stronger connections to your neighbours.

Research shows that loneliness is strongly associated with low mental … View more
As we start tending to our gardens and planning what to grow for the warmer months ahead, perhaps consider if there's something else you should be growing in your community such as stronger connections to your neighbours.

Research shows that loneliness is strongly associated with low mental health + well-being. Whether you have a wide social network or prefer to only have a few close friends, joining Neighbourhood Support is a great way to feel supported and connected to those nearby. You never know when you might need a little help from a local friend!

Join or setup a group for FREE by getting in touch with us here...

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46 days ago

Driveways driven away by new rule

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A move to free up more land for new builds is likely to see fewer driveways and garages in modern housing, in a move some say could have New Zealand looking like Coronation Street.

Councils across the country must scrap planning rules that require car parks to be put down near new … View more
Hi neighbours,

A move to free up more land for new builds is likely to see fewer driveways and garages in modern housing, in a move some say could have New Zealand looking like Coronation Street.

Councils across the country must scrap planning rules that require car parks to be put down near new housing or business developments, under newly released housing guidelines.

The change comes as the Government looks to encourage development, in part by freeing up land held up by car parks, under its new National Policy Statement for urban development.

Property developer Phil Robinson said scrapping car park rules was a “big change”, but he was unsure if it was a “big win”.

What do you think of having more new builds in your area with fewer driveways and garages?

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44 days ago

See how our Houseplant Hero runnerup Hollie Procter fits all her plants into her tiny home!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

“So I would say it’s possible I might have the most plants per square metre,” she quips.

45 days ago

Your thoughts on making Matariki a public holiday

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Labour will make Matariki New Zealand's 12th public holiday from 2022 if re-elected, Jacinda Ardern has announced.

The new winter public holiday would fall at some point during the Matariki period, with an expectation that it would always happen on either a Monday or a Friday.… View more
Hi neighbours,

Labour will make Matariki New Zealand's 12th public holiday from 2022 if re-elected, Jacinda Ardern has announced.

The new winter public holiday would fall at some point during the Matariki period, with an expectation that it would always happen on either a Monday or a Friday.

The policy announcement follows a series of public campaigns for Matariki, which acts as the Māori New Year, to be recognised.

We want to hear your thoughts about Matariki becoming a public holiday. Do you support the idea, or are you against it? Perhaps you have a counter proposal.

Share your thoughts here.

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44 days ago

Volkswagen Passat 2006 Sedan. Silver, V6 4motion.

Jo from Gate Pa

137,000 kms.



Needs a new timing chain.


Current Wof and Rego.
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137,000 kms.



Needs a new timing chain.


Current Wof and Rego.


Good service history available for last five years.


Newish tyres and bodywork is in great order. Leather interior and the radio gets all NZ stations.


It's a much loved car that is very fun to drive but I lack the resources to get it repaired.

Price: $1,500

45 days ago

Flat available now, near the beach

Brendon from Papamoa Beach

You or someone you know, is looking for this flat... just one block from the beach 🏄‍♂️ 🌊 🏖 and one block from Papamoa Plaza.

We have a fully self contained flat available for rent 1st of September. It would also suit well as a rented office space, due to its layout and central … View more
You or someone you know, is looking for this flat... just one block from the beach 🏄‍♂️ 🌊 🏖 and one block from Papamoa Plaza.

We have a fully self contained flat available for rent 1st of September. It would also suit well as a rented office space, due to its layout and central location to Papamoa.

It can come empty or fully furnished.

Available until mid-November.

Suitable for a single or couple. No dogs.

References required if we don’t already know you 😉

$240 per week inc. reasonable usage of power and fibre internet.

Private message for more photos and answers to questions.

44 days ago

Yoga at Fergusson Park Friday 9.30am-10.30am

Stella from Bellevue

Dear Neighbour, 8 years ago we started Yoga at Matua Fergusson Park Sports Club. We enjoys the worlds best Yoga Platform with vasts views towards Mauao. On sunny days we step outside onto the deck. Session starts 9.30am and suits beginners and advanced Yogis alike. Its $15 and you can simply turn … View moreDear Neighbour, 8 years ago we started Yoga at Matua Fergusson Park Sports Club. We enjoys the worlds best Yoga Platform with vasts views towards Mauao. On sunny days we step outside onto the deck. Session starts 9.30am and suits beginners and advanced Yogis alike. Its $15 and you can simply turn up and give it a go. Aroha nui Stella more on www.stellayoga.co.nz...

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45 days ago

Wanted: yoga instructor (vinyasa) for relief teaching

Stella from Bellevue

Are you a certified, experienced Yoga Teacher? Looking to cover 4 sessions in Matua Friday 9.30am. message or call stella 021 02496390

45 days ago

Unravelling textile testing - Colourfastness

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

Unravelling textile testing - Colourfastness
Colourfastness is one of four key topics (others include Abrasion Resistance, Pilling, Seam Slippage) that we are covering to provide some background as to how we test and why.

Test results provide us with critical information about textile’s … View more
Unravelling textile testing - Colourfastness
Colourfastness is one of four key topics (others include Abrasion Resistance, Pilling, Seam Slippage) that we are covering to provide some background as to how we test and why.

Test results provide us with critical information about textile’s durability and suitability for certain applications. We externally test all James Dunlop and Mokum textiles in Melbourne at a highly reputable laboratory who are amongst the most conservative and stringent in the world, due to the extremely harsh environmental conditions we face here in Australia and New Zealand.


We have gathered a number of frequently asked questions relating to colourfastness so we asked our Mokum studio designers Stephanie Moffitt and Annie Moir to share their expert knowledge.

One of the most important textile tests is that of colourfastness.

Simply put, a colourfastness test measures how well a textile will resist or withstand fading. Fading typically means a change in colour which may be a change in hue, depth or brightness of colour. We perform a range of different colourfastness tests when developing a new textile, we test its resistance to fading against UV light, as well as washing / dry cleaning and also rubbing.

Can you briefly outline the colourfastness to washing/ laundering test?
Colourfastness to washing and/or dry cleaning measures a fabrics ability to withstand fading or colour loss from laundering. The test replicates specific cleaning methods then measures any colour loss against a set of five grey scales, creating a result (1 being least colourfast and 5 being most colourfast). In this instance, a result of 4-5 is the result we strive for.

One question pops up a lot, if a product is machine washable can it be spot cleaned?

We would always approach spot cleaning with water or a cleaning product with caution. Most of our washable textiles are rating as delicate or gentle washing which means a delicate setting and we would prefer a delicate washing liquid. Whereas spot clean tends to be more localised and more aggressive. If spot clean is needed always first try a dry white clean cloth, to reduce any colour loss as this often can remove a stain.

Can you briefly outline the colourfastness to rubbing test?

Colourfastness to rubbing, or commonly known as ‘crocking’ measures fabric resistance to colour loss when subjected to rubbing or friction from another fabric. This is particularly relevant for upholstery textiles – you can imagine wearing white pants and sitting on a dark coloured sofa, you’d want to be confident that when you stand up your pants haven’t changed colour.

With this test, a white cloth is used as a standard abradant, and rubbed against the test fabric in both in both dry and wet conditions, with wet being more severe. Any colour transfer onto the white cloth, and colour loss from the test fabric is analysed and measured against a set of 5 grey scales (1 being least colourfast and 5 being most colourfast). The result we receive from the lab helps us to determine the recommended usage for the upholstery fabric.

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45 days ago

Potential Choking Hazard Found in Faulty Snorkels

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A user of a snorkel product has reportedly found a piece of material detached inside, which may have lead to them choking.
The snorkel, manufactured by major water sports company arena, issued the recall which affects snorkels bought at various stores in the Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and … View more
A user of a snorkel product has reportedly found a piece of material detached inside, which may have lead to them choking.
The snorkel, manufactured by major water sports company arena, issued the recall which affects snorkels bought at various stores in the Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and Bay of Plenty regions.

What you need to know:

- The recall affects the arena Swim Snorkel II & Swim Snorkel Pro II.

- A piece of material may become loose in the snorkel which can become a choking hazard.

- The products were sold at Swim T3 and Teamline Stores from October 2019 to April 2020.

- Fill out this survey to check whether your snorkel has been affected.

Known owners of the snorkel will be contacted by Swim T3 or Teamline.

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45 days ago

Free buses

SunMedia Reporter from SunLive

Who likes this idea for free school buses for another year?

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45 days ago

Help does anyone know what batteries this may take?

Debra-lee from Mount Maunganui

Hi this is a little transistor radio. I am having trouble finding batteries for it. Does anyone know where or what batteries it may take.
Thank you

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