Hamilton East, Hamilton

17 days ago

Happy St Patricks Day!

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

Here are 10 interesting facts about St Pattys Day to celebrate the holiday.
1. St. Patrick was not Irish - Ireland's patron saint was, in fact, from Wales!
2. The first St. Patrick's Day parade took place in New York in the 1760s.
3. Though we've come to associate kelly green with… View more
Here are 10 interesting facts about St Pattys Day to celebrate the holiday.
1. St. Patrick was not Irish - Ireland's patron saint was, in fact, from Wales!
2. The first St. Patrick's Day parade took place in New York in the 1760s.
3. Though we've come to associate kelly green with the Irish and the holiday, the 5th-century saint's official colour was "Saint Patrick's blue," a light shade of sky blue. The colour green only became associated with the big day after it was linked to the Irish independence movement in the late 18th century.
4. Don’t be fooled by any holiday decorations showing lady leprechauns. In traditional Irish folk tales, there are no female leprechauns, only nattily attired little guys who spend their days making and mending shoes (meaning they earned that gold they're always guarding).
5. St. Patrick never got canonized by a pope, making his saintly status somewhat questionable.
6. Guinness sales soar on St. Patrick's Day. Recent figures show that 5.5 million pints of the black stuff are downed around the world every day. On St. Patrick's Day that figure is doubled.
7. Your odds of finding a four-leaf clover are about 1 in 10,000.
8. How did the shamrock become associated with St. Patrick? According to Irish legend, the saint used the three-leafed plant (which is not to be confused with the four-leaf clover) as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity when he was first introducing Christianity to Ireland.
9. According to Irish legend, St. Patrick wasn't originally called Patrick. His birth name was Maewyn Succat, but he changed it to Patricius after becoming a priest.
10. In Chicago every year, the Plumbers Local 110 union dyes the river "Kelly" green. The dye lasts for about five hours.

13 days ago

Subscribe to our free ezine Get Growing!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week's issue of Get Growing we say bring on the feijoa season and share growing tips and the latest new varieties. We also have advice on bagging fruit, swapping seeds, feeding soil bacteria and planting nut trees, plus we have a cool hack for avoiding spray drift.

Check out our … View more
In this week's issue of Get Growing we say bring on the feijoa season and share growing tips and the latest new varieties. We also have advice on bagging fruit, swapping seeds, feeding soil bacteria and planting nut trees, plus we have a cool hack for avoiding spray drift.

Check out our list of some of our favourite seed, plant and gardenware retailers who offer online shopping and discover some striking late-season bulbs.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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13 days ago

What's On: Exhibition and Book Launch

Hannah from Silverdale

How We Got Happy is launching a hardcover coffee table book with stories of health, hope and happiness from 20 young Kiwis who beat depression. *FREE EVENT*
Exhibition and Book Launch
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14 days ago

Bantams or chickens

Nina from Hamilton East

Hi we are looking for 1 or 2 and we have a cage. Would anyone have any or recommend someone who does?

14 days ago

A little bit of caring goes a long way. Let's work together to spread kindness around, not germs. ❤️

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As more people begin to self isolate and distance themselves, we'll need our neighbours support now more than ever before. The following can be printed at home and filled-in with your details to drop around your street or community.

For the latest COVID-19 advice, visit: covid19.govt.nz/

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15 days ago

scam alert

Ibrahim from Tamahere

Hi neighbours,


I received an email from 'www.ird.govt.nz' which seemed legit, but is not. Please be careful opening emails from an address you are not familiar with.

15 days ago

Pop-Up Bookfair!

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

On the 28th of March, we are hosting a Pop-Up Bookfair at Wesley Methodist Hall on Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton. We look forward to seeing you there!

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17 days ago

Are you affected by events called off or postponed due to coronavirus?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Graduation ceremonies and the Waikato Show are a few of the latest events to have been cancelled due to Covid-19.

But Whangamata's Beach Hop organisers are hoping they'll be able to proceed in eight months' time.

It comes after … View more
Graduation ceremonies and the Waikato Show are a few of the latest events to have been cancelled due to Covid-19.

But Whangamata's Beach Hop organisers are hoping they'll be able to proceed in eight months' time.

It comes after Balloons over Waikato cancelled public participation during their annual festival this week.

Read more here. Have you been affected by events called off or postponed due to coronavirus?

15 days ago

Have you found new ways to watch the balloons?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Normally, thousands of people head to Balloons Over Waikato events.

This year, precautions against coronavirus have changed things.

Read more here. Have you found new ways to watch the balloons?

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15 days ago

Chestnuts delivered

Roy from Tamahere

Delivered within Hamilton area. $4 per kilo. Happy to post with added postage fee.

Price: $4

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15 days ago

Save up to 20% on NZ's best pet products

Pet Direct

Hi Neighbours! Our fur babies are an important part of the family, so why not look after them as well as we look after ourselves?

We have an amazing range of products hand-picked by our experts, which include a nutritionist, a vet, a trainer and a groomer. Combined, we have over 350 dog years of… View more
Hi Neighbours! Our fur babies are an important part of the family, so why not look after them as well as we look after ourselves?

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Got questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our amazing customer service team, we’re all ears.
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16 days ago

Are you trying to contact our call centre?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear gardeners,

Please note that staff at call centre are currently unable to answer calls due to international Covid-19 restrictions. In the interim, please email your request to subs@mags4gifts.co.nz. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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15 days ago

Local pet sitter

Aishah from Hamilton Central

Heyy everyone,

I'm a local pet sitter based in Hamilton. I'm happy to help with your little furry ones. With services from emergency to holidays I've got you covered. 😊

Heres my website: furrysitting.zohosites.com.au...

You may also contact me through neighbourly or heres my … View more
Heyy everyone,

I'm a local pet sitter based in Hamilton. I'm happy to help with your little furry ones. With services from emergency to holidays I've got you covered. 😊

Heres my website: furrysitting.zohosites.com.au...

You may also contact me through neighbourly or heres my contacts:

Moblie: 0212036393
Email: aishahibrahim2004@gmail.com

Feel free to leave a text or an email 😊

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16 days ago

Paraquuet parrot type bird

Seonaid from Fairview Downs

Just wondering if anyone has lost a parrot paraqueet type bird there seems to one taking up residence in out trees and hes definitely not local a beautiful bright red with different colours underneath

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