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3 hours ago

Humanely dealing with pests this winter.

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Have you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and … View moreHave you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and safer - than poison. I've done a little research on humane, effective vermin control during the wet months, when they like to come in from the cold. Take a look:

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2 days ago

Things that surprise Kiwis returning to NZ

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. … View more
Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.

1 day ago

15% off Tile and Grout Floor Cleaning!

Sue from Gardna Carpet Cleaning

Effective and efficient, our Tile Floor Cleaning service uses the latest advanced cleaning solutions and equipment, with rotary scrubbing ,and powerful suction capabilities to remove dirt and grime, leaving your tile flooring more hygienic and looking great. And now get 15% off until the end of … View moreEffective and efficient, our Tile Floor Cleaning service uses the latest advanced cleaning solutions and equipment, with rotary scrubbing ,and powerful suction capabilities to remove dirt and grime, leaving your tile flooring more hygienic and looking great. And now get 15% off until the end of July or until appointments are filled.

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1 day ago

Stolen Trailer

Kevin and Angela from Havelock North

Hi everyone, My friend has had her trailer STOLEN from right outside her front door during the night. ( Nimon Street).. Its an easily recognised trailer with a make shift platform on the front for a lawn mower. Please help....It is a unique looking trailer. She is a gardener and works for herself… View moreHi everyone, My friend has had her trailer STOLEN from right outside her front door during the night. ( Nimon Street).. Its an easily recognised trailer with a make shift platform on the front for a lawn mower. Please help....It is a unique looking trailer. She is a gardener and works for herself and needs it to carry on with her work...as if life isn't hard enough this person is just scum of the earth so if you see it please contact Becs on 021622 326.
Thank you

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6 hours ago

Collective Nouns

NumberWorks'nWords Hawkes Bay

You've heard of a class of students, a pack of dogs, a herd of cows, and probably a school of fish. These are collective nouns -- a group of people, animals or things.

We would love to hear of others, comment below.

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7 hours ago

Do you know an amazing gardener?

Reporter NZ Gardener & Get Growing

NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year! We're looking for green thumbs doing heroic work for their community.

Do you know someone sharing the veggies they've grown with their neighbours? Perhaps locals restoring a park in the… View more
NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year! We're looking for green thumbs doing heroic work for their community.

Do you know someone sharing the veggies they've grown with their neighbours? Perhaps locals restoring a park in the area to bring back birds, or a group of neighbours doing a great job in their community garden. Nominate them today!

Click here and tell us why they deserve to be this year's Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year.

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9 hours ago

DIY Fabric Headboard

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Napier

You’ll need:
• Upholstery weight (ideally) fabric (Spotlight or your favourite store)
• Batting - I used an extra thick batting, be sure to get the width you need to cover your plywood or card
• Plywood or cardboard (local hardware shop or repurpose something lying around)
• Staple … View more
You’ll need:
• Upholstery weight (ideally) fabric (Spotlight or your favourite store)
• Batting - I used an extra thick batting, be sure to get the width you need to cover your plywood or card
• Plywood or cardboard (local hardware shop or repurpose something lying around)
• Staple gun (& staples!)
• Heavy duty mirror/picture hanger (we recommend Hangman Heavy Duty Mirror and Picture Hanger from Mitre 10 but you can use whatever suits you!)

Step 1. After laying the batting out on my tabletop, I put my sheet of plywood on top. The size of your plywood will depend on the size of your bed. Wrap the batting around the plywood and start stapling it down with a staple gun. Just staple your way all around the board. Super easy.

Step 2. Once the batting was secured, I laid out the fabric with the patterned side down. I gave it a quick ironing to get out any wrinkles before starting. After placing my plywood on top of the fabric, it was time to start stapling the fabric. I started off by doing the two long sides. I made sure to pull it tightly as I was going so that it wouldn’t be too loose in the front.

The corners are the part you want to be careful with. My technique (and I’m not sure if this is the “right” way or not, but it worked) is to approach it like I was wrapping a present. I get one side stapled, and then fold it in to the un-stapled side. Then I bring that piece up and pull it really tightly and staple along the seam. It takes a bit of practice, but I would just do it a few times until I got the perfect seam and then staple ‘er down.

Step 3. Now came the tricky part of actually hanging it. We wanted to attach it directly to the wall rather than to our bed. We searched around and finally came across a Heavy duty mirror / picture hanger (Mitre 10, Bunnings probably has similar) Simply mount one track on mirror or picture, then install the wall track with included anchorless fasteners.


We’re really happy with how it turned out. The colours are just right and it’s nice to bring another textile into the room. Plus, it makes our basic bed look about a million times nicer and more expensive!


Full tutorial with pictures: diyshowoff.com...

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2 days ago

Hot air ballooning in Queenstown

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

One of the most scenic hot air balloon flights in the world - among the mountains in Queenstown - has slashed prices by a third to attract Kiwi travellers. Click the link below to read more.

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1 day ago

Motor Roller Motor Home for Sale

Gill & Ron from Raureka

2014 model, excellent cond. 81,000K's, auto. 4 seat belts, 4 berth, large fridge freezer, swivel front seats, TV with DVD & dish, shower, vanity, toilet in reasonable space. Many extras.Photos can be supplied by email.Even 4,000 plus RUC's.

Price: $80,000

1 day ago

Qualified Builder

Chris from Taradale

*Decks/Pergolas
*Bathroom repairs/Makeovers
*Kitchens
*Small renovations
*House Repairs/Maintenance
*Rubbish Removal
*Outdoor furniture
Small Jobs are welcome… View more
*Decks/Pergolas
*Bathroom repairs/Makeovers
*Kitchens
*Small renovations
*House Repairs/Maintenance
*Rubbish Removal
*Outdoor furniture
Small Jobs are welcome
Quality and affordable
Call anytime for a free quote PH: 021 081 92 100
Check out "Clarks Building" on Facebook

1 day ago

Be quick and grab your Holiday Deal!

Red Cross Communications from Red Cross Shop Napier

Hi Neighbours,
Get in quick! This week is your last week to grab yourself a bargain at your Red Cross Shop. Our school holiday deals are coming to end, so make sure you visit your Red Cross Shop and treat yourself to some pre-loved goods.
We are looking forward to seeing you!

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1 day ago

Hire Comfy Queen Bed's

Mr Rental Hawkes Bay

Hi All, do you need an extra bed long or short term? Mr Rental hire out Queen and Single beds, we deliver and setup and provide a mattress protector. When beds are returned they are cleaned ready to go out again. So if the kids are coming back home or your going flatting or your renting a portable … View moreHi All, do you need an extra bed long or short term? Mr Rental hire out Queen and Single beds, we deliver and setup and provide a mattress protector. When beds are returned they are cleaned ready to go out again. So if the kids are coming back home or your going flatting or your renting a portable cabin - Think Mr Rental.

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6 days ago

Poll: Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

With Covid-19 still a very real risk, people who are unwell are told to stay home, and to keep any sickly kids home too - but what if you don't have any more sick leave owing?

Most Kiwis are entitled to five days of sick leave a year, but some - often those in lower paid jobs - get less.

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With Covid-19 still a very real risk, people who are unwell are told to stay home, and to keep any sickly kids home too - but what if you don't have any more sick leave owing?

Most Kiwis are entitled to five days of sick leave a year, but some - often those in lower paid jobs - get less.

New Zealand’s minimum sick leave allowance is one of the lowest in the OECD. In Australia they get 10 days, in most European countries it’s even more.

Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

To read more, click here.

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Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
  • 59.7% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.7% Complete
  • 14.3% No, I never use mine up anyway
    14.3% Complete
  • 26% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26% Complete
5626 votes
3 days ago

Bubble wrap

Max from Flaxmere

Hi All I am looking for heaps off bubble wrap does any one have any that they no longer need please contact me
Thanks in advance

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