Chartwell, Hamilton

4 days ago

Your wellbeing is our priority

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained … View more
That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained whilst we navigate these new times. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

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4 days ago

Want to know how many coronavirus cases there are in your DHB area?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Want to know how many coronavirus cases there are in your DHB area?

If you want to check, the Ministry of Health has a NZ map and a table which breaks down the numbers by DHB.

See it here.

Also, if you want a daily update from Stuff, you can sign up here.

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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 days ago

Did you know recycling collection will stop during lockdown?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hello neighbours, hope your first day of alert level 4 has started well.

Did you know recycling collection will stop during lockdown? Rubbish collection will continue.

Read more here.

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4 days ago

Food delivered to your door

Josh from Claudelands

As a nation we are now at Level 4 response to Covid19. We are now firmly in unchartered and uncertain times. However, Foodbox falls into the category of an “essential service” and we will continue to send our food boxes to all those in need.
We will do everything we can to feed as many people … View more
As a nation we are now at Level 4 response to Covid19. We are now firmly in unchartered and uncertain times. However, Foodbox falls into the category of an “essential service” and we will continue to send our food boxes to all those in need.
We will do everything we can to feed as many people as we can during this time and are currently moving additional staff from our restaurant supply business to ensure we can operate at full capacity.
We are able to take new orders, so if you or someone you know could use our service please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are a NZ owned company, here to help. All of our food boxes can be ordered from foodbox.nz



What is Foodbox?

· A box packed full of restaurant-quality food delivered to your door.

· Everything you need to feed your family for a week.

· No fuss, no stress, no supermarkets.

· Minimal packaging.

· Delivery within 48 hrs from NZ farmers and suppliers to your door.

· Contactless delivery -all drivers wear masks and gloves.



Customise your Foodbox or select 'JUST FEED ME'

JUST FEED ME Foodbox is a hand-selected week's worth of food. It includes high-quality NZ meat, fruit, veg, rice, pasta, tomatoes, bread, eggs, milk. It can be ordered for 2, 4 or 6 people. You don't have to make any decisions, we take care of the week's food shopping.

If you want something different, go through to the main site and customise your box. All of our Foodboxes can be customised to suit your household's tastes and dietary requirements.



Many thanks, stay safe and be kind to one another.

Foodbox.pdf Download View

4 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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4 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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4 days ago

University of Auckland coordinating between hospitals/MoW/rest homes and manufacturers

Melissa from Frankton

Hello again, Hamilton. There is an effort via UoA to coordinate needed supplies to healthcare facilities. If you have contacts who work in healthcare/care/assistance or work in manufacturing, you can help by linking them up! Here's the message from Annabelle:

I am working with the … View more
Hello again, Hamilton. There is an effort via UoA to coordinate needed supplies to healthcare facilities. If you have contacts who work in healthcare/care/assistance or work in manufacturing, you can help by linking them up! Here's the message from Annabelle:

I am working with the University of Auckland to try and co ordinate channels between manufacturers and suppliers willing to help to hospitals and other healthcare sectors for PPE and other equipment. This can be everything from material masks to printed / CNC milled valves etc. for hospital equipment and I need help getting the word out and connecting as many people as possible.

I need:

* Hospital and Healthcare workers: (including nurses, doctors, meals on wheels, rest homes, shelters etc.) to contact me with what demand they have, what supplies they need, the quantities and time frames and to what specifications. Please fill in this form:

docs.google.com...

* NZ based Manufacturers: to contact me with what ability they have to fulfil demands (i.e. CNC milling, 3D printing, laser cutting, ability to sew large amounts of material etc. etc.), quantities and time frames. Please fill in this form:
docs.google.com...


If you are one of the two groups please fill in the forms. If you know anyone in those two groups, please help by sharing this with them and ask them to fill in the forms. The more people who register demand, the more validation we can give to organisations or where demand is centred and what it is and the quicker we can get this ball rolling!

If you have other comments or suggestions I can be contacted at acol208@aucklanduni.ac.nz

Please don't hesitate to contact me!


Best wishes!

5 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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6 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

4 days ago

Bear 🐻 Hunt

Cheryl from Chartwell

If you are out on a Bear 🐻 Hunt during Covid19 lockdown lookout for my bear 🐻 at the window on Fend Street in CHARTWELL.

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4 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:

5 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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