Wilton, Wellington

21 hours 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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8 hours ago

Move a Piano

Paul from Ngaio

Wanted: 2 strong men (or women) with a trolley, to help move a piano from one home to the next door neighbour's home. No truck required. It needs to go up about 5 steps. Will pay reasonable fee.

4 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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12 hours 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

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1 day ago

Scarves

har from Khandallah

12 scarves

Price: $35

1 day 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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1 day 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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1 day 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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1 day ago

What's On: BAMBOOZLED Spike Lee USA 2000

David from Brooklyn

Television executives peddle racist stereotypes for the sake of ratings in this blistering satire. “Audacious, vibrant, unsurprisingly maligned but frequently brilliant” –Vanity Fair. Details and trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
BAMBOOZLED Spike Lee USA 2000
  • Embassy Grand
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2 days ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Fridays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation.
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
  • The Loaves and Fishes, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
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2 days ago

What's On: Pop-up Hub for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington for a cup of tea, light lunch and to make new friends. Free social gathering for seniors. No need to register. Call 044996645 for more information.
Pop-up Hub for Seniors
  • Voglemorn Hall
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2 days ago

What's On: Steady as You Go Exercise

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Thursdays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation.
Steady as You Go Exercise
  • Miramar & Maupuia Community Centre
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2 days ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Wednesdays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
  • All Saints Church
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2 days ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Fridays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 044996648 for information. Gold coin donation
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
  • Seatoun Village Hall
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2 days ago

For Sale 1994 Hilux Surf

Sharon from Karori

Four Door Black Manual
Well maintained
Interested call 022 1826649
Price negotiable

Price: $14,000

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