L'Arte was cited by Lonely Planet as a "must see". Judi Brennan's unique works of art such as the mosaic outdoor living room & 'Alice's Chair are hand built on location. Following this venue we will travel to Taupo fpr some 'retail therapy', before proceeding to Lava Glass to watch the spectacular art of glass-blowing & enjoying the glass sculpture garden.
COST: Transport & venue costs $65.00pp. (coffee/food costs not included)
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I’ve had this lovely injured wild dove since Sunday. She’s doing really well with no obvious injuries but her right wing is a bit sore and weak. She initially had a bloody nostril and was dazed.
She attempts to fly, stretches and preens both wings happily so nothing is broken. I’m hoping a few more days rest will help but we have a dog and two cats who would love to eat her and no where safe except a boring box in the office.
Does anyone have an aviary she can recuperate in? She doesn’t have any mites and otherwise seems in perfect health, eating, drinking, etc.
If you can help I’m happy to deliver her and pick her up to release her back to her home at the Castlewold Drive duck pond.
Jute is a natural fibre with golden & silky shine, and hence nicknamed as The Golden Fibre.
Jute is one of the most versatile natural fibres that has been used in raw materials for packaging, textiles, non-textile, and agricultural sectors.
Jute is a vegetable plant whose fibres are dried in long strips, and it’s one of the cheapest natural materials available; together with cotton, it is one of the most frequently used.
The plants from which jute is obtained grow mainly in warm and humid regions, such as Bangladesh, China, and India.
Jute can be grown year-round and is harvested every six months. It can take decades to produce the same volume of wood fiber and it requires much larger tracts of land to cultivate.
The woody core of the jute plant, called hurd, has thousands of potential industrial and commercial uses. As an alternative to wood, hurd is capable of meeting most of the world’s demand for wood and wood products. Using hurd and jute fibres means that the level of deforestation to meet the current demand for paper and wood could be significantly decreased if they were used as an alternative.
Jute is 100% biodegradable (it degrades biologically in 1 to 2 years), low-energy recyclable, and can even be used as compost for the garden. It is clear in terms of reusability and recyclability that jute bags are one of the best options available nowadays.
Jute fibres are tougher and more resilient than paper made from wood pulp and can withstand prolonged exposure to water and weather. They can be reused many times and are thus very environmentally friendly.
The application of jute is a significant step in combating the use of different materials containing toxic wastes. Jute bags cut down the employment of plastic bags, which have now been effectively banned in many countries due to their harmful components. Jute seems to be one of the best alternatives to it.
We hope you enjoyed learning about Jute as much as we did, we would love to hear your comments!
I’m after a mugwort plant, please let me know if you happen to have any.