Burbush - Rotokauri, Hamilton

3 hours ago

Poll: Was the $19k Hamilton City Council team talk a good use of ratepayers' money?

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Morning neighbours,

Hamilton City Council staff have been treated to a $19k mass team talk at Claudelands Event Centre. It featured motivational speakers and a 25-minute acrobatic performance from circus company The Dust Palace.

Chief executive Richard Briggs defended the spend.

"Old school… View more
Morning neighbours,

Hamilton City Council staff have been treated to a $19k mass team talk at Claudelands Event Centre. It featured motivational speakers and a 25-minute acrobatic performance from circus company The Dust Palace.

Chief executive Richard Briggs defended the spend.

"Old school thinking is you don't spend any money on your staff and you expect them to just show up to work and go hard," he said after the event.

"New school thinking is you've got to give them some purpose for being here, and today was all about understanding that purpose and improving the wellbeing of the community."

What's your take on it? Read more here

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Was the $19k Hamilton City Council team talk a good use of ratepayers' money?
  • 36% Yes
    36% Complete
  • 48% No
    48% Complete
  • 16% I'm ambivalent
    16% Complete
25 votes
12 hours ago

House/flat available to rent?

Glenna from Burbush - Rotokauri

Hi I am a 29 year old female looking for a place to rent. I work full time Monday- Friday. I have two French bulldogs who are
Adults and fully house trained. Just really keen to find somewhere that accepts fur babies.

Feel free to ask any questions etc.

Thanks.

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2 hours ago

FOOD RECALL: Pak'n Save NZ Beef Mince

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Have you been affected? Pak’n Save Clarence Street is recalling a specific batch of its Pak’n Save brand NZ Beef Mince as the product may contain foreign matter (plastic).

Package size and description: The product is sold in clear plastic trays of various weights.
Distribution: The product … View more
Have you been affected? Pak’n Save Clarence Street is recalling a specific batch of its Pak’n Save brand NZ Beef Mince as the product may contain foreign matter (plastic).

Package size and description: The product is sold in clear plastic trays of various weights.
Distribution: The product is only sold in Pak'n Save Clarence Street, Hamilton.

Click here for consumer advice.

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2 days ago

Council facilities to close tomorrow

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hamilton City Council and its facilities will close tomorrow morning until 11am for an all-staff meeting.

This affects the following - Hamilton City Council, Hamilton City Libraries, Smart Space, Hamilton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, Waikato Museum and ArtsPost.

Click here for a full … View more
Hamilton City Council and its facilities will close tomorrow morning until 11am for an all-staff meeting.

This affects the following - Hamilton City Council, Hamilton City Libraries, Smart Space, Hamilton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, Waikato Museum and ArtsPost.

Click here for a full list of closures. Essential services will continue, including the council’s call centre (07 838 6699) for any urgent enquires.
SOURCE: Our Hamilton

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10 hours ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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21 hours ago

What's On: Guy Williams “Some Places” Tour

Hannah from Silverdale

Billy T Award-Winning Comedian Guy Williams is taking a break from his busy schedule of arguing with people on the internet to make his self described “triumphant” return to touring.
Guy Williams “Some Places” Tour
  • The Meteor Theatre
22 hours ago

Te Kowhai heritage needs your help

The Editor from Te Kowhai Newsletter

Story by Ruth Smart.

St Stephen’s church is the small white church just north of the garage in Te Kowhai. Originally built on a site in Collie Rd in 1903, it was moved by Mr V Jack to the ‘new’ village, and the site donated by Mr Vic Henton in 1955.

This church is now over 115 years old. … View more
Story by Ruth Smart.

St Stephen’s church is the small white church just north of the garage in Te Kowhai. Originally built on a site in Collie Rd in 1903, it was moved by Mr V Jack to the ‘new’ village, and the site donated by Mr Vic Henton in 1955.

This church is now over 115 years old. Regular services have been held in this building since in was built and consecrated in 1903. This historic building is possibly the oldest within the village itself. It is one for us all to treasure and protect for future generations.

Today, regular services are held on the first and third Sunday of the month. There will also be Christmas services in December.

Compared to the ‘baby boomer years’ when there was a roll of 27 children at Sunday School with three teachers and a Ladies Guild who extended a caring hand to the community, we, like many mainstream churches, reflect the modern times, with a regular congregation of ten. Less during the winter months.

Recently, as you’ve passed by, you may have noticed the door was repaired. The cost of this was met with a Heritage grant from Waikato District Council. We have also completed the rewiring of both the church and the annex, to ensure they are safe.

Our initial investigation of the church has shown it is suffering from water damage and in need of major maintenance as well as painting. We have one quote for the repair and paint but are well aware the actual state of the timber will not be really known until the paint has been stripped back. We are also aware that the longer this maintenance is deferred, the worse the state of the building will become.

Our initial quote for repairs was $15,000 but we know we will need to raise more than this. Given that there is further maintenance required on the tea room, anything raised above the requirement for the church, would still be used for the church buildings here at St Stephens.

Donations

Your support is needed. The congregation invite you to help us with our building project.

Cheque: Payable to: Holy Trinity Ngaruawahia

Post: St Stephens Church, c/- R Smart, 26 Willowbrook Lane, R D 8, Hamilton 3288

In person: Come along to a service on Sunday and pop a donation in an envelope on the plate.

Please contact Ruth Smart for internet banking details if needed. Phone: 829 7655 evenings or email ruthsmart@xtra.co.nz

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1 day ago

Acupuncture

Phyllis from Phyllis Acupuncture Clinic

Phyllis Acupuncture Clinic

Therapies provided for:
Neuromuscular disorders,
Musculoskeletal disorders,
Improved sports performance,
Pregnancy related issues and Digestive system issues
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Phyllis Acupuncture Clinic

Therapies provided for:
Neuromuscular disorders,
Musculoskeletal disorders,
Improved sports performance,
Pregnancy related issues and Digestive system issues

ACC - $20
Non ACC - $80

Call Phyllis (ACC Accreditated Acupuncturist) for an appointment
(M) 0220 81 85 87

Address: 99 Grandview Rd Nawton. Hamilton

For more infor, visit:
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Negotiable

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1 day ago

What's On: Contemporary Dance Performance - Enough

Hannah from Silverdale

Enough is an impactful artistic performance that incorporates dance, music, and spoken word poetry to tell the story of a young man struggling with mental health.
Contemporary Dance Performance - Enough
  • The Meteor Theatre
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1 day ago

What's On: Improv Comedy - HOT MESS

Hannah from Silverdale

HOT MESS is a steaming pile of hilarity featuring improv games with a wicked twist, our comedians will have you laughing either with them, at them or against them.
Improv Comedy - HOT MESS
  • The Meteor Theatre
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1 day ago

What's On: 2019 Hamilton Fringe Festival

Hannah from Silverdale

Events taking place from October 26th-November 9th range from visual art to theatre to music to workshops to multidisciplinary somethings – they will intrigue you, entice you, make you laugh.
2019 Hamilton Fringe Festival
  • The Meteor Theatre
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1 day ago

What's On: Creative Workspace For All Artists

Hannah from Silverdale

Come by the Nancy Caiger Gallery on Saturday from 10am-12pm for Music to Make Things to, a creative space to work on passion projects with other artists and live music.
Creative Workspace For All Artists
  • The Meteor Theatre
1 day ago

Buy-back and amnesty for prohibited firearms and parts

Waikato Police

After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.

Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or … View more
After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.

Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or parts, including Police-run collection events - bit.ly...

If you can’t make a collection event, check whether there is a dealer near you - bit.ly...

If you think you have a unique prohibited item and are eligible to apply for compensation, find out how you can do that here - bit.ly...

Some firearms can also be modified and there is also a list of approved gunsmiths eligible to do the work - bit.ly...

FAQ’s here - bit.ly... or call 0800 311 311.

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7 days ago

WATCH: Rotterdam's floating cows: the future of farming?

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, could you imagine cows floating down the Waikato River?

These cows are floating on Europe's largest port, in another effort to make cattle farming more sustainable. The owners call it the world's first 'floating farm'. It's in Rotterdam and they want it to … View more
Hi Neighbours, could you imagine cows floating down the Waikato River?

These cows are floating on Europe's largest port, in another effort to make cattle farming more sustainable. The owners call it the world's first 'floating farm'. It's in Rotterdam and they want it to minimize waste and land use, and also bring food production closer to the city.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...

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3 days ago

Walks before talks for new mayor

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Morning neighbours,

Hamilton's newly minted mayor Paula Southgate "didn't become mayor to overturn the apple cart and bring all my own unique projects to the table".

Instead, she's going to take a couple of days to unwind and plan before getting stuck in.

What do you … View more
Morning neighbours,

Hamilton's newly minted mayor Paula Southgate "didn't become mayor to overturn the apple cart and bring all my own unique projects to the table".

Instead, she's going to take a couple of days to unwind and plan before getting stuck in.

What do you think of the election results with a new mayor and councillors?

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