Pakowhai - Waiohiki, Napier

19 days ago

Poll: How do you fold your towels?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, is there a right way to fold towels? It seems it's a topic lots of people have strong opinions about.

The most popular options are the quick-and-easy triple fold, or folding the outer edges towards the centre before folding in thirds, to create a plusher, more spa-like look. … View more
Hey neighbours, is there a right way to fold towels? It seems it's a topic lots of people have strong opinions about.

The most popular options are the quick-and-easy triple fold, or folding the outer edges towards the centre before folding in thirds, to create a plusher, more spa-like look. But what do you do? And who knew folding towels could be so controversial?

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How do you fold your towels?
  • 34.4% Basic - Fold in half three times
    34.4% Complete
  • 40.1% Plush - Fold towards the centre, then in thirds
    40.1% Complete
  • 16.2% Rolled - No folds allowed
    16.2% Complete
  • 9.3% None of the above
    9.3% Complete
1498 votes
19 days ago

Home Staging

Mr Rental Hawkes Bay

Hi All, another house in Napier SOLD with help of a Mr Rental home staging.
Please call Andrew for more information 0274980339
You can see some of our previous stagings on the link below.
Cheers
Andrew

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19 days ago

It's National Volunteer Week!

Sarah Macdonald from Volunteering New Zealand

National Volunteer Week honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy.

National Volunteer Week 2020 runs from June 21-27. This year’s theme is ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi I The benefit of working together’. 

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National Volunteer Week honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy.

National Volunteer Week 2020 runs from June 21-27. This year’s theme is ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi I The benefit of working together’. 

Join us this National Volunteer Week to celebrate how our communities are stronger when working together.

#NVW2020 #mahitahi #teamwork #tautoko #support #volunteers #thankyou #AotearoaOfKindness

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19 days ago

DIY Double Glazing with Insulation Film

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Napier

Window insulation film works on the same principle as standard double glazing by creating a layer of still air in front of the glass that acts as insulation. DIY window insulation kits consist of clear plastic film for attaching to wooden window sashes or frames using double-sided adhesive tape. … View moreWindow insulation film works on the same principle as standard double glazing by creating a layer of still air in front of the glass that acts as insulation. DIY window insulation kits consist of clear plastic film for attaching to wooden window sashes or frames using double-sided adhesive tape. They cost a fraction of the price of double glazing yet offer good performance in reducing heat loss and condensation in your home, as well as preventing your sills and window dressings from going mouldy. You can pick up a kit from your local Mitre 10 or Bunnings.

Window insulation film is only designed to last one season, but it may remain intact for several years if your windows are in good condition and the film is undisturbed. Just be aware that adhesive tape used on the film may leave a stain if you leave it on for longer than one season.

Tips for installing
Installing DIY window insulation film is relatively easy - you only need a pair of scissors and a hair dryer.
• Make sure your window frames are dry and the paint is in good condition to avoid condensation forming inside the air gap.
• For wooden windows, applying a bead of sealant like silicone along the glass edge will further reduce the risk of moisture creeping into the air gap.
• Make sure your window pane is clean and streak free before putting the insulation up.

Step 1: Clean the Window
Clean the window thoroughly with an ammonia-based window cleaner and wipe it dry using a squeegee. Make sure that all of the window cleaner is wiped off, as it will dissolve the adhesive on the window film.

Step 2: Wet the glass with a light spray of water and baby shampoo
Fill a spray bottle with water and add a couple of drops of baby shampoo. Spray the mixture onto the window. This mixture helps the film stick to the window but still lets you slide the film around so you can fit it properly into the corners before the mixture dries.

Step 3: Measure and trim the film to size
Measure the window to see how large an area you need to cover, allowing at least two centimetres overlap for all four sides. Roll the window film out onto a flat horizontal surface and trim to size. Before you put the film on the window, start peeling the backing off the sticky side of the film. Use masking tape on both sides of one corner to get the peeling started.

Step 4: Put the window film onto the window
Once you’ve peeled off the top five to ten centimetres of backing, move the film up to the surface of the window. Start by putting the top two corners in place. Once the film is sitting in a good position you can slowly start to take the rest of the backing off.

Step 5: Remove the backing from window film as you go
Slowly peel the backing off in stages. Use a squeegee to flatten the film out onto the window as you go. Start the squeegee in the centre of the window and push out to the edges. As you work down the window, use the spray bottle to keep the surface as moist as possible. It will give you a much smoother finish.

Step 6: Remove the air bubbles from the window film
Once the squeegee has got the larger bubbles out, use the small plastic scraper to remove any smaller bubbles. You can work out any small pockets of water at the same time. Whatever small amounts of moisture are left will work with the adhesive on the film to create a bond to the window.

Step 7: Give the window film a final trim

When all the bubbles are out, take a sharp blade and give the film a final trim at the edges of the window. Once you’ve trimmed the edges, give the film one final scrape with the small plastic scraper. Tuck the corners in as hard as you can, squeegeeing towards the outside, working out the last remnants of water.



Remember Curtain Clean can help with those mouldy curtains, give us a call on 0800 579 0501 to find your local shop.

We would love to see or hear about your finished projects if you give them a try, please get in touch and let us know!

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19 days ago

Bedspread

Karen from Marewa

Beautiful Matlesse bedspread. 100% cotton. Made in Portugal. Measures 260x275 to fit queen size bed. Unfortunately it is too big for my bed but maybe right measurements for the new higher beds. Colour is beige. This is brand new never been used normally over $350 new. Phone or text 0212111530.

Price: $150

19 days ago

Quilt

Karen from Marewa

Lovely king size Wallace Cotton quilt. Measures 265x240. Will fit king or super king bed. Comes with two pillowslips. Grey one side striped on the reverse. Cotton wadding, near new, surplus to requirements, smoke free home $150. message or phone 0212111530

Price: $150

21 days ago

Next Antique Auction

Todd Foster from Maidens & Foster Auctioneers Ltd

Antique Auction Date Set - Thursday 16th July 10am. Prelim photos follow.
Entries Welcome Now - Closing 10 July.
NB. Weekly Estate Auctions Continue Wednesday 10am. Photos Monday

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20 days ago

yum

Dave from Maraenui

just for u

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20 days ago

Banana boxes

Kelly from Pirimai

Does anyone have any banana boxes they are wanting to get rid of? Thanks

20 days ago

Have you got an indoor jungle? You could be a Houseplant Hero!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Got an urban jungle in right in your own home? Can't stop with the hoyas? Friends claim you're addicted to indoor plants? Send us photos! The winner of our Houseplant Hero 2020 competition will receive $500 worth of Yates products and $300 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Two runners-up will… View moreGot an urban jungle in right in your own home? Can't stop with the hoyas? Friends claim you're addicted to indoor plants? Send us photos! The winner of our Houseplant Hero 2020 competition will receive $500 worth of Yates products and $300 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Two runners-up will get $250 worth of Yates products and $150 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Here's how to enter the competition.

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20 days ago

Te Awanga / Haumoana

Connie from Havelock North

I have buyers who are passionate about owning property in Te Awanga / Haumoana. I have recently sold 2 properties in Te Awanga and both had multiple offers! Families are waiting to get into these areas.
If you are thinking of selling, please contact Connie Cawood NOW on 027 688 1608 or … View more
I have buyers who are passionate about owning property in Te Awanga / Haumoana. I have recently sold 2 properties in Te Awanga and both had multiple offers! Families are waiting to get into these areas.
If you are thinking of selling, please contact Connie Cawood NOW on 027 688 1608 or connie.cawood@raywhite.com

#yourDEDICATEDrealestateagent

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21 days ago

Experience the Ryman Care Difference

Ryman Healthcare Limited

People often tell us they ‘feel the difference’ when they visit a Ryman care centre, and we’d love to share that with you. As a first port of call, our ‘Experience the Care Difference’ guide helps to paint a picture of the care, kindness and comfort that our care centres provide. Where … View morePeople often tell us they ‘feel the difference’ when they visit a Ryman care centre, and we’d love to share that with you. As a first port of call, our ‘Experience the Care Difference’ guide helps to paint a picture of the care, kindness and comfort that our care centres provide. Where care is customised to suit your needs.

Get your free copy here.
Learn more

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22 days ago

Oh dear what a sad and serious matter much concern for those affected.

Bruce from Napier South

www.nzherald.co.nz...
How sad it must be for superannuitants with surplus funds not getting the returns they expected from their investments. Should we pause for a while and reflect on their harm while thousands are unemployed, others being bankrupted or financially diminished by Covid 19.

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21 days ago

sundays treat

Dave from Maraenui

good old sundy grub

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