Pukete, Hamilton

33 days ago

NEW! SuperSeniors Newsletter COVID-19 special edition

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The new SuperSeniors e-Newsletter is available on our website NOW! This e-Newsletter includes the additional guidance for what seniors can do during Alert Level 3 and information from the Student Volunteer Army and Age Concern about the services they are offering.

It also has … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The new SuperSeniors e-Newsletter is available on our website NOW! This e-Newsletter includes the additional guidance for what seniors can do during Alert Level 3 and information from the Student Volunteer Army and Age Concern about the services they are offering.

It also has the details on the Winter Energy Payment that starts again today!

Click here to read: bit.ly...

To get our Newsletter emailed to you, if you receive the NZ Super or Veteran’s Pension, update your email in MyMSD here: my.msd.govt.nz...

If you do not receive either of these entitlements but you want to receive our Newsletter you can subscribe here: bit.ly...

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33 days ago

What do you think the recovery solution for tourism operators will be?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Waitomo Caves and a walking tours business in Tongariro National Park are among those worried about travel between regions being ruled out in level 2.

The tourism industry is on a tightrope, Ruapehu Mayor Don Cameron says.

Read more here. What do you think the best way forward is for tourism … View more
Waitomo Caves and a walking tours business in Tongariro National Park are among those worried about travel between regions being ruled out in level 2.

The tourism industry is on a tightrope, Ruapehu Mayor Don Cameron says.

Read more here. What do you think the best way forward is for tourism operators?

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33 days ago

Job opportunities – essential fixed-term roles

AMI Te Rapa

Need a new job during these uncertain times? At AMI we believe everyone has a unique point of view to share shaped by life experiences, cultures & passions.

We have essential fixed-term roles from entry level to specialists available to ensure our customers are looked after in this new New … View more
Need a new job during these uncertain times? At AMI we believe everyone has a unique point of view to share shaped by life experiences, cultures & passions.

We have essential fixed-term roles from entry level to specialists available to ensure our customers are looked after in this new New Zealand.

We offer training and support to set you up for success, office locations around NZ, flexible working options and a great team culture.
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33 days ago

common sense

Russelle from Nawton

HAMILTON CITY COUNCIL NOTICE;
Playgrounds still off limits to keep the community safe




Extra signs and security tape are going up throughout Hamilton to remind people the city’s playgrounds are closed to keep our community safe.

Hamilton City Council closed the playgrounds, including … View more
HAMILTON CITY COUNCIL NOTICE;
Playgrounds still off limits to keep the community safe




Extra signs and security tape are going up throughout Hamilton to remind people the city’s playgrounds are closed to keep our community safe.

Hamilton City Council closed the playgrounds, including skate parks and basketball courts, when the country went to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 on 23 March. The Government has ruled playgrounds out of bounds under Alert Levels 3 and 4.

The measure is not only to discourage people from different bubbles gathering, but also because the virus can remain on hard surfaces for up to 72 hours.

Mayor Paula Southgate says playgrounds were shut to safeguard the community but not everyone is getting that message.

“It amazes me that people are prepared to risk their health and the health of their community by pulling down tape and removing signs. This gives kids the impression playgrounds are open, which is just not true,” Mayor Southgate says.

“While it’s tempting to relax our vigilance after so many weeks, we actually need to increase our efforts now more people are out and about. And we also need teens and caregivers to be aware of that.

“If we end up with lots of children from different bubbles using the same play equipment, we could also end up with the virus spreading through our community. That’s exactly what we’ve been working hard to avoid – no one wants to go back to Level 4.”

Hamilton’s parks and walking tracks are open, so children and caregivers can still enjoy the city’s open spaces if they want a change from their own backyard.

The rule is to keep play local but children can still run around outside, play tag, have leaf fights, take their scooter to the park, kick a ball around and enjoy the autumn weather, as long as they stick to their own bubble and stay two metres away from other people.

“We’ve worked hard to keep our playgrounds fun and up-to-date but they’re not the only way to play,” says Mayor Southgate. “We just need to stick it out for a while longer, and then we’ll all be back enjoying the city’s green spaces to their full potential.”

For more information:

Tracey Lowndes
Communication and Engagement Advisor | Great River City
Tracey.lowndes@hcc.govt.nz
07 858 5723




Good God What has happened to the collective common sense of our people. Surely Council should not need to spell this out, but yes, tape around our parks is broken, people are wandering around them and kids are playing in them. There are heaps of unsupervised kids wandering the streets doing what they like. Its insane. I'm over useless, lazy, brainless parents putting everyone in danger whilst other parents are doing their best to amuse and educate their kids at home and out of danger.
I'm sick of level three too , but it just needs to be done properly or we will end n level 4 again.

I'm just gobsmacked that there are people out there too lazy , too selfish , too entitled and too brainless to conform. How pathetic.

33 days ago

Find your new favourite artworks online

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

For the first time in its history, this year will see the Auckland Art Fair go online. From 11am NZST on Thursday 30 April until Sunday 17 May, Artfair.co.nz will be hosting a Virtual Art Fair where you will discover more than 30 galleries from New Zealand and Australia displaying works that would … View moreFor the first time in its history, this year will see the Auckland Art Fair go online. From 11am NZST on Thursday 30 April until Sunday 17 May, Artfair.co.nz will be hosting a Virtual Art Fair where you will discover more than 30 galleries from New Zealand and Australia displaying works that would have otherwise been seen at the 2020 Auckland Art Fair.

The Virtual Art Fair is in recognition of the artists who have already made special works for the Auckland Art Fair that couldn’t happen, and the galleries who have supported them in doing so.

“It comes at a time of global uncertainty, when the importance of art, community and culture are especially apparent,” their team said in a recent statement.

The Auckland Art Fair is designed to be “a celebration – as best we can – of the talent and diversity of art making by artists from our region; not only across New Zealand and Australia, but also around the wider Pacific-rim. We hope that, wherever possible, some of these artists and galleries will be supported by someone buying a work of art.”

Browse, look, enquire and consider as you get to know new galleries and artists in support of contemporary culture at a time when the artists and galleries really need it.

Find out more at www.artfair.co.nz.

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33 days ago

Have you signed up for free gardening advice yet?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say chillies are hot stuff and share our recipe for Sudden Death Salsa. It’s time to plant bulbs, cut and dry lemon verbena, enjoy autumn flowers indoors, admire heirloom corn and flout the seed spacing rules. Find out where to buy seeds, bulbs, seedlings, flowers, … View moreIn this week’s issue we say chillies are hot stuff and share our recipe for Sudden Death Salsa. It’s time to plant bulbs, cut and dry lemon verbena, enjoy autumn flowers indoors, admire heirloom corn and flout the seed spacing rules. Find out where to buy seeds, bulbs, seedlings, flowers, shrubs, trees and gardening gear for online retail therapy. Also be in to win the May issue of NZ Gardener.

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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33 days ago

Playgrounds still off limits to keep the community safe

The Team from Hamilton City Council

Hey Hamilton, we love playgrounds and going for a skate just as much as you! But they’re closed for a reason, please continue to stay off them until it’s safe for us all to play again!

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33 days ago

Casual Cycling

Tiffiney from Burbush - Rotokauri

Are there any competent recreational cyclists out there who may be retired and have some spare time to cycle with my son Jack. We cycle together quite regularly around Rotokauri and surrounding rural districts - me on my hand cycle and him on a road or mountain bike. He’s pretty motivated but … View moreAre there any competent recreational cyclists out there who may be retired and have some spare time to cycle with my son Jack. We cycle together quite regularly around Rotokauri and surrounding rural districts - me on my hand cycle and him on a road or mountain bike. He’s pretty motivated but just needs a reminder on changing gears and a bit of a mentor. He’s 18 and has a small intellectual disability but is capable and fit on the bike and it would be great for him to have a different cycling buddy to help him keep fit and active. Contact me on tperry@perry.co.nz if your interested or leave me your details on here. Thanks

33 days ago

Mothers Day

Sarah from Skin Sense Beauty Therapy

Hey everyone
Mothers Day is approaching us soon and I know there are a tonne of great mums who had been real troopers through the lockdown.
I have Mothers Day Packages available until 8th May.
Total Radiance Facial and Back Massage - normally $110 now $90. (There are 4 of these available)
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Hey everyone
Mothers Day is approaching us soon and I know there are a tonne of great mums who had been real troopers through the lockdown.
I have Mothers Day Packages available until 8th May.
Total Radiance Facial and Back Massage - normally $110 now $90. (There are 4 of these available)
Message me if you would like to purchase a voucher. The valid date will only start once we are at Level 2 and it will be valid 6 months from then.
Sarah

33 days ago

Congratulations to our winner

The Team from Readers Tours

A huge thank you to everyone who completed our website questionnaire.

⭐️ Congratulations to our $50 Prezzy Card winner, Christine ⭐️

We were overwhelmed by the responses and look forward to making the necessary changes to improve our website experience.

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33 days ago

Paint a wooden chair

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

Take one plain wooden dining chair and make it a stand-alone statement piece with two Resene colours. You don’t always need a full set of dining chairs; they can be statement pieces all on their own!

You could use a chair like this in a home office, as a plant stand, or as a bedside table for … View more
Take one plain wooden dining chair and make it a stand-alone statement piece with two Resene colours. You don’t always need a full set of dining chairs; they can be statement pieces all on their own!

You could use a chair like this in a home office, as a plant stand, or as a bedside table for your books and lamp. Painting one chair is an easy way to inject a bit of colour into a room too.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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34 days ago

Test your landlord knowledge!

Lodge City Rentals

Do you know the latest regulations? It can be hard to keep up with the rights and responsibilities as a landlord when the rules around us are changing.

Put your knowldege to the test and take our Covid-19 quiz. See how you score – if you still have questions, our property management team stay… View more
Do you know the latest regulations? It can be hard to keep up with the rights and responsibilities as a landlord when the rules around us are changing.

Put your knowldege to the test and take our Covid-19 quiz. See how you score – if you still have questions, our property management team stay up to date with the latest regulations and can answer your trickiest rental related questions.

So contact Jason and put him to the test.

Mobile 021 880 805 | Email jasonw@lodge.co.nz
Take the quiz

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34 days ago

Who's missing the attention during the Covid-19 lockdown?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Animals at Hamilton Zoo are missing having visiting admirers, the curator says.

And it's not just the case in our town - it's been noted in Wellington and Christchurch too.

Read more here, including which species are noticing it most and how keepers are getting around it.

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34 days ago

Want a warm, healthier home?

The team from EnergySmart - Waikato

EnergySmart work on behalf of the Government to provide the Warmer Kiwi Homes Insulation & Heating grants.

You could be eligible for this grant that gives you 67% off the price of insulation and heat pumps.

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34 days ago

Funding provides critical support for Hamiltonians

The Team from Hamilton City Council

We're helping out community organisations so they can continue to support Hamiltonians most in need.

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