60 days ago

My Resene Upcycling Award entry

Maree from Pyes Pa

My daughter bought this old bench to do up and then went flatting leaving it in our garage. Two years later I removed the old wire base, replaced it with recycled wooden slats. Re-used the foam cushions from a long-gone couch. Years earlier I'd bought an IKEA white couch cover (what was I thinking?!) and it didn't fit and I never returned it. Been a fab source of good strength fabric. Made all the cushions. Daughter is sporty so instead of florals I sewed together strips of primary colours for the back cushions but had to make two of the colours. Using masking tape I painted Resene orange (Adrenalin) and green (Half Limerick) panels – mixed with some acrylic artist paint medium - perfect for fabric! Finally rubbed in a Resene Wood Oil, leftover from a deck project. Still have one thing to add – Dad's favourite saying to her: 'Keep your eye on the ball!' engraved on a brass plaque.

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7 hours ago

Celebrating International Day of Older Persons

The Team from Office for Seniors

Today is the International Day of Older Persons! It's an important day for everyone to recognize and say thank you to older people for their amazing contributions to the world, from mentoring and volunteering, to sharing experience, being in paid work and much more.

To acknowledge the occasion, we have just released our October SuperSeniors Newsletter, you can read it here: bit.ly...

The day is also special as it marks the start of the WHO’s Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020 to 2030, you can find out more about it here: bit.ly...

8 hours ago

Window Inserts

Jason from Window and Door Rescue

Want to keep the original look with your windows but with an improved performance? We can remove the old sash n fix panel and put in a new double glazed insert. This will reduce your heat loss considerably . This original window was 3mm of glass and the new one has two 5mm panes of glass .give Jason a call today for a free quote 02108523287

9 hours ago

October is Save Kiwi Month

The Team from Kiwis for kiwi

Only a few hundred years ago, millions of kiwi roamed Aotearoa. Today, New Zealand is home to around 70,000 kiwi, and despite efforts that number drops by 2% every year.

Save Kiwi Month is an annual celebration of all things kiwi. Join the Kiwis for kiwi Neighbourly group to learn about our national icon, find out about kiwi conservation efforts around the country, and find out how you can help make a difference to the kiwi population from the comfort of your own home >>> www.neighbourly.co.nz...