Hillcrest, Hamilton

21 hours ago

Poll: Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

With Covid-19 still a very real risk, people who are unwell are told to stay home, and to keep any sickly kids home too - but what if you don't have any more sick leave owing?

Most Kiwis are entitled to five days of sick leave a year, but some - often those in lower paid jobs - get less.

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With Covid-19 still a very real risk, people who are unwell are told to stay home, and to keep any sickly kids home too - but what if you don't have any more sick leave owing?

Most Kiwis are entitled to five days of sick leave a year, but some - often those in lower paid jobs - get less.

New Zealand’s minimum sick leave allowance is one of the lowest in the OECD. In Australia they get 10 days, in most European countries it’s even more.

Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

To read more, click here.

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Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
  • 59.7% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.7% Complete
  • 13.5% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.5% Complete
  • 26.8% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26.8% Complete
1928 votes
10 hours ago

King bed

Kerry from Hillcrest

Anyone selling a king size frame needing badly

3 days ago

We are now in Hamilton!

Devan from Smart Express Hamilton

Now in Hamilton. 2 man van delivery services 6 days a week in Hamilton and the wider Waikato region. Call us now on 07 22 22 555

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21 hours ago

Community Education

Neil from Newstead

The Hamilton Community Men's Shed invites you (all genders welcome) to register interest in courses beginning in August.

* Wooden Toy Making 1 & 2 (Wed Evenings September & November)
* Soft Stone Carving 1 & 2 (Weekend Aug 15/16; Oct 17/18)
* Pacific Island Ukulele … View more
The Hamilton Community Men's Shed invites you (all genders welcome) to register interest in courses beginning in August.

* Wooden Toy Making 1 & 2 (Wed Evenings September & November)
* Soft Stone Carving 1 & 2 (Weekend Aug 15/16; Oct 17/18)
* Pacific Island Ukulele Construction 1 & 2 (Wed Evenings Sept & Oct)
* Optimist Sailing Dinghy Refurbishment (Fridays 10-3pm begin August)
* Angel Box Casket Construction deceased children (Wed evenings)
* Traditional Maori Carving project (4 Saturday Afternoons Sept 1-3pm).

In general, a 2020/2021 Annual Subscription of $30 is the minimum cost for each course allowing participants to become members of the shed for the coming year. Some courses requiring additional costs for materials. Please check out the attached summary for specific details and for enrolment.

SHED COURSES Aug-Dec 2020.pdf Download View

1 day ago

Generation Pandemic: How has Covid-19 affected your children?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

This week we're looking at how the pandemic will affect our children and their resilience. The Sunday Star-Times wants to hear from children about how they've been impacted by Covid-19 and lockdown. Perhaps they've learned more about hand washing and germs, or maybe they want to talk… View moreThis week we're looking at how the pandemic will affect our children and their resilience. The Sunday Star-Times wants to hear from children about how they've been impacted by Covid-19 and lockdown. Perhaps they've learned more about hand washing and germs, or maybe they want to talk about having mum or dad home more often, or learning from home. Kids can write a sentence or two to be included in print by emailing kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, by Friday, July 10, at 5pm. Their first names and ages may be used in print. Parents, if you're happy for your children to be photographed please let us know.

1 day ago

How to Keep Indoor Plants Alive

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

Keeping an indoor plant alive — let alone thriving — can be a daunting task. Thankfully, we have five tips to help keep your plants alive.

1. Potting and repotting
When potting a plant, choose a pot that has good drainage and always use a good quality potting mix. If you do have a pot … View more
Keeping an indoor plant alive — let alone thriving — can be a daunting task. Thankfully, we have five tips to help keep your plants alive.

1. Potting and repotting
When potting a plant, choose a pot that has good drainage and always use a good quality potting mix. If you do have a pot without drainage, you can pot it in a smaller plastic pot and pop it inside.

When repotting, pick a pot that’s one size bigger than the one you have, place some firmly packed potting mix in the bottom and a small sprinkle of plant fertiliser. Give the plant a good water and gently tip the pot on its side and ease out the plant, place it in the new pot and gently fill with potting mix, press down soil and keep filling until you are about 2-4cm from the top of the pot.

2. Light
Most plants like bright indirect sunlight. Plants get their nourishment and energy from the sun so don’t be shy about placing them in bright sunlight. As the seasons change, watch the light levels and move plants closer or further away from windows. Some plants can survive in very dim light but give them a bright light holiday one day a week. Pale foliage is a sign that your plant might not be getting enough light and brown patches on leaves can mean the plant is getting singed.

3. Water
One of the most common reasons indoor plants die is overwatering. The majority of plants need to be watered once a week. Once a month place them in a sink or bucket and drench the soil and roots, then let the water drain out well before placing them back in their spots. There are a few plants that like more water, such as peace lilies, and some that like less, including ZZ plants and snake plants.

4. Humidity
Lots of indoor plants, and the majority of what we sell, originate from sub-tropical rainforest-type climates. They love a light misting daily or you can sit them in the bathroom while you take a shower.

5. Choosing plants
Pick the right plant for you and your lifestyle. If you are new to house plants, start with an easy-care plant such as a succulent or cactus, then you can graduate to other types. If you go away a lot choose a plant that can survive without attention. If you live in the city you might want to think about plants that have super air cleansing powers. The whole process of choosing plants and their weekly routine can be quite meditative. Enjoy the watering rituals you create — it’s a good chance to practise your mindfulness. Just remember once you start it’s hard to stop!

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1 day ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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1 day ago

Ask an expert: get answers to your DIY questions

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, have you had a DIY disaster you need to fix or are you keen to tackle some home improvements but don't know where to start? Well, help is at hand.

Send us your questions about your DIY or decorating dilemmas, including photos if you can, and we'll ask an expert for their… View more
Hey neighbours, have you had a DIY disaster you need to fix or are you keen to tackle some home improvements but don't know where to start? Well, help is at hand.

Send us your questions about your DIY or decorating dilemmas, including photos if you can, and we'll ask an expert for their advice on where to start with your project, any tips and tricks they can share to help you get a great finish - or how you can fix things up if they've already gone wrong! Click here to submit your questions, or email us at homed@stuff.co.nz.

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1 day ago

Finding the Tamahere Market plant person

Dianne from Hamilton East

Hi all. I wonder if anyone knows the whereabouts of the woman (and husband, I think) that sold plants (perennials mostly) on their stall which was ALWAYS located right where you walked in off Tamahere Drive at the entrance to the Market, on the right hand side. I am very keen to buy some plants … View moreHi all. I wonder if anyone knows the whereabouts of the woman (and husband, I think) that sold plants (perennials mostly) on their stall which was ALWAYS located right where you walked in off Tamahere Drive at the entrance to the Market, on the right hand side. I am very keen to buy some plants off her. Many thanks.

1 day ago

Delicious Cream puff / Choux à la creme

Quinn from Silverdale

Make to order.
Delicious Cream puff / Choux à la creme with two choices of filling
- Cream custard filling
- Chocolate Cream Filling
$10 for 12

Pick up every Saturday in Silverdale or deliver to CBD with extra charge.
if you order more than 5 boxes then we will do free delivery to CBD and … View more
Make to order.
Delicious Cream puff / Choux à la creme with two choices of filling
- Cream custard filling
- Chocolate Cream Filling
$10 for 12

Pick up every Saturday in Silverdale or deliver to CBD with extra charge.
if you order more than 5 boxes then we will do free delivery to CBD and around

Price: $10

1 day ago

How much do you like mini golf?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

You probably haven't played 82 courses in 21 days...

Three men have taken on that challenge to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation, and stopped in to Hamilton on Tuesday.

Read more here. How many of NZ's mini putt courses do have you played?

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1 day ago

Yoga Term 3

Jane from Hamilton East

Monday: 20th July - 14th September: $72
Thursday: 23rd July- 17th September: $72

Register online via the link:
docs.google.com...

Limited seat available.

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1 day ago

Thanks for the support!

Devan from Smart Express Hamilton

We have just reached 1,700 positive reviews on Trade Me. We are also the number 1 service provider on Trade Me. Trust us to move your furniture or items.

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4 days ago

Do you remember seeing Tim Hope pedalling around Hamilton?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Cycling advocate Tim Hope cruised on a recumbent cycle - in a laid back position - with flag attached.

But he was seriously injured in a crash with a truck on Ruakura Road in late June, and died in hospital on July 3.

He's being remembered for his passion for cycling and his kindness. … View more
Cycling advocate Tim Hope cruised on a recumbent cycle - in a laid back position - with flag attached.

But he was seriously injured in a crash with a truck on Ruakura Road in late June, and died in hospital on July 3.

He's being remembered for his passion for cycling and his kindness. Read more here. Do you remember seeing him pedalling around Hamilton?

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2 days ago

Holiday in NZ

EECA

Need a break? Live more with less energy. Explore our NZ paradise, and enjoy a low-carbon holiday. Find out more

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