Flagstaff, Hamilton

10 hours ago

The ED in Hamilton is flat out

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

So many people are coming to Waikato Hospital's emergency department that staffers are struggling to treat them all quickly.
After treating almost 290 people on Monday, Waikato DHB asked people to save ED for the most urgent cases on Tuesday.
Anyone else was asked to see their GP or Anglesea … View more
So many people are coming to Waikato Hospital's emergency department that staffers are struggling to treat them all quickly.
After treating almost 290 people on Monday, Waikato DHB asked people to save ED for the most urgent cases on Tuesday.
Anyone else was asked to see their GP or Anglesea Accident and Medical Centre.
Read more here.

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4 days ago

Hamilton Christian School moving towards integration

Jamie Neighbourly Lead from Chartwell

I was honoured to visit Hamilton Christian School yesterday to help make the announcement around them moving towards becoming an integrated school, which will cut parent fees and provide extra educational resources for the school.

Since my election to Parliament I have been a strong advocate of … View more
I was honoured to visit Hamilton Christian School yesterday to help make the announcement around them moving towards becoming an integrated school, which will cut parent fees and provide extra educational resources for the school.

Since my election to Parliament I have been a strong advocate of this proposal, speaking with Minister Hipkins on many occasions.

I am excited to see progress in this area, and thank the school leadership for the excellent work they have done and continue to do.

Hamilton Christian School has won government approval to negotiate to become an integrated state school. www.stuff.co.nz....

12 hours ago

Which New Zealand regions have the worst speeders?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Satellite-based data has revealed the New Zealand regions where the worst speeding offenders drive.

On a per-capita basis, the Tasman Police district is the worst with an infringement level of 1.01 over four years. The region includes Nelson Bays, the West Coast and Marlborough. It was the only … View more
Satellite-based data has revealed the New Zealand regions where the worst speeding offenders drive.

On a per-capita basis, the Tasman Police district is the worst with an infringement level of 1.01 over four years. The region includes Nelson Bays, the West Coast and Marlborough. It was the only area surveyed to break the 1:1 ratio.

The second highest was Waitemata (0.82), followed by Waikato (0.74). To read more, click here

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13 hours ago

Tākaro: the te reo card game

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

You've probably played memory, but have you tried it in te reo?
A group of Hamilton entrepreneurs, Game Kings, have launched a kick starter to get their game, Tākaro, into production.
It's all about matching, and you'll need to remember the symbols in te reo Māori.
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You've probably played memory, but have you tried it in te reo?
A group of Hamilton entrepreneurs, Game Kings, have launched a kick starter to get their game, Tākaro, into production.
It's all about matching, and you'll need to remember the symbols in te reo Māori.
Read more about the game here.

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17 hours ago

Low Cost July Workshop Series

Dr. Heidi Douglass from Psychological Services and Yoga with Dr. Heidi Douglass

I am offering 5 workshops in Raglan this July. Please share with your friends & family by the sea. Why?
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Because New Zealand has a significant Mental Health Crisis on its hands. There are long wait times for free services, we have one of the highest rates of teen suicides in the developed … View more
I am offering 5 workshops in Raglan this July. Please share with your friends & family by the sea. Why?
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Because New Zealand has a significant Mental Health Crisis on its hands. There are long wait times for free services, we have one of the highest rates of teen suicides in the developed world and there is an unhealthy emphasis on the use of medications when less invasive talk therapy can provide excellent results for our most common mental health issues.
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I am offering a low-cost workshop series based in Raglan to try and do my part to help alleviate suffering in my community.
Please share this post to help spread the word.
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Each workshop sold separately. Come along to 1 or purchase as many as you like. Check out the topics below. Obtain full workshop details & secure your ticket on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.nz...
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Dr. Heidi Douglass is a registered Clinical Psychologist with 35 years of experience in the field of Psychology. Her primary areas of expertise are evidence-based treatment of Anxiety, Depression, Weight Management, Overeating / Bulimia and Mindfulness Training. Dr. Heidi helps people with mental health concerns WITHOUT the use of medications.
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Session1 3/7/19 Anxiety Skills
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Session 2 10/7/19 Depression Skills
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Session 3 17/7/19 Sleep / Insomnia Skills
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Session 4 24/7/19 Science Based Weight Management
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Session 5 31/7/19 Physical & Mental Health Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation.
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Pre-booking via Eventbrite required. Space is limited to 10 people per workshop. The fee is approximately $27 per workshop. There is one koha seat per workshop.

eventbrite.co.nz/o/dr-heidi-douglass-director-douglass-mindfulness-training-ltd-8399692121

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1 day ago

Support your local community with My Challenge

Challenge Fuel

My Challenge is a rewards programme designed to make a difference.
You can earn points, save on fuel with discounts and support your local community by donating your points or discounts.
Register here

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1 day ago

Last chance to help fill hungry tummies this winter!

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

There's only a few days left to donate to the Countdown Food Rescue Winter Appeal! So far 430 winter bundles have been donated to The Foodbank Project and we'd love to see that number increase to 500!

With chilly days and nights, winter is a really tough time for some of our most … View more
There's only a few days left to donate to the Countdown Food Rescue Winter Appeal! So far 430 winter bundles have been donated to The Foodbank Project and we'd love to see that number increase to 500!

With chilly days and nights, winter is a really tough time for some of our most vulnerable New Zealanders. Through these colder months, The Salvation Army sees a consistently high demand for food assistance which stretches supplies and resources in their foodbanks across the country.

You can help by donating a Winter Bundle today! www.foodbank.org.nz...

foodbank.org.nz/collections/winterbundles

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4 days ago

Volunteer Team Excellence Award winner!

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

The winner of the Team Excellence Award, from the 2019 Volunteer Excellence Awards is the EPILEPSY WAIKATO CHARITABLE TRUST BOARD - nominated by the Epilepsy Waikato Charitable Trust

Many people have reaped the benefits of the board’s hard work. They have established a reputable organisation in … View more
The winner of the Team Excellence Award, from the 2019 Volunteer Excellence Awards is the EPILEPSY WAIKATO CHARITABLE TRUST BOARD - nominated by the Epilepsy Waikato Charitable Trust

Many people have reaped the benefits of the board’s hard work. They have established a reputable organisation in eight years which is now the first port of call for those with the most challenging epilepsy related circumstances.

Well done team! Check out all results here: www.facebook.com...

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1 day ago

Local collection events - Amnesty and Buy-back

Social Media Advisor from New Zealand Police

Over the next three months New Zealanders have the opportunity to ensure that all prohibited firearms are removed out of our communities.

We know that the firearms community are good New Zealanders who want to do the right thing.

These local collection points are the opportunity to do just … View more
Over the next three months New Zealanders have the opportunity to ensure that all prohibited firearms are removed out of our communities.

We know that the firearms community are good New Zealanders who want to do the right thing.

These local collection points are the opportunity to do just that.

We look forward to working with all our communities across Aotearoa as part of this journey.

www.police.govt.nz...

1 day ago

Poll: Should DIY funerals be made easier?

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours,
One Taupō resident ran into a bit of trouble when he wanted to organise his mum's cremation himself recently, having to drive his mum's body around town to get medical sign-off.
READ MORE: www.stuff.co.nz...
So do you think the process should be made easier for people who … View more
Hi neighbours,
One Taupō resident ran into a bit of trouble when he wanted to organise his mum's cremation himself recently, having to drive his mum's body around town to get medical sign-off.
READ MORE: www.stuff.co.nz...
So do you think the process should be made easier for people who don't want to go through a funeral director when their loved one dies?

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Should DIY funerals be made easier?
  • 71% Yes, for sure
    71% Complete
  • 29% No, there's a formal process for a reason
    29% Complete
31 votes
1 day ago

Do you own this MacBook Pro?

Kendra Stone from Neighbourly.co.nz

Apple has determined that in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk.

If you have an older generation Apple MacBook Pro, follow the instructions and use the serial number lookup tool to determine if it is affected and … View more
Apple has determined that in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk.

If you have an older generation Apple MacBook Pro, follow the instructions and use the serial number lookup tool to determine if it is affected and eligible for the battery replacement program. Find out more

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6 days ago

Wanted to buy

Cassia from Rototuna North

Hi there, hoping someone may have a microwave and tv possibly 40" and up as cheap as can be for sale please 😊 Pm me if ya do 😀 cheers.

23 days ago

Haircuts

Kayla from Saint Andrews

Please enquire :)

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3 days ago

Will you dunk it for Plunket?

Resene

Between 20 June and 1 July 2019, for every regularly priced blue testpot you purchase, Resene will donate $1 to Plunket – New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five.

Plunket works together with families and … View more
Between 20 June and 1 July 2019, for every regularly priced blue testpot you purchase, Resene will donate $1 to Plunket – New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five.

Plunket works together with families and communities to ensure the best start for every child. So, now’s the perfect time to try your hand at that DIY you’ve been meaning to get around to – and help support Kiwi kids in the process.

For more details, visit your local Resene owned ColorShop, NZ only.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Country music ... in te reo Māori

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

They countrify Māori waiata and have performed for the Māori King.
Waikato band the Harmonic Resonators have been playing together for about two years, after meeting through the Morrinsville Country Music Club.
And they get some pretty emotional responses to their performances.
They have … View more
They countrify Māori waiata and have performed for the Māori King.
Waikato band the Harmonic Resonators have been playing together for about two years, after meeting through the Morrinsville Country Music Club.
And they get some pretty emotional responses to their performances.
They have translated a couple of country tunes into te reo, but "mainly countrify Māori waiata", lead singer Jeremy Hantler said.
Read more here.

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