Te Puke, Te Puke

11 hours ago

It is that time of year!

NumberWorks'nWords Tauranga

We hope at this time of year you are getting close to having a break and a well deserved holiday.

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16 hours ago

By sharing your light you light the way for others.

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Tis the season... let's help make other's holidays more merry and bright.

#NSNZthejoyofgiving

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20 hours ago

Model Radio Controlled Yacht

Peter from Papamoa Beach

Built from a kitset by myself, it has only been
sailed once. It performs beautifully.

It is a 'DragonForce 65' class yacht and there are
a fleet that sail locally, most days if you wish.

Great fun and comradeship.
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Built from a kitset by myself, it has only been
sailed once. It performs beautifully.

It is a 'DragonForce 65' class yacht and there are
a fleet that sail locally, most days if you wish.

Great fun and comradeship.

Very easy to sail.

Join the local Club that sails afternoons
down off Palm Beach Bvd

Price, including radio control gear, $345.00
(radio gear includes 9 ch transmitter and receiver plus batteries)
(use the radio gear for other hobbies)
Contact Peter 5422892 or 025 2578390

Price: $345

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22 hours ago

The Great NZ Santa Run

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

🙏🏼 We would like to thank each and everyone that took part or helped to make this year's The Great NZ Santa Run a huge success! 🎅🏼

#YouthDevelopment #GraemeDingleFoundation #Leadership #TheGreatNZSantaRun

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1 day ago

"Tis the season to support local"

Ecomailbox

“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, … View more
“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, social enterprises to support, low-waste gift wrapping inspo, and even gorgeous must-see beaches to explore over summer.

Plus 24 of NZ’s eco bloggers have shared their tips for a Merry Mindful Christmas. From great crafty activities, DIY gifts & acts of kindness to celebrate the festive month of December more mindfully and sustainably.

Read more in the Makers & Local guide now.
Read the guide

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1 day ago

BOOK "RARE & VANISHING AUSTRALIAN BIRDS" for sale

Marilyn from Welcome Bay

Author is Peter Slater. 24cm x 32cm. Each bird has full page of text about bird.
42 full-page colour illustrations of birds would look lovely framed.
Back cover has water damage (see photo) and there are some mildew spots on inside of dust jacket & on first 2 pages in front & last 2 … View more
Author is Peter Slater. 24cm x 32cm. Each bird has full page of text about bird.
42 full-page colour illustrations of birds would look lovely framed.
Back cover has water damage (see photo) and there are some mildew spots on inside of dust jacket & on first 2 pages in front & last 2 pages in back.

Price: $5

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1 day ago

STORAGE CUPBOARD FOR SALE

Marilyn from Welcome Bay

White cupboard, 2-doors, FOUR adjustable shelves; 800mm wide x 1955 height x 420mm deep.
There is an 8cm x 10cm section on back corner missing. A board (as shown in photo) has been added and stability is fine. Cupboard is in very usable condition and great for storage or use as a pantry.
Note: … View more
White cupboard, 2-doors, FOUR adjustable shelves; 800mm wide x 1955 height x 420mm deep.
There is an 8cm x 10cm section on back corner missing. A board (as shown in photo) has been added and stability is fine. Cupboard is in very usable condition and great for storage or use as a pantry.
Note: Both doors & 4 shelves now removed to prep for moving it, but in fine condition.

Price: $60

2 days ago

Art History: Ancient Practice of Textile Art and How It Continues to Reinvent Itself

Owner from Curtain Clean Bop Ltd

We come into contact with textile art every day. From the clothes we wear to the objects that decorate our home, it’s an art that can be simultaneously beautiful and useful. But it should come as no surprise that this field occupies these two categories. At the beginning of its long history, … View moreWe come into contact with textile art every day. From the clothes we wear to the objects that decorate our home, it’s an art that can be simultaneously beautiful and useful. But it should come as no surprise that this field occupies these two categories. At the beginning of its long history, textiles were seen as a utility rather than something that serves no discernible function aside from aesthetics. And while this is still the case today, visionary creatives have helped the art continually reinvent itself.


Textile art is one of the oldest forms of art in human civilization. At its inception, it was not focused on looks, but for practical purposes—such as clothing or blankets to keep warm. This dates all the way back to prehistoric times, and anthropologists estimate that this is between 100,000 to 500,000 years ago. These goods were made from animal skins, furs, leaves, and more.


As time wore on and the neolithic cultures settled, textiles become increasingly complex. Many early pieces were made with felting, which agitates animal fibers (like wool) to interlock them in a strong bond. Beyond that, though, humans also spun fibers to create strands of thread. They were woven together and resemble more of what we’re used to today.


Creating clothing and other textiles was laborious—everything had to be done by hand. This included gathering fibers from plants or animals and then twisting them to make it into yarn. In addition to being a tedious process, making an article of clothing was expensive; tailors and seamstresses altered garments to ensure that they lasted a long time. Depending on how wealthy someone was, they could get imported fabrics and colorful dyes. The Silk Road trade routes brought Chinese silk to India, Africa, and Europe. While clothing was still the dominant type of fiber art, the aristocracy could also afford to decorate the walls, floors, and furniture of their palaces in lush and vibrant pieces.

The Industrial Revolution was a turning point for textiles. With the invention of the cotton gin, spinning jenny, and power loom, creating fabric was now automated and could be produced on a massive scale. Textiles were not just for the wealthy anymore; as prices dropped, they were available to more of society. It also meant that these materials were not as precious, and creative people could experiment with them in previously unseen ways.

The rich history of textiles has laid the groundwork for contemporary creatives. In modern times, the terms fiber art or textile art generally describe textile-based objects that have no intended use. Although this realm has previously been seen as “women’s work,” artists—particularly female artists in the 1960s and 70s—started to reclaim the field and elevate it into high art.


Keep reading: mymodernmet.com...

3 days ago

No job is too big or small!

Devan Devaroyan from Smart Express Tauranga

No job is too big or small! Check out Siah and his van in front of this huge house.
Big house, small house, one-bedroom apartments, flatmate moves, we do it all 💪
If you’re moving let Smart Express Moving & Delivery help, get a free quote call us on 07 222 0555!

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3 days ago

BREAKING NEWS: White Island erupting

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

GeoNet has confirmed Bay of Plenty volcano White Island is erupting.

People living in or near the affected ashfall areas should:
-Consider staying indoors. Volcanic ash could be a health hazard, especially if you suffer from breathing difficulties
-When indoors, close all windows and doors to … View more
GeoNet has confirmed Bay of Plenty volcano White Island is erupting.

People living in or near the affected ashfall areas should:
-Consider staying indoors. Volcanic ash could be a health hazard, especially if you suffer from breathing difficulties
-When indoors, close all windows and doors to limit the entry of volcanic ash
-If caught in volcanic ashfalls: Wear a dust mask or use a cloth handkerchief over your nose and mouth; protect your eyes by wearing goggles. Wear eyeglasses, NOT contact lenses as fine ash will get under the lens
-Listen to the radio and/or TV for further assessment and updates
-Effects of a volcanic eruption can be experienced many kilometres from a volcano

Keep up to date with information and safety advice here.

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4 days ago

photo sensor smoke alarms

Ross from Hairini

Good Morning Please does anyone know why my photo sensor smoke alarm about twice a day beeps like has low battery but the photo alarms do not use battery. I have tried vacuuming thought maybe dust but nothing seems to stop. Cheers and Thank you in advance for any help . Ross

3 days ago

Trip to Cambridge/ Tirau this Wednesday, 11 Dec.

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

We still have a few seats left for our trip to The Garden Art Studio, Cambridge,, Blewden Lilies, Cambridge & The Interiors Barn in Tirau, this Wednesday, 11 December. The price of $45.00 covers door-to-door transport within Mt Maunganui, early Papamoa & Tauranga & any entrance fees … View moreWe still have a few seats left for our trip to The Garden Art Studio, Cambridge,, Blewden Lilies, Cambridge & The Interiors Barn in Tirau, this Wednesday, 11 December. The price of $45.00 covers door-to-door transport within Mt Maunganui, early Papamoa & Tauranga & any entrance fees (e.g.Blewden lilies).
Ph: (07) 5441383 or email tgatastingtours@xtra.co.nz

3 days ago

Poll: Do you have a New Year’s resolution?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Another year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by … View moreAnother year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by it? Vote in the poll below.

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Do you have a New Year’s resolution?
  • 6.7% Yes - I’m excited to implement it
    6.7% Complete
  • 33% No - I never stick by them
    33% Complete
  • 22% I haven’t thought about it yet
    22% Complete
  • 38.3% I make goals throughout the year
    38.3% Complete
877 votes
3 days ago

Celebrate the launch of two new Readers Tours with TV Guide!

The Team from Readers Tours

For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the NorthView more
For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the North and South Island. These new shorter escapes are the perfect length of time for those adventurous seniors who want a taste of the spectacular excursions and sights our country has to offer.

To celebrate the launch of our brand new tours, our friends at TV Guide and Neighbourly are giving away a year’s subscription for TV Guide to one lucky adventurer!

All you have to do is tell us a New Zealand destination you would love to visit via this link and you'll be in the draw to win!

Entries close 19th December 2019.
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