Saint Andrews, Hamilton

20 hours ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how are you finding life in lockdown? If you're looking for new ways to mix things up at home and in the garden, we can help!

Join us for a virtual lunch from 12.30 today (8 April), when NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll will be … View more
Hey neighbours, how are you finding life in lockdown? If you're looking for new ways to mix things up at home and in the garden, we can help!

Join us for a virtual lunch from 12.30 today (8 April), when NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll will be live on Homed to answer your questions, share their expertise and chat about your latest projects.

From repurposing items you already have to create a stylish new interior, to getting a steer on what you can sow and grow in the garden right now, here's your chance to get help and advice from those in the know.

And if you've already finished some home and garden projects during lockdown, don't be shy... show us what you've done. We'd love to see them! Click here and get in early to submit your questions and join in the fun. You can also email photos of your projects to: homed@stuff.co.nz.

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4 hours ago

Let's chat about your garden today

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or … View moreHello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or the projects you've been tackling over lockdown anytime you like!

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3 days ago

Warning - NZ may have to follow suit

John from Fairfield

I have been wondering why in particulat the Chinese have been street spraying. I now see the reason behind this decision.

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15 days ago

desparately seeking 3 young kittens to mend a broken heart

Michelle from Saint Andrews

hi there does anyone out there have 3 young kittens that need a loving caring for life home, i have sadly lost my cocoa-bear who passed away suddenly before he could make it to his vet appointment and i am just devastated and so so sad, i would love to find a special cuddly black male although i … View morehi there does anyone out there have 3 young kittens that need a loving caring for life home, i have sadly lost my cocoa-bear who passed away suddenly before he could make it to his vet appointment and i am just devastated and so so sad, i would love to find a special cuddly black male although i don't really mind what colour they are little oreo is crying for his playmate cocoa-bear and it's heart-breaking i am longing to take 3 kittens please contact michelle on hamilton 07-8497744 or email me on michelle_lee@xtra.co.nz i know there will never be another cocoa-bear but to ease the heart-break i would now love to open my home and my heart to 3 special kittens who really need a home, they will be spoiled and i'll make sure they are de-sexed & micro chipped

1 day ago

Kerbside rubbish one day later this week

The Team from Hamilton City Council

Remember kerbside rubbish will be collected one day later this week due to Easter. Check out your day on the table below or at www.fightthelandfill.co.nz...

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14 hours ago

Keep calm and kind

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Lockdown is a stressful and difficult time for many and showing kindness can go a long way in brightening someone’s day. Be Neighbourly and spread positivity, we all know there’s plenty of that on Neighbourly!

Need help or can you support someone in need? … View more
Lockdown is a stressful and difficult time for many and showing kindness can go a long way in brightening someone’s day. Be Neighbourly and spread positivity, we all know there’s plenty of that on Neighbourly!

Need help or can you support someone in need? Reach out to your Neighbours here now.
Reach out

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1 day ago

Be kind and courteous on our river paths

The Team from Hamilton City Council

Our popular river paths are busier than ever. Please remember to share with care, keep 2m apart from others and be kind. And if you're on your bike please ring your bell to let people know your coming.

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7 days ago

Recycling update

The Team from Hamilton City Council

Recycling collections have stopped due to safety concerns over COVID-19 being spread to our staff sorting recyclables by hand. Our team have been kindly emptying your crates to keep our streets safe and tidy as some people may not have heard about our changes yet.

From Wednesday (1 April 2020), … View more
Recycling collections have stopped due to safety concerns over COVID-19 being spread to our staff sorting recyclables by hand. Our team have been kindly emptying your crates to keep our streets safe and tidy as some people may not have heard about our changes yet.

From Wednesday (1 April 2020), recycling crates put out for collection won’t be emptied. Rubbish bags will be collected as normal. Paper and cardboard will still be collected but sent to landfill.

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1 day ago

Practice good health habits

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

● Wash your hands.
● Use cough and sneeze etiquette.
● Respect self-isolation.

These are only some of the ways that you can keep yourself and your Neighbours safe!

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1 day ago

*Win* a $50 Prezzy Card

The Team from Readers Tours

We are looking for seniors 65+ to take part in a short questionnaire to help us improve our website. The questions will take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and no personal information is required. The winner of a $50 Prezzy Card will be drawn at random on 27 April and contacted directly.

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We are looking for seniors 65+ to take part in a short questionnaire to help us improve our website. The questions will take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and no personal information is required. The winner of a $50 Prezzy Card will be drawn at random on 27 April and contacted directly.

Visit www.readerstours.co.nz and spend a few minutes browsing our website. Think about the pages you would visit and the information you would like to see in order to book your next adventure! When you are ready, click here to complete our questionnaire.

Thank you, your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Ts&Cs apply.
Take our questionnaire

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3 days ago

Meet our new (furry) friends - Pet Direct!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We are so happy to be welcoming an incredible new partner to Neighbourly - joining our long-term friends AMI, Resene and Ryman Healthcare.

Pet Direct are the new kids on the pet block and know the industry inside-out; they have over 350 dog years of animal experience within their team. Most … View more
We are so happy to be welcoming an incredible new partner to Neighbourly - joining our long-term friends AMI, Resene and Ryman Healthcare.

Pet Direct are the new kids on the pet block and know the industry inside-out; they have over 350 dog years of animal experience within their team. Most importantly right now, they're still delivering all your essential items during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The Pet Direct team do things differently; firstly they ALL have pets of their own. They also personally hand-pick every product they stock; they have over 5,000 items that have been tried and tested (but mostly eaten). They ship daily, from their Auckland-based warehouse, straight to your doorstep (with free delivery over $29), and offer a best price guarantee.

Neighbours - our pets remain a constant source of love and comfort during unsettling times. So show them (and the team at Pet Direct) how special they are. To say thanks for the support (and for being a good neighbour during this tough time), they're offering you 10% off their already awesome prices. Just use the code NEIGHBOURLY10 at checkout.
Start shopping now

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8 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave… View more
Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

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4 days ago

NZPost / CourierPost

Graeme from Frankton

Just having a laugh or smirk .

For over 30 years , my small business had a P O Box . From memory , originally it was $60 a year . By the middle of last year , it had gone up to $200 a year . And guess what -- no-one sends mail any more , and even stranger -- courier companies don't deliver … View more
Just having a laugh or smirk .

For over 30 years , my small business had a P O Box . From memory , originally it was $60 a year . By the middle of last year , it had gone up to $200 a year . And guess what -- no-one sends mail any more , and even stranger -- courier companies don't deliver parcels to P O Boxes .

So the very , very few companies that still send out letters , and don't send that info by e-mail , I advised to post to my house . No problem . I advised NZPost too . Of course , they took the next year payment out of my account via Direct Debit , but to their credit , they did refund that -- took about 3 weeks and 4 phone calls , but that isn't bad for Almost Govt Depts .

But here's where it gets silly -- CourierPost drops off a couple of parcels or more , each week . So now they have to call to my house , and 90% of the daytime hours , I aren't here . Leave a card . So I go , with ID , and pick up the parcel . Yes , at the Post Box Centre on Anglesea Street . Yes , they store it there , and while it costs me a bit in petrol , my parcels are safe , and they have to run around ( both the courier ,then the mail centre staff ) and find it . All included in the price .

Sometimes the staff even ask me if I want my P O Box cleared while i am there -- as soon as I say I cancelled it , some say 'yeah , like a lot' .

So lets hope their Courier side is making money , and doesn't decide they will make more by putting their price up -- that seems to be their modus operandi -- income is dropping in specific areas , so lets put up prices by 50% to make more money -- then when sales drop by 60% , they'll put up prices another 70% ! They are probably still wondering why no-one sends mail any more . . . . . . . . . .

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