Omanawa, Omanawa

10 days ago

Reverse Equity Mortgage gives you options.

SBS Bank

Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the … View more
Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the flexible loan means regular payments aren’t required and you can repay all or some of the loan at any time.

For more details visit our website, contact your local SBS branch or call 0800 727 2265.

Eligibility Criteria, Terms and Conditions, and fees apply.
Find out more

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10 days ago

For Sale

Lynn from Greerton - Parkvale

I put up a brand new Archgola @ $200 a sheet - see pic attached.
I have put some clear sheets between so I have 3 sheets for sale called
Polycarbonate Greca Style Sheeting Roofing
Will sell $150 a sheet
Phone Lynn
0273164840

Price: $150

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11 days ago

HAS THE RAINY SEASON ARRIVED?

Daisy Doggie Daycare and Grooming

Are you going to leave your fur baby locked outside all day or locked up inside all day? Why not use Daisy Doggie Daycare. T&C apply. Small dog Centre. 027 530 5319

10 days ago

Inside New Zealand's hidden cave hotels

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

From Waikato to the Bay of Islands, we reveal three subterranean secret spots you can escape to #backyourbackyard

14 days ago

Property Update

Tracey from Tracey Dean - Eves Real Estate Tauranga

An interesting interview between EVES General Manager and Realestate.co.nz to update us on whats happening in the market. If you would like to find out more about listing your property for sale phone me today 0274621566

11 days ago

DIY Dream come true

Tracey from Tracey Dean - Eves Real Estate Tauranga

DIY-enthusiasts will save time and money when new rules come into force which scrap building consent requirements for low-risk projects.

12 days ago

Over 65? We want to hear from you!

The Team from ACC New Zealand

We are looking for feedback from Neighbourly members throughout New Zealand on their health and wellbeing - and whether they saw our recent programme with TVNZ, Healthy For Life.

We'd love you to take our survey. It'll only take a couple of minutes.
Take the survey

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12 days ago

Are you a local business needing support?

Support Local Shop Local

We're proud to be working with our friends at Stanley Street to help support all New Zealand businesses in these troubled times.

We think you'll love these free Support Local toolkits. If you spot one of these in a window of a business near you (or on your takeaway coffee cup!) … View more
We're proud to be working with our friends at Stanley Street to help support all New Zealand businesses in these troubled times.

We think you'll love these free Support Local toolkits. If you spot one of these in a window of a business near you (or on your takeaway coffee cup!) you'll know you're helping a proudly local company.
Find out more

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12 days ago

Answers to your property price questions

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, we're all feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic right now, but lots of you have told us you're especially concerned about its effects on property prices in NZ. That's why we asked Quotable Value's general manager David Nagel to join us for a … View moreHey neighbours, we're all feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic right now, but lots of you have told us you're especially concerned about its effects on property prices in NZ. That's why we asked Quotable Value's general manager David Nagel to join us for a live Q&A to help answer your property questions.

We had a huge response, so if you sent in a question or dropped in for the chat, thank you. If you missed it, you can still check out the recap, here.

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13 days ago

A little kindness goes a long way

AMI Insurance

We know that the more kindness there is, the better the world gets. So let’s keep the kindness going by driving a little kinder, keeping an eye on the neighbour’s place while they are away and checking in on Nan.

It’s what makes New Zealand the kinda place we like to live because a little… View more
We know that the more kindness there is, the better the world gets. So let’s keep the kindness going by driving a little kinder, keeping an eye on the neighbour’s place while they are away and checking in on Nan.

It’s what makes New Zealand the kinda place we like to live because a little kindness goes a long way.
Learn more

14 days ago

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

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

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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14 days ago

Do you work late into the night?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

We are looking for someone who works nights or evening shifts in the Rotorua / Bay of Plenty area who would be happy to be interviewed and filmed while going about their duties next week. This is for a story on people who work to keep the country running while the rest of us sleep or relax at home.… View moreWe are looking for someone who works nights or evening shifts in the Rotorua / Bay of Plenty area who would be happy to be interviewed and filmed while going about their duties next week. This is for a story on people who work to keep the country running while the rest of us sleep or relax at home. Please contact senior journalist Andrea Vance at: andrea.vance@stuff.co.nz

15 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.

15 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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16 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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