Mount Wellington, Auckland

25 days ago

Time to decorate?

Resene

You can purchase everything you need for your decorating projects from your local Resene ColorShop – simply shop online, or call or email your local Resene ColorShop. Click and collect or we can arrange contactless delivery direct to you.

And if you need any advice for your project use our … View more
You can purchase everything you need for your decorating projects from your local Resene ColorShop – simply shop online, or call or email your local Resene ColorShop. Click and collect or we can arrange contactless delivery direct to you.

And if you need any advice for your project use our free online help service, Ask a Technical Expert, or Ask a Colour Expert or call 0800 RESENE 737 363.
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25 days ago

Enjoy Europe Day with a hamper of European goodies!

Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

9 May is Europe Day, a day that celebrates peace and unity in Europe. This new form of political cooperation made war unthinkable in Europe and became the European Union.

Across Europe and worldwide, Europe Day showcases what the European Union does.

This year, since we can't do … View more
9 May is Europe Day, a day that celebrates peace and unity in Europe. This new form of political cooperation made war unthinkable in Europe and became the European Union.

Across Europe and worldwide, Europe Day showcases what the European Union does.

This year, since we can't do anything in person, we wanted to bring Europe to you. Answer our quiz and be in to win a $75 hamper from our friends at Le Marche Francais.

To find out more about the European Union (and maybe even the answers!) find us on @EUinNZ.
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25 days ago

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

MSKDOC Dr Zaid Matti

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

Platelet-rich plasma injections promote and accelerate the healing process providing significant improvement in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.

​ Platelets are small, colourless, disk-shaped cell fragments lacking a nucleus that is found in blood and play … View more
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

Platelet-rich plasma injections promote and accelerate the healing process providing significant improvement in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.

​ Platelets are small, colourless, disk-shaped cell fragments lacking a nucleus that is found in blood and play an imperative role in clot formation. They also have antimicrobial properties that support healing, infection control and the release of growth factors. These growth factors orchestrate the vital biological processes required for healing. Most importantly, as it relates to healing, platelets also release numerous growth factors, including PDGF, TGF-β, VEGF, and SDF-1α, that have been shown to orchestrate the key biological processes, including angiogenesis, inflammation resolution and tissue regeneration.

Growth factors are necessary to initiate tissue repair at a wound site. Growth factors derived from platelets are responsible for soft tissue repair, bone regeneration, development of new blood vessels and stimulation of the wound healing process. The concentrated platelets we use may help optimise the conditions for healing.

Plasma is the fluid component of blood that contains water, vital proteins, salts, minerals, sugars, fats, hormones and vitamins. Recently, plasma has been found to carry beneficial anti-inflammatory proteins such as Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist and Alpha-2-Macroglobulin. These proteins are known to “shut off” mechanisms that lead to degeneration and catabolic inflammation in the body.

The concept behind the clinical use of these blood components is to harness the natural biological ability of a patient’s blood―primarily platelets―which may help optimise the conditions for healing, improve inflammatory response, control infection and promote angiogenesis.

Platelets facilitate healing through the release of many growth factors actively involved in this process. Thus, PRP offers the physician an alternative to popular treatments, such as steroid injections. Such treatments provide short-term relief by masking symptoms such as pain and inflammation that are the result of an injury, rather than addressing the cause of the injury directly through the repair of damaged tissue.

Stem cells are at the core of the tissue regeneration process. They are required to rebuild and repair damaged tissue at an injury site. Platelets release several growth factors, such as SDF-1α, that function to induce migration of stem cells to the damaged tissue during the healing process. PRP provides these growth factors in high concentrations.

The PRP procedure is considered a safe treatment.

A small amount of the patient’s blood is taken, just as a blood test would be performed. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the platelets. We then analyse the PRP solution to make sure our patients are receiving the appropriate cellular concentration and cellular counts for their condition. This plasma highly concentrated with platelets, and other cells are then injected into the site of injury or tissue degeneration under ultrasound guidance with precise, advanced, minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Matti believes each patient and injury is different. We do not support the use of PRP as a “one size fits all” treatment. This is because PRP utilises your own blood, and this means there are variations between patients. We can individualise PRP treatments depending on the patient and the conditions we are treating. We incorporate ultrasound guidance to inject PRP to the affected areas accurately.

Indications for PRP Injections

Osteoarthritis, usually mild to moderate forms.

Refractory tendinosis, Examples:
– tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
– golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis)
– patellar tendinosis
– Achilles tendinitis
-Plantar fasciitis
-Shoulder pain due and Rotator cuff tears


After Care ​

PRP injections are designed to use platelets to trick your body into thinking that the affected area is injured, therefore triggering a regenerative response from your body. NSAID are hence stopped for 48 hours after the procedure.
Can be painful for up to 1 week, therefore often need regular pain relief.
Rest, ice and elevate limb for 48 hours.
Initially cease all activities for the first week but can resume normal day to day activities.
In the second week, can resume light exercises and progressively build back to normal exercise after 4 weeks.
Most patients see the most benefit, approximately 4-6 weeks post-injection.
PRPPlatelet-rich plasma (PRP)

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25 days ago

Uplands Kindergarten at Somervell Church

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

During the Level 4 lockdown, the teachers at Uplands videoed themselves reading stories, setting up experiments, doing activities and singing Uplands children's favourite songs, to post to our online private platform. At first, the teachers were a little shy about singing and dancing by … View moreDuring the Level 4 lockdown, the teachers at Uplands videoed themselves reading stories, setting up experiments, doing activities and singing Uplands children's favourite songs, to post to our online private platform. At first, the teachers were a little shy about singing and dancing by themselves in their homes. However the response from our families was so positive, with lots of lovely comments, we were encouraged to keep going! It meant so much to our children and their families that they could see their teachers every day - even on the weekends. As all the teachers are together at Uplands Kindergarten in Level 3, we were able to sing and dance as a group and keep posting more songs, stories and Mother's Day activities.

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26 days ago

Paint a school desk

The Team from Resene ColorShop Lunn Ave

Turn an old school desk into a stylish side table or hallway feature with a touch of Resene colour and Resene Aquaclear.

Upcycled industrial items like this work really well alongside modern furnishings to give your home an eclectic style. A piece like this is also a … View more
Turn an old school desk into a stylish side table or hallway feature with a touch of Resene colour and Resene Aquaclear.

Upcycled industrial items like this work really well alongside modern furnishings to give your home an eclectic style. A piece like this is also a great way to introduce pops of colour that you might not be brave enough to attempt on a larger scale.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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26 days ago

Getting married in New Zealand?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Coronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand.… View moreCoronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand. If you're willing to be interviewed and identified for a story, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

26 days ago

Do you Need a Bathroom Makeover? Call The Building Guys.

The Building Guys

Need a bathroom and laundry makeover? Call our friendly team today!

We focus on high-quality home improvements with our speciality being your dream kitchen, bathroom and laundry makeover. We promise quality work and to give a fair price.

If you need professional friendly people to help you … View more
Need a bathroom and laundry makeover? Call our friendly team today!

We focus on high-quality home improvements with our speciality being your dream kitchen, bathroom and laundry makeover. We promise quality work and to give a fair price.

If you need professional friendly people to help you transform any room or space in your house then call us today!

Check our Website or Book Appointment
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26 days ago

Luxury Care Suites at Meadowbank Care

Oceania Healthcare

We understand that things are uncertain right now. If you would like to move into a safe and supportive environment that you can make your own, we are still taking admissions for our Care Suites at Meadowbank.

Situated down a quiet street and overlooking the beautiful Orakei Basin, our Care … View more
We understand that things are uncertain right now. If you would like to move into a safe and supportive environment that you can make your own, we are still taking admissions for our Care Suites at Meadowbank.

Situated down a quiet street and overlooking the beautiful Orakei Basin, our Care Suites offer the ultimate combination of Rest Home and Hospital care with the creature comforts of home, including a cosy living area, stylish kitchenette and modern ensuite.

Give us a call to see how we can help.

Meadowbank Care is located at 148 Meadowbank Road, Meadowbank, Auckland.
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26 days ago

Gardening, Landscape, Timber-works and Home Renovation

Hasan Abdoh from Elite Home & Garden Auckland

We bring your garden and outdoor living to life:

* Gardening works * Landscaping * Plantation * Irrigation Networks
* Tree care & Tree felling * Hedge trimming
* Timber fences and decking * Decking sanding & staining
* Water-blasting & House wash
* Floor Paint * Artificial Turf (Grass)… View more
We bring your garden and outdoor living to life:

* Gardening works * Landscaping * Plantation * Irrigation Networks
* Tree care & Tree felling * Hedge trimming
* Timber fences and decking * Decking sanding & staining
* Water-blasting & House wash
* Floor Paint * Artificial Turf (Grass)
* Garden staging
* Home Renovation

Please call or text for a FREE consultation, a FREE quote, or a job to be done.

Hasan
021 57 57 79

26 days ago

Pm ME or leave a message

Ivy from Point England

Hit me up you like to know more about THIS POPULAR mascara flying out the door..

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26 days ago

Mother's Day Gift Hampers - Free Mini Sweet Treat Hamper!

Issa from Regalo by KIM

Mother’s Day is in 3 days. Let us help you surprise Mum! Place your orders now before it’s too late.

regalobykim.co.nz....

Every purchase gets a sweet treat gift from Regalo by KIM.

Contact-less delivery.

#RegaloByKIM
#gifthampers

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26 days ago

** UPDATE ON YOUR ORDERS **

Kings Plant Barn Remuera

Thank you so much for all your phone and online orders over the last week – judging by the sheer number, it’s clear everyone is missing their Kings fix.

We wanted to let you know that our teams are working as fast as possible to get orders out, but it is likely that there will be delays in … View more
Thank you so much for all your phone and online orders over the last week – judging by the sheer number, it’s clear everyone is missing their Kings fix.

We wanted to let you know that our teams are working as fast as possible to get orders out, but it is likely that there will be delays in getting your order to you.

Timings:
Online orders will take up to 7 working days to be delivered⠀
Click & Collect orders will be processed within 24 hours

Providing amazing customer service is really important to us, so we felt it was important to be upfront – and to ask for your patience and understanding as we do our best in Level 3 conditions.

One final note - if you’re trying to reach us by phone and can’t get through, please do keep trying as the phone lines are running hot at the moment!

#kingsplantbarn #workinghardforyou #thanksforyoursupport

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26 days ago

NZ Gardener's new issue is out now

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we … View moreWe are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we suggest five herbs to reduce anxiety and promote calmness; and visit a Taupo sanctuary full of art and alive with native birds and a wild and wonderful garden in Glenorchy. And since we've been gardening in isolation, Jack Hobbs talks to gardeners on the Chatham Islands about how they keep things growing, 650km from the nearest garden centre. Normally our subscribers get their copy before it goes on sale, of course, but things aren't quite normal right now so if your copy hasn't arrived yet, it should be with you very soon! We are so pleased to have a new issue of your favourite magazine for you, and I cannot wait to hear what you think. NZ Gardener has been informing and inspiring New Zealand gardeners for more than 75 years and we're incredibly grateful to our readers, especially our subscribers, because we couldn't do it without you. And by the way subscribing is easy and a much cheaper way to get your magazine each month! And would an NZ Gardener sub make a great Mother's Day gift this Sunday, you ask? I think we all know the answer to that! Jo

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27 days ago

More than a wine Guide!

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

More than a wine guide...Thank you Bob Campbell MW. We really appreciate your support!
Bob Campbell MW is New Zealand's leading wine writer.

Article by - The Real Review

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