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14 hours ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a … View more
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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1 day ago

Kerbside waste collections

Communications from Tauranga City Council

We will be introducing kerbside waste collections for all households from 1 July 2021.

That means you will be provided with new rubbish, recycling and food scraps bins to use alongside your current glass crate.

The service will cost $230 for the first year, and will be added to residential rates… View more
We will be introducing kerbside waste collections for all households from 1 July 2021.

That means you will be provided with new rubbish, recycling and food scraps bins to use alongside your current glass crate.

The service will cost $230 for the first year, and will be added to residential rates from 1 July 2021. You can also choose to have an additional garden waste collection for an extra $60 for the first year.

The new collections will make reducing waste easier, more accessible and more affordable for our whole community.

We know you'll have lots of questions, so head to our website for more info: www.tauranga.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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9 hours ago

Public spaces

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Whether it’s playing sports or attending a community picnic, there are many ways to enjoy our parks, reserves and stormwater reserves 🌳

How do you want to see these spaces being used in the future? Take the survey and let us know at www.tauranga.govt.nz...

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6 hours ago

Squeaky just got home

Debbie from Papamoa Beach

Hello here is the invoice for anyone who still would like to help it’s very expensive lol hopefully she will be feeling better soon thanks so much everyone

9 hours ago

Oldish Labrador bitch found wandering in Welcome Bay Road

Judy from Papamoa Beach

Lady just picled up a lab wandering on the road near Reid Road. We have her here safe but know her family will be looking for her. Please call 5420462.

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11 hours ago

New Season Stock out now!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Greerton

Hi Neighbours,
Spring is here! Head down to your nearest Red Cross Shop and check out our new season stock!
We can't wait to see you!

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15 hours ago

Textile Testing - Seam Slippage

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

Seam Slippage is one of four key topics (others include Abrasion Resistance, Pilling, and Colourfastness) 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 … View more
Seam Slippage is one of four key topics (others include Abrasion Resistance, Pilling, and Colourfastness) 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 seam slippage, so we asked our Mokum Studio designers Stephanie Moffitt and Annie Moir to share their expert knowledge.

Seam slippage is another equally important upholstery test, can you explain what seam slippage actually means?
Seam slippage is the separation or pulling apart of yarns in a fabric usually along a sewn seam or join. More often than not, the yarns don’t actually break they just separate and leave an unsightly gap along the fabric join.

What are the most common causes for seam slippage?
Seam slippage may be the result of a poorly constructed textile and /or the use of defective yarns in the fabric. But more commonly it is due to an inadequate standard of upholstery manufacturing i.e. a display of insufficient seam allowance, a deficient number of stitches in the seam or failure to overlock raw edges during the upholstery process – or a combination of all three factors.
Seam slippage usually occurs on joins that are subjected to heavy load and pressure such as seat cushions and arm rests. Certain furniture styles put more stress on fabric seams such as tub chairs and furniture with a fixed back or seat cushions.

Can composition play a part in seam slippage?
Yes, it can, Linen for example is loved for being a smooth lustrous fibre, but this can make it more susceptible to seam slippage with heavy load. For some linen textiles we would recommend discussing the need for reinforcing upholstery seams with your upholstery manufacturer.

The note “reinforce upholstery seams” is sometimes listed on our sampling specifications – what does it actually mean? Should we assume the fabric is inferior quality?
Firstly, no it doesn’t infer inferior quality. If we’ve specified it as being suitable for upholstery then it is fit for purpose, but we recommend additional seam support for that particular textile.
“Reinforce upholstery seams” simply means using an additional safeguard by stitching a tape along the seam to prevent fraying in high load areas, such as the corner back cushions. Overlocking should be used for loose woven fabric and seated cushion seams.

What’s the remedy for seam slippage? Can you fix it once it starts?
It is difficult to repair seam slippage once it starts. In almost all instances of seam slippage, it will require the furniture to be recovered, or re upholstered. It’s important to ascertain the cause of the seam slippage. If the seam slippage can be identified as being a result of inadequate manufacturing, you’ll need to work with the upholsterer to ensure appropriate manufacturing techniques are being used, including reinforcing seams if required. If the seam slippage is clearly related to the fabric, the furniture would need to be recovered, either from a different batch (if it’s an isolated batch issue) or selecting an alternative fabric which is more suitable for that particular frame.

Can you explain how the seam slippage test is performed?

The test measures how resistant a fabric is to yarns opening/ slipping under pressure along a seam line. Two fabric swatches are sewn together with a standardised seam. The swatches are pulled apart with an equal and opposite force. The test is performed in both warp and weft directions. Any seam opening is then measured while the fabric swatches are being pulled apart. According to the Australian standard, a seam opening should be less than 6mm at maximum force. A lower result indicates a smaller opening and thus a better resistance against seam slippage.


Written by: jamesdunloptextiles.com...

17 hours ago

Woman@work: we do it all Gardens & Home cleans

Jay Julian Anderson from Woman@Work Ltd

Happy Friday, 'Spring has Sprung' and gardens are having a growth spurt.
Give us a call to take care of your property. Monthly maintenance, one off garden work.
Weekly, fortnight cleans, Vacate cleans.
Selling your home we are the team for you.
Call Jay 0273260408

18 hours ago

What is double glazing?

RetroFit Double Glazing - Bay of Plenty

What is double glazing? We’ve put together some information that might help you with your research if you're considering getting retrofit double glazing click here to read. If you’re interested, we offer a free no obligation quote click here or call us on 0800 658 658.

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18 hours ago

Exceed retractable insect screens

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Keep out annoying bugs and enjoy the warmer weather ☀️?
With a whiff of Spring in the air now, you can start thinking about Summer…
Exceed’ s retractable insect screens for windows and doors are the perfect solution to enjoy a bug free and spray free home ?

Our clever screens can be pulled… View more
Keep out annoying bugs and enjoy the warmer weather ☀️?
With a whiff of Spring in the air now, you can start thinking about Summer…
Exceed’ s retractable insect screens for windows and doors are the perfect solution to enjoy a bug free and spray free home ?

Our clever screens can be pulled into place when needed, then pushed back into a discrete, tidy cassette when not in use.

✅They are smooth and easy to operate

✅They are stylish, robust and a significant innovation over old-style hinged or sliding screens that were permanently visible all year round

✅They can be colour matched to your joinery

✅They provide natural ventilation

✅They fit most window and door configurations including, hinged, bi-fold, sliders and French doors

Keep the bugs and mozzies away ?

Give us a call today on 0800 25 25 00 so we can make sure your order is placed early and the screens are ready for summertime!

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20 hours ago

Paint a hat box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Tauranga

Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most… View more
Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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1 day ago

Resene Cambridge needs help to return the shop's pet cat, Timmy.

Resene

Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul … View more
Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul Norfolk and wife Gloria had looked all over town for their favourite store cat, along with the shop’s manager, Kerry Mason, and her staff.

“Timmy is such an icon around Cambridge, everyone knows him as the Resene cat,” Gloria said.
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3 days ago

Induction cooktop

Bernadette from Hairini

Hi does anyone have a portable one for sale, ideally 2 hob, also considering a 4 element hob
Ph 0211486742

1 day ago

Historic Village

Communications from Tauranga City Council

The Historic Village survey is closing soon – Friday, 25 September! Tell us what you like, what improvements we could make and how you see it operating in the future ✨

Take the survey now.

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2 days ago

Pak'n'Save Watch their "specials"

Adrian from Papamoa Beach

Today I went shopping at Papamoa Pak'n'Save my favourite shop, and saw NZ Rose apples for only $1.25 a kg as I started through the fruit and veggie section. Half way down the aisle I saw the exact same apples, same size and quality as the first lot, but the price tag said $3.25 a kg, I … View moreToday I went shopping at Papamoa Pak'n'Save my favourite shop, and saw NZ Rose apples for only $1.25 a kg as I started through the fruit and veggie section. Half way down the aisle I saw the exact same apples, same size and quality as the first lot, but the price tag said $3.25 a kg, I looked around for a staff member and finally found one and pointed out the disparity, saying one price was well over twice the price as the other. I think his mumbled answer a bored reply reply was something like they would sort it out at checkout

Well I put my stuff through at the check-out where you put your own purchases through, and when I put the apples through, the price came up $3.25 a kg. So I called the supervisor over and after a lot of keys and over-rides she finally put them through at $1.25. I suggested to her that maybe she could tell the fruit and veggie department to fix the price tags. She was totally uninterested.



So I suggest buyers beware. I bet a lot of customers do not bother to check what they are charged.



A generous thing Pak’n’Sav do so I am told: You never see any reductions of prices in the bakery department. Years ago you could buy cheaper prices if the buns etc were a day old. Not anymore. I have heard, but don’t know it is true, that each day the staff go though and collect up all the day old stuff, put it in a big trolley and take it out to bins at the back where charitable outfits pick up the goods for the homeless. Anyone know if that is true? Good on their generosity even though we loyal customers never benefit.

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