Frankton, Hamilton

4 hours ago

Do you know Hamilton is getting a drug court?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Auckland and Waitakere already have the courts, now Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced one for Hamilton.

"It's not like any court you have ever experienced before," Alcohol and Drug Community Support Trust director Stephen King has previously said. "It's almost … View more
Auckland and Waitakere already have the courts, now Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced one for Hamilton.

"It's not like any court you have ever experienced before," Alcohol and Drug Community Support Trust director Stephen King has previously said. "It's almost like a quasi therapy, but it does have the power of the district court judge there."

Did you know about the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment court? Read more here. What do you think?

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45 minutes ago

What's On: Paul Ubana Jones Concert

Hannah from Silverdale

Paul Ubana Jones is returning to The Meteor stage for one night only! An intimate concert of his original contemporary style influenced by blues, rock, folk and jazz music.
Paul Ubana Jones Concert
  • The Meteor Theatre
4 hours ago

Important food recalls: have you been affected?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Are you affected by these recalls?:

1. Tegel brand Crumbed Chicken Burgers has been recalled as the product may contain foreign matter (small pieces of metal wire). Click here for more information and consumer advice.

2. Specific batches of its Countdown brand Trevally Fillets has been … View more
Are you affected by these recalls?:

1. Tegel brand Crumbed Chicken Burgers has been recalled as the product may contain foreign matter (small pieces of metal wire). Click here for more information and consumer advice.

2. Specific batches of its Countdown brand Trevally Fillets has been recalled as the product contains an elevated level of histamine. Click here for more information and consumer advice. Note: This product is sold in Countdown stores throughout the North Island and online.

8 days ago

Poll: Are you going to the 2020 Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival?

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Morning neighbours,

The lineup for this summer's arts festival was revealed at a special gathering at Turtle Lake on Wednesday night.

There are more than 50 performances ranging from opera to immersive theatre to K-pop and many other forms of artistic expression.

The performance venue list … View more
Morning neighbours,

The lineup for this summer's arts festival was revealed at a special gathering at Turtle Lake on Wednesday night.

There are more than 50 performances ranging from opera to immersive theatre to K-pop and many other forms of artistic expression.

The performance venue list has also expanded. It will now include the Meteor and Clarence Street theatres, Garden Place and Victoria On The River.

What do you think of the festival lineup?

Read all the details here.

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Are you going to the 2020 Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival?
  • 21.4% Yes
    21.4% Complete
  • 47.6% No
    47.6% Complete
  • 31% Still not sure
    31% Complete
84 votes
1 day ago

Christmas Cheer

Kiri from Bader

I'm Kiri, a Neighbourly member. My life on Bader has been pleasant, I quite like Bader Street there is much to see just sitting at your window. There are many young people some school children and also pre-school age. Lot's of Maori faces and peppered amidst them all, are New Zealand … View moreI'm Kiri, a Neighbourly member. My life on Bader has been pleasant, I quite like Bader Street there is much to see just sitting at your window. There are many young people some school children and also pre-school age. Lot's of Maori faces and peppered amidst them all, are New Zealand Kiwi's, Hindu Indian, Asian and British families, etc. Each in their own way very special and very unique. Unfortunately for the very few neighbours such as the 81, Bader St with the many robbery attempts crime has woven its many faces. The car's screeching to a halt on their brakes to avoid collision with a young Maori child left to wander on to the road, young Maori people some with families causing all kinds of ruckus, yelling and swearing at the top of their lungs from daily eventually makes one such as I very weary particularly of young Maori youth. The drug shops that once stood on the street have since moved on, however, the Police still call frequently and blurs the events that take place either long before they arrive or directly after and usually by culprits themselves. Sometimes it can become quite frightening but no matter how mellow dramatic there is a sereness that I like to call home.
If you have something you would like to share I am almost certain someone such as myself would love to hear from you, just to share those odd moments and when enough is enough.

In the meanwhile, I would love to thank everyone on Bader and neighboring areas for my life here and the lives of my children, grandchildren, great-granddaughter, brothers, and sisters extended whanau who will all grow to enjoy the many tall tales of Hamiltons, Bader Street.

Merry Xmas and have a wonderful New Year.

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10 hours ago

Oi, you! That’s not very Neighbourly!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly is a platform for kind community communication. You can help conversations stay neighbourly by alerting us to any comments getting in the way of productive community discussion. Simply click the '...' button below a post, reply or private message and select "… View moreNeighbourly is a platform for kind community communication. You can help conversations stay neighbourly by alerting us to any comments getting in the way of productive community discussion. Simply click the '...' button below a post, reply or private message and select "Report this message". You can also contact us if there is anything you’re unsure about.

👉👉 Check out more Neighbourly tips and tricks here.

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13 hours ago

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Plus you're in good hands with Stuff Fibre winning the Supreme Award - Broadband Provider … View more
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3 days ago

BE VERY CAREFUL OF "YOU SHOP" / NZ POST

Lianne from Glenview

I bought some items from Amazon that were shipped free to my husband's "You Shop" / NZ Post account at their Oregon warehouse. Well before GST was to be applied to items purchased overseas - effective 1 December 2019 - I went to pay for the delivery of the purchased items from … View moreI bought some items from Amazon that were shipped free to my husband's "You Shop" / NZ Post account at their Oregon warehouse. Well before GST was to be applied to items purchased overseas - effective 1 December 2019 - I went to pay for the delivery of the purchased items from Oregon to New Zealand, and noted that I was now required to upload a copy of the relevant invoice. I did this for each of the four parcels. I was shocked to find that:

Parcel 1: The "delivery total for parcel" displayed at the "You Shop" website was NZ $11.00. Immediately after I had scanned and then uploaded the relevant invoice, this price shot up to $16.00. An extra $5.00 had been added for no reason provided.

Parcel 2: Ditto above.

Parcel 3: The "delivery total for parcel" was $10.88 but shot up to $17.00. An extra $6.12 had been added for no reason provided.

Parcel 4: The "delivery total for parcel" was $13.38 but shot up to $19.50. An extra $6.12 had been added for no reason provided.

After complaining to "You Shop" / NZ Post I got the worst case of 'run around' with the left hand not knowing what the right was doing, too many fingers in the pie, and the hot potato being passed from person to person ... with no one able to tell me what had gone wrong and when they were going to sort this mess out. Outrageously I was told GST had been added but when I calculated the values of the parcels (after converting the US dollars to NZ dollars, and multiplying that amount by 15%) the differences in the increased "delivery total for parcel" in each instance did not amount to 15% ... but were much more than this. Importantly, and despite asking for a supervisor to look at this problem and sort it out once and for all, no one I dealt with - by e-mail and phone - could see the bush for the trees in terms of NO GST being payable on the four parcels because a) it was not yet 1 December 2019 when I first complained, and b) rules I had read published at the IRD's website - linked from the "You Shop" / NZ Post website - made it clear that the individual parcels were all the GST applicable value. My advices in the former regard also fell on the deaf ears.

With the to-ing and fro-ing, 1 December 2019 came and went. Eventually I got some sort of answer insofar as I was told that there is a 'bug' in their system and I must pay the prices demanded by "You Shop" at their website (even though they were wrong), I am responsible for the GST (even though the 1 December 2019 deadline had come and gone because of their errors in calculating the correct "delivery total for parcel" in respect of each, and also due to them 'dragging their heels' in sorting out this mess. Ludicrously I was told they cannot fix the problem and I must pay the - wrong - prices and then submit a claim to "You Shop" / NZ Post who will honour the originally quoted "delivery total for each parcel".

I then fell ill and after starting to feel a bit better today, I returned to the "You Shop" / NZ Post website with the intention of paying the wrong "delivery total for parcel" in respect of each. But I was plunged into a state of literal shock when I saw that the original and the revised (after the respective invoices had been uploaded) "delivery total for parcel" in each instance had ONCE AGAIN INCREASED ... and that the total now payable for all 4 parcels had more than double in price - again without any reason being provided - and with 15% GST having been added to each individual parcel's "delivery total."

So the original - total for delivery of all four parcels (before consolidating them into one parcel which attracts a discount), was $46.26. That increased to $68.50, and increased again to $78.79 ... both times without a reason being provided. Then GST was added, and a small discount given for consolidating all four parcels. I eventually paid $105.11 for something that I ought to have paid $46.26 for. Seems this government is wanting to put consumers off shopping from overseas companies by playing the sort of games I have experienced with four parcels whose contents are almost the same value as what I have paid for shipping the items to New Zealand.

4 days ago

Poll: Does the Hamilton-Raglan highway need a major upgrade?

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours,

The weather's looking up this week, the perfect time to take a trip to Raglan and cool off. But things could get heated on the drive out as locals get increasingly agitated by motorists who are unfamiliar with the windy route.

Do you use SH23 much? Do you think it needs work? … View more
Hi neighbours,

The weather's looking up this week, the perfect time to take a trip to Raglan and cool off. But things could get heated on the drive out as locals get increasingly agitated by motorists who are unfamiliar with the windy route.

Do you use SH23 much? Do you think it needs work? Or do attitudes need to change? Read more here

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Does the Hamilton-Raglan highway need a major upgrade?
  • 74.2% Yes
    74.2% Complete
  • 21.4% No
    21.4% Complete
  • 4.4% Not sure
    4.4% Complete
159 votes
9 days ago
1 day ago

Crystal Cafe Evening this Friday

Trevor from Dinsdale

This Friday we celebrate the season with our last Crystal Cafe for 2019. Join us and enjoy Crystal Singing bowls, stalls with products for sale, Table talk, Readings and Healings, Tea, Coffee, Hot chocolate, Christmas Cake, Sausages rolls, even door raffles! Check out our FB page thecrystalpointnz

1 day ago

We've hit water alert level one!

The Team from Hamilton City Council

We’ve hit water alert level one and with this comes some restrictions. Sprinklers can only be used between 6 to 8am and 6 to 8pm, however hand-held hosing can be done at any time.

Make sure you use water wisely, indoors and out, for the long summer ahead. 💦

Find water saving tips at … View more
We’ve hit water alert level one and with this comes some restrictions. Sprinklers can only be used between 6 to 8am and 6 to 8pm, however hand-held hosing can be done at any time.

Make sure you use water wisely, indoors and out, for the long summer ahead. 💦

Find water saving tips at www.smartwater.org.nz...

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1 day ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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11 days ago

Jazarlia - For All Your Sewing Needs....

Michelle from Nawton

Jazarlia can take care of your sewing needs including, dressmaking/alterations, curtaining, cushions etc
We also design and make quality pillow slips for King/Queen/Tri Pillows and more.
Ph: 02102458961

1 day ago

It is that time of year!

NumberWorks'nWords Hamilton Central

We hope at this time of year you are getting close to having a break and a well deserved holiday.

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