66 days ago

Would boarding houses help ease homelessness?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Peter Humphreys thinks so, and he's spent the past 11 years managing nightshelters in Hamilton.

"There was a paternal or maternal person running it, and they'd keep an eye on [residents], and they'd have a community," he said, "if they misbehaved they were told off, and hygiene was kept up."

Humphreys is about to step down after spending more than a decade of helping people who wouldn't otherwise have a place to sleep. Read more here.

What do you think would help people who are homeless in Hamilton?

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1 hour ago

Stars students shine with native birds

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

A group of Otumoetai College students have killed two birds with one stone by completing a community project while also raising awareness about NZ native birds.

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What's On: Chartwell Writers Den

Susan from Chartwell

We meet once a fortnight to share and discuss our writing. Next meeting 3rd of October. For further information ring Susan 8533612 or Margaret 8559411
Chartwell Writers Den
  • Chartwell Library
4 hours ago

Enhance your furniture with a simple stencil

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

Bring a piece of Morocco into your home with this easy pattern DIY. Use it to pretty up a vintage cabinet.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself