Tamahere, Hamilton

19 hours ago

What do you think of the Rifle Range Rd cycleway?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Users of a popular city park are struggling to find car parks after Hamilton City Council prioritised a cycleway over off street parking.

An estimated 28 of 108 spaces on Rifle Range Road have disappeared as contractors install an off-road cycleway linking Dinsdale and Frankton to Maeroa and … View more
Users of a popular city park are struggling to find car parks after Hamilton City Council prioritised a cycleway over off street parking.

An estimated 28 of 108 spaces on Rifle Range Road have disappeared as contractors install an off-road cycleway linking Dinsdale and Frankton to Maeroa and Forest Lake.

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3 days ago

What would The School of Life teach?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The National Party introduced their policy called 'teaching the basics brilliantly' last year regarding changing school curriculums. They are referring to reading, writing and maths.

However, some people believe school should actually be more practical, teaching kids to change tyres … View more
The National Party introduced their policy called 'teaching the basics brilliantly' last year regarding changing school curriculums. They are referring to reading, writing and maths.

However, some people believe school should actually be more practical, teaching kids to change tyres and balance their finances. Thinking about all the skills that have benefited you over the years, tell us what would be taught at your School of Life?

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

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1 day ago

Concerned: The State of Hamilton's Roads and Sidewalks

Maureen from Tamahere

Has anyone else noticed how incredibly filthy the roads and sidewalks have become recently, especially when entering and exiting Hamilton from the South?

There's an alarming amount of debris and trash around the off-ramp toward Airport Road and its surroundings. And not even one trash bin … View more
Has anyone else noticed how incredibly filthy the roads and sidewalks have become recently, especially when entering and exiting Hamilton from the South?

There's an alarming amount of debris and trash around the off-ramp toward Airport Road and its surroundings. And not even one trash bin on either of these pedestrian paths.

Who is responsible for this, and why haven't we seen any campaigns from councils to address the littering?

7 hours ago

For a cleaner healthier home

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services

If you have been away enjoying the summer break, it's not too late to give your curtains a professional clean. Doing so will not only give them a facelift but having the mildew removed will also keep your home healthier.

Having cleaned thousands of curtains, drapes, blinds and roller blinds… View more
If you have been away enjoying the summer break, it's not too late to give your curtains a professional clean. Doing so will not only give them a facelift but having the mildew removed will also keep your home healthier.

Having cleaned thousands of curtains, drapes, blinds and roller blinds across Auckland, Textile Curtain Cleaning should be your first point of call for all your curtain cleaning needs - no matter how big or small.

Phone Textile Cleaning Services at (09) 473-5350 to arrange a free quote. Visit us at 5A Kaimahi Rd, Wairau Valley or go to www.textilecleaning.co.nz
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1 day ago

What do you think of plans to cut more jobs at the city council?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

The scale of a proposal to cut jobs at Hamilton City Council by 7% is not worth the “destruction it will cause”, says a councillor.

But one of the elected members behind the proposal has hit back, slamming some councillors for their “self-serving rhetoric” and “selective narrative“.

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19 hours ago

Do you go to your doctor with multiple problems per visit?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

Overworked Waikato GPs are cracking down on patients presenting for appointments with a laundry list of complaints.

In some cases patients arrive with 10 problems - “just impossible” in 15 minutes - but doctors acknowledge longer wait times aren’t helping.

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7 days ago

What do you make of the latest rates rise proposal?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

In the wake of a potential 25.5% rates shock, Hamilton city councillors have settled on their final pitch to the public: 19.9%.

On average, Hamiltonians would have to pay about $10.90 more towards rates every week. But the rate rises would keep coming, with the city projecting rises of 15.5% for… View more
In the wake of a potential 25.5% rates shock, Hamilton city councillors have settled on their final pitch to the public: 19.9%.

On average, Hamiltonians would have to pay about $10.90 more towards rates every week. But the rate rises would keep coming, with the city projecting rises of 15.5% for the four years following.

Councillors were not happy about the “unfortunate” decision they had to make to keep the city running during Tuesday evening’s debate on the 2024-34 Long Term Plan, and some say the final number may change after public consultation in March-April.

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1 day ago

Dream of owning your own home?

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Northern are taking expressions of interest for eight affordable, two-bedroom homes in Māngere, under our Progressive Home Ownership Programme.

This Programme supports working families into home ownership through a Rent to Own model, walking alongside them on their journey … View more
Habitat for Humanity Northern are taking expressions of interest for eight affordable, two-bedroom homes in Māngere, under our Progressive Home Ownership Programme.

This Programme supports working families into home ownership through a Rent to Own model, walking alongside them on their journey to home ownership.

The high quality homes are well located, close to schools, shopping and public transport options.

Enquire today by filling out the Expression of Interest form, or email us to find out more on northernhousing@habitat.org.nz
Expression of Interest form

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1 day ago

Study Mandarin with EarthDiverse!

todd from EarthDiverse

Both in-person and on-line classes via Zoom available from anywhere with a decent internet connection. 8 weeks per Term. Multiple Terms available so you can continue your Mandarin learning. Begin now with the first of 8 weekly sessions. In-person classes take place in Hamilton, New Zealand.

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Both in-person and on-line classes via Zoom available from anywhere with a decent internet connection. 8 weeks per Term. Multiple Terms available so you can continue your Mandarin learning. Begin now with the first of 8 weekly sessions. In-person classes take place in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Classes begin *Friday 1 March 6:30-8:00pm* (New Zealand time).
Check our website for global time zone equivalents for logging in to the live sessions from anywhere with a decent internet connection.

For information on this and our other courses, click the Read Now link below:

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1 day ago

Seeking a dependable vehicle dismantler?

Auckland Kiwi Car Parts

Auckland Kiwi Car Parts Ltd offers several advantages.

We provide immediate cash payments of up to $5000 for cars.

We purchase cars of all makes and models, regardless of their age or condition.

Most importantly, our service includes complimentary removal, saving you hundreds of dollarsView more
Auckland Kiwi Car Parts Ltd offers several advantages.

We provide immediate cash payments of up to $5000 for cars.

We purchase cars of all makes and models, regardless of their age or condition.

Most importantly, our service includes complimentary removal, saving you hundreds of dollars in removal costs.
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1 day ago

Want a look into a polo star and racehorse wrangler's life and home?

Libby Totton Reporter from Cambridge Edition

Bianca Drake seems like a rescuer at heart. Rather than breeding a fleet of polo ponies, she rides ex-racehorses, arguing that they are versatile and loving well beyond their brief racing lives.

Drake lives in close to the stables in Cambridge, with her husband, Kiwi Polo legend Kit Brooks, … View more
Bianca Drake seems like a rescuer at heart. Rather than breeding a fleet of polo ponies, she rides ex-racehorses, arguing that they are versatile and loving well beyond their brief racing lives.

Drake lives in close to the stables in Cambridge, with her husband, Kiwi Polo legend Kit Brooks, their 18-month-old daughter, Harper, two dogs and about 80 horses.

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1 day ago
1 day ago

Serious crash near Te Awamutu

Libby Totton Reporter from Cambridge Edition

One person has been taken to hospital after a serious crash in Rotoorangi.

The two-vehicle crash took place about 6.30am on Tuesday on Cambridge Rd, near Storey Rd.

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1 day ago

Free rides, games, toy making and DJ music coming to Ngāti Toa Domain

Porirua City Council

Children’s Day at Ngāti Toa Domain for 2024 is set to be a fun-filled event for our city’s tamariki and rangatahi.

Timed to coincide with national celebrations for Te rā o ngā Tamariki/Children’s Day, Porirua City Council has organised a day of fun and activities on … View more
Children’s Day at Ngāti Toa Domain for 2024 is set to be a fun-filled event for our city’s tamariki and rangatahi.

Timed to coincide with national celebrations for Te rā o ngā Tamariki/Children’s Day, Porirua City Council has organised a day of fun and activities on Sunday 3 March, from 11am–3pm.

Either pack a picnic and make a day of it or purchase something delicious from one of the food trucks. Bunnings Porirua will also be there with a free sausage sizzle while stocks last.

While enjoying some tasty kai, you can listen to tunes from young DJs aged between 12–15 years-old from the Aotearoa DJ Academy.

For those wanting free active fun, the inflatables will be out, with an inflatable sports field, mega obstacle course, inflatable slide, two baby castles and a baby bouncer to choose from – plus much more!
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6 days ago

Ever had a tree dispute with a neighbour?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

It’s a tale as old as time; a tree on a property boundary, and two neighbours who can’t agree about whether to cut it down.

Vicky and Ian Vercoe’s ongoing dispute with their neighbour about her palm trees has come to a head, but there’s really not much they can do about it.

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8 days ago

Poll: How’s your backyard Oasis?

Sanctuary Pergolas

Stay protected from the rays while still enjoying the sun. Find out more

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How’s your backyard Oasis?
  • 30% Not so good
    30% Complete
  • 40% It’s perfect!
    40% Complete
  • 30% In need of a Sanctuary Pergola
    30% Complete
10 votes
3 days ago

These products have been recalled...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

These items have been recalled during the month of February for varying reasons. Click on the item below to read more info:

Gluten Freedom Sourdough english muffins & bagels
Belazu vegan basil pesto
Waimata camembert cheese
Longbush camembert and brie
Dick Smith mini chainsaw
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These items have been recalled during the month of February for varying reasons. Click on the item below to read more info:

Gluten Freedom Sourdough english muffins & bagels
Belazu vegan basil pesto
Waimata camembert cheese
Longbush camembert and brie
Dick Smith mini chainsaw
Kids sequin skirt
Splosh Baby nesting bears
Timetech Ply Ltd chainsaws
Toshiba AC laptop adaptor

We hope this update helps your household stay safe. We'll keep you informed.

1 day ago

For a cleaner healthier home

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services

If you have been away enjoying the summer break, it's not too late to give your curtains a professional clean. Doing so will not only give them a facelift but having the mildew removed will also keep your home healthier.

Having cleaned thousands of curtains, drapes, blinds and roller blinds… View more
If you have been away enjoying the summer break, it's not too late to give your curtains a professional clean. Doing so will not only give them a facelift but having the mildew removed will also keep your home healthier.

Having cleaned thousands of curtains, drapes, blinds and roller blinds across Auckland, Textile Curtain Cleaning should be your first point of call for all your curtain cleaning needs - no matter how big or small.

Phone Textile Cleaning Services at (09) 473-5350 to arrange a free quote. Visit us at 5A Kaimahi Rd, Wairau Valley or go to www.textilecleaning.co.nz
Find out more

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3 days ago

Who managed to get Nightglow tickets?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

The sold out sign has gone up for the Balloons over Waikato’s popular Zuru Nightglow event.

The free tickets went live on Ticketek at 9am on Monday and by around 9.20am the 30,000 tickets had all been allocated, the event’s Facebook page stated.

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1 day ago

Five out of five for Acacia Cove

Acacia Cove

Five apartments have just been completed in Acacia Cove. All of which have just achieved a Lifemark® 5-Star Certification. Acacia Cove has a total of 215 villas and now 15 apartments in its village complex in Wattle downs, Auckland.

As a retirement village Acacia Cove wants to provide great … View more
Five apartments have just been completed in Acacia Cove. All of which have just achieved a Lifemark® 5-Star Certification. Acacia Cove has a total of 215 villas and now 15 apartments in its village complex in Wattle downs, Auckland.

As a retirement village Acacia Cove wants to provide great quality of life for its residents. Acacia Cove gives its residents a social community feel, with bowling greens, snooker table, craft room and indoor pools, providing great opportunities for residents to mix and mingle. The five newly completed apartments are situated 50 metres away from the Village centre.

Acacia Cove understands that its residents require dwellings where they can live safely and independently. Universal Design provides this. Acacia Cove decided applying Universal Design best accessibility practice was of high importance.

If you’re aged 60 and over, value your independence but want greater security, come and have a look at the superb properties we have to offer.

Contact long time manager Burce Cullington on (09) 268 8522.
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3 days ago

Did you check out Meatstock?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

Barbecue and music festival Meatstock was a resounding success at Mystery Creek, while organisers hope to stage the event in Hamilton again next year.

Waikato Times was on hand to soak up the smoke tinged atmosphere on Sunday, following a sell out crowd on Saturday.

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1 day ago

Dream of owning your own home?

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Northern are taking expressions of interest for eight affordable, two-bedroom homes in Māngere, under our Progressive Home Ownership Programme.

This Programme supports working families into home ownership through a Rent to Own model, walking alongside them on their journey … View more
Habitat for Humanity Northern are taking expressions of interest for eight affordable, two-bedroom homes in Māngere, under our Progressive Home Ownership Programme.

This Programme supports working families into home ownership through a Rent to Own model, walking alongside them on their journey to home ownership.

The high quality homes are well located, close to schools, shopping and public transport options.

Enquire today by filling out the Expression of Interest form, or email us to find out more on northernhousing@habitat.org.nz
Expression of Interest form

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8 days ago

What do you think about cutting council jobs to cut rates?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hamilton’s council is proposing to further slash staff and contractor numbers in a bid to save $104m over the next decade and keep rate increases down.

Councillors Ewan Wilson and Emma Pike brought a plan to the council table during Tuesday’s budget meeting for the draft 2024-34 Long-Term … View more
Hamilton’s council is proposing to further slash staff and contractor numbers in a bid to save $104m over the next decade and keep rate increases down.

Councillors Ewan Wilson and Emma Pike brought a plan to the council table during Tuesday’s budget meeting for the draft 2024-34 Long-Term Plan.

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2 days ago

Have you made a nomination yet?

Prospa

Let your community know how a small business has made a difference in your life by nominating them in the 2024 Prospa Local Business Hero awards.

Whether it's your super friendly barista, the bookstore that knows the exact book you need to read next or the florist with the biggest blooms … View more
Let your community know how a small business has made a difference in your life by nominating them in the 2024 Prospa Local Business Hero awards.

Whether it's your super friendly barista, the bookstore that knows the exact book you need to read next or the florist with the biggest blooms in town nominate them now and make a small business' day.

Share a few words about your favourite local now. You could help them win an incredible prize package worth $10,000.
Nominate now

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4 days ago

This week's winners...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The winners of the $100 supermarket vouchers are:

Ruth Ford from Blockhouse Bay

Ronald Lee from Ilam

Carly Anderson from Invercargill

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The winners of the $100 supermarket vouchers are:

Ruth Ford from Blockhouse Bay

Ronald Lee from Ilam

Carly Anderson from Invercargill

Hinemoa Kalmet from Mount Wellington

Get in touch with our Helpdesk team before the 5th of March to claim your prize by heading here.

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2 days ago

Sustainable Style. A Special Price.

Mazda NZ

If you’re looking for a stylish SUV that stands out from the crowd and won’t break the bank, the convention-defying Mazda MX-30 has you covered.

Featuring a unique mild hybrid engine and cutting-edge style, as well as sustainable materials that reduce environmental impact, the Mazda MX-30 is… View more
If you’re looking for a stylish SUV that stands out from the crowd and won’t break the bank, the convention-defying Mazda MX-30 has you covered.

Featuring a unique mild hybrid engine and cutting-edge style, as well as sustainable materials that reduce environmental impact, the Mazda MX-30 is perfect for zipping around your neighbourhood.

Find out more and book a test drive at your local Mazda Dealer today.
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5 days ago

Samsung C450 SOUNDBAR BRAND NEW

Greg from Silverdale

Brand new in box,Retails for over $400 at the Warehouse Txt 021461912

Price: $350

3 days ago

Experts in Covered Outdoor Living Areas

Shades Direct

At Shades Direct we use construction grade aluminium, 316 marine grade stainless steel fixings and 6mm flat sheet roofing.

We are best in class in terms of quality and workmanship. Our Outsider and Clearspan awnings are bespoke made to measure for your home.

Don’t be fooled by … View more
At Shades Direct we use construction grade aluminium, 316 marine grade stainless steel fixings and 6mm flat sheet roofing.

We are best in class in terms of quality and workmanship. Our Outsider and Clearspan awnings are bespoke made to measure for your home.

Don’t be fooled by compromise’s!
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3 days 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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6 days ago

Swap food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Resene

Hunger for Colour is back for 2024! Bring two cans of food into your local Resene ColorShop and swap them for one Resene testpot (60-80ml). Resene will donate all food to The Salvation Army foodbanks.

We accept all cans of food in good condition and suitable for humans to eat. If you prefer to … View more
Hunger for Colour is back for 2024! Bring two cans of food into your local Resene ColorShop and swap them for one Resene testpot (60-80ml). Resene will donate all food to The Salvation Army foodbanks.

We accept all cans of food in good condition and suitable for humans to eat. If you prefer to bring in canned pet food, we can accept that also and will donate it to the SPCA and local community animal shelters.

By adding a little more colour to your life you can also help those in need.
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