Pukete, Hamilton

25 days ago

Reduce your isolation energy bills

ECCA

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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25 days ago

Please donate to your rescue helicopter

Phillips Search & Rescue Trust

We all know Aotearoa is an amazing place to live, to work, and play. But we know that wherever you are accidents can happen. So we’ll be there if you need us. And while we hope you won’t need us, we need your help more than ever.

So let’s unite for the greater good, and save lives … View more
We all know Aotearoa is an amazing place to live, to work, and play. But we know that wherever you are accidents can happen. So we’ll be there if you need us. And while we hope you won’t need us, we need your help more than ever.

So let’s unite for the greater good, and save lives together.

Please donate to our Chopper Appeal.
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28 days ago

Sheets, summer/winter duvet set to give away

Jenny from Huntington

Been clearing out the hall cupboard have summer/winter sheets, plus pillowcases and duvet set double size may fit a queen bed. Would love to donate to a family that really needs these thanks

26 days ago

Time to decorate?

Resene

You can purchase everything you need for your decorating projects from your local Resene ColorShop – simply shop online, or call or email your local Resene ColorShop. Click and collect or we can arrange contactless delivery direct to you.

And if you need any advice for your project use our … View more
You can purchase everything you need for your decorating projects from your local Resene ColorShop – simply shop online, or call or email your local Resene ColorShop. Click and collect or we can arrange contactless delivery direct to you.

And if you need any advice for your project use our free online help service, Ask a Technical Expert, or Ask a Colour Expert or call 0800 RESENE 737 363.
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26 days ago

Enjoy Europe Day with a hamper of European goodies!

Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

9 May is Europe Day, a day that celebrates peace and unity in Europe. This new form of political cooperation made war unthinkable in Europe and became the European Union.

Across Europe and worldwide, Europe Day showcases what the European Union does.

This year, since we can't do … View more
9 May is Europe Day, a day that celebrates peace and unity in Europe. This new form of political cooperation made war unthinkable in Europe and became the European Union.

Across Europe and worldwide, Europe Day showcases what the European Union does.

This year, since we can't do anything in person, we wanted to bring Europe to you. Answer our quiz and be in to win a $75 hamper from our friends at Le Marche Francais.

To find out more about the European Union (and maybe even the answers!) find us on @EUinNZ.
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26 days ago

Nominate your Kind Neighbour and win!

AMI Insurance

Do you know a kind neighbour? A caring person that goes out of their way to spread a little kindness in their community, or has shown kindness during lockdown? Head over to the AMI Kind Neighbour page to nominate them now and you could both receive a $50 Prezzy® card! Nominate now

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26 days ago

Paint a school desk

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

Turn an old school desk into a stylish side table or hallway feature with a touch of Resene colour and Resene Aquaclear.

Upcycled industrial items like this work really well alongside modern furnishings to give your home an eclectic style. A piece like this is also a … View more
Turn an old school desk into a stylish side table or hallway feature with a touch of Resene colour and Resene Aquaclear.

Upcycled industrial items like this work really well alongside modern furnishings to give your home an eclectic style. A piece like this is also a great way to introduce pops of colour that you might not be brave enough to attempt on a larger scale.

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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26 days ago

Getting married in New Zealand?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Coronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand.… View moreCoronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand. If you're willing to be interviewed and identified for a story, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

26 days ago

Who are you wanting to shop with at level 2?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Under level 2, retail and food outlets will be able to open their doors - with social distancing rules still in place.

In Hamilton, "you'll start to see signs on footpaths, tables and chairs out, all indicators of city life starting to happen again," Hamilton Central Business … View more
Under level 2, retail and food outlets will be able to open their doors - with social distancing rules still in place.

In Hamilton, "you'll start to see signs on footpaths, tables and chairs out, all indicators of city life starting to happen again," Hamilton Central Business Association general manager Vanessa Williams said.

Read more here from Hamilton businesses. Who are you wanting to shop with at level 2?

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27 days ago

Support local businesses, become a Mighty Local

Mighty Local

Introducing Mighty Local – our new space where we proudly promote and profile everything local across the Mighty Waikato region.

Here we will be sharing how you can support local Waikato businesses during COVID-19 by getting your fav foods delivered and keeping up your fitness routines with … View more
Introducing Mighty Local – our new space where we proudly promote and profile everything local across the Mighty Waikato region.

Here we will be sharing how you can support local Waikato businesses during COVID-19 by getting your fav foods delivered and keeping up your fitness routines with local gyms and studios. You’ll also be able to explore some of our fabulous Waikato destinations and attractions virtually and be entertained online by Waikato artists and performers.

He waka eke noa: we are all in this together. #mightylocal
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27 days ago

Renewal for well-loved play space

The Team from Hamilton City Council

We're beginning work on Hamilton Lake Domain’s junior and lower playground. This will see new swings, more shade and a larger water play space installed.

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27 days ago

NZ Gardener's new issue is out now

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

We are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we … View moreWe are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we suggest five herbs to reduce anxiety and promote calmness; and visit a Taupo sanctuary full of art and alive with native birds and a wild and wonderful garden in Glenorchy. And since we've been gardening in isolation, Jack Hobbs talks to gardeners on the Chatham Islands about how they keep things growing, 650km from the nearest garden centre. Normally our subscribers get their copy before it goes on sale, of course, but things aren't quite normal right now so if your copy hasn't arrived yet, it should be with you very soon! We are so pleased to have a new issue of your favourite magazine for you, and I cannot wait to hear what you think. NZ Gardener has been informing and inspiring New Zealand gardeners for more than 75 years and we're incredibly grateful to our readers, especially our subscribers, because we couldn't do it without you. And by the way subscribing is easy and a much cheaper way to get your magazine each month! And would an NZ Gardener sub make a great Mother's Day gift this Sunday, you ask? I think we all know the answer to that! Jo

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28 days ago

Whose help have you appreciated during lockdown?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hamilton parents are thanking the two carers who supported their son through his final days in the middle of a nationwide lockdown.

Hamish Taylor, 23, died the day after Anzac Day due to a genetic disease.

"As well as providing that personal care, [carers Paul Kumbuka and Marie Bennett] were… View more
Hamilton parents are thanking the two carers who supported their son through his final days in the middle of a nationwide lockdown.

Hamish Taylor, 23, died the day after Anzac Day due to a genetic disease.

"As well as providing that personal care, [carers Paul Kumbuka and Marie Bennett] were also such a support to us. We could take an hour or two break," father Steve Taylor said.

Read more here. Whose help have you appreciated during lockdown?

In the photo are carer Marie Bennett with Austin Taylor - holding a photo of his late brother Hamish - and carer Paul Kumbuka.

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27 days ago

Do you have a business affected by Covid-19?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Harry Luther has gone from earning $1500 a day to around $50 due to the pandemic.

He owns Pik & Pay Superette in Te Rapa, and says the loan support for small and medium-sized businesses proposed by the government won't be enough to keep his business afloat.

Read more here. Do you have a … View more
Harry Luther has gone from earning $1500 a day to around $50 due to the pandemic.

He owns Pik & Pay Superette in Te Rapa, and says the loan support for small and medium-sized businesses proposed by the government won't be enough to keep his business afloat.

Read more here. Do you have a business affected by Covid-19?

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29 days ago

Poll: What do you think of the Pukete-CBD ferry idea?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

A daily commuter service is being considered by river tour business Waikato River Explorer.

The idea came as Covid-19 put a halt on tourist numbers, and managing director Darren Mills said it would offer "stunning river views".

Read more about the service in this article. What do you … View more
A daily commuter service is being considered by river tour business Waikato River Explorer.

The idea came as Covid-19 put a halt on tourist numbers, and managing director Darren Mills said it would offer "stunning river views".

Read more about the service in this article. What do you think of the idea?

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What do you think of the Pukete-CBD ferry idea?
  • 24.5% Great - I'd use it to get into town.
    24.5% Complete
  • 63.6% I don't live in the right area to use it.
    63.6% Complete
  • 11.8% I'm not convinced.
    11.8% Complete
  • 0% Other - explain in the comments.
    0% Complete
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