Dinsdale, Hamilton

1 day ago

Centre for Civil Defence response in northern Waikato

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Northern Waikato now has an emergency centre to help with wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hamilton City Council and Waikato District Council joined forces to operate a North Waikato Combined Emergency Operations Centre.

Staffers are already helping with community welfare needs, … View more
Northern Waikato now has an emergency centre to help with wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hamilton City Council and Waikato District Council joined forces to operate a North Waikato Combined Emergency Operations Centre.

Staffers are already helping with community welfare needs, identifying at-risk people, and working with government agencies and local support agencies, a statement said.

"The creation of these combined centres is one way we can fine-tune our response to ensure that most resources can be directed to those who are vulnerable and in need, as efficiently as possible," said Merv Balloch, one of four shift controllers.

"Between the two councils we are sharing operations, logistics, communication, intelligence and planning functions, as well as setting up separate welfare teams for each Council area ... There's a lot to be done, but the combined approach is another step on the way to getting through this difficult time."

3 days ago

Have you been able to find flour?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

You'll probably have seen some empty flour shelves at local supermarkets recently.

But the problem isn't flour production, reporter Kirsty Lawrence found out, when she spoke to producers. Read more here.

What are you making during the lockdown?

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2 days ago

How considerate are your neighbours?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us … View more
Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us to try not to annoy our neighbours, and to be more tolerant ourselves, so here are some easy ways to do just that.

And if you're wondering what makes a good neighbour and what makes a bad one, check out the 12 most annoying neighbour types. How many have you lived next to?

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5 days ago

Not my post

Summa from Frankton

If anyone is looking for their cat that fits description
Also trying to find this “bucket” if anyone knows anything please let me know

1 day ago

Running out of cheap meal ideas?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hamilton mum and budget food blogger Kathrine Lynch has a stack of suggestions.

She's serving her family lockdown meals - including sweet 'n sour chicken and mince pasta bake - for $3.25 a head.

Lynch, who runs the Busy Happy Kids blog, came up with a 14 day lockdown dinner plan, which… View more
Hamilton mum and budget food blogger Kathrine Lynch has a stack of suggestions.

She's serving her family lockdown meals - including sweet 'n sour chicken and mince pasta bake - for $3.25 a head.

Lynch, who runs the Busy Happy Kids blog, came up with a 14 day lockdown dinner plan, which you can read about here.

5 days ago

Do you know how coronavirus is spread?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

The Ministry of Health says the best way to stop it is still washing your hands regularly.

"You might feel safer wearing a mask, and you can do that if you want to, but COVID-19 isn't airborne. It's spread by droplets, which means you're most likely to catch it by touching … View more
The Ministry of Health says the best way to stop it is still washing your hands regularly.

"You might feel safer wearing a mask, and you can do that if you want to, but COVID-19 isn't airborne. It's spread by droplets, which means you're most likely to catch it by touching something with a droplet on it (and then touching your face). If you choose to wear a mask or gloves, you still need to wash your hands carefully and often."

The people who need protective equipment are those working with confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19, the ministry said. You can find information on protective gear, including how and when to use it, on health.govt.nz/covid-19 |the Ministry of Health website|.

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2 days ago

Spread facts, not fear

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, … View more
With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, it’s fine to feel a little overwhelmed. To keep up to date with the latest developments and how you can do your bit, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/.
Reach out

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3 days ago

Calling for 'heroes of the lockdown'

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi neighbours,
We're on the lookout for people who have really stepped-up during the lockdown to help others... or essential workers who have been putting themselves, and families possibly, at risk to ensure others lives are made easier during this period.
If you know of anyone who fits the … View more
Hi neighbours,
We're on the lookout for people who have really stepped-up during the lockdown to help others... or essential workers who have been putting themselves, and families possibly, at risk to ensure others lives are made easier during this period.
If you know of anyone who fits the bill comment below or email news@waikatotimes.co.nz with the subject field "lockdown hero".
Thanks in advance!

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3 days ago

Easter eggs, - how to make your own & amuse the children

Di from Nawton

How do you dye eggs with onion peels?
Instructions
Place onion skins in large stockpot.

Make sure eggs are clean. ...

Place prepared eggs into the pot with the onion skins.
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How do you dye eggs with onion peels?
Instructions
Place onion skins in large stockpot.

Make sure eggs are clean. ...

Place prepared eggs into the pot with the onion skins.

Cover with water so that it is 1” above eggs. ...

Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Check eggs for desired color.

When ready, carefully remove eggs.

Another way is to spread quite a bit of flour in a dish, then press an egg into the flour to make several molds. Make marshmallow according to directions on Google or recipe book, & pour into each flour mold. When set, join each half 'egg' with another, using jam or icing. Dust off egg. Return flour to its container - it's not harmed by use.

4 days ago

Police urge Neighbourly calm after street brawl

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi Neighbours,
The police are urging those with concerns or problems with their neighbours through the lockdown to report them using the 105 number.
The call comes after five people were arrested after a recent neighbourhood brawl in Hamilton street which involved a large group of people, with one … View more
Hi Neighbours,
The police are urging those with concerns or problems with their neighbours through the lockdown to report them using the 105 number.
The call comes after five people were arrested after a recent neighbourhood brawl in Hamilton street which involved a large group of people, with one showing symptoms of coronavirus.
A knife, shovel, hockey stick and baseball bat were reported to have been used in the fight.

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8 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open … View more
With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

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3 days ago

Reach out to those who need help

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Panic buying of items won’t protect you against coronavirus. Doing this only puts unnecessary pressure on our supermarkets and on our most vulnerable who cannot afford to stockpile.

Be more Neighbourly and buy in moderation - New Zealand supermarkets have got strong supply chains.
Need … View more
Panic buying of items won’t protect you against coronavirus. Doing this only puts unnecessary pressure on our supermarkets and on our most vulnerable who cannot afford to stockpile.

Be more Neighbourly and buy in moderation - New Zealand supermarkets have got strong supply chains.
Need help or can you support someone in need?

Reach out to your Neighbours here now https://www.neighbourly.co.nz/reachout

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3 days ago

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Hamilton Harcourts

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