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Fresh and frugal markets

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 4:29 pm | Oily Rag

It's been too long since we have reminded readers abut the pleasures of local markets. Spring seems like a great time of the year to do so - when fresh produce is abundant and cheap. More >>

Oily rag Q & A

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 1:06 pm | Oily Rag

The mail bags are bursting with ideas and questions so its time to dig in and see what tips and titbits lie in wait. More >>

Oily Rag: Spring clean attention

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:13 pm | Oily Rag

It's spring and soon to be summer so if you haven’t already done the annual spring clean, there is no time to lose. More >>

Oily Rag - Money matters

Monday, 20 October 2014, 3:42 pm | Oily Rag

It's money week so this week we are going to talk about rhubarb (just kidding)... we are going to talk about how to put more of your money into your pocket and less into someone else’s. More >>

Oily Rag - Dentures and kitchen tips

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 1:00 pm | Oily Rag

This week we have some replies to a reader’s question, and lots of yummy kitchen tips. More >>

Oily Rag - Your Mail

Friday, 26 September 2014, 1:02 pm | Oily Rag

The mail bags are full again, and now that its spring attention is turning to the garden. More >>

Oily Rag: A tree in every backyard

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:17 pm | Oily Rag

A couple of weeks ago TV One's Seven Sharp did a news story about free fruit. With "free" in the subject line, those frugally inclined are likely to remember it. It was about a very nice "mad fruit lady" from Auckland who drives ... More >>

Oily Rag - Going bananas

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 2:30 pm | Oily Rag

Last week we sent out an SOS to the frugal community on behalf of Ruth from Taumarunui and Shelley from Kerikeri, who had asked about the best (that is the best value) place to buying essential oils. More >>

Oily Rag Party Manifesto

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:58 am | Oily Rag

Hoardings have appeared in pastures like spring mushrooms, spending promises and dirty politics fill the air, politicians are making their three-yearly visit to our door to say they are listening instead of saying we should listen - it must be election ... More >>

Oily Rag - Our high five tips

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 12:29 pm | Oily Rag

A reader has asked for a quick summary of some quick and easy ways to save money so we have put together our "top five" money saving tips in some money hungry areas. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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