Huntington, Hamilton

28 days ago

Become a volunteer and create change in your community

Sarah Macdonald from Volunteering New Zealand

It's National Volunteer Week!

Volunteers create positive change on many fronts – human rights, faith communities, health, education, sports and recreation, social services, arts and culture, emergency services, the environment and conservation, animal welfare, and community support …View more
It's National Volunteer Week!

Volunteers create positive change on many fronts – human rights, faith communities, health, education, sports and recreation, social services, arts and culture, emergency services, the environment and conservation, animal welfare, and community support development – the list is endless.

If you're interested in volunteering please check out the link below to find out about the different ways you can volunteer:

nationalvolunteerweek.nz...

National Volunteer Week (17 - 23 June). The NVW 2018 theme: Volunteers, The Heart of our Community – By many, the work will be completed, Mā tini, mā mano, ka rapa te whai.


#NVW2018

nationalvolunteerweek.nz/volunteer/
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47 days ago

Hamilton Girls High Uniform WANTED

Felicity from Rototuna North

Hi there,

I am after HGHS uniform for my daughters, in particular the scarf x2 and some sz 10 school shirts as the uniform shop are out of these and won’t have any for six weeks. If anyone has these items that they want to sell, please message me with an asking price and I will get back to ASAP …View more
Hi there,

I am after HGHS uniform for my daughters, in particular the scarf x2 and some sz 10 school shirts as the uniform shop are out of these and won’t have any for six weeks. If anyone has these items that they want to sell, please message me with an asking price and I will get back to ASAP with view to pick up ASAP also. Thanks so much :)

28 days ago

How to turn your home into an investment property

Lodge Real Estate - City

Not everyone chooses to sell their current home when they decide to move on. Sometimes, it’s not even an option. If you’re looking to hang on to your personal home and turn it into a rental, there are a few things to consider first.

1. Wear and tear
This is perhaps the biggest thing …View more
Not everyone chooses to sell their current home when they decide to move on. Sometimes, it’s not even an option. If you’re looking to hang on to your personal home and turn it into a rental, there are a few things to consider first.

1. Wear and tear
This is perhaps the biggest thing homeowners need to know. As a rental, your personal home will experience more wear and tear than it otherwise would if you lived in it. Your garden will probably not look as immaculate as it once did, and your walls and floors may acquire new scuff marks. So, if you can’t shake off your emotional attachment to the property, you may be better off selling it rather than renting it.

2. Location
The location of your home can have a major impact on its rentability and how easy it is to find quality tenants. If you’re close to local amenities like schools, Waikato University, Waikato Hospital or public transport routes, you have a better chance of keeping your property tenanted.

3. Maintenance
If your home is high maintenance - perhaps it has a pool, a large garden, or old appliances - know that you’ll need to keep it maintained to a reasonable condition to meet your obligations as a landlord/owner. This may involve extra ongoing costs, or costs to remedy the amount of maintenance required.

4. Family homes do best
In Hamilton, family-sized homes do particularly well on the rental market. Four-bedroom houses in Hamilton fetch, on average, between $450 and $520 per week. As for the strongest performing suburbs, Hamilton East/University, Te Kowhai/St Andrews/Queenwood, Dinsdale South/Frankton, Dinsdale North/Nawton and Flagstaff/Rototuna have recently experienced the strongest rental growth for family-sized properties with three to five (or more) bedrooms.

5. Landlord responsibilities
When you turn your personal home into a rental, you will take on the mantle of landlord, which comes with its own set of responsibilities. This includes finding and screening tenants, conducting or arranging inspections, repairs and maintenance. It’s a lot to manage—especially if you’re no longer living in the region. It’s why so many investors hire professional property managers to take care of the day-to-day running of their properties. Moreover, their fees are tax deductible.

Important note: If you’re leaving the country for more than 21 days, you’ll need to either appoint someone as your landlord in your stead or hire a property manager.

6. Tax implications
If you turn your home into a residential investment, be aware that you may not be able to make tax claims against it. It always pays to talk to a professional accountant to make sure you set up your home-turned-rental properly to avoid issues with tax, ownership and debt allocation.
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29 days ago

Local Hairdressser in Chedworth

Kylie’s Salon

Righto people .....start of a new week .....let’s think hair , hair , hair and hair ....All cuts ...all styles ...all good prices.
Phone ......(07) 8559972
Website ....... kyliesalon.weebly.com
Facebook ......Kylie’s Salon

See you all there .

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31 days ago

Local Hairdresser Chedworth / Chartwell

Kylie’s Salon

Senior men .....dry haircut $15....or a wash , cut and blow wave for $25 ...c’mon time for pamper !
Phone (07) 8559972 .....or website ....kyliesalon.weebly.com

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32 days ago

Email Scam

Chee Keong from Chartwell

I received this message today -

From: Daniela Kohler [mailto:d.kohler@tsn.at]
Sent: Thursday, 14 June 2018 9:20 a.m.

Subject: ANZ Bank Notice: Please Secure Your Account

Attention: Dear our valued customer,

This is to let you know ANZ Bank has a new security standard to secure your …View more
I received this message today -

From: Daniela Kohler [mailto:d.kohler@tsn.at]
Sent: Thursday, 14 June 2018 9:20 a.m.

Subject: ANZ Bank Notice: Please Secure Your Account

Attention: Dear our valued customer,

This is to let you know ANZ Bank has a new security standard to secure your account against dangers and intruders. This was done so as to improve your transaction security and also make your banking experience better. Please in order to keep your account safe and secure. You are required to sign in your valid online ANZ Banking detail below and go through the verification process to update your account. and Please follow every step and fill every require details correctly to secure your Account from any harm. and An online code will be sent to your mobile device via SMS within (3) mins to complete securing your account, please wait for the SMS code and submitt.

Click here to secure your account: digital.anz.co.nz...

Failure to provide correct details or complete verification will lead to your account being permanently block your account for making any transactions or transfer, until your account is verify. We are so sorry for any inconveniences this might cause you. Your security is our priority here at ANZ Bank.

Thank you for banking with ANZ Bank, we appreciate your co-operattion.

Your's sincerely,

Daniela Kohler
ANZ Bank Security Department.



Copyright 2018 © ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited. All rights reserved.

31 days ago

spark

Paul from Pukete

letter to editor
About 1900 Spark staff are being invited to sign new employment contracts agreeing to new ways of working, or leave the company.
The new contracts have been prompted by Spark deciding to bring forward the new system as part of a wider restructuring programme .Spark staff are …View more
letter to editor
About 1900 Spark staff are being invited to sign new employment contracts agreeing to new ways of working, or leave the company.
The new contracts have been prompted by Spark deciding to bring forward the new system as part of a wider restructuring programme .Spark staff are being asked to adopt a new way of working popularised by the software industry called Agile.As the C.E.Os. bonus is paid on share price and nothing ramps the share price up like making staff redundant aka Paul Reynolds and a 750 person shakeout of middle management a number of years ago, so no surprises there

Will this 'Agile" system be quick enough to remove spam from all the xtra customer that are still suffering 12 months after the swap from yahoo to a New Zealand based software program for removing spam

Mind you it has had some benefits, as my penis has in creased to 2 foot as thanks to a secret action that's increases it by four inches a day, which is great news to the fifty Russian prostitutes ,who send photos of various parts of their anatomy on a daily basis ,no matter how many times i politely delete their entreaties

They where however delighted to know that I had finally found a cure for herpes ,which alleviates their concern about their sexual health can't wait they are able to skype as this Indians secret recipe has relieved me of the tinnitus and I can now hear them when they talk dirty

29 days ago

GRADING weekend!

Taekidokai Martial Arts

Exciting! Time to get serious!

These kids have been practicing for about 10 weeks to get their grading today, hope they do well!

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29 days ago

A chance to say thank you

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Let’s hear it for the amazing Fire and Emergency volunteers who help keep our communities safe.

This National Volunteer Week, head to the LetsHearIt landing page on Neighbourly and share a few words about why you’re thankful for what our volunteers do to keep our communities safe. We’ll …View more
Let’s hear it for the amazing Fire and Emergency volunteers who help keep our communities safe.

This National Volunteer Week, head to the LetsHearIt landing page on Neighbourly and share a few words about why you’re thankful for what our volunteers do to keep our communities safe. We’ll make sure they hear your message loud and clear.

Knowing how much we value their sacrifices is part of what keeps Fire and Emergency New Zealand volunteers going. Thank you for letting them know how grateful you are for everything they do.
Share your message now

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30 days ago

How eco-friendly is your home and lifestyle?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

As more and more of us try to do our bit for the environment, we'd love to hear what habits you've changed.

Have you gone off-grid? Found a way to create an environmentally home? Maybe you've given something up or swapped it for a greener alternative...? …View more
As more and more of us try to do our bit for the environment, we'd love to hear what habits you've changed.

Have you gone off-grid? Found a way to create an environmentally home? Maybe you've given something up or swapped it for a greener alternative...? Click here to share your eco tips, tricks and experiences and we'll publish a selection of the best.

stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/community/103268159/how-ecofriendly-is-your-home-and-lifestyle?cid=neighbourly.homed.103268159
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30 days ago

Poll: Should international visitors be charged a levy?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Tourists arriving in New Zealand may soon have to pay to enter the country under a Government proposed international visitor levy.

The proposal would impact international visitors entering New Zealand for 12 months or less and would be at a rate between $25 to $35.

Do you think international…View more
Tourists arriving in New Zealand may soon have to pay to enter the country under a Government proposed international visitor levy.

The proposal would impact international visitors entering New Zealand for 12 months or less and would be at a rate between $25 to $35.

Do you think international visitors should be charged a levy to enter New Zealand?

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Should international visitors be charged a levy?
  • 77.3% Yes
    77.3% Complete
  • 22.7% No
    22.7% Complete
2415 votes
31 days ago

did you notice

Paul from Pukete

About 1900 Spark staff are being invited to sign new employment contracts agreeing to new ways of working, or leave the company.
Apparently they have been given just a week to decide .Spark staff are being asked to adopt a new way of working popularised in by the software industry called Agile.
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About 1900 Spark staff are being invited to sign new employment contracts agreeing to new ways of working, or leave the company.
Apparently they have been given just a week to decide .Spark staff are being asked to adopt a new way of working popularised in by the software industry called Agile.
Most of it is common sense packaged by slick PR and yet another round of corporate buzzwords . As one previous user commented in the media we seemed to spend most of the meeting deciding where on the board to park the post it slip, give it maybe four years till Simon reaches his the emperor has no clothes moment ,but the damage will be done lives disrupted and lost as long as the share holders are happy
Pretty slick move really almost akin to bullying tactics, this action would be causing a lot of stress and anxiety, wonder what the health and safety internal people would be feeling about it ,matter of fact what are relevant government agencies doing about it ,the silence from these groups is deafening as is comment from the unions .it is extremely rare to see employment lawyers publicly arguing against it in the media that alone shows the thin line being treaded
What is hidden is the number of suicides when numbers like this and actions like this implode on an other wise loyal and long serving workforce and the internal sabotage that takes place as these same leave and vent their anger

32 days ago

no shame

Paul from Pukete

Once again, police have been found to be acting illegally , the most recent incident that of the unlawful search of the Wellington home of Nicky Hager.
It appears that the same standard of law that apply to the rest of us common folk do not apply to those persons within the police that break the …View more
Once again, police have been found to be acting illegally , the most recent incident that of the unlawful search of the Wellington home of Nicky Hager.
It appears that the same standard of law that apply to the rest of us common folk do not apply to those persons within the police that break the law...a corporate apology and an undisclosed payment exempt these individuals from facing court time or further penalties for their actions, thus that “old saw” that ignorance of the law is no excuse, and its twin that “no one is above the law” is exposed for the trivialisation of our rights by those within power that it is, and reinforced by its lack of enforcement.
Is the agenda , without evidence to the contrary to keep the ‘common folk” in their place,
Generations have paid the ultimate price in saving our democracy , that sacrifice is treated with contempt, when our rights are impugned in this fashion
Is there no shame

32 days ago

Crossword Puzzle.

Elaine from Chartwell

I imagine,like me, there are a lot of happy Hamilton press readers out there very happy to see the crossword puzzle back. Big thank you to Summerset down the Lane and Summerset Rototuna for their sponsorship and of course Hamilton Press.

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