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Reader tips and a question from the UK

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:59 pm | Oily Rag

A few weeks back we extolled the virtues of backyard chickens. However, the Auckland Council has just released proposed controls for livestock in urban areas: keeping more than six chickens, a rooster, ducks, geese, a goat, or a sheep will require ... More >>

Oily Rag - Kid’s money

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 4:04 pm | Oily Rag

Its school holidays and a time to give young ones even more attention than they already receive. An excellent letter has prompted us to think about kid’s money. More >>

Oily Rag - Beautiful Broccoli

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 11:32 am | Oily Rag

The NZ Herald recently ran an article celebrating the health properties of broccoli. It’s fair to say that broccoli is a staple for the oily rag garden. It’s easy to grow, provides all year round, and it’s easy to use in the kitchen. On top of ... More >>

Oily Rag - Happy Chooks

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 2:11 pm | Oily Rag

A few weeks back we went to the annual poultry and pigeon show put on by our local breeders association. A queue of eager patrons extended well into the car park, and when the doors opened there was a rush towards the For Sale section (like retail ... More >>

Cleaners, heaters and more

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 3:03 pm | Oily Rag

This week we have more creative money saving tips from readers, including lots of cleaning tips and ways to save money on heating costs. More >>

Oily Rag - Milk, tots and teens

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 3:37 pm | Oily Rag

This week we dip into our mailbox and find great ways to save on the milk money and we have some money saving suggestions for tots and teens. More >>

Dog beds, sneaky snails, and glasshouses

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 1:25 pm | Oily Rag

This week we take a lucky dip into the oily rag mail bag to share some of the many money saving tips we have received by email and post. More >>

Oily rag mailbag

Friday, 2 May 2014, 1:28 pm | Oily Rag

Last week we asked readers to help out with a couple of questions. True to form the oily rag community rallied around with suggestions. More >>

Oily rag Q & A

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 1:54 pm | Oily Rag

Frugal people tend to ask a lot of questions, sometimes quite unusual questions. Here are a couple you may be able to help with. More >>

Frugal fashion week

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 1:42 pm | Oily Rag

New Zealand Fashion Week 2014 is not until August but we thought we would pass on some oily rag tips on how to look fashionable without high cost. In fact we would not be at all surprised to see a “Frugal Fashions” category slinking down the ... More >>

Oily Rag - A right royal feast

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:29 pm | Oily Rag

The nation is gripped with a right royal occasion, and what an occasion it is! The William, Kate and George show has everything a fairy tale could hope to have: a charming couple, a bouncy baby, pomp, pageantry, secret locations and traditional welcomes ... More >>

Paddling pumpkins and mailbox tips

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 11:12 am | Oily Rag

There is something very likeable about giant pumpkins. The thing we most like is that growing giant pumpkins is a great way to get families and communities excited about gardening! More >>

Backyard gardening and renting appliances

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 12:04 pm | Oily Rag

Denise from Auckland has sent us this great letter about growing a backyard garden. She shows what can be done to transform a tough back-yard section into a productive garden providing fresh vegetables at little or no cost. Here’s her letter. More >>

Oily Rag - Preserving the summer harvest

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 11:56 am | Oily Rag

Summer is the time to fill your pantry shelves and freezer with food to last you through to the next growing season. It’s a matter of dollars and sense for the frugal family because fruit and vegetables are cheapest when they are abundant - ... More >>

Oily Rag - Money saving tips for students

Friday, 7 February 2014, 11:25 am | Oily Rag

For most of us the holidays are now a merely a pleasant but fading memory – it’s back to work or study. Being the start of the school and university year, it’s worth reminding students how to save money on a limited or non-existent income. More >>

Frugal ways pay - Oily Rag

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 3:22 pm | Oily Rag

This week we have more reader tips and we revise some of the basics to save you lots of dollars. More >>

Tips for oily rag readers

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 12:17 pm | Oily Rag

It seems summer is a busy time in the oily rag garden. We have received lots of interesting gardening tips to share, as well as others that are sure to appeal - or at least titillate! And don’t forget that if you have a favourite oily rag tip that works ... More >>

Oily Rag - Jingle bells without the jingle bills

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 11:32 am | Oily Rag

Oily raggers are really good at making Christmas an occasion without the cost. Here are some tips for those looking for creative ways to celebrate Christmas. More >>

Oily Rag: Xmas pav’ and kai

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 1:03 pm | Oily Rag

It’s only a few weeks until summer and one can feel a sense of urgency building as people start thinking about sun, sand and an oily rag Christmas! Lots of oily raggers will be planning something special so here are a couple of ideas. More >>

Waste not, want not

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 12:59 pm | Oily Rag

Oily raggers are not the sort of people to let anything go to waste. It is no surprise that they have lots of ideas to make the most of what others throw out. Here are some suggestions for plastics, paper and tyres. More >>

 

 

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