Te Kowhai, Hamilton

10 hours ago

Our kinda kindness at AMI

AMI Insurance

When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, … View more
When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, chairs, desks, computer monitor arms. For years now, we have gathered it all up and donated it to schools; initially those hit particularly hard by the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just in our DNA at AMI to help people. After the Russley School fire, there was an urgent need to get the kids some stationery. On my way home, I went to the school and spoke with the principal, Greg Lewis. We couldn’t have asked for a better principal for the school, he is such a great guy.”

read the full story here.
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10 hours ago

Counties Power Christmas Lights this December!

The Glenbrook Vintage Railway

Hi neighbours, The Glenbrook Vintage Railway will be lighting up Franklin with festive cheer this year with its award winning Christmas experience.

The Counties Power Christmas Lights – Trains @ Night event will see the charitable organisation's trains, station and buildings dressed in … View more
Hi neighbours, The Glenbrook Vintage Railway will be lighting up Franklin with festive cheer this year with its award winning Christmas experience.

The Counties Power Christmas Lights – Trains @ Night event will see the charitable organisation's trains, station and buildings dressed in Christmas lights, a special Christmas Express train service, visits from Santa, a Christmas market and much more.

The Counties Power Christmas Lights - Trains @ Night will run from 12-15 and 19-23 December in the lead up to Christmas from 7pm till 11pm.

The first train is at 7pm, and will leave approximately every half hour to the workshops and return until 11pm.

There will be a Santa's grotto, night markets, train rides, entertainment and lots more.
Book now!

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10 hours ago

Do more of what you love!

Linda Jones Retirement Village

Ryman living saves you time for the moments that matter
Experience our retirement villages


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1 day ago

Help Kiwi schools get their own electric garden!

Spark Foundation

14 Carrots. 2 Pumpkins. 3 Basil plants. 8 Romain Lettuces. 1 class of problems solvers. The Electric Garden is a revolutionary learning tool mixing the art of growing food with computer programming and digital technologies.

Find out more about teaching digital technology through gardening or … View more
14 Carrots. 2 Pumpkins. 3 Basil plants. 8 Romain Lettuces. 1 class of problems solvers. The Electric Garden is a revolutionary learning tool mixing the art of growing food with computer programming and digital technologies.

Find out more about teaching digital technology through gardening or donate to help all kiwi schools access this programme here.
Learn more

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1 day ago

Here when you need us

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

Time spent in respite care can range from a single night to a few weeks. It provides a welcome break and peace of mind knowing that your loved one will receive round-the-clock care from friendly, experienced care teams.

May Kitchen knows how important it is to provide carers with a break. After … View more
Time spent in respite care can range from a single night to a few weeks. It provides a welcome break and peace of mind knowing that your loved one will receive round-the-clock care from friendly, experienced care teams.

May Kitchen knows how important it is to provide carers with a break. After visiting her husband Stuart in respite care at a Ryman village, she was tempted to move in herself! “If it was me, I think I would enjoy it because it’s just so beautiful and the food is good.”

Ryman villages provide warm and welcoming communities. Where residents can enjoy activities and outings while forming friendships along the way.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Sirens late last night 🚨

Tim from Pukete

Did anyone hear all the sirens going late last night? Anyone know what it was heard a big crash noise around Pukete area!

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1 day ago

What's On: Drum Circle

Ken from Fairfield

Bring your hand drums and percussion instruments and join in with a friendly, open group that enjoys drumming and dance. More details on FaceBook: Drum Circles Hamilton, Aotearoa NZ.
Drum Circle
  • Neurogenesis
1 day ago

What type of wasp?

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Hi everyone, today we are linking to two stories, one which explains the paper wasp which we find in abundance in urban areas, and the other which talks about the common and German wasp which dominates our forests and recreational areas. We'll also talk about how to deal with these nasty … View moreHi everyone, today we are linking to two stories, one which explains the paper wasp which we find in abundance in urban areas, and the other which talks about the common and German wasp which dominates our forests and recreational areas. We'll also talk about how to deal with these nasty predators. If you destroy a nest, take a pic and upload your image with the hastag #waspwipeout! But be careful! For paper wasps click here: bit.ly... For common and German wasps click here: bit.ly...

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2 days ago

A garden project with a difference

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

Add colour to any garden setting with a planter that boasts movement and extra visual interest.

Make the most of this weekend with this step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this project yourself.

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2 days ago

Share your news, promote your business.

The Editor from Te Kowhai Newsletter

Something happening you think others might be interested in? Got a local business to promote? Get in touch!

The inside cover images for the January issue will feature: things we did in the Waikato region.

Send in a photo of an awesome place in the Waikato you’ve been to over summer. It could… View more
Something happening you think others might be interested in? Got a local business to promote? Get in touch!

The inside cover images for the January issue will feature: things we did in the Waikato region.

Send in a photo of an awesome place in the Waikato you’ve been to over summer. It could be a place for grownups, kids or pets… but it needs to be Waikato based.

Please set a reminder for your cut-off date which is:

• Friday 10 January at noon - content deadline. Please don’t wait until this date to send your information or photos through. Please send your content as soon as you have it. The newsletter usually fills up well before the deadline!

• Monday 20 January – delivery.


EMAIL: tekowhainews@gmail.com

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3 days ago

What's On: Community Christmas Carol Service

Jan from Saint Andrews

Everyone invited to our Community Carol Service to sing old & new Carols, fun ones & secular ones. Bring your friends & neighbours. Supper to follow. More info 8492685
Community Christmas Carol Service
  • Scots Church
3 days ago

Heading Away These Holidays?

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Hamilton Te Rapa

Don't head off on your Christmas road trip without making sure your car is safe with a 20 Point Vehicle Health Check for your just $40 (save $25)*

Hurry, ends on December 15th!

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3 days ago

What's On: Garage Sale

Tony from Hillcrest

Garage Sale on Saturday 14th December 7.30 am to 11.30 am. Clothes linen, crockery, books and some furniture available. Blessings and peace for the time over Christmas
Garage Sale
  • st francis church
3 days ago

Win a years subscription to TV Guide with Readers Tours!

The Team from Readers Tours

For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the North and … View more
For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the North and South Island. These new shorter escapes are the perfect length of time for those adventurous seniors who want a taste of the spectacular excursions and sights our country has to offer.

To celebrate the launch of our brand new tours, our friends at TV Guide and Neighbourly are giving away a year’s subscription for TV Guide to one lucky adventurer!

All you have to do is tell us a New Zealand destination you would love to visit via this link and you'll be in the draw to win!

Entries close 19 December 2019!

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