Frimley, Hastings

1 day ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the … View more
Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

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1 day ago

Poem for the day

Max from Flaxmere

Enjoy and share it with your friends to lighten their weekend!


I’m normally a social girl
I love to meet my mates
But lately with the virus here
We can’t go out the gates.
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Enjoy and share it with your friends to lighten their weekend!


I’m normally a social girl
I love to meet my mates
But lately with the virus here
We can’t go out the gates.

You see, we are the ‘oldies’ now
We need to stay inside
If they haven’t seen us for a while
They’ll think we’ve upped and died.
They’ll never know the things we did
Before we got this old
There wasn’t any Facebook
So not everything was told.
We may seem sweet old ladies
Who would never be uncouth
But we grew up in the 60s –
If you only knew the truth!
There was sex and drugs and rock ‘n roll
The pill and miniskirts
We smoked, we drank, we partied
And were quite outrageous flirts.
Then we settled down, got married
And turned into someone’s mum,
Somebody’s wife, then nana,
Who on earth did we become?
We didn’t mind the change of pace
Because our lives were full
But to bury us before we’re dead
Is like red rag to a bull!
So here you find me stuck inside
For 4 weeks, maybe more
I finally found myself again
Then I had to close the door!
It didn’t really bother me
I’d while away the hour
I’d bake for all the family
But I’ve got no bloody flour!
Now Netflix is just wonderful
I like a gutsy thriller
I’m swooning over Idris
Or some random sexy killer.
At least I’ve got a stash of booze
For when I’m being idle
There’s wine and whiskey, even gin
If I’m feeling suicidal!
So let’s all drink to lockdown
To recovery and health
And hope this bloody virus
Doesn’t decimate our wealth.
We’ll all get through the crisis
And be back to join our mates
Just hoping I’m not far too wide
To fit through the flaming gates.

1 day ago

Game Time

Marie from Flaxmere

I'll Start with Shania Twain :)

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11 hours ago

What are you doing having a party??

Yvonne from Mayfair

So who lives in the very early 100's on fredrick St and insist it's OK to have mates over, play loud music.
Families have and are losing. Loved ones, not just to the virus but to other health issues and they are not able to be there with them...
People are losing their jobs because … View more
So who lives in the very early 100's on fredrick St and insist it's OK to have mates over, play loud music.
Families have and are losing. Loved ones, not just to the virus but to other health issues and they are not able to be there with them...
People are losing their jobs because companies cannot keep going because of no company income.
People are losing their business because they are required to follow level 4 lockdown.. And you who live at this address feel you have a right?? If other neighbours close by know who they are please name and shame... Because if I did.. I would!!
PS. Have filed a police covid 19 complaint

20 hours ago

Game Time

Marie from Flaxmere

If money was no object, which house
would you pick to completely redo and make your dream home???
I have always been so intrigued by old abandoned houses. Out in a field all sad looking, abandoned and forgotten. I wish I could go bring them all back to life and
make them pretty again. ❤

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16 hours ago

Words

Marie from Flaxmere

Lovely Words

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19 hours ago

A Thank You

Marie from Flaxmere

#day16 #GoodFriday
It will be a quiet Easter 🐣 for most of us.
I am always mindful of our essential workers & so grateful for all that they do for us as a Country to ensure we have the essentials to keep us going..
Hope the Supermarket workers take it easy & relax today..
For those … View more
#day16 #GoodFriday
It will be a quiet Easter 🐣 for most of us.
I am always mindful of our essential workers & so grateful for all that they do for us as a Country to ensure we have the essentials to keep us going..
Hope the Supermarket workers take it easy & relax today..
For those still working in hospitals, nurses/ doctors , Thankyou 🙏🏾💕

19 hours ago

Rainbow Spaghetti

Marie from Flaxmere

Rainbow spaghetti the kids will be highly impressed! 😍😍

I cooked the spaghetti as per normal cooking instructions. Once it is cooked I divided it into separate bowls, along with the cooking water so they stayed hot, and added food colouring. Left them till they were the color I wanted, then… View more
Rainbow spaghetti the kids will be highly impressed! 😍😍

I cooked the spaghetti as per normal cooking instructions. Once it is cooked I divided it into separate bowls, along with the cooking water so they stayed hot, and added food colouring. Left them till they were the color I wanted, then i rinsed them and served. Super easy! :)

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21 hours ago

Happy Easter Neighbourly People

Marie from Flaxmere

Friendship is a priceless gift
That cannot be bought or sold,
But its value is far greater
Than a mountain made of gold
For gold is cold and lifeless,
It can neither see nor hear,
And in the time of trouble
It is powerless to cheer… View more
Friendship is a priceless gift
That cannot be bought or sold,
But its value is far greater
Than a mountain made of gold
For gold is cold and lifeless,
It can neither see nor hear,
And in the time of trouble
It is powerless to cheer
It has no ears to listen,
No heart to understand,
It cannot bring you comfort
Or reach out a helping hand
So when you ask God for a Gift,
Be thankful if He sends
Nor diamonds, pearls or riches,
But the love of real and true friends!
🐰🐰Happy Easter to All You Lovely Neighbourly People🐰🐰

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22 hours ago

Let the games begin

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hastings

Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you … View more
Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you don’t live near water, you should be able to get some from your local garden supply store.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own rock domino set.

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1 day ago

Small businesses in your community need a hand!

SOS Business

Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay … View more
Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay afloat during this time. Spread the word to your friends and family so that we can help as many local businesses as we can.

Thanks for being a great neighbour by being a lifeline for businesses in your community.

PS - in case you were wondering, due to the success of SOS Café, and the number of other service businesses now on the Platform, the team have rebranded to SOS Business – Save Our Small Business!
Support a local business

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1 day ago

Be Kind

Marie from Flaxmere

Something to think about!
Stay safe.
Yours Kindly, Marie

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1 day ago

Bit of Humour

Marie from Flaxmere

Thought this was quite Funny

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1 day ago

Look our for others

The Team from Eastern District Police

We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, … View more
We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, or a passer-by, to call 111 for you. Your safety comes first.

It’s everybody’s responsibility to speak out and keep each other safe right now. If you think something is not ok with a friend, neighbour, or colleague, it’s okay to call Police on their behalf. The person you’re worried about may not be able to speak up for themselves. You could be saving a life.

For more information or support: www.police.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

Little Poem

Marie from Flaxmere

Please Enjoy ☺

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