Burbush - Rotokauri, Hamilton

7 days ago

This Waikato business needs your support!

Prospa

A huge congratulations to Te Aroha Vet Clinic. This local legend is a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Te Aroha Vet Clinic. Thanks for bringing joy to … View more
A huge congratulations to Te Aroha Vet Clinic. This local legend is a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Te Aroha Vet Clinic. Thanks for bringing joy to your community - especially in these uncertain times.

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Nominated by Valerie Walton from Te Aroha: "Te Aroha Veterinary Clinic provide a fantastic service from a team that are dedicated to I was devastated losing Blue (horse) I bred her 14 yrs ago and loved her dearly and now I had her orphan foal to care for. Without her dedication staying for hours trying to save Blue I honestly don't know how I would have coped. They are a true asset to our community they go above and beyond the call of duty helping to care for our all animals providing around the clock care and service.”
Vote for Te Aroha Vet Clinic

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7 days ago

Test your landlord knowledge!

Lodge City Rentals

Do you know what rental properties are exempt from the Healthy Homes Standards? Can you still claim insurance if you stop inspecting your rental property?

It’s not always easy staying up to speed with the latest changes in regulations for rentals!

Put your knowledge to the test, and if you … View more
Do you know what rental properties are exempt from the Healthy Homes Standards? Can you still claim insurance if you stop inspecting your rental property?

It’s not always easy staying up to speed with the latest changes in regulations for rentals!

Put your knowledge to the test, and if you find yourself stumped, give our property management team a call. When it comes to rentals, they’re experts.

Contact Robyn and put her to the test.
Mobile 021 824 422 | Email robyna@lodge.co.nz
Learn more

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7 days ago

Our playgrounds are closed

The Team from Hamilton City Council

Hey Hamilton! Just a reminder that all playgrounds are closed. Please keep your play at home for the next four weeks.

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7 days ago

Alert 4: stay home stay safe 🙏🙏🙏

Phyllis from Phyllis Acupuncture Clinic

COVID-19 virus is highly contagious. Even when recovered, health status will not be as per normal due to lung scarrings. Please stay home stay safe and be kind to each other.

7 days ago

Keen for some music during lockdown?

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi neighbours,
Today is the beginning of our nationwide lockdown, so Operatunity is marking it with some music!
They plan to do it as often as they can through-out the four weeks, given they can't get out and about in the community.
They've rallied all the Operatunity artists to produce … View more
Hi neighbours,
Today is the beginning of our nationwide lockdown, so Operatunity is marking it with some music!
They plan to do it as often as they can through-out the four weeks, given they can't get out and about in the community.
They've rallied all the Operatunity artists to produce their own virtual concerts. Some footage is from their archives, some shot on phones and some was recorded before the lockdown.
There will be a variety of songs, singers and musicians over the next few weeks.
So if you want to check out today's one, head along to the link below.

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8 days ago

Rabbit hutch

Erin from Forest Lake

Hello, does anyone have a rabbit hutch that we could buy or borrow? We had a rabbit turn up yesterday and it hasn't left so would like to give it a home 🏡 🐰 👯 we could collect curbside, just don't want the little cutie to die

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8 days ago

Home owners got 6 months mortgage holidays ,what about renters and tenants?

Sally from Nawton

Not sure what others think of the yesterday annoucement the govenment made for all homeowners who will be getting 6months mortgage holidays as we tackle the Covid 19 ...what about tenants that are renting from the landlords or home owners? We too are facing the same situation and some of us will … View moreNot sure what others think of the yesterday annoucement the govenment made for all homeowners who will be getting 6months mortgage holidays as we tackle the Covid 19 ...what about tenants that are renting from the landlords or home owners? We too are facing the same situation and some of us will be unemployed for 4 weeks and after the lockdown too .
The government should impose the law for everyone not just specific people. The home owners may not have to pay mortgage while we are paying their mortgage for them if they are renting their porperty and on top of that we still have to pay for other essentials like power bill, phone and internet etc..and with not working during the lockdown..
I am just speaking my mind here as I am a tenant and I am sure those in my situation feel the same.
We are all in the same boat, home owners or tenants ,,,but only part of the boat is salvage while the rest are left to sink....
Worried and helpless
Sally

8 days ago

Food supply chain's Covid-19 mission

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Morning neighbours,

There's a lot of work going on behind the scenes to keep everyone in the food supply chain virus free.

The aim? Kick Covid to touch.

Senior reporter Lawrence Gullery has delved into the story behind the primary products that'll keep us fed during the lockdown. Read… View more
Morning neighbours,

There's a lot of work going on behind the scenes to keep everyone in the food supply chain virus free.

The aim? Kick Covid to touch.

Senior reporter Lawrence Gullery has delved into the story behind the primary products that'll keep us fed during the lockdown. Read the story here.

Note: Our reporters and photographers have been deemed an essential service during the lockdown and will be out and about finding stories to keep our readers informed and engaged.

Feel free to get in touch with the newsroom at news@waikatotimes.co.nz or comment below if you have something you think is worthy of their attention.

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8 days ago

We’re now at Alert Level 4. Stay home. Save lives.

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other… View more
Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other home supplies.

ALL THE TIME, NO EXCEPTIONS
It’s incredibly important that we all follow the Level 4 plan, all the time. No exceptions. Because doing so will save lives.

A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYONE
We realise these are big changes. But these are challenging times.
If we don't all stay home, the whole country will need Level 4 restrictions for longer.

SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY SERVICE PEOPLE
We owe it to the essential services. Our nurses, doctors and everyone else on the frontline. They’re working tirelessly to save lives. We should all do everything in our power to help them do this.
Thank you to each and every person, for doing their bit.

While you’re staying at home:

STAY CONNECTED
• Don’t let physical distance stop you staying connected. Keep in touch with people using video calls, phone calls, chat and texting.
• If you know people who are living alone, vulnerable, or separated from their loved ones, regularly check-in with them.

STAY WELL
• Continue to practice good hygiene – wash your hands with soap. Then dry.
• Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
• Regularly clean surfaces in your home with disinfectant.
• Keep up regular physical exercise, and get some fresh air when possible. It’s good so long as this is solitary, or only with those you live with.

REACH OUT
If you need advice, support or help, try reaching out to friends, family, whānau or workmates.

WE'RE UPDATING INFORMATION CONSTANTLY
For all the latest advice, including answers to your health and financial questions, go to Covid19.govt.nz.

And remember: what you do now, will help protect all of us.
Find out more

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8 days ago

Cows can’t read!

Keith from Burbush - Rotokauri

Hello all.

Sorry I meant to send this out earlier..
It appears that cows don’t read….or they just don’t give a….(Insert own four letter word here) Care??
Despite the fact that we are all on Lock down ….2 large (possibly) Angus Steers were out on Rotokauri Rd late last night…
Being… View more
Hello all.

Sorry I meant to send this out earlier..
It appears that cows don’t read….or they just don’t give a….(Insert own four letter word here) Care??
Despite the fact that we are all on Lock down ….2 large (possibly) Angus Steers were out on Rotokauri Rd late last night…
Being big black beasties they were obviously fairly hard to see and almost got cleaned up.
The 2 lads about town are currently residing at Mike Bunyard’s place.

Phone me on 021 636 713 or Mike on 027 7035716…
If you have any idea of who these guys belong to please make contact.
In fact you could try telling them this…

“ Your Moo Moos maybe or might be in my mate Mike’s Meadow”

Try saying that 10 times fast and see how you get on…
Cheers Keith McGuire

8 days ago

Here's how to help...

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

Community organisations are working out how they will support their clients in the coming weeks, and beyond. Many of you have indicated that you would like to help, but are not sure how to go about it.
Volunteering Waikato’s website is listing opportunities to help out as they come up, and this … View more
Community organisations are working out how they will support their clients in the coming weeks, and beyond. Many of you have indicated that you would like to help, but are not sure how to go about it.
Volunteering Waikato’s website is listing opportunities to help out as they come up, and this list will be regularly updated. If you want to volunteer in the Corona-19 response – here’s a great place to start...

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8 days ago

Eve of lockdown

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours,

How are you all preparing for lockdown?

As we all deal with this massive, life-saving disruption to our lives, spare a thought for Hamilton mum Sarah Chapman. She has five children at home - including a 10-week-old - and was busy collecting resources from school on Tuesday.

Read … View more
Hi neighbours,

How are you all preparing for lockdown?

As we all deal with this massive, life-saving disruption to our lives, spare a thought for Hamilton mum Sarah Chapman. She has five children at home - including a 10-week-old - and was busy collecting resources from school on Tuesday.

Read more about how parents, teachers and young people are preparing for isolation here.

If you have a story to share in relation to the lockdown and pandemic, please comment below or email news@waikatotimes.co.nz

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9 days ago

desparately seeking 3 young kittens to mend a broken heart

Michelle from Saint Andrews

hi there does anyone out there have 3 young kittens that need a loving caring for life home, i have sadly lost my cocoa-bear who passed away suddenly before he could make it to his vet appointment and i am just devastated and so so sad, i would love to find a special cuddly black male although i … View morehi there does anyone out there have 3 young kittens that need a loving caring for life home, i have sadly lost my cocoa-bear who passed away suddenly before he could make it to his vet appointment and i am just devastated and so so sad, i would love to find a special cuddly black male although i don't really mind what colour they are little oreo is crying for his playmate cocoa-bear and it's heart-breaking i am longing to take 3 kittens please contact michelle on hamilton 07-8497744 or email me on michelle_lee@xtra.co.nz i know there will never be another cocoa-bear but to ease the heart-break i would now love to open my home and my heart to 3 special kittens who really need a home, they will be spoiled and i'll make sure they are de-sexed & micro chipped

8 days ago

Level 4 lockdown begins tonight...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As of tonight at 11:59pm New Zealand will move to a Level 4 alert in response to the #COVID19 pandemic. It will put the entire country on lockdown for four weeks. Here’s what that will mean for us moving forward:

8 days ago

A message to our Adventurous Seniors

The Team from Readers Tours

There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and … View more
There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and have everything organised down to the last meal, with free newspapers for a spot of reading or challenging sudoku.

We are passionate about bringing like-minded individuals together to explore this beautiful landscape we call our backyard and are ready to go full steam ahead with our next tour the moment it is safe to do so.

For now, we will continue to bring you stunning photography, travel stories and helpful tips during these unprecedented times.

Our team remains dedicated to helping you, so please pick up the phone or fill out our contact form and we will be in touch. We look forward to you joining us and experiencing New Zealand like never before.

www.readerstours.co.nz... | 0800 0800 99

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