Pukete, Hamilton

19 days ago

Build your own storage planter

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

What’s better than a new planter box?

One that serves as a place to stash plant pots or tuck a hose out of sight too.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this project yourself.

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20 days ago

Kiddies clothes?!

Alysha from Maeroa

Good morning all.
Just wandering if anyone had any girls sz 1 or size 3 clothing they want to sell/pass on? Or boys size
Thanks in advance.

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21 days ago

Lost Credit Card

Julie from Beerescourt

I have lost my credit card on a walk from Awatere Avenue along Beerescourt Road and Sandwich Road this morning.. if anyone has found it, could you please message me here so I can get in touch with you. Cheers Julie.

20 days ago

GRIEF

Paul from Pukete

There has been lots of debate and angst around social gatherings and the numbers that may attend meetings church services tangi and funerals expounded in the media
People have become heated, emotional, played the race card, the cultural card, got upset ranted to any body that would want to … View more
There has been lots of debate and angst around social gatherings and the numbers that may attend meetings church services tangi and funerals expounded in the media
People have become heated, emotional, played the race card, the cultural card, got upset ranted to any body that would want to listen,all espouse they know better then the government and the experts
My personal opinion let nature take care of itself its called natural selection ,if you believe your pastor or your kuamatua knows best. Well great, go along mingle kiss hug hongi with gay abandon this is called free choice
But somewhere amongst all this pent up emotion take some personal accountability ,if your exposed and spread it thru your communality each concurrent death is on you when you are identified as patient zero in the next hot spot or break out
Life has taught me you cant each stupid some people come to it naturally its so prevalent in some communities I think its genetic
Yes death is coupled with grief, grief is coupled with remembrance, hold the ceremony with the prescribed numbers and a large memorial service when the covid 19 epidemics protocols allow it
Else the ceremony of the deceased person only legacy will be that the mass attendance sparked more grief and carnage .really is that what we want for our departed love ones


Kind Regards

21 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

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23 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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25 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.

22 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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22 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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22 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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23 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

22 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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22 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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