Brookfield, Tauranga

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2 days ago

PakNSave Voucher Scam

Diane from Mount Maunganui

Email came through this morning from JustNZDeals saying you've won a $50 PakNSave voucher. Even showed several stickman pics with it. What gave it away is asking to pay $1 to claim your voucher. Rang PaknSave who confirmed it's not legit. Don't be fooled by them even giving your … View moreEmail came through this morning from JustNZDeals saying you've won a $50 PakNSave voucher. Even showed several stickman pics with it. What gave it away is asking to pay $1 to claim your voucher. Rang PaknSave who confirmed it's not legit. Don't be fooled by them even giving your name.

1 hour ago

Is your child struggling with strategies?

NumberWorks'nWords Tauranga

Our franchisee Michelle from NumberWorks'nWords Silverdale discussing the battle of maths and the rationale behind all the strategies our kids are exposed to in the classroom.

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1 hour ago

Ladys NIKE sports tops

Margaret Jean from Mount Maunganui

DRI - FIT size S - $8 each (purple and orange ones)

THE NIKE TREE black one size S - new-$10

Price: $810

1 hour ago

JIGSAWS

Margaret Jean from Mount Maunganui

2 x Puzzle Patch - (Ravensburger) Giant 2-sided Floor Puzzles-46 pieces - 3+ age suitable
1. 'Beautiful Gardens' 2. 'Silly Silly Sea'
1x 'Bob The Builder' Giant Floor Puzzle - 24 pieces - 3+ age suitable
All in Ex condition

Price: $5

3 hours ago

How to choose the right Curtain Lining

Owner from Curtain Clean BOP Ltd

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. Professionally fitted, lined drapery can reduce window heat loss by 40-60% when closed*. Working all … 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. Professionally fitted, lined drapery can reduce window heat loss by 40-60% when closed*. Working all year round, lined drapery is an important tool in creating a thermal insulation barrier.


Today we look at the advantages, types and options of drapery lining.

There are many advantages to drapery lining:
1. Creation of a thermal insulation layer.
2. Protects soft furnishings from sun damage.
3. Resistance to dust and mildew.
4. Creates a dark room environment (dim or black out).
5. Prolongs the appearance and life of your drapes as lining helps protect the fabric from harmful UV rays.
6. Improves drapability.
7. Stronger acoustic properties with more layers.


NOTE: In a hot climate, lining helps to reduce heat transfer into the room.

TYPES OF DRAPERY LINING

There are several different types of lining which can be chosen based on the requirements of each drapery installation.

THERMAL
One layer (1 Pass) of coated acrylic suede compound is known as thermal lining. It offers the advantages of insulation and energy savings, helping to keep rooms’ warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It is important to understand that a certain amount of light will pass into the room with this construction. As with all quality linings, thermal lining not only protects soft furnishings from fading, they are also treated to resist mildew and enables good drapability.
The manufacturing process of a thermal lining involves a thermal coating being applied directly to the reverse side of the fabric to reduce the amount of harmful ultraviolet light passing through the fabric, whilst increasing the insulation.

BLACKOUT
Three layers (3 Pass) of coated acrylic suede compound is known as ‘blackout’ thermal lining. This process offers the same benefits of thermal lining but also totally eliminates light penetration. Blackout lining naturally minimizes the risk of natural flaws in the fabric from showing through. It also adds body to the fabric and provides a good stable base for roman blinds.
TIP: when drawing your curtains during the day, a blackout lining will ensure the colour of your main drape isn’t saturated/washed out by sunlight.

DIMOUT / TRIPLE WEAVE
Unlike coated linings, a dimout lining is a woven construction which allows a small amount of light to pass through – hence the name ‘dimout’ as opposed to ‘blackout’. It is a popular lining in both commercial and residential applications due to its affordability, washability and noise reduction properties. It has a soft, thick handle which adds fullness to a light weight fabric such as silk and taffeta.
TIP: Darker dimouts achieve a higher degree of light reduction than lighter colours.

INTERLINING
Interlining adds body and fullness to lightweight fabrics such as silk and taffeta. Its composition is typically either a blend of polyester/viscose/cotton or 100% napped cotton. Interlining also improves insulation and acoustic properties of a room through noise reduction and provides extra protection from harmful UV rays. It works as additional padding for headboards and pelmets when used between the face fabric and lining.

SILICONE
Advancements in technology have led to coated lining layers being made of a silicone compound, which creates a soft agile handle and has the added benefit of not eliciting or holding any loose dust as experienced with acrylic suede lining. Silicone backed lining is a coated lining product with three layers of silicone on one side, providing protection from elements such as sun and moisture. This product is also washable, making it easier to maintain, however it cannot be dry-cleaned.

NOTE FOR COATED LININGS:
For both thermal coated and blackout coated linings, the coated side of the fabric must face the glass to maximize UV and mildew resistant properties.
Thermal lining and blackout lining is NOT machine washable, it may be gently hand washed if necessary, drip dried with coated surfaces facing out. Professional cleaning by a specialist is the recommended option.

ATTRIBUTES

FIRE RETARDANT

Linings with fire retardant attributes have either had a treatment applied to the yarn/fabric retrospectively or the fibre/yarns used to produce the fabric have been engineered to possess inherent FR characteristics. FR linings meet all government requirements/standards and are suitable for residential and commercial use.

OEKO-TEX
ENVIRONMENTALLY BETTER - Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is an independent international certification. Linings that carry this certification mean that the fabric is free from harmful substances and safe for people and the environment. For more information visit oeko-tex.com/standard100.

Interested in adding a lining to your existing curtains? We can help with that! Call us on 0800 579 0501 to book in.

20 hours ago
1 day ago

Plastic Free July

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Day two of Plastic Free July - awesome if you’re joining in! 👏

You could make a big difference by swapping cling film for plastic free alternatives. Containers are great to store leftovers, and using a tea towel or beeswax wrap instead of cling film is pretty simple. You’ve got this! ⭐️… View more
Day two of Plastic Free July - awesome if you’re joining in! 👏

You could make a big difference by swapping cling film for plastic free alternatives. Containers are great to store leftovers, and using a tea towel or beeswax wrap instead of cling film is pretty simple. You’ve got this! ⭐️

Click the link and watch the video to get some great ideas on how to reduce your plastic footprint.

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1 day ago

Introducing NZ made eco felted soap

Brandon Vickers from Bruntwood Lane

Hi everyone!

With the increasing demand for health conscious, sustainable products, we've been working on a new product over lockdown called eco felted soap. It's a NZ made triple milled coconut and olive oil based bar encased in Corriedale wool sourced from Ashburton.

The Corriedale … View more
Hi everyone!

With the increasing demand for health conscious, sustainable products, we've been working on a new product over lockdown called eco felted soap. It's a NZ made triple milled coconut and olive oil based bar encased in Corriedale wool sourced from Ashburton.

The Corriedale wool encasing our eco bar is gently exfoliating and extends the lifetime of the bar. Each bar lasts over 4 weeks. With no added artificial fragrances, synthetic chemicals or colours our bars are environmentally friendly and all materials are biodegradable.

We've used ingredients backed by scientific evidence to provide the most skin beneficial palm oil-free soap.

This eco felted soap is designed for those with sensitive skin and skin allergies. If you're not a fan of using petroleum based body washes and scrub, give us a go :)

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3 days ago

How affordable is travel within NZ?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities … View moreHi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities within your budget. Do you think accommodation providers and tourism operators are doing enough to entice New Zealanders to explore their backyard? Please let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.

1 day ago

Paying for parking

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Text-a-park is no longer available at our parking machines.

There are still plenty of easy ways to pay using the PayMyPark app, cash and card 👍

For more information on ways to pay for parking check out our website
www.tauranga.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

Exceed Team in Tauranga & Mount Maunganui

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Hi neighbours,
Have you seen our billboard in Mount Maunganui?
You can see it on your way from the Mount to Tauranga on Hewletts road... Check it out!

If you need your windows & doors repaired around Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and surrounding areas, head to our website and see how Phil, Mike … View more
Hi neighbours,
Have you seen our billboard in Mount Maunganui?
You can see it on your way from the Mount to Tauranga on Hewletts road... Check it out!

If you need your windows & doors repaired around Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and surrounding areas, head to our website and see how Phil, Mike and Tracy can help you.

1 day 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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9 days ago

Woman@work Ltd You need it done we can do it. Vacate, Exit & Spring cleans & Gardens

Debra-lee Julian from Woman@Work Ltd

Do you need a GARDENER or HOME CLEANER?
WE ARE LOCAL AND WE ARE AVAILABLE 🌹
Check out our business page here on neighbourly..
Garden cleanup, Garden improvements, Pruning, hedges, Greenery Removal.
Spring cleans,Vacate cleans, Exit cleans.
Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly Gardening Maintenance.
View more
Do you need a GARDENER or HOME CLEANER?
WE ARE LOCAL AND WE ARE AVAILABLE 🌹
Check out our business page here on neighbourly..
Garden cleanup, Garden improvements, Pruning, hedges, Greenery Removal.
Spring cleans,Vacate cleans, Exit cleans.
Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly Gardening Maintenance.
Weekly, Fortnight cleans.

1 day ago

Attention: Welcome Bay residents

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Update July 2pm - The water main is now fixed and supply to Welcome Bay is back to normal. Thank you to everyone who made an effort to conserve water!

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Welcome Bay residents are … View more
Update July 2pm - The water main is now fixed and supply to Welcome Bay is back to normal. Thank you to everyone who made an effort to conserve water!

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Welcome Bay residents are urged to conserve water for the next 24 hours. 

We are working hard on fixing a complicated water mains break. This issue is reducing our ability to supply water into the Welcome Bay area and may be causing low pressure in Welcome Bay as well as Papamoa.

We are asking Welcome Bay residents to conserve water where possible for the next 24 hours, to ease pressure on supply in the area.

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1 day ago

Wanted Clothing and Bric Brac

Craig from Mount Maunganui

We urgently need quality winter clothing and household items especially kitchen items. We have a large number of backpackers and seasonal workers in Tauranga at the moment who are in need of extra layers of clothing. Please drop off at the Red Cross on Maunganui Road next door to Barry Muir … View moreWe urgently need quality winter clothing and household items especially kitchen items. We have a large number of backpackers and seasonal workers in Tauranga at the moment who are in need of extra layers of clothing. Please drop off at the Red Cross on Maunganui Road next door to Barry Muir Furniture. Many thanks for your time.

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