A reader has written in asking if anyone has ideas for fun, no or low-cost activities for a child’s party. If you have some ideas, new and old, that will make for a memorable kids’ party then let us know. We like the idea of themed parties, like a mad scientist theme, where kids dress […]
Lo from Auckland has a question. “Can anyone recommend a good biodegradable bathroom cleaner, that is cheap and doesn’t require too much elbow grease!”
Does anyone own a Westie dog who has a very bad itch and found something that either cures it or relieves the scratching? We have been advised to put ours on steroids for the rest of his life and really don’t want to. Westies are prone to a bad itch so we have been told […]
BT from Rotorua asks: “Regarding your article on NZ native spinach, can this be used raw in a salad, or does it have to be cooked? I like spinach in my green salads.” It can be used in the same way one would use spinach. Some people recommend boiling the leaves for two to three minutes […]
Could anyone advise me as to how to keep birds from messing on outside furniture other than buying covers? Pal, Christchurch.
Lorraine from Whangarei has a question. “How can you check if your appliances are power hungry?” Do you have any ideas for Lorraine?
Can anyone suggest how to keep other people’s cats out of my yard? I have hedges and wire fencing but it doesn’t stop them getting in. Lyne, Whangarei
JS of Auckland asks, “I remember hearing of an old WW2 recipe to bulk out butter to make it go further. Does anyone have a copy of that recipe to share? It would be very handy as the price of butter now is getting out of hand.” To find the answer we consulted an expert, […]
Sokretes, from Mount Maunganui asks, How do I clean oil stains from concrete?
Sokretes from Mount Maunganui would like some suggestions for cleaning oil stains from concrete.