109 days ago

Election 2020: Port Waikato candidates for local MP

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Port Waikato's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.

Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.

Why does my MP matter?

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.  

To read more, click here.

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7 hours ago

Just sharing in case it hasn’t been posted on here :)

Summa from Frankton

SNIP ‘N’ CHIP RETURNS TO HAMILTON!

We are excited to relaunch our desexing and microchipping campaign in Hamilton!

From Monday 25th January 2021, we are working with Care Vets to offer heavily discounted desexing and microchipping in Hamilton for Community Services Cardholders

Cat-owners who have a Community Services Card can Snip ‘n’ Chip their cats or kittens for just $20! This is a limited time offer that is available until bookings run out.

In our last Snip ‘n’ Chip campaign, we desexed over 200 cats and we want this campaign to be even bigger! Help us give your cat a better life.

Visit SPCA’s Hamilton Centre now with your Community Services Card to purchase your Snip ‘n’ Chip voucher!

There are LIMITED numbers available so GET IN QUICK.

PLEASE NOTE: Vouchers can ONLY be purchased by visiting SPCA’s Hamilton Centre, not by calling us or by messaging us on Facebook. You will then need to book your cat/kitten in with your local Care Vets.

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15 hours ago

KITCHEN PANTRY 77 BADER STREET Help needing Support from Local Community

Cathy from Bader

ST Puis CATHOLIC church (Vinnies Group)
Have been supporting the Kitchen Pantry and many Locals with Food & Fruit Vegatables for the past year
The Vinnie's and Salvation Army are the 2 Largest Providers of Food Parcels in Hamilton
Report a doubling of demand for Food Fruit and Veggies
The Pantry is alternative way of making Food available to those in need
COMMUNITY PRINCIPLE
GIVE WHAT YOU CAN
TAKE WHAT YOU NEED
DUE TO MANY BUSINESS CLOSING UNEMPLOYMENT ON THE RISE
WE ARE URGENTLY SEEKING HELP FROM OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY DONATIONS OF FRUIT VEGGIES & FOOD
THOSE WHO GIVE TODAY MAY FIND THEMSELVES RECIPIENTS TOMORROW OR VICE VERSA
SO IF YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE BY GIVING
GENEROUS SUPPORT TO THE KITCHEN PANTRY BY GIVING MUCH APPRECIATED
WE TRY TO FUND RAISE TO COVER ON GOING DEMANDS FOR FOOD ITEMS . BUT AS ANY VOLUNTERY ORGANIZATIONS WE HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING
THANK'S FOR THE LOCALS WHO HAVE BEEN GIFTING
YOUR GENEROUSITY WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED
If you wish to learn more etc
Please feel to contact me Jim and Julietta
Via Neighbourly
Thank you
God Bless (VINNIE'S GROUP ST PIUS)

4 days ago

Remember your first job? Glen just got his.

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Glen Terry, 30, did a video for LinkedIn about how much he wanted to work, and employers listened.

Terry, who has Down Syndrome, now works in Gilmours Hamilton - a job he found with help from Disability Employment facilitator Selwyn Cook.

Read more here. Do you remember the feeling of finding your first job?