Horsham Downs, Hamilton

9 days ago

Happy National Gardening Week! 👩‍🌾🍅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our … View more
This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our hapori.

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12 days ago

Do police need to tighten the Auckland-Waikato border case cases rise?

Todd Niall Reporter from Community News

Kia ora neighbours, With Covid-19 daily cases in Auckland forecast to double, police won't say whether boundary controls have tightened since rural locals reported higher volumes of traffic on cross-boundary back roads. Read the story below:

10 days ago

How important is sustainability to you?

Stuff from Neighbourly Nz

Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchersView more
Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchers from the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
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10 days ago

Looking for a job?

Competenz

Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our … View more
Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our CV Builder tool to create a professional CV with the right information to get the attention of employers.

Check out our CV builder here. Or keep an eye on our Job Board for new opportunities!
Check out our Job Board

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11 days ago

Samsonite hard-case, wheeled suitcases for sale - offers

Greg from Flagstaff

Hi neighbours, we've got a collection of three Samsonite hard-case wheeled suitcases that we no longer require. They are all well-used but need to find new homes and are far too good to throw out. We are open to offers, but please be quick before they end up on TradeMe...! Three different … View moreHi neighbours, we've got a collection of three Samsonite hard-case wheeled suitcases that we no longer require. They are all well-used but need to find new homes and are far too good to throw out. We are open to offers, but please be quick before they end up on TradeMe...! Three different suitcases, all open and close and wheel along, there are a few "idiosyncrasies" with them so happy to answer any questions you might have on 021 1708822, or I can email you additional photos. Contactless viewing and pick up available from Flagstaff.
- LARGE BLACK SAMSONITE - Unfortunately it has been damaged by an airline so the handle doesn't retract - a DIY repair has been made fixing it in place. One wheel has a slight flat-spot so there is a slight noise when you wheel it on a smooth, flat surface. The main coded lock works, as do the TSA corner locks (key provided). Measures approximately 80 x 60 x 30cm. I believe that this is the Samsonite "Aeris" model, capacity around 85L.
- MEDIUM BLUE SAMSONITE - measures around 70 x 55 x 25cm. Locks and latches all work well.
- LARGE GREEN SAMSONITE 28" OYSTER - repaired, but lock and both corner latches work well (one key, one sliding lock). Measures around 80 x 60 x 25cm. Legendary suitcase.

Negotiable

11 days ago

Ngaruawahia Lions Norm McIntosh Charity Golf Tournament

Hukanui Golf Club Inc

Now being held on Sunday 17th October.
Teams of 4 - $30 per person
Register from 8.30am for 9.30am shotgun start

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11 days ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
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11 days ago

Why should I update my will?​

Public Trust

Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made… View more
Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made a will back in the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it may be time for an update. ​
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11 days ago

Equity of effort"

Paul from Pukete

Equity of effort"
Māori are walking into a perfect storm made for them by the Government’s response , Māori have been left exposed advises John Tamihere chief executive of the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency), an umbrella group for Māori health providers, including his own West … View more
Equity of effort"
Māori are walking into a perfect storm made for them by the Government’s response , Māori have been left exposed advises John Tamihere chief executive of the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency), an umbrella group for Māori health providers, including his own West Auckland-based Waipareira Trust., saying the current situation was “deplorable” and “appalling”. the problems for Māori remained the same. “We were always going to have major problems because the Ministry of Health and DHBs refused to acknowledge we would require a different form of roll-out in Māori communities.”
Tamihere suggested Māori should have been invited to be vaccinated as opposed to a booking system that was a “lottery”.

Māori were not hesitant to get a vaccine, he said, but were distrustful of anything the Government advised, and in some low socio-economic areas people were struggling to put food on the table. Getting vaccinated was often the last thing on their mind, he said.

“To put it mildly, we hate Government agencies.”

Well john to put it mildly your comments are not helpful, they only serve to exacerbate the angst felt by other ,im a bit confused as you are striving to achieve "equity" but fail to appreciate it requires an "equity of effort" acting in the national interest

12 days ago

Kickstart your vegie patch

Yates

Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of … View more
Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of growing our own food.

Yates expert Sarah O’Neil will be on hand to help with problems too. Plus there are over $4000 worth of prizes up for grabs!
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13 days ago

Personal choice in a collective society

Paul from Pukete

Like it or not we all live in a collective society , even if we are off the grid,,,we survive via the contributions of others , be that through the use of tools whose construction or invention by predecessors allows for the use today, our mental , emotional and physical health flourishes through … View moreLike it or not we all live in a collective society , even if we are off the grid,,,we survive via the contributions of others , be that through the use of tools whose construction or invention by predecessors allows for the use today, our mental , emotional and physical health flourishes through the connections we have with those around us,,we collectively behave in a certain way for the greater good and the protection of ourselves , we even let a government mandated white line on our roads to dictate which side we travel on,,,I mean how dare they, tell us what direction we should travel and the side of the path we take,,,,,we are free men,...we are free to chose, ,,,the consequence of our choice, when it impacts on others, provides for their choice of response, that maybe detrimental to either or both sides. Whom is accountable for the consequence of individuals actions , and choices , it is the person whom makes them, in their free will,,,whom holds them to account,..do they themselves. If one chooses not to get a vaccine,, and then you catch covid, and die then you have died for your freedom, your rights, and your choice....if you choose not to get the vaccine,,,and choose to not isolate, and thus spread it, then what is the acceptable response for those at risk.
Currently it is to adhere to the request to stick to whatever level of lockdown deemed necessary on the advice of experts whose responses are based on science and history , the deaths of millions in previous pandemics , is a lesson learnt at great cost,,,,yet not understood ,,,,
The cabin analogy above, is relevant,,,,the occupant is free in his choice to sink the boat, those whom will drown are free to prevent that occurring, and the owners of the boat are free to refuse him further passage or sell him the cabin, to allow him in his ignorance of the consequence of his actions to continue does not ensure progress of the journey for all or of society ,,,,,education, history and knowledge serve to allow others to recognise cause and effect and ensure survival

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13 days ago

Mind games

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

This matching pairs memory game painted in Resene colours is great for brain-training, fun to paint and play and would make a fabulous gift.

Find out how to create your own.

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13 days ago

The Impacts of Climate Change on Insurance costs

Climate Insights

Our homes can be our greatest investment and protecting our homes against climate change has become more important than ever.

Our changing climate poses risks to our natural and built environments. Swiss Re in a global analysis of insurance risk said to “expect climate risks to raise global … View more
Our homes can be our greatest investment and protecting our homes against climate change has become more important than ever.

Our changing climate poses risks to our natural and built environments. Swiss Re in a global analysis of insurance risk said to “expect climate risks to raise global property premiums by 33-41% between 2020 and 2040”. The potential increase was deemed a direct consequence of our changing climate.

Our Climate Insights property report provides easily understood information on change to risks for your current or a future property. The report includes robust and actionable information for residential property owners, tenants and investors to enhance their property’s climate resilience.
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13 days ago

HURRY! Have you shared your Local Like?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Get in quick, there's only a few days to go in our Local Likes competition. Nominate your favourite local business by telling your neighbours why they're best in their field and be in the draw to win a $50 voucher to go and spend with them. Get in quick, this ends Sunday!

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Get in quick, there's only a few days to go in our Local Likes competition. Nominate your favourite local business by telling your neighbours why they're best in their field and be in the draw to win a $50 voucher to go and spend with them. Get in quick, this ends Sunday!

Share your business shout-out now.

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13 days ago

Time is running out... only two weeks to go! ⏳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Join the rest of the motu on October 28 by taking part in our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, ShakeOut. Signing up only takes 2 minutes and when you do, you’ll be entered to win a personal emergency grab bag or civil defence wheelie bin kit from NZ Civil Defence.
ShakeOut takes … View more
Join the rest of the motu on October 28 by taking part in our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, ShakeOut. Signing up only takes 2 minutes and when you do, you’ll be entered to win a personal emergency grab bag or civil defence wheelie bin kit from NZ Civil Defence.
ShakeOut takes place around the world to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake:

DROP - down on your hands and knees. This protects you from falling but lets you move if you need to.

COVER - your head and neck (or entire body if possible) under a sturdy table or desk (if it is within a few steps of you). If there is no shelter nearby, cover your head and neck with your arms and hands.

HOLD - on to your shelter (or your position to protect your head and neck) until the shaking stops. If the shaking shifts your shelter around, move with it.

Head to www.shakeout.govt.nz... to sign up today and get involved!

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