55 days ago

Coronavirus: A breakdown of which shops are open during lockdown

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi neighbours,
All non-essential businesses were required to shut their doors once the coronavirus lockdown came into effect, with only supermarkets and pharmacies among the few still trading.
However, the government has made changes to the essential services list, allowing a number of retailers the opportunity to open their doors and sell select products they deemed essential to life in New Zealand. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) announced the changes on Tuesday.

Here's a link with an update of which shops will be open for the remainder of lockdown and what you can purchase from them.

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6 hours ago

Back where it belongs

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours,

It was a special day in the newsroom on Monday as Stuff's chief executive Sinead Boucher announced a management buyout of the company, of which the Waikato Times is a part, from its Australian owner Nine Entertainment.

It puts an end to NZME's increasingly desperate bid to get its clutches on Stuff. It also puts it firmly in the hands of those who want the best for it, a NZ owner who understands the business.

What's your view on the Times moving back into NZ hands?

Read more local reaction to the buyout here.

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1 hour ago

Special offer for all adventurers...

The National Team from SPCA - Hamilton Centre

We are offering an early bird special on our Jump to the Rescue registrations!

For a limited time only, sign up for just $35 and get that jump of a lifetime locked in this August.

Jump to the Rescue is our exciting fundraising event, perfect for adrenaline junkies looking to help a good cause!

Join Team SPCA, you won’t regret it:

- Simply sign up at www.spca.nz...
- Share your fundraising page and ask family and friends to sponsor you
- Raise $775 and you will skydive for free!

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3 hours ago

Books Wanted!

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

We are currently in search of book donations for our Annual Bookfair!

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