Thames, Thames

44 days ago

Special offer for all adventurers...

The National Team from SPCA - Thames Centre

We are offering an early bird special on our Jump to the Rescue registrations!

For a limited time only, sign up for just $35 and get that jump of a lifetime locked in this August.

Jump to the Rescue is our exciting fundraising event, perfect for adrenaline junkies looking to help a good cause! … View more
We are offering an early bird special on our Jump to the Rescue registrations!

For a limited time only, sign up for just $35 and get that jump of a lifetime locked in this August.

Jump to the Rescue is our exciting fundraising event, perfect for adrenaline junkies looking to help a good cause!

Join Team SPCA, you won’t regret it:

- Simply sign up at www.spca.nz...
- Share your fundraising page and ask family and friends to sponsor you
- Raise $775 and you will skydive for free!

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45 days ago

We are open!

Hilton Brown Swimming

We are pleased to announce that all our locations have reopened.

We help babies, children and adults feel confident in and around the water and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all.

Touch base with us today to book in for your FREE trial lesson.
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45 days ago

Reverse Equity Mortgage gives you options.

SBS Bank

Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the … View more
Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the flexible loan means regular payments aren’t required and you can repay all or some of the loan at any time.

For more details visit our website, contact your local SBS branch or call 0800 727 2265.

Eligibility Criteria, Terms and Conditions, and fees apply.
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45 days ago

Inside New Zealand's hidden cave hotels

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

From Waikato to the Bay of Islands, we reveal three subterranean secret spots you can escape to #backyourbackyard

45 days ago

Thames Museum celebrates Queen’s Birthday Weekend

Kelley Tantau Reporter from Hauraki Herald

Thames Museum has emerged from lockdown with a celebratory new display timed for Queen’s Birthday Weekend.

Commemorative Royal Crockery showcases items from the museum's Barry Thorburn collection of souvenir china and glassware. Each piece tells the story of a significant moment during the… View more
Thames Museum has emerged from lockdown with a celebratory new display timed for Queen’s Birthday Weekend.

Commemorative Royal Crockery showcases items from the museum's Barry Thorburn collection of souvenir china and glassware. Each piece tells the story of a significant moment during the sovereign’s life.

From Queen Victoria, who was monarch from 1837 to 1901, to Queen Elizabeth II, whose reign began in 1953, visitors can admire decorated cups and plates accompanied by a selection of photographs of royalty
over the decades.

Queen Victoria’s 60th year as monarch is commemorated with a cup
patterned in blue and gold, and a colourful plate with pretty scalloped edges. Other exhibits celebrate the coronations and jubilees of Kings Edward VII, Queen Victoria’s son, George V, and Queen Elizabeth’s father, George VI. Much-loved Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, is also honoured.

During Queen Elizabeth II’s time on the throne, souvenir crockery has been made to mark her coronation, her visits to New Zealand – the first in 1953 – and the final exhibit commemorates her Silver Jubilee in 1977.
The British sovereign’s birthday has been celebrated as a day of public festivity since 1748, during the reign of King George II. At first festivities took place on the king or queen’s actual birthday; however, as King Edward VII was born in November, in 1908 he changed the celebration to the British summer so that his subjects could enjoy better weather during the public holiday.

During Queen Victoria’s reign, the Thames Star printed numerous announcements for Queen’s Birthday sports days, dances, military band parades and steamboat excursions to Coromandel and Ohinemuri.
Changing the holiday to a fixed Monday in her son’s reign wasn’t always a popular choice. During the olden-days in Thames, Mondays were traditionally thought of as ‘country day’ when rural people caught a convenient train into town to shop and go to the post office and banks.

In the Thames Star of May 23, 1911 a reader expressed his annoyance at not being able, as a country resident, to ‘come to town’ to do his shopping if the shops were going to close on Monday, June 5 when the King’s official birthday was Saturday, June 3.

On a happier note, the Thames Star announced several days later that a Hockey Excursion would take place for the King’s Birthday holiday, with the Wakatere leaving the wharf at 8 o’clock sharp.

Commemorative Royal Crockery is on at Thames Museum, corner Pollen and Cochrane Streets from May 30 to June 30. The display has been prepared by a small, enthusiastic team of museum volunteers led by Robyn Pearce, the Museum’s Events Team Leader. It is the first of a series of short-run displays that the museum intends to present during the coming months.

The Museum is open from Friday to Wednesday, 10am to 3pm. All Covid-19 control measures are in place.

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46 days ago

Thames Museum reopens

Carolyn from Thames

Thames Museum is now open again. Today and every day except Thursdays, 10am to 3pm. We look forward to welcoming you.

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47 days ago

Over 65? We want to hear from you!

The Team from ACC New Zealand

We are looking for feedback from Neighbourly members throughout New Zealand on their health and wellbeing - and whether they saw our recent programme with TVNZ, Healthy For Life.

We'd love you to take our survey. It'll only take a couple of minutes.
Take the survey

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47 days ago

Are you a local business needing support?

Support Local Shop Local

We're proud to be working with our friends at Stanley Street to help support all New Zealand businesses in these troubled times.

We think you'll love these free Support Local toolkits. If you spot one of these in a window of a business near you (or on your takeaway coffee cup!) … View more
We're proud to be working with our friends at Stanley Street to help support all New Zealand businesses in these troubled times.

We think you'll love these free Support Local toolkits. If you spot one of these in a window of a business near you (or on your takeaway coffee cup!) you'll know you're helping a proudly local company.
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47 days ago

Single #2

Bevan from Ngatea

#NZMusicMonth2020

New Single “Number 8”....

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49 days ago

Vodafone Modem for sale

Ronald from Paeroa

See my listing for an excellent Vodafone Modem on Buy & Sell page.
Thanks for looking

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47 days ago

Answers to your property price questions

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, we're all feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic right now, but lots of you have told us you're especially concerned about its effects on property prices in NZ. That's why we asked Quotable Value's general manager David Nagel to join us for a … View moreHey neighbours, we're all feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic right now, but lots of you have told us you're especially concerned about its effects on property prices in NZ. That's why we asked Quotable Value's general manager David Nagel to join us for a live Q&A to help answer your property questions.

We had a huge response, so if you sent in a question or dropped in for the chat, thank you. If you missed it, you can still check out the recap, here.

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48 days ago

A little kindness goes a long way

AMI Insurance

We know that the more kindness there is, the better the world gets. So let’s keep the kindness going by driving a little kinder, keeping an eye on the neighbour’s place while they are away and checking in on Nan.

It’s what makes New Zealand the kinda place we like to live because a little… View more
We know that the more kindness there is, the better the world gets. So let’s keep the kindness going by driving a little kinder, keeping an eye on the neighbour’s place while they are away and checking in on Nan.

It’s what makes New Zealand the kinda place we like to live because a little kindness goes a long way.
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