Saint Andrews, Hamilton

5 days ago

Coronavirus: Hamilton residents raise a glass to community spirit

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours,
The coronavirus has given rise to a number of quirky phenomenon: the elbow bump, teddy bears in windows and, now, driveway drinkies.
In an effort to boost morale and keep connected, residents along Hamilton's Gillies Ave organised a get together, of sorts, on Friday afternoon.
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Hi neighbours,
The coronavirus has given rise to a number of quirky phenomenon: the elbow bump, teddy bears in windows and, now, driveway drinkies.
In an effort to boost morale and keep connected, residents along Hamilton's Gillies Ave organised a get together, of sorts, on Friday afternoon.
It was strictly BYO as neighbours chatted to each other from the safety of their own driveways or berms.
READ MORE in link below.
What have you been doing to stay connected during this time?

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10 days ago

Teddy Bear

Janene from Fairfield

Just thought I’d share this idea I saw online:
People around the world have started putting bears in their windows, so families with little kids in self isolation can go for a walk or hop in their car and go on a bear hunt ❤️🧸 We will be popping a bear in our front window, would anyone … View more
Just thought I’d share this idea I saw online:
People around the world have started putting bears in their windows, so families with little kids in self isolation can go for a walk or hop in their car and go on a bear hunt ❤️🧸 We will be popping a bear in our front window, would anyone else like to join? ☺️
📷 If you have ta spare bear that is clean etc then please pass one on to your neighbour so they can put one in their window

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5 days ago

Teddy Bear Hunt during lockdown

Rachel from Nawton

Way to go Nawton! My daughter has been for 2 walks today- the first yielded 4 soft toys; the second FIFTEEN!! Thank you for making lockdown that much more fun for the littles. I’m very grateful for you!

6 days ago

Lockdown excludes public from Waikato councils' decisions process

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours,
Technology's a saving grace for many organisations amid New Zealand's coronavirus Covid-19 lockdown.
But the majority of Waikato district councils are grappling to catch up with many not having the technology to live stream meetings during Alert Level 4, many pressing … View more
Hi neighbours,
Technology's a saving grace for many organisations amid New Zealand's coronavirus Covid-19 lockdown.
But the majority of Waikato district councils are grappling to catch up with many not having the technology to live stream meetings during Alert Level 4, many pressing matters will now be discussed behind closed doors.
A move that has been slammed by the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union.
What do you think these councils should be doing?

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8 days ago

Teddy bear walk

Janene from Fairfield

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6 days ago

How to spend our first weekend at Alert Level 4

New Zealand Government

This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops … View more
This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops the virus spreading.

How to break the chain, and protect us all:

STOP THE MOVEMENT
The virus is spread by us. It can’t move by itself. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible, eg:
● don't travel to and from baches or second homes
● avoid driving out of your neighbourhood
● don't travel across the country in campervans
● note that DOC has closed all of its campsites and huts.

KEEP EXERCISE LOCAL
There are very few exceptions to staying home, but exercise is one of them. Going for a walk, run or bike ride is good for your mental health. Just remember to:
● stay close to home. Enjoy your neighbourhood, but go no further
● keep it solitary, or only with those you live with
● keep a 2 metre distance from others.

DO SAFE ACTIVITIES ONLY
● Our emergency services need to be fully available to respond to COVID-19 cases. Any search and rescue operation reduces the ability of first responders to help others.
● Do your bit to help them by only undertaking safe activities, and avoiding going into areas where you could get lost or hurt and require their help. Avoid outdoor activities like swimming, surfing, tramping, or boating, hunting or hiking.

AVOID PUBLIC SPACES
● All bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, cinemas, pools, museums, libraries and playgrounds are closed.
● Avoid places like beaches where people commonly linger, or are unable to maintain a 2 metre distance.
● Don't touch surfaces others may have touched when outdoors, like park benches or playgrounds.

When you return home carefully wash your hands, and any items you took with you outdoors.
Find out more

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11 days ago

Teddy bear hunt

Gaye from Rototuna

A little tip from over in the UK. Some residents are putting teddy bears in their windows of homes etc, so if you are out for a walk in these unusual times, you can spot them . It's based on the We're going on a bear Hunt, which you can then read with them. I think it's also on a you… View moreA little tip from over in the UK. Some residents are putting teddy bears in their windows of homes etc, so if you are out for a walk in these unusual times, you can spot them . It's based on the We're going on a bear Hunt, which you can then read with them. I think it's also on a you tube channel to watch. Good fun for kids and no contact.

6 days ago

***Our centres are CLOSED in New Zealand***

NumberWorks'nWords Hamilton Rototuna

We are temporarily suspending tuition for the remainder of Term 1.

We will not be away for long. During this time we will closely monitor all information and advice provided to us. At this stage, we will reopen on Tuesday 28th April for Term 2. We will be back in action providing your children … View more
We are temporarily suspending tuition for the remainder of Term 1.

We will not be away for long. During this time we will closely monitor all information and advice provided to us. At this stage, we will reopen on Tuesday 28th April for Term 2. We will be back in action providing your children with the tuition they need to ensure their continued success.

NumberWorks’nWords would like to thank all our loyal families and hard-working staff for your support. Thank you for your understanding and adapting with us during this time. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Our best wishes to you and your family at this difficult time.

Keep an eye out for our April activities for you and your family.

Much love and kindness ❤️

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7 days ago

Selected Beaurepaires Stores Open During Lockdown

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Hamilton Te Rapa

Unfortunately, your local Beaurepaires store is closed during the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Lockdown.

To see which stores are open or to find out more information, please click the READ MORE button below.

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7 days ago

Colour pop tallboy

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

Renovate a bland old piece of furniture by giving it a spectacular colour block makeover!

Most homes have an old tallboy or set of drawers that need a little rejuvenation. Rather than put it in the too-hard basket, give your furniture a new lease on life with a fresh Resene paint finish that can … View more
Renovate a bland old piece of furniture by giving it a spectacular colour block makeover!

Most homes have an old tallboy or set of drawers that need a little rejuvenation. Rather than put it in the too-hard basket, give your furniture a new lease on life with a fresh Resene paint finish that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to makeover your furniture.

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7 days ago

Let's look after each other

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourhoods can be a great source of support. Connect with each other through our Reach Out page, show kindness and compassion, and strengthen connections with your communities.

Reach out to your Neighbours here now.

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7 days ago

This Waikato business needs your support!

Prospa

A huge congratulations to Te Aroha Vet Clinic. This local legend is a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Te Aroha Vet Clinic. Thanks for bringing joy to … View more
A huge congratulations to Te Aroha Vet Clinic. This local legend is a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Te Aroha Vet Clinic. Thanks for bringing joy to your community - especially in these uncertain times.

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Nominated by Valerie Walton from Te Aroha: "Te Aroha Veterinary Clinic provide a fantastic service from a team that are dedicated to I was devastated losing Blue (horse) I bred her 14 yrs ago and loved her dearly and now I had her orphan foal to care for. Without her dedication staying for hours trying to save Blue I honestly don't know how I would have coped. They are a true asset to our community they go above and beyond the call of duty helping to care for our all animals providing around the clock care and service.”
Vote for Te Aroha Vet Clinic

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7 days ago

Test your landlord knowledge!

Lodge City Rentals

Do you know what rental properties are exempt from the Healthy Homes Standards? Can you still claim insurance if you stop inspecting your rental property?

It’s not always easy staying up to speed with the latest changes in regulations for rentals!

Put your knowledge to the test, and if you … View more
Do you know what rental properties are exempt from the Healthy Homes Standards? Can you still claim insurance if you stop inspecting your rental property?

It’s not always easy staying up to speed with the latest changes in regulations for rentals!

Put your knowledge to the test, and if you find yourself stumped, give our property management team a call. When it comes to rentals, they’re experts.

Contact Robyn and put her to the test.
Mobile 021 824 422 | Email robyna@lodge.co.nz
Learn more

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7 days ago

Our playgrounds are closed

The Team from Hamilton City Council

Hey Hamilton! Just a reminder that all playgrounds are closed. Please keep your play at home for the next four weeks.

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7 days ago

Alert 4: stay home stay safe 🙏🙏🙏

Phyllis from Phyllis Acupuncture Clinic

COVID-19 virus is highly contagious. Even when recovered, health status will not be as per normal due to lung scarrings. Please stay home stay safe and be kind to each other.

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