Pukete, Hamilton

6 days ago

Poll: Is there still a place for marmalade in your kitchen... and your heart?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Once upon a time, marmalade on toast was a winter staple. In our upcoming July issue though, gardening guru Lynda Hallinan says marmalade is in danger of extinction because fewer and fewer people are buying, making or eating it! So tell us: Do you still like marmalade? Yes or no, don't forget …View moreOnce upon a time, marmalade on toast was a winter staple. In our upcoming July issue though, gardening guru Lynda Hallinan says marmalade is in danger of extinction because fewer and fewer people are buying, making or eating it! So tell us: Do you still like marmalade? Yes or no, don't forget to tell us why.

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Is there still a place for marmalade in your kitchen... and your heart?
  • 79.1% Yum and yes please, I love marmalade!
    79.1% Complete
  • 20.9% No, thank you!
    20.9% Complete
1760 votes
2 days ago

Will you be striking for better pay in the Waikato?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Will you be taking to the streets in your community to strike for better pay? The nurses union has "strongly rejected" a DHB pay and conditions offer and is seeking urgent mediation. That means strikes scheduled for July could still go ahead. Do you support the …View more
Hi neighbours,

Will you be taking to the streets in your community to strike for better pay? The nurses union has "strongly rejected" a DHB pay and conditions offer and is seeking urgent mediation. That means strikes scheduled for July could still go ahead. Do you support the nurses' stance? What do you think of the latest pay offer? Let us know in the replies. Click here to read more.
(If commenting, please add "NFP/not for print" if you do not want your images/comments used on Stuff).

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1 day ago

Wanted Dog Grooming clippers

Russelle from Nawton

Im wanting to buy some good quality clippers.  Must be  in good condition with accessories, Please PM me if you have anything suitable for sale . Cheers

2 days ago

Chiropractor injuries

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi all,

We're working on a story about chiropractors.

Has anyone been injured during treatment? Or do you know somebody who has been?

If so, please email reporter Aaron Leaman at aaron.leaman@stuff.co.nz or call/text 027-480-5020.

Thanks all

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8 hours ago

Ending soon - Winter Sale

Habitat for Humanity from Saint Andrews

Habitat is working towards a world where everyone has a decent place to live, and you can be part of it.
There are two days left of the ReStores once yearly winter sale!
We have great specials in store and are calling for bargain shoppers to support us - Habitat believes in simple, decent …View more
Habitat is working towards a world where everyone has a decent place to live, and you can be part of it.
There are two days left of the ReStores once yearly winter sale!
We have great specials in store and are calling for bargain shoppers to support us - Habitat believes in simple, decent housing that creates a lasting, and positive impact, for communities, across generations.
Get in quick - 29 Bryant Road, Te Rapa.

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5 days ago

Poll: Chokos: what to do with a bumper crop?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Here's a question from a reader of NZ Gardener, Ash in Whangamomona, who wants to know what to do with 100kg of chokos! He's looking for ideas to manage a bumper choko crop. And feel free to share more ideas in the Reply space.

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Chokos: what to do with a bumper crop?
  • 62.5% Give them to your friends
    62.5% Complete
  • 16.7% Give them to your enemies
    16.7% Complete
  • 6.6% Preserve (Reply to tell us how)
    6.6% Complete
  • 14.2% Throw them in your compost
    14.2% Complete
822 votes
2 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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a complete cop out in my opinion suicides will happen and they wont even send flowers

6 days ago

Need a Dr I can get into...

Pam from Nawton

Can anyone recommend a good Dr that doesn,t hve a waiting list a mile long..... I am at Avalon Medical and l see Margaret Parle and as good as she is l just can,t wait 3 or 4 days to get an app to see her. I have major health issues and need to see a Dr asap when needed....So very frustrating. ..

1 day ago

Loungesuite for sale

Jasmine from Nawton

Selling my 3 piece loungesuite. Two armchairs and one 3 seater foldout couch. pickup only - Nawton

$100 ono

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1 day ago

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1 day ago

Indoor & Outdoor Home Services

Amy from Whatawhata

Hi there,

My parents own Inside Out Waikato and currently have spaces available for their lawn mowing, garden maintenance and home cleaning services.

If anyone is on the lookout for regular help or one-off projects, please feel free to get in touch on:

Martin & Sharon McLean
027 776 …View more
Hi there,

My parents own Inside Out Waikato and currently have spaces available for their lawn mowing, garden maintenance and home cleaning services.

If anyone is on the lookout for regular help or one-off projects, please feel free to get in touch on:

Martin & Sharon McLean
027 776 6560
info@insideoutwaikato.co.nz
Facebook: www.facebook.com...

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