Maeroa, Hamilton

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15 days ago

Spin bike wanted

Helen from Dinsdale

I am after a spin bike. I would prefer one with at least a 20kg flywheel.
Alternatively I could also be interested in an air/Assault bike.

Please contact me through here or at 0211307592.

Many thanks

Helen

15 days ago

We’re open again in Level 2!

ATC Vision College

Now that we’re back at Level 2 our campuses are open again! Students are able to resume their studies on site this week, and we are able to take walk-in enquiries on campus.

We have contract tracing systems in place as well as social distancing measurements and frequent cleaning for your … View more
Now that we’re back at Level 2 our campuses are open again! Students are able to resume their studies on site this week, and we are able to take walk-in enquiries on campus.

We have contract tracing systems in place as well as social distancing measurements and frequent cleaning for your safety and peace of mind.

Don’t put your future on hold! Pop into one of our campuses today and find out what programmes we have on offer at Vision College.
Learn more

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16 days ago

Roller blind won’t go up and down straight? Here's how to fix it yourself.

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

t's about time we shared one of our best kept not-so-secrets....

A common problem with roller screens or roller blinds is that they start tracking to one side and eventually will wear away the side of the blind curtain with the threads causing a problem in the mechanism.

The reason can … View more
t's about time we shared one of our best kept not-so-secrets....

A common problem with roller screens or roller blinds is that they start tracking to one side and eventually will wear away the side of the blind curtain with the threads causing a problem in the mechanism.

The reason can be that the material has stretched or has moved on the blind shaft. Things like insects or stray bits of stuff can be wrapped up in the roll as the blind is rolled up.

The first thing to do is to make sure there is no foreign objects or insects rolled into the roll and make sure the blind is attached to the roller properly. Do this by rolling the blind down to its full extent and checking.

If the sides are damaged you should make sure any loose threads etc are cleared and you can trim the damaged side with a sharp pair of scissors. To do this remove the blind from the brackets.

Many of the blinds have a spring loaded pin at the end opposite the chain. This spring is retracted by turning the knurled wheel either up or down till the spring is retracted. The blind can then be removed by lowering it and sliding it off the other bracket. The more level the blind the easier to remove from the other bracket. Sometimes it will come down leaving the drive still there. If so, all you need to do is remove the drive and replace in the shaft.
Some blinds have lift up out of bracket ends or plastic roller pins that need a small screw driver to remove.

Some blinds are a spring loaded one end and have a lift up attachment on the other end.
(If you are not sure how, Google, “taking down roller blind shades” and you will find a video for the type you have.)

Hint here, ensure the blind is rolled up before removing. Lay the blind on a table or floor and trim.

Roll the blind up again.
Reinstall the blind.

When doing that make sure that when you fit the drive end back onto the bracket, that the cover over the chain wheel is at the top so the chain can run properly (It should be in the 11 – 1 position.), and that the chain is free. The spring pin should just push up into its bracket. If it is a bit tight you can use the wheel to wind the spring in and then you can let the pin out once in position.

Roll the blind up and down several times.
If the blind is rolling to one side then you can adjust this.

Let the blind right down till you can see the where the fabric is fastened to the roll shaft.
What you need to do is to put a strip of masking tape on the roller shaft, where the material is attached, at the end that you want the blind to roll back too. i.e. the opposite end to the way it rolls across to now.

Depending on the width of the blind a strip 100-150 mm will be long enough for a blind up to a meter wide but for a wider blind you can put a strip 250-300mm long.

Try rolling up the blind and if it is still rolling to the side then you can add another strip the same size on top of the first one. Add more strips as necessary. Simple stuff to do.


Article with Pictures: curtaincleaners.co.nz...

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16 days ago

The benefits of insulation

The team from EnergySmart - Waikato

Insulating your home is one of the smartest moves you can make to save money and enjoy a more comfortable, healthy and energy efficient home.

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20 days ago

Selling a House in Hamilton East

Helen from Hamilton East

Hi Neighbours
We have decided to sell our home in Nixon Street.
What are your thoughts on selling privately compared to using a real estate agent?
Are there even any buyers looking at the moment?
I would love to hear some feedback from anyone who has sold privately recently.

Thanks
Helen

16 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

If you'd like to receive Blueprint in your inbox each week, subscribe here.
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17 days ago

House Washing and Water Blasting Service

Wazim from WASHTRON Residential Soft House Wash

Hello Neighbours,

My name is Wazim, I am the owner and operator of WASHTRON - Residential Soft House Wash.

Washtron is a small house washing and exterior cleaning business based in Dinsdale, also servicing the surrounding areas from Huntly down to Te Awamutu, Raglan across to Morrinsville.

My … View more
Hello Neighbours,

My name is Wazim, I am the owner and operator of WASHTRON - Residential Soft House Wash.

Washtron is a small house washing and exterior cleaning business based in Dinsdale, also servicing the surrounding areas from Huntly down to Te Awamutu, Raglan across to Morrinsville.

My aim is to operate with the smallest footprint as possible and provide a more personal experience to customers. I achieve this by using alternative methods, smaller machinery and equipment, this way less water is used, overspray is minimised and more controlled.

I only do residential work and being owner operated I schedule plenty of time to complete a job, this allows me to take extra care around a property and you will be dealing with me only, from the first point of contact to completing the work.

Services Offered:
✅ Soft House Washing
✅Gutter Cleaning
✅Concrete Cleaning
✅Deck & Fence Cleaning
✅Roof Treatments
🔄 Solar Panel Cleaning (coming soon)
🔄Exterior Window Cleaning (coming soon)

Checkout Google Reviews here: g.page...

If you have any questions or need advice comment below or message me through neighbourly.

-Wazim Shah-
☎️ 0211324961
📧 info@washtron.co.nz

17 days ago

Crazy travel deals for Kiwis

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

If you've ever wanted to travel NZ, now is the time. These deals are incredible value.

17 days ago

Harnessing tech to improve learning outcomes

NumberWorks'nWords Hamilton Central

By harnessing online learning to blend tech features with traditional teaching methods, students’ progress can be easily tracked and feedback can be given instantly. Read on to learn how an encouraging environment established within NumberWorks’nWords centres has been perfected and can be … View moreBy harnessing online learning to blend tech features with traditional teaching methods, students’ progress can be easily tracked and feedback can be given instantly. Read on to learn how an encouraging environment established within NumberWorks’nWords centres has been perfected and can be applied to students’ daily learning, so that when they finish their studies, they are more motivated than ever.

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17 days ago

'Mum and dad' landlords affected by law changes

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

The freeze on tenancy terminations has impacted 'Mum and dad' landlords in ways no-one could have predicted prior to Covid-19.

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17 days ago

$25-$35

Hayley from Chartwell

Hi there folks, while in lockdown I have been creating my own wee business. It's called ”Ha’s Bio Pots” 💯biodegradable. You can check me out on Facebook under the above name and I'm also on Instagram. Message me with any queries 🥰

17 days ago

Nominate a favourite local for a Local Like!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Got a local business that went over and above during lockdown? Is there one you’ve really missed - or one that's brightened your day? Maybe it’s a business who just needs a helping hand at the moment...

Nominate them for a Local Like! Your shoutout could appear as an advert on Stuff, on… View more
Got a local business that went over and above during lockdown? Is there one you’ve really missed - or one that's brightened your day? Maybe it’s a business who just needs a helping hand at the moment...

Nominate them for a Local Like! Your shoutout could appear as an advert on Stuff, on Neighbourly, or in your local paper. Plus you could win a bag of feijoas (or a $100 voucher to the business you nominate).
Nominate now

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17 days ago

Mission Feedback – Join the conversation

Mission Feedback

As a nation, we recently held a moving ANZAC Day commemoration. So now is a good time to reflect on how we treat our military personnel during and after their service. It speaks volumes about who we are as New Zealanders.

Let’s not leave those who serve our country behind.

Can New Zealand … View more
As a nation, we recently held a moving ANZAC Day commemoration. So now is a good time to reflect on how we treat our military personnel during and after their service. It speaks volumes about who we are as New Zealanders.

Let’s not leave those who serve our country behind.

Can New Zealand do more to ensure that past, present and future service people - and their whānau – are recognised and supported?

Join the conversation now at missionfeedback.co.nz
Join now

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18 days ago

Welcome to Stuff Cooks

Emma Reporter from Stuff Cooks

Hi everyone - I am the food editor at Stuff and I will be posting recipes, kitchen hacks and weekly meal plan ideas on this page. If you have any recipes to share or questions, feel free to send me a message.
If you were one those who turned to baking to get through lockdown - and even if you … View more
Hi everyone - I am the food editor at Stuff and I will be posting recipes, kitchen hacks and weekly meal plan ideas on this page. If you have any recipes to share or questions, feel free to send me a message.
If you were one those who turned to baking to get through lockdown - and even if you weren't! - thought I'd kick off by sharing the two most popular recipes on Stuff during those seven weeks: pull-apart hot cross bun bread, a recipe from Nicola Galloway, and cheese straws, a recipe from Sam Mannering. Let me know what you cooked in lockdown too.

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