Claudelands, Hamilton

6 days ago

Holiday in NZ

EECA

Need a break? Live more with less energy. Explore our NZ paradise, and enjoy a low-carbon holiday. Find out more

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8 days ago

Have your say!

The Team from Hamilton City Council

Hamiltonians it's time to share your voice on our Back on Track COVID-19 Response Budget.

Have a read, tell us what you think and help shape your city!

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9 days ago

Painting tips: Tired kitchen cupboards brought to life

Adam from Adam's Painting

You don't need to spend thousands to update your old kitchen cupboards. With the right paint and a few careful moves with the paintbrush, it's possible to transform those tired cupboards to look almost new. Last week, a lovely family in Fairfield were wanting to do up their place ready … View moreYou don't need to spend thousands to update your old kitchen cupboards. With the right paint and a few careful moves with the paintbrush, it's possible to transform those tired cupboards to look almost new. Last week, a lovely family in Fairfield were wanting to do up their place ready for sale. They were expecting to employ a builder to completely rebuild their kitchen, until I explained they only needed to pay the painter at a fraction of the cost! These cupboards (see 'before and after' pics below) were painted white to freshen up their kitchen. My clients were thrilled! If you'd like to see how I can transform your kitchen cupboards, or any rooms in your house or business, please let me know! (See previous posts for further tips)

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6 days ago

Masport 450 sprint B&S Lawn Mower for sale

Nigel from Hamilton East

SALE IS FOR MOWER ON THE LEFT

Masport 300/AL 18" Alloy body

Briggs and stratton 148 c.c engine


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SALE IS FOR MOWER ON THE LEFT

Masport 300/AL 18" Alloy body

Briggs and stratton 148 c.c engine



Brought new and installed;



Piston rings

Oil seals

Head gasket

Crank case gasket

Blade boss and key way

Spark plug

Air filter

Muffler

Axle mounts x4

Ball bearing wheels x4, 6 months old

Fresh oil

blades sharpened

Engine and head painted with High Heat paint.



These parts cost $270 alone. These are good solid mowers and should last you years with little maintenance.

3 month Warranty included.



Pick up is in Hamilton

Can deliver within waikato for a small charge

Price: $260

6 days ago

Rise and Shine Barber and Beauty

Abraham from Hillcrest

120 Silverdale Road
Opening hours
Monday: Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday: 9am - 4pm

Negotiable

6 days ago

Share a local story with your neighbours.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi neighbours!
Do you know of a story around your neighbourhood that hasn't hit the front-page yet? Is there someone in your suburb who really embodies the Neighbourly spirit and deserves for their story to be told? Maybe it’s a local hero who's remained humble. Even if it's … View more
Hi neighbours!
Do you know of a story around your neighbourhood that hasn't hit the front-page yet? Is there someone in your suburb who really embodies the Neighbourly spirit and deserves for their story to be told? Maybe it’s a local hero who's remained humble. Even if it's anything that you think the nation needs to know, comment on our post below!

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6 days ago

Redlid Garden Bins & Bags

Grant Wilson from Red Lid Garden Bins & Bags and Redlid Skips

Same day every week in your area. That means more collection cycles that may suit you. Check our website www.redlid.co.nz...

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7 days ago

How eco-friendly is your grocery shopping?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of … View more
Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of the least eco-friendly grocery store items to steer clear of next time you're loading up your trolley, with minimal disruption to your routine.

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7 days ago

Want to help New Zealand recover?

Student Job Search

Keen to support your community and whānau?

Enjoy diverse and challenging work?

Are you a recent graduate or about to graduate?

It’s a time of unprecedented change with Covid-19 so we are looking for graduates from all degree backgrounds who truly want to make a difference to New … View more
Keen to support your community and whānau?

Enjoy diverse and challenging work?

Are you a recent graduate or about to graduate?

It’s a time of unprecedented change with Covid-19 so we are looking for graduates from all degree backgrounds who truly want to make a difference to New Zealand and New Zealanders.

The GovTechTalent graduate programme in Wellington gives you the opportunity to change things for the better, while also shaping your own career path so don’t get left behind - apply for GovTechTalent today!
Learn more

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7 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
Learn more

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7 days ago

Fabulous fabrics & all the latest trends

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

From global influences to home-made comfort, see the hot trends in home textiles.

Going Global
We may not be able to hop on an airplane any time soon to explore the world but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring home a taste of the exotic – and hang it on the windows or wrap it around our … View more
From global influences to home-made comfort, see the hot trends in home textiles.

Going Global
We may not be able to hop on an airplane any time soon to explore the world but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring home a taste of the exotic – and hang it on the windows or wrap it around our sofas.
Global influences in home textiles are varied with two or three strong looks emerging. One is the traditional block print where basic geometric prints in robust colours are placed onto highly textured base cloth to create an antiqued effect.

There is a tribal nature to these designs echoing patterning from Africa and South America. Turkish influences are also appearing with ottoman-style motifs in faded and antiqued looking colourways.
Says Annie Moir from Mokum: “We see design influences from Asia, the Middle East and Africa working together for cultural fluidity and a celebration of the world’s global heritage. This includes a fresh take on Japan’s rich and sophisticated decorative history.”

Hannah Irvine from Warwick Fabrics says that global influences have always been to the fore, but now more than ever when travel is not possible.

“Our collections in the second half of 2020 draw from traditional Moroccan and Middle Eastern patterns. These textiles are easily layered, encompass rich opulent textures and use warmer tones with solid contrasts. These combinations make for an extremely rich, layered interior.”

Jacqui McKenzie from Harvey Furnishings notes the crossover between the global and handcrafted trends, with handcrafted fabric textures like weaves, embroideries and cut-velvets in colour palettes inspired by traditional Indian dyes and spices: “These bring a global appreciation of traditional craftsmanship, while celebrating diversity.”

Quirky retro
It’s taken over our fashion, and the 1970s retro look continues in our interiors with a resurgence of curvaceous furniture, arches in architecture and bold retro textiles in statement prints.

Alongside this comes a 1950s Hollywood glamour vibe. Says Hannah Irvine of Warwick Fabrics: “We’re calling the trend ‘rewind’. This theme has evolved from last year’s mid-century modern trends. We are seeing lots of 1920s influence in the patterns and palette of yesteryears designs.

“The colours driving rewind include earthy warm browns, tan, ochre and mustard with teal-tinged blues and navy hues to offer a touch of contrast. Materials and texture playing their part in taking us to this theme include leather, suede, velvet, soft-touch chenille, warp knits, corduroy and boucle.”

Says Bolt of Cloth’s Suzannah Tonascia: “Just like fashion, interior trends are cyclic and inspired by other eras – we have been wearing a lot of 70s-inspired clothes and seeing those influences coming into our homes was always likely to follow. People like patterns and fabrics to make them feel good in their homes and the 70s was a really great carefree time – who wouldn’t want a bit of that rubbing off on your life today?”

Suzannah encourages us to have fun with the look: “My favourite use is as a roman blind. You don’t see much of the print when they are open during the day, but drop it down in the evening and it is like a piece of art – amazing.”

Handcrafted & homely
As we seek to return to simpler times, there’s a revival of traditional craft not only in personally making the craft but the influence on home interiors and textile constructions where natural material and traditional techniques are lovingly reinterpreted.

Replications of needlework, cross stitch, crochet and knitting are appearing. Fabrics are also folded and crushed to look handcrafted and irregular. Imperfection is encouraged.

According to Rhea Culliford of James Dunlop Textiles, this trend interconnects with two others, global and textural, with homespun-style fabrics, traditional textile techniques and colour palettes inspired from natural dyes.

Jessica Fitzgibbon of The Textile Company points to the reasoning behind the Invicta collection: “There’s a search for raw expression and valuable heritage. It’s a reflection of art and human science, preserved and enriched by resilient artists, people of other ages and different backgrounds, reuniting the knowledge and crafts of the past with skills of the future.”

Keep reading: www.stuff.co.nz...

7 days ago

What's the weirdest police chase you've ever seen?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

In Ngāruawāhia, police ended up chasing a suspect fleeing in a golf cart.

It's understood to have been linked to a break-in at the local golf club.

Read more here. What's the weirdest police chase you've seen?

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8 days ago

Claudelands house snapped up for $780,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A home at 10 Thames Street in Claudelands has sold for $780,000. That's well above the median capital value in the suburb of $520,000.

At 213sqm the home is bigger than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 150sqm. The sale was finalised on March 31, 2020.

This information is… View more
A home at 10 Thames Street in Claudelands has sold for $780,000. That's well above the median capital value in the suburb of $520,000.

At 213sqm the home is bigger than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 150sqm. The sale was finalised on March 31, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

13 days ago

2020 Volunteer Excellence Awards - Long Service Award - RUNNER UP

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

The team at Volunteering Waikato would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Bev Kay, and would like to again recognise Bev for her extensive contribution to the community.
Last week she was awarded the Runner-Up at the 2020 Volunteer Excellence Awards - Long Service … View more
The team at Volunteering Waikato would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Bev Kay, and would like to again recognise Bev for her extensive contribution to the community.
Last week she was awarded the Runner-Up at the 2020 Volunteer Excellence Awards - Long Service category.
Bev has been someone that the New Zealand Red Cross counted on for 30 years. She co-ordinated Meals on Wheels in Te Awamutu, and helped to do more than just deliver food to people. Bev’s efforts kept vulnerable members of the community connected.
Click the READ MORE button to see the announcement of this award.

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