Thames, Thames

19 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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19 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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20 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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20 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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21 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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22 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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22 days ago

Mostly positive lifestyle trends in Waikato Region.

Denis from Thames

Did you know that among numerous other functions Waikato Regional Council measures 32 environmental, social, cultural and economic indicators? They show a mostly positive trend. Read more online - teggtalk.wordpress.com...

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25 days ago

Cable Bay Adventure Park's Skywire ride takes you flying over treetops

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Nelson is home to the world's longest flying fox. Would you give it a go?

23 days ago

Last chance small business owners!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It’s your final chance to grab our 3-month Premium Business Listing for FREE.

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out… View more
It’s your final chance to grab our 3-month Premium Business Listing for FREE.

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out from the rest.

There's no catches and no hidden fees. It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

Grab a FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now. (Feel free to share the news with your fellow small business owners too!)

*offer ends 30th June.
Get 3 Months Free

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27 days ago

Have you been to Haast?

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

A journey to New Zealand's most remote town reveals some remarkable landscapes. Would you go?

23 days ago

Are you subscribing to get our free gardening advice?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we prune raspberries and brambles. It’s time to get garlic in the ground, grow broad beans (even if you loathe them), raise native trees and shrubs from seed, propagate shrubs by layering and sow onions direct or in trays.

Plus Hilton Carter’s guide to pets vs indoor … View more
In this week’s issue we prune raspberries and brambles. It’s time to get garlic in the ground, grow broad beans (even if you loathe them), raise native trees and shrubs from seed, propagate shrubs by layering and sow onions direct or in trays.

Plus Hilton Carter’s guide to pets vs indoor plants from his book Wild Interiors. Enter NZ Gardener’s Houseplant Heroes competition and be in to win Vegan Fertiliser from Yates and NZ Gardener’s Pruning Made Easy.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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24 days ago

Prospa National Winner - Waikanae Beach Four Square!

Prospa

Quoc Tran proud to be serving his customers and the local community!

Quoc Tran loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Tran’s simple but effective recipe for … View more
Quoc Tran proud to be serving his customers and the local community!

Quoc Tran loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Tran’s simple but effective recipe for success running a local business.

Tran operates Four Square Waikanae Beach and is hailed as the “ultimate friendly shopkeeper” by his customers. Now Tran has been recognised for his dedication to the community by being named the country’s National Winner in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards. Tran is a proud winner of a prize package worth $10,000!

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Nomination Quotes - "Quoc Tan of Waikanae Beach Kapiti coast.
An exceptional guy who has worked very hard (& his wife too) since arriving in NZ from Vietnam. They operate a hugely friendly & now smartly updated Four Square superette. A very necessary & important store at Waikanae Beach."

"Quoc and his family are an integral part of our community"

"Quoc Tan - he represents all that embodies the very core of the reason NZ is proud to call itself an all-embracing, multi-cultural melting pot"
Find out more

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24 days ago

Recycling resumes at the Kopu sorting centre

Kelley Tantau Reporter from Hauraki Herald

During Covid-19, all recycling except glass went to landfill because the sorting centre in Kopu was not operating.
The centre is now back up and running and recycling will be sorted as normal.
Residents who were keen to avoid sending recycling to landfill can now put recycling stockpiled during … View more
During Covid-19, all recycling except glass went to landfill because the sorting centre in Kopu was not operating.
The centre is now back up and running and recycling will be sorted as normal.
Residents who were keen to avoid sending recycling to landfill can now put recycling stockpiled during lockdown out for collection (except for plastic grades 3-7, as they are no longer recyclable. They need to go in the yellow council rubbish bag).
Only plastic types 1 and 2, cardboard, paper, clean tins and clean aluminium cans will be accepted in household recycling bins or at refuse transfer stations (glass recycling resumed in Level 2).
Residents are asked to avoid ‘wishcycling’ plastics 3-7, hoping they’ll be recycled. They won’t be, but they will contaminate the entire load and everything will have to go to landfill, including plastics 1 and 2.
Council’s contractor will be checking bins to see how everyone’s doing and to help the message stick, they’ll be putting new recycling information stickers on bins over the next few collections.

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