Queenwood, Hamilton

14 hours ago

Lock-outs, blockades as bus driver pay dispute escalates

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Did anyone try catching a bus today?
A pay dispute between Waikato bus drivers and Go Bus has escalated after 20 months of negotiations.
Buses were running on a Saturday schedule during Monday's protests.
The situation escalated when First Union members announced the wouldn't take fares … View more
Did anyone try catching a bus today?
A pay dispute between Waikato bus drivers and Go Bus has escalated after 20 months of negotiations.
Buses were running on a Saturday schedule during Monday's protests.
The situation escalated when First Union members announced the wouldn't take fares on Waikato urban routes on Monday.
Go Bus said it would lock out workers and operate reduced services.
Drivers then blocked buses at the Transport Centre and Higgins Rd depot. They've said protests will continue as long as workers are locked out.
Read more here.

5 hours ago

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8 hours ago

Trademe Listing: Millano Cot and Accessories

Jess from Pukete

Selling Cot as no longer needed and is taking up room. As new, used for one child, comes from smokefree house. comes with mattress, blankets, sheets and mattress protectors. Item must go, check out listing on trademe.

www.trademe.co.nz...

Negotiable

14 hours ago

Lock-outs, blockades as bus driver pay dispute escalates

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Did anyone try catching a bus today?
A pay dispute between Waikato bus drivers and Go Bus has escalated after 20 months of negotiations.
Buses were running on a Saturday schedule during Monday's protests.
The situation escalated when First Union members announced the wouldn't take fares … View more
Did anyone try catching a bus today?
A pay dispute between Waikato bus drivers and Go Bus has escalated after 20 months of negotiations.
Buses were running on a Saturday schedule during Monday's protests.
The situation escalated when First Union members announced the wouldn't take fares on Waikato urban routes on Monday.
Go Bus said it would lock out workers and operate reduced services.
Drivers then blocked buses at the Transport Centre and Higgins Rd depot. They've said protests will continue as long as workers are locked out.
Read more here.

15 hours ago

Methamphetamine seizure

Social Media Advisor from New Zealand Police

Four people have been arrested and more than a kilogram of methamphetamine, $100,000 in cash and firearms have been seized, following an ongoing investigation into an Asian organised crime syndicate in Auckland.

More here: bit.ly...

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3 days ago

GARDEN SHED - Wanted to buy.

Hazel from Chartwell

Medium size Garden Shed. Please send details to:
 meandim12@gmail.com

20 hours ago

Will you be affected by today's bus strike?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

New temporary schedules confirmed by Waikato Regional Council this afternoon will see regional buses operate as normal and Hamilton’s peak bus services continue too. However, there will be reduced frequency across the Hamilton network during the off peak as a result of industrial action by Go Bus… View moreNew temporary schedules confirmed by Waikato Regional Council this afternoon will see regional buses operate as normal and Hamilton’s peak bus services continue too. However, there will be reduced frequency across the Hamilton network during the off peak as a result of industrial action by Go Bus drivers starting today (Monday(

The 20 Cambridge, 21 Northern Connector, 22 Morrinsville/Paeroa, 23 Raglan and 24 Te Awamutu will operate as normal.

All Hamilton services, including the Orbiter, will run to reduced timetables. Most of the busiest peak time services will be operated at or close to their normal times.

However, buses in the middle of the day and evenings will run to a reduced frequency, with many going hourly instead of every half hour. Read more here

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1 day ago

Garden Diary 2019 early bird offer!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Use the diary to keep track of your garden’s progress throughout the seasons. Record what you’ve sown, grown and harvested each month, and plan ahead with timely checklists of key garden chores for beginners and expert gardeners. It's also packed with handy horticultural hints, … View moreUse the diary to keep track of your garden’s progress throughout the seasons. Record what you’ve sown, grown and harvested each month, and plan ahead with timely checklists of key garden chores for beginners and expert gardeners. It's also packed with handy horticultural hints, troubleshooting tips and delicious seasonal recipes so you can make the most of your homegrown harvests. Order before the official on-sale date for $11.90 (save $4). Early bird special price runs until November 25, 2018.

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2 days ago

A big thank you to you, our customers!

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16 days ago

Guy Fawkes AGAIN!!!!

Mary from Horsham Downs

Thanks for the warning neighbours, just had to rescue my horses from their paddock after inconsiderate persons once again not letting people in their area know what their plans are to scare innocent animals with such an archaic practice. Please if you are one of these people that must waste your … View moreThanks for the warning neighbours, just had to rescue my horses from their paddock after inconsiderate persons once again not letting people in their area know what their plans are to scare innocent animals with such an archaic practice. Please if you are one of these people that must waste your money, let your neighbours know the date and time you intend to do this.

3 days ago

Record breaking cocaine seizure

Social Media Advisor from New Zealand Police

A joint international operation involving Australian Federal Police and New Zealand Customs Service has resulted in the arrest of a 41-year-old Sydney man and the seizure of approximately 190kg of cocaine making it New Zealand's largest cocaine seizure.

On Monday, 20 August 2018, a container … View more
A joint international operation involving Australian Federal Police and New Zealand Customs Service has resulted in the arrest of a 41-year-old Sydney man and the seizure of approximately 190kg of cocaine making it New Zealand's largest cocaine seizure.

On Monday, 20 August 2018, a container listed as a shipment of bananas arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, on a vessel from Balboa, Panama.

New Zealand Customs and Police inspected the container and found five duffel bags on top of the banana boxes, which contained 190 blocks of cocaine each weighing around a kilogram that had been wrapped in packaging tape.

🍌 B-A-N-A-N-A-S! 🍌

Anyone who wants to report illegal drug activity can contact their nearest Police station or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

More here: www.police.govt.nz...

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3 days ago

Safer roads start with you.

The Team from Hamilton City Council

We want to make sure our busy roads are as safe as possible – and need your help.

We want the right speeds on the right roads and would love your thoughts on our ideas for how we can better manage speed in Hamilton and also where in the city you think speeds aren't right.

Share your … View more
We want to make sure our busy roads are as safe as possible – and need your help.

We want the right speeds on the right roads and would love your thoughts on our ideas for how we can better manage speed in Hamilton and also where in the city you think speeds aren't right.

Share your views at yourideas.hamilton.govt.nz
Find out more!

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3 days ago

Hospital midwives strike

Andre Chivell from Waikato District Health Board

Hospital midwives strike
Important notice for pregnant women
Hospital midwives at Waikato, Thames and Tokoroa hospitals who are members of the MERAS union have issued a notice to strike

When: Twice a day for two hours for two weeks starting Thursday 22 November
Where: Waikato, Thames and … View more
Hospital midwives strike
Important notice for pregnant women
Hospital midwives at Waikato, Thames and Tokoroa hospitals who are members of the MERAS union have issued a notice to strike

When: Twice a day for two hours for two weeks starting Thursday 22 November
Where: Waikato, Thames and Tokoroa hospitals

This does not affect Lead Maternity Carers (LMCs).

Our priority is the safety of our mothers and their babies and we have plans in place to ensure women can access the services they need and are kept safe during the strike.

No women will be turned away from our delivery suite.

We expect the main impact on our maternity services to be the postponement of some ante-natal clinics. We will contact those patients directly.

If you have concerns or questions please contact Healthline on
0800 611 611

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4 days ago

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Practice Manager from Rototuna Optometrists Ltd

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See in store for more details. … View more
Do you need to update your glasses, or simply get around to booking an eye examination.
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4 days ago
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