Requests Help at Home

Kaitaia: Volunteers of all ages welcome at the community garden!

Kia ora Timebankers! Our community garden is not a community garden without a community. Are you interested in sharing your knowledge and experience, and learning from others in a garden context? Are you interested to learn how to grow your own (organic) food? Are you keen to just help out for a couple of hours in the garden on a Tuesday or Thursday morning, and take fresh organic food home? Do you just want to come along to chat about gardening and maybe bring some questions? Our garden is open to all. If you have any questions or want to express interest in joining us, please message us by replying to this request! The garden is behind Kaitaia Community House at 12 Puckey Ave, and open sessions for volunteers are Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8-10AM (summer hours) or 9am - 11am (Winter hours). If that time doesn't work for you but you're still keen to come down, send us a message, and we'll see what we can do!

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Window needs a new frame

My daughter's bedroom window frame looks rotten and may need replacing if it can't be repaired. Advice on how to fix the window would be helpful. All tools and most of the equipment needed is on site.

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Computer repair

Acer touch screen computer needs repair. Doesn't start.

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TOM Hāwera - Garden Help to prune trees in small backyard in town

Variety of trees needing to be pruned. Will require a chainsaw and tools. Ladder supplied. Prunings to be left onsite, would love these to be mulched for my garden.

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Minor electrical work needed - NP based
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Hi, are there any available qualified electricians free to help me in the next month? I want some old lights removed in a bathroom & dining room and looking at installing a new light, an LED mirror and single heat lamp. Please contact with any questions, cheers!

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Iron sheets or pallet wood for a basic backyard compost for lawn clippings!

If there are iron sheets or pallet wood lying around the yard you want to get rid of or don't need, I'm happy to take them off your hands. Uneven size and rust on the iron sheets are fine. DIY advice on how to hammer and nail together will be much appreciated. All tools provided!

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Eltham - New Fencing and fence repairs - we have the tools

We are in desperate need of new fencing and fence repairs on our lifestyle block in Rawhitiroa (just east of Eltham). 

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New Plymouth - Help with exterior windows

i could really do with some help with my exterior windows, i have whats needed, tools and knowledge but not the energy

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Kaitaia-wanting to borrow scaffolding for a building project

Hello, I'm needing scaffolding for a building project in Doubtless Bay. Does anyone have this or know of where I can access/borrow or hire for an affordable price?

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Parua Bay - Seeking advice on plumbing and water system upgrades/improvements

We've just moved into our forever home and it needs some work. I've never had to deal with managing my own water system and while I have ideas of what if like to implement, I could do with experienced advice on how to do so on a practical level. Would love to have someone visit and explain what would be a way to help improve the current rather impractical setup.

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Hāwera - House Cleaner

Semi-regular house cleaning required for small 3 bedroom house. Basics like dusting, vacuuming and mopping. Occasional window cleaning, walls, doors etc. Michelle

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Refugee Family Support

The Refugee Settlement Support Team are looking for help to settle our families into their new life in Ashburton. The families are from Afghanistan and are of Hazara ethnicity. The activities could include general companionship, conversational English language practice, transport, shopping assistance, babysitting, gardening, craft and anything else that would help a family settle into life in New Zealand. For more information, please phone Wendy Hewitt 027 244 7127, email

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Windows and Ranch Sliders need cleaning

We need someone to clean our aluminium windows and ranch sliders please. - we are both in our 80s and I am a wheelchair user.

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Whangaroa- Kerikeri - Garden help at home

I'm after a little help in the garden at home please! There's always something to do, I've got established orchards and herbs, raised vege beds, a glasshouse with seedlings on a 17 acre property. After someone with a little strength for the heavy tasks I can't manage, and also knowledge about plants would be great. Helping with pruning and digging and tidying around the place.   Tuesdays and Thursdays in the mornings would be awesome, for a couple of hours. Please contact to discuss further.

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Whangarei - Staple up reflective insulation barrier in crawlspaces

Hello, I have reflective barrier to help with insulation and moisture.  I was planning to do it myself, but I've had recent issues with my back.  I was going to do some in the attic crawlspace (this just needs to be laid out on top of the insulation.  The more time-consuming will be under the house to staple it up onto the floor joists.  This is hopefully going to reduce moisture issues and improve comfort.  Both are just uncomfortable and awkward in the best of times.  With having some back issues it feels impossible.

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Whangarei - Native plants, seedlings, seeds, mulch, and planting for regenerating bush

Kia ora, This is an ongoing, longer request for support establishing part of a wildlife corridor between the Pukenui and Otaika forests. We are regenerating bush on our property in Maunu, situated between the two reserves. Our priority is converting ~4 hectares of kikuyu-infested paddock into native bush. We've started planting ourselves, but we are going to need help. The long-term plan is to get the property protected in perpetuity as a QEII trust to preserve as wildlife and native bush preserve. The first step is replacing the grass with native plantings. What we are looking for to help make this happen: *Plants - Particularly pioneer species like manuka, kanuka, large harakeke, cabbage trees, Pittosporum crassifolium/karo, whau, red mapou, makomako, lacebark, mahoe, five finger, etc. Do you have a flat of manuka or kanuka seedlings? That can help! Splitting or removing a native? Send it our way! We also have shady marshy areas of paddock which need reforesting. *Mulch - We'll need heaps of mulch to protect our new plantings. Do you know where to get some? Will you have some? Can you dump some here? Unfortunately we don't have a truck for pickup. *Planting - Assuming we can get the requisite plants and mulch, we'll need help getting them in the ground. This is primarily a wintertime activity. *Money? - We've reached out to lots of departments and organizations about grants and funds to get any plants or mulch. Almost everyone is tapped out, or waiting until they get new guidelines for funding next year. We've signed up for notifications for a lot. We've also put in inquiries with private companies that share costs.  Another option is crowd-funding through the community, but we're not currently pursuing that until we've run through the other choices. Thank you, J & E

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I am having problems tuning in my small TV in my bedroom. I have a Freeview box and still can't get stations

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sliding door windows

Hi I would love to have my windows cleaned in my lounge, let me know if this is you

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Cleaner New Plymouth

Can be casual as required and as available. Would love to have someone to do a small house clean every so often. Hoping there is someone out there. Look forward to hearing from you :-)

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Gardening help

I have a large garden and struggling to keep on top of the weeds etc. Unfortunately we live in Westerfield, 20kms out of Tinwald, which may put helpers off, but I can help with petrol costs and you will be rewarded with beautiful scenery and my fridge is always full with refreshments. I'm so desperate I will award double time credits. 

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I have not been able to do any gardening since September last year! I want a gardener who will leave my stinging nettle which I am growing for the Red and Yellow Admiral butterflies caterpillars.

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mulch for garden - in bags (Kaitaia)

Has anyone got good (untreated) mulching material like sawdust, wood shavings, leaf litter etc.? Should be clean as in no chemicals on them as I'd like to use it for the veggie garden. Can provide feed bags. Am too lazy to fill them myself so happy to give more timebank hours :P Happy to pick up. Many thanks.

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Bulk Mulch, Prunings etc

I have space on my driveway to take excess mulch e.g. wood chips, mulched greenwaste, prunings. You can drop these things to me if you need to dump them (spray free only)

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Flowers suitable for drying - Whangarei

I'd love to have freshly picked, seasonal flowers to dry and enjoy in my home. If you have some to spare and would like to earn timebank credits for them then please message me. I am happy to collect from Whangarei area.

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House and pet sitting

Available to house sit and pet sit. Message for more info.

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