Burbush - Rotokauri, Hamilton

9 days ago

ANZ Healthy Homes interest free offer

The team from EnergySmart - Waikato

Great news for ANZ mortgage customers!

ANZ are offering an interest-free home loan top up for insulation and heat pumps for up to 4 years, for the value of up to $5,000 for both.

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9 days ago

Stay warmer this winter with retrofit double glazing

RetroFit Double Glazing - Waikato

Winter's here and are you noticing a lot more dew on your single glazed windows? Check out our video on how we can help you make your home warmer, drier and healthier all year round. Talk to our local team about how we can tailor a double glazing solution for your home. Get your no obligation … View moreWinter's here and are you noticing a lot more dew on your single glazed windows? Check out our video on how we can help you make your home warmer, drier and healthier all year round. Talk to our local team about how we can tailor a double glazing solution for your home. Get your no obligation free measure and quote here or call 0800 658 658.

11 days ago

im over it

Paul from Pukete

in an article recently printed in the media
Māori economist Matt Roskruge says the Māori economy is critical to the country's economic recovery.
The Māori economy, a superstar of the Aotearoa economy, is activated to a fraction of its potential and central to our economic recovery. A … View more
in an article recently printed in the media
Māori economist Matt Roskruge says the Māori economy is critical to the country's economic recovery.
The Māori economy, a superstar of the Aotearoa economy, is activated to a fraction of its potential and central to our economic recovery. A vibrant Māori economy contributes to Māori wellbeing while also strengthening the Aotearoa economy. To build on these strengths, our recovery should look at capital deepening and technology adoption to get the most out of our resources and efforts. 

Closely related is enabling greater autonomy and governance over our economic affairs. It is remarkable given the consistent failure of the state to find solutions to economic hardship experienced by whānau that there is such resistance to shifting economic autonomy to Māori governance bodies.There are still major challenges to address."   

Minister of Justice Andrew Little supported claims by protesters that New Zealand’s justice system is racist: “When well over half of the men in our prisons are Maori, when nearly two-thirds of women in our prisons are Maori, that tells you there is something wrong with the system.” 

Sorry no there is a cultural disconnect between the elite and the grassroots in Maoridom 

Dr Muriel Newman states in a article entitled Dangerous Agendas 
""In 2019, ‘Maori’ offenders were responsible for 39 percent of homicides, almost 66 percent of robberies, 56 percent of burglaries, 55 percent of thefts, 48 percent of acts causing injury, 48 percent of property damage, and 46 percent of weapons offences, even though they represent only 16 percent of the population.

If protesters were rational in their demands to reduce the number of Maori in prison, instead of blaming institutional racism or the Police they would address the real cause of criminal offending, which was clearly outlined by US President Barack Obama in a Fathers’ Day speech in 2008:

“Of all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are reminded today that family is the most important. And we are called to recognize and honour how critical every father is to that foundation. They are teachers and coaches. They are mentors and role models. They are examples of success and the men who constantly push us toward it.

“But if we are honest with ourselves, we’ll admit that what too many fathers also are is missing — missing from too many lives and too many homes. They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. And the foundations of our families are weaker because of it. 

“You and I know how true this is in the African-American community. We know that more than half of all black children live in single-parent households, a number that has doubled — doubled — since we were children. We know the statistics —that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and 20 times more likely to end up in prison. They are more likely to have behavioural problems, or run away from home or become teenage parents themselves. And the foundations of our community are weaker because of it.”

It’s the same story here in New Zealand. The rise in the breakdown of the family – especially the Maori family - has been catastrophic. It is and always has been the root cause of social deprivation, violence, and crime. Reducing sole parenthood and intergenerational welfare dependency is at the heart of the solution."      

Institutional racism is a manufactured excuse for the the failure of indigenous groups  to be held accountable for their own inaction and apathy in resolving their issues within their own culture
Specific to New Zealand 
"consistent failure of the state to find solutions to economic hardship experienced by whānau"  stop playing the victim card "   
Any society that retains a 50 billion dollar asset base while their grassroots remain in poverty only need to look to themselves as their elite stifle and strangle their opportunism
Are we not judged as a nation and or a culture by the way we treat those less advantaged amongst us 
the irony is many claim a right to "Tino Rangatiratanga"  (self-determination) 
as usual i am open to your thoughts

12 days ago

How affordable is travel within NZ?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities … View moreHi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities within your budget. Do you think accommodation providers and tourism operators are doing enough to entice New Zealanders to explore their backyard? Please let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.

11 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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11 days ago

Phyllis Acupuncture Clinic

Phyllis from Nawton

We provide treatments for:
Pregnancy related issues
Women's Wellness
Cosmetic aesthetics
Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal disorders

Valid ACC 45 nos. - $10 per treatment (pls provide full name, ACC 45 nos, injured body part and date of injury when making an appointment).
Non ACC - from … View more
We provide treatments for:
Pregnancy related issues
Women's Wellness
Cosmetic aesthetics
Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal disorders

Valid ACC 45 nos. - $10 per treatment (pls provide full name, ACC 45 nos, injured body part and date of injury when making an appointment).
Non ACC - from $68 per treatment
Each treatment session lasts 45 to 60mins.

Call Phyllis at (M) 0220 81 85 87 for an appointment.

Address:
99 Grandview Rd Nawton Hamilton

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12 days ago

2020 Volunteer of the Year Award - COMMENDATION

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

Volunteering Waikato would like to congratulate Glenys Wood who received a Commendation in the 2020 Volunteer of the Year Awards.
Glenys started engaging with ethnic women through her job and has continued to support them for 17 years on a voluntary basis. She has the ability to think outside the … View more
Volunteering Waikato would like to congratulate Glenys Wood who received a Commendation in the 2020 Volunteer of the Year Awards.
Glenys started engaging with ethnic women through her job and has continued to support them for 17 years on a voluntary basis. She has the ability to think outside the box and connect with them in ways that allow her to share information and practical skills. Glenys was nominated by Shama Hamilton Ethnic Women's Centre.
Our thanks to the good folk at Smith & McKenzie Steak House who provided a lovely prize. We hope you enjoy your night out Glenys!
Click the READ MORE button to see the announcement of this award!

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12 days ago

2020 Volunteer Excellence Awards - Long Service Award - WINNER!

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

Congratulations to Bill Hill - winner of the 2020 Long Service Award!
In 1956 Bill had a serious accident and was so grateful for the assistance of The Order of St John he decided he would give back to the organisation. He joined in 1977 as a volunteer, and for 42 years has undertaken many roles, … View more
Congratulations to Bill Hill - winner of the 2020 Long Service Award!
In 1956 Bill had a serious accident and was so grateful for the assistance of The Order of St John he decided he would give back to the organisation. He joined in 1977 as a volunteer, and for 42 years has undertaken many roles, the latest being Health Shuttle Driver. Bill loves all people, regardless of age, ethnicity, etc and always treats everyone with respect, caring and friendliness. It is safe to say that any debt Bill felt he owed to St John has been well and truly paid back.
Congratulations Bill! and thanks to Seasons Magazine who have provided Bill's prize.
Click the READ MORE button to see the announcement of this award!

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12 days ago

Are you ready to get Upcycling?

Resene

The Resene Upcycling Awards are coming back this month, the third year in a row! Watch this space and get prepared for the announcement; there are great prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling is the term used for taking a preloved item and transforming it - whether it's for a new purpose … View more
The Resene Upcycling Awards are coming back this month, the third year in a row! Watch this space and get prepared for the announcement; there are great prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling is the term used for taking a preloved item and transforming it - whether it's for a new purpose altogether, or just to give it an ‘extreme makeover'. Consider using the school holidays to get Upcycling with the smaller members of your household - or use the next rainy day to drag out the paint and your creativity!

In the meantime, check out some of the creative cookies from last year.
Pick your paints

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12 days ago

2020 Volunteer of the Year - and the WINNER is....

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

...actually it's winners - the dynamic duo of Murray and Judy Bramald!
Murray and Judy are in their 70’s yet still work a full day at Pureora. Although based in Taranaki, they travel four hours on a monthly basis to work on the Timber Trail as part of the Trail Angels. Their commitment to … View more
...actually it's winners - the dynamic duo of Murray and Judy Bramald!
Murray and Judy are in their 70’s yet still work a full day at Pureora. Although based in Taranaki, they travel four hours on a monthly basis to work on the Timber Trail as part of the Trail Angels. Their commitment to the area is shown by the considerable input of both time and resources, including quad bike modifications! They are dedicated advocates for the Department of Conservation and the Timber Trail, helping to spread the word about the beauty and specialness of Pureora and the need to protect what we have.
The prize for this award was sponsored by First Credit Union.
Click the READ MORE button to see the announcement of this award!

16 days ago

Motueka: New Zealand’s small-town doughnut capital

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

If you’re hungry, please step away from your phone or monitor. Would you try this cheeseburger doughnut? Read more about the small NZ team with some big doughnut dreams below.

13 days ago

Are you a responsible landlord?

Lodge City Rentals

How knowledgeable are you about all the regulations to do with your rental properties? Do you know Healthy Homes standards you need to meet?

At Lodge, our property management team stay up to date with the latest regulations and can answer your trickiest rental related questions.

So contact … View more
How knowledgeable are you about all the regulations to do with your rental properties? Do you know Healthy Homes standards you need to meet?

At Lodge, our property management team stay up to date with the latest regulations and can answer your trickiest rental related questions.

So contact Nic and put her to the test.

021 536 435 | Email nice@lodge.co.nz
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13 days ago

What's On: Farrah's Hospitality Roadtrip

Millie from Bayview

Farrah's is doing a roadtrip designed to spread some excitement for local businesses! They are going to be around Hamilton on Friday! Contact Sophie at 021400480 for more information!
Farrah's Hospitality Roadtrip
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