Matamata, Matamata

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

Let the games begin

The Team from Resene ColorShop Matamata

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

Look our for others

The Team from Waikato 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

Appreciation post

The Team from Waikato Police

Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community … View more
Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community Constable Reuben Boniface ?‍♂️ was able to connect Issac with Age Concern Southland and with their assistance provide a care package of cooked meals and loaves of bread to help him through this time ? #kindnessgoesalongway

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1 day ago

Are you OK?

The Team from Waikato Police

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and… View more
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.

We want to remind you that if you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.

See below a list of helplines throughout New Zealand ?

Kia Kaha Aotearoa.

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2 days ago

Morrinsville it's your rubbish collection week

The Team from Matamata Piako District Council

This Friday is the rubbish collection day for Morrinsville, Waitoa, Waihou, Mangateparu and Tahuna. There is no change due to Good Friday.

Matamata and Te Aroha’s rubbish day is next week due to collections being fortnightly during lockdown.

Your general rubbish needs to be in an official … View more
This Friday is the rubbish collection day for Morrinsville, Waitoa, Waihou, Mangateparu and Tahuna. There is no change due to Good Friday.

Matamata and Te Aroha’s rubbish day is next week due to collections being fortnightly during lockdown.

Your general rubbish needs to be in an official Council bag, recycling in any bag, and it all needs to be placed into your wheelie bin and on the kerbside by 7:30am.

There will be a pop-up rubbish and glass recycling collection site at the Morrinsville Countdown carpark, between 9am-3.30pm this Friday (Good Friday) for people who don’t receive kerbside collections or have too much rubbish for their wheelie bin. Rubbish must be in an official Council bag.

If you still have questions, watch our instructive video.
Or read the FAQs on our website.
Find out more

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2 days ago

Looking for inspiration?

Signature Homes

The team at Signature Homes Waikato wants to keep you entertained while at home with a free digital copy of our latest home design magazine, full of real stories from Kiwi homeowners.

If you’re thinking of building new, or just looking for some inspiration, Signature Style is a must-read! We … View more
The team at Signature Homes Waikato wants to keep you entertained while at home with a free digital copy of our latest home design magazine, full of real stories from Kiwi homeowners.

If you’re thinking of building new, or just looking for some inspiration, Signature Style is a must-read! We have a wide range of House & Land Packages and home designs to suit your taste, budget, section and lifestyle.

We look forward to reconnecting with the community very soon, in the meantime please click to get your free digital copy of our magazine.

Andrew Buttimore, Jamie Buttimore & Keir Bettley
Signature Homes Waikato.
Find out more

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2 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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4 days ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, it was great to see so many of you at our live lunch with NZ Home and Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll. Thanks for stopping by :)

If you missed it, you can still drop in for a recap and see if Jo and Naomi answered your questions, here.

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3 days ago

Water Restrictions

The Team from Matamata Piako District Council

Well done Morrinsville, due to your amazing water conservation efforts your water restrictions have been lowered to Level 3 - Sprinkler Ban. Hand held hoses should only be used on alternate days and sprinklers, irrigation systems, unattended hoses and water blasting is still banned.

Te Aroha and … View more
Well done Morrinsville, due to your amazing water conservation efforts your water restrictions have been lowered to Level 3 - Sprinkler Ban. Hand held hoses should only be used on alternate days and sprinklers, irrigation systems, unattended hoses and water blasting is still banned.

Te Aroha and Matamata remain on Level 3. See more information in the Read More link below.

To get notifications straight to your phone, download the Antenno app from Google Play or the Apple store. See more about Antenno and how to apply in the Read More link below.

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