Dinsdale, Hamilton

7 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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7 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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7 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

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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7 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!

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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8 days ago

What if you don't have WhatsApp?

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

"We are now entering a time where families are separated into individual household bubbles and unable to communicate and interact the way they normally do. Our neighbours are the ones who can step up and help."

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8 days ago

Refrigerator

Carl from Forest Lake

Haier fridge/freezer model HRFZ213 - Dimensions H 1440 x W 550 x D 580 - only 2 years old - no scratches or dents - reason for selling, have upgraded to larger fridge

Price: $300

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8 days ago

Seven New Zealand Memories magazines (2013-2017)

Cordwainer from Melville

Seven New Zealand Memories magazines (2013-2017)

Excellent condition, 72 pages each.

(Can be posted for extra $6 postage)

Issues number:
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Seven New Zealand Memories magazines (2013-2017)

Excellent condition, 72 pages each.

(Can be posted for extra $6 postage)

Issues number:

100 Feb-March 2013

101 April-May 2013

105 Dec-January 2014

121 Aug-Sept 2016

123 Dec-Jan 2017

127 Aug-Sept 2017

130 Feb-March 2018

Price: $12

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8 days ago

NZ Cricket Almanacks, 1999, 2000 & 2003, $5 each

Cordwainer from Melville

NZ Cricket Almanacks,
1999,
2000
2003,

$5 each

Excellent condition, pick-up in Melville or can be posted for $4.50 each

Price: $5

8 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

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11 days ago

kitten

Helen from Pirongia - Karamu

Hi out there....... does anyone have a free grey or ginger kitten they are trying to find a home for?

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