Huntington, Hamilton

25 days ago

Poll: Would you give your teenager a double bed?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Does it make sense to buy teenagers bigger beds so they have more room to grow? Or, like writer and mum Jayne D'Arcy, do you think a double could equal trouble later on?

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Would you give your teenager a double bed?
  • 42.8% Yes, single beds aren't big enough
    42.8% Complete
  • 38.2% It depends on the size of the room
    38.2% Complete
  • 19% No, a single bed is all they need
    19% Complete
2290 votes
25 days ago
25 days ago

Poll: Should public holidays be scrapped in NZ?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

After debate around whether Matariki should become a public holiday, ACT leader David Seymour said he was "open" to public holidays being scrapped in New Zealand - well, all but Anzac and Waitangi.

He says people should be able to make their own holiday arrangements, rather than the …View more
After debate around whether Matariki should become a public holiday, ACT leader David Seymour said he was "open" to public holidays being scrapped in New Zealand - well, all but Anzac and Waitangi.

He says people should be able to make their own holiday arrangements, rather than the Government telling us when to take the day off.

We want to know your thoughts. Should people be able to make their own holiday arrangements? Or should we leave our holidays as is?

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Should public holidays be scrapped in NZ?
  • 4% Yes, let's scrap them
    4% Complete
  • 90.8% No, leave them as is
    90.8% Complete
  • 5.2% Let's just keep Anzac and Waitangi Day
    5.2% Complete
2405 votes
25 days ago

We're on the hunt for Neighbours of the Week

Julie Kaio Reporter from Hamilton Press

The Hamilton Press and Neighbourly are on the hunt for Neighbours of the Week.
Whether you live in an apartment or on a rural property, you have neighbours - and knowing your neighbours matters. Connecting with the people who live around you creates a happier, safer and more friendlier …View more
The Hamilton Press and Neighbourly are on the hunt for Neighbours of the Week.
Whether you live in an apartment or on a rural property, you have neighbours - and knowing your neighbours matters. Connecting with the people who live around you creates a happier, safer and more friendlier neighbourhood - even if it's just greeting them by name over the fence or popping in for an occasional cuppa. That's what Neighbourly is all about after all. Neighbourly aims to restore the neighbourhoods of old, where neighbours knew each other well enough to pop next door to borrow a cup of sugar or help search for a lost pet.
At the same time, we want to celebrate all the good neighbours who are making an extra effort to support others in communities across the Waikato. These are the ones who organise neighbourhood BBQs, help stack their neighbour's firewood or always put their hand up to babysit.
So if you have a have a neighbour that fits the bill, and needs a bit of thanking, let us know. Nominations can be emailed to julie.kaio@stuff.co.nz

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25 days ago

Lap dog found brutally killed

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Hello neighbours,

We were shocked to hear Antoinette Ferguson's story about the death of her beloved Yorkshire Terrier, Diezel, this week.

Furthermore, after looking at the evidence she and her daughter, Candice, believe someone is responsible.

They've made a plea for anyone who…View more
Hello neighbours,

We were shocked to hear Antoinette Ferguson's story about the death of her beloved Yorkshire Terrier, Diezel, this week.

Furthermore, after looking at the evidence she and her daughter, Candice, believe someone is responsible.

They've made a plea for anyone who knows something about the incident to contact police.

To read more click here

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25 days ago

Waikato DHB to reduce services during nursing strike

Andre Chivell from Waikato District Health Board

The nursing strike planned for Thursday 5 July has been cancelled and will not go ahead on that date. However Waikato DHB has received notice of a second strike on Thursday 12 July. The NZNO union and the DHBs have agreed a revised offer that will be taken to NZNO members this week and we expect to…View moreThe nursing strike planned for Thursday 5 July has been cancelled and will not go ahead on that date. However Waikato DHB has received notice of a second strike on Thursday 12 July. The NZNO union and the DHBs have agreed a revised offer that will be taken to NZNO members this week and we expect to know the outcome of that ballot on Tuesday 10 July.

We are continuing our contingency planning for the proposed strike on 12 July which will impact on a number of services provided by our hospitals.

Please refer to our web page here www.waikatodhb.health.nz... for the most updated information.....

waikatodhb.health.nz/about-us/nursing-strike/
waikatodhb.health.nz/about-us/nursing-strike/
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26 days ago

Say thanks to our volunteers

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Our dedicated Fire and Emergency volunteers help keep our communities safe.

So this National Volunteer Week, why not say a big thank you? Here’s how: head to our #LetsHearIt page on Neighbourly and let them know why you’re thankful for what they do.

Our Fire and Emergency New Zealand …View more
Our dedicated Fire and Emergency volunteers help keep our communities safe.

So this National Volunteer Week, why not say a big thank you? Here’s how: head to our #LetsHearIt page on Neighbourly and let them know why you’re thankful for what they do.

Our Fire and Emergency New Zealand volunteers are always standing by to help out when they’re needed. Thank you for letting them know how grateful you are for everything they do to keep us all safe.
Share your message now

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28 days ago

a copout from work safe nz

Paul from Pukete

Hi Paul,

Thanks for contacting us.

Based on the information you have concerns about the bargaining process at Spark reported in the news. Bargaining processes whether they be bargained for on an individual or collective basis are employment relations issues that are for employers, …View more
Hi Paul,

Thanks for contacting us.

Based on the information you have concerns about the bargaining process at Spark reported in the news. Bargaining processes whether they be bargained for on an individual or collective basis are employment relations issues that are for employers, Workers and unions respectively to bargain resolve problems for. There is specific employment law and a specialist employment problem solving framework for resolving such issues as reported and debated in the media. Such issues are should not be confused with psychosocial risks to health and safety.

Please see the following information on Employment New Zealand’s website:
www.employment.govt.nz...
www.employment.govt.nz...

Under work-related health and safety legislation a business or undertaking is responsible for managing risks that arise from the conduct of its work, this includes psychological risks and harm. Harm is a separate issue to the employment relations issues above.

Our legislation includes duties to mitigate risks of workplace bullying which we define as repeated and unreasonable behaviour towards a worker or group of workers that can lead to physical or psychological harm. Repeated behaviour is persistent (occurs more than once) and can involve a range of actions over time. Unreasonable behaviour means actions that a reasonable person in the same circumstances would see as unreasonable. It includes victimising, humiliating, intimidating or threatening a person.

We have put out a host of guidance to support workers and businesses meet their duties and navigate issues.

If you know of any of the workers directly and if they are experiencing this they may wish to check our guidance, which provides problem solving options, they may also which to take a look at page 7 and self-evaluate if any of the behaviours they are experiencing fit the bill:
Bullying at work: advice for workers
Our guidance also provides benchmarks for what is expected of an employer and what systems they can put in place to manage psychosocial risks:
Preventing and responding to bullying at work

They could also talk to both our 0800 030 040 (option 1) general enquiries line for more information about the problem solving options available and MBIE’s Employment New Zealand service 0800 20 90 20 about the problem solving options available if they are experiencing psychological harm they could raise a concern via the following channels.
Phone: 0800 030 040 (option 3)
Complete our online form
As New Zealand’s work health and safety regulator, a key part of our role is to educate the public and enforce workplace health and safety law, we work strategically and we are not in a position to respond to all matters brought to our attention. We can only investigate the most serious cases when the affected person has a professional diagnosis of a serious mental health condition caused by workplace bullying. We would need to talk to the workers directly in order to ascertain this. However, if you have any specific information directly from workers about this situation you are welcome to provide it.


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National Services & Support
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a complete cop out in my opinion suicides will happen and they wont even send flowers

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