Te Kowhai, Hamilton

19 hours ago

Poll: Could you live in a former courthouse or police station?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

They're not for sale in Hamilton - but they are down the road in Putaruru!

The courthouse still has its witness stands and the deadline sale's coming up.
Read more here.

Would you be happy to live in a building which used to be a former courthouse or police station?

Could you live in a former courthouse or police station?
  • 58.8% Yes, they'd have an interesting history.
    58.8% Complete
  • 8.8% No, it'd feel strange.
    8.8% Complete
  • 32.4% I'm not worried - it's just a building.
    32.4% Complete
  • 0% Other (explain in the comments)
    0% Complete
68 votes
3 hours ago

Collect a bag of rubbish - and you could win prizes!

Resene

Too often we think that picking up litter is someone else’s job - but collecting rubbish is such a simple way we can help our community, the environment and our own health and wellbeing.

This is why Resene is proud to sponsor the “Walk & Collect Weekend” on December 7 and 8. Take a … View more
Too often we think that picking up litter is someone else’s job - but collecting rubbish is such a simple way we can help our community, the environment and our own health and wellbeing.

This is why Resene is proud to sponsor the “Walk & Collect Weekend” on December 7 and 8. Take a walk over the weekend and collect a bag of rubbish in your community - it's simple but with a collective effort can make a big difference.

It's free to participate and there are prizes to be won - including a $200 Resene Gift Card! Simply head to their event page and register your interest.
Sign up here

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3 hours ago

Where community and staff come together

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

A caring community is one that’s there for us in good times, and in our times of need. That’s the community Hoko and Glenda found at Diana Isaac Retirement Village in Christchurch.

“The staff are absolutely amazing,” explains Glenda. “They go out of their way to speak to you, to make … View more
A caring community is one that’s there for us in good times, and in our times of need. That’s the community Hoko and Glenda found at Diana Isaac Retirement Village in Christchurch.

“The staff are absolutely amazing,” explains Glenda. “They go out of their way to speak to you, to make sure you’re ok.”
Hoko and Glenda feel very fortunate for the support they received when Hoko experienced some health issues. It wasn’t just the village staff who provided support, the whole community rallied around them.
“When I got sick the community itself looked after me,” Hoko explains.
“I can’t speak highly enough of the staff here,” Glenda says.
Experience the difference

12 hours ago

Help people in the Pacific threatened by measles outbreaks

The Team from New Zealand Red Cross

Right now in the Pacific there is a life-threatening measles outbreak, and children are most at risk.
Outbreaks have been declared in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Thousands of people have been affected, and many thousands more are at risk as health authorities and medical professionals race to prevent … View more
Right now in the Pacific there is a life-threatening measles outbreak, and children are most at risk.
Outbreaks have been declared in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Thousands of people have been affected, and many thousands more are at risk as health authorities and medical professionals race to prevent the spread and impact of this disease.
Red Cross volunteers are working closely with Ministries of Health to support both response and prevention activities. Hundreds of people have already visited the mobile vaccination site at Samoa Red Cross.

You can help too. Donate to the Pacific Disaster Fund now to support this emergency response.

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1 day ago

Home Based Dog Grooming

Taylor from Saint Andrews

Hi guys, I've just opened a home based dog grooming salon the St Andrews area - I have lots of experience and would love to meet your good boys and girls 🐾 Check out the Who's A Good Boy? FB page to see some of my grooms and make sure to call 0220843110 or PM the page to book in before… View moreHi guys, I've just opened a home based dog grooming salon the St Andrews area - I have lots of experience and would love to meet your good boys and girls 🐾 Check out the Who's A Good Boy? FB page to see some of my grooms and make sure to call 0220843110 or PM the page to book in before Christmas! Thanks, Taylor 😊

20 hours ago

Decadent DIY gifts

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

A beautifully decorated box filled with aromatic tea makes a lovely gift for someone who enjoys a cuppa.

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

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself.

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1 day ago

Give the gift that keeps on giving

Mags4Gifts

This Christmas, save up to 30% off your favourite magazine titles like NZ Gardener, NZ House & Garden, TV Guide and many other magazine titles.

Visit Mags4gifts or call 0800 624 444 to order! Sale ends Boxing Day 2019.

T&Cs apply.
Order now

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1 day ago

Consumer NZ says nine out of 20 sunscreens don't provide protection they claim

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Does the sunscreen you use offer the protection it claims on the label?

Consumer NZ has found nine out of 20 sunscreens they tested do not.

To read more, click here.

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2 days ago

What's On: Madagascar Jr: A Musical Adventure

Jenni from Flagstaff

School holiday entertainment based on the Dreamworks Movie of the same name. Join Alex the Lion and his friends and "Move It, Move It!" Information and bookings at iticket.co.nz.
Madagascar Jr: A Musical Adventure
  • Riverlea Theatre
3 days ago

Great NZ Santa Run

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

🎅🏼 Entries are now open for the 2019 Great NZ Santa Run!!

A 2-3km fun run/walk in a Santa suit!

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3 days ago

The NZ House & Garden House Tours are selling fast!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020! Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines! Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer … View moreNZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020! Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines! Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. For the last eleven years, the magazine has handpicked five fabulous locations around the country and this time we are delighted to be heading to the Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin. For more information and to secure your tickets for an inspiring day out exploring, please visit our website.

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3 days ago

Looking for help to get your home holiday ready?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, with summer and the festive season just around the corner, it's a great time to spruce up your home or give it a seasonal makeover. And if you're stuck for ideas, we can help!

Resene's colour and technical experts will be joining us on Homed from 7pm tonight (Weds … View more
Hey neighbours, with summer and the festive season just around the corner, it's a great time to spruce up your home or give it a seasonal makeover. And if you're stuck for ideas, we can help!

Resene's colour and technical experts will be joining us on Homed from 7pm tonight (Weds 20 Nov) to answer any questions you have about colour trends, decorating ideas, and the best way to get a perfect finish. Click here to submit your question now, then join us on Homed from 7pm to get some answers. See you then :)

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3 days ago

Poll: What do you think is the common reason Kiwis fail their driving test?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

There is one common reason that is accounting for one-quarter of all immediate failures of driving tests - out of the options below, what do you think is the common reason Kiwis don't pass the test? Vote in our poll.

Find out the answer here.

What do you think is the common reason Kiwis fail their driving test?
  • 24.8% Failing to giveway
    24.8% Complete
  • 15.4% Travelling above the speed limit
    15.4% Complete
  • 20.4% Not stopping at stop sign
    20.4% Complete
  • 39.4% Not checking blind spots/mirrors
    39.4% Complete
986 votes
3 days ago

What's On: Glenview Diggers Christmas Boot Sale

Rouruina from Glenview

Come grab a Christmas bargin Saturday 30th November 10am-2pm - $20 per boot - Bargains, Bouncy Castle and Sausage Sizzle
Glenview Diggers Christmas Boot Sale
  • Glenview Community Centre
3 days ago

What's On: Craft Club

Rouruina from Glenview

Mondays 10am-12pm - Bring a craft, socialise and meet new people
Craft Club
  • Glenview Community Centre
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