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5 hours ago

Reduce your home-office energy bills

ECCA

With so many of us spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s energy bills are skyrocketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 5 simple, easy to implement ideas and tips for cutting down your domestic power bills to save yourself some cash.
Find out more

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5 hours ago

Do you run a small business?

Stuff Prosper

Business owners consistently show initiative, hard work and resilience - and more than ever over the past few weeks.

Prosper has launched a small business survey to gauge the scale of Covid-19's impact.

It'll only take a few minutes to complete - and will help us, help small … View more
Business owners consistently show initiative, hard work and resilience - and more than ever over the past few weeks.

Prosper has launched a small business survey to gauge the scale of Covid-19's impact.

It'll only take a few minutes to complete - and will help us, help small businesses like yours, in weeks and months to come.
Take the survey

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15 hours ago

Ratepayers to Fund Minimum Wage for Contractors

Geoff from Rototuna North

www.stuff.co.nz...
Hamilton City Council is to extend the minimum wage of $20 per hour to all staff employed by the organisation’s contractors. The cost is unknown but the best guess is between $258,000 to $859,000 per year to be funded through rates or through debt.
www.legislation.govt.nz...

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www.stuff.co.nz...
Hamilton City Council is to extend the minimum wage of $20 per hour to all staff employed by the organisation’s contractors. The cost is unknown but the best guess is between $258,000 to $859,000 per year to be funded through rates or through debt.
www.legislation.govt.nz...

Section 10 of Local Government Act details the purpose of local government is—
• to enable democratic local decision-making and action by, and on behalf of, communities; and
• to meet the current and future needs of communities for good-quality local infrastructure, local public services, and performance of regulatory functions in a way that is most cost-effective for households and businesses.
How is the living wage (above the Government’s) most cost effective for households and businesses?
and
How is it on behalf of communities?
Good-quality, of the performance of regulatory functions, means infrastructure, services, and performance that are—
• efficient;
• effective; and
• appropriate to present and anticipated future circumstances.
How is the living wage to contractors efficient, effective and appropriate for the ratepayer particularly in these austere and worrying times?
Those who voted for this lose sight of representative responsibility and fail to represent the residents and ratepayers who took the effort to vote and in fact all of Hamilton residents.
Some contractors do not contact solely to Council, their employees also work at other locations for other contracts.
How is this to be policed?
Oh that’s right it is only other people’s money – watch out for the spend-up on ‘nice to haves’ during the annual plan.
Buckle up it is going to be a rough ride, particularly in these austere and worrying times.

14 hours ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Waikato!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Waikato, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get … View more
Kia ora Waikato, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇

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16 hours ago

IRD Letter for Mrs Deanna Karyn Sewell

Rhonda from Tahuna

Could very well be a cheque for her. If anyone knows Deanna please contact me. Will hold letter until Tuesday when it will be safe to pop back into our mail box for collection by postie

5 days ago

Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed!

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

This service supports elderly, ill and disabled people living at home who would otherwise struggle to provide healthy meals for themselves.
Volunteering is a fun and rewarding experience. Being a Meals on Wheels driver takes about two hours one day a week, fortnight or month, or even casually … View more
This service supports elderly, ill and disabled people living at home who would otherwise struggle to provide healthy meals for themselves.
Volunteering is a fun and rewarding experience. Being a Meals on Wheels driver takes about two hours one day a week, fortnight or month, or even casually depending on your availability.
For further information please contact us on 07 849 0285 or email: waikato@redcross.org.nz

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1 day ago

Look at these great Local Likes...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hey The Green Grocer & Paeroa Pharmacy! Your neighbours really LIKE you! Check out these awesome shoutouts from your local community. Thanks for being such a special part of your community. Make a Local Like

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3 days ago

Handyman wanted

Joshua from Huntly

Hi we're looking for someone to do some renovations on our house, replace weather boards, wash roof, reno shower just to start. Ph 0273840555

4 days ago

Books Wanted!

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

We are currently in search of book donations for our Annual Bookfair!

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1 day ago

English Language Lesson Papers

Priscilla from Morrinsville

Two large A4 Boxes of prepared English as a first/second language lessons and games. Mostly spare and unused, so therefore very clean. Many in A4 plastic sheets. Aimed at around intermediate level but some upper and lower materials. A lot of preparation put into gathering the info together by a … View moreTwo large A4 Boxes of prepared English as a first/second language lessons and games. Mostly spare and unused, so therefore very clean. Many in A4 plastic sheets. Aimed at around intermediate level but some upper and lower materials. A lot of preparation put into gathering the info together by a qualified teacher. Ph 021492294 Morrinsville township.

Price: $50

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1 day ago

CBD Accommodations in Hamilton

Gloria from Morrinsville

-1 min walk to centre place , 2 min walk to WINTEC.
- A very big double bedroom , about 18 sqm
- 2 shower rooms
- only 3 nice men stay there
- Include power, gas, unlimited broadband, furnished
-new flat
Call 0211696403

Negotiable

1 day ago

WIN: A Resene makeover

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, everyone's had a part to play in the fight against Covid-19, but here's a chance to say thanks to someone you know who kept working for the benefit of the rest of us - nurses, doctors, pharmacists, teachers, supermarket employees and many, many more.

We're … View more
Hey neighbours, everyone's had a part to play in the fight against Covid-19, but here's a chance to say thanks to someone you know who kept working for the benefit of the rest of us - nurses, doctors, pharmacists, teachers, supermarket employees and many, many more.

We're giving away three prizes with Resene, each worth more than $500, including a Resene colour consultation, a $350 Resene voucher and the latest Resene fan decks.

So if you know an essential worker who would love one of these prize packs, click here to nominate them.

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2 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

If you'd like to receive Blueprint in your inbox each week, subscribe here.
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3 days ago

Geoff Booth for Wel Energy Trust

Geoff from Gordonton - Puketaha

Hello,

I would appreciate just 1 of your votes.

I am the Principal of Puketaha school with a masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Waikato.

The last few months has rocked our equilibrium and as a result we have a unique opportunity to ensure that the Wel Energy Trust really … View more
Hello,

I would appreciate just 1 of your votes.

I am the Principal of Puketaha school with a masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Waikato.

The last few months has rocked our equilibrium and as a result we have a unique opportunity to ensure that the Wel Energy Trust really delivers on the needs and aspirations of our community. It requires both a strategic approach and strong moral compass to achieve positive, tangible outcomes for our customers and region. I bring experience, Independence and can collaborate with anyone to drive such results in a fair and equitable manner.

Born, raised and educated in Hamilton, this place is home to my family, which includes my wife and two boys (11 and 9).

The many families I interact with daily provide me inspiration and energy to join a board that will be driven to support the Waikato Region's prosperity.

Thank you.

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