Waterloo, Lower Hutt

13 days ago

How Curtain Linings Work

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hutt City

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. Lining is a cost-effective addition to help protect your curtain fabric, while providing some added … 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. Lining is a cost-effective addition to help protect your curtain fabric, while providing some added insulation for the home, reducing window heat loss by 40-60% when closed. Working all year round, lined drapery is an important tool in creating a thermal insulation barrier. Lined curtains have an added lining layer on the back of the curtain which can be attached to the curtain or can be hung on a separate track behind the curtain.


Linings help your window furnishings last longer: With a good quality lining, your chosen curtain fabric is shielded from the harsh UV rays of the sun, preventing your fabric from fading.


Linings provide added privacy: A lot of fabrics are only somewhat private, especially at night. Adding a lining to your window furnishings will increase the opacity of the treatment, ensuring complete privacy.


Linings provide increased insulation: Insulated linings trap air in and between the layers of fabric, preventing the heat in your homes escaping out the windows, and offering significant savings on your energy bill.


Linings can provide light control: Ideal for bedrooms and media rooms, block-out linings allows you to block light coming through a window and keep your rooms dark in the middle of the day.

Linings improve the appearance of window furnishings: The colours of your chosen fabric can appear richer when a lining is placed behind them. Without a lining, sunlight coming through a fabric can make the colours appear washed out during the day.



Call us or your local Curtain makers to discuss adding a lining to your current curtains.

13 days ago

Have you picked up a copy of our July issue yet?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Well, don't wait too long! This issue is packed with good reads and amazing offers from our friends and partners. We take a close look at urban farmer Freeman Farms, and visit an Auckland coastal garden that the owner waited three long decades to create as well as a Dunedin garden where … View moreWell, don't wait too long! This issue is packed with good reads and amazing offers from our friends and partners. We take a close look at urban farmer Freeman Farms, and visit an Auckland coastal garden that the owner waited three long decades to create as well as a Dunedin garden where they’ve grown flowers for nearly 50 years. We're still on the hunt for our Houseplant Hero, thanks to our friends at Yates and Kings Plant Barn. Nominations are now open for our 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year too! There’s a feature on walnut growers in NZ, highlights of new roses coming out this year and of course, details on how to get yourself $20 worth of free bulbs from NZ Bulbs.

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13 days ago

100 Best Children's books of all time

NumberWorks'nWords Lower Hutt

"The more you read, the more you will know. The more you learn, the more places you will go." Dr Seuss
If your kids are looking for a good read for the upcoming holidays, check out Time's 100 Best Children's books of all time.

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13 days ago

Tekapo Springs stargazing

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Imagine watching the Milky Way from an underwater hot spring hammock in the mountains. Read more on Stuff.co.nz by clicking the link below.

18 days ago

Have you booked a school holiday getaway yet?

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Many thought that the lack of international travellers would mean that Kiwi families would fill their shoes – at a fraction of the cost. But the reality is that it's still not that cheap. We have some ideas to get you started, read about them in our story below. Have you booked a getaway for… View moreMany thought that the lack of international travellers would mean that Kiwi families would fill their shoes – at a fraction of the cost. But the reality is that it's still not that cheap. We have some ideas to get you started, read about them in our story below. Have you booked a getaway for the school holidays? Where are you going? Did you find it was more affordable or not?

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13 days ago

Room wanted

Leila from Petone

Hi
Im looking to move into the city- areas such as Newtown, Mount Cook,Kilbirnie, Island Bay or Lyall Bay ( close or on bus route to Massey for work)

Im friendly tidy and considerate.
Need room:
-270 max per week ( prefer 250 unless walkable to work)
- big enough for queen + some furniture
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Hi
Im looking to move into the city- areas such as Newtown, Mount Cook,Kilbirnie, Island Bay or Lyall Bay ( close or on bus route to Massey for work)

Im friendly tidy and considerate.
Need room:
-270 max per week ( prefer 250 unless walkable to work)
- big enough for queen + some furniture
-quiet
-similar age or over 25( Im 39)
- max 4 other flatmates
-garden in possible but a view good too!
- Good heating

Please get in touch if you know of anywhere! Or where I can look for notices

Leila
leilatnz@outlook.com

14 days ago

Celebrate Four Square’s 96th Birthday

Four Square

It’s Four Square’s 96th Birthday - but you get the birthday cards!

Spend $25 or more at your local Four Square and get one of three free collectable card games! Hurry instore before they’re gone! Offer ends July 12, while stocks last.

T&Cs apply.
Find out more

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14 days ago

What's On: Linkline Social Club Inc.

Keith from Tawa

Active, independent, mature and on your own? Enjoy social activities with similar others, including restaurant dinners, cafe lunches, walks, games, outings, movies, etc. Please phone beforehand: Jocelyn 577 1876.
Linkline Social Club Inc.
  • next Club Dinner, Days Bay Pavilion
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14 days ago

2 PTE Academic test preparation books, 2015 print, in very good condition.

Geetika from Petone

2 PTE Academic test preparation books, 2015 print, in very good condition.

1. The official guide to PTE Academic, with CDs
Details:
Edition 2
ISBN 9781447928911
Published 21/06/2012
Published by Pearson United Kingdom… View more
2 PTE Academic test preparation books, 2015 print, in very good condition.

1. The official guide to PTE Academic, with CDs
Details:
Edition 2
ISBN 9781447928911
Published 21/06/2012
Published by Pearson United Kingdom

2. PTE Academic Practice Tests plus with key (CD)
Details:
Edition 1
ISBN 9781447937944
Published 29/03/2013
Published by Pearson United Kingdom
Pages 208

Price: $60

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14 days ago

Naanza (Pizza on Indian Flat Bread )Deals

Sarita Puthran from PIZZAVENUE

Try our Naanzas, choose your sauce (Butter, Tikka, Saagwala, Rogan Josh, Korma, Vindaloo) and the toppings (Paneer, Chicken, Beef or Lamb)from $22.99. Add Curly Fries, Prawn Twisters, Mini Cocktail samosas or the popular Cheesy Jalapeno Bites........

15 days ago

Can you help us find New Zealand's 2020 Gardener of the year?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Exciting news! We've teamed up with NZ Gardener for the Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year 2020. This year, Kiwis can nominate and read nominations on Neighbourly.

Ryman Healthcare with NZ Gardener is on the hunt for green-fingered good sorts – individuals or groups who have used … View more
Exciting news! We've teamed up with NZ Gardener for the Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year 2020. This year, Kiwis can nominate and read nominations on Neighbourly.

Ryman Healthcare with NZ Gardener is on the hunt for green-fingered good sorts – individuals or groups who have used their gardening skills to help other people.

There are some amazing prizes up for grabs so if you know a homegrown hero who is using their gardening skills for good, nominate them here now!
Nominate Now

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17 days ago

Garage Sale to support local youth choir

Monica from Waterloo

Please support our local youth choir by donating goods (Monica 5678267) or coming on down on Saturday 4th July to 60 Knights Road (just across from Queensgate). We will have steak and sausage sizzle and baking and loads of bargains. Clothes fill-a-bag for $5 only! Woohoo!

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15 days ago

When two worlds collide Exhibition - Brendan Martin and Will Pike

Estelle Cainey from Inspire Art Gallery NZ

Vast collection of powerful works by two opposing artists, yet the collection collides into one. Something for everyone, especially those who like art that makes you look, think ... or fall into.


Brendan and Will are two artists that we will hear from again ... and see in many galleries to … View more
Vast collection of powerful works by two opposing artists, yet the collection collides into one. Something for everyone, especially those who like art that makes you look, think ... or fall into.


Brendan and Will are two artists that we will hear from again ... and see in many galleries to come. While you can, consider these striking art works for your decor and purchase at incredible prices while you can. Expect a collision ... of senses and delight.
Is child appropriate in case the whole family chooses to visit us!


Exhibition runs Thursday 25 June to Wed 15 July 2020!


We are open Thursdays to Sundays during the exhibition dates above. Opening hours are 10am to 4pm!



Come meet the two artists on Saturday 27th June 2020 at the gallery!



Thanks for reading and considering!

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15 days ago

Do you need Regular Gardening Maintenance or Landscaping?

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardeners

Whether it’s keeping our garden beds weed-free, trimming hedges to look just perfect, or simply mowing the lawns, we work within most budgets to keep your garden looking tidy.

For a reasonable estimate
Give us a call at 027 548 9818
Or
Visit www.pricesmart.co.nz...

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16 days ago

Do you care about the future of our planet?

The Forever Project

We’re celebrating the latest issue of The Forever Project magazine! It explores how New Zealand can bounce back from Covid-19 in a climate-friendly way. Find that content at foreverproject.co.nz.

For a sustainable future, join Stuff in The Forever Project. Sign up to our weekly newsletter and … View more
We’re celebrating the latest issue of The Forever Project magazine! It explores how New Zealand can bounce back from Covid-19 in a climate-friendly way. Find that content at foreverproject.co.nz.

For a sustainable future, join Stuff in The Forever Project. Sign up to our weekly newsletter and be in to win one of 100 limited-edition reusable beeswax Honeywraps. Each wrap can save 75 metres of plastic going into our landfill or oceans.
Sign up here

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