Huntington, Hamilton

8 hours ago

We offer second chance finance

Zodiac Motors

This is what you need to get a vehicle:
1. Full time & permanent job (with minimum 3 months at current job)
2. Minimum $600 p/w after tax
3. NZ driver's licence (Learners, Restricted or Full)

How to apply:
- on-line at www.zodiacmotors.co.nz
- over the phone 08004963422
- drive …View more
This is what you need to get a vehicle:
1. Full time & permanent job (with minimum 3 months at current job)
2. Minimum $600 p/w after tax
3. NZ driver's licence (Learners, Restricted or Full)

How to apply:
- on-line at www.zodiacmotors.co.nz
- over the phone 08004963422
- drive in at 300 Great South Road in Manurewa, Auckland

Customers out of Auckland:
We reimburse your travel cost once the purchase is done also full tank of gas for out of Auckland customer

Warranty:
Our cars come with nationwide warranty.
Find out more!

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17 hours ago
1 day ago

Work wanted

Julie from Chartwell

Hi Is anyone looking for a reliable Housecleaner? Good rates and references available.
Message me at:
jools258b@gmail.com

17 hours ago
19 hours ago

His cattle didn’t get a bid,

Paul from Pukete

His cattle didn’t get a bid, they were fairly bloody poor,

What was he going to do? He couldn’t feed them anymore,

The dams were all but dry, hay was thirteen bucks a bale,

Last month’s talk of rain was just a fairytale,

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His cattle didn’t get a bid, they were fairly bloody poor,

What was he going to do? He couldn’t feed them anymore,

The dams were all but dry, hay was thirteen bucks a bale,

Last month’s talk of rain was just a fairytale,

His credit had run out, no chance to pay what’s owed,

Bad thoughts ran through his head as he drove down Gully Road.

“Geez, great grandad bought the place back in 1898,

“Now I’m such a useless bastard, I’ll have to shut the gate.

“Can’t support my wife and kids, not like dad and those before,

“Crikey, Grandma kept it going while Pop fought in the war.”

With depression now his master, he abandoned what was right,

There’s no place in life for failures, he’d end it all tonight.

There were still some things to do, he’d have to shoot the cattle first,

Of all the jobs he’d ever done, that would be the worst.

He’d have a shower, watch the news, then they’d all sit down for tea

Read his kids a bedtime story, watch some more TV,

Kiss his wife goodnight, say he was off to shoot some roos

Then in a paddock far away he’d blow away the blues.

But he drove in the gate and stopped – as he always had

To check the roadside mailbox – and found a letter from his Dad.

Now his dad was not a writer, Mum did all the cards and mail

But he knew the writing from the notebooks that he’d kept from cattle sales,

He sensed the nature of its contents, felt moisture in his eyes,

Just the fact his dad had written was enough to make him cry.

“Son, I know it’s bloody tough, it’s a cruel and twisted game,

“This life upon the land when you’re screaming out for rain,

“There’s no candle in the darkness, not a single speck of light

“But don’t let the demon get you, you have to do what’s right,

“I don’t know what’s in your head but push the bad thoughts well away

“See, you’ll always have your family at the back end of the day

“You have to talk to someone, and yes I know I rarely did

“But you have to think about Fiona and think about the kids.

“I’m worried about you son, you haven’t rung for quite a while,

“I know the road you’re on ‘cause I’ve walked every bloody mile.

“The date? December 7 back in 1983,

“Behind the shed I had the shotgun rested in the brigalow tree.

“See, I’d borrowed way too much to buy the Johnson place

“Then it didn’t rain for years and we got bombed by interest rates,

“The bank was at the door, I didn’t think I had a choice,

“I began to squeeze the trigger – that’s when I heard your voice.

“You said ‘Where are you Daddy? It’s time to play our game’

“’ I’ve got Squatter all set up, we might get General Rain.’

“It really was that close, you’re the one that stopped me son,

“And you’re the one that taught me there’s no answer in a gun.

“Just remember people love you, good friends won’t let you down.

“Look, you might have to swallow pride and take that job in town,

“Just ’til things come good, son, you’ve always got a choice

“And when you get this letter ring me, ’cause I’d love to hear your voice.”

Well he cried and laughed and shook his head then put the truck in gear,

Shut his eyes and hugged his dad in a vision that was clear,

Dropped the cattle at the yards, put the truck away

Filled the troughs the best he could and fed his last ten bales of hay.

Then he strode towards the homestead, shoulders back and head held high,

He still knew the road was tough but there was purpose in his eye.

He called his wife and children, who’d lived through all his pain,

Hugs said more than words – he’d come back to them again,

They talked of silver linings, how good times always follow bad,

Then he walked towards the phone, picked it up and rang his Dad.

And while the kids set up the Squatter, he hugged his wife again,

Then they heard the roll of thunder and they smelt the smell of rain.

accompanied by an interview with the author and the story behind it
worth a listen

player.whooshkaa.com...

1 day ago

Results: who supports medical aid in dying Horizon Poll

Paul from Pukete

Horizon Poll with regards to "The End of Life Choice Bill" now before a select committee of New Zealand’s Parliament

horizonpoll.co.nz...
, not something everybody undoubtedly will agree with

16 days ago

Poll: Would you participate in online voting?

Kelley Tantau Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi neighbours! In 2016, Hamilton City Council decided against trialing online voting for local elections. If given the chance, do you think HCC should take up the offer and test out online voting in the city? Would you vote virtually? Do you think it would increase voter turnout?
Vote in our poll…View more
Hi neighbours! In 2016, Hamilton City Council decided against trialing online voting for local elections. If given the chance, do you think HCC should take up the offer and test out online voting in the city? Would you vote virtually? Do you think it would increase voter turnout?
Vote in our poll and share your thoughts below!
*Please write NFP if you do not want your comments published*

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Would you participate in online voting?
  • 83.9% Yes - I would participate in online voting
    83.9% Complete
  • 12.9% No - I would not vote online
    12.9% Complete
  • 3.2% Undecided
    3.2% Complete
124 votes
1 day ago

Weekend Meat Specials

Jian Li from The Honest Butcher Rototuna

Fresh Beef & Pork Sausages $8.99/kg
Fresh Prime Beef Mince $8.99/kg
Fresh Chicken Drums $3.99/kg
Fresh Chicken Breast Skinless & …View more
Fresh Beef & Pork Sausages $8.99/kg
Fresh Prime Beef Mince $8.99/kg
Fresh Chicken Drums $3.99/kg
Fresh Chicken Breast Skinless & Boneless $9.99/kg
Fresh Beef Brisket Boneless $11.99/kg
Beef Baby Shin Meat $12.99/kg
Fresh Lamb Shanks $4.99/each
Fresh Pork Mince $5.99/kg
Fresh Lean Pork Mince $8.99/kg
Fresh Pork Loin Fillet skinless & boneless $11.99/kg
Fresh Pork Loin Chops Skin on $8.99/kg

1 day ago

What's On: New Members Welcome

John from Dinsdale

A great game for all ages at a very reasonable cost.Also at this complex is Tennis and Outdoor Bowls.For more information please contact John by phone or text 027 2458934
New Members Welcome
  • Beerescourt Indoor Bowls
1 day ago

Poll: Have you suffered a hot water bottle burn?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

As the temperature drops more of us our reaching for our trusty hot water bottles to stay toasty, but at what risk?

Hundreds of people are reporting hot water bottle burns every year and it's getting worse, especially among children. For the latest hot water bottle safety tips, click here.

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Have you suffered a hot water bottle burn?
  • 14.9% Yes
    14.9% Complete
  • 85.1% No
    85.1% Complete
787 votes
2 days ago

Take a different journey to the same event!

Wintec

Study one of our Certificate qualifications and you’ll be able to pathway straight into higher levels of study after graduating, with an introductory knowledge of your subject.

You’ll have access to all our purpose-built facilities and a team of expert tutors behind you, giving you that …View more
Study one of our Certificate qualifications and you’ll be able to pathway straight into higher levels of study after graduating, with an introductory knowledge of your subject.

You’ll have access to all our purpose-built facilities and a team of expert tutors behind you, giving you that extra push to get you where you’ve always wanted to be.
Find out more!

3 days ago

Wanted: Used corrugated iron sheets

Jane from Gordonton - Puketaha

We are needing short (1m -1.5m) of used (prefer rusty but reasonably straight) sheets of corrugated iron and new, thin, roughsawn, timber planks (or new timber pallets) for a school fundraising project.
Can return all items after the June Fieldays.
Please send me a text message if you have …View more
We are needing short (1m -1.5m) of used (prefer rusty but reasonably straight) sheets of corrugated iron and new, thin, roughsawn, timber planks (or new timber pallets) for a school fundraising project.
Can return all items after the June Fieldays.
Please send me a text message if you have something for us to pickup.
Thanks, Jane.
0212282530

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