Frankton, Hamilton

23 days ago

Poll: Upcycling Award finalists *VOTES ARE OPEN!*

Resene

We need your help! The calibre of entries for this year's Resene Upcycling Awards has blown us away. We now need YOU to vote for your favourite below. The four designs with the most votes will each receive a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!

Find out more about each entry here. … View more
We need your help! The calibre of entries for this year's Resene Upcycling Awards has blown us away. We now need YOU to vote for your favourite below. The four designs with the most votes will each receive a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!

Find out more about each entry here. If you entered and didn't make the cut, don't worry! There's still spot prizes and other special category winners that are yet to be announced...

Thanks for voting; your clever neighbours thank you!

Upcycling Award finalists *VOTES ARE OPEN!*
  • 8.1% 1. Plant Drawers (Lee Morris from Levin)
    8.1% Complete
  • 6.4% 2. Garden Fridge Box (Daniel Todd from Linton)
    6.4% Complete
  • 16.5% 3. Plastic Spool Racetrack (Helen McFetrish from Hei Hei/Hornby)
    16.5% Complete
  • 20.2% 4. Playhouse (Pete Knewstubb from Waikanae)
    20.2% Complete
  • 12.1% 5. Remu Wall Art (Richard Barnett from Huntsbury)
    12.1% Complete
  • 3.4% 6. Pink and Grey Desk (Fran Bellingham from Hataitai)
    3.4% Complete
  • 7.6% 7. Kid's Kitchen (Wendy van der Voort from Hoon Hay)
    7.6% Complete
  • 25.5% Plastic Knives, Forks & Spoons Bird (Edith Gibson from Mount Albert)
    25.5% Complete
2381 votes
22 days ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say you can grow herbs even in small gardens. Plus get cracking with spring seed sowing, repot houseplants, sow sweet peas, feed rhubarb plants, and look after newly-planted fruit trees. Follow this month’s guide to plants to sow and grow and meet the 2020 Houseplant … View moreIn this week’s issue we say you can grow herbs even in small gardens. Plus get cracking with spring seed sowing, repot houseplants, sow sweet peas, feed rhubarb plants, and look after newly-planted fruit trees. Follow this month’s guide to plants to sow and grow and meet the 2020 Houseplant Hero. Plus go in the draw for Tui potato growing products and Mr Fothergill’s ultimate gardening pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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22 days ago

Key tips for a warmer, drier home – 7/9 – Draughts

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

Stop cold air getting into your home by stopping draughts around doors, windows and fireplaces.

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22 days ago

Make a desk organiser

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hamilton Central

Messy desk, messy life, so they say. Even if you disagree with the sentiment, there’s something calming about having an organised desk that lets you concentrate on being productive on the work that matters.

Keep your desktop clutter free with this clever DIY desk organiser. This one uses a … View more
Messy desk, messy life, so they say. Even if you disagree with the sentiment, there’s something calming about having an organised desk that lets you concentrate on being productive on the work that matters.

Keep your desktop clutter free with this clever DIY desk organiser. This one uses a green/blue paint palette, but get creative with the Resene colours that you love.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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23 days ago

A saucy rebrand brings te reo Māori to Kiwi fridges and dinner tables

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Are you looking for a new pantry staple? A Canterbury restaurateur has launched his own te reo Māori-branded tomato sauce after boycotting another for “bastardising” the language.

Fush owner Anton Matthews has teamed up with Barkers to produce Kīnaki Tomato after removing … View more
Hi neighbours,

Are you looking for a new pantry staple? A Canterbury restaurateur has launched his own te reo Māori-branded tomato sauce after boycotting another for “bastardising” the language.

Fush owner Anton Matthews has teamed up with Barkers to produce Kīnaki Tomato after removing Watties from his Christchurch restaurant because the company poked fun at Māori place names in an advertising campaign.

Matthews, who has become well-known for championing the country’s indigenous language, is proud to have te reo Māori on sauces displayed on his tables.

When he went in search of a new sauce to accompany his kaimoana (fish) and chips in January, they picked a sauce they loved, and asked the Geraldine-based condiment producer if it could collaborate on a label.

“I’m really stoked that they’ve taken a chance on us.”

To read more about Kīnaki Tomato, click here

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22 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

If you'd like to receive Blueprint in your inbox each week, subscribe here.
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24 days ago

Kitchen reno

Rod Neighbourly Lead from Melville

Hi all. I'm going to start to plan a kitchen renovation. I know there are heaps of options out there where to get the kitchen from. I also know it is pretty easy to install yourself.
But I'm pretty sure I will need to modify the plumbing and electrical stuff around which I cannot do it … View more
Hi all. I'm going to start to plan a kitchen renovation. I know there are heaps of options out there where to get the kitchen from. I also know it is pretty easy to install yourself.
But I'm pretty sure I will need to modify the plumbing and electrical stuff around which I cannot do it myself.
My DIY skills to install a kitchen is pretty bad and I know i would do a terrible job.
Would anyone recommend any reliable company which would be responsible for every step, from plumbing, electrical to installing the kitchen? Thanks in advance. :)

23 days ago

Did you know a controversial Flagstaff social housing development has been scaled down?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

The housing development which residents petitioned against now won't be as tall or as big.

Kāinga Ora is going ahead with plans for Endeavour Avenue, but changes include making 60 homes instead of 70.

Read more here. What do you think of the changes?

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23 days ago

Thank you from our team at NumberWorks'nWords

NumberWorks'nWords Hamilton Central

2020 continues to challenge all of us, and our focus continues to remain on providing world class maths and English tuition. We would like to thank all of our families for working closely with us, enabling us to help your children reach their full potential.

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23 days ago

It's hard to beat a hand filleted piece of NZ Hoki.

McDonald's NZ

Caught locally in the sparkling waters that surround New Zealand, our Hoki is renowned for its succulent texture, white flesh and great taste.

We use the best ingredients to make all our Macca's® meals. Whether you’re in Whangarei or Queenstown, you’ll always get the great quality and … View more
Caught locally in the sparkling waters that surround New Zealand, our Hoki is renowned for its succulent texture, white flesh and great taste.

We use the best ingredients to make all our Macca's® meals. Whether you’re in Whangarei or Queenstown, you’ll always get the great quality and taste.
Find out more

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23 days ago

Public event: End of Life Choice Act

Adam from Chartwell

A public information evening on the End of Life Choice Act referendum is being held on Tuesday 8th September 7pm for our Northeast corner of the city 703 Wairere Dr (near SnapFitness, south of the Crosby Rd roundabout)

The speakers will be Dr Lara Hoskins (palliative care specialist), Dominique … View more
A public information evening on the End of Life Choice Act referendum is being held on Tuesday 8th September 7pm for our Northeast corner of the city 703 Wairere Dr (near SnapFitness, south of the Crosby Rd roundabout)

The speakers will be Dr Lara Hoskins (palliative care specialist), Dominique Tamihana (law student) and Heather and Rachel Major.

I have known Heather for several years (and I knew her late husband Glenn who had a brain tumour ). She works with the elderly and people of all ages with terminal and chronic illnesses.

Her daughter Rachel aged 18 is also going to speak. They have been speaking to hundreds of voters in the last 5 weeks on the details of the Act. They share their family's story about Glenn who would have eligible for euthanasia several times if this had been law.

People often say after Heather's talks "Now I couldn't actually tell if you are for or against euthanasia in general". That means the talk is sticking to the facts of the bill and the referendum decision which is NOT whether the terminally ill should suffer and is NOT whether euthanasia should be legalised.
The specific proposal is: should the "End of Life Choice Act" come into force? Yes or no.

It will be a great evening you can feel happy to invite your neighbour, friend, work colleague to. The speakers hope for curly questions! Bring it on!

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24 days ago

First home buying stories wanted

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi everyone! I'm Kylie, a Homed reporter. We're looking for people who have fairly recent, interesting, unique or off-the-wall stories to tell about how they bought their first homes. Did you move away from your home just to find a more affordable property? Did you scrimp and save for … View moreHi everyone! I'm Kylie, a Homed reporter. We're looking for people who have fairly recent, interesting, unique or off-the-wall stories to tell about how they bought their first homes. Did you move away from your home just to find a more affordable property? Did you scrimp and save for years to get a deposit together? Perhaps your family chipped in to help get you on the ladder? Are you older and buying for the first time? Did you choose to move into a home with a friend or another couple to make it more affordable? Please let us know in the comments below, or drop me a line in the messages. Your comments my be used in a story, but we'd also be interested in chatting to you for an exciting project coming up!

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24 days ago

Thinking of Selling - Get Moving with Cary!

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson from Cary Ralph - EVES Realty Ltd (REAA 2008)

It’s a great time to sell in the Waikato. Contact Cary Ralph - EVES Hamilton to get moving with Cary!
Mob: 021 139-4000

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24 days ago

BEWARE - ANOTHER SCAM!

Jenny from Claudelands

I had a phone call today from Visa. The woman said there were 2 suspicious purchases on my card. They thought them suspicious because I did not generally purchase these items. If I wished the items to be removed to press 1, or if I wished them to be debited to press 2.
These comments are not … View more
I had a phone call today from Visa. The woman said there were 2 suspicious purchases on my card. They thought them suspicious because I did not generally purchase these items. If I wished the items to be removed to press 1, or if I wished them to be debited to press 2.
These comments are not verbatim, but you get the idea!
THIS IS A SCAM!! DONT TOUCH ANYTHING! HANG UP!
I have checked with my bank and they said they would not contact in this way - same as with any scam. Be on your guard.

24 days ago

Flatmate Wanted Claudelands Area

Aaron from Claudelands

Flatmate wanted, Brooklyn Rd Claudelands. Female wanted to share with 51 year old male.
There is a bed available if needed. Bring your own linen and towels.
No pets.
References from previous landlords appreciated.
Contact Aaron 022 622 0322

Price: $190

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