Claudelands, Hamilton

3 hours ago

Help your club look smart and fresh all year round.

Resene

If your sports, music, hobby or community club facilities look a little worse for wear, Resene have fresh colour and paint to bring them back to their very best!

Resene have 3 prizes of $1500 of Resene quality paints, primers/sealers, wood stains and accessories to give away.

In addition, … View more
If your sports, music, hobby or community club facilities look a little worse for wear, Resene have fresh colour and paint to bring them back to their very best!

Resene have 3 prizes of $1500 of Resene quality paints, primers/sealers, wood stains and accessories to give away.

In addition, each winning club will receive a $500 Prezzy card, that you can use to keep your volunteer painters nourished and happy while they are doing the painting! PLUS we have some extra spot prize vouchers too! Simply nominate your club and tell us why they deserve to win! Entries close 31 August 2020!

You are welcome to nominate more than one club.
Enter online

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4 hours ago

6kg Washing machine

Cheryl from Chartwell

Haier washing machine
6kg
Pick up CHARTWELL

From deceased estate

Price: $250

4 hours ago

Haier fridge freezer

Cheryl from Chartwell

Haier fridge freezer

Pick up CHARTWELL

Deceased estate

Price: $300

7 hours ago

Painting tips: Tired kitchen cupboards brought to life

Adam from Adam's Painting

You don't need to spend thousands to update your old kitchen cupboards. With the right paint and a few careful moves with the paintbrush, it's possible to transform those tired cupboards to look almost new. Last week, a lovely family in Fairfield were wanting to do up their place ready … View moreYou don't need to spend thousands to update your old kitchen cupboards. With the right paint and a few careful moves with the paintbrush, it's possible to transform those tired cupboards to look almost new. Last week, a lovely family in Fairfield were wanting to do up their place ready for sale. They were expecting to employ a builder to completely rebuild their kitchen, until I explained they only needed to pay the painter at a fraction of the cost! These cupboards (see 'before and after' pics below) were painted white to freshen up their kitchen. My clients were thrilled! If you'd like to see how I can transform your kitchen cupboards, or any rooms in your house or business, please let me know! (See previous posts for further tips)

5 days ago

2020 Volunteer Excellence Awards - Long Service Award - RUNNER UP

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

The team at Volunteering Waikato would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Bev Kay, and would like to again recognise Bev for her extensive contribution to the community.
Last week she was awarded the Runner-Up at the 2020 Volunteer Excellence Awards - Long Service … View more
The team at Volunteering Waikato would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Bev Kay, and would like to again recognise Bev for her extensive contribution to the community.
Last week she was awarded the Runner-Up at the 2020 Volunteer Excellence Awards - Long Service category.
Bev has been someone that the New Zealand Red Cross counted on for 30 years. She co-ordinated Meals on Wheels in Te Awamutu, and helped to do more than just deliver food to people. Bev’s efforts kept vulnerable members of the community connected.
Click the READ MORE button to see the announcement of this award.

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19 hours ago

cooking workshop: making dumplings

Mo from Hamilton East

Follow Mo & Garth showing you how to make your own dumplings, we provide all the recipes, ingredients and cooking facilities, step by step to teach you the whole process, limited to 10 people maximum in each workshop, to make sure everybody will be well instructed and get the skills, and you … View moreFollow Mo & Garth showing you how to make your own dumplings, we provide all the recipes, ingredients and cooking facilities, step by step to teach you the whole process, limited to 10 people maximum in each workshop, to make sure everybody will be well instructed and get the skills, and you will have about 20 dumplings to take home after class.

When: 8th July, 1pm-4pm
Where: 16 Comries Road, the Wooden A Frame
Who: adults and children 11+ years old
How much: $20 per person
How to sign up: contact us to confirm your place then make the payment in advance.
Who we are: Mo is a Chinese and Garth is a Kiwi, we have operated our business “Reasons NZ Education” in Hamilton for many years, usually at this time of the year we have many Chinese children and adults here for short and long term education, COVID 19 put a stop to that !! So now we are putting our knowledge and skills to teach Hamilton people Chinese cooking, Dumplings are the first class, then we will try steam buns, Zongzi, and different Chinese dishes, something different every workshop.

Price: $20

20 hours ago

Steel trunk

Margaret from Huntington

Steel trunk 800 x 450 x 290
Ideal storage

Price: $45

1 day ago

Subscribe to Sunday Star Times

Stuff Ltd

What better way to take a load off than to put your feet up and get inspired with a fresh copy of the Sunday Star-Times each week. For a limited time, when you subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for just 6 months*, we are giving away a free Gourmet Spice Pack valued at $65 so you can get crafty in … View moreWhat better way to take a load off than to put your feet up and get inspired with a fresh copy of the Sunday Star-Times each week. For a limited time, when you subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for just 6 months*, we are giving away a free Gourmet Spice Pack valued at $65 so you can get crafty in the kitchen with Raptor Naturals finest flavours.

Call us on 0800 339 000 or click on the button below and use the promo code “SSTRAPTOR” to redeem this special offer now.

Hurry as this offer ends 31st July, 2020!

*T&Cs apply. For full terms and conditions, please visit www.mags4gifts.co.nz
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1 day ago

Next issue of Get Growing ezine - coming next week!

Reporter NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hi neighbours, the next issue of Get Growing will now be released early next week, so keep your eyes peeled! In the meantime you can read all previous editions here, so dig in and enjoy!

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1 day ago

FridgeFreezer

Margaret from Huntington

Haier FridgeFreezer- as new - 12months old
Deceased estate

Price: $475

1 day ago

Free Courses - Gain NCEA Credits

Vision Hamilton

Do you have a teenager who finds school difficult?

Our Ultimate – Foundation Skills programme may be the right fit! This FREE programme is specifically for 16-19 year-olds and focuses on helping them gain important skills that will help them in the workplace and in the wider world. Your teen can… View more
Do you have a teenager who finds school difficult?

Our Ultimate – Foundation Skills programme may be the right fit! This FREE programme is specifically for 16-19 year-olds and focuses on helping them gain important skills that will help them in the workplace and in the wider world. Your teen can gain credits towards NCEA 1 and 2, learn computer skills and how to write a CV, all while exploring a range of practical study and career options they can follow.

Visit our website to find out more about our Ultimate programme!

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1 day ago

Is your child struggling with strategies?

NumberWorks'nWords Hamilton Central

Our franchisee Michelle from NumberWorks'nWords Silverdale discussing the battle of maths and the rationale behind all the strategies our kids are exposed to in the classroom.

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1 day ago

How to choose the right Curtain Lining

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

Windows play a major role in controlling the temperature within a home. During winter it is easy to lose heat, and in summer it is easy to overheat a home if windows are not appropriately covered. Professionally fitted, lined drapery can reduce window heat loss by 40-60% when closed*. Working all … View moreWindows play a major role in controlling the temperature within a home. During winter it is easy to lose heat, and in summer it is easy to overheat a home if windows are not appropriately covered. Professionally fitted, lined drapery can reduce window heat loss by 40-60% when closed*. Working all year round, lined drapery is an important tool in creating a thermal insulation barrier.


Today we look at the advantages, types and options of drapery lining.

There are many advantages to drapery lining:
1. Creation of a thermal insulation layer.
2. Protects soft furnishings from sun damage.
3. Resistance to dust and mildew.
4. Creates a dark room environment (dim or black out).
5. Prolongs the appearance and life of your drapes as lining helps protect the fabric from harmful UV rays.
6. Improves drapability.
7. Stronger acoustic properties with more layers.


NOTE: In a hot climate, lining helps to reduce heat transfer into the room.

TYPES OF DRAPERY LINING

There are several different types of lining which can be chosen based on the requirements of each drapery installation.

THERMAL
One layer (1 Pass) of coated acrylic suede compound is known as thermal lining. It offers the advantages of insulation and energy savings, helping to keep rooms’ warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It is important to understand that a certain amount of light will pass into the room with this construction. As with all quality linings, thermal lining not only protects soft furnishings from fading, they are also treated to resist mildew and enables good drapability.
The manufacturing process of a thermal lining involves a thermal coating being applied directly to the reverse side of the fabric to reduce the amount of harmful ultraviolet light passing through the fabric, whilst increasing the insulation.

BLACKOUT
Three layers (3 Pass) of coated acrylic suede compound is known as ‘blackout’ thermal lining. This process offers the same benefits of thermal lining but also totally eliminates light penetration. Blackout lining naturally minimizes the risk of natural flaws in the fabric from showing through. It also adds body to the fabric and provides a good stable base for roman blinds.
TIP: when drawing your curtains during the day, a blackout lining will ensure the colour of your main drape isn’t saturated/washed out by sunlight.

DIMOUT / TRIPLE WEAVE
Unlike coated linings, a dimout lining is a woven construction which allows a small amount of light to pass through – hence the name ‘dimout’ as opposed to ‘blackout’. It is a popular lining in both commercial and residential applications due to its affordability, washability and noise reduction properties. It has a soft, thick handle which adds fullness to a light weight fabric such as silk and taffeta.
TIP: Darker dimouts achieve a higher degree of light reduction than lighter colours.

INTERLINING
Interlining adds body and fullness to lightweight fabrics such as silk and taffeta. Its composition is typically either a blend of polyester/viscose/cotton or 100% napped cotton. Interlining also improves insulation and acoustic properties of a room through noise reduction and provides extra protection from harmful UV rays. It works as additional padding for headboards and pelmets when used between the face fabric and lining.

SILICONE
Advancements in technology have led to coated lining layers being made of a silicone compound, which creates a soft agile handle and has the added benefit of not eliciting or holding any loose dust as experienced with acrylic suede lining. Silicone backed lining is a coated lining product with three layers of silicone on one side, providing protection from elements such as sun and moisture. This product is also washable, making it easier to maintain, however it cannot be dry-cleaned.

NOTE FOR COATED LININGS:
For both thermal coated and blackout coated linings, the coated side of the fabric must face the glass to maximize UV and mildew resistant properties.
Thermal lining and blackout lining is NOT machine washable, it may be gently hand washed if necessary, drip dried with coated surfaces facing out. Professional cleaning by a specialist is the recommended option.

ATTRIBUTES

FIRE RETARDANT

Linings with fire retardant attributes have either had a treatment applied to the yarn/fabric retrospectively or the fibre/yarns used to produce the fabric have been engineered to possess inherent FR characteristics. FR linings meet all government requirements/standards and are suitable for residential and commercial use.

OEKO-TEX
ENVIRONMENTALLY BETTER - Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is an independent international certification. Linings that carry this certification mean that the fabric is free from harmful substances and safe for people and the environment. For more information visit oeko-tex.com/standard100.

Interested in adding a lining to your existing curtains? We can help with that! Call us on 0800 579 0501 to book in.

1 day ago

Stay warmer this winter with retrofit double glazing

RetroFit Double Glazing - Waikato

Winter's here and are you noticing a lot more dew on your single glazed windows? Check out our video on how we can help you make your home warmer, drier and healthier all year round. Talk to our local team about how we can tailor a double glazing solution for your home. Get your no obligation … View moreWinter's here and are you noticing a lot more dew on your single glazed windows? Check out our video on how we can help you make your home warmer, drier and healthier all year round. Talk to our local team about how we can tailor a double glazing solution for your home. Get your no obligation free measure and quote here or call 0800 658 658.

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