Chedworth, Hamilton

1 day ago

Have you given your letterbox some love?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

We've seen some pretty imaginative postboxes on our NZ travels (these are just a taster) and it got us wondering what novelty letterboxes might be lining the streets in your neighbourhood.

So have you pimped up your postbox? If so, we'd love to see a picture and hear the story behind it … View more
We've seen some pretty imaginative postboxes on our NZ travels (these are just a taster) and it got us wondering what novelty letterboxes might be lining the streets in your neighbourhood.

So have you pimped up your postbox? If so, we'd love to see a picture and hear the story behind it for a feature on Homed... Did you create it from scratch or repurpose a household item? What was the inspiration for your design? And how have people reacted to it?

You can email your letterbox photos to homed@stuff.co.nz and someone will be in touch - and thanks in advance!

1 day ago

Lock-outs, blockades as bus driver pay dispute escalates

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Did anyone try catching a bus today?
A pay dispute between Waikato bus drivers and Go Bus has escalated after 20 months of negotiations.
Buses were running on a Saturday schedule during Monday's protests.
The situation escalated when First Union members announced the wouldn't take fares … View more
Did anyone try catching a bus today?
A pay dispute between Waikato bus drivers and Go Bus has escalated after 20 months of negotiations.
Buses were running on a Saturday schedule during Monday's protests.
The situation escalated when First Union members announced the wouldn't take fares on Waikato urban routes on Monday.
Go Bus said it would lock out workers and operate reduced services.
Drivers then blocked buses at the Transport Centre and Higgins Rd depot. They've said protests will continue as long as workers are locked out.
Read more here.

4 hours ago

Serious crashes closes SH1 between Hamilton and Cambridge

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Several serious crashes in the Waikato region have left five people injured overnight and closed down State Highway 1 south of Hamilton. Read more

The road is blocked near Tamahere. Diversions are in place but the agency says delays in the area are likely for all road users. Motorists were … View more
Several serious crashes in the Waikato region have left five people injured overnight and closed down State Highway 1 south of Hamilton. Read more

The road is blocked near Tamahere. Diversions are in place but the agency says delays in the area are likely for all road users. Motorists were advised to avoid the area and expect major traffic delays.

The NZ Transport Agency is advising people heading to Hamilton Airport to allow plenty of extra time for their journey. People travelling to the airport should consider using State Highway 3 from Hamilton. Keep up to date here

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5 hours ago

Poll: Who should win Resene's Colour Your Community People's Choice Award? VOTE NOW!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We need your help! These SIX creative applicants who are finalists in for the People's Choice Award as part of Resene Colour My Community. Now it's up to you to decide who should receive the final prize! Read a little information about each of the ideas and how your support will help them… View moreWe need your help! These SIX creative applicants who are finalists in for the People's Choice Award as part of Resene Colour My Community. Now it's up to you to decide who should receive the final prize! Read a little information about each of the ideas and how your support will help them - and then cast your vote below. Voting closes Sunday 2 December. More information here.

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Who should win Resene's Colour Your Community People's Choice Award? VOTE NOW!
  • 12.8% 1) Riversdale Community House - Blenheim
    12.8% Complete
  • 5.5% 2) Belmont Centre - Auckland
    5.5% Complete
  • 5.1% 3) Churton Park Tennis and Recreational Club - Wellington
    5.1% Complete
  • 24.7% 4) Barnardos - Napier
    24.7% Complete
  • 10.6% 5) Ngataringa Organic Garden (NOG) - Auckland
    10.6% Complete
  • 41.3% 6) Maketu Volunteer Coastguard and Maketu Surf Club
    41.3% Complete
235 votes
18 hours ago
1 day ago

Emergency Mobile Alert - this Sunday!

The Team from Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management

A nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system is happening on Sunday 25 November between 6pm and 7pm.

It doesn’t matter which network you are on. Any capable phone in the target area during the broadcast period should receive the alert

Emergency Mobile Alerts are not meant to replace … View more
A nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system is happening on Sunday 25 November between 6pm and 7pm.

It doesn’t matter which network you are on. Any capable phone in the target area during the broadcast period should receive the alert

Emergency Mobile Alerts are not meant to replace other emergency alerts, or the need to take action after natural warnings.

You still need to be prepared for an emergency and you should not wait to get an alert before you act. If you feel your life is in danger, don’t wait for an official warning. Take immediate action.

www.civildefence.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

Do you have any questions for us?

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

The Neighbours Day Roadshow is going well! We have loved meeting many of you in the South Island and are looking forward to the next leg in the North. We've been hearing a lot of suggestions about how to make Neighbours Day even better - and we'd love to hear your thoughts too! Do you … View moreThe Neighbours Day Roadshow is going well! We have loved meeting many of you in the South Island and are looking forward to the next leg in the North. We've been hearing a lot of suggestions about how to make Neighbours Day even better - and we'd love to hear your thoughts too! Do you have any questions about Neighbours Day? Any suggestions? Will you be getting involved? Why or why not? Leave a comment below!!

1 day ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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Read it now!

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1 day ago

Lock-outs, blockades as bus driver pay dispute escalates

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Did anyone try catching a bus today?
A pay dispute between Waikato bus drivers and Go Bus has escalated after 20 months of negotiations.
Buses were running on a Saturday schedule during Monday's protests.
The situation escalated when First Union members announced the wouldn't take fares … View more
Did anyone try catching a bus today?
A pay dispute between Waikato bus drivers and Go Bus has escalated after 20 months of negotiations.
Buses were running on a Saturday schedule during Monday's protests.
The situation escalated when First Union members announced the wouldn't take fares on Waikato urban routes on Monday.
Go Bus said it would lock out workers and operate reduced services.
Drivers then blocked buses at the Transport Centre and Higgins Rd depot. They've said protests will continue as long as workers are locked out.
Read more here.

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4 days ago

GARDEN SHED - Wanted to buy.

Hazel from Chartwell

Medium size Garden Shed. Please send details to:
 meandim12@gmail.com

2 days ago

Will you be affected by today's bus strike?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

New temporary schedules confirmed by Waikato Regional Council this afternoon will see regional buses operate as normal and Hamilton’s peak bus services continue too. However, there will be reduced frequency across the Hamilton network during the off peak as a result of industrial action by Go Bus… View moreNew temporary schedules confirmed by Waikato Regional Council this afternoon will see regional buses operate as normal and Hamilton’s peak bus services continue too. However, there will be reduced frequency across the Hamilton network during the off peak as a result of industrial action by Go Bus drivers starting today (Monday(

The 20 Cambridge, 21 Northern Connector, 22 Morrinsville/Paeroa, 23 Raglan and 24 Te Awamutu will operate as normal.

All Hamilton services, including the Orbiter, will run to reduced timetables. Most of the busiest peak time services will be operated at or close to their normal times.

However, buses in the middle of the day and evenings will run to a reduced frequency, with many going hourly instead of every half hour. Read more here

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3 days ago

Garden Diary 2019 early bird offer!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Use the diary to keep track of your garden’s progress throughout the seasons. Record what you’ve sown, grown and harvested each month, and plan ahead with timely checklists of key garden chores for beginners and expert gardeners. It's also packed with handy horticultural hints, … View moreUse the diary to keep track of your garden’s progress throughout the seasons. Record what you’ve sown, grown and harvested each month, and plan ahead with timely checklists of key garden chores for beginners and expert gardeners. It's also packed with handy horticultural hints, troubleshooting tips and delicious seasonal recipes so you can make the most of your homegrown harvests. Order before the official on-sale date for $11.90 (save $4). Early bird special price runs until November 25, 2018.

mags4gifts.co.nz/collections/special-editions/products/garden-diary-2019

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4 days ago

A big thank you to you, our customers!

Stuff Fibre

We're proud to be named Best Fibre Broadband Provider at the 2018 Broadband Compare Awards for the second year in a row.

If you're not already a customer, sign up today and see what all the fuss is about!
Find out more!

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4 days ago

Record breaking cocaine seizure

Social Media Advisor from New Zealand Police

A joint international operation involving Australian Federal Police and New Zealand Customs Service has resulted in the arrest of a 41-year-old Sydney man and the seizure of approximately 190kg of cocaine making it New Zealand's largest cocaine seizure.

On Monday, 20 August 2018, a container … View more
A joint international operation involving Australian Federal Police and New Zealand Customs Service has resulted in the arrest of a 41-year-old Sydney man and the seizure of approximately 190kg of cocaine making it New Zealand's largest cocaine seizure.

On Monday, 20 August 2018, a container listed as a shipment of bananas arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, on a vessel from Balboa, Panama.

New Zealand Customs and Police inspected the container and found five duffel bags on top of the banana boxes, which contained 190 blocks of cocaine each weighing around a kilogram that had been wrapped in packaging tape.

🍌 B-A-N-A-N-A-S! 🍌

Anyone who wants to report illegal drug activity can contact their nearest Police station or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

More here: www.police.govt.nz...

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5 days ago

Safer roads start with you.

The Team from Hamilton City Council

We want to make sure our busy roads are as safe as possible – and need your help.

We want the right speeds on the right roads and would love your thoughts on our ideas for how we can better manage speed in Hamilton and also where in the city you think speeds aren't right.

Share your … View more
We want to make sure our busy roads are as safe as possible – and need your help.

We want the right speeds on the right roads and would love your thoughts on our ideas for how we can better manage speed in Hamilton and also where in the city you think speeds aren't right.

Share your views at yourideas.hamilton.govt.nz
Find out more!

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5 days ago

Hospital midwives strike

Andre Chivell from Waikato District Health Board

Hospital midwives strike
Important notice for pregnant women
Hospital midwives at Waikato, Thames and Tokoroa hospitals who are members of the MERAS union have issued a notice to strike

When: Twice a day for two hours for two weeks starting Thursday 22 November
Where: Waikato, Thames and … View more
Hospital midwives strike
Important notice for pregnant women
Hospital midwives at Waikato, Thames and Tokoroa hospitals who are members of the MERAS union have issued a notice to strike

When: Twice a day for two hours for two weeks starting Thursday 22 November
Where: Waikato, Thames and Tokoroa hospitals

This does not affect Lead Maternity Carers (LMCs).

Our priority is the safety of our mothers and their babies and we have plans in place to ensure women can access the services they need and are kept safe during the strike.

No women will be turned away from our delivery suite.

We expect the main impact on our maternity services to be the postponement of some ante-natal clinics. We will contact those patients directly.

If you have concerns or questions please contact Healthline on
0800 611 611

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