Te Kowhai, Hamilton

60 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

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62 days ago

Catch The Press Leaders Debate Tuesday Night

Reporter The Press

Hi Neighbours,

Get ready for the South Island's only leader’s debate as Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern and National Leader Judith Collins prepare to go head to head in Christchurch.

Watch the debate live on Stuff, Tuesday, October 6 at 7pm.

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62 days ago

First Rung is here: A podcast guide to getting on the property ladder

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi! I'm so excited to finally be sharing a project our team has been working on for a while now: First Rung, our first podcast!
First Rung is packed with tips, advice and anecdotes from experts and home owners on every aspect of buying your first home - it also comes with a chance to win a … View more
Hi! I'm so excited to finally be sharing a project our team has been working on for a while now: First Rung, our first podcast!
First Rung is packed with tips, advice and anecdotes from experts and home owners on every aspect of buying your first home - it also comes with a chance to win a $500 Resene prize pack.
Over six, bite sized episodes, we cover everything from saving that deposit, to sunset clauses, to how to get your newly purchased home ready to move into.
We'll also introduce you to ordinary Kiwis, just like you, who have navigated the choppy waters of home buying in NZ and made it onto that first rung - and pick their brains for how they did it.
We all know buying a home is one of the toughest, most daunting things we might ever do as adults, so it doesn't hurt to get some expert advice and support. That's what we wanted to give you with First Rung.
So give it a listen and let us know what you think - and be in to win that mint Resene prize pack. I can't enter and I'm well jealous!

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66 days ago

Celebrating International Day of Older Persons

The Team from Office for Seniors

Today is the International Day of Older Persons! It's an important day for everyone to recognize and say thank you to older people for their amazing contributions to the world, from mentoring and volunteering, to sharing experience, being in paid work and much more.

To acknowledge the … View more
Today is the International Day of Older Persons! It's an important day for everyone to recognize and say thank you to older people for their amazing contributions to the world, from mentoring and volunteering, to sharing experience, being in paid work and much more.

To acknowledge the occasion, we have just released our October SuperSeniors Newsletter, you can read it here: bit.ly...

The day is also special as it marks the start of the WHO’s Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020 to 2030, you can find out more about it here: bit.ly...

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66 days ago

NZ's largest fun run... incoming!

The Team from Round the Bays

Kia ora neighbours 👋🏼 The team behind Ports of Auckland Round the Bays is super excited to share with you that we are back for another year, taking over Auckland's waterfront, Sunday 28 February 2021!

We're all about bringing people from different communities and workplaces and … View more
Kia ora neighbours 👋🏼 The team behind Ports of Auckland Round the Bays is super excited to share with you that we are back for another year, taking over Auckland's waterfront, Sunday 28 February 2021!

We're all about bringing people from different communities and workplaces and abilities together - just like Neighbourly. So we'd love to see some of our neighbours out on the start line! Our most affordable entry price, a Supersaver came on sale today and you can lock in yours here: www.roundthebays.co.nz...

Who's ready!?

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65 days ago

Have you recently decorated a home with Resene paints? If so, you could be a winner.

Resene

Resene and Your Home & Garden are on the lookout for the most stunning interior or exterior colour scheme created with Resene paints to be featured in Your Home & Garden magazine.

Monthly winners win $250 of Resene paint vouchers and the grand winner $5000 cash!

What we are looking … View more
Resene and Your Home & Garden are on the lookout for the most stunning interior or exterior colour scheme created with Resene paints to be featured in Your Home & Garden magazine.

Monthly winners win $250 of Resene paint vouchers and the grand winner $5000 cash!

What we are looking for:
Clever interior colours
Inventive paint projects
Exciting exterior paint
Entries are now open!

How to enter:
Email photos and a 200-word or more description of your space to yhg@bauermedia.co.nz with your last name and ‘Resene Colour Home’ in the subject line. Please include your name, home address, email address, daytime phone number, the names of the Resene colours used, and details of when your space was painted. Please credit anyone who assisted you in choosing your colours. The five finalists will each appear in Your Home and Garden, starting from the December issue. Every finalist will receive a $250 Resene voucher and a feature in the magazine, with the winner taking out the Resene Colour Home Awards and $5000 cash. An extended story on the winning home will feature in the June 2021 issue.

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65 days ago

Introducing...Neighbourly Good News!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Good News makes us feel good! It could be a colourful new art installation, a special new community garden project, a business doing something a little different or a missing kitty that's finally been reunited with its worried owners...

If something's happening in your neighbourhood … View more
Good News makes us feel good! It could be a colourful new art installation, a special new community garden project, a business doing something a little different or a missing kitty that's finally been reunited with its worried owners...

If something's happening in your neighbourhood that's made you happy spread some joy and let your neighbours know all about it.

Head to the Good News page to share your good news and we'll reward the best entries with a $100 Prezzy® card each week (plus there's spot prizes for supportive neighbours and entertaining banter!) Get involved!

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65 days ago

Create a stylish mini deck

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

Use tongue and groove landscaping timber and fence palings to create a stylish mini deck finished in Resene Woodsman wood stain.

Make the most of this weekend with this step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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65 days ago

Firestarter fundraiser!

Emma Bradley from DC Rescue Dogs

Latest DC Rescue fundraiser: firelighters $1 a pack (32 cubes in a pack).

* These have been donated to us as they are classed as seconds. The packs have got damp in storage. The actual product is unaffected as it’s in plastic wrap inside the pack.

* Photo is actual product.

*Pick up … View more
Latest DC Rescue fundraiser: firelighters $1 a pack (32 cubes in a pack).

* These have been donated to us as they are classed as seconds. The packs have got damp in storage. The actual product is unaffected as it’s in plastic wrap inside the pack.

* Photo is actual product.

*Pick up Taupiri/Gordonton & Hamilton by arrangement.

*They are in storage & I will probably get them once a week.

Let me know how many you or your family want, sorry can’t post, pick up only.

HEAPS available!

Price: $1

66 days ago

Calling all Small Business Owners!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

This is your final chance to grab our FREE 3-month Premium Business Listing

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out from… View more
This is your final chance to grab our FREE 3-month Premium Business Listing

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out from the rest.

There's no catches and no hidden fees. It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

Spring is a great time to get active on Neighbourly so grab your FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now

*This is a limited time offer
Get 3 Months FREE

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66 days ago

Come along to your Community Health Forum

Andre Chivell from Waikato District Health Board

Kia ora neighbours, we at Waikato DHB want more of you to have a say in health. We’re on a journey to enable better access to local community health and wellbeing. Come along and share your knowledge and experience as we work together on this.

When: 10am-Noon, Tuesday 6 October
Where: St … View more
Kia ora neighbours, we at Waikato DHB want more of you to have a say in health. We’re on a journey to enable better access to local community health and wellbeing. Come along and share your knowledge and experience as we work together on this.

When: 10am-Noon, Tuesday 6 October
Where: St Pauls Church Hall /Friendship House, 55 William Street, Raahui Pookeka / Huntly
When: 1.30-3.30pm, Tuesday 6 October
Where: Ngaruawahia Community House, 13 Galileo St, Ngaruawahia

Community Health Forums are a gathering of local people who share in a conversation about what matters to their community and hear what’s happening from the DHB and other local organisations/groups. 

We look forward to meeting you. He whakarongo tātou – we’re here to listen.
Learn more

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66 days ago

Mass recall of popular reusable coffee cups

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Reusable coffee cup manufacturer Biopak has issued a recall for some products, due to the possibility of part of the cup detaching when liquid is present.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) issued the recall on September 30, advising people to stop using it immediately … View more
Reusable coffee cup manufacturer Biopak has issued a recall for some products, due to the possibility of part of the cup detaching when liquid is present.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) issued the recall on September 30, advising people to stop using it immediately as a user could be burnt or scalded.

What you need to know:

- Contact Biopak or ring 0800 246 725 to get a refund on faulty items.

- The products were sold from January 2013 to September 2020

- All resuable coffee cups (8oz, 12oz, 16oz) in plain green or white should be
returned to Biopak.

- Those with custom names “SexieCoffie”, “Columbit”, “Echo”, “Hedland”, “Crop to Cup” or “Home Grain”. Should be returned immediately.

To find out more about this recall, see the government recall website.

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67 days ago

Could you be the inaugural Resene King or Queen of DIY?

Resene

If you know how to perfectly paint a wall and swing a hammer on the nail, the crown and glory could be yours! This year Waikato Home & Garden Show is on the hunt for the region’s Resene King and Queen of DIY.

For the first three days of the Waikato Home & Garden Show, contestants will … View more
If you know how to perfectly paint a wall and swing a hammer on the nail, the crown and glory could be yours! This year Waikato Home & Garden Show is on the hunt for the region’s Resene King and Queen of DIY.

For the first three days of the Waikato Home & Garden Show, contestants will compete in a series of preliminary challenges to test DIY prowess, it could be anything from hanging wallpaper to creating a living wall. The two supreme winners will not only be crowned the 2020 Resene King and Queen of DIY, but will also receive an incredible prize pack with over $2,000 worth of prizes from Resene, TSB, Samsung and more!

If you think you’ve got what it takes to take out the competition, entries are open now and close on October 23rd. Head to the website to complete the application form.

The Waikato Home & Garden Show returns to Hamilton’s Claudelands Events Centre 5-8 November 2020.
Complete the application

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71 days ago

shame them into submission

Paul from Pukete

Two recent homicide cases involving children  have sparked calls to end the right to silence,  statements in a recent media item reveal an investigation spanning 2004 to present, carries the names of 12 children whose killers have never been brought to justice. .

The right to silence is … View more
Two recent homicide cases involving children  have sparked calls to end the right to silence,  statements in a recent media item reveal an investigation spanning 2004 to present, carries the names of 12 children whose killers have never been brought to justice. .

The right to silence is enshrined in the Bill of Rights Act. Like most countries in the western world, New Zealand authorities can’t compel people to talk, "Aside from a few  exceptions, we all have – all the time – a right to silence,
Expressed in the article their views echo their outrage 

“Some  say the right to silence allows child abusers to escape punishment, and the law needs to change.

“The rights of victims to justice and the urgent need for offenders to be held accountable far outweighs the right to silence and other privileges that families may seek to use to mask their guilt or involvement.” these occurred in such cases as  He was referring to cases such as Staranise Waru,Chris and Cru Kahui,Atreyu Taylor-MateneandSoul Turany– babies and toddlers whose violent deaths in the past two decades remain unsolved. its “unacceptable” people are refusing to talk when a child is killed,"

Yet i know of no law which prevents the police publicly naming the person's of interest relevant to each case, completely acknowledging the public shame this will bring to the family the culture the tribe what ever is appropriate to each case.

Thus family peer, tribal, or cultural pressure is brought to bear on the individual responsible leaving one of two option to remove the abhorrent stain on the community concerned: to reveal or to ostracise the miscreant either action brings the perpetrator into the light

68 days ago

Win a Vegepod worth over $500.

Mark Stevens Reporter from Waikato Times

Until the 11th of October, purchase the Waikato Times, find the daily code and go into win 1 of 100 medium vegepod and trolley stands. Plus increase your chances of winning by finding the code inside the Sunday-Star-Times as well. Find out more

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