Burbush - Rotokauri, Hamilton

56 days ago

Dogs to be on a lead at all times

The Team from Hamilton City Council

With more than 12,000 registered dogs here in Hamilton, we understand how important it is they get their daily exercise.

For your safety and that of your four-legged friends please keep your dogs on a leash at all times. This includes at our off-lead dog parks across the city.

It's all about… View more
With more than 12,000 registered dogs here in Hamilton, we understand how important it is they get their daily exercise.

For your safety and that of your four-legged friends please keep your dogs on a leash at all times. This includes at our off-lead dog parks across the city.

It's all about doing our part and keeping everyone safe.

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54 days ago

Broadcast kindness messages on TV with AM!

AMI Insurance

Right now, kindness is more important than ever. So we’re handing over our TV and social media ads to help send messages of kindness and thanks around New Zealand. Broadcast your message of kindness at KindCast.co.nz Find out more

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54 days ago

Use official news sources

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The effect of misinformation, myths and gossip can be stopped in its tracks if we all use official news sources. Myths can often be difficult to spot, so we encourage you to only use official news sources at this time https://covid19.govt.nz/.

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58 days ago

Police call for neighbourly calm

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi Neighbours,
The police are urging those with concerns or problems with their neighbours through the lockdown to report them using the 105 number.
The call comes after five people were arrested after a recent neighbourhood brawl in Hamilton street which involved a large group of people, with one … View more
Hi Neighbours,
The police are urging those with concerns or problems with their neighbours through the lockdown to report them using the 105 number.
The call comes after five people were arrested after a recent neighbourhood brawl in Hamilton street which involved a large group of people, with one showing symptoms of coronavirus.
A knife, shovel, hockey stick and baseball bat were reported to have been used in the fight.

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54 days ago

Daylight savings ends this Sunday 😊

Tim from Pukete

Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour this Sunday! You would not want to run late to do absolutely nothing 😆 take care have fun and stay safe 💕

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56 days ago

Countdown online. Poor

Craig from Dinsdale

Well, Placed an online order to be picked up on 01/04. Picked it up and it was short $102.00 of items that were out of stock (items I asked not to be substituted) That is o.k, however, now it is time to get My money back.
I go online & am advised via the computer generated question answerer … View more
Well, Placed an online order to be picked up on 01/04. Picked it up and it was short $102.00 of items that were out of stock (items I asked not to be substituted) That is o.k, however, now it is time to get My money back.
I go online & am advised via the computer generated question answerer that a refund will happen overnight after I receive My invoice. Invoice arrived 12.27am 02/04 so I expect $$$ in account this morning. But NO.

I ring the 0800 and after 1hr 55 minutes wait I get told it may take up to 10 days to be my account!

So, when I tell the genius on the phone "so what, I cannot buy any food for up to 10 days?" He replied "sorry for the inconvenience"

WELL, I will not starve, but what a poor attitude on behalf of Countdown!!!

I WILL now be bulk buying, going many different shops everyday so I can have what I want/need. Their crappy attitude has now forced Me into doing what is against the rules/suggestions.

I originally did not go overboard & buy up all and sundry. (wish I did now though)

If they ain't got the items, why are the allowing them to be purchased? I only went to the Bridge st as Dinsdale did not show the items as available for sale. (well done Dinsdale).

Oh, and on another note: day 5 now since applying for their "priority assistance" but no word.
I guess there assistance is about prioritized as there refunds!

55 days ago

Put your game face on

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

Playing games online isn’t just for the grandkids, we have a whole list of free game websites to keep you entertained; crosswords, jigsaw puzzles and sudoku to name a few.

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55 days ago

LOST CAT

Kathleen from Dinsdale

Posting on behalf of a friend who has lost 'Olive' from Marama Street central Hamilton on 1 April. Olive is an adult black female cat with NO white on her. She is not friendly with strangers. If you see a strange black cat around this area please phone Julie 839 4416 or 022 6224762. Thank… View morePosting on behalf of a friend who has lost 'Olive' from Marama Street central Hamilton on 1 April. Olive is an adult black female cat with NO white on her. She is not friendly with strangers. If you see a strange black cat around this area please phone Julie 839 4416 or 022 6224762. Thank you.

55 days ago

What can I do to shop safely?

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

It’s important that we all try and shop safely as we unite against COVID-19.

Here’s a few things we should all now do, that will help slow the spread of the virus:
• send one person from your household to do the whole shop
• be aware that stores will limit … View more
Dear concerned citizen,

It’s important that we all try and shop safely as we unite against COVID-19.

Here’s a few things we should all now do, that will help slow the spread of the virus:
• send one person from your household to do the whole shop
• be aware that stores will limit numbers to help you keep 2 metres away from others
• be kind to essential workers, and others you’re sharing the shop with
• come with a list so you can get in and out as quickly as possible
• only touch what you want to buy
• if you like, take a soapy towel in a small container to wipe down trolley or basket handles etc
• keep 2 metres away from others, including staff. They need to keep safe too!
• use payWave if you can, not cash
• bag groceries away from others if you can
• take out produce when you get home, and wash first in soapy water to protect against the virus, then rinse to remove any soap residue wipe down packaged goods with a soapy clean towel, then dry
• wash your hands before and after you shop.

Can I bring people in my household with me to buy essential supplies?
You should dedicate one person per household to be the shopper. This is the safest way to get essential supplies, as it reduces the number of people who are out, and helps stop the virus from spreading.

Leaving online shopping to those who need it most
• If you are healthy, or aged under 70, you should go to the supermarket to do your shopping. This leaves online delivery slots free for those that need them most.
• If you’re a parent on your own with children or over 70, move to online shopping if available. This is important for the safety of your children and others – especially essential service providers.
• If that’s not possible, reach out to nearby friends, family or neighbours who can assist you with the shopping and get it to your doorstep. Your local community may also be able to assist, or you can contact your local store – some are putting special systems in place to help.

Thank you
If we all do our bit we’ll get through this. Thank you for working together and staying home. We can, and must stick with it.

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55 days ago

Shop safe. Shop kind. Shop local.

Four Square

While your Four Square-ing, here’s four simple rules for shopping during Level 4.

1. Be prepared so you know what you need

2. Choose your household shopper who’ll pop into Four Square alone.

3. Stay a safe distance from your fellow Four Square-ers and … View more
While your Four Square-ing, here’s four simple rules for shopping during Level 4.

1. Be prepared so you know what you need

2. Choose your household shopper who’ll pop into Four Square alone.

3. Stay a safe distance from your fellow Four Square-ers and staff

4. Use contactless payment where possible
Find out more

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56 days ago

How considerate are your neighbours?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us … View more
Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us to try not to annoy our neighbours, and to be more tolerant ourselves, so here are some easy ways to do just that.

And if you're wondering what makes a good neighbour and what makes a bad one, check out the 12 most annoying neighbour types. How many have you lived next to?

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56 days ago

Mini cold frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

Grow seeds or cuttings during the cooler months with this easy-to-make cold frame painted in Resene Lustacryl.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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56 days ago

Spread facts, not fear

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, … View more
With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, it’s fine to feel a little overwhelmed. To keep up to date with the latest developments and how you can do your bit, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/.
Reach out

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59 days ago

The answer lies in the Italy experience

Paul from Pukete

Why are Jacinda and everybody so hard about the lockdown
The answer lies in the Italy experience and the massive death rate it is experiencing
You have to ask yourself why is Italy getting hit so bloody hard
Well the people in northern Italy have a lot to do with china when Italy opened its … View more
Why are Jacinda and everybody so hard about the lockdown
The answer lies in the Italy experience and the massive death rate it is experiencing
You have to ask yourself why is Italy getting hit so bloody hard
Well the people in northern Italy have a lot to do with china when Italy opened its borders and trade opened up, there was a lot of investment from China particularly in many of the premier brands in Italy
This resulted in an influx of about 100 000 Chinese gaining residence in northern Italy now when Trump shut out all flights from China everybody called him jingoistic or racist but he actually did the right thing
Italy didn't close down flights from China for fear of being called racist as so the flights remained open for some weeks more, much too current their detriment
Now northern Italy has approximately 20% of their residents infected with Covid 19
so it is literally out of control
Researchers out of Cambridge University have done a study and confirmed this
China,s delay in coming clean about the virus, allowed it to get a big head start as well hence the need for the lockdown,expect it to go on for some time
Once we get released from the lockdown enjoy Godzone New Zealand as international travel will take a huge hit that may well last about 3 to 4 years as countries will be reluctant to open their borders
Comment welcome

57 days ago

Calling for 'heroes of the lockdown'

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi neighbours,
We're on the lookout for people who have really stepped-up during the lockdown to help others... or essential workers who have been putting themselves, and families possibly, at risk to ensure others lives are made easier during this period.
If you know of anyone who fits the … View more
Hi neighbours,
We're on the lookout for people who have really stepped-up during the lockdown to help others... or essential workers who have been putting themselves, and families possibly, at risk to ensure others lives are made easier during this period.
If you know of anyone who fits the bill comment below or email news@waikatotimes.co.nz with the subject field "lockdown hero".
Thanks in advance!

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