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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.

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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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One ball, two matches

Would you like to know how you can play 2 soccer matches with just one ball? BOLA is the most influential soccer ball, helping children all around the world. And you can be part of it…

Here is my latest article that just got published 🤩 Having grown up in a soccer nation, I was particularly fond of writing this one. One ball, two matches. Do you want to find out more?

Please read and share! The more people read my articles, the more work I will get ❤ thank you!

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Ways to create a passive income on a tight budget

Would you like to make your money work for you without having to invest too much? Here are some ideas on how to create a passive income and make your savings grow over time.

ways to earn a passive income on a tight budget

Wouldn’t we all like more money to spend on vacations, luxury items, a new car and everything else our heart desires?

Unfortunately, unless you win the lottery or have the funds to invest into projects with a fast and high return, your dreams will always stay just that. Dreams.

Most of us will have to keep slaving away, following the 9 to 5 grind, in the hope that one day we will have enough savings to get at least a little step closer to those dreams.

However, here is the good news. You can create one or several passive income streams that over time will help increase your assets. You invest a little time and money in the beginning, then sit back and relax while you watch your returns come back.

There are several ways to create a passive income on a tight budget. Not everything might be right for you, but there’s bound to be something on the list we compiled that suits you and will help you achieve your financial goals.

Note: This article was meant to be published on an external website. Unfortunately I happened to run into a black sheep that never intended to pay for the work I did. So if you find this article anywhere else on the web… it’s MINE!

Vodafone’s big shutdown

Have you got a website or email address with Vodafone? Then this will be of great interest to you. Vodafone is shutting down several services by the end of February 2019. Find out if you are affected.

vodafone shutdown email website domain registration hosting telecommunication

This one was a bit tricky to write, as I had no idea about any of this.

But I managed to write up an article mostly for business owners that are affected by Vodafone shutting down their email, web hosting and domain name registration and hosting services by the end of 2019.

If you’re a business owner in New Zealand who has a website, email or domain on any of the Vodafone servers, you might want to read this to see how it affects you and what you can do if you don’t want to lose your data.

The article was written for Energise.

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