88 days ago

Pasifika event fosters unity in Hamilton

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Hamilton Press

Kia ora neighbours,

Hamilton schools are hosting a mini cultural festival to celebrate the diversity of our town.

Elton Snell, teacher in charge of Pasifika Studies at Peachgrove Intermediate School says the Pasifika event is called Keep It Fresh.

He says the main aim of the festival is "to foster unity amongst a diverse Aotearoa."

The festival will bring together different Pacific cultures in order to celebrate who we are in a modern Kiwi society, Snell says.

It will be held at the Gallaghers Performing Arts Centre at the Waikato University on Saturday October 31 from 11am - 4 pm.

Amongst schools taking part will be Peachgrove Intermediate, Fairfield Primary School, St John's College, Hamilton Girls High School and Hillcrest High School.

Joining them will be some Pasifika groups from Waikato University including their Tongan, Samoan and Fijian groups as well as the HAMCIA - Hamilton Cook Island Association Cultural Performing Group.

The event is backed by the University and K'aute Pasifika.

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20 days ago

Consequences

Paul from Pukete

I obtained drug convictions in my youth that have haunted me my entire life. even though it’s been 34 years since my last drug conviction, it’s still making my life difficult advises.Tuari Potiki: departing chair of the NZ Drug Foundation,

In 2019-20 there were more than 3000 convictions for minor drug offences and about 40 per cent of those were Māori. Māori carry the burden of our drug laws, receiving 49 per cent of all convictions for drug possession and use, and they are more likely to go to prison for low-level offences than non-Māori.

Convictions don’t work. They hang over you forever and impact every facet of your life. But they have been proven to do nothing whatsoever to reduce drug use or harm among those unlucky enough – or Māori enough – to be caught.

Well sorry to hear that , Tuari  there is a  word for that, its called consequences the law held you accountable for your actions ,sorry your actions where your choice you knew the law and you knew the consequences suck it up

13 hours ago

Just sharing in case it hasn’t been posted on here :)

Summa from Frankton

SNIP ‘N’ CHIP RETURNS TO HAMILTON!

We are excited to relaunch our desexing and microchipping campaign in Hamilton!

From Monday 25th January 2021, we are working with Care Vets to offer heavily discounted desexing and microchipping in Hamilton for Community Services Cardholders

Cat-owners who have a Community Services Card can Snip ‘n’ Chip their cats or kittens for just $20! This is a limited time offer that is available until bookings run out.

In our last Snip ‘n’ Chip campaign, we desexed over 200 cats and we want this campaign to be even bigger! Help us give your cat a better life.

Visit SPCA’s Hamilton Centre now with your Community Services Card to purchase your Snip ‘n’ Chip voucher!

There are LIMITED numbers available so GET IN QUICK.

PLEASE NOTE: Vouchers can ONLY be purchased by visiting SPCA’s Hamilton Centre, not by calling us or by messaging us on Facebook. You will then need to book your cat/kitten in with your local Care Vets.

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4 days ago

Remember your first job? Glen just got his.

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Glen Terry, 30, did a video for LinkedIn about how much he wanted to work, and employers listened.

Terry, who has Down Syndrome, now works in Gilmours Hamilton - a job he found with help from Disability Employment facilitator Selwyn Cook.

Read more here. Do you remember the feeling of finding your first job?