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1 hour ago

HUGE BOOK SALE NEXT WEEKEND!!!

Karen from Welcome Bay

The Tauranga Rotary Book sale at Harvard Way Mount Maunganui is on next Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th from 9am until 5pm.

Many people took the opportunity last Sunday to come and restock their bookshelves, while also helping worthwhile causes in our local community. If you didn't make it last… View more
The Tauranga Rotary Book sale at Harvard Way Mount Maunganui is on next Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th from 9am until 5pm.

Many people took the opportunity last Sunday to come and restock their bookshelves, while also helping worthwhile causes in our local community. If you didn't make it last weekend, or you want even more, it is well worth a visit, because we have 1000s upon 1000s of books with the nonfiction sorted by topic and the fiction sorted by author!! We also have jigsaws, and games, cds and dvds and art.

Hope to see you there!

If necessary, please contact Ann Pritchard on 07 543 5350.

3 hours ago

Long-term Plan 2021-31

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Tauranga could lose 1100 construction jobs and $2.5 billion from the local economy unless major investments are made to help the city thrive and grow.

The Long-term Plan aims to address these problems, and others caused by our city growing faster than its infrastructure can handle.
We’ll be … View more
Tauranga could lose 1100 construction jobs and $2.5 billion from the local economy unless major investments are made to help the city thrive and grow.

The Long-term Plan aims to address these problems, and others caused by our city growing faster than its infrastructure can handle.
We’ll be consulting on the plan from 7 May – 7 June.

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3 hours ago

Bins

Clive from Tauranga City

I see a notice that the TCC is starting the bin roll out in March, the commissioners should stop this immediately as there is 165000 bins to deliver to 55000 households and cost to a bankrupt city is enormous.

It’s absolute folly to continue with this and It should be reined in immediately.

23 days ago

Kerbside collections

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Do you have questions about the new kerbside collection service that is starting in July this year?

Pop in to have a chat at one of our upcoming community information sessions.

🌱 Greerton Hall
Monday 15 February from 3pm – 6pm

🌱 Bethlehem Hall… View more
Do you have questions about the new kerbside collection service that is starting in July this year?

Pop in to have a chat at one of our upcoming community information sessions.

🌱 Greerton Hall
Monday 15 February from 3pm – 6pm

🌱 Bethlehem Hall
Tuesday 16 February from 3pm – 6pm

🌱 Welcome Bay Hall
Wednesday 17 February from 3pm – 6pm

🌱 The Little Big Markets in Papamoa
Saturday 20 February from 9am – 2pm

🌱 Club Mount Maunganui
Monday 22 February from 3pm – 7pm

🌱 Arataki Community Centre
Tuesday 23 February from 3pm – 6pm

🌱 Otumoetai Golf Club
Thursday 25 February from 3pm – 6pm

🌱 Tauranga Farmers Market
Saturday 27 February from 7:45am – 12pm

🌱 Papamoa Community Hall
Tuesday 2 March from 3pm – 7pm

🌱 The Little Big Markets in The Mount
Saturday 6 March from 9am – 2pm

Or, if you’re unable to attend any of the sessions, visit www.tauranga.govt.nz... or call us on 07 577 7000.

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7 hours ago

A love of learning!

NumberWorks'nWords Tauranga

At NumberWorks'nWords we create a learning environment that children love to come to.

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8 hours ago

Ryman Healthcare charity partner 2021/22

Bob Owens Retirement Village

Applications are closing soon!

Since 1999, the residents and staff at Ryman Healthcare have raised more than $4 million for charities across New Zealand and Australia.

Supporting fellow pioneers isn’t new. It’s in our DNA. Learn more about becoming our charity partner.

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1 day ago

The Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 event map is now live! 🌻✅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours … View more
To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours Day website' to have your event included when you sign-up.

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1 day ago

How to Clean a Suede Couch

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

Suede couches add a timeless elegance to homes. They are nice to look at, comfortable, and fuzzy. They are also quite a large investment, which is why it can be so upsetting to either watch a stain being formed or find a dried food stain.

A lot of people assume that suede, and faux-suede, are … View more
Suede couches add a timeless elegance to homes. They are nice to look at, comfortable, and fuzzy. They are also quite a large investment, which is why it can be so upsetting to either watch a stain being formed or find a dried food stain.

A lot of people assume that suede, and faux-suede, are difficult to clean due to their fuzziness, but this could not be further from the truth. In this article, we will show you how to protect your couch and how to remove some common stains but, before that, it is good to understand what suede is.

What is Suede?
Suede is a soft, supple type of leather made from the underside of an animal and is mostly used for creating bags, shoes, clothing, and furniture. The warm and fuzzy texture of suede comes from all of the small, raised fibres (or nap), which cover the outside of the leather.

What is Suedette?
Suedette is a man-made alternative to natural suede. It is usually made from cotton or rayon, which has been given a suede finish. This is a great option for those that want the look of suede without using animal products or for those on a budget.

How to clean a suede couch
Cleaning a delicate fabric like suede may seem like a nightmare but, with a little bit of care and attention, you can keep your couch-stain free and protect it from most of the wear and tear caused by daily life. Follow the instructions below to find out what you’ll need, as well as how to clean suede.

Before you start
• Use an upholstery cleaner specifically for suede;
• Always refer to the manufacturer’s care instructions before cleaning;
• Make sure that the room your suede couch is in is well ventilated; open windows and turn on any fans;
• Use a painter’s face mask if it is difficult to air the room, or if you’re worried about the aerosol cleaner;
• If you have a new couch or are trying out a new cleaning spray, always test the product in an unseen area to make sure that your chosen cleaner does not affect the suede.

Things you will need
• Furniture cleaner for suede;
• A suede napping brush (these can be found at most shoe shops);
• A suede rubbing cloth;
• A vacuum cleaner;
• Brown gum eraser or a suede eraser;
• A dry sponge;

• Optional – a waterproofing spray or stain repellent; although these are optional they can help protect your couch for longer.

Weekly cleaning tasks: Cleaning a suede couch can be a daunting task, especially if has not been cleaned in a while, but maintaining that beautiful couch can be made a lot easier if you include it in your weekly cleaning schedule...
Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Moving and Delivery Services

Devan from Smart Express Tauranga

Need items picked up on the way to your new home from storage? Yes we can do that too! We make sure you have all of the items you need with a multi stop pick up service.

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1 day ago

Extend Your Swimming Season

Kelly from Poolwerx Bay of Plenty

For a limited time, get $500 off* Hayward Heat Pumps!

There's no better time to install pool heating and enjoy your pool all year round.

Contact us today for more information bayofplenty@poolwerx.co.nz or 021 781 286

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4 days ago

The very good news is ....Book Sale Sunday !!

Karen from Welcome Bay

While we are now still in Covid Level 2, the Tauranga Rotary Book Sale at Harvard Way Mount Maunganui cannot be open Friday 5th or Saturday 6th March.
But since we will drop to Level 1, we will definitely be open on Sunday 7th March from 9 am until 5 pm, and also the following weekend, Saturday … View more
While we are now still in Covid Level 2, the Tauranga Rotary Book Sale at Harvard Way Mount Maunganui cannot be open Friday 5th or Saturday 6th March.
But since we will drop to Level 1, we will definitely be open on Sunday 7th March from 9 am until 5 pm, and also the following weekend, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th from 9am until 5pm.

What a great opportunity to come and restock your bookshelves, while also helping worthwhile causes in your local community! If you have been here before, you will know it is well worth a visit, because we have 1000s upon 1000s of books. It is really easy to find your favourites since the nonfiction is sorted by topic and the fiction is sorted by author!! We also have jigsaws, and games, cds and dvds and art.

Hope to see you there!
If necessary, please contact Ann Pritchard on 07 543 5350.

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3 days ago

PANDORA SILVER CHARM BRACELET

Eileen from Papamoa Beach

New not worn Silver charm bracelet
Wanted to change style but had for over 1 month store wouldn't swap styles.
Medium size
Paid $119
Sell for $80

Free

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4 days ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, … View more
NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
Enter now

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4 days ago

Keep it up Aotearoa! 💕

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.

For the latest official updates:

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6 days ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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