Melville, Hamilton

1 day ago

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Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week's issue of Get Growing we tell you to plant your spuds, dig in your cover crops, take your pick of the best dahlias, plant fruit trees and sow coriander. Plus check out our story on growing strawberries and our pick of the tastiest varieties.

Make your own cold frame so you can … View more
In this week's issue of Get Growing we tell you to plant your spuds, dig in your cover crops, take your pick of the best dahlias, plant fruit trees and sow coriander. Plus check out our story on growing strawberries and our pick of the tastiest varieties.

Make your own cold frame so you can get a jump-start on summer crops and enter to win cool prizes from Yates and Grosafe.

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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18 minutes ago

Add This Gem To Your Portfolio

The Team from Neighbourly Property

Are you a seasoned investor or looking to fill the first page of your rental portfolio? 6B Jones Crescent is the obvious choice. This 88sqm brick unit was built in 2005 and has been maintained immaculately since. The home features open plan living opening out to a courtyard, modern kitchen and … View moreAre you a seasoned investor or looking to fill the first page of your rental portfolio? 6B Jones Crescent is the obvious choice. This 88sqm brick unit was built in 2005 and has been maintained immaculately since. The home features open plan living opening out to a courtyard, modern kitchen and bathroom and two bedrooms. The single garage provides safe off street parking and additional storage. Location here is extremely close to both the hospital and CBD, making it a likelihood that full time professionals will see the value in renting here. This home would also be a great first home for those wanting to step onto the property ladder. There's not much around at this price point, so get in quick! Call James Walsh on 0273139170 to view.

1 day ago

Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections?

Kendra Stone Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.

They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and … View more
Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.

They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and dehumanising".

What do you think? Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections? Read more here

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1 day ago

E-SCOOTERS BEING ROLLED OUT TODAY IN HAMILTON

Rudi from Hamilton Lake

HAMILTON - E-SCOOTERS ON OUR STREETS AS OF TODAY

#E-scooters for hire will arrive in Hamilton as part of a six-month trial approved by Hamilton City Council at the Growth and Infrastructure Committee Meeting on 18 June 2019.
Lime scooters will be the first operator to have a presence in the city … View more
HAMILTON - E-SCOOTERS ON OUR STREETS AS OF TODAY

#E-scooters for hire will arrive in Hamilton as part of a six-month trial approved by Hamilton City Council at the Growth and Infrastructure Committee Meeting on 18 June 2019.
Lime scooters will be the first operator to have a presence in the city and will operate under a public places permit for six months. The Council expects to receive formal applications from other operators over the coming weeks and months.
Lime has e-scooters in more than 100 cities across the world including both Auckland and Christchurch. They will introduce a total of 600 e-scooters for hire in Hamilton during the trial period. Around 200 of these will be arriving in Hamilton this Friday 23 August with the remaining e-scooters anticipated to arrive next week.
The e-scooters will be able to be ridden throughout the city but will be focused on the central city, Hamilton East, Hillcrest and Hamilton Lake areas. They can be ridden on footpaths and roads and will feature geofencing which automatically reduces speeds in certain areas to make it safer for users and pedestrians. These areas include the central city entertainment and dining precinct, Garden Place and Centre Place and the speeds will be limited to 15kmh. There will also be low speed zones along the Waikato River.
“Safety is our number one priority and we’ll be working closely with Lime and any other providers coming to the city to monitor compliance and ensure the code of practice is upheld.
There will also be a dedicated e-scooter parking zone at Hamilton Gardens. However, the devices will not be able to be ridden within the grounds of the Gardens, over the boardwalk section around Lake Rotoroa (Hamilton Lake Domain) or at Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park.
According to the operator’s terms and conditions, anyone aged 18 or older can use the e-scooters and users will be able to find and unlock them using an app on their phone. The e-scooters are dockless, which means they can be left anywhere safe within the city. A team of local “juicers” will be recruited by Lime to retrieve, charge and deploy the e-scooters each day.
The Council’s General Manager for Infrastructure Operations, Eeva-Liisa Wright says: “This initiative is about providing alternatives to cars for people making short trips around our city, honouring our commitment to being energy efficient and building stronger connections between key destinations.
“At the end of the six-month trial we will be in a good position to determine how many e-scooters will fit in the Hamilton market, the optimum number of providers and the areas of operation, including restricted areas.
“Safety is our number one priority and we’ll be working closely with Lime and any other providers coming to the city to monitor compliance and ensure the code of practice is upheld.
“We’ll also be delivering a city-wide education campaign over the coming weeks to compliment the user training provided at the time of hire.”

www.hamiltonratepayers.com...

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1 day ago

Stay off my driveway it's not a public carpark

Emily from Nawton

I close my front gates when I finish work each day I seem to be getting some cheeky buggars who think it's ok to open up my big front gates in the afternoon and leave their cars parked on my driveway whislt they go and collect their kid from Nawton Primary School and blocking my entrance from… View moreI close my front gates when I finish work each day I seem to be getting some cheeky buggars who think it's ok to open up my big front gates in the afternoon and leave their cars parked on my driveway whislt they go and collect their kid from Nawton Primary School and blocking my entrance from getting in to my place and my neighbor's place I share my driveway with my neighbor, from now on I'll be contacting William Salvage tow trucks to remove them off my property, I should not have to padlock my front gate.

2 hours ago

‘Spirit of Art/Art of Spirit’: A month-long celebration of the Sacred Nature of Creativity

Todd from Hillcrest

EarthDiverse, the Waikato Interfaith Council, Artmakers Trust and the University of Waikato’s Ecumenical Chaplain’s Office are pleased to announce a a series of talks, readings, music and dance performances, practical workshops and an ongoing exhibition devoted to the theme of Art and … View moreEarthDiverse, the Waikato Interfaith Council, Artmakers Trust and the University of Waikato’s Ecumenical Chaplain’s Office are pleased to announce a a series of talks, readings, music and dance performances, practical workshops and an ongoing exhibition devoted to the theme of Art and Spirituality to be held between 24th August and 30th September.

What: a month-long series of events that include an art exhibition, music and dance performances, poetry readings, talks, seminars and practical workshops on the theme of Art and Spirituality.

When: 24 August through 30 September 2019

Where: Lady Goodfellow Chapel, University of Waikato, Gate 1, Knighton Road, Hamilton; and Artmakers Trust, 2 Seddon Road, Hamilton

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14 hours ago

Are you a real estate agent?

Stuff

Want to reach more buyers? With Showcase Plus you can harness the reach of Stuff and Neighbourly. Your listing will be featured on the Stuff and Neighbourly websites and apps.

Showcase Plus displays your listing to a relevant geographic audience. The property will be exposed to as many potential… View more
Want to reach more buyers? With Showcase Plus you can harness the reach of Stuff and Neighbourly. Your listing will be featured on the Stuff and Neighbourly websites and apps.

Showcase Plus displays your listing to a relevant geographic audience. The property will be exposed to as many potential buyers as possible to drive the best sales result.

Potential buyers will click straight through to your listing on your website to see detailed property information.

Email realestate@stuff.co.nz to find out more about using Showcase Plus to promote your listings.
Learn more

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7 days ago

FAST TRAIN TO AUCKLAND - This is the next step - 160Km/h

Rudi from Hamilton Lake

#FASTRAIL BETWEEN #HAMILTON AND #AUCKLAND IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME - One hour to Britomart Station (NZ Herald) - I suspect something similar to the train in the picture

A business case will test the feasibility of a train that could complete the 125km trip in half the current time.
It Transport … View more
#FASTRAIL BETWEEN #HAMILTON AND #AUCKLAND IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME - One hour to Britomart Station (NZ Herald) - I suspect something similar to the train in the picture

A business case will test the feasibility of a train that could complete the 125km trip in half the current time.
It Transport Minister Phil Twyford said Cabinet approved an investigation to the viability of a rapid rail connection getting between the two cities.
The study is expected to be completed next year.
Twyford said it would look at "160km/h, modern tilt trains that would connect Hamilton with Auckland's downtown Britomart station in an hour".
"That would effectively unite these two incredibly important labour markets, opening up the growth potential in both places and that could have huge spinoffs.
"My hope is that we can work steadily towards that in the next few years."
Twyford said until the business case and costings were complete, he would not put a timeframe on it.
He said a regular train commuter service between Hamilton and Auckland, due to start in the middle of next year, was an important starting point in improving the link between the two cities.

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1 day ago

What's On: Santa's Workshop

Brett from Hamilton East

Learn how to make wooden toys each Thursday in September on a keep one, leave one for the Salvation Army to give away basis. $30 fee. Phone Arie 0226744347
Santa's Workshop
  • Hamilton Men's Shed
1 day ago

❗ GIVEAWAY ❗

The Team from New Zealand Red Cross

Fun fact… it’s 537 steps up Baldwin Street in Dunedin – that means you’d have to walk up it almost 19 times to get 10,000 steps! Thanks to Hannah, our legendary Community Fundraising Coordinator for stepping up to the challenge.

We still have plenty of New Zealand Red Cross Cups to give … View more
Fun fact… it’s 537 steps up Baldwin Street in Dunedin – that means you’d have to walk up it almost 19 times to get 10,000 steps! Thanks to Hannah, our legendary Community Fundraising Coordinator for stepping up to the challenge.

We still have plenty of New Zealand Red Cross Cups to give away. All you need to do is sign up to Red Cross Journey, be one of the first 100 participants to raise $100 and we’ll send you a KeepCup!

Red Cross Journey is our annual fundraising step challenge - with a difference. Walk 10,000 steps a day for 21 days and learn about the journey of someone involved with Red Cross while raising funds to help people in need.

For more information or to make a donation, visit: www.redcrossjourney.org.nz...

Thank you for your support.

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1 day ago

Podcast With Waikato Regional Council Candidate William Durning

Reece from Nawton

Hey everyone,

With the elections in full swing it seems the Hamilton elections are overshadowing the other important election the Waikato Regional Council. I sat down and chatted with candidate William Durning about the Waikato Regional Council as well as topics of interest. Give it a listen be … View more
Hey everyone,

With the elections in full swing it seems the Hamilton elections are overshadowing the other important election the Waikato Regional Council. I sat down and chatted with candidate William Durning about the Waikato Regional Council as well as topics of interest. Give it a listen be sure to use the timestamps!!

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1 day ago

Make a bold statement...

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hamilton Central

Add personality to your floors with this simple diamond design creating using two Resene colours and a clear finish.

Perfect for your hallway or other smaller areas in your home that need brightening up.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find … View more
Add personality to your floors with this simple diamond design creating using two Resene colours and a clear finish.

Perfect for your hallway or other smaller areas in your home that need brightening up.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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1 day ago

INVESTOR'S DREAM, HOSPITAL LOCATION

The Team from Neighbourly Property

Calling astute investors wanting a property in the perfect location for easy access to Waikato and Braemar Hospitals. The interior of this home is super tidy, with a modern kitchen and an open plan living/dining zone. The 2 double bedrooms are serviced by a large bathroom, and the house is kept … View moreCalling astute investors wanting a property in the perfect location for easy access to Waikato and Braemar Hospitals. The interior of this home is super tidy, with a modern kitchen and an open plan living/dining zone. The 2 double bedrooms are serviced by a large bathroom, and the house is kept comfortable with a heatpump and up-to-date insulation. There is good off-street parking including a single garage, and the section is generously sized with a fenced private backyard. Currently being rented for $395p/w, the tenants are fantastic and would love to stay. It doesn't get much easier than this, so call Stephen and Simone for your private viewing today.

2 days ago

Where are the best property deals?

Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

The region (and city) you choose to invest in can drastically impact your future returns.

That's why, once you decide to invest in NZ's property market, your next step is to question which region you should park your money in.

To read more about where the best property … View more
Hey neighbours,

The region (and city) you choose to invest in can drastically impact your future returns.

That's why, once you decide to invest in NZ's property market, your next step is to question which region you should park your money in.

To read more about where the best property deals might be click here.

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1 day ago

AMI, sharing community kindness!

AMI Insurance - Head office

When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.

After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and … View more
When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.

After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and Zane formed a lasting friendship with Benny’s owner, Matt Newman-Hall. “What Zane did is incredible … I find it really amazing that someone was willing to go that far for a complete stranger,” he says.

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.

#OurKindaKindness
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1 day ago

Thousands of Kiwis given a helping hand

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who supported Colgate-Palmolive's recent appeal! Thanks to the generosity of Colgate- Palmolive and Countdown shoppers, more than 10,000 toiletries and household cleaning items have been donated to Salvation Army foodbanks around the country.

Jono … View more
We want to say a big thank you to everyone who supported Colgate-Palmolive's recent appeal! Thanks to the generosity of Colgate- Palmolive and Countdown shoppers, more than 10,000 toiletries and household cleaning items have been donated to Salvation Army foodbanks around the country.

Jono Bell, Territorial Director of The Salvation Army’s Community Ministries says the items are essential to help people stay healthy in the winter period. These include personal and oral hygiene items, along with cleaning products for the home.

Colgate-Palmolive also donated $10,000 to The Salvation Army’s transitional housing programme in Porirua which helps vulnerable mothers and their children with housing and wrap around support.

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