Silverdale, Hamilton

4 days ago

What's the weirdest police chase you've ever seen?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

In Ngāruawāhia, police ended up chasing a suspect fleeing in a golf cart.

It's understood to have been linked to a break-in at the local golf club.

Read more here. What's the weirdest police chase you've seen?

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10 days ago

2020 Volunteer Excellence Awards - Long Service Award - RUNNER UP

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

The team at Volunteering Waikato would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Bev Kay, and would like to again recognise Bev for her extensive contribution to the community.
Last week she was awarded the Runner-Up at the 2020 Volunteer Excellence Awards - Long Service … View more
The team at Volunteering Waikato would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Bev Kay, and would like to again recognise Bev for her extensive contribution to the community.
Last week she was awarded the Runner-Up at the 2020 Volunteer Excellence Awards - Long Service category.
Bev has been someone that the New Zealand Red Cross counted on for 30 years. She co-ordinated Meals on Wheels in Te Awamutu, and helped to do more than just deliver food to people. Bev’s efforts kept vulnerable members of the community connected.
Click the READ MORE button to see the announcement of this award.

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5 days ago

What's On: Multicultural Tree Planting!

Todd from Hillcrest

EarthDiverse & Hamilton City Council invite you to a free Community-wide Saturday tree-planting. Bring spades, gumboots, outdoor gear, gloves, water. Lunch provided. All are welcome. www.earthdiverse.org.nz/events
Multicultural Tree Planting!
  • Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park
5 days ago

Multicultural Tree Planting!

Todd Nachowitz from EarthDiverse

EarthDiverse, the Waikato Interfaith Council, the Waikato Multicultural Council, GoEco, Kaivolution, Tui 2000, Friends of Waiwhakareke, the Bahá’í Community, Waikato Biodiversity Forum, Artmakers Trust and the Hamilton City Council are co-organising a Community-wide tree planting event to take … View moreEarthDiverse, the Waikato Interfaith Council, the Waikato Multicultural Council, GoEco, Kaivolution, Tui 2000, Friends of Waiwhakareke, the Bahá’í Community, Waikato Biodiversity Forum, Artmakers Trust and the Hamilton City Council are co-organising a Community-wide tree planting event to take place in Hamilton on Saturday 18 July 2020, 10:30am-1:30pm (Rain Date in case of absolutely awful weather will be on Saturday 1 August). Bring a spade or shovel, gumboots, appropriate outdoor weather gear (e.g. hat, rain gear, sunglasses), some gardening gloves, water and a big smile. Don't forget to bring your friends and family!

If you don’t want to dig there are other ways to help out (like bringing a small food donation, or helping with setting out and serving a light lunch). A light lunch will be served (courtesy of Kaivolution, GoEco, WIFCO, EarthDiverse, the Bahá’í Community and others). Please bring your own plates, cutlery or mugs in order to minimise waste.

Make sure you are there for the group orientation from 10:30-11:00am. We'll plant from about 11:00-12:30pm. 100 people would mean planting about 5-10 saplings each.

Planting will be followed by a free sponsored light lunch with the help of GoEco, Kaivolution, the Waikato Interfaith Council, EarthDiverse and the Hamilton City Council.

Our annual community tree planting event is family friendly, free, fun and open to the public. All are welcome to attend.

Mark this date in your diaries now. Come and work together and help offset our carbon usage!

Location: Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park, Brymer Road (opposite the entrance to the Hamilton Zoo). Just follow the ‘Community Planting’ signs at the end of the Baverstock Road intersection with Brymer Road. We’ll meet in the car park at 10:30am for a quick health and safety briefing and planting instructions, and will then head down into the park.

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6 days ago

Help your club look smart and fresh all year round.

Resene

If your sports, music, hobby or community club facilities look a little worse for wear, Resene have fresh colour and paint to bring them back to their very best!

Resene have 3 prizes of $1500 of Resene quality paints, primers/sealers, wood stains and accessories to give away.

In addition, … View more
If your sports, music, hobby or community club facilities look a little worse for wear, Resene have fresh colour and paint to bring them back to their very best!

Resene have 3 prizes of $1500 of Resene quality paints, primers/sealers, wood stains and accessories to give away.

In addition, each winning club will receive a $500 Prezzy card, that you can use to keep your volunteer painters nourished and happy while they are doing the painting! PLUS we have some extra spot prize vouchers too! Simply nominate your club and tell us why they deserve to win! Entries close 31 August 2020!

You are welcome to nominate more than one club.
Enter online

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6 days ago

cooking workshop: making dumplings

Mo from Hamilton East

Follow Mo & Garth showing you how to make your own dumplings, we provide all the recipes, ingredients and cooking facilities, step by step to teach you the whole process, limited to 10 people maximum in each workshop, to make sure everybody will be well instructed and get the skills, and you … View moreFollow Mo & Garth showing you how to make your own dumplings, we provide all the recipes, ingredients and cooking facilities, step by step to teach you the whole process, limited to 10 people maximum in each workshop, to make sure everybody will be well instructed and get the skills, and you will have about 20 dumplings to take home after class.

When: 8th July, 1pm-4pm
Where: 16 Comries Road, the Wooden A Frame
Who: adults and children 11+ years old
How much: $20 per person
How to sign up: contact us to confirm your place then make the payment in advance.
Who we are: Mo is a Chinese and Garth is a Kiwi, we have operated our business “Reasons NZ Education” in Hamilton for many years, usually at this time of the year we have many Chinese children and adults here for short and long term education, COVID 19 put a stop to that !! So now we are putting our knowledge and skills to teach Hamilton people Chinese cooking, Dumplings are the first class, then we will try steam buns, Zongzi, and different Chinese dishes, something different every workshop.

Price: $20

7 days ago

Subscribe to Sunday Star Times

Stuff Ltd

What better way to take a load off than to put your feet up and get inspired with a fresh copy of the Sunday Star-Times each week. For a limited time, when you subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for just 6 months*, we are giving away a free Gourmet Spice Pack valued at $65 so you can get crafty in … View moreWhat better way to take a load off than to put your feet up and get inspired with a fresh copy of the Sunday Star-Times each week. For a limited time, when you subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for just 6 months*, we are giving away a free Gourmet Spice Pack valued at $65 so you can get crafty in the kitchen with Raptor Naturals finest flavours.

Call us on 0800 339 000 or click on the button below and use the promo code “SSTRAPTOR” to redeem this special offer now.

Hurry as this offer ends 31st July, 2020!

*T&Cs apply. For full terms and conditions, please visit www.mags4gifts.co.nz
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7 days ago

Next issue of Get Growing ezine - coming next week!

Reporter NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hi neighbours, the next issue of Get Growing will now be released early next week, so keep your eyes peeled! In the meantime you can read all previous editions here, so dig in and enjoy!

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7 days ago

Free Courses - Gain NCEA Credits

Vision Hamilton

Do you have a teenager who finds school difficult?

Our Ultimate – Foundation Skills programme may be the right fit! This FREE programme is specifically for 16-19 year-olds and focuses on helping them gain important skills that will help them in the workplace and in the wider world. Your teen can… View more
Do you have a teenager who finds school difficult?

Our Ultimate – Foundation Skills programme may be the right fit! This FREE programme is specifically for 16-19 year-olds and focuses on helping them gain important skills that will help them in the workplace and in the wider world. Your teen can gain credits towards NCEA 1 and 2, learn computer skills and how to write a CV, all while exploring a range of practical study and career options they can follow.

Visit our website to find out more about our Ultimate programme!

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9 days ago

Poll: Should the Avalon Drive bypass have a 60kmh speed limit?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

The change - down from 80kmh - is one of several suggested by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
But Hamilton Deputy Mayor Geoff Taylor said it seems "close to failing the common sense test".
Read more here. Do you think the Avalon Drive bypass should have a 60kmh speed limit?

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Should the Avalon Drive bypass have a 60kmh speed limit?
  • 13.6% Yes, it would be safer.
    13.6% Complete
  • 81.1% No, it's meant to help people get through the city quicker.
    81.1% Complete
  • 5.3% Not sure, I need more information.
    5.3% Complete
132 votes
8 days ago

Kings of Storage, Moving and More

Storage King Rosedale

Hi Neighbours - As winter makes it's presence felt let us heat things up with a WINTER WARMER DEAL.

Yes, we're cutting prices in half in the month of July to give you an opportunity to tuck your gear into storage, safe and sound during the winter months. Plus, to help save you money, … View more
Hi Neighbours - As winter makes it's presence felt let us heat things up with a WINTER WARMER DEAL.

Yes, we're cutting prices in half in the month of July to give you an opportunity to tuck your gear into storage, safe and sound during the winter months. Plus, to help save you money, we'll let you use our TRUCK for FREE!

Come down and meet your local Storage King Rosedale Team - at 10-12 Rothwell Avenue, Rosedale

Our Box Shop is fully stocked and we'd love to meet you and take you on a tour of our facility.
Visit us now

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10 days ago

How affordable is travel within NZ?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities … View moreHi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities within your budget. Do you think accommodation providers and tourism operators are doing enough to entice New Zealanders to explore their backyard? Please let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.

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