Silverdale, Hamilton

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?

Image
D
6 days ago

covid 19 closures

Dennis from Enderley

hoping all shops that are supposed to be closed are unlike the one at five crossroads who thinks he is a supermarket and is not

5 days ago

You can still drive-through coronavirus testing centres

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

During lockdown, you can still drive through coronavirus testing centres around the region.

You should go if you have flu-like systems or have recently travelled, Waikato DHB says.

Firstly, phone Healthline on 0800 358 5453, for guidance on whether assessment and testing is needed. If you … View more
During lockdown, you can still drive through coronavirus testing centres around the region.

You should go if you have flu-like systems or have recently travelled, Waikato DHB says.

Firstly, phone Healthline on 0800 358 5453, for guidance on whether assessment and testing is needed. If you can't get through, phone your general practice/doctor.

Test results take "several days", the DHB said.

Current community-based assessment centres (CBAC) are at:
- Claudelands Event Centre
- Tokoroa Hospital
- Ngāruawāhia Panthers Rugby League Club
- Taumarunui Hospital campus
- Huntly War Memorial Hall
- Te Kūiti Hospital
- Silver Fern Event Centre, Te Aroha

Designated GPs offering COVID-19 assessments:
- Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki Thames
- Tui Medical Centre

More details here.

Image
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

Image
6 days ago

Need to use the bus? Here are some new rules.

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Using the bus is now free, but you'll have to register your details first.

Making trips free removes the need for drivers and passengers to touch cash or Busit cards, a statement said.

People who need the bus - for work or to get to places like the pharmacy or supermarket - now have to … View more
Using the bus is now free, but you'll have to register your details first.

Making trips free removes the need for drivers and passengers to touch cash or Busit cards, a statement said.

People who need the bus - for work or to get to places like the pharmacy or supermarket - now have to register their journey online using this form. You can also ring 0800 205 305.

This means that, if someone who turns out to have coronavirus uses the bus, health authorities will be able to trace people they may have been in contact with.

Busit passengers are also asked to sit in rows away from each other to keep their distance and give the bus driver some space.

6 days ago

Colour pop tallboy

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hamilton Central

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.

Image
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.

Image
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.

***********

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

Image
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

Image
7 days ago

Stranded French Travellers

Neil from Newstead

Greetings Neighbours, we have facilitated yesterday a French couple stranded in NZ but are still fielding calls from others to find accommodation in some way that is an improvement on eg sleeping in a modified HONDA odyssey. If you have or know of vacant accommodation, this link may provide some … View moreGreetings Neighbours, we have facilitated yesterday a French couple stranded in NZ but are still fielding calls from others to find accommodation in some way that is an improvement on eg sleeping in a modified HONDA odyssey. If you have or know of vacant accommodation, this link may provide some relief for those struggling to wait the month out or as in another case, until their planned departure on Tuesday. Sosuntoit@gmail.com

nz.ambafrance.org...

If you download GOOGLE TRANSLATE you can cut and paste text as in the attachment to get an accurate
translation of any foreign text.

Image
7 days ago

Want to know how Hamilton looks during lockdown?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Our photographers took a few shots of spots around city so you can have a look without breaking isolation.

See them here.

What's the view like from your place?

Image
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.

Image
7 days ago

Want to know how many coronavirus cases there are in your DHB area?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Want to know how many coronavirus cases there are in your DHB area?

If you want to check, the Ministry of Health has a NZ map and a table which breaks down the numbers by DHB.

See it here.

Also, if you want a daily update from Stuff, you can sign up here.

Image
7 days ago

Keen for some music during lockdown?

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi neighbours,
Today is the beginning of our nationwide lockdown, so Operatunity is marking it with some music!
They plan to do it as often as they can through-out the four weeks, given they can't get out and about in the community.
They've rallied all the Operatunity artists to produce … View more
Hi neighbours,
Today is the beginning of our nationwide lockdown, so Operatunity is marking it with some music!
They plan to do it as often as they can through-out the four weeks, given they can't get out and about in the community.
They've rallied all the Operatunity artists to produce their own virtual concerts. Some footage is from their archives, some shot on phones and some was recorded before the lockdown.
There will be a variety of songs, singers and musicians over the next few weeks.
So if you want to check out today's one, head along to the link below.

Image
P
7 days ago

Offering help for childcare

Pat from Riverlea

I am an ECE teacher-Reliever who has been working with ECE Consultants 5 years. I learn from the news this morning some parents who work in Essential Services, especially in health service, having problems with finding a childcare when all ECE are closure during lock down.
I have a spare single … View more
I am an ECE teacher-Reliever who has been working with ECE Consultants 5 years. I learn from the news this morning some parents who work in Essential Services, especially in health service, having problems with finding a childcare when all ECE are closure during lock down.
I have a spare single bedroom available to offer to parents in need, the room is fully furnished with single bed, and enough space for a sleeping bag (if you have 2 children). The house is warm and well insulated with a heat pump in the living room.
I don't have compromised immune and no history of traveling overseas in the past 8 months.
I hope it is not too late to offer this help.
Please feel free to contact me on my number 022 065 7865.
Cheers,
Pat

Top