Pukete, Hamilton

36 days ago

Poll: Which takeaways have you been craving?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Contactless takeaways or restaurant deliveries are possible now New Zealand is down to alert level three.

Some people queued up early.

Which takeaways have you been craving?

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Which takeaways have you been craving?
  • 9.6% Fast food like McDonald's, KFC, and co.
    9.6% Complete
  • 8.6% Local restaurants or cafes - explain in the comments.
    8.6% Complete
  • 10% Coffee!
    10% Complete
  • 68.4% None, I'm happy with home cooking.
    68.4% Complete
  • 3.3% Other - let us know in the comments.
    3.3% Complete
209 votes
35 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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35 days ago

Notice of 2020 Triennial Election of Trustees

WEL Energy Trust

Nominations for the WEL Energy Trust triennial election are now open!

WEL Energy Trust seeks nominations for seven (7) trustee positions with an election to be held on Friday 26 June 2020.

To find out more, please visit the WEL Energy Trust website where you can access the Candidate … View more
Nominations for the WEL Energy Trust triennial election are now open!

WEL Energy Trust seeks nominations for seven (7) trustee positions with an election to be held on Friday 26 June 2020.

To find out more, please visit the WEL Energy Trust website where you can access the Candidate Handbook, Nomination Form and other relevant information.

Nominations close at 12 noon on Thursday 14 May 2020.
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38 days ago

Asking New Zealanders to show their support for supermarket workers getting pay increases

Paul from Pukete

click on link sign petition
chng.it...
The aim is a million signatures
Everyone on the shop floor pulled together to meet the needs the public for the most part, with the exclusion of entitled ignorant individuals appreciated these efforts
I am are now calling on New Zealanders to show their… View more
click on link sign petition
chng.it...
The aim is a million signatures
Everyone on the shop floor pulled together to meet the needs the public for the most part, with the exclusion of entitled ignorant individuals appreciated these efforts
I am are now calling on New Zealanders to show their support for supermarket workers getting pay increases in store.

I am calling on New Zealanders to show their support for supermarket workers getting pay increases in store. by signing this petition
Each signature will be copied to the CEO of the companies involved as we filled our trolleys we will fill their inboxes
In your comments please advise if you signed the petition and shared with your contacts is so that's great thanks for the help


News Alert
Essential Countdown and Foodstuffs workers will lose their 10% bonus under Level 3, supermarkets confirm
FRI, APR 24 • SOURCE: 1 NEWS

A ten per cent bonus given out to supermarket workers during the Level 4 lockdown will be stripped away at Level 3, Foodstuffs and Countdown have confirmed.
‘It took a pandemic’ – FIRST Union celebrating 10% bonus for supermarket workers
Tali Williams says Foodstuffs had previously told them they couldn’t make decisions for all supermarkets. Source: Breakfast

First Union, which represents workers at New Zealand supermarkets, called it "a backwards step" and said "supermarkets workers are understandably angry and feeling pretty crushed.

"Workers are risking their safety, often for poverty wages, so that the rest of us can stay home and eliminate the spread of Covid-19 in New Zealand as we’ve been asked to do," First Union spokesperson Tali Williams said.
“Many supermarket workers are telling us that they’re scared and stressed, overworked and struggling with rent, and the ten per cent bonus from employers was one of the only things keeping them afloat.”

Supermarket workers not feeling valued as their 10 percent lockdown bonus expires

Countdown stopped worker bonuses earlier this week, with New World and Pak'nSave following suit when the country enters Alert Level 3. Source: 1 NEWS
"There's no such problem for the supermarkets themselves, who have quite simply been raking it in."

A spokesperson for Countdown confirmed the 10 per cent bonus would not continue under Level 3, and said it is now safer and less busy for their workers.
"We've put in place a range of really strong measures to create a more controlled environment for our team, and thankfully, we've also seen demand from customers calm," they said.
Countdown has committed to paying team members with more than a years' service the Living Wage - $21.15 per hour.
Team members are also entitled to a ten per cent discount on food, the spokesperson said, and staff deemed to be at high risk from Covid-19 are still being paid despite not working.

Foodstuffs, which owns New World, PAKn'SAVE and Four Square, also confirmed the bonus would be removed, but added that they had paid one extra week of bonuses after the Government extended Level 4.

"As the country moves out of Alert Level 4 it makes sense that wages return to normal and owners usual business processes pick up again including undertaking employee pay reviews and rewarding their teams independently for their hard work,"a Foodstuffs' spokesperson said."Throughout New Zealand’s battle with Covid-19, Foodstuffs supermarket owners and their teams have done an incredible job ensuring Kiwi households grocery needs have been met.

"The increased demand by shoppers for products has put a strain on the supply chain but suppliers, distribution and transport teams, and everyone on the shop floor has pulled together to meet these needs.

"Thankfully, these measures and the collective pulling together of the country has meant New Zealand is now preparing to move to Alert Level 3, a positive step in the right direction and one which allows many businesses to reopen and more people to return back to work.

"This signals a positive step in the return of New Zealand to a 'more normal' existence, but we recognise the journey is not over and protective measures including physical distancing remain critically important.
“Supporting our people remains utmost in our minds and the need to get the balance right is imperative as we prepare for a journey back to business as usual.”
First Union is now calling on New Zealanders to show their support for supermarket workers getting pay increases in store.
"Bring a heart, draw a heart, wear a heart - get creative - involve your kids and your families - and display or wear your support proudly when you’re visiting the supermarket as normal during level 3

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35 days ago

Time to get decorating!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

Now’s a great time to get decorating... and enjoy savings on your favourite Resene products.

The 25% off sale has been extended until 4 May 2020 for all Resene cardholders!

Get 25% off the normal price of Resene premium paints, stains, primers/sealers, wallpaper, decorating accessories and … View more
Now’s a great time to get decorating... and enjoy savings on your favourite Resene products.

The 25% off sale has been extended until 4 May 2020 for all Resene cardholders!

Get 25% off the normal price of Resene premium paints, stains, primers/sealers, wallpaper, decorating accessories and Resene cleaning products at Resene owned ColorShops. If you’re not a cardholder already you can sign up at www.resene.co.nz/diycard or when you order online.


You can order:

Order now via the online shop, shop.resene.co.nz, for click and collect or contactless delivery, staff will confirm when orders are ready to collect.

Email your order to your local Resene ColorShop or reseller. Resene staff will arrange it for collection or contactless delivery.

Phone your local Resene ColorShop or reseller during normal shop hours to place your order. See www.resene.co.nz/colorshops for email and phone details for your local Resene ColorShop.

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35 days ago

What has lockdown cost Hamilton City Council?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Revenue drops and spending on capital projects were discussed when city councillors talked finances at a Tuesday meeting.

The full financial impact of the coronavirus lockdown isn't yet known, but staff reports tallied extra spending required in that period, Councillor Ewan Wilson said.

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Revenue drops and spending on capital projects were discussed when city councillors talked finances at a Tuesday meeting.

The full financial impact of the coronavirus lockdown isn't yet known, but staff reports tallied extra spending required in that period, Councillor Ewan Wilson said.

Read more here.

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36 days ago

Need to save on power?

Electricity Authority

If COVID-19 means you’ve been using more power, or if it’s affected your income, talk to your power company to check you’re on the best plan.

Find more advice and support at the Electricity Authority’s website.

Talk, Check, see if you can save.
Find out more

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43 days ago

Please share an ANZAC story with us Waikato...

RSA

Dear Wakato - ANZAC Day will look a little different for us this year - however, there are many ways for you to acknowledge the incredible men and women who have served our communities and given their lives for our country.

We invite you to share a memory or photo to commemorate this special … View more
Dear Wakato - ANZAC Day will look a little different for us this year - however, there are many ways for you to acknowledge the incredible men and women who have served our communities and given their lives for our country.

We invite you to share a memory or photo to commemorate this special day on Neighbourly below. It could be a story of a member in your family who served - or perhaps the way you and your family celebrate ANZAC Day each year. (It might even be a photo of your freshly baked can't be-beaten ANZAC cookies).

We also invite you to take part in Stand at Dawn and join us at 6:00 am on Saturday 25 April. Stand at your letterbox, at the front door, in your lounge rooms, balconies, in your driveway. Wherever you are in the world, stand with us and take a moment to remember our fallen – but please stay within your ‘bubble’.

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36 days ago

Wondering where you can and can't walk under level 3?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Narrow parts of the track around Hamilton Lake aren't safe for physical distancing, according to police.

Read a bit more of the level 3 advice here.

Have you been wondering where you can walk and what you can do, or do you feel like it's been explained enough?

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36 days ago

Fun engaging learning.

NumberWorks'nWords Hamilton Rototuna

NumberWorks'nWords remains online during lock down level 3. Our lessons are being delivered in the same fun, engaging way. Here is some feedback from one of our parents.

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36 days ago

Looking forward to your next copy of NZ Gardener?

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

I am (very) pleased to tell you that now that the country is in Level Three, the May issue of NZ Gardener will be sent to our printers, and the magazine will be on sale from May 7. And believe me the May issue is packed with the good stuff, with ideas of what you can sow, plant, pick and preserve … View moreI am (very) pleased to tell you that now that the country is in Level Three, the May issue of NZ Gardener will be sent to our printers, and the magazine will be on sale from May 7. And believe me the May issue is packed with the good stuff, with ideas of what you can sow, plant, pick and preserve to make the most of your garden right now, plus Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown, a bumper gardening quiz, and you can visit a spectacular Taupō garden alive with birds, a whimsical wonderland in Glenorchy in full bloom and meet the clever and resourceful gardeners of the Chatham Islands... all without leaving your bubble. And thanks so much to everyone who has been in touch to offer their support to the NZ Gardener team, especially those who have subscribed or renewed or purchased a subscription as a gift (an NZ Gardener subscription is a great Mother's Day idea, just sayin'!) We are so grateful to you all, and it's your support that allows us to keep inspiring and informing gardeners from all around New Zealand as we have been doing now for more than 75 years. Please share this message with your gardening groups on social too. We’re looking forward to the many more years of celebrating the amazing gardens and gardeners of New Zealand that lie ahead.

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37 days ago

Need advice on a DIY fail or reno dilemma?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how's lockdown life treating you? If you've been trying to sort some long overdue DIY jobs around the home, with mixed results, help is at hand. 

Have you already had a DIY disaster you need to fix, or are you looking to do some home improvements but don't where … View more
Hey neighbours, how's lockdown life treating you? If you've been trying to sort some long overdue DIY jobs around the home, with mixed results, help is at hand. 

Have you already had a DIY disaster you need to fix, or are you looking to do some home improvements but don't where where to start? Email homed@stuff.co.nz to tell us all about it - including photos if you can - and we'll ask our experts for their advice on how you can fix things up, or where to start with your project. 

So whether you have a interiors design dilemma, a need for some home DIY know how, bigger plans for a reno you'd like an expert opinion on, or even a tough cleaning problem you want cleared up, we'll get you some answers. What are you waiting for? Email your questions and photos to homed@stuff.co.nz and we'll get back to you.

Please note: We are unable to recommend specific businesses or tradespeople to provide quotes etc.

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37 days ago

New Zealand is now at Alert Level 3

New Zealand Government

Alert Level 3 is a milestone in our struggle against COVID-19. We are all responsible for what happens next. Every contact we make is a chance for the virus to spread.

We could easily lose what we have gained. Our success, or failure, depends on the decisions that we’ll each make alone – … View more
Alert Level 3 is a milestone in our struggle against COVID-19. We are all responsible for what happens next. Every contact we make is a chance for the virus to spread.

We could easily lose what we have gained. Our success, or failure, depends on the decisions that we’ll each make alone – but which in turn – will affect all of us.

Two weeks then a review
• On 11 May, we will review our progress and decide if we can safely continue to step down restrictions, or if more measures are required to protect us all.
• So the decisions we each make now, matter. Because every interaction we have is an opportunity for the virus to spread.

Keeping safe at Alert Level 3
• At Alert Level 3, the best way to keep those around you safe, is by keeping your bubble small. Interact with as few people as possible. Less people equals less risk. And continue to stay at home whenever you can.
• We should each be making the minimal number of trips. Be sure to stay local, and only make necessary trips.
• And importantly, work and learn from home if you can.

Let’s do this
We’re a team of 5 million. Formidable. And we can do this.
So thank you New Zealand for making the right decisions, when it really counts.
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37 days ago

The Choices we made

Paul from Pukete

Remember the much espoused trickledown theory of economics where eventually those at the bottom where sure to eventually reap the benefits of the economic resurgence of those at the top

Well for those of you who decided an education wasn't really necessary and bugger learning skills or a … View more
Remember the much espoused trickledown theory of economics where eventually those at the bottom where sure to eventually reap the benefits of the economic resurgence of those at the top

Well for those of you who decided an education wasn't really necessary and bugger learning skills or a trade to support you in lifes journey are about to get a rude awakening the corvid 19 pandemic will cause a seismic shift in the job market

Many of you will require a Viagra eyedrop dose to take a long hard look at yourselves and the choices you have made and the apathy you have exhibited .

Todays hero's are the front line unbelievably the nurses the cleaners and the checkout operators and the night fillers and guess who are clamouring for those jobs highly skilled highly motivated individuals like pilots and managers with business degrees in now defunct occupations

Choices are actions you make of your own volition you have only yourselves to blame, you and nobody else put yourself in the current position you find yourself.
Time to wake up life has finally caught up with you, sorry you have been found wanting

To find a job you first have to find a skill an education knowledge anything to separate you from the next person so starting today set a goal have a plan and apply every fibre of your being to it
and do it before everybody else catches on and leaves you in the dust

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