Newstead, Hamilton

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28 days ago

Just a thought

Dianne from Hamilton East

We are often told that every child must have caring loving, supportive parents.....in particular the mother is hailed as THAT parent. But more often than society would have us believe, some mothers find maternity stressful and lack the ability to bond and nurture, some are unable to show concern … View moreWe are often told that every child must have caring loving, supportive parents.....in particular the mother is hailed as THAT parent. But more often than society would have us believe, some mothers find maternity stressful and lack the ability to bond and nurture, some are unable to show concern empathy and love toward their child and the child misses that invaluable bond.
However, did you know that research, shows time and time again, that a child, a baby, a teen, needs JUST ONE AVAILABLE ADULT in its life to become its optimal best, emotionally, physically and mentally. It does not need to be a parent. So don't despair, YOU can become that person! Be it a grandparent, caregiver, teacher, extended family member. You can make a difference.

13 days ago

Who's setting off fireworks tonight?! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’ฅ

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Fireworks are a ton of fun but carry real risks that need to be taken seriously. If you plan on lighting some here's some tips to keep everyone in your community safe and happy.

โŒ 1. Never light fireworks in dry or windy conditions.

๐Ÿ”ฅ 2. Only use fireworks in wide open areas, away from … View more
Fireworks are a ton of fun but carry real risks that need to be taken seriously. If you plan on lighting some here's some tips to keep everyone in your community safe and happy.

โŒ 1. Never light fireworks in dry or windy conditions.

๐Ÿ”ฅ 2. Only use fireworks in wide open areas, away from flammable items such as trees, grasses, gas tanks, and wood.

๐Ÿ’ฆ 3. Keep a bucket of water or hose nearby.

๐Ÿ‘ง 4. Children should never light fireworks themselves and need to be supervised closely at all times.

๐Ÿงฐ 5. Keep all unlit fireworks in a secure bag or container away from any source of fire until they are ready to be used.

๐Ÿ“ž 6. Be considerate and let neighbours know if you're planning to set off fireworks. Aim to finish at a reasonable time.

๐Ÿฑ 7. Keep pets comfortable and secure inside. The loud booms and flashing lights can easily scare them off.

๐Ÿฎ 8. Avoid lighting off fireworks around farm animals and be aware of any newborns or elderly neighbours who may also be affected. If possible, change locations to somewhere that minimises any disturbances.

๐ŸŒฟ 9. Be a tidy Kiwi and let's work together to keep New Zealand beautiful! Clean up any any rubbish and leave your spot better than you found it.

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14 days ago

Chair

Rick from Hillcrest

Comfortable but the up- lift -down doesn't work.

Price: $5

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14 days ago

Poll: When do you start Christmas shopping?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Christmas coming up next month, it could be time to start thinking about gift shopping!

Are you one of those lucky people who can whip together some cool gift ideas a few days before, or are you prepared months in advance? When do you start your Christmas shopping? Vote in the poll below.

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When do you start Christmas shopping?
  • 37.1% I start a few months before
    37.1% Complete
  • 23.2% I leave it until the last minute
    23.2% Complete
  • 37.1% Gifts aren't a priority for me
    37.1% Complete
  • 2.6% I do gift shopping on boxing day
    2.6% Complete
1323 votes
14 days ago

We have our winner of the NZ House & Garden House Tours double pass!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

Congratulations to our winner! They'll be heading to the Bay of Islands in February 2020 to attend the House Tour and hopefully partake in some of these awesome activities ๐ŸŒธ Thank you to all who entered - all of your local hotspots sound amazing and we can't wait to experience some … View moreCongratulations to our winner! They'll be heading to the Bay of Islands in February 2020 to attend the House Tour and hopefully partake in some of these awesome activities ๐ŸŒธ Thank you to all who entered - all of your local hotspots sound amazing and we can't wait to experience some next year! If you're yet to secure your tickets for the House Tours, you can do so here: www.nzhouseandgardentours.co.nz...

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15 days ago

Weโ€™re giving a Waikato business a $20k megaphone.

2degrees

Hi Neighbours,

2degrees is all about fighting for fair which is why weโ€™re giving one local business a $20,000 advertising package. Apply before 20th November at 2degrees.nz/ShopLocal

T&Cs apply.
Apply now

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20 days ago

SPARK DATA

Debi from Hamilton East

we have been a spark customer for over 2 years. since the start of the WRC in japan we noticed a spike in our data usage in the short space of 2 weeks. we have been on a 20GB plan and have seldom if ever been over 10GB but suddenly we started receiving emails telling us we have requested an upgrade… View morewe have been a spark customer for over 2 years. since the start of the WRC in japan we noticed a spike in our data usage in the short space of 2 weeks. we have been on a 20GB plan and have seldom if ever been over 10GB but suddenly we started receiving emails telling us we have requested an upgrade to 60GB. we were then sent an email saying we had reached our 20GB quota and would be charged $10 for an extra 10GB. we have been on the phone to the Philippines all last week complaining about it but no one from spark has replied. attached is the snags we took of our usage over the long weekend while our modem was unplugged as was requested by spark. they still will not reply. how is it that we are being charged data download when our modem is unplugged and our computers are off? I suggest everyone who is with spark or skinny check their usage history.

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