Northland, Wellington

11 hours ago

Before and after cleaning

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington (The Wash House)

These curtains are looking as good as new after being treated for mould removal. If you have orange or black spots on your curtains - that is most likely mould! It loves a combination of dust, damp, and heat. It can smell very musty, especially if left to grow. We are experts in mould removal and … View moreThese curtains are looking as good as new after being treated for mould removal. If you have orange or black spots on your curtains - that is most likely mould! It loves a combination of dust, damp, and heat. It can smell very musty, especially if left to grow. We are experts in mould removal and ensure curtains are treated with no colour loss - if you have any questions feel free to give us a call and we can have a chat. 0800 579 0501

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4 hours ago

used dish washer

Helen from Karori

Would you have a dish washer you no longer need or know where there is a one in reasonable condition

6 hours ago

Alta Painters, locally own an operated

Alta Painters Interiors from Alta Painters

If you are renting your house or planning on selling it, a fresh coat of paint is the best way of increasing its value. Get in touch with us for a free quote and we'll bring our expertise to make your property look market-ready!
altapaintersnz@gmail.com
www.altapainters.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Who is the lady wearing pink and what is going on here?

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9 hours ago

Do you have a Preschooler?

The Team from Wadestown Playgroup

Have you been to Wadestown Playgroup? Come and check it out!

10 hours ago

Free concert - Marsden Swainson Memorial Concert 10 August

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

You are warmly invited to Marsden's Swainson Memorial Concert/Music Competition. This is a wonderful evening showcasing the musical talents of our students. The Betty Swainson Memorial Music Competition prize is awarded each year in memory of Frances Betty Swainson, a former pupil … View moreYou are warmly invited to Marsden's Swainson Memorial Concert/Music Competition. This is a wonderful evening showcasing the musical talents of our students. The Betty Swainson Memorial Music Competition prize is awarded each year in memory of Frances Betty Swainson, a former pupil (1922–1926) who died in March 1974. The prize was endowed to mark the School’s centenary in 1978 and is awarded for excellence in musical public performance on any instrument or voice. This popular competition is held in conjunction with the Nell Clere Scholarship and the prize is awarded at the Cultural Awards Evening. The Nell Clere Scholarship is a monetary award to allow the recipient in Years 7–12 to continue her music tuition.

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10 hours ago

Marsden Primary Orchestra

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

An exciting moment for our young Marsden musicians when the Year 3 and Year 4 string classes joined our current orchestra to create the new Marsden Primary Orchestra – they will play together for the rest of the year. Hard work, resilience and teamwork were some of the many characteristics on … View moreAn exciting moment for our young Marsden musicians when the Year 3 and Year 4 string classes joined our current orchestra to create the new Marsden Primary Orchestra – they will play together for the rest of the year. Hard work, resilience and teamwork were some of the many characteristics on show for the 1st rehearsal this week.

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19 hours ago

Could you get more from your Vitamin C supplement?

Lipo Sachets

The body doesn’t produce or store vitamin C, which means many of us are missing out on its health-giving benefits. You should also consume it daily, not just in times of need.

Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets use patented technology to deliver a high dose of new generation liposomal vitamin C. They are… View more
The body doesn’t produce or store vitamin C, which means many of us are missing out on its health-giving benefits. You should also consume it daily, not just in times of need.

Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets use patented technology to deliver a high dose of new generation liposomal vitamin C. They are proven to deliver 80% higher absorption than standard vitamin C* to help support your immune health and wellbeing.

Make sure your immune system is fighting fit for winter and beyond, by optimising your vitamin C intake.

Could you benefit from high dose liposomal vitamin C?

Ref: *Based on a clinical study comparing 10g Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets to 10g standard vitamin C. Maciej Lukawski (2019). Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. Vitamins are supplementary to a balanced diet. AFT Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Auckland. TAPS PP7841
Find out more

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1 day ago

No Time to Die - A movie night fundraiser with our friends Light House Cinema

Peggy Bhana-Thomson from Diabetes Wellington

Hello friends! We’re putting on another movie night event fundraiser! This time, our movie fundraiser evening will be held at the Light House Cinema on Sunday 3 October at 8:30pm at 29 Wigan St Te Aro. Tickets will be $20 each. Please arrive early at 8pm for a mix and mingle and for the raffle … View moreHello friends! We’re putting on another movie night event fundraiser! This time, our movie fundraiser evening will be held at the Light House Cinema on Sunday 3 October at 8:30pm at 29 Wigan St Te Aro. Tickets will be $20 each. Please arrive early at 8pm for a mix and mingle and for the raffle draw.

The movie shown for the fundraiser will be the upcoming spy film “No Time to Die,” part of the James Bond series! Starring Daniel Craig, this will be his fifth outing as the fictional British MI6 agent James Bond.

We’ll be carrying out a raffle draw for the evening. Raffle tickets will be $2 each or $5 for 3 tickets. We have got some amazing prizes lined up for the lucky winners which will be drawn on the evening!

Some of our prizes include:

- 1 x $150 Vivo Hair gift voucher, for hair services up to the value of the $150 at any Vivo Salon
- 1x $50 Countdown supermarket voucher
- 1x Lighthouse Cinema complementary voucher- which may be redeemed for one admission to a 2D or 3D session at Light House cinema

We may also have a spot prize for the evening, so keep an eye out!

To book/purchase tickets for the evening, you can do this via:

- Purchasing directly from Diabetes Information Centre, we’re open 10am-4pm week days at Level 1 Anvil House 138-140 Wakefield Street, Wellington City.
- Emailing us at Office@diabeteswellington.org.nz and we will provide you with our bank account number to transfer how many tickets you would like

Gather the troops, your friends and family and come witness a action packed evening and an epic adventure, all for a good cause! Lock that date in and we can’t wait to see you there!

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5 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Rio

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

"Hi there, my name is Rio and I am a sweet, happy pup looking for a new home. I am looking forward to going to training school and continuing to socialise to let out some of my big puppy energy. I am estimated to be medium to large once fully grown. I am the girl who is always up for a cuddle … View more"Hi there, my name is Rio and I am a sweet, happy pup looking for a new home. I am looking forward to going to training school and continuing to socialise to let out some of my big puppy energy. I am estimated to be medium to large once fully grown. I am the girl who is always up for a cuddle and treats, and will generally be the bravest of my siblings. Being a young puppy, I do require a home with someone around for parts of the day. This will help build my confidence around people, ensure I get lunch, and help with general training. If you think I am the pup for you, contact SPCA’s Canine Team for more information."

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3 days ago

Who has the best scones in Welligton?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hi Wellington! This week we're investigating where to buy the best cheese scones in our city and we'd love your help.
Please let us know your recommendations in the comments below - tell us where and why the scones are the best - and our intrepid reporter is going to sample your top … View more
Hi Wellington! This week we're investigating where to buy the best cheese scones in our city and we'd love your help.
Please let us know your recommendations in the comments below - tell us where and why the scones are the best - and our intrepid reporter is going to sample your top five choices. You'll be able to read all about it in this Saturday's Dominion Post.

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1 day ago

Princess Diana doll in glass case

Julie from Karori

This vinyl Princess Diana doll ( 40 cm) is dressed in a blue velvet evening gown with tiara and necklace and is on a stand. She comes with a glass display case and some free outfits that are meant for a slightly smaller Diana doll. The doll is in great condition.

Price: $45

2 days ago

Yvette McCausland-Durie returning to coach Central Pulse

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Champion netball coach Yvette McCausland-Durie will be back at the helm of the Central Pulse next year after being confirmed as the replacement for Gail Parata.
McCausland-Durie took the Pulse to four consecutive ANZ Premiership finals and won back-to-back championships before stepping down at the … View more
Champion netball coach Yvette McCausland-Durie will be back at the helm of the Central Pulse next year after being confirmed as the replacement for Gail Parata.
McCausland-Durie took the Pulse to four consecutive ANZ Premiership finals and won back-to-back championships before stepping down at the end of the 2020 season as the daily commute from Palmerston North to Wellington took its toll.

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2 days ago

An evening with Karen Walker at Marsden 17 August

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Stories, Style and Success: An Evening with Karen Walker on Tuesday 17 August, 6pm Marsden Auditorium. Hear leading fashion designer and businesswoman Karen Walker talk about her love of books, building her globally successful brand and what inspires her at this special fundraising event for … View moreStories, Style and Success: An Evening with Karen Walker on Tuesday 17 August, 6pm Marsden Auditorium. Hear leading fashion designer and businesswoman Karen Walker talk about her love of books, building her globally successful brand and what inspires her at this special fundraising event for Katherine Mansfield House & Garden. The evening begins at 6pm with a glass of Hunter’s Wines’ award-winning MiruMiru™ and delicious canapés. (Non-alcoholic option available) Book at the link below or phone (04) 473 7268.

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2 days ago

What is Yarn: What It’s Made From, How You Make It and More

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington (The Wash House)

When researching or reading about different fabrics, you are likely to see the word yarn mentioned a lot. ‘Made from spun yarns’ or ‘with synthetic yarns’ are a couple of examples. But what is yarn? What is spun yarn? Are there other types? What does it all mean, and how much relevance does… View moreWhen researching or reading about different fabrics, you are likely to see the word yarn mentioned a lot. ‘Made from spun yarns’ or ‘with synthetic yarns’ are a couple of examples. But what is yarn? What is spun yarn? Are there other types? What does it all mean, and how much relevance does this bear to your final fabric? That’s what we are here to look at in a little more detail.

What is Yarn?
Yarn is a length of fibres. That’s the simplest way to explain it. It is a continuous length of fibres which are interlocked, and it’s used to produce fabrics, as well as in crocheting, knitting, embroidery and ropemaking.

This means that we can split yarn into two different ‘categories’ of sorts. The thread that is used for embroidery or in sewing machines, as well as yarn (commonly known as balls-of-wool) used in crafts such as knitting or crocheting, are long lengths that are bought as yarns.

The alternative would be a yarn which is then knitted or woven into a fabric. The textile is then bought as fabric, in lengths, rather than the yarn itself being purchased separately. This second description is the one that we will explore further in this post.

What is Yarn Made From?
Yarn can be made from such a variety of different fibres. This includes both natural and synthetic fibres. The most common plant fibre is cotton, however, you can also use other natural fibres such as bamboo. Alongside cotton, the synthetic polyester fibre makes up the two most commonly used fibres. Animal fibres are also often used, such as wool, harvested from sheep, as well as cashmere (harvested from goats) Angora (from rabbits) and silk (from insect larvae).

What is the Difference Between Spun and Filament Yarn?
Spun yarn is made by twisting staple fibres together in either an S or Z twist, to make a single thread. The process of twisting the fibres together into yarn is called spinning and it was one of the first processed to be industrialised. Spun yarns can contain a single type of fibre, or you can spin various types of fibre together to give you a blend.

Filament yarn is made up of filament fibres which are either twisted together or simply grouped together. It can either be composed of one filament, which is called a monofilament, or it could be made of more than one, in which case it would be known as a multifilament. This can be as few as two or three filament fibres, or even up to 50, or more.

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