How about checking out Steve the Sheep?
The woolly Waikato celebrity is bringing some laughs to his flock of followers, and his own family, helping to break the coronavirus lockdown boredom around the world.
Steve the Sheep lives in the shearing capital of New Zealand, Te Kūiti, and was adopted as a lamb to be a "lawn mower" for his family's back yard. Read more here.
I for one will miss the Recycle Shop at the Hamilton Tip.
HCC in its "wisdom" has forced the closure by selling the contract. All recyclables will now be thrown/bulldozed into the refuse. (I was told).
What the hell are they thinking?
No longer will this facility be a place to find those bits and pieces for our craft projects, at decent prices.
Admittedly, I have been away from Hamilton so only found out yesterday. I have no idea if there was any consultation or what thought put into this closure.
The business that recycled these re-usable products was not running at a loss (I've been told), very fair pricing, great finds and friendly/helpful staff.
People losing their jobs?
I've also been told Habitat for Humanity will take over the site in the next few months.
I'm all for recycling of anything useful but doubt I'll frequent their store.
Their prices are ridiculous, as are the prices for the junk sold by the Sallies.
Neither stores are on my list to visit any longer.
Cycling advocate Tim Hope cruised on a recumbent cycle - in a laid back position - with flag attached.
But he was seriously injured in a crash with a truck on Ruakura Road in late June, and died in hospital on July 3.
He's being remembered for his passion for cycling and his kindness. Read more here. Do you remember seeing him pedalling around Hamilton?
A Beerescourt property at 8 Kotahi Avenue has sold for 155 per cent more than the median capital value for the suburb. It fetched $1.53 million, the median CV in Beerescourt is $600,000.
The 371sqm home is much bigger than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Beerescourt is 160sqm. This property sold on March 4, 2020.
This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.