Fitzroy, Hamilton

6 hours 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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3 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave … View more
Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

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2 days ago

Police call for neighbourly calm

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Hamilton Press

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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1 hour ago

Dogs to be on a lead at all times

The Team from Hamilton City Council

With more than 12,000 registered dogs here in Hamilton, we understand how important it is they get their daily exercise.

For your safety and that of your four-legged friends please keep your dogs on a leash at all times. This includes at our off-lead dog parks across the city.

It's all about… View more
With more than 12,000 registered dogs here in Hamilton, we understand how important it is they get their daily exercise.

For your safety and that of your four-legged friends please keep your dogs on a leash at all times. This includes at our off-lead dog parks across the city.

It's all about doing our part and keeping everyone safe.

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1 hour ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Hamilton Central

Hi everyone we are currently running an April challenge month. We have 3 puzzles a day junior, intermediate and senior. Here are our puzzles to date. Have a go as a family and see how you get on. The answers will be put up next week.

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2 hours ago

Grocery Pricing Surprisingly High

Jenny from Hillcrest

Hi all,
Just to let you know that my husband went to Garden Fresh at Grey Street half an hour ago. He is surprised at how much it costs. We won't be going back there for a while.

1 day 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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3 hours 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.

3 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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7 hours ago

Mini cold frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hamilton Central

Grow seeds or cuttings during the cooler months with this easy-to-make cold frame painted in Resene Lustacryl.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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14 hours 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

England Police

Dianne from Hamilton East

Lets all keep the police in England in our minds and hearts as they struggle trying to protect their fellow human beings; they have been abused physically and verbally and now have to contend with being spit at, deliberately.
I pray that they keep safe and continue to do their job at this trying … View more
Lets all keep the police in England in our minds and hearts as they struggle trying to protect their fellow human beings; they have been abused physically and verbally and now have to contend with being spit at, deliberately.
I pray that they keep safe and continue to do their job at this trying time

2 days ago

Recycling update

The Team from Hamilton City Council

Recycling collections have stopped due to safety concerns over COVID-19 being spread to our staff sorting recyclables by hand. Our team have been kindly emptying your crates to keep our streets safe and tidy as some people may not have heard about our changes yet.

From Wednesday (1 April 2020), … View more
Recycling collections have stopped due to safety concerns over COVID-19 being spread to our staff sorting recyclables by hand. Our team have been kindly emptying your crates to keep our streets safe and tidy as some people may not have heard about our changes yet.

From Wednesday (1 April 2020), recycling crates put out for collection won’t be emptied. Rubbish bags will be collected as normal. Paper and cardboard will still be collected but sent to landfill.

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1 day 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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2 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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