Newstead, Hamilton

6 days 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
  • 14.3% No, I never use mine up anyway
    14.3% Complete
  • 26% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26% Complete
5626 votes
2 days ago

Hello neighbours

Nikita Kohli from

We are getting busy!!!!
Lots of new children in our Bright Beginnings family. Thank you to the amazing Hamilton community for their awesome support and love.
We are still offering four weeks free childcare for all new enrolments.

2 days ago

Mesoverse - Free, public immersive art installation.

Lauren from Fairfield

Hi everyone, thanks to the amazing public support and interest, we are extending our opening hours with special school holiday hours!

Totally free to enter!

Mesoverse, multi media immersive art installation opening hours:
Special school holidays times between July 16th - 18th, 1 - 3pm.
Then… View more
Hi everyone, thanks to the amazing public support and interest, we are extending our opening hours with special school holiday hours!

Totally free to enter!

Mesoverse, multi media immersive art installation opening hours:
Special school holidays times between July 16th - 18th, 1 - 3pm.
Then back to regular hours from July 23rd to August 8th,
Thurs to Fri 5 -7pm and Sat 2 - 4pm.

Entry on the Victoria On The River side.
Child friendly.

Imagine walking through a secret door, a journey through a maze bursting with creativity and multimedia installations, where physical and digital arts blend together as one and you arrive into an intergalactic universe, MESOVERSE!

Mesoverse is an exciting, innovative project with established local artists collaborating with lighting and multimedia specialists to create a public art space like no other! A large scale immersive artwork and a mixed media playground.

Find out more here: mesoverse.nz

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2 days ago

Daphne Fragrant

Pat from Riverlea

Large, fragrant flowers open from dark pink buds into large clusters. A 2-year-old plant can have as many as 10 clusters along each stem. Aside from the size of its blooms, the fragrance produces really sets this plant apart - it's undoubtedly the sweetest, most divinely scented, a very easy … View moreLarge, fragrant flowers open from dark pink buds into large clusters. A 2-year-old plant can have as many as 10 clusters along each stem. Aside from the size of its blooms, the fragrance produces really sets this plant apart - it's undoubtedly the sweetest, most divinely scented, a very easy Daphne to grow.

It thrives in a wide range of conditions and is even happy in full sun but avoid afternoon hard sun.

Auction is for 1 plant as shown in a pot in a photo, The plant is grown from cutting.

Price: $12

2 days ago

2 Man Van Services

Devan from Smart Express Hamilton

Items 2 big 4 your car? Call us today for a quote on our two-man van service. No job is too big or too small.

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3 days ago

Come along to your Community Health Forum

Andre Chivell from Waikato District Health Board

Kia ora neighbours, we at Waikato DHB want more of you to have a say in health.

Come along to your Community Health Forum and tell us about your experience of the COVID-19 response and hear from your DHB on local health updates.

When: 10am – noon, Thursday 16 July
Where: Raglan Arts … View more
Kia ora neighbours, we at Waikato DHB want more of you to have a say in health.

Come along to your Community Health Forum and tell us about your experience of the COVID-19 response and hear from your DHB on local health updates.

When: 10am – noon, Thursday 16 July
Where: Raglan Arts Centre, 5 Stewart St, Raglan

Community Health Forums are a gathering of local people who share in a conversation about what matters to their community and hear what’s happening from the DHB and other local organisations/groups.

We look forward to meeting you. He whakarongo tātou – we’re here to listen
Learn more

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3 days ago

Paint it red with Resene for Red Nose Day!

Resene

Buy any red testpot from your local Resene owned ColorShop between 13-31 July 2020 and Resene will donate $1 to CureKids Red Nose Day!

The more red testpots you buy, the more will be donated! Offer applies to all retail purchases of Resene red testpots (excludes metallics and wood stains).

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Buy any red testpot from your local Resene owned ColorShop between 13-31 July 2020 and Resene will donate $1 to CureKids Red Nose Day!

The more red testpots you buy, the more will be donated! Offer applies to all retail purchases of Resene red testpots (excludes metallics and wood stains).

Help us make a difference to the health of kiwi children.
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3 days ago

Tilly’s kindness to animals

AMI Insurance

Tilly says kindness is when the community gets behind giving animals a second chance at life. To read more kindness stores visit our AMI Hub. Learn more

6 days 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

5 days ago

Dunedin's coast: NZ's little slice of "Bali" is full of wildlife

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

With sweeping beaches, hidden caves, seals, penguins and albatross - we think this must be the most underrated stretch of New Zealand. Have you been? Read more on the link below.

4 days ago

Subscribe to Sunday Star Times

Stuff Ltd

What better way to take a load off than to put your feet up and get inspired with a fresh copy of the Sunday Star-Times each week. For a limited time, when you subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for just 6 months*, we are giving away a free Gourmet Spice Pack valued at $65 so you can get crafty in … View moreWhat better way to take a load off than to put your feet up and get inspired with a fresh copy of the Sunday Star-Times each week. For a limited time, when you subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for just 6 months*, we are giving away a free Gourmet Spice Pack valued at $65 so you can get crafty in the kitchen with Raptor Naturals finest flavours.

Call us on 0800 339 000 or click on the button below and use the promo code “SSTRAPTOR” to redeem this special offer now.

Hurry as this offer ends 31st July, 2020!

*T&Cs apply. For full terms and conditions, please visit www.mags4gifts.co.nz
Subscribe Now

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4 days ago

Ready set, get Upcycling!

Resene

It's time to get your creative caps on and put your decorative DIY skills to great use! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely … View moreIt's time to get your creative caps on and put your decorative DIY skills to great use! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your creations!

Take part in the 2020 Resene Upcycling Awards. There's four great prizes worth $500 are up for grabs: a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!
Get Upcycling now

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4 days ago

Puppy found on Peachgrove Rd near Mardon

Colleen from Fairfield

Please know that this lost puppy was found on Peachgrove Rd near Mardon and taken to Carevets Chartwell if it's yours!

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4 days ago

Multicultural Tree Planting event @ Waiwhakareke, Sat 18 July

Todd Nachowitz from EarthDiverse

MULTICULTURAL TREE PLANTING:
Saturday 18th July 2020, 10:30am-1:30pm
Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park (across from the main entrance to the Hamilton Zoo), Brymer Road, Hamilton
EarthDiverse, the Waikato Interfaith Council, the Waikato Multicultural Council, GoEco, Kaivolution, Tui 2000, … View more
MULTICULTURAL TREE PLANTING:
Saturday 18th July 2020, 10:30am-1:30pm
Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park (across from the main entrance to the Hamilton Zoo), Brymer Road, Hamilton
EarthDiverse, the Waikato Interfaith Council, the Waikato Multicultural Council, GoEco, Kaivolution, Tui 2000, Friends of Waiwhakareke, the Bahá’í Community, Waikato Biodiversity Forum, Artmakers Trust and the Hamilton City Council are co-organising a Community-wide tree planting event to take place in Hamilton on Saturday 18 July 2020, 10:30am-1:30pm (Rain Date in case of absolutely awful weather will be on Saturday 1 August). Bring a spade or shovel, gumboots, appropriate outdoor weather gear (e.g. hat, rain gear, sunglasses), some gardening gloves, water and a big smile. Don't forget to bring your friends and family!
If you don’t want to dig there are other ways to help out (like bringing a small food donation, or helping with setting out and serving a light lunch). A light lunch will be served (courtesy of Kaivolution, GoEco, WIFCO, EarthDiverse, the Bahá’í Community and others). Please bring your own plates, cutlery or mugs in order to minimise waste.
Make sure you are there for the group orientation from 10:30-11:00am. We'll plant from about 11:00-12:30pm. 100 people would mean planting about 5-10 saplings each.
Planting will be followed by a free sponsored light lunch with the help of GoEco, Kaivolution, the Waikato Interfaith Council, EarthDiverse and the Hamilton City Council.
Our annual community tree planting event is family friendly, free, fun and open to the public. All are welcome to attend.
Mark this date in your diaries now. Come and work together and help offset our carbon usage!

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