News that will make you laugh

Sick and tired of gloomy news? Check out these fake news websites for a real good laugh!

Are you sick and tired of gloomy news day in and out? Nothing but murder, bloodshed, lies and deception?

Well here is some good news for you! I have checked out some fake news websites that will bring a smile back on your face and will make you crave more.

Enjoy the compilation! And if you know a satire news website that is missing, please let me know in the comments below.

Enjoy your news!

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How shade sails can enhance your outdoor space

Shade sails are a great way to make your outdoor space more livable in the summer time. They provide shade and protection from the sun, are versatile and easy to store away.

Does your backyard or deck get really hot in the summer, making it almost impossible to host BBQs or letting the kids play safely outside? You might need to look at getting a shade sail.

They are not only extremely versatile and easy to install. They also give you protection from the elements, including 100% protection from cancer-causing UV rays.

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The benefits of retractable awnings

If you have a business that needs a bit of extra flair, coverage or space for outdoor events, a retractable awning might be the perfect solution for you.

benefits of retractable awnings

One thing I love about blogging is that you always learn something new. When I got asked to write 600 words on retractable awnings I seriously had to get my dictionary out, because I had no idea what on earth an awning is.

However, researching facts and pictures, of course I had an idea of what they were, and learning a bit more about them was quite interesting.

I don’t own a business that needs a retractable awning, but I’m sure if you are a business owner and you’re looking for something that creates more flair or gives you extra coverage or space for outdoor events, a retractable awning might be the perfect solution for you.

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Choosing the right colour for your roof

Whether you’re building a new house or whether your current roof needs a bit of TLC. When it comes to painting your roof your want to get it right the first time, and choosing the right colour for your roof is not as easy as you may think.

choosing the right colour for your roof

When you’re picking out shingles or tiles for your roof, or when you’re renovating and wanting to repaint your roof, choosing the right colour is not as easy as you think.

Depending on the kind of roof, your options can be limited. You also have to consider the existing colour scheme of your exterior walls, of your pipes and the gutter system.

I have compiled a list of things that will help you choose the right colour for your roof, depending on your needs and your budget.

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How to attract TUI to your garden

Tui are not only beautiful birds with a very unique melody. They also help spread seeds of trees and flowers, playing an important role in New Zealand wildlife and ensuring that native shrubs and trees keep thriving.

how to attract tui to your garden

The tui is one of New Zealand’s most iconic birds. It looks stunning, has a song that can melt your heart – and it also plays a vital role in New Zealand’s eco system.

Tui are very busy spreading seed pods and flower pods around to ensure that threes and shrubs continue to thrive.

These birds are known to fly more than 10 kilometers to feast, and if you want to attract them to your garden, you can do so by planting a certain variety of trees that tui simply can’t resist.

If you would like to find out which they are, please follow the link below.

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How to protect tree roots

If you have lots of trees in your garden, you will be familiar with regular maintenance to ensure they stay healthy. However, are you also looking after the tree roots? Here is what you can and should to if you want to keep your trees happy.

how to protect tree roots

I have been busy these summer holidays and have worked on a few blogs for local businesses. Today’s article is about tree roots and why it is important to protect them.

Learn in a few simple steps how to ensure your tree stays happy and healthy, and why a tree’s root system is so super important for its overall wellbeing.

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Relay for Life 2019

In preparation for Relay for Life 2019 I have started a raffle where the winner takes away $200 in cash!!! Please support my fundraising campaign and make a donation towards the Cancer Society Northland.

$200 CASH PRIZE!!!

As some of you may know, I am getting ready for Relay for Life 2019 to support the Cancer Society Northlandand the amazing work they do to support people suffering from cancer and their whānau.

If you would to support this cause, I am currently running a raffle(*). I have got 40 tickets up for grabs. They are $20 or 3 for $50. Simply leave your lucky number in the comments below and I will send you payment details.

The winner will be drawn once all tickets are sold or the night of Relay (last weekend in March), whichever happens first.

If your number gets drawn, you win $200 cash!!!

If $20 is too much for you, but you would still like to make a donation, please head over to my fundraising page and leave as little or as much as you can. Every dollar is highly appreciated.

https://rflnorthland2019.everydayhero.com/nz/mara

Thank you everyone 

(*) This raffle is not endorsed by any social media platform, nor the Cancer Society. Cash prize is paid out in New Zealand dollars, hence the winner needs to reside in New Zealand. For further questions please contact me.

Selling weight loss products online

If you’re planning on selling weight loss products online, have a look at the DOs and DON’Ts to ensure you start out successfully.

weight loss earn money

The following blog post was once again written for Energise, It was particularly interesting for me because as part of running my own health & wellness business with Arbonne, I am recommending and selling products are designed to help people achieve and maintain their weight goals.

So, are you working in an industry where selling weight loss products is part of your everyday tasks? Then you might find this one just as valuable.

I have looked at some do’s and don’ts, and have compiled a list of things you can and should be doing to help you become more successful.

As usual, I would appreciate any feedback! Simply leave them in the comments below or flick me a message.

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Rice art and jewellery

Have you ever seen messages written on rice? In Ancient Turkey and India artisans used to be able to write up to 200 words on a single grain!

your name on a grain of rice

This article was a promotional one I recently did for Writers Academy. It’s a short piece on rice art and rice jewelry. Have you ever seen messages or names engraved on something as tiny as a single grain of rice? You can read a bit more about that tradition here.

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