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5 hours ago

Reduce your home-office energy bills

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With so many of us spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s energy bills are skyrocketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 5 simple, easy to implement ideas and tips for cutting down your domestic power bills to save yourself some cash.
Find out more

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5 hours ago

Do you run a small business?

Stuff Prosper

Business owners consistently show initiative, hard work and resilience - and more than ever over the past few weeks.

Prosper has launched a small business survey to gauge the scale of Covid-19's impact.

It'll only take a few minutes to complete - and will help us, help small … View more
Business owners consistently show initiative, hard work and resilience - and more than ever over the past few weeks.

Prosper has launched a small business survey to gauge the scale of Covid-19's impact.

It'll only take a few minutes to complete - and will help us, help small businesses like yours, in weeks and months to come.
Take the survey

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14 hours ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Waikato!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Waikato, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get … View more
Kia ora Waikato, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇

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18 hours ago

We need to talk about burn-offs and the air quality in the Waikato/Waipa

Matt from Rukuhia

Hi Guys-
I'm concerned about interested in the air quality in Waikato at present. It's been getting worse over the past 10 years, to the extent that now you don't want to walk outside most nights due to the amount of burn-offs which're happening on farms - often containing … View more
Hi Guys-
I'm concerned about interested in the air quality in Waikato at present. It's been getting worse over the past 10 years, to the extent that now you don't want to walk outside most nights due to the amount of burn-offs which're happening on farms - often containing non-wood items such as electronics, polystyrene and plastic.

This is ironic, as NZ has terribly low carbon in our soils, which is a problem for farmers. It would be made much better were the wood in question to be left to rot. And of course contaminating our soils and air with burning electronics is a bad thing.

Some suggestions:
* Woodchipping - woodchipping old trees/branches and either using the output elsewhere or spreading over a paddock so it can rot down quickly, is a good way to add carbon back into soils.
* Leaving to rot - spreading wood around the edges of a paddock and leaving it to rot is a slow option, but doesn't require a lot of effort.
* Firewood collectors - for larger logs, firewood sellers will happily tow them away. Of course, this still puts the wood in the air, rather than in the soil, but at least it keeps someone warm in winter.

For polystyrene/electronics/etc the obvious solution should be the dump or metal recyclers, where you'll get a couple of bucks for your effort at least. For batteries, Grimmer Motors in Hamilton take both household and car batteries and recycle them. Putting plastics and electronics etc in fires should be banned outright, if not prosecuted.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

5 days ago

Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed!

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

This service supports elderly, ill and disabled people living at home who would otherwise struggle to provide healthy meals for themselves.
Volunteering is a fun and rewarding experience. Being a Meals on Wheels driver takes about two hours one day a week, fortnight or month, or even casually … View more
This service supports elderly, ill and disabled people living at home who would otherwise struggle to provide healthy meals for themselves.
Volunteering is a fun and rewarding experience. Being a Meals on Wheels driver takes about two hours one day a week, fortnight or month, or even casually depending on your availability.
For further information please contact us on 07 849 0285 or email: waikato@redcross.org.nz

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1 day ago

Look at these great Local Likes...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hey The Green Grocer & Paeroa Pharmacy! Your neighbours really LIKE you! Check out these awesome shoutouts from your local community. Thanks for being such a special part of your community. Make a Local Like

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4 days ago

Books Wanted!

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

We are currently in search of book donations for our Annual Bookfair!

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1 day ago

English Language Lesson Papers

Priscilla from Morrinsville

Two large A4 Boxes of prepared English as a first/second language lessons and games. Mostly spare and unused, so therefore very clean. Many in A4 plastic sheets. Aimed at around intermediate level but some upper and lower materials. A lot of preparation put into gathering the info together by a … View moreTwo large A4 Boxes of prepared English as a first/second language lessons and games. Mostly spare and unused, so therefore very clean. Many in A4 plastic sheets. Aimed at around intermediate level but some upper and lower materials. A lot of preparation put into gathering the info together by a qualified teacher. Ph 021492294 Morrinsville township.

Price: $50

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1 day ago

CBD Accommodations in Hamilton

Gloria from Morrinsville

-1 min walk to centre place , 2 min walk to WINTEC.
- A very big double bedroom , about 18 sqm
- 2 shower rooms
- only 3 nice men stay there
- Include power, gas, unlimited broadband, furnished
-new flat
Call 0211696403

Negotiable

1 day ago

WIN: A Resene makeover

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, everyone's had a part to play in the fight against Covid-19, but here's a chance to say thanks to someone you know who kept working for the benefit of the rest of us - nurses, doctors, pharmacists, teachers, supermarket employees and many, many more.

We're … View more
Hey neighbours, everyone's had a part to play in the fight against Covid-19, but here's a chance to say thanks to someone you know who kept working for the benefit of the rest of us - nurses, doctors, pharmacists, teachers, supermarket employees and many, many more.

We're giving away three prizes with Resene, each worth more than $500, including a Resene colour consultation, a $350 Resene voucher and the latest Resene fan decks.

So if you know an essential worker who would love one of these prize packs, click here to nominate them.

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1 day ago

Relieves stress and eases aches

Dr Rachna Kumar from Ayuspa: Ayurveda, Beauty & Well-being

For pain relief, muscle tension and joint pain or for stress release and migraine pain-this therapy provide great relief to people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, spondylitis, and frozen shoulders.

Relieves stress and eases aches

PAIN RELIEF (POTLY) Specially designed for … View more
For pain relief, muscle tension and joint pain or for stress release and migraine pain-this therapy provide great relief to people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, spondylitis, and frozen shoulders.

Relieves stress and eases aches

PAIN RELIEF (POTLY) Specially designed for muscular pain or sports injury.

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2 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

If you'd like to receive Blueprint in your inbox each week, subscribe here.
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4 days ago

Will you make the most of changes to DIY rules?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how do you feel about the changes to building consent rules for low-risk home projects?

The government says the change will save homeowners time and money, but pro builder and The Block NZ foreman Peter Wolfkamp, is advising caution if you're planning a DIY sleep-out or … View more
Hey neighbours, how do you feel about the changes to building consent rules for low-risk home projects?

The government says the change will save homeowners time and money, but pro builder and The Block NZ foreman Peter Wolfkamp, is advising caution if you're planning a DIY sleep-out or office. Find out why, here.

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3 days ago

Poll: What do you think of CCTV on private homes?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I'm writing a story about CCTV security cameras on homes, what's the best system, how to install them, and whether or not they're a useful deterrent.
I wondered what you thought about private security cameras. Are they good for the neighbourhood? Or a sign troubled communities?
If … View more
I'm writing a story about CCTV security cameras on homes, what's the best system, how to install them, and whether or not they're a useful deterrent.
I wondered what you thought about private security cameras. Are they good for the neighbourhood? Or a sign troubled communities?
If you've got a strong opinion about them, drop me a line and let me know what you think.

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What do you think of CCTV on private homes?
  • 92.4% Yes, they're OK.
    92.4% Complete
  • 4.6% I'm not sure.
    4.6% Complete
  • 3% No, they're not OK.
    3% Complete
1712 votes
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