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24 days ago

Teenage Years Toolbox Course – Online (Hamilton)

Frank from Hamilton East

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm $75

What you will learn

In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Teen years Toolbox will support you on your journey of letting go and handing over some of the controls as your young person learns to fly solo. Although the teen years can be challenging, they … View more
May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm $75

What you will learn

In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Teen years Toolbox will support you on your journey of letting go and handing over some of the controls as your young person learns to fly solo. Although the teen years can be challenging, they can also be some of the best years of your life – and theirs! Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your teenager and their big feelings, discipline, boundaries and lots more.

This course is a newer version of our Tweens and Teens Toolbox course. Please note that this course is aimed specifically at parents of teenagers 13 – 18 years.

What’s covered in the six sessions?

Session 1 Love is the foundation
Session 2 Parents
Session 3 Stronger, deeper, closer
Session 4 Heart-led parenting
Session 5 Discipline without shouting, force or fluster
Session 6 Putting it all together

Cost and payment
The cost is $75 per person or $110 per couple. However, our desire is that cost would never be a barrier, and we’d still love you to join us if you’re unable to contribute in this way. Get in touch, and we’ll get you booked in.

Details
This course will be running online (via Zoom) until further notice.
For more information, please phone Frank on 0211445616 or email frankparry@zoho.com

To Book
Online: www.theparentingplace.com...
(Select Hamilton online course).
or contact caitlin.penty@parentingplace.nz

The course will end on 9 July 2020.
Toolbox courses require a minimum of five participants to proceed.

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26 days ago

Drive safe Hamilton

The Team from Hamilton City Council

A drive to the supermarket, takeaways, or a pharmacy is still a drive. So please, take care and respect every road user’s right to be on the road, especially more vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.

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28 days ago

'It's not right' - elderly residents shipped from retirement village

Paul from Pukete

Coronavirus: 'It's not right' - elderly residents shipped from retirement village during Covid-19 lockdown Alandale Retirement Village resident Isabella Campbell was shocked when she was told she had to leave.

A resident of a Hamilton retirement village was shipped off on a bus … View more
Coronavirus: 'It's not right' - elderly residents shipped from retirement village during Covid-19 lockdown Alandale Retirement Village resident Isabella Campbell was shocked when she was told she had to leave.

A resident of a Hamilton retirement village was shipped off on a bus and others were told to leave their homes on the eve of New Zealand going into level 4 lockdown, treatment one family member described as "appalling".
And now many can't return without coughing up hundreds of dollars in extra weekly fees.
The "mistreatment" and "bullying" left vulnerable residents unsettled and stressed, family members told Stuff.
But Alandale Retirement Village management denied the allegations.
Spokesman David Oldershaw said an unfortunate "perfect storm" of coronavirus and newly-discovered fire compliance issues meant residents would not have been safe to stay during Alert Level 4.
Seven residents were advised to leave because coronavirus might result in social isolation, and the building's now-compulsory fire wardens may not be able to stay.
Bev Kensington was sent to a rest home in Waikato when family could not collect her from the retirement village on the day before lockdown.
On the day before lockdown, March 25, Bev Kensington was told to pack her clothes and get on a bus because she could not stay in the apartment the 76 year old owned.
Her sister and Bev's power of attorney, Lyn McKay, received a call from Alandale asking if a family member take Bev "because they were going to empty out the apartments".
"I said no, Bev is not to be moved. She's better in her own apartment because she's got everything familiar there."
Bev then called Lyn in a stressed state. She said someone had come into her room telling her to pack because a bus was leaving at 1pm.
"To me, she was better left where she was, that's her home, and she owns it."
Bev was taken to a rest home on the outskirts of Hamilton and no-one could do anything about it, Lyn said.
"She was put in a small room with a hospital bed and chest of drawers, a shared ensuite, no TV, radio or personal phone, newspapers or even a chair until she asked for one.
"She eats her meals sitting on her bed.
"It's virtually like a little jail - she's in her room out there with nothing."
Now Bev can't afford the extra $632.50 per week she understands she must pay. So Lyn has organised a unit in another Hamilton retirement village.
It will cost her about $345,000 to move there.
Alandale Retirement Village resident Isabella Campbell and her daughter Christina. Christina believes residents have been treated "appallingly".
Fellow resident Isabella Campbell, 92, said the extra weekly fee is "unjustified".
"I can't. I won't. It's not right - that money was so hard earned."
Isabella's daughter Christina Campbell said the fire safety issues were a surprise.
"We believe apartment residents were unnecessarily advised or pressured to leave their homes, in an attempt by management to vacate the building," Christina told Stuff.
"The very people who should have been looking after my mother have treated her appallingly."

Alandale resident Eric Simpson said he couldn't afford $632.50 as an extra weekly fee for his apartment.
Eric Simpson, 85, also thinks the fee is unjustified.
"That [fee] would drain me, I couldn't afford that. I pay $2183.27 each month.
"For people at my age, it's a predicament, because you don't want to impose on your family, you want to be independent, which I was."
Alandale's board chair Bronwyn Smits, did not respond to questions and referred all enquiries to Oldershaw.
He denied residents were forced to leave.
Alandale Retirement Village is prime real estate on the banks of the Waikato River.
A "strong recommendation" was made they find alternative accommodation during lockdown
"It was a really unfortunate situation in that shortly before lockdown Alandale discovered fire separation issues in the building."
A letter sent to residents and family in April said emergency evacuation procedures required by Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) mean two wardens had to stay at the premises every night.
"There were serious concerns about the ability to continue to provide services, including fire warden services to the residents."
In response to claims the residents had been bullied or mistreated, Oldershaw said he understood why some were upset.
"In Alandale's view it was the right course of action for the residents' safety at the time."
When asked about the extra $632.50 per week fee, Oldershaw said it was based on a previous bill for the fire wardens, and could be subject to change.
It was a high cost, but that was the "reality of the situation".
Alandale has consent from Hamilton City Council to build 15 new villas on a property adjacent to the apartments, Oldershaw said.
But the board has "no plans at all" to develop the affected apartment building.
"There's no ulterior motive, that's totally untrue.

24 days ago

We have our WINNERS! - Mother's Day Giveaway

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia Ora Neighbours,

Thank you so much for all your entries in our Mother's Day competition, it was awesome to see how you would be treating your mum on that special day or how you'd say thanks once we head to Alert Level 2 as a country this Thursday.

With that being said, we want … View more
Kia Ora Neighbours,

Thank you so much for all your entries in our Mother's Day competition, it was awesome to see how you would be treating your mum on that special day or how you'd say thanks once we head to Alert Level 2 as a country this Thursday.

With that being said, we want to say a massive congrats to Jessica from Woolston, Jesintha from Halswell, Natalie from Botany Downs, Angela from Rangiora and Maree from Titahi Bay! You're the winners of the SOS business vouchers worth $100! Check your email to see how you can claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone else who entered, we hope all the mums around the country had a fantastic Mother's Day!

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24 days ago

Celebrating International Nurses Day.

Oceania Healthcare

To celebrate International Nurses Day, we've launched 'In Their Shoes' – a celebration of our dedicated and clinically skilled nurses who work at the forefront of New Zealand's aged care sector.

To mark the day, each of our Oceania frontline nurses will be gifted a bespoke… View more
To celebrate International Nurses Day, we've launched 'In Their Shoes' – a celebration of our dedicated and clinically skilled nurses who work at the forefront of New Zealand's aged care sector.

To mark the day, each of our Oceania frontline nurses will be gifted a bespoke pair of Allbirds, as a token of our respect for every step they take for New Zealand.
Learn more

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25 days ago

Phyllis Acupuncture Clinic

Phyllis from Nawton

Hi Everyone,
Phyllis acupuncture clinic re opens this Thursday. A disfection plan will be rolled out which includes staggering appts to ensure my clients do not come into contact wiz each other. Moreover, I will have sufficient time to disinfect the clinic for the next client. For a start, the … View more
Hi Everyone,
Phyllis acupuncture clinic re opens this Thursday. A disfection plan will be rolled out which includes staggering appts to ensure my clients do not come into contact wiz each other. Moreover, I will have sufficient time to disinfect the clinic for the next client. For a start, the appt hrs are 11am, 12.15pm, 2pm and 3.15pm from Monday to Saturday. However, please call up your GP instead if you have any flu like symptoms.

We provide treatments for:
Pregnancy related issues
Women's Wellness
Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal disorders

Call Phyllis at (M) 0220 81 85 87 for an appointment.

Address:
99 Grandview Rd Nawton Hamilton

For more infor, visit:
m.facebook.com...

Thank you.

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26 days ago

Westpac Bank

Paiaka (Pai) from Nawton

To all Westpac card eftpos card holders, the Westpac bank system is going through an OUTAGE. If you're having problems with your cards- that's why

25 days ago

SPCA'S JUMP TO THE RESCUE IS BACK!

The National Team from SPCA - Hamilton Centre

Looking to break free after being in lockdown?

Jump to the Rescue is our exciting fundraising event, perfect for adrenaline junkies looking to help a good cause!

Join team SPCA, you won’t regret it:
- Simply sign up at www.spca.nz...
- Share your fundraising page and ask family and friends to … View more
Looking to break free after being in lockdown?

Jump to the Rescue is our exciting fundraising event, perfect for adrenaline junkies looking to help a good cause!

Join team SPCA, you won’t regret it:
- Simply sign up at www.spca.nz...
- Share your fundraising page and ask family and friends to sponsor you
- Raise $775 and you will skydive for free!

Register now for early bird sign up and take to the skies this August: www.spca.nz...

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25 days ago

Can't get to the newsstands for your favourite gardening mag?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

If you're having trouble getting your hands on your favourite gardening mag, don't forget you can now order our current May issue online. The price of $9.70 includes shipping.

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25 days ago

Jungle gym/monkey bars

Penny from Hamilton East

Does anyone have some and are willing to sell / gift / trade? Thanks

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33 days ago

Junk mail from church groups

Ashley from Nawton

I was on the understanding pamphlets are still not to be delivered during lockdown and what is worse is that this has been made to look like an official covid19 advertising. Not to mention it was put in a letter box that has a no junk mail sticker on it . I you are part of this church I hope you … View moreI was on the understanding pamphlets are still not to be delivered during lockdown and what is worse is that this has been made to look like an official covid19 advertising. Not to mention it was put in a letter box that has a no junk mail sticker on it . I you are part of this church I hope you understand that by advertising the way you have you are the reason we might have to be in lockdown longer

25 days ago

Join the rapidly growing IT industry!

ATC Vision College

Are you wanting a career in Web or Software Development? We offer a $2000 scholarship for domestic students aged 25 to 35 who join our IT programme!

Our “Full Stack” IT programme will prepare you for entry into the rapidly growing IT industry. This two-year programme will allow you just as … View more
Are you wanting a career in Web or Software Development? We offer a $2000 scholarship for domestic students aged 25 to 35 who join our IT programme!

Our “Full Stack” IT programme will prepare you for entry into the rapidly growing IT industry. This two-year programme will allow you just as much practical time learning and writing code as most three-year degrees!

Visit our website to find out more about what you can gain from our NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) and our NZ Diploma in Software Development (Level 6).
Learn more

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26 days ago

$10 Whiteware pickup/disposal service - every weekend

Charlie from Saint Andrews

$10 Whiteware pickup/disposal - Hamilton every Weekend and after 4pm weekdays
** Items be left outside if nobody likely to be home**
For the small cost of $10 per item, - Text / Call 0220447008 or PM us to organise
We pickup for $10 Fridges/freezers, chest freezers,Washing machines, … View more
$10 Whiteware pickup/disposal - Hamilton every Weekend and after 4pm weekdays
** Items be left outside if nobody likely to be home**
For the small cost of $10 per item, - Text / Call 0220447008 or PM us to organise
We pickup for $10 Fridges/freezers, chest freezers,Washing machines, dishwasher,oven, stoves, dryers & exercise equipment
This is for Hamilton City, As we currently not travel any further
** Items be left outside if nobody likely to be home**
Text / Call 0220447008 or PM us to organise

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26 days ago

Level 2 Opening

Sarah from Skin Sense Beauty Therapy

Hi everyone
I will be opening again this Thursday for appointments under Covid-19 Level 2 guidelines.
Find us on Facebook: Skin Sense Beauty Therapy or
www.skinsensebeautytherapy.co.nz...
Looking forward to seeing you
Sarah

26 days ago

Council services and facilities at Alert Level 2

The Team from Hamilton City Council

From Thursday 14 May you'll be able to borrow library books, head to their favourite community facility, and enjoy the city’s renowned playgrounds under COVID-19 Alert Level 2.

Read what this means for our services and facilities below⤵️

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