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15 days ago

Win $4k worth of office gadgets!

The Team from Digital Boost

All set up tech-wise but not sure how to make the most of it? Head to Digital Boost to learn how digital technology can help get your business on the map Find out more

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16 days ago

Community planting day success!

Communications from Tauranga City Council

A big thanks to everyone who attended our community planting day at Waiāri treatment plant on Saturday. Mānuka, Kawakawa, Harakeke and other natives were planted on site to enhance the environment for future years.

Commissioners Bill Wasley and Shad Rolleston joined in and said the event was a … View more
A big thanks to everyone who attended our community planting day at Waiāri treatment plant on Saturday. Mānuka, Kawakawa, Harakeke and other natives were planted on site to enhance the environment for future years.

Commissioners Bill Wasley and Shad Rolleston joined in and said the event was a great opportunity for the community to get involved.

Visit www.tauranga.govt.nz... for more information on the Waiāri Water Supply Scheme.

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16 days ago

Wall Unit

Betty from Welcome Bay

In good condition. H1800, W1200, D420. Free to a good home.

Free

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16 days ago

Te reo course

Liz from Bay Learning Academy

The Tuesday evening Beginner course is full.
Space still available on the Thursday evening or Tuesday day class.

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17 days ago

Seniors Newsletter

The Team from Office for Seniors

We have released the first edition of our newly revamped Seniors newsletter, which you can read here: officeforseniors.govt.nz...

In this issue we catch up with a veteran fencer, delve into all things insurance and discuss a bit about our Digital Literacy programme, plus more.

16 days ago

Facts About Fabric

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

• The average lifetime of a piece of clothing is approximately 3 years.
• Flax is the earliest known natural textile fabric seen used in about 5000 BC. Flax is the material used to make linen which is seeing a huge come back today in drapery and upholstery.
• Nike (with subsidiary Converse)… View more
• The average lifetime of a piece of clothing is approximately 3 years.
• Flax is the earliest known natural textile fabric seen used in about 5000 BC. Flax is the material used to make linen which is seeing a huge come back today in drapery and upholstery.
• Nike (with subsidiary Converse) is the largest fashion company in the world, with a market value of $105 billion.
• There is evidence that cotton and wool were used to create natural fabrics in about 3000 BC and evidence of silk use in 2500 BC in China.
• China is the largest maker and exporter of silk in the world and has been for 100’s of years.
• The average person buys 60 percent more items of clothing every year and keeps them for about half as long as 15 years ago, generating a huge amount of waste.
• The earliest evidence of fabric textiles has been found in Turkey, Egypt, and Israel.
• The creation of man-made fibres has only been within the last 100 years. Rayon was the first man-made fibre created in 1910 and it was called ‘artificial silk’. Viscose is the most common form of Rayon.
• More than 70 percent of the world's population uses second-hand clothing. About 50 percent of collected shoes and clothing is used as second-hand products. Meanwhile, 20 percent is used to produce polishing and cleaning cloths for various industrial purposes, and 26 percent is recycled for applications such as fibre for insulation products, upholstery, fibreboard, and mattresses.
• Microfibre or Ultrasuede was invented over 20 years ago in Japan. Microfibre is the thinnest of all man-made fibres, even finer than silk. it is 100 times finer than a human hair.
• Acrylic is a man-made fibre that has a soft, wool-like hand, is machine washable and has excellent colour retention. It is often an additive to textiles to take advantage of these properties.
• Nearly 100 percent of textiles and clothing are recyclable.
• Nylon is also man-made and was first produced in 1938. It has high strength, excellent resilience, and superior abrasion resistance. Nylon replaced silk stockings for women in the early part of the 20th century.
• The highest quality cotton comes from Egypt.
• Textiles and shoes make up 12% of landfill sites.
• Bamboo is a grass that has been used to create a fabric that hangs much like a heavy linen. It has natural wicking ability that pulls moisture away from the skin so it can be useful in reducing moisture related odour. It also has natural anti-bacterial qualities. Bamboo grows quickly and does not need pesticides to thrive, making it one of the more sustainable textile sources.

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16 days ago

List. Down all the positives.

EVES Real Estate

EVES know how to make your property shine. Our marketing expertise and fresh approach to getting your property seen and noticed creates excellent results.

But more than that, we do our utmost to make listing your property with EVES an enjoyable experience with great communication and … View more
EVES know how to make your property shine. Our marketing expertise and fresh approach to getting your property seen and noticed creates excellent results.

But more than that, we do our utmost to make listing your property with EVES an enjoyable experience with great communication and exceptional support.
Find out more

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17 days ago

Fijian Language Week

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Western Bay of Plenty

It's Fijian Language Week for 2021 Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti. This year’s theme is Noqu Vosa, Ai Vakadei ni Noqu Tiko Vinaka, which means my language provides stability to my wellbeing.

Due to COVID-19 Alert Levels Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti – Fijian Language Week will be celebrated online. … View more
It's Fijian Language Week for 2021 Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti. This year’s theme is Noqu Vosa, Ai Vakadei ni Noqu Tiko Vinaka, which means my language provides stability to my wellbeing.

Due to COVID-19 Alert Levels Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti – Fijian Language Week will be celebrated online. You can get involved by heading to their Facebook page NZ Fijian Language Week.

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17 days ago

We will pay your deposit!

Kim Scanlen from Hinterland Tours

Book your spot on our November departure of our South Island Ultimate Highlights tour or West Coast and Nelson tour and get $200 per person off! Book both tours and get $400 per person off!

Valid only for new bookings on these dates. Space is limited.
Special ends 15 October, with the balance … View more
Book your spot on our November departure of our South Island Ultimate Highlights tour or West Coast and Nelson tour and get $200 per person off! Book both tours and get $400 per person off!

Valid only for new bookings on these dates. Space is limited.
Special ends 15 October, with the balance due at that time.
Rates are from Tauranga, please call if you would like to join from another city.
Tour information on the link below or email us at info@hinterlandtours.co.nz

17 days ago

Upskilll at any stage of your career

Competenz

Print specialist Tracy Reynolds had been working at NZ Post as a print operator for 13 years before she decided to embark on studying towards an NZ Diploma of Print Industry Management Level 5, a qualification she has now completed.

“I’m not the normal age student!” she laughs. “I knew … View more
Print specialist Tracy Reynolds had been working at NZ Post as a print operator for 13 years before she decided to embark on studying towards an NZ Diploma of Print Industry Management Level 5, a qualification she has now completed.

“I’m not the normal age student!” she laughs. “I knew it would be a lot of work, but I was assured that I would have plenty of support from the NZ Post team and I did feel I needed a challenge at the time. Given the current climate right now with COVID-19, I knew the qualification would be an advantage if I was to take another path within NZ Post.”

Tracy has just been named as the Diploma of Print Management Student of the Year at the recent national Pride in Print awards, an honour she says was “absolutely blown away” to receive.

Upskilling is for everyone - you don't need to be new to your industry to gain a qualification and advance in your career!
Tracy is a perfect example of this.

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18 days ago

Win a $4000 'Boost My Office' prize pack from Digital Boost.

Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

How does a new set of digital tech products sound?

Digital Boost is giving you the chance to win a $4,000 prize pack with loads of new goodies to make your office look really flash!

Running a small business means you need the right digital tools to work efficiently and … View more
Hi Neighbour,

How does a new set of digital tech products sound?

Digital Boost is giving you the chance to win a $4,000 prize pack with loads of new goodies to make your office look really flash!

Running a small business means you need the right digital tools to work efficiently and productively, so make sure you enter our draw to be in with a chance to win an amazing prize pack of brand new tech goodies.

Our latest prize package includes a 13in Apple Macbook Pro, a 24in Samsung Curved monitor, an ergonomic stand-up desk, and a free Xero subscription for one year (T&Cs apply).

All you have to do for a chance to win is simply sign up at Digital Boost and start learning to go into the draw.

If you’ve got a mate, colleague or whānau member who could do with some new gear, let them know too and you'll be in with even more chances to win. Enter today!

The team at Digital Boost

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18 days ago

MELALUCA

Jeryl from Papamoa Beach

Does anyone know of a Melaleuca distributer? I need a product...

19 days ago

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS - Harbour City Lions Annual Booksale

Margaret from Greerton - Parkvale

If you still have any good quality books cluttering up your bookshelves, or cupboards, then we would love them for our November booksale. We are currently sorting and pricing, and need more to go on with!
You can leave them at these places:
Harvey Norman, Cameron Rd
Wet & Forget, Chapel… View more
If you still have any good quality books cluttering up your bookshelves, or cupboards, then we would love them for our November booksale. We are currently sorting and pricing, and need more to go on with!
You can leave them at these places:
Harvey Norman, Cameron Rd
Wet & Forget, Chapel St Centre
Countdown Bethlehem Town Centre
Gilmores Tauranga Crossing
Bunnings DIY SectionJean Batten Drive, Mt Maunganui
Please no videos, magazines, or encyclopedias - phone 5767105 or 021 0645360.

19 days ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
Find out more

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20 days ago

Prepared For Anything - October 1st to 31st 🎒📻🥫🔦🧴⚡️🔋🧻🧰📋🩹🧯🌊🥾🧼

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Here at Neighbourhood Support we know first hand that communities that stay connected and prepared fare better in emergencies and natural disasters than those without a plan.

For the month of October, we want to see how you tackle emergency preparedness. From getting first aid training and … View more
Here at Neighbourhood Support we know first hand that communities that stay connected and prepared fare better in emergencies and natural disasters than those without a plan.

For the month of October, we want to see how you tackle emergency preparedness. From getting first aid training and stocking up on essentials to putting together a grab n’ go bag or working with your neighbours to create a neighbourhood resillience plan, a little bit of planning goes a long way to make sure you and your community can get through any situation. Joining or setting up a Neighbourhood Support group is a great way to keep in touch and work together to reach out, look out and help out one another no matter what life may bring.

Don’t forget! This month also coincides with New Zealand’s national earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi, ShakeOut, which will be taking place on Thursday, October 28th at 9:30am.

Let us know how you’re getting prepared this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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