Burbush - Rotokauri, Hamilton

66 days ago

Know the signs of a stroke

Stroke Foundation

During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - … View more
During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - Face - Is it drooping on one side?
A - Arm - Is one arm weak?
S - Speech - Is it mixed up, slurred or lost?
T - Take Action - Call 111 immediately.

Think F.A.S.T., act fast, and keep looking out for each other.

Thank you, from the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand.
Learn more

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66 days ago

Send a Level 3 Love Letter to someone you miss

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to … View more
Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to keep them safe, and we want to get through this as a nation by following social distancing and Covid-19 Alert Level 3 rules.

While thousands of people are returning to work, visiting friends and family outside of your bubble may still be off the cards for some time longer.

Do you have a message for someone you can't see in person? A shout out to a sibling or best friend? A much-loved and missed grandparent? A new baby you need to virtually cuddle?

Level 3 Love Letters is an opportunity to share a video message for a loved one on Stuff.

You can upload your video here so we can share it with them and New Zealand

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72 days ago

Alpha Course

The Team from All Saints Community Church

Alpha is a very popular course (100 countries, 100 languages) which introduces the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. An opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a friendly, open and informal online environment. All are welcome to our online course 7.30pm… View moreAlpha is a very popular course (100 countries, 100 languages) which introduces the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. An opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a friendly, open and informal online environment. All are welcome to our online course 7.30pm - 9pm (NZ time) from next Wednesday 6th May. Wednesday nights, 12-16 weeks. Check in to the first one and see if it's for you. No obligation. Heather 0273156031.
Please sign up via the "try-alpha" link below. Enter ‘Hamilton Waikato’ to bring up the ‘Alpha @ Discovery’ course option. There is a red ‘Signup to attend’ selection box lower down on the Discovery course page. See link to Promo Video below. Hope to see you there!

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67 days ago

Luxury Care Suites at Awatere

Oceania from Neighbourly Nz

We understand that things are uncertain right now. If you would like to move into a safe and supportive environment that you can make your own, we are still taking admissions for our Care Suites at Awatere.

Situated in the heart of Hamilton, our Care Suites offer the ultimate combination of … View more
We understand that things are uncertain right now. If you would like to move into a safe and supportive environment that you can make your own, we are still taking admissions for our Care Suites at Awatere.

Situated in the heart of Hamilton, our Care Suites offer the ultimate combination of Rest Home and Hospital care with the creature comforts of home, including an open-plan living area, stylish kitchenette and modern ensuite.

Give us a call to see how we can help.

Awatere is located at 1340 Victoria Street, Beerescourt, Hamilton.
Find out more

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67 days ago

Celebrate a special mum and win!

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

Did your mum transform rainy days into hot chocolate and bad moods into giggles?
Show you care, whether she’s with you or far away.
Enter our Mother’s Day competition before 6 May 2020 for a chance to win!

Too many memories to choose from? Here’s our team with some inspiration.

Follow this … View more
Did your mum transform rainy days into hot chocolate and bad moods into giggles?
Show you care, whether she’s with you or far away.
Enter our Mother’s Day competition before 6 May 2020 for a chance to win!

Too many memories to choose from? Here’s our team with some inspiration.

Follow this link to enter our competition.

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71 days ago
69 days ago

Join Healthy For Life - a new programme for over 65s

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Do you want to be healthy for life? Join us this Saturday 9am on TVNZ 1.

Hosted by Bernice Mene, Healthy for Life is designed to help over 65 year olds work on their strength and balance through an exercise programme called the Super7.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show … View more
Do you want to be healthy for life? Join us this Saturday 9am on TVNZ 1.

Hosted by Bernice Mene, Healthy for Life is designed to help over 65 year olds work on their strength and balance through an exercise programme called the Super7.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the home, keeping your brain active, how to keep up your social links and friendships and advice about healthy eating and sleep during this time.

Healthy for Life is available on TVNZ OnDemand, or screens this Saturday at 9AM on TVNZ 1.

Find out more at Live Stronger for Longer.
Exercise safely at home

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69 days ago

Your Local Beaurepaires is Now Open 6 Days a Week!

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Hamilton Te Rapa

Hey Neighbours!

We're excited to help keep you moving again and safe on the road!

Our stores are open 8am - 5pm on weekdays and 9am - 12pm on Saturday.

Contactless servicing, as well as increased cleaning and hygiene practices, physical distancing, PayWave and contact tracing have been … View more
Hey Neighbours!

We're excited to help keep you moving again and safe on the road!

Our stores are open 8am - 5pm on weekdays and 9am - 12pm on Saturday.

Contactless servicing, as well as increased cleaning and hygiene practices, physical distancing, PayWave and contact tracing have been implemented in all stores.

To find out more click the READ MORE button below.

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70 days ago

NEW! SuperSeniors Newsletter COVID-19 special edition

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The new SuperSeniors e-Newsletter is available on our website NOW! This e-Newsletter includes the additional guidance for what seniors can do during Alert Level 3 and information from the Student Volunteer Army and Age Concern about the services they are offering.

It also has … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The new SuperSeniors e-Newsletter is available on our website NOW! This e-Newsletter includes the additional guidance for what seniors can do during Alert Level 3 and information from the Student Volunteer Army and Age Concern about the services they are offering.

It also has the details on the Winter Energy Payment that starts again today!

Click here to read: bit.ly...

To get our Newsletter emailed to you, if you receive the NZ Super or Veteran’s Pension, update your email in MyMSD here: my.msd.govt.nz...

If you do not receive either of these entitlements but you want to receive our Newsletter you can subscribe here: bit.ly...

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70 days ago

Job opportunities – essential fixed-term roles

AMI Hamilton

Need a new job during these uncertain times? At AMI we believe everyone has a unique point of view to share shaped by life experiences, cultures & passions.

We have essential fixed-term roles from entry-level to specialists available to ensure our customers are looked after in this new New … View more
Need a new job during these uncertain times? At AMI we believe everyone has a unique point of view to share shaped by life experiences, cultures & passions.

We have essential fixed-term roles from entry-level to specialists available to ensure our customers are looked after in this new New Zealand.

We offer training and support to set you up for success, office locations around NZ, flexible working options and great team culture.
Apply today

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70 days ago

common sense

Russelle from Nawton

HAMILTON CITY COUNCIL NOTICE;
Playgrounds still off limits to keep the community safe




Extra signs and security tape are going up throughout Hamilton to remind people the city’s playgrounds are closed to keep our community safe.

Hamilton City Council closed the playgrounds, including … View more
HAMILTON CITY COUNCIL NOTICE;
Playgrounds still off limits to keep the community safe




Extra signs and security tape are going up throughout Hamilton to remind people the city’s playgrounds are closed to keep our community safe.

Hamilton City Council closed the playgrounds, including skate parks and basketball courts, when the country went to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 on 23 March. The Government has ruled playgrounds out of bounds under Alert Levels 3 and 4.

The measure is not only to discourage people from different bubbles gathering, but also because the virus can remain on hard surfaces for up to 72 hours.

Mayor Paula Southgate says playgrounds were shut to safeguard the community but not everyone is getting that message.

“It amazes me that people are prepared to risk their health and the health of their community by pulling down tape and removing signs. This gives kids the impression playgrounds are open, which is just not true,” Mayor Southgate says.

“While it’s tempting to relax our vigilance after so many weeks, we actually need to increase our efforts now more people are out and about. And we also need teens and caregivers to be aware of that.

“If we end up with lots of children from different bubbles using the same play equipment, we could also end up with the virus spreading through our community. That’s exactly what we’ve been working hard to avoid – no one wants to go back to Level 4.”

Hamilton’s parks and walking tracks are open, so children and caregivers can still enjoy the city’s open spaces if they want a change from their own backyard.

The rule is to keep play local but children can still run around outside, play tag, have leaf fights, take their scooter to the park, kick a ball around and enjoy the autumn weather, as long as they stick to their own bubble and stay two metres away from other people.

“We’ve worked hard to keep our playgrounds fun and up-to-date but they’re not the only way to play,” says Mayor Southgate. “We just need to stick it out for a while longer, and then we’ll all be back enjoying the city’s green spaces to their full potential.”

For more information:

Tracey Lowndes
Communication and Engagement Advisor | Great River City
Tracey.lowndes@hcc.govt.nz
07 858 5723




Good God What has happened to the collective common sense of our people. Surely Council should not need to spell this out, but yes, tape around our parks is broken, people are wandering around them and kids are playing in them. There are heaps of unsupervised kids wandering the streets doing what they like. Its insane. I'm over useless, lazy, brainless parents putting everyone in danger whilst other parents are doing their best to amuse and educate their kids at home and out of danger.
I'm sick of level three too , but it just needs to be done properly or we will end n level 4 again.

I'm just gobsmacked that there are people out there too lazy , too selfish , too entitled and too brainless to conform. How pathetic.

70 days ago

Find your new favourite artworks online

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

For the first time in its history, this year will see the Auckland Art Fair go online. From 11am NZST on Thursday 30 April until Sunday 17 May, Artfair.co.nz will be hosting a Virtual Art Fair where you will discover more than 30 galleries from New Zealand and Australia displaying works that would … View moreFor the first time in its history, this year will see the Auckland Art Fair go online. From 11am NZST on Thursday 30 April until Sunday 17 May, Artfair.co.nz will be hosting a Virtual Art Fair where you will discover more than 30 galleries from New Zealand and Australia displaying works that would have otherwise been seen at the 2020 Auckland Art Fair.

The Virtual Art Fair is in recognition of the artists who have already made special works for the Auckland Art Fair that couldn’t happen, and the galleries who have supported them in doing so.

“It comes at a time of global uncertainty, when the importance of art, community and culture are especially apparent,” their team said in a recent statement.

The Auckland Art Fair is designed to be “a celebration – as best we can – of the talent and diversity of art making by artists from our region; not only across New Zealand and Australia, but also around the wider Pacific-rim. We hope that, wherever possible, some of these artists and galleries will be supported by someone buying a work of art.”

Browse, look, enquire and consider as you get to know new galleries and artists in support of contemporary culture at a time when the artists and galleries really need it.

Find out more at www.artfair.co.nz.

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70 days ago

Have you signed up for free gardening advice yet?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say chillies are hot stuff and share our recipe for Sudden Death Salsa. It’s time to plant bulbs, cut and dry lemon verbena, enjoy autumn flowers indoors, admire heirloom corn and flout the seed spacing rules. Find out where to buy seeds, bulbs, seedlings, flowers, … View moreIn this week’s issue we say chillies are hot stuff and share our recipe for Sudden Death Salsa. It’s time to plant bulbs, cut and dry lemon verbena, enjoy autumn flowers indoors, admire heirloom corn and flout the seed spacing rules. Find out where to buy seeds, bulbs, seedlings, flowers, shrubs, trees and gardening gear for online retail therapy. Also be in to win the May issue of NZ Gardener.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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70 days ago

Playgrounds still off limits to keep the community safe

The Team from Hamilton City Council

Hey Hamilton, we love playgrounds and going for a skate just as much as you! But they’re closed for a reason, please continue to stay off them until it’s safe for us all to play again!

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