Huntington, Hamilton

29 days ago

Have you signed up for free gardening advice yet?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say chillies are hot stuff and share our recipe for Sudden Death Salsa. It’s time to plant bulbs, cut and dry lemon verbena, enjoy autumn flowers indoors, admire heirloom corn and flout the seed spacing rules. Find out where to buy seeds, bulbs, seedlings, flowers, … View moreIn this week’s issue we say chillies are hot stuff and share our recipe for Sudden Death Salsa. It’s time to plant bulbs, cut and dry lemon verbena, enjoy autumn flowers indoors, admire heirloom corn and flout the seed spacing rules. Find out where to buy seeds, bulbs, seedlings, flowers, shrubs, trees and gardening gear for online retail therapy. Also be in to win the May issue of NZ Gardener.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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29 days ago

Playgrounds still off limits to keep the community safe

The Team from Hamilton City Council

Hey Hamilton, we love playgrounds and going for a skate just as much as you! But they’re closed for a reason, please continue to stay off them until it’s safe for us all to play again!

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29 days ago

Mothers Day

Sarah from Skin Sense Beauty Therapy

Hey everyone
Mothers Day is approaching us soon and I know there are a tonne of great mums who had been real troopers through the lockdown.
I have Mothers Day Packages available until 8th May.
Total Radiance Facial and Back Massage - normally $110 now $90. (There are 4 of these available)
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Hey everyone
Mothers Day is approaching us soon and I know there are a tonne of great mums who had been real troopers through the lockdown.
I have Mothers Day Packages available until 8th May.
Total Radiance Facial and Back Massage - normally $110 now $90. (There are 4 of these available)
Message me if you would like to purchase a voucher. The valid date will only start once we are at Level 2 and it will be valid 6 months from then.
Sarah

29 days ago

Congratulations to our winner

The Team from Readers Tours

A huge thank you to everyone who completed our website questionnaire.

⭐️ Congratulations to our $50 Prezzy Card winner, Christine ⭐️

We were overwhelmed by the responses and look forward to making the necessary changes to improve our website experience.

www.readerstours.co.nz...

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29 days ago

Paint a wooden chair

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

Take one plain wooden dining chair and make it a stand-alone statement piece with two Resene colours. You don’t always need a full set of dining chairs; they can be statement pieces all on their own!

You could use a chair like this in a home office, as a plant stand, or as a bedside table for … View more
Take one plain wooden dining chair and make it a stand-alone statement piece with two Resene colours. You don’t always need a full set of dining chairs; they can be statement pieces all on their own!

You could use a chair like this in a home office, as a plant stand, or as a bedside table for your books and lamp. Painting one chair is an easy way to inject a bit of colour into a room too.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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31 days ago

No pride

Christine from Enderley

Went on my usual walk today and am totally disgusted to see outside two 2nd handshops, the total disgraceful mess outside on the ground at the 5 x Roads car park. What is wrong with people. Someone has to clean this mess up. Have some pride people

29 days ago

Test your landlord knowledge!

Lodge City Rentals

Do you know the latest regulations? It can be hard to keep up with the rights and responsibilities as a landlord when the rules around us are changing.

Put your knowldege to the test and take our Covid-19 quiz. See how you score – if you still have questions, our property management team stay… View more
Do you know the latest regulations? It can be hard to keep up with the rights and responsibilities as a landlord when the rules around us are changing.

Put your knowldege to the test and take our Covid-19 quiz. See how you score – if you still have questions, our property management team stay up to date with the latest regulations and can answer your trickiest rental related questions.

So contact Jason and put him to the test.

Mobile 021 880 805 | Email jasonw@lodge.co.nz
Take the quiz

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30 days ago

Funding provides critical support for Hamiltonians

The Team from Hamilton City Council

We're helping out community organisations so they can continue to support Hamiltonians most in need.

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30 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

If you'd like to receive Blueprint in your inbox each week, subscribe here.
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30 days ago

Notice of 2020 Triennial Election of Trustees

WEL Energy Trust

Nominations for the WEL Energy Trust triennial election are now open!

WEL Energy Trust seeks nominations for seven (7) trustee positions with an election to be held on Friday 26 June 2020.

To find out more, please visit the WEL Energy Trust website where you can access the Candidate … View more
Nominations for the WEL Energy Trust triennial election are now open!

WEL Energy Trust seeks nominations for seven (7) trustee positions with an election to be held on Friday 26 June 2020.

To find out more, please visit the WEL Energy Trust website where you can access the Candidate Handbook, Nomination Form and other relevant information.

Nominations close at 12 noon on Thursday 14 May 2020.
Find out more

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47 days ago

Does anyone know definitely if we can put our plastic containers in our rubbish bags ?

Shirley from Claudelands

Does anyone know if we are allowed to put plastic containers in our rubbish bags while they are not collecting recycle bins ?

34 days ago

Asking New Zealanders to show their support for supermarket workers getting pay increases

Paul from Pukete

click on link sign petition
chng.it...
The aim is a million signatures
Everyone on the shop floor pulled together to meet the needs the public for the most part, with the exclusion of entitled ignorant individuals appreciated these efforts
I am are now calling on New Zealanders to show their… View more
click on link sign petition
chng.it...
The aim is a million signatures
Everyone on the shop floor pulled together to meet the needs the public for the most part, with the exclusion of entitled ignorant individuals appreciated these efforts
I am are now calling on New Zealanders to show their support for supermarket workers getting pay increases in store.

I am calling on New Zealanders to show their support for supermarket workers getting pay increases in store. by signing this petition
Each signature will be copied to the CEO of the companies involved as we filled our trolleys we will fill their inboxes
In your comments please advise if you signed the petition and shared with your contacts is so that's great thanks for the help


News Alert
Essential Countdown and Foodstuffs workers will lose their 10% bonus under Level 3, supermarkets confirm
FRI, APR 24 • SOURCE: 1 NEWS

A ten per cent bonus given out to supermarket workers during the Level 4 lockdown will be stripped away at Level 3, Foodstuffs and Countdown have confirmed.
‘It took a pandemic’ – FIRST Union celebrating 10% bonus for supermarket workers
Tali Williams says Foodstuffs had previously told them they couldn’t make decisions for all supermarkets. Source: Breakfast

First Union, which represents workers at New Zealand supermarkets, called it "a backwards step" and said "supermarkets workers are understandably angry and feeling pretty crushed.

"Workers are risking their safety, often for poverty wages, so that the rest of us can stay home and eliminate the spread of Covid-19 in New Zealand as we’ve been asked to do," First Union spokesperson Tali Williams said.
“Many supermarket workers are telling us that they’re scared and stressed, overworked and struggling with rent, and the ten per cent bonus from employers was one of the only things keeping them afloat.”

Supermarket workers not feeling valued as their 10 percent lockdown bonus expires

Countdown stopped worker bonuses earlier this week, with New World and Pak'nSave following suit when the country enters Alert Level 3. Source: 1 NEWS
"There's no such problem for the supermarkets themselves, who have quite simply been raking it in."

A spokesperson for Countdown confirmed the 10 per cent bonus would not continue under Level 3, and said it is now safer and less busy for their workers.
"We've put in place a range of really strong measures to create a more controlled environment for our team, and thankfully, we've also seen demand from customers calm," they said.
Countdown has committed to paying team members with more than a years' service the Living Wage - $21.15 per hour.
Team members are also entitled to a ten per cent discount on food, the spokesperson said, and staff deemed to be at high risk from Covid-19 are still being paid despite not working.

Foodstuffs, which owns New World, PAKn'SAVE and Four Square, also confirmed the bonus would be removed, but added that they had paid one extra week of bonuses after the Government extended Level 4.

"As the country moves out of Alert Level 4 it makes sense that wages return to normal and owners usual business processes pick up again including undertaking employee pay reviews and rewarding their teams independently for their hard work,"a Foodstuffs' spokesperson said."Throughout New Zealand’s battle with Covid-19, Foodstuffs supermarket owners and their teams have done an incredible job ensuring Kiwi households grocery needs have been met.

"The increased demand by shoppers for products has put a strain on the supply chain but suppliers, distribution and transport teams, and everyone on the shop floor has pulled together to meet these needs.

"Thankfully, these measures and the collective pulling together of the country has meant New Zealand is now preparing to move to Alert Level 3, a positive step in the right direction and one which allows many businesses to reopen and more people to return back to work.

"This signals a positive step in the return of New Zealand to a 'more normal' existence, but we recognise the journey is not over and protective measures including physical distancing remain critically important.
“Supporting our people remains utmost in our minds and the need to get the balance right is imperative as we prepare for a journey back to business as usual.”
First Union is now calling on New Zealanders to show their support for supermarket workers getting pay increases in store.
"Bring a heart, draw a heart, wear a heart - get creative - involve your kids and your families - and display or wear your support proudly when you’re visiting the supermarket as normal during level 3

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31 days ago

Time to get decorating!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

Now’s a great time to get decorating... and enjoy savings on your favourite Resene products.

The 25% off sale has been extended until 4 May 2020 for all Resene cardholders!

Get 25% off the normal price of Resene premium paints, stains, primers/sealers, wallpaper, decorating accessories and … View more
Now’s a great time to get decorating... and enjoy savings on your favourite Resene products.

The 25% off sale has been extended until 4 May 2020 for all Resene cardholders!

Get 25% off the normal price of Resene premium paints, stains, primers/sealers, wallpaper, decorating accessories and Resene cleaning products at Resene owned ColorShops. If you’re not a cardholder already you can sign up at www.resene.co.nz/diycard or when you order online.


You can order:

Order now via the online shop, shop.resene.co.nz, for click and collect or contactless delivery, staff will confirm when orders are ready to collect.

Email your order to your local Resene ColorShop or reseller. Resene staff will arrange it for collection or contactless delivery.

Phone your local Resene ColorShop or reseller during normal shop hours to place your order. See www.resene.co.nz/colorshops for email and phone details for your local Resene ColorShop.

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31 days ago

Need to save on power?

Electricity Authority

If COVID-19 means you’ve been using more power, or if it’s affected your income, talk to your power company to check you’re on the best plan.

Find more advice and support at the Electricity Authority’s website.

Talk, Check, see if you can save.
Find out more

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39 days ago

Please share an ANZAC story with us Waikato...

RSA

Dear Wakato - ANZAC Day will look a little different for us this year - however, there are many ways for you to acknowledge the incredible men and women who have served our communities and given their lives for our country.

We invite you to share a memory or photo to commemorate this special … View more
Dear Wakato - ANZAC Day will look a little different for us this year - however, there are many ways for you to acknowledge the incredible men and women who have served our communities and given their lives for our country.

We invite you to share a memory or photo to commemorate this special day on Neighbourly below. It could be a story of a member in your family who served - or perhaps the way you and your family celebrate ANZAC Day each year. (It might even be a photo of your freshly baked can't be-beaten ANZAC cookies).

We also invite you to take part in Stand at Dawn and join us at 6:00 am on Saturday 25 April. Stand at your letterbox, at the front door, in your lounge rooms, balconies, in your driveway. Wherever you are in the world, stand with us and take a moment to remember our fallen – but please stay within your ‘bubble’.

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