Forest Lake, Hamilton

1 day ago

Do you have questions about your spring garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, … View more
Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, you can submit it (now, or during the chat) at the link below. Then tune in today, Sept 17, at 3pm.

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4 hours ago

Equity vs covid

Paul from Pukete

Equity means equality of outcome.

The reason the concept of equity resonates with people in the West today is because it accords with our desires for every one to be treated fairly and equally.



We are naturally cynical when someone professes a belief in a virtue but then fails to put that … View more
Equity means equality of outcome.

The reason the concept of equity resonates with people in the West today is because it accords with our desires for every one to be treated fairly and equally.



We are naturally cynical when someone professes a belief in a virtue but then fails to put that belief into practice in their own life. The idea of judging a person by their actions rather than by their words has longstanding merit for this reason­.

Why should one demand all others provide them with the means to achieve equal outcomes, without first redistributing their own wealth equally to the individuals in their own to show their own, unequivocal commitment to equity? Where is the equity in that?



Just as the individuals that demand preferential treatment with the covid vaccination fail to participate fully when it is freely offered

9 hours ago

Looking for some cooking inspiration?

Stuff

Look no further! Join Sam Mannering on Thursday the 23rd of September and cook your dinner along with him.

What’s on the menu? Sam is going to teach you how to make curry from scratch, and for dessert, a tarte tatin.

Get in quick because seats are limited!
Register now

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4 days ago

Entitlement

Paul from Pukete

The couple that went to Wanaka in breach of Covid 19 rules showed a sense of entitlement, both in their believe that they could , and the scamming of the essential workers exemption to achieve their aim.

Further entitlement ensues with because the parent of one of them is a high ranking official … View more
The couple that went to Wanaka in breach of Covid 19 rules showed a sense of entitlement, both in their believe that they could , and the scamming of the essential workers exemption to achieve their aim.

Further entitlement ensues with because the parent of one of them is a high ranking official their names should be suppressed

so it looks like entitlement is intergenerational ...or a learned behaviour



They do not wished to be shamed.



There is no father figure here , Saying my son / daughter transgressed, I offer my apologies for their behaviour , and expect the full force of the law to apply..as we are not above it...

Entitlement needs to be stamped out



What part of society breeds this arrogance, what no doubt elite school did they attend, that fostered such believes or at the very least did not curb them.

We need to know, to place them along with such schools that have recently been exposed as hotbeds of abuse.



We need an onslaught of internet memes that exposes the perpetuation of entitlement, the disconnect that emboldens all those that believe they are beyond the law of the rest of mere mortals







We shoot a terrorist running amok with a knife,,,the potential real harm of spreading covid is just a lethal to those that catch it.



Lets start an Facebook post Entitlement is..........you all fill in the blanks

18 hours ago

Equity vs Covid

Paul from Pukete

Equity means equality of outcome.

The reason the concept of equity resonates with people in the West today is because it accords with our desires for every one to be treated fairly and equally.

We are naturally cynical when someone professes a belief in a virtue but then fails to put that … View more
Equity means equality of outcome.

The reason the concept of equity resonates with people in the West today is because it accords with our desires for every one to be treated fairly and equally.

We are naturally cynical when someone professes a belief in a virtue but then fails to put that belief into practice in their own life. The idea of judging a person by their actions rather than by their words has longstanding merit for this reason­.
Why should one demand all others provide them with the means to achieve equal outcomes, without first redistributing their own wealth equally to the individuals in their own to show their own, unequivocal commitment to equity? Where is the equity in that? 

Just as the individuals that demand preferential treatment with the covid vaccination fail to participate fully when it is freely offered

20 hours ago

Māori Language Week 💚

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Waikato

Happy Rāmere Aotearoa! 🌞

Here are two more general phrases which you can start incorporating into everyday conversations.

Aroha mai | Sorry/Excuse me
Mā te wā | Bye for now/See you later

We'd love to hear some of the phrases you have been learning over Maori Language Week! Comment … View more
Happy Rāmere Aotearoa! 🌞

Here are two more general phrases which you can start incorporating into everyday conversations.

Aroha mai | Sorry/Excuse me
Mā te wā | Bye for now/See you later

We'd love to hear some of the phrases you have been learning over Maori Language Week! Comment below some phrases you know 💚

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20 hours ago

Create your own mini world.

Lynda Preest from Arts for Health Community Trust

Want to escape to your very own world. Join us and create your own mini world at Arts for Health. Make a shoe box diorama.
9 sessions for $180.
Every Friday 12:30pm till 2:30pm.
Materials provided.

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1 day ago

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1 day ago

Things to Consider When Exploring Blind & Curtain Ideas

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

Hoping to buy blinds or curtains but feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the choices? You might walk into a store with great curtain ideas but it’s easy to lose focus when you see all the options on the shelves.
Did you know that blinds and curtains can be energy efficient? Did you know there are… View more
Hoping to buy blinds or curtains but feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the choices? You might walk into a store with great curtain ideas but it’s easy to lose focus when you see all the options on the shelves.
Did you know that blinds and curtains can be energy efficient? Did you know there are more types of blinds that the typical shutters? There’s so much to consider!

To help you narrow down your options, here are some tips to pick the right blinds and curtains that work best for you:

1. Colour
Your choice of colour will be among the main priorities when choosing the ideal blinds or window curtains. Getting the wrong colour can ruin the aesthetic value of the whole room.
The wrong colours on the wrong windows can also lead to quick degradation. If you use strong colours like blood red on windows where the sun shines often, the colours could fade quickly. Go around this by choosing blinds or curtains with nude or neutral light colours, ensuring they’ll still look good even after fading a bit.

2. Measurements
Your second step is to make sure you get the right measurements. The general rule of thumb is that your blinds or curtain panels should be longer and wider than your windows. Drapes should go down to the floor.

If you want to make your windows and walls look bigger than they are, include a few inches above the window. Hanging your curtains 4-5 inches above the window frame creates an illusion of length.


3. Material
Blinds come in all shapes and sizes. Generic blinds like shutters or slats use aluminium or wood. Sheers use glass and these are great if you want to filter out light and striking glares in the room.

Curtains, on the other hand, come in too many options. Most use cotton, wool, silk, and linen. Thicker curtain fabric is great if you want to control temperature and prevent bright light from seeping into the room. Lighter fabric is better when you want to keep the airflow circulating.

Material choice will also affect your budget. It goes without saying that the stronger and more functional materials will cost more.

4. Style
Getting the right fabric, right measurements, and the right colour won’t do you much good if the style of the blinds or curtains doesn’t click with your personal preferences.

There are a lot of stylistic blinds and curtain ideas to choose from. Do you want to stick with plain colours and a sleek design for a modern look? Will you go for deep colours, embroidery, and frills for a Victorian or Edwardian aesthetic?

Blinds can be boring, white with no style at all, or as unique as vertical sheers using rotating glass materials.

5. Ease of Use
Generic blinds are easy to use; you have one line to pull to open or shut the blinds and another line to rotate the individual panels. Cheap curtains require you to pull them open by hand and then tie them manually but you may find a few affordable choices with their own rope.

In short, make sure you check if the curtains and blinds are easy to use. You don’t want to spend more time than you have to only to open your window and look outside.

6. Safety for Kids and Pets
Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Snap crackle pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

Give some plain store-bought pots a fresh new look using Resene FX Crackle effect. Use Resene FX Crackle effect to give a shabby chic look with on-trend paint colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

75 years and back in the family

Forlongs

Forlongs turned 75 last month, and we’d like to thank our customers for shopping local and supporting a Waikato family owned business.

At Forlongs you will find:

· Friendly service and a great range of furniture, appliances, outdoor and more
· A better finance offering with less fees
·… View more
Forlongs turned 75 last month, and we’d like to thank our customers for shopping local and supporting a Waikato family owned business.

At Forlongs you will find:

· Friendly service and a great range of furniture, appliances, outdoor and more
· A better finance offering with less fees
· Free delivery within our delivery area
· Free undercover parking
· Plus reward points on account purchases

We look forward to welcoming you in store and helping you find all your favourite things.
Shop now

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3 days ago

Māori Language Week 💚

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Waikato

We hope everyone is enjoying Māori Language Week 💚

Today, we thought we'd share two common phrases which you can start to practice and use when talking to your friends, whānau or work colleagues.

Ngā mihi nui | Thanks so much
Kia pai te rā | Have a good day

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3 days ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Hamilton

The AEA web event is a free monthly online meeting using Zoom video conferencing software. With three 10 minute speakers and member sharing. Participants can join the web event from their phone, desktop, mobile and tablet devices. ALL WELCOME

The purpose of the web events is to carry the message … View more
The AEA web event is a free monthly online meeting using Zoom video conferencing software. With three 10 minute speakers and member sharing. Participants can join the web event from their phone, desktop, mobile and tablet devices. ALL WELCOME

The purpose of the web events is to carry the message to newcomers who live in areas where there are no AEA meetings and to strengthen areas where there are sole AEA members. These events are not designed to replace face-to-face meetings. Rather, we hope that face-to-face meetings will grow and increase as a result of having regular web events.

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3 days ago

Noticed anything different?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, we've given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means 'the many principles and actions of being a community' and we think it's a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Are you … View more
It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, we've given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means 'the many principles and actions of being a community' and we think it's a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Are you keen to dive straight into te wiki? Here's a video by our mates at Stuff showing five te reo words that every person from across the motu (country) needs to know.

For more coverage on Māori language week, click the 'See more' button below.

Ngā manaakitanga!
See more

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6 days ago

SAD BUT SO VERY TRUE ...

Paul from Pukete

SAD BUT SO VERY TRUE .....
After dinner a teacher started checking homework done by her students. Her husband is strolling around with a smart phone playing his favorite game ‘Candy Crush Saga’.
When reading the last homework notes, the wife starts crying with silent tears....

Her husband saw … View more
SAD BUT SO VERY TRUE .....
After dinner a teacher started checking homework done by her students. Her husband is strolling around with a smart phone playing his favorite game ‘Candy Crush Saga’.
When reading the last homework notes, the wife starts crying with silent tears....

Her husband saw this and asked, ‘Why are you crying dear? What happened?’

Wife: ‘Yesterday I gave homework to my 1st Standard students, to write something on the topic ... 'MY WISH ’

Husband: ‘OK, but why are you crying?’

Wife: ‘Today while checking the last notes, it made me cry.’

Husband curiously: ‘What’s written in the notes that makes you cry?’

Wife: LISTEN......

My wish is to become a smart phone.

My parents love their smart phone very much.

They care about their smart phone so much that sometimes they forget to care for me.

When my father comes from the office tired, he has time for his smart phone but not for me.

When my parents are doing some important work and smart phone is ringing, within single ring they attend the phone, but not to me...

even if I am crying.

They play games on their smart phones not with me.

When they are talking to someone on their smart phone, they never listen to me even if I am telling them something important.

So, MY WISH is to become a smart phone.

After listening to the note my husband got emotional and asked the wife, ‘Who wrote this??’.

Wife: ‘OUR SON ’......

Gadgets are beneficial, but they are for our ease not to cease the love amongst family and loved ones.

Children see and feel everything what happens with & around them. Things get imprinted on their mind with an everlasting effect. Let’s take due care, so that they do not grow with any false impressions...

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