Saint Andrews, Hamilton

17 hours 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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7 hours ago

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Showcase Plus displays your listing to a relevant geographic audience. The property will be exposed to as many potential… View more
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15 days ago

“my brother’s keeper”

Paul from Pukete

The archaic expression “my brother’s keeper” connotes taking responsibility for someone else’s actions – fronting up for the consequences of choices that other person made. There is an element of transferred culpability in the phrase. Well, I for one am not wearing it.
Let’s update the… View more
The archaic expression “my brother’s keeper” connotes taking responsibility for someone else’s actions – fronting up for the consequences of choices that other person made. There is an element of transferred culpability in the phrase. Well, I for one am not wearing it.
Let’s update the expression a bit. In the seminal case of Donoghue v Stevenson 1932, Lord Atkin elaborated on the notion of the ‘duty of care’. The duty of care makes us our “brother’s keeper” to a certain extent. It means acting with due consideration to avoid injuring others. Failure to exercise due care amounts to negligence, which makes us liable for any resultant injury. In international law, the duty of care arises in various situations including that of a sea captain upon encountering a distress call from a vessel in need of assistance. The captain who ignores such a call is failing in his/her duty of care as outlined in the Convention on the Law of the Sea. But it does not mean encouraging people to place their lives in peril at sea in the expectation of being picked up and being relocated in another, better country
Recall the furore in NZ over schools feeding kids because their parents can’t be bothered giving them breakfast or ensuring that they can have a decent lunch. And it’s all our fault, especially where those kids are members of a certain ethnic group, so we have to make it right. But why should I, as taxpayer, finance the culpable negligence of irresponsible parents towards the children they chose to bring into the world? What should be happening is action being taken against negligent parents. They are the ones in breach of the duty of care, not you and me.
I take my duty of care very seriously. I will exercise my democratic right to try to bring about laws that will hold people to account for the choices they make where those have an adverse impact on others, particularly their dependents. I will exert what political influence I have to try to make Western powers hold the governing elites of developing countries to account for the mismanagement and corruption they preside over that ruin the lives of so many of their citizens (see my article “Donald Trump’s new geopolitical designation”, Breaking Views 3 Feb 2018).
What my duty of care does not entail is relieving others of their duty of care, be they individuals or governments. Unless circumstances intervene that make it impossible for those in question to fulfil their duty of care, such as serious illness or armed insurrection respectively, I will not take on the role of their, or their dependents’, ‘keeper’.
Charity starts at home, and so does the duty of care. My duty of care does not entail compromising my national sovereignty by circumventing my country’s immigration laws and letting in hordes of illegal migrants to subsequently see them turning parts of my cities into ghettos and queue-jumping my own needy people for much-needed social services ,. I will be the ‘keeper’ of genuine refugees (i.e. those fleeing war or persecution) while they need asylum but I will send them back home once the threat that drove them out has subsided. As for the fake refugees – the majority of them – I will pack them straight back to where they came from. My duty of care stops at seeing them safely onto a home-bound ship or aircraft.
There are those who say that I lack compassion. I don’t agree. My compassion manifests itself through addressing the core problems rather than mealy-mouthing over those and sticking a band-aid over them while the underlying sores fester and spread.
Unless my ‘brother’ is totally inept and incapable of making rational choices, I am most certainly not his ‘keeper’. I have a duty of care towards him, but I will not accept the burden of his responsibility by taking on any liability arising from his freely made choices
.Barend Vlaardingerbroek: To what extent am I “my brother’s keeper”?
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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.

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12 hours ago

Job

Davinder from Maeroa

Hi Neighbors,

Hard-working, outgoing, excellent communication and well-organized person looking to change my career. I have around 7 years customer service experience face to face and over the phone in a restaurant, bar, bank and event management company. I have bachelor degree in business … View more
Hi Neighbors,

Hard-working, outgoing, excellent communication and well-organized person looking to change my career. I have around 7 years customer service experience face to face and over the phone in a restaurant, bar, bank and event management company. I have bachelor degree in business management and finance. I have strong knowledge of accounts and management with entry level experience. Please pm me if anyone has any opportunity or know the job in Hamilton.

Thank You
Regards
Davinder

15 hours ago

Subscribe to our free ezine Get Growing!

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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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
18 hours 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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21 hours 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 Te Rapa

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
1 day 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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3 days ago

Does Hamilton need a $79.3m theatre?

The team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi neighbours - the theatre, set to be situated on Victoria Street, will be an "enabler for economic development", and will be shared with meeting rooms, a restaurant/cafe and five star hotel.

What do you think of this investment? Is it what Hamilton needs or should money be allocated … View more
Hi neighbours - the theatre, set to be situated on Victoria Street, will be an "enabler for economic development", and will be shared with meeting rooms, a restaurant/cafe and five star hotel.

What do you think of this investment? Is it what Hamilton needs or should money be allocated elsewhere first?
Read more here

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4 days ago

Does Hamilton need a $79.3m theatre?

Kendra Stone Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours - the theatre, set to be situated on Victoria Street, will be an "enabler for economic development", and will be shared with meeting rooms, a restaurant/cafe and five star hotel.

What do you think of this investment? Is it what Hamilton needs or should money be allocated … View more
Hi neighbours - the theatre, set to be situated on Victoria Street, will be an "enabler for economic development", and will be shared with meeting rooms, a restaurant/cafe and five star hotel.

What do you think of this investment? Is it what Hamilton needs or should money be allocated elsewhere first? Read more here

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1 day ago

Judge Ye By Thy Looks

The Team from Neighbourly Property

Welcome to 48 Waiwherowhero Drive... in a location that even the owners don't want to move out of. From the street this lovely brick 3 bedroom home looks perfect.... upon entering,you'll see that she needs a facelift from the insides. With features such as heatpumps, gas … View moreWelcome to 48 Waiwherowhero Drive... in a location that even the owners don't want to move out of. From the street this lovely brick 3 bedroom home looks perfect.... upon entering,you'll see that she needs a facelift from the insides. With features such as heatpumps, gas heating/hotwater/cooking, large seperate lounge, ensuite, walk-in-wardrobe, DVS system, and locking gates... you'll be smitten once you've painted, carpeted, modernised. This is the first time that the home has been offered up for sale. Built in 1998. The owners have new plans, and are keen to get moving. They always sell fast in this popular neighbourhood, so make sure you don't hesitate viewing. Call Lisa Sigley on 021722281 to view today.

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