Silverdale, Hamilton

40 days ago

Have you seen businesses finding creative ways to work during lockdown?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

The people behind the Escapist have gone digital with their Hamilton business.

Normally, people go to a physical escape room, and solve a series of clues and puzzles to get out of it.

But Pamella Ariestia and Geoff Carr moved the challenge online, and have even hosted a group from the … View more
The people behind the Escapist have gone digital with their Hamilton business.

Normally, people go to a physical escape room, and solve a series of clues and puzzles to get out of it.

But Pamella Ariestia and Geoff Carr moved the challenge online, and have even hosted a group from the Netherlands. Read more here.

Do you know of a business which has got creative to make things work during lockdown?

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40 days ago

Meteor Theatre Buy-a-Brick

Hannah from Silverdale

‘In these times of uncertainty, we’re inviting you to invest in something strong and permanent, something concrete…'

Help The Meteor Theatre cement their place in Hamilton and continue to operate as a space for the community to share creative experiences. BUY A BRICK for their Victoria… View more
‘In these times of uncertainty, we’re inviting you to invest in something strong and permanent, something concrete…'

Help The Meteor Theatre cement their place in Hamilton and continue to operate as a space for the community to share creative experiences. BUY A BRICK for their Victoria Street wall and have your name or a short personal message engraved in Hamilton history whilst donating to the theatre you know and love! Your donation will help ensure that they can reopen the theatre to the public post lock-down and help the arts thrive in our city.

Send them some love and support by visiting nz.patronbase.com... to BUY A BRICK. You can even get $30 off by using the DISCOUNT CODE BR30 at the checkout of your online purchase.

'We’re counting on you to help us keep The Meteor in Orbit.'

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47 days ago

All eyes on the tiny house

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Tiny house builders have had a surge in interest during the lockdown, some from families that are 'herding'

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40 days ago

Stick to your bubble, not your couch - join Red Cross Virtual Tour

Red Cross Communications from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

During COVID-19 lockdowns overseas, we've seen someone run a half marathon on a tiny balcony and the distance of Everest up and down a staircase. What will we see next in New Zealand!?

We are an active country and we like to get outdoors in our beautiful landscapes. But we know that right now… View more
During COVID-19 lockdowns overseas, we've seen someone run a half marathon on a tiny balcony and the distance of Everest up and down a staircase. What will we see next in New Zealand!?

We are an active country and we like to get outdoors in our beautiful landscapes. But we know that right now we must #stayhomesavelives. Here is a way that you can still keep active in your own home, and still enjoy the beautiful scenery that we have here in Aotearoa! ? #RedCrossVirtualTour

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41 days ago

COVID-19 free assessement and testing centres

Waikato District Health Board

Hey neighbours, Waikato DHB needs to test more people for COVID-19 to protect our community. The DHB has set up a number of Community Based Assessment Centres (CBACs) throughout the Waikato, to assess and test people.

You can help Waikato beat COVID 19. If you have any of the following symptoms … View more
Hey neighbours, Waikato DHB needs to test more people for COVID-19 to protect our community. The DHB has set up a number of Community Based Assessment Centres (CBACs) throughout the Waikato, to assess and test people.

You can help Waikato beat COVID 19. If you have any of the following symptoms - a cough, a high temperature, shortness of breath, a sore throat, sneezing, a runny nose, or a temporary loss of smell - get to your local Waikato CBAC to be assessed.

They are open every day - no bookings or referrals needed. It is safe to travel here during lockdown.

Find your nearest CBAC now at: www.waikatodhb.health.nz/cbac
Find out more

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41 days ago

Ngaruawahia family turned their backyard into a kid's obstacle course

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

My favourite story from last week: I asked these hands-on parents how they turned some reno scraps into an adventure park (with its own flying fox!) in lockdown.

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41 days ago

Marking Anzac Day in the middle of a pandemic

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi everyone,

This year Anzac Day will be different.

In the midst of a pandemic, dawn Services are off the cards but Kiwis can still pay their respects on Saturday morning.

We are encouraged to stand at our letterbox, front door, balcony or essential place of work at 6am to remember the … View more
Hi everyone,

This year Anzac Day will be different.

In the midst of a pandemic, dawn Services are off the cards but Kiwis can still pay their respects on Saturday morning.

We are encouraged to stand at our letterbox, front door, balcony or essential place of work at 6am to remember the sacrifices service men and women have made for New Zealand.

How are you planning to mark the occasion?

If you are busy making poppies, decorating your home or something similar, we'd like to hear from you to contribute to our coverage of the event.

Email senior reporter Lawrence Gullery at lawrence.gullery@stuff.co.nz to get in touch.

Stay safe everyone.

Note: The image is from the 2019 dawn service in Hamilton.

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42 days ago

New Zealand Photography group

Aaron from Enderley

Love Aotearoa New Zealand.
Go and join their amazing photography group.

www.facebook.com...

45 days ago

Masters Avenue Superette

Azfar from Hillcrest

Masters Avenue dairy (58 Masters Avenue, Hillcrest, Hamilton) has flour, self-raising flour, yeast, baking soda and baking powder. In case you can't find it anywhere else, we have plenty of stock!

44 days ago

Glass recycling collections back on

The Team from Hamilton City Council

Good news Hamilton! From Monday (20 April) we'll be collecting rinsed glass jars and bottles placed in green recycling crates.

We repeat only rinsed glass will be collected for recycling. For all the details, check out ➡️ bit.ly...

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47 days ago

chocolate cadbury Easter eggs

Dianne from Hamilton East

Just wondering did anyone notice that the Cadbury chocolate Easter eggs smelt and tasted different this year.?....Im a big fan of a couple of easter eggs and usually the smell alone is to die for, but this year they were, well for me anyway, very different.

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43 days ago

New charity looking for premises

Barbara from Enderley

“Premises needed:
We are a new Charitable Trust and are looking to rent premises in Hamilton from the 1st August. Initially it would be for a 6 month period, with the option of a further 6 months.
Requirements:
A double garage or better
A small space for an office
A toilet
Power
4 x carparks
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“Premises needed:
We are a new Charitable Trust and are looking to rent premises in Hamilton from the 1st August. Initially it would be for a 6 month period, with the option of a further 6 months.
Requirements:
A double garage or better
A small space for an office
A toilet
Power
4 x carparks
Must be close to bus routes, preferably the Orbiter

If you have, or know of anything you think might be suitable, give Barbara a ring on 021 630090. Voices from the Spectrum Charitable Trust.”

44 days ago

How are your pets handling lockdown? Share your photos below!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

This is Lulu from Mount Eden in Auckland, who has gone from having almost no-one home at the same time to having seven flatmates home almost all the time and this is how she feels about it...

Who are your bubble pets? Share your photos of your pets in the comments below - whether it’s helping … View more
This is Lulu from Mount Eden in Auckland, who has gone from having almost no-one home at the same time to having seven flatmates home almost all the time and this is how she feels about it...

Who are your bubble pets? Share your photos of your pets in the comments below - whether it’s helping you work from home, on a local neighbourhood walk getting some exercise, or any cute, fun, and funny photos!

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45 days ago

PM's pay cuts too deep for some Waikato leaders

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours,

After Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement that ministers and leaders of public departments would take a 20 per cent pay cut for six months, we contacted local leaders to see if they would do the same.

Their responses differed significantly.

Read their responses here.… View more
Hi neighbours,

After Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement that ministers and leaders of public departments would take a 20 per cent pay cut for six months, we contacted local leaders to see if they would do the same.

Their responses differed significantly.

Read their responses here.

What's your reaction to their positions?

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