34 days ago

We Say/You Say: trans-Tasman Bubble

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi Hamilton!

After more than a year of closed borders, Australians and New Zealanders will soon be able to jet-hop between countries after the government announced that the trans-Tasman travel bubble will be operational from April 19.

With quarantine-free travel now possible, are you more likely to head across the Tasman or travel domestically?

Fronting Australian media yesterday, Jacinda Ardern not only spoke of the excitement of families being able to be reunited, but also pitched New Zealand tourist activities to Australian viewers.

"If there is a hot spot in one of the states of Australia we may just act in the same way that another state would ... Just prepare that there may be disruptions, but what better place in the world to be stuck. Am I right?," she said.

The trans-Tasman bubble will operate on a three tier basis: Continue, Pause and Suspend. If there are a few cases in Australia linked to the border, quarantine-free travel will continue. Travel may be paused for 72 hours if there are rogue community cases and in the instance of a state or nationwide lockdown, travel will be suspended.

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2 hours ago

Book Discussion Group formation and invite

Graeme from Chartwell

We are a group of three recent arrivals to the great city of Hamilton and would like to form a book discussion group under the auspices of the New Zealand Book Discussion Service ( BDS ). So far we have four people interested and would like the group to be around 8 to 10 in size.
If you need to know more, please go to www.bds.org.nz... to find out more about this wonderful service and it’s protocols for operating a book group in our community.

If you would like to be in this new Hamilton based group please send me something about yourself, your interests, book group experience and you contact details.
We are happy to coordinate the group set up and facilitate the first meeting and take it from there
Regards
Graeme Ludemann

9 hours ago

MEET THE VRS TEAM - Veterinary Referral Services❤️

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

Most of you may know that located within the Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre building is Veterinary Referral Services (VRS), which receives companion pet referral cases from their primary Veterinarians all over the Waikato. These patients require care that is complex, or requires skills and equipment that is beyond the function of their primary vet.

The team comprises of;

🐕Veterinary Surgeon Dr Ian Millward BVSc (Dist.), Cert. SA Surgery, MMedVet SA Surgery (Dist.)Vet

🐈‍⬛Referral Nurse & Administrator Sarah Wilson DVN, RVN

🐩Vet Referral Administrator Linley Herbert CVN

🐈Vet Referral Nurse Leeann Ruddell DVN, RVN

Changes are on the horizon for the Vet Referral team with work beginning on a newly built clinic attached to the rear of our building. Not only will it mean changes for the VRS team but our Hamilton Small Animal Vets Centre will now expand into the space left behind, creating a more dynamic, up to date and spacious work area. We will keep you posted with pictures and updates, watch this space!!

www.hamiltonvets.co.nz... www.vetreferral.co.nz...

J
3 days ago

Missing Posts

Jeff from Saint Andrews

Neighbourly is looking too boring, where are the Council & Government Posts from the good Neighbourly people? Neighbourly needs to have these posts so we all can voice our peace on them. Please put them back in the system.