Grandview Heights, Hamilton

1 day 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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15 minutes ago

Put your game face on

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

Playing games online isn’t just for the grandkids, we have a whole list of free game websites to keep you entertained; crosswords, jigsaw puzzles and sudoku to name a few.

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6 hours ago

What can I do to shop safely?

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

It’s important that we all try and shop safely as we unite against COVID-19.

Here’s a few things we should all now do, that will help slow the spread of the virus:
• send one person from your household to do the whole shop
• be aware that stores will limit … View more
Dear concerned citizen,

It’s important that we all try and shop safely as we unite against COVID-19.

Here’s a few things we should all now do, that will help slow the spread of the virus:
• send one person from your household to do the whole shop
• be aware that stores will limit numbers to help you keep 2 metres away from others
• be kind to essential workers, and others you’re sharing the shop with
• come with a list so you can get in and out as quickly as possible
• only touch what you want to buy
• if you like, take a soapy towel in a small container to wipe down trolley or basket handles etc
• keep 2 metres away from others, including staff. They need to keep safe too!
• use payWave if you can, not cash
• bag groceries away from others if you can
• take out produce when you get home, and wash first in soapy water to protect against the virus, then rinse to remove any soap residue
wipe down packaged goods with a soapy clean towel, then dry
• wash your hands before and after you shop.

Can I bring people in my household with me to buy essential supplies?
You should dedicate one person per household to be the shopper. This is the safest way to get essential supplies, as it reduces the number of people who are out, and helps stop the virus from spreading.

Leaving online shopping to those who need it most
• If you are healthy, or aged under 70, you should go to the supermarket to do your shopping. This leaves online delivery slots free for those that need them most.
• If you’re a parent on your own with children or over 70, move to online shopping if available. This is important for the safety of your children and others – especially essential service providers.
• If that’s not possible, reach out to nearby friends, family or neighbours who can assist you with the shopping and get it to your doorstep. Your local community may also be able to assist, or you can contact your local store – some are putting special systems in place to help.

Thank you
If we all do our bit we’ll get through this. Thank you for working together and staying home. We can, and must stick with it.

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6 hours ago

Shop safe. Shop kind. Shop local.

Four Square

While your Four Square-ing, here’s four simple rules for shopping during Level 4.

1. Be prepared so you know what you need

2. Choose your household shopper who’ll pop into Four Square alone.

3. Stay a safe distance from your fellow Four Square-ers and … View more
While your Four Square-ing, here’s four simple rules for shopping during Level 4.

1. Be prepared so you know what you need

2. Choose your household shopper who’ll pop into Four Square alone.

3. Stay a safe distance from your fellow Four Square-ers and staff

4. Use contactless payment where possible
Find out more

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3 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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17 hours 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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3 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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11 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

17 hours ago

Sharing on behalf

Summa from Frankton

Saw this on Facebook if anyone knows anyone whom can help
Have contacted Shaw’s bird park but they’re full sadly

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19 hours ago

Countdown online. Poor

Craig from Dinsdale

Well, Placed an online order to be picked up on 01/04. Picked it up and it was short $102.00 of items that were out of stock (items I asked not to be substituted) That is o.k, however, now it is time to get My money back.
I go online & am advised via the computer generated question answerer … View more
Well, Placed an online order to be picked up on 01/04. Picked it up and it was short $102.00 of items that were out of stock (items I asked not to be substituted) That is o.k, however, now it is time to get My money back.
I go online & am advised via the computer generated question answerer that a refund will happen overnight after I receive My invoice. Invoice arrived 12.27am 02/04 so I expect $$$ in account this morning. But NO.

I ring the 0800 and after 1hr 55 minutes wait I get told it may take up to 10 days to be my account!

So, when I tell the genius on the phone "so what, I cannot buy any food for up to 10 days?" He replied "sorry for the inconvenience"

WELL, I will not starve, but what a poor attitude on behalf of Countdown!!!

I WILL now be bulk buying, going many different shops everyday so I can have what I want/need. Their crappy attitude has now forced Me into doing what is against the rules/suggestions.

I originally did not go overboard & buy up all and sundry. (wish I did now though)

If they ain't got the items, why are the allowing them to be purchased? I only went to the Bridge st as Dinsdale did not show the items as available for sale. (well done Dinsdale).

Oh, and on another note: day 5 now since applying for their "priority assistance" but no word.
I guess there assistance is about prioritized as there refunds!

4 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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4 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

Mini cold frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

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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1 day 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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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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1 day 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.

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