49 days ago

Have you tried the Kai Programme?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Fourteen thousand dollars will determine the future of the local low-cost dinner programme.

The Kai Programme has been operating from Hood Street, and making nightly cooked dinners for struggling Hamiltonians.

It needs to raise at least $14,300 for a new location in the next month, and there's a GoFundMe page. Read more here.
Have you tried the programme, or do you know someone who has?

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1 day ago

What would you do with $50 million?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Lotto's $42 million Powerball rolled over on Wednesday night, boosting the prize to $50m on Saturday - potentially the biggest ever.

To read more, click here.

What would you do with $50 million?

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15 hours ago

Are you stupid enough to give away 45 cents of every dollar ?

Graeme from Frankton

Of course , we have to pay tax . We mostly dislike that . Same with GST . And no , I'm not adding 30% top tax , and GST . This actually has nothing directly to do with tax .

But would you knowingly give away 45 cents of every dollar you spent ?

This weekend , Lotto hits $50 million , so here is your chance to win $50 million ! Race out and buy a ticket . If you have more dollars than sense .

Have you read the Lotteries Commission glossy PR brochures ? You must be in to win . Safe , smart gambling . Blah , blah , BS .

Dig a bit deeper , behind the headlines , and you will never , ever by another Lotto ticket .

" In the 31 years that New Zealanders have been paying Lotto , over $4.6 billion in essential community funding has been contributed via the Lottery Grants Board " . Wow -- what a great community service . Yeah right .

WHERE YOUR LOTTO MONEY GOES ( per $1 ) --

22 cents -- Lottery Grants
12 cents -- operating costs ( yes , thats what Lotto NZ spends on itself ! )
6 cents -- retailer commissions ( including credit card fees )
5 cents -- taxes -- goes to Government
55 cents -- Prizes .

Yes , if you spent $1 million on Lotto tickets , you are likely to get around $550,000 back . Spend that next week , and you will be down to $302,500 next weekend . 'Reinvest' that , and by week 3 your $1 million will be down to $166375 . By the time you have been through 4 draws , you'll be down to $91506 ! Seriously ! So in 4 draws , you have lost over $900,000 of your original $1 million .

So who is buying a ticket for Saturdays draw ?

34 minutes ago

Create scrabble art

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hamilton Central

Repurpose old Scrabble tiles and picture frames together to create cute and colourful word art.

Have fun creating your own messages and paint the frames in your favourite Resene colours.

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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