41 days ago

Will you make the most of changes to DIY rules?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how do you feel about the changes to building consent rules for low-risk home projects?

The government says the change will save homeowners time and money, but pro builder and The Block NZ foreman Peter Wolfkamp, is advising caution if you're planning a DIY sleep-out or office. Find out why, here.

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8 minutes ago

Blaze: Guardian of the Monarchs events

Dee from Cambridge

Be in to win one of these prize packs from Adele Gaddes (Childrens book author). Free to enter for all those that attend either tomorrow or Wednesday's in house library events, with extra entries for each book purchased ($20 cash).
Adele will be reading from her new picture book and presenting an information session.

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1 day ago

What's On: Multicultural Tree Planting!

Todd from Hillcrest

EarthDiverse & Hamilton City Council invite you to a free Community-wide Saturday tree-planting. Bring spades, gumboots, outdoor gear, gloves, water. Lunch provided. All are welcome. www.earthdiverse.org.nz/events
Multicultural Tree Planting!
  • Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park
1 day ago

Multicultural Tree Planting!

Todd Nachowitz from EarthDiverse

EarthDiverse, the Waikato Interfaith Council, the Waikato Multicultural Council, GoEco, Kaivolution, Tui 2000, Friends of Waiwhakareke, the Bahá’í Community, Waikato Biodiversity Forum, Artmakers Trust and the Hamilton City Council are co-organising a Community-wide tree planting event to take place in Hamilton on Saturday 18 July 2020, 10:30am-1:30pm (Rain Date in case of absolutely awful weather will be on Saturday 1 August). Bring a spade or shovel, gumboots, appropriate outdoor weather gear (e.g. hat, rain gear, sunglasses), some gardening gloves, water and a big smile. Don't forget to bring your friends and family!

If you don’t want to dig there are other ways to help out (like bringing a small food donation, or helping with setting out and serving a light lunch). A light lunch will be served (courtesy of Kaivolution, GoEco, WIFCO, EarthDiverse, the Bahá’í Community and others). Please bring your own plates, cutlery or mugs in order to minimise waste.

Make sure you are there for the group orientation from 10:30-11:00am. We'll plant from about 11:00-12:30pm. 100 people would mean planting about 5-10 saplings each.

Planting will be followed by a free sponsored light lunch with the help of GoEco, Kaivolution, the Waikato Interfaith Council, EarthDiverse and the Hamilton City Council.

Our annual community tree planting event is family friendly, free, fun and open to the public. All are welcome to attend.

Mark this date in your diaries now. Come and work together and help offset our carbon usage!

Location: Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park, Brymer Road (opposite the entrance to the Hamilton Zoo). Just follow the ‘Community Planting’ signs at the end of the Baverstock Road intersection with Brymer Road. We’ll meet in the car park at 10:30am for a quick health and safety briefing and planting instructions, and will then head down into the park.

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