Pukete, Hamilton

6 days ago

Toastmasters back to Western Community Centre Tuesday 9th at 7pm

Melanie Coleman from Dinsdale Toastmasters

We are looking forward to getting back to our face to face meetings. Our first meeting back is Tuesday 9th June. If you have ever wanted to know about Toastmasters please come along, you are welcome. Ring Ralph on 07 8553811 for more information.

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6 days ago

Just what you need, right nearby

Four Square

Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just … View more
Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just what you need, right nearby.
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8 days ago

Ratepayers to Fund Minimum Wage for Contractors

Geoff from Rototuna North

www.stuff.co.nz...
Hamilton City Council is to extend the minimum wage of $20 per hour to all staff employed by the organisation’s contractors. The cost is unknown but the best guess is between $258,000 to $859,000 per year to be funded through rates or through debt.
www.legislation.govt.nz...

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www.stuff.co.nz...
Hamilton City Council is to extend the minimum wage of $20 per hour to all staff employed by the organisation’s contractors. The cost is unknown but the best guess is between $258,000 to $859,000 per year to be funded through rates or through debt.
www.legislation.govt.nz...

Section 10 of Local Government Act details the purpose of local government is—
• to enable democratic local decision-making and action by, and on behalf of, communities; and
• to meet the current and future needs of communities for good-quality local infrastructure, local public services, and performance of regulatory functions in a way that is most cost-effective for households and businesses.
How is the living wage (above the Government’s) most cost effective for households and businesses?
and
How is it on behalf of communities?
Good-quality, of the performance of regulatory functions, means infrastructure, services, and performance that are—
• efficient;
• effective; and
• appropriate to present and anticipated future circumstances.
How is the living wage to contractors efficient, effective and appropriate for the ratepayer particularly in these austere and worrying times?
Those who voted for this lose sight of representative responsibility and fail to represent the residents and ratepayers who took the effort to vote and in fact all of Hamilton residents.
Some contractors do not contact solely to Council, their employees also work at other locations for other contracts.
How is this to be policed?
Oh that’s right it is only other people’s money – watch out for the spend-up on ‘nice to haves’ during the annual plan.
Buckle up it is going to be a rough ride, particularly in these austere and worrying times.

21 days ago

Nature in our city!

The Team from Hamilton City Council

We've been exploring our own backyards and neighbourhoods a lot more in lock down. Where have you gone in the city to connect with nature?

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7 days ago

Blue Budgie

Vivian from Te Kowhai

Has anyone lost a blue budgie. It has just arrived on my deck.......
The bird has been taken to the Te Rapa Animates where it will be well looked after by the staff.

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7 days ago

15ft Aluminum Ramco 40hrs Johnston Outboard Boat

Wendi from Pukete

If interested please ring Tony 0274137898

Price: $5,500

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7 days ago

Reduce your home-office energy bills

EECA

With so many of us spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s energy bills are skyrocketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 5 simple, easy to implement ideas and tips for cutting down your domestic power bills to save yourself some cash.
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7 days ago

Do you run a small business?

Stuff Prosper

Business owners consistently show initiative, hard work and resilience - and more than ever over the past few weeks.

Prosper has launched a small business survey to gauge the scale of Covid-19's impact.

It'll only take a few minutes to complete - and will help us, help small … View more
Business owners consistently show initiative, hard work and resilience - and more than ever over the past few weeks.

Prosper has launched a small business survey to gauge the scale of Covid-19's impact.

It'll only take a few minutes to complete - and will help us, help small businesses like yours, in weeks and months to come.
Take the survey

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8 days ago

Produced under lock down... the best yet

The Editor from Te Kowhai Newsletter

Dear Rural West Waikato

Attached you’ll find the latest issue of Te Kowhai News – now delivering to RD9 and RD5 as well as RD8.
In this issue:

- More than meets the eye with Juliet Dickinson, Te Kowhai School.
- What next for our economy, by Dominick Stephens, Westpac’s Chief Economist.
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Dear Rural West Waikato

Attached you’ll find the latest issue of Te Kowhai News – now delivering to RD9 and RD5 as well as RD8.
In this issue:

- More than meets the eye with Juliet Dickinson, Te Kowhai School.
- What next for our economy, by Dominick Stephens, Westpac’s Chief Economist.
- ANZAC commemorations around the district.
- Heritage stories by Graham McBride.

If you’ve got mates in RD5 or RD9 give them a nudge. Advertising in this publication will put your trades and services right under the noses of 1500 locals who are keen to shop and support local.

This issue is pretty special in the 40 year history of the publication. It’s the first time the magazine has been produced under lock down, it’s full colour, offset printed and now doubling in circulation to include our local friends and neighbours in RD5 and RD9.

Due to the impact of COVID, we’ve had to switch printers from Zebra Design, who have kindly supported us for many years. If you have the need of business cards, leaflets, banners or any printed materials please do support Zebra Design on Te Rapa Straight. Craig is such a good sort who will look after you with your design and print.

I hope you enjoy this edition.

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10 days ago

Housing in Rototuna

Wilma from Nawton

I think the MP is being a snob for getting a petition up about the State housing in the area. Everyone is entitled to a home, The Nats have been pushing for more housing, BUT here is the MP for Hamilton West getting a petition together to stop the development going ahead. If he wants to be a Snob … View moreI think the MP is being a snob for getting a petition up about the State housing in the area. Everyone is entitled to a home, The Nats have been pushing for more housing, BUT here is the MP for Hamilton West getting a petition together to stop the development going ahead. If he wants to be a Snob perhaps he should go live in Wellington at parliment or go live in Central Auckland. I am all fro housing being intergrated into the area it will be monitored carefully, so the gangs dont get ahold but we need tougher laws to control the gangs, BUT people need houing also

8 days ago

Familiar with the latest regulations?

Lodge City Rentals

Are you adapting to the new normal? Do you know your responsibilities as a landlord?

From understanding the freeze on rent increases, to inspecting and carrying out property maintenance under the new social distancing regulations or knowing when a tenancy can be terminated.

Put your … View more
Are you adapting to the new normal? Do you know your responsibilities as a landlord?

From understanding the freeze on rent increases, to inspecting and carrying out property maintenance under the new social distancing regulations or knowing when a tenancy can be terminated.

Put your knowledge to the test and take our landlord IQ quiz. See how you score – if you still have questions, give Jason a call and put him to the test.

Mobile 021 880 805 | Email jasonw@lodge.co.nz
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8 days ago

Look at these great Local Likes...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hey The Green Grocer & Paeroa Pharmacy! Your neighbours really LIKE you! Check out these awesome shoutouts from your local community. Thanks for being such a special part of your community. Make a Local Like

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9 days ago

WIN: A Resene makeover

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, everyone's had a part to play in the fight against Covid-19, but here's a chance to say thanks to someone you know who kept working for the benefit of the rest of us - nurses, doctors, pharmacists, teachers, supermarket employees and many, many more.

We're … View more
Hey neighbours, everyone's had a part to play in the fight against Covid-19, but here's a chance to say thanks to someone you know who kept working for the benefit of the rest of us - nurses, doctors, pharmacists, teachers, supermarket employees and many, many more.

We're giving away three prizes with Resene, each worth more than $500, including a Resene colour consultation, a $350 Resene voucher and the latest Resene fan decks.

So if you know an essential worker who would love one of these prize packs, click here to nominate them.

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