Chartwell, Hamilton

2 days 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?
  • 33.3% Yes
    33.3% Complete
  • 57.1% No
    57.1% Complete
  • 9.5% I'm ambivalent
    9.5% Complete
231 votes
16 hours ago

Discover a new wine at New World

New World Te Kuiti

"Kia ora – Heidi Brittenden from New World Te Kuiti here. Keen to discover a new top drop in time for summer?

My favourite wine from this year’s New World Wine Awards is the Allan Scott Rosé 2019. It was personally quite hard to pick one standout wine from the list, but this rosé is … View more
"Kia ora – Heidi Brittenden from New World Te Kuiti here. Keen to discover a new top drop in time for summer?

My favourite wine from this year’s New World Wine Awards is the Allan Scott Rosé 2019. It was personally quite hard to pick one standout wine from the list, but this rosé is so delicious, and I usually don’t even like rosé! It’s a well- balanced dry wine that is also refreshing and fruity with hints of strawberry. If you’re new to rosé, this is a perfect drink to enjoy with friends on a sunny afternoon outdoors.”

Come into your local New World and explore the Top 50 Gold-medal winning wines – we have winners for every budget. Plus join us for complimentary wine sampling and try before you buy.
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1 day ago

Rimu Mobile Phone Stand

Shirley from Rototuna North

Handcrafted from NZ rimu, these phone docking stations are sealed with natural oil and wax.
My daughter uses hers to view a recipe when baking or to video call with friends. A lot of office staff are using this phone stands as a place to put the phone while working at the desk. Great gift idea. … View more
Handcrafted from NZ rimu, these phone docking stations are sealed with natural oil and wax.
My daughter uses hers to view a recipe when baking or to video call with friends. A lot of office staff are using this phone stands as a place to put the phone while working at the desk. Great gift idea. Size: 90mm x 160mm x 12mm
You are welcome to pick it up if you are local or we can post for you at your own expense.

The phone is not included.

Price: $17

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1 day ago

Decoupage Rimu Mobile Phone Stand

Shirley from Rototuna North

Decoupage high-quality decorative paper (from the UK) on New Zealand native rimu wood , sealed with natural oil wax.
4 different patterns that you can choose from.
My daughter uses hers to view a recipe when baking or to video call with friends. A lot of office staff are using this phone stands as… View more
Decoupage high-quality decorative paper (from the UK) on New Zealand native rimu wood , sealed with natural oil wax.
4 different patterns that you can choose from.
My daughter uses hers to view a recipe when baking or to video call with friends. A lot of office staff are using this phone stands as a place to put the phone while working at the desk. Great gift idea.
Size
90mm x 160mm x 12mm
You are welcome to pick it up if you are local or we can post for you at your own expense.

Price: $20

1 day ago

Bit on the side...

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

Make this easy rustic side table and paint in your favourite tonal Resene colours.

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

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1 day ago

Would you try mindfulness... with your dog?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

The trauma rescue dogs have gone through can make it tricky to rehome them.

A Cambridge dog whisperer has a technique to make it easier: mindfulness.

Read more about what Darran Rowe does here.

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2 days 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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9 days ago

Govt losing grip on law & order

Gurbir from Huntington

With govt losing grip, are our communities really safe, asks David Bennett MP www.newsviews.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Henry Bennett Centre to be replaced

Gurbir from Huntington

$100m funding to replace Henry Bennett Centre will provide better support for those with mental health issues www.newsviews.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Final elections results are out

Gurbir from Huntington

Final election results show no change to provisionally-elected councillors and Paula Southgate for Mayor of Hamilton is confirmed as Mayor. www.newsviews.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Garage Sale Sunday 20th October

Raylene from Huntington

Garage Sale 3 Shrule Place, Huntington, Sunday 20th October 8am to 1pm. Furniture, household goods, toys, books and much more.

Negotiable

1 day ago

Garage sale 19 October

Jacqui from Huntington

Garage Sale 984 River Road, Hamilton. Saturday 19 October from 8.30am. Household clearance, including antiques, fridge, gym equipment, NO clothes.

Negotiable

1 day ago

$70m facility at Waikato University

Gurbir from Huntington

PM & Te Puhi Ariki Ngāwai hono i te po Paki were guests of honour at the break ground event of $70m facility at Waikato University today www.newsviews.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Guitar Package

Joanne from Fairfield

Great condition
Offers welcome
Hardly used, just stored away in bag.
Pickup Fairfield.

Negotiable

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