Silverdale, Hamilton

3 hours ago

Wondering what's the latest on the Sleepyhead development?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

A massive company town development that would allow bedmaker Sleepyhead to move its workforce out of Auckland to Waikato has hit a snag... over where to put the poo.

The inability to hook up to a fully compliant Huntly wastewater treatment plant could slow progress at … View more
A massive company town development that would allow bedmaker Sleepyhead to move its workforce out of Auckland to Waikato has hit a snag... over where to put the poo.

The inability to hook up to a fully compliant Huntly wastewater treatment plant could slow progress at Sleepyhead Estate’s major Ohinewai industrial and housing development site, a local councillor warns.

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13 hours ago

Minimalist Design in Apartment Living

The Team from Ryman Healthcare

Ryman’s Charles Upham Retirement Village resident Di is a former fashion designer, artist and self-confessed shoe hoarder who travels, still paints and has stamped her eclectic minimalist style on her apartment.

She gives us her top 3 design tips on how she’s turned her space into a … View more
Ryman’s Charles Upham Retirement Village resident Di is a former fashion designer, artist and self-confessed shoe hoarder who travels, still paints and has stamped her eclectic minimalist style on her apartment.

She gives us her top 3 design tips on how she’s turned her space into a beautiful home.
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13 hours ago

South African Cuisine

Picklelicious NZ

Come and visit our Foodtruck for some South African Cuisine
✅Lamb Bunny Chow + carrot salad
✅Lamb Curry & Rice + carrot salad
✅Beans Bunny Chow + carrot salad
NB We serve our Bunny Chows deconstructed on request.
Call 📞or Text us on 027 6235000 for any preorders

Fridays - 1.00 … View more
Come and visit our Foodtruck for some South African Cuisine
✅Lamb Bunny Chow + carrot salad
✅Lamb Curry & Rice + carrot salad
✅Beans Bunny Chow + carrot salad
NB We serve our Bunny Chows deconstructed on request.
Call 📞or Text us on 027 6235000 for any preorders

Fridays - 1.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Saturdays - 12.00 - 5.30 pm
102 Westerham Drive, Dannemora
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13 hours ago

Hi, what's your name?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We want to get to know our neighbours and we think you do too!

Simply share a little about yourself on the Know Thy Neighbour page and others will follow suit (you could also win one of our 10 x $50 Prezzy® cards!).

Are you the go-to person for baking advice (and a cup of sugar!) or have … View more
We want to get to know our neighbours and we think you do too!

Simply share a little about yourself on the Know Thy Neighbour page and others will follow suit (you could also win one of our 10 x $50 Prezzy® cards!).

Are you the go-to person for baking advice (and a cup of sugar!) or have some computer skills that you're happy to share? We'd love to know.

Whether you're looking for others to join you on your walks, or just wanting to know more about your neighbours, go ahead and introduce yourself.
Get Involved

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2 hours ago

Turn downsizing stress into strength

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

Downsizing can open the door to a new stage of your life that is rich in opportunity. However, it can be a daunting prospect. If you are embarking on a new chapter of life, the thought of shedding familiar possessions can feel even more stressful. This can be true even if the life changes are a … View moreDownsizing can open the door to a new stage of your life that is rich in opportunity. However, it can be a daunting prospect. If you are embarking on a new chapter of life, the thought of shedding familiar possessions can feel even more stressful. This can be true even if the life changes are a good thing, such as a move to somewhere you will love to live.

Once you understand why you have this feeling, you can reframe it as creating a new environment that will support your present life while reminding you of your best experiences.

Click read more for the full article.

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3 hours ago

Have you ever been to a Kāinga Ora info session?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Paea King is friends with some of her Kāinga Ora neighbours, but others have held noisy 4am weeknight parties or siphoned her petrol.

So the Bader resident of more than 50 years is worried about potential new faces when a new state housing development pops up over the fence - but an information… View more
Paea King is friends with some of her Kāinga Ora neighbours, but others have held noisy 4am weeknight parties or siphoned her petrol.

So the Bader resident of more than 50 years is worried about potential new faces when a new state housing development pops up over the fence - but an information session didn't provide much.

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3 hours ago

Poll: Would you use a Picton-Blenheim Saturday bus?

Jennifer Eder Reporter from Marlborough Express

The Marlborough District Council plans to trial a Saturday bus between Picton and Blenheim, in response to feedback from Picton residents wanting to visit the new Blenheim library. It would leave Waikawa Bay at 9am and 1pm, and Blenheim's Seymour St at 10.10am and 2pm.

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Would you use a Picton-Blenheim Saturday bus?
  • 20% Yes
    20% Complete
  • 40% No
    40% Complete
  • 40% Maybe
    40% Complete
5 votes
3 hours ago

Were you following Manta5's progress?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

A Waikato company behind a world first water e-bike appears to have sunk, with its directors putting it into voluntary liquidation.

Manta5 directors on Monday released a statement saying they had appointed Paul Manning and Jessica Kellow from BDO as administrators to investigate the company’s … View more
A Waikato company behind a world first water e-bike appears to have sunk, with its directors putting it into voluntary liquidation.

Manta5 directors on Monday released a statement saying they had appointed Paul Manning and Jessica Kellow from BDO as administrators to investigate the company’s financials and put forward recommendations.

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15 days ago

Poll: Do you think workers are taking up too many CBD parks?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Central city businesses are losing shoppers because workers fill up all the car parks, a Hamilton retailer says.

The “P” word came up when Hamilton City Council met with members of the Hamilton Central Business Association last week - and … View more
Central city businesses are losing shoppers because workers fill up all the car parks, a Hamilton retailer says.

The “P” word came up when Hamilton City Council met with members of the Hamilton Central Business Association last week - and a councillor told retailers worried about parking changes to make themselves more attractive to customers.

Do you agree with retailer Barry Radford of Hanrad Bespoke Rugs, who says more parking buildings for workers are needed?

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Do you think workers are taking up too many CBD parks?
  • 72.5% Yes
    72.5% Complete
  • 24.6% No
    24.6% Complete
  • 2.9% Other - explain in the comments
    2.9% Complete
69 votes
1 day ago

Greenpark Village & Terence Kennedy House

Greenview Park Village

Live life blissfully in a safe community where we provide comfort, security and freedom.

Greenview Park boasts a panoramic view of the Glengarry ridgeline and is set amidst tranquil, landscaped gardens. With indoor and outdoor facilities as well as planned group activities, you’ll find it easy… View more
Live life blissfully in a safe community where we provide comfort, security and freedom.

Greenview Park boasts a panoramic view of the Glengarry ridgeline and is set amidst tranquil, landscaped gardens. With indoor and outdoor facilities as well as planned group activities, you’ll find it easy to make friends! Here at Greenview Park Village, we’ve created a homely environment designed with you in mind.

With a total of 72 homes on-site, we have 15 apartments, 16 one-bedroom homes, and 41 two-bedroom villas, all including optional services. Terence Kennedy House is our on-site hospital providing holistic care to residents.
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8 days ago

What do you think of this new cycleway?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

People are being warned not to park on a newly built cycleway in west Hamilton if they don’t want to be fined.

Construction is underway on a revamped protected cycleway on Rifle Range Road to help link Dinsdale, Frankton to Maeroa and Forest Lake.

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1 day ago

Anzac Day

Anzac Day

There are opportunities across the motu for the public to come together to mark Anzac Day this year.

National Anzac Day events include the Dawn Service at 6.00am and the National Commemorative Service at 11.00am (both at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington), and the Atatürk Memorial … View more
There are opportunities across the motu for the public to come together to mark Anzac Day this year.

National Anzac Day events include the Dawn Service at 6.00am and the National Commemorative Service at 11.00am (both at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington), and the Atatürk Memorial Service at 2.30pm in Strathmore, Wellington. The Dawn Service and National Commemorative Service will be broadcast live by TVNZ 1 and RNZ National.

For those wanting to join the Anzac Day parade at the Dawn Service, veterans are asked to assemble on Tasman Street by 5.30am.

The Atatürk Memorial Service in Strathmore will include a wreath-laying ceremony. A shuttle service will be running from Bowes Crescent carpark to the memorial site for anyone who may require assistance accessing the site.

For more information about Anzac Day, visit the Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage website or see the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Facebook page.

To find out about events in your local community, visit the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association’s website or get in touch with your local council.
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2 days ago

Have you seen a fire engine go over a raised platform?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

Traffic calming measures are delaying response times for fire crews and putting lives at risk, a group of frontline Hamilton firefighters say.

Last month Hamilton City Council slammed the brakes on a number of not-yet contracted roading projects that would have installed more raised platforms … View more
Traffic calming measures are delaying response times for fire crews and putting lives at risk, a group of frontline Hamilton firefighters say.

Last month Hamilton City Council slammed the brakes on a number of not-yet contracted roading projects that would have installed more raised platforms and in-lane bus stops across the city after a “tsunami” of push-back from the public.

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1 day ago

The Building Guys

The Team from The Building Guys

Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to … View more
Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to do every job right. Our team follows industry guidelines on coronavirus safety procedures to keep your family protected.

Book online using the link below or call Lucy on 021 022 55 388 for a chat about your amazing renovation plans.

Be safe!
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1 day ago

Poll: How much is your monthly BROADBAND bill?

The Team from NZ Compare

Internet is something we need these days for work, study, keeping in touch with loved ones or just to watch a movie! It's another bill to manage right?!

With the cost of living rising, how much your broadband bill is setting you back each month?

Let's help each other SAVE money!

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How much is your monthly BROADBAND bill?
  • 21.2% Under $70
    21.2% Complete
  • 18.9% $70-$80
    18.9% Complete
  • 19.1% $80-$90
    19.1% Complete
  • 40.8% Over $90
    40.8% Complete
539 votes
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1 day ago

Transform your home this Autumn

Grahams Painters

Elevate Your Home Inside & Out with Graham's team of professional Painters
Pensioner Discounts Available.

Refresh with House Washing, Water Blasting, Decking, Wallpapering, Cedar Weatherboards, & Roof Painting.

Contact today:
564 9202 or 021 193 9492
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Elevate Your Home Inside & Out with Graham's team of professional Painters
Pensioner Discounts Available.

Refresh with House Washing, Water Blasting, Decking, Wallpapering, Cedar Weatherboards, & Roof Painting.

Contact today:
564 9202 or 021 193 9492
grahamspaintersnz@gmail.com
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1 day ago

Ever imagined seeing your local reporters on the TV news?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

The Waikato Times will be a crucial part of what has been described as “a new era of innovation and freshness”, when Stuff takes over the news on Three.

Stuff and Warner Bros Discovery confirmed on Tuesday morning a deal that will see Stuff produce a 6pm bulletin for the television network.

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1 day ago

Need planning advice?

Urban Edge

Are you subdividing or developing and don’t know where to start? Our Wellington based team are experienced practitioners in resource consent preparation & processing, landscape architecture & urban design – and much more!

What sets us apart? Our extensive experience collaborating … View more
Are you subdividing or developing and don’t know where to start? Our Wellington based team are experienced practitioners in resource consent preparation & processing, landscape architecture & urban design – and much more!

What sets us apart? Our extensive experience collaborating with Councils and making sure we put quality at the forefront of everything we do, enabling us to provide you with the best quality advice possible.

Check out our website and feel free to get in touch – we look forward to working with you.
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4 days ago

Poll: Could we live without public bins?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Many public rubbish bins are being removed by councils due to the large costs of regularly emptying them. Do you think we can adapt and live without them?

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the We Say You Say column of your local paper.

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Could we live without public bins?
  • 11.8% Yes
    11.8% Complete
  • 87.6% No
    87.6% Complete
  • 0.6% Other - I'll share below
    0.6% Complete
2219 votes
1 day ago

More Completed Properties Available Now!

Pragma Homes

Hamilton’s well-known and trusted property developer, Pragma Homes, has several completed properties available right now. If you’re not ready to buy and settle right away, then talk to our Sales Team about upcoming Full Turn-Key Land & Home packages.

By purchasing a Pragma property, … View more
Hamilton’s well-known and trusted property developer, Pragma Homes, has several completed properties available right now. If you’re not ready to buy and settle right away, then talk to our Sales Team about upcoming Full Turn-Key Land & Home packages.

By purchasing a Pragma property, you're not just buying a property; you're investing in a thriving community and positioning yourself for future growth and prosperity.

Don’t delay! Contact us today and let us turn your homeownership dreams into reality!
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1 day ago

Poll: What do you think of Hamilton's new parking meters?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

A new parking meter system is supposed to “offer greater convenience” in central Hamilton, but CBD barber Gini Berggren says it has the potential to trim her customers.

Forty per cent of Berggren’s customers are elderly, and she’s frustrated to watch them walk the distance from her … View more
A new parking meter system is supposed to “offer greater convenience” in central Hamilton, but CBD barber Gini Berggren says it has the potential to trim her customers.

Forty per cent of Berggren’s customers are elderly, and she’s frustrated to watch them walk the distance from her premises at Barber on Barton up the street to sort out their parking.

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What do you think of Hamilton's new parking meters?
  • 0% I like them.
    0% Complete
  • 15.4% Doesn't make much of a difference for me.
    15.4% Complete
  • 38.5% Don't like them.
    38.5% Complete
  • 46.2% Haven't used them yet.
    46.2% Complete
  • 0% Other - explain in the comments
    0% Complete
13 votes
7 days ago

Mates always talking footy?

Canterbury Rugby

At Canterbury Rugby, we’re putting our money where your mouth is!

Refer a friend that becomes a registered referee, and you’ll each score ONE HUNDRED BUCKS!

Head to the link below and start REF… erring your mates.

Because the game you love needs you and your mate!
Put them to the test

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1 day ago

Understanding money is path to wellbeing

The Team from Momentum Waikato

Managing your own finances wisely is a life skill that is becoming ever more important for survival and wellbeing in the modern world, and yet many people don’t know how to make money work for them and often pay a high price for that lack of understanding.

Cambridge philanthropists John and … View more
Managing your own finances wisely is a life skill that is becoming ever more important for survival and wellbeing in the modern world, and yet many people don’t know how to make money work for them and often pay a high price for that lack of understanding.

Cambridge philanthropists John and Nicola Kenel see this knowledge gap as a serious issue for the wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and the nation. Treasury recommended in 2010 that financial literacy be added to the school curriculum, but with no sign of that actually happening, they decided to get on with actively supporting financial literacy training in the community.

So in mid-2022 they made a significant founding donation to establish the Waikato Financial Literacy Fund at Momentum Waikato. It offers grants for well-run local financial literacy programs for kids and teenagers, and providing access to relevant online tools and apps, such as ‘SquareOne’.

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4 days ago

State Highway 2

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport

From Sunday 21 April, road reconstruction work will begin on State Highway 2, Chapel Street, Masterton through until early June, weather permitting.

Throughout the works, one side of the road will be closed a time, day and night, all week. Light vehicles will need to detour down Dixon Street, … View more
From Sunday 21 April, road reconstruction work will begin on State Highway 2, Chapel Street, Masterton through until early June, weather permitting.

Throughout the works, one side of the road will be closed a time, day and night, all week. Light vehicles will need to detour down Dixon Street, and heavy vehicles to detour at Ngaumutawa Road.
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2 days ago

Have you seen Enderley's new health centre?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

A new multi-million dollar diagnostic centre in the heart of Hamilton aims to help reduce the “five biggest killers” in Māori health by bringing services back into the community.

The $12 million diagnostic centre Taakiri Tuu was unveiled on Monday and spearheaded by Waikato health provider,… View more
A new multi-million dollar diagnostic centre in the heart of Hamilton aims to help reduce the “five biggest killers” in Māori health by bringing services back into the community.

The $12 million diagnostic centre Taakiri Tuu was unveiled on Monday and spearheaded by Waikato health provider, Te Kōhao Health. It aims to reduce common but detectable health issues like cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

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8 days ago

Poll: Where is this mural in Manukau?

Manukau Heart of the South

"Pretty Piwakawaka playing in Pōhutukawa on Polka Dots" is a vibrant new mural on a chorus box in Manukau created by local artist Paula Green. Have you seen it? Click the Find out More button for the correct answer on Manukau: Heart of the South's facebook page. Find out more

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Where is this mural in Manukau?
  • 13.2% Manukau Supa Centa
    13.2% Complete
  • 55.3% Hayman Park
    55.3% Complete
  • 26.3% 19 Lambie Drive
    26.3% Complete
  • 5.3% on the Rainbow's End rollercoaster
    5.3% Complete
38 votes
3 days ago

Stop paying too much!

The Team from NZ Compare

The affordability of everyday items just keeps increasing!
If it’s not the petrol prices, it’s the cost of food, insurance or rates and let’s not get started on mortgage interest costs!

From our recent poll, it shows that over half of people are paying more than a 6% mortgage interest … View more
The affordability of everyday items just keeps increasing!
If it’s not the petrol prices, it’s the cost of food, insurance or rates and let’s not get started on mortgage interest costs!

From our recent poll, it shows that over half of people are paying more than a 6% mortgage interest rate. Home loan interest rates don't stay the same for long these days and it’s causing many households to feel stressed out.

Could you be saving thousands of dollars a year? If you don't check, you don't know. Get a FREE mortgage health check through Money Compare and find out. If you could save money, why wouldn’t you right?!

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