45 days ago

Council offices and libraries closed Friday

Neighbourly.co.nz

Waikato council offices and libraries will be closed this Friday December 6 due to staff taking part in a Waikato-wide working bee.

Staff will be doing a wide range of activities including plant releasing and weeding at Lake Rotokauri, Lake Kainui and Lake Puketirini, lending a hand at Huntly St John, cleaning windows and visiting residents at Huntly’s Kimihia Rest Home.

Phones will remain open so customers can continue to phone on 0800 492 452. Normal office hours will resume on Monday 9 December.
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6 days ago

Help with this please. Selling an Angle Grinder, how much?

Rod Neighbourly Lead from Melville

Hope you are all well.
I need some help here please.
My best friend in Auckland has cancer and he is trying to get rid of few things, including this Angle Grinder.
I don't understand about those things and I need help to figure out how much he should ask for it.
He cant remember the exact amount he spent on this Grinder, plus extra disks and something else I don't know its name. (As per photos).. But he believes he payed nearly $700 (or just over) about 6 years ago and has only used ONCE.
How much do you think we can ask for it?
Thanks in advance.

3 days ago

Dog Mauling Update - Council Response

Liz from Glenview

To start at beginning of this story please read www.neighbourly.co.nz...

Following a meeting with the deputy mayor we received response from Hamilton City Council Animal Control Unit saying a press release was planned. The following was released:

Controlling roaming dogs - Hamilton City Council

1:27PM, 10 January 2020

If you see a dog roaming in your neighbourhood - with no owner in sight - contact Hamilton City Council’s Animal Education and Control.

"Roaming dogs are an issue that is often overlooked. Usually people do not report roaming dogs until they have caused a problem," says Animal Education and Control Manager Susan Stanford.

"We encourage people to contact us as soon as they see one. We will track the dog down, pick it up and run the necessary checks, before having it returned to its owner if they can be located," says Ms Stanford.

The reinforcement of this message comes about following reported attacks on three domestic cats last month in Glenview, believed to have been done by two roaming dogs. In the past 12 months, there have been 2223 dogs reported roaming in Hamilton; 526 dogs were impounded, and Animal Control gave advice and education on roaming to 568 dog owners.

"Roaming dogs can pose a threat to themselves and others. A roaming dog may be stolen, injured, poisoned or killed. It could also injure another person or animal. A substantial number of dog attacks reported to the Council involve a roaming incident," says Ms Stanford.

Dogs that roam a lot increase the size of their territory and can become aggressive towards people or animals that encroach on it.

"Ultimately if a dog can get out and wander, it will. Dogs roam because owners provide the opportunity for it to do so - not ensuring gates are closed and secured and/or the fencing is inadequate to contain the dog, some dogs can clear a six-foot fence," says Ms Stanford.

"Is it the responsibility of the owner to keep their dogs contained, registered and microchipped, so if they do get out and are found they can be quickly reunited with their owner," says Ms Stanford.

"Our priority is to limit the number of roaming dogs across the city and we appreciate the assistance of the public to help us do that."

Reporting a roaming dog

If you see a roaming dog, phone Hamilton City Council Animal Education and Control on 07 838 6632 and one of our Animal Education and Control Officers will collect the dog and either return it to its owner or take the dog to the safety of our kennel facility.


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1 day ago

What's On: SOUND HEALING CONCERT

Maureen from Chartwell

A Sonic Symphony of Sound. Himalayan Healing Bowls, Crystal Singing Bowls, Drums, Rainsticks, Pipe Dreams & more. Bring a mat & pillow to lay down. Bookings essential. phone 0276221878 maureenmckain@hotmail.com
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