Chartwell, Hamilton

27 days ago

Getting married in New Zealand?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Coronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand.… View moreCoronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand. If you're willing to be interviewed and identified for a story, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

27 days ago

Who are you wanting to shop with at level 2?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Under level 2, retail and food outlets will be able to open their doors - with social distancing rules still in place.

In Hamilton, "you'll start to see signs on footpaths, tables and chairs out, all indicators of city life starting to happen again," Hamilton Central Business … View more
Under level 2, retail and food outlets will be able to open their doors - with social distancing rules still in place.

In Hamilton, "you'll start to see signs on footpaths, tables and chairs out, all indicators of city life starting to happen again," Hamilton Central Business Association general manager Vanessa Williams said.

Read more here from Hamilton businesses. Who are you wanting to shop with at level 2?

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28 days ago

Support local businesses, become a Mighty Local

Mighty Local

Introducing Mighty Local – our new space where we proudly promote and profile everything local across the Mighty Waikato region.

Here we will be sharing how you can support local Waikato businesses during COVID-19 by getting your fav foods delivered and keeping up your fitness routines with … View more
Introducing Mighty Local – our new space where we proudly promote and profile everything local across the Mighty Waikato region.

Here we will be sharing how you can support local Waikato businesses during COVID-19 by getting your fav foods delivered and keeping up your fitness routines with local gyms and studios. You’ll also be able to explore some of our fabulous Waikato destinations and attractions virtually and be entertained online by Waikato artists and performers.

He waka eke noa: we are all in this together. #mightylocal
Find out more

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28 days ago

Renewal for well-loved play space

The Team from Hamilton City Council

We're beginning work on Hamilton Lake Domain’s junior and lower playground. This will see new swings, more shade and a larger water play space installed.

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28 days ago

NZ Gardener's new issue is out now

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we … View moreWe are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we suggest five herbs to reduce anxiety and promote calmness; and visit a Taupo sanctuary full of art and alive with native birds and a wild and wonderful garden in Glenorchy. And since we've been gardening in isolation, Jack Hobbs talks to gardeners on the Chatham Islands about how they keep things growing, 650km from the nearest garden centre. Normally our subscribers get their copy before it goes on sale, of course, but things aren't quite normal right now so if your copy hasn't arrived yet, it should be with you very soon! We are so pleased to have a new issue of your favourite magazine for you, and I cannot wait to hear what you think. NZ Gardener has been informing and inspiring New Zealand gardeners for more than 75 years and we're incredibly grateful to our readers, especially our subscribers, because we couldn't do it without you. And by the way subscribing is easy and a much cheaper way to get your magazine each month! And would an NZ Gardener sub make a great Mother's Day gift this Sunday, you ask? I think we all know the answer to that! Jo

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29 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

If you'd like to receive Blueprint in your inbox each week, subscribe here.
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29 days ago

7 Ways To Make Maths Fun

NumberWorks'nWords Hamilton Rototuna

When children discover fun in Maths, they learn the building blocks to think critically to solve any problem. We all know that maths underpins our everyday lives … be it when scoring a sports game, baking a cake or counting down the weeks, days or even hours until the end of the school year! Here… View moreWhen children discover fun in Maths, they learn the building blocks to think critically to solve any problem. We all know that maths underpins our everyday lives … be it when scoring a sports game, baking a cake or counting down the weeks, days or even hours until the end of the school year! Here are 7 creative ways to thread maths into your child’s day to day activities, to spark a love of numbers:
Head over to our blog.

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29 days ago

Poll: Have you had a courier parcel go missing?

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Hi Neighbours,
If you have ordered a parcel to be delivered by courier during lockdown, Stuff/Homed would love you to take part in this short poll please. We would like to know if you have had problems with the theft of courier parcels (not just delays) from your letterbox or porch, or if this not… View more
Hi Neighbours,
If you have ordered a parcel to be delivered by courier during lockdown, Stuff/Homed would love you to take part in this short poll please. We would like to know if you have had problems with the theft of courier parcels (not just delays) from your letterbox or porch, or if this not been an issue. If you would like to add detail or comment, please email me. Thank you.

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Have you had a courier parcel go missing?
  • 16.1% Yes, parcel not found
    16.1% Complete
  • 83.9% No, all parcels accounted for
    83.9% Complete
1474 votes
29 days ago

Whose help have you appreciated during lockdown?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hamilton parents are thanking the two carers who supported their son through his final days in the middle of a nationwide lockdown.

Hamish Taylor, 23, died the day after Anzac Day due to a genetic disease.

"As well as providing that personal care, [carers Paul Kumbuka and Marie Bennett] were… View more
Hamilton parents are thanking the two carers who supported their son through his final days in the middle of a nationwide lockdown.

Hamish Taylor, 23, died the day after Anzac Day due to a genetic disease.

"As well as providing that personal care, [carers Paul Kumbuka and Marie Bennett] were also such a support to us. We could take an hour or two break," father Steve Taylor said.

Read more here. Whose help have you appreciated during lockdown?

In the photo are carer Marie Bennett with Austin Taylor - holding a photo of his late brother Hamish - and carer Paul Kumbuka.

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30 days ago

A little look behind the scenes...

New World

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the … View more
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the country. Find out what we’ve been doing behind the scenes to support these charities who are helping New Zealanders get back on their feet.

(PS – we want to say a special ‘thank you’ to all of you who have made a donation at your local store. Your generous support is helping keep New Zealanders fed.)
Take a look behind the scenes

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30 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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30 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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30 days ago

Poll: What do you think of the Pukete-CBD ferry idea?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

A daily commuter service is being considered by river tour business Waikato River Explorer.

The idea came as Covid-19 put a halt on tourist numbers, and managing director Darren Mills said it would offer "stunning river views".

Read more about the service in this article. What do you … View more
A daily commuter service is being considered by river tour business Waikato River Explorer.

The idea came as Covid-19 put a halt on tourist numbers, and managing director Darren Mills said it would offer "stunning river views".

Read more about the service in this article. What do you think of the idea?

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What do you think of the Pukete-CBD ferry idea?
  • 24.5% Great - I'd use it to get into town.
    24.5% Complete
  • 63.6% I don't live in the right area to use it.
    63.6% Complete
  • 11.8% I'm not convinced.
    11.8% Complete
  • 0% Other - explain in the comments.
    0% Complete
110 votes
30 days ago

Interested in the spiritual aspect of life ?

Adam from Chartwell

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. It is running 7.30pm (NZ time) from next … 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. It is running 7.30pm (NZ time) from next Wednesday 6th May. Wednesday nights. Check in to the first one and see if it's for you. More info phone Heather 0273156031. Or click on this link and introductory video: www.facebook.com...
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36 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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