Thames, Thames

15 days ago

THAMES COVID-19 swabbing clinic reopens

The Team from Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki

The Thames Community-Based Assessment Centre at Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki reopened today to recommence community swabbing for COVID-19.


The CBAC will be open for three weeks and then procedures will be reassessed. It will be run out of Room 1 at Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki, 210 Richmond … View more
The Thames Community-Based Assessment Centre at Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki reopened today to recommence community swabbing for COVID-19.


The CBAC will be open for three weeks and then procedures will be reassessed. It will be run out of Room 1 at Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki, 210 Richmond Street, Thames. People who suspect they have been in contact with COVID-19, or who have symptoms they need checking should first phone Te Korowai on FREEPHONE 0508 835 676. They will then be given instructions about when and how to come to the clinic, including remaining in their car until a nurse comes to their vehicle to take a swab. It is important people remain in their cars and do not come into the clinic.

CBAC testing is available to everyone in the community. People can still get tested through their regular GP but need to follow the same safety guidelines by phoning them first. Health Te Aroha GOP clinic in Te Aroha also has a swabbing facility.

The Thames CBAC will be open from 8.30am to 4pm Mondays to Fridays.

Symptoms of COVID-19 Symptoms are similar to a range of other illnesses such as the flu and do not necessarily mean that you have it. Symptoms include fever, coughing and difficulty breathing, which can be also be attributed to other illnesses.


For more information, go to the Ministry of health website - www.health.govt.nz...

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16 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

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16 days ago

National Volunteer week 22-26 June 2020

Jude O'Connor from Age Concern - Thames

It is National Volunteer Week this week. Age Concern Hauraki Coromandel thanks the many volunteers who have time to volunteer to regularly visit elders in our communities. We are always on the lookout to recruit volunteers to be visitors, so if you have an hour a week to spare and would like to do… View moreIt is National Volunteer Week this week. Age Concern Hauraki Coromandel thanks the many volunteers who have time to volunteer to regularly visit elders in our communities. We are always on the lookout to recruit volunteers to be visitors, so if you have an hour a week to spare and would like to do this, we would love to hear from you. We would particularly love to hear from people in Ngatea and Paeroa where we have some seniors in need of our Accredited visitor service.

16 days ago

#AotearoaOfKindness: Mobilising the kindness DNA

Sarah Macdonald from Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand is mobilising the kindness DNA with our new #AotearoaOfKindness campaign for National Volunteer Week!

We're calling on people to share their stories of acts of kindness. We're calling on people to thank those who have shown acts of kindness that contribute to an … View more
Volunteering New Zealand is mobilising the kindness DNA with our new #AotearoaOfKindness campaign for National Volunteer Week!

We're calling on people to share their stories of acts of kindness. We're calling on people to thank those who have shown acts of kindness that contribute to an Aotearoa of Kindness.

Call to action – keep shaping the world we want to live in:

• Look for where kindness, mahi aroha, work for love, has impacted your life.
• Show your thanks to those people giving kindness and mahi aroha through #AotearoaOfKindness.
• Connect or reconnect with a community or a cause that’s important to you through volunteeringnz.org.nz/finding-volunteer-roles.

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17 days ago

Poll: How do you fold your towels?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, is there a right way to fold towels? It seems it's a topic lots of people have strong opinions about.

The most popular options are the quick-and-easy triple fold, or folding the outer edges towards the centre before folding in thirds, to create a plusher, more spa-like look. … View more
Hey neighbours, is there a right way to fold towels? It seems it's a topic lots of people have strong opinions about.

The most popular options are the quick-and-easy triple fold, or folding the outer edges towards the centre before folding in thirds, to create a plusher, more spa-like look. But what do you do? And who knew folding towels could be so controversial?

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How do you fold your towels?
  • 34.3% Basic - Fold in half three times
    34.3% Complete
  • 40.1% Plush - Fold towards the centre, then in thirds
    40.1% Complete
  • 16.2% Rolled - No folds allowed
    16.2% Complete
  • 9.4% None of the above
    9.4% Complete
1497 votes
17 days ago

It's National Volunteer Week!

Sarah Macdonald from Volunteering New Zealand

National Volunteer Week honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy.

National Volunteer Week 2020 runs from June 21-27. This year’s theme is ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi I The benefit of working together’. 

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National Volunteer Week honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy.

National Volunteer Week 2020 runs from June 21-27. This year’s theme is ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi I The benefit of working together’. 

Join us this National Volunteer Week to celebrate how our communities are stronger when working together.

#NVW2020 #mahitahi #teamwork #tautoko #support #volunteers #thankyou #AotearoaOfKindness

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17 days ago

Last chance to join the fun and be an EARLY BIRD!

The National Team from SPCA - Thames Centre

We know lots of plans have been cancelled this year, but we have one that hasn’t - SPCA’s Jump the Rescue!

It’s so easy to sign up and this is your last chance to get the early bird rate.

Please set yourself a challenge, help a cause in desperate need of your help, and sign up today!

The … View more
We know lots of plans have been cancelled this year, but we have one that hasn’t - SPCA’s Jump the Rescue!

It’s so easy to sign up and this is your last chance to get the early bird rate.

Please set yourself a challenge, help a cause in desperate need of your help, and sign up today!

The animals need you:

1. Simply sign up at www.spca.nz...

2. Share your fundraising page and ask family and friends to sponsor you

3. Raise $775 and you will skydive for free on Saturday, 1 August!

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18 days ago

Have you got an indoor jungle? You could be a Houseplant Hero!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Got an urban jungle in right in your own home? Can't stop with the hoyas? Friends claim you're addicted to indoor plants? Send us photos! The winner of our Houseplant Hero 2020 competition will receive $500 worth of Yates products and $300 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Two runners-up will… View moreGot an urban jungle in right in your own home? Can't stop with the hoyas? Friends claim you're addicted to indoor plants? Send us photos! The winner of our Houseplant Hero 2020 competition will receive $500 worth of Yates products and $300 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Two runners-up will get $250 worth of Yates products and $150 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Here's how to enter the competition.

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18 days ago

Safe and secure at Bob Owens

Bob Owens Retirement Village

Hear about how Kathie feels safe and secure at Bob Owens

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19 days ago

Experience the Ryman Care Difference

Ryman Healthcare Limited

People often tell us they ‘feel the difference’ when they visit a Ryman care centre, and we’d love to share that with you. As a first port of call, our ‘Experience the Care Difference’ guide helps to paint a picture of the care, kindness and comfort that our care centres provide. Where … View morePeople often tell us they ‘feel the difference’ when they visit a Ryman care centre, and we’d love to share that with you. As a first port of call, our ‘Experience the Care Difference’ guide helps to paint a picture of the care, kindness and comfort that our care centres provide. Where care is customised to suit your needs.

Get your free copy here.
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20 days ago

THANK YOU Thames Museum Volunteers

Carolyn from Thames

National Volunteer Week begins tomorrow and Thames Museum says an enormous THANK YOU to all its wonderful, cheerful, dedicated volunteers, front of house, behind the scenes and on the management committee. The Museum is run entirely by volunteers - no paid staff - so if you haven't visited … View moreNational Volunteer Week begins tomorrow and Thames Museum says an enormous THANK YOU to all its wonderful, cheerful, dedicated volunteers, front of house, behind the scenes and on the management committee. The Museum is run entirely by volunteers - no paid staff - so if you haven't visited recently, pop in and say hello to a volunteer and take in our gorgeous Commemorative Royal Crockery display.

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