Hillcrest, Hamilton

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5 days ago

Masport 450 sprint B&S Lawn Mower for sale

Nigel from Hamilton East

SALE IS FOR MOWER ON THE LEFT

Masport 300/AL 18" Alloy body

Briggs and stratton 148 c.c engine


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SALE IS FOR MOWER ON THE LEFT

Masport 300/AL 18" Alloy body

Briggs and stratton 148 c.c engine



Brought new and installed;



Piston rings

Oil seals

Head gasket

Crank case gasket

Blade boss and key way

Spark plug

Air filter

Muffler

Axle mounts x4

Ball bearing wheels x4, 6 months old

Fresh oil

blades sharpened

Engine and head painted with High Heat paint.



These parts cost $270 alone. These are good solid mowers and should last you years with little maintenance.

3 month Warranty included.



Pick up is in Hamilton

Can deliver within waikato for a small charge

Price: $260

5 days ago

Rise and Shine Barber and Beauty

Abraham from Hillcrest

120 Silverdale Road
Opening hours
Monday: Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday: 9am - 4pm

Negotiable

5 days ago

Share a local story with your neighbours.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi neighbours!
Do you know of a story around your neighbourhood that hasn't hit the front-page yet? Is there someone in your suburb who really embodies the Neighbourly spirit and deserves for their story to be told? Maybe it’s a local hero who's remained humble. Even if it's … View more
Hi neighbours!
Do you know of a story around your neighbourhood that hasn't hit the front-page yet? Is there someone in your suburb who really embodies the Neighbourly spirit and deserves for their story to be told? Maybe it’s a local hero who's remained humble. Even if it's anything that you think the nation needs to know, comment on our post below!

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12 days ago

House for rent?

Rod Neighbourly Lead from Melville

Hello all.
A colleague of mine is coming to live in Hamilton end of next month and he and his wife are looking for a place to rent. He is a draughtsman and she is a pharmacist. They are looking for a 3 bedrooms ideally, but may consider 2. If you are renting your property and got photos, address … View more
Hello all.
A colleague of mine is coming to live in Hamilton end of next month and he and his wife are looking for a place to rent. He is a draughtsman and she is a pharmacist. They are looking for a 3 bedrooms ideally, but may consider 2. If you are renting your property and got photos, address you can share with me, or a link, or any reference it would be very appreciated. Feel free to send me in Pvt if you prefer. Thanks in advance

5 days ago

How eco-friendly is your grocery shopping?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of … View more
Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of the least eco-friendly grocery store items to steer clear of next time you're loading up your trolley, with minimal disruption to your routine.

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6 days ago

Want to help New Zealand recover?

Student Job Search

Keen to support your community and whānau?

Enjoy diverse and challenging work?

Are you a recent graduate or about to graduate?

It’s a time of unprecedented change with Covid-19 so we are looking for graduates from all degree backgrounds who truly want to make a difference to New … View more
Keen to support your community and whānau?

Enjoy diverse and challenging work?

Are you a recent graduate or about to graduate?

It’s a time of unprecedented change with Covid-19 so we are looking for graduates from all degree backgrounds who truly want to make a difference to New Zealand and New Zealanders.

The GovTechTalent graduate programme in Wellington gives you the opportunity to change things for the better, while also shaping your own career path so don’t get left behind - apply for GovTechTalent today!
Learn more

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6 days ago

Kings of Storage, Moving and More

Storage King Rosedale

Hi Neighbours - Don't forget our WINTER WARMER DEAL - 50% OFF your first month's Storage

Yes, we're cutting prices in half in the month of July to give you an opportunity to tuck your gear into storage, safe and sound during the winter months. Plus, to help save you money, … View more
Hi Neighbours - Don't forget our WINTER WARMER DEAL - 50% OFF your first month's Storage

Yes, we're cutting prices in half in the month of July to give you an opportunity to tuck your gear into storage, safe and sound during the winter months. Plus, to help save you money, we'll let you use our TRUCK for FREE!

Come down and meet your local Storage King Rosedale Team - at 10-12 Rothwell Avenue, Rosedale.

Why not sit back with a cuppa and take a little picture tour through our facility and the various services we have on offer.

Our Box Shop is fully stocked and we'd love to meet you .
Visit us now

6 days ago

Are you a responsible landlord?

Lodge City Rentals

How knowledgeable are you about all the regulations to do with your rental properties? Do you know Healthy Homes standards you need to meet?

At Lodge, our property management team stay up to date with the latest regulations and can answer your trickiest rental related questions.

So contact … View more
How knowledgeable are you about all the regulations to do with your rental properties? Do you know Healthy Homes standards you need to meet?

At Lodge, our property management team stay up to date with the latest regulations and can answer your trickiest rental related questions.

So contact Nic and put her to the test.

021 536 435 | Email nice@lodge.co.nz
Learn more

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6 days ago

Fabulous fabrics & all the latest trends

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

From global influences to home-made comfort, see the hot trends in home textiles.

Going Global
We may not be able to hop on an airplane any time soon to explore the world but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring home a taste of the exotic – and hang it on the windows or wrap it around our … View more
From global influences to home-made comfort, see the hot trends in home textiles.

Going Global
We may not be able to hop on an airplane any time soon to explore the world but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring home a taste of the exotic – and hang it on the windows or wrap it around our sofas.
Global influences in home textiles are varied with two or three strong looks emerging. One is the traditional block print where basic geometric prints in robust colours are placed onto highly textured base cloth to create an antiqued effect.

There is a tribal nature to these designs echoing patterning from Africa and South America. Turkish influences are also appearing with ottoman-style motifs in faded and antiqued looking colourways.
Says Annie Moir from Mokum: “We see design influences from Asia, the Middle East and Africa working together for cultural fluidity and a celebration of the world’s global heritage. This includes a fresh take on Japan’s rich and sophisticated decorative history.”

Hannah Irvine from Warwick Fabrics says that global influences have always been to the fore, but now more than ever when travel is not possible.

“Our collections in the second half of 2020 draw from traditional Moroccan and Middle Eastern patterns. These textiles are easily layered, encompass rich opulent textures and use warmer tones with solid contrasts. These combinations make for an extremely rich, layered interior.”

Jacqui McKenzie from Harvey Furnishings notes the crossover between the global and handcrafted trends, with handcrafted fabric textures like weaves, embroideries and cut-velvets in colour palettes inspired by traditional Indian dyes and spices: “These bring a global appreciation of traditional craftsmanship, while celebrating diversity.”

Quirky retro
It’s taken over our fashion, and the 1970s retro look continues in our interiors with a resurgence of curvaceous furniture, arches in architecture and bold retro textiles in statement prints.

Alongside this comes a 1950s Hollywood glamour vibe. Says Hannah Irvine of Warwick Fabrics: “We’re calling the trend ‘rewind’. This theme has evolved from last year’s mid-century modern trends. We are seeing lots of 1920s influence in the patterns and palette of yesteryears designs.

“The colours driving rewind include earthy warm browns, tan, ochre and mustard with teal-tinged blues and navy hues to offer a touch of contrast. Materials and texture playing their part in taking us to this theme include leather, suede, velvet, soft-touch chenille, warp knits, corduroy and boucle.”

Says Bolt of Cloth’s Suzannah Tonascia: “Just like fashion, interior trends are cyclic and inspired by other eras – we have been wearing a lot of 70s-inspired clothes and seeing those influences coming into our homes was always likely to follow. People like patterns and fabrics to make them feel good in their homes and the 70s was a really great carefree time – who wouldn’t want a bit of that rubbing off on your life today?”

Suzannah encourages us to have fun with the look: “My favourite use is as a roman blind. You don’t see much of the print when they are open during the day, but drop it down in the evening and it is like a piece of art – amazing.”

Handcrafted & homely
As we seek to return to simpler times, there’s a revival of traditional craft not only in personally making the craft but the influence on home interiors and textile constructions where natural material and traditional techniques are lovingly reinterpreted.

Replications of needlework, cross stitch, crochet and knitting are appearing. Fabrics are also folded and crushed to look handcrafted and irregular. Imperfection is encouraged.

According to Rhea Culliford of James Dunlop Textiles, this trend interconnects with two others, global and textural, with homespun-style fabrics, traditional textile techniques and colour palettes inspired from natural dyes.

Jessica Fitzgibbon of The Textile Company points to the reasoning behind the Invicta collection: “There’s a search for raw expression and valuable heritage. It’s a reflection of art and human science, preserved and enriched by resilient artists, people of other ages and different backgrounds, reuniting the knowledge and crafts of the past with skills of the future.”

Keep reading: www.stuff.co.nz...

6 days ago

What's the weirdest police chase you've ever seen?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

In Ngāruawāhia, police ended up chasing a suspect fleeing in a golf cart.

It's understood to have been linked to a break-in at the local golf club.

Read more here. What's the weirdest police chase you've seen?

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6 days ago

Hillcrest home sells for $690,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A three-bedroom home at 22 Mccracken Avenue in Hillcrest has sold for $690,000.

The 130sqm home is smaller than most homes in Hillcrest.

The sale was finalised on February 19, 2020. Its capital valuation is $620,000, compared with the median CV in the suburb of $560,000.

This information is … View more
A three-bedroom home at 22 Mccracken Avenue in Hillcrest has sold for $690,000.

The 130sqm home is smaller than most homes in Hillcrest.

The sale was finalised on February 19, 2020. Its capital valuation is $620,000, compared with the median CV in the suburb of $560,000.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

6 days ago

Hillcrest property goes for $589,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A house on Carrington Avenue in Hillcrest has sold for $589,000.

The 100sqm home is smaller than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Hillcrest is 148sqm.

The home at No. 46 was sold on February 17, 2020. It has three-bedrooms and one bathroom. Its capital valuation is $520,000. The … View more
A house on Carrington Avenue in Hillcrest has sold for $589,000.

The 100sqm home is smaller than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Hillcrest is 148sqm.

The home at No. 46 was sold on February 17, 2020. It has three-bedrooms and one bathroom. Its capital valuation is $520,000. The median CV in Hillcrest is $560,000.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

12 days ago

2020 Volunteer Excellence Awards - Long Service Award - RUNNER UP

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

The team at Volunteering Waikato would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Bev Kay, and would like to again recognise Bev for her extensive contribution to the community.
Last week she was awarded the Runner-Up at the 2020 Volunteer Excellence Awards - Long Service … View more
The team at Volunteering Waikato would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Bev Kay, and would like to again recognise Bev for her extensive contribution to the community.
Last week she was awarded the Runner-Up at the 2020 Volunteer Excellence Awards - Long Service category.
Bev has been someone that the New Zealand Red Cross counted on for 30 years. She co-ordinated Meals on Wheels in Te Awamutu, and helped to do more than just deliver food to people. Bev’s efforts kept vulnerable members of the community connected.
Click the READ MORE button to see the announcement of this award.

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7 days ago

Council Consultation – How the Game is Played - A Clayton’s Choice?

Rudi from Hamilton Lake

Council Consultation – A Clayton’s Choice?
- Opinion Piece by HRRA

How do you ensure you win an argument, while making the other person believe that they actually won? Simple – provide them with two options to argue over that may appear different, but both are in fact ones that you are … View more
Council Consultation – A Clayton’s Choice?
- Opinion Piece by HRRA

How do you ensure you win an argument, while making the other person believe that they actually won? Simple – provide them with two options to argue over that may appear different, but both are in fact ones that you are happy to accept. Provide a Clayton’s choice – two (or more) options, but no genuine choice. This is what the HRRA sees in the current consultancy document which has been provided by the Hamilton City Council on their 2020 ‘Back on Track’, budget proposal.

You may have seen the online ads asking you to make a submission on this ‘plan’. So do you want a 3.8% rate increase, or would you prefer that in these uncertain times the council has a rates freeze? Read the document this is not presented as an option for debate – page three states the council proposes the 3.8% increase goes ahead. So if you think that in a recession you are in a better position to spend your money than council, this is not an option for discussion - 3.8% property taxes are coming…

That was page three, what is next? Do you want to vote on tinkering around the edges on a number of projects, or do you think the council should seriously revisit their spending, provide proper cost benefit analyses on all major projects, indeed all major line items, and make tough decisions to stay within a budget? Oh wait, you are directed only to respond to their selected projects.

So what do you conclude? The council is required to ‘consult’ but unfortunately there appears to be absolutely no requirement for it to actually listen. Last year the HRRA controversially decided not to submit on the revised ten-year plan. We did not do this lightly. We knew it would be criticised, but we also knew that any credible submission we made would take a lot of time and effort, and for what? Previous experience had shown us that contrary submissions are largely ignored.

Of course, you might say what is the basis for that assumption? Don’t submit, don’t complain right? Perhaps we do not care about these issues? Maybe the hundreds of volunteer hours our members put in to try to improve accountability, transparency, integrity and democracy in council decisions are not genuine? Actually, we did this to send a message that these submission processes have become just that – submission; complete and absolute.

We are not alone in this view. In the last quality of life project survey in 2018, just 26% of Hamiltonians had confidence in council decision making. Moreover, Hamiltonians had the poorest level of response from all of the eight cities surveyed for: Rubbish on the Streets, Alcohol and Drugs, the Presence of Unsafe People - and was second only to Wellington for Begging issues (1).

When it comes to previous submission processes an analysis of the results does not make great reading either. Almost 2/3’s of written submissions opposed the new theatre. 71% opposed the Universal Annual General Charge (UAGC). Nearly all of those that made written submissions opposed rates rises. It is not surprising that just 30% of the Hamiltonian’s surveyed think the public has some influence on council decision making - a significant drop since 2016, and the lowest % for all of the cities surveyed (1).

Strong vibrant communities require people in those communities to stand up, speak out, and be listened to. It is hardly surprising that Hamiltonian’s appear disillusioned and survey results indicate such poor confidence in council decisions. Why speak out if you are just ignored? Why take part in consultation processes that don’t appear designed to truly want to hear your views? We have not even talked about previous consulting documents in relation to question design. Leading, double barrelled, loaded questions, questions beyond the respondent’s ability to answer. Consulting documents of the past have been a lesson in how not to write a good questionnaire if you want accurate responses.

However, we do have a new council; at least partially. Many were elected based upon the promise they would listen more to the community. Let us hope that they actually begin to do so soon, as to date our experience has been the opposite. Let us hope that they reform their consultancy processes and consider the community’s view. We live in hope.

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