Lynmore, Rotorua

20 days ago

Show us your winter snaps!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Bay of Plenty! The days are getting colder and the Neighbourly Snaps campaign is turning up the heat in your region. Show the rest of your neighbours the wintery scenes around your pad or your region. What's your idea of a wintery scene? Post your photo in the comments below ⬇️⬇️

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20 days ago

Meet Sid from SK Barbers

Africa Queen from Africa Queen

Meet Sid from SK Barbers. He will be based at Africa Queen from the 1st July, we are excited to be sharing our space with talented Sid who will offer barber and men’s grooming services (threading and facials) #fresh #faded #SKB enquire now!

21 days ago

#AotearoaOfKindness: Mobilising the kindness DNA

Sarah Macdonald from Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand is mobilising the kindness DNA with our new #AotearoaOfKindness campaign for National Volunteer Week!

We're calling on people to share their stories of acts of kindness. We're calling on people to thank those who have shown acts of kindness that contribute to an … View more
Volunteering New Zealand is mobilising the kindness DNA with our new #AotearoaOfKindness campaign for National Volunteer Week!

We're calling on people to share their stories of acts of kindness. We're calling on people to thank those who have shown acts of kindness that contribute to an Aotearoa of Kindness.

Call to action – keep shaping the world we want to live in:

• Look for where kindness, mahi aroha, work for love, has impacted your life.
• Show your thanks to those people giving kindness and mahi aroha through #AotearoaOfKindness.
• Connect or reconnect with a community or a cause that’s important to you through volunteeringnz.org.nz/finding-volunteer-roles.

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22 days ago

Disability Care Home - Resident Vacancies, Tauranga

Disability Care Home

Totara is a beautiful family-run residential care home for people with intellectual and physical disabilities, located in Tauranga. We have more than 10 years’ experience in providing care to people with disabilities, as well as providing support to their families/whanau.

We currently have one… View more
Totara is a beautiful family-run residential care home for people with intellectual and physical disabilities, located in Tauranga. We have more than 10 years’ experience in providing care to people with disabilities, as well as providing support to their families/whanau.

We currently have one space available in our boutique care home.

To access our service you will need to be referred by a local Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC). Our service is funded by the Ministry of Health.

Please contact Chris on 0275303090 if you have any questions or would like to meet with us.

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22 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?
  • 34.5% Basic - Fold in half three times
    34.5% Complete
  • 39.9% Plush - Fold towards the centre, then in thirds
    39.9% Complete
  • 16.3% Rolled - No folds allowed
    16.3% Complete
  • 9.3% None of the above
    9.3% Complete
1504 votes
22 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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23 days ago

DIY Double Glazing with Insulation Film

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

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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23 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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23 days ago

Safe and secure at Bob Owens

Bob Owens Retirement Village

Hear about how Kathie feels safe and secure at Bob Owens

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24 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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28 days ago

Cable Bay Adventure Park's Skywire ride takes you flying over treetops

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Nelson is home to the world's longest flying fox. Would you give it a go?

26 days ago

Last chance small business owners!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It’s your final chance to grab our 3-month Premium Business Listing for FREE.

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out… View more
It’s your final chance to grab our 3-month Premium Business Listing for FREE.

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out from the rest.

There's no catches and no hidden fees. It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

Grab a FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now. (Feel free to share the news with your fellow small business owners too!)

*offer ends 30th June.
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26 days ago

Celebrate Success

NumberWorks'nWords Rotorua

Children love being recognised for their efforts and achievements – and we love to give them that recognition. We celebrate your child’s maths and English achievements, big and small. Tutoring at NumberWorks’nWords is based on success. Each child feels more confident about themselves as a … View moreChildren love being recognised for their efforts and achievements – and we love to give them that recognition. We celebrate your child’s maths and English achievements, big and small. Tutoring at NumberWorks’nWords is based on success. Each child feels more confident about themselves as a learner when they experience success. Tutors provide positive interaction, certificates are awarded and centre-wide celebration is given when students move up a level. You may have been in the centre and heard the clapping and cheering when this happens. It’s so rewarding to see the smiles on the children’s faces and how proud they are of their achievements.

26 days ago

Impress your neighbours with this garden feature

The Team from Resene ColorShop Rotorua

A simple yet stylish herb planter that uses four differently sized terracotta pots and a selection of cool Resene colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself.

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