Te Kowhai, Hamilton

38 days ago

What do you think about a bank shifting its HQ to Hamilton?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Major rural bank Rabobank has announced a move from Wellington to Hamilton.

"We are a 100 per cent food and agri-focused bank and we think being in a really fast-growing region like the Waikato will serve us well," chief executive Todd Charteris said.

What do you think about the move? … View more
Major rural bank Rabobank has announced a move from Wellington to Hamilton.

"We are a 100 per cent food and agri-focused bank and we think being in a really fast-growing region like the Waikato will serve us well," chief executive Todd Charteris said.

What do you think about the move? Would you like to see other businesses shift their main offices to Hamilton?

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37 days ago

How a café owner gave a homeless man a job...

AMI Insurance

Tom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be… View moreTom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be good if kindness like that was contagious.”

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.

#OurKindaKindness
Read more now

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38 days ago

NZ's largest fun run is back for 2020!

Ruby Imlach from Round the Bays

Hello Neighbours! Ports of Auckland Round the Bays (aka NZ's largest fun run) is back for a 48th year of fun and we're inviting you to join us! 🙌🏼 We hit Auckland’s waterfront Sunday, 8th March 2020, with entries opening this Thursday 10th Oct. So, whose ready to get … View moreHello Neighbours! Ports of Auckland Round the Bays (aka NZ's largest fun run) is back for a 48th year of fun and we're inviting you to join us! 🙌🏼 We hit Auckland’s waterfront Sunday, 8th March 2020, with entries opening this Thursday 10th Oct. So, whose ready to get fun-run-ready!? 💥🤸🏼‍♀

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38 days ago

GUTTER SALE

Vannessa from Metalcraft Roofing Hamilton

Metalcraft Roofing Hamilton has excess gutter coil we are wanting to clear, so for a limited time only we will be selling Gutter in selected colours or primer at only $9.50 per Lm incl GST

For more information call 07 849 3807 or email installs.hamilton@metalcraftroofing.co.nz

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43 days ago

What do you want to see on Hamilton's big grey wall?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

It's big, grey, and you probably go past it all the time.

Now, the Te Koopuu Mania o Kirikiriroa wall (sometimes called the Wintec Wall) is getting a makeover.

What kind of mural would you like to see on the wall?

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43 days ago

Mayor Andrew King's $1/2m Council debt write off.

Kit from Pukete

Reminder about the legal case Andrew King lost against his own council. This debt was written off... something to bear in mind when voting for a new Mayor.

www.stuff.co.nz...

39 days ago

Poll: Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole … View more
The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole queue, and the evidence is potentially for a long time". Do you agree with this policy? Should parents be fined?

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Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?
  • 35.3% Yes - they are responsible for their children
    35.3% Complete
  • 25.9% It's not fair to assume they'll end up in the dole queue
    25.9% Complete
  • 38.8% No - it's not the parents' choice
    38.8% Complete
1509 votes
44 days ago

Poll: Should daylight saving be abolished?

The team Reporter from Hamilton Press

The European Parliament has already voted to abolish daylight saving from 2021, due to studies that highlighted the connection between daylight saving and health issues.

For some, having more daylight hours is beneficial, but for others, it can really interrupt their sleep cycle. What are your … View more
The European Parliament has already voted to abolish daylight saving from 2021, due to studies that highlighted the connection between daylight saving and health issues.

For some, having more daylight hours is beneficial, but for others, it can really interrupt their sleep cycle. What are your thoughts?

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Should daylight saving be abolished?
  • 25% Yes - it messes with my sleep rhythm
    25% Complete
  • 62.9% No - I enjoy having more daylight hours
    62.9% Complete
  • 12.1% I'm not bothered either way
    12.1% Complete
380 votes
39 days ago

Careers at Silver Fern Farms

Silver Fern Farms

Silver Fern Farms offer a great team environment, good money and the opportunity to develop a lasting career in the meat processing industry.

Full training will be provided that will enable you to achieve high standards of processing skills and a chance to gain National Qualifications through … View more
Silver Fern Farms offer a great team environment, good money and the opportunity to develop a lasting career in the meat processing industry.

Full training will be provided that will enable you to achieve high standards of processing skills and a chance to gain National Qualifications through the NZQA.

So, if you are looking at a new career or a change in career and enjoy working in a team, have a "can-do" attitude, keen to learn, not afraid of hard work, we would like to hear from you.
Find out more

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40 days ago

Handmade gifts for Christmas

The Editor from Te Kowhai Newsletter

Every year I wrack my brains for new stocking filler ideas for kids and family members. I like the idea of hand made stuff so for the November issue of Te Kowhai News, I thought I could publish photos (with contact details) of hand made gifts for Christmas.

If you make anything that would be a … View more
Every year I wrack my brains for new stocking filler ideas for kids and family members. I like the idea of hand made stuff so for the November issue of Te Kowhai News, I thought I could publish photos (with contact details) of hand made gifts for Christmas.

If you make anything that would be a cool Christmas gift, get in touch! Send a photo of your item and the contact details you'd like to share for purchases to tekowhainews@gmail.com and I will publish colour photos on the inside cover of the magazine in the November issue.

Amanda

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40 days ago

Edwardian chair

Sarah from Saint Andrews

An antique chair very strong been reinforced by carpenters so it will last a lifetime make an offer

Price: $280

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41 days ago

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Play Stuff is proud to present the Show Me Shorts Film Festival launching this weekend all over NZ.

Show Me Shorts exists to connect New Zealanders with short films and share New Zealand short films with the world.

Discover your local programme @ showmeshorts.co.nz

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42 days ago

Poll: Should daylight saving be abolished?

Kendra Stone Reporter from Waikato Times

The European Parliament has already voted to abolish daylight saving from 2021, due to studies that highlighted the connection between daylight saving and health issues.

For some, having more daylight hours is beneficial, but for others, it can really interrupt their sleep cycle. What are your … View more
The European Parliament has already voted to abolish daylight saving from 2021, due to studies that highlighted the connection between daylight saving and health issues.

For some, having more daylight hours is beneficial, but for others, it can really interrupt their sleep cycle. What are your thoughts?

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Should daylight saving be abolished?
  • 25.6% Yes - it messes with my sleep rhythm
    25.6% Complete
  • 65.3% No - I enjoy having more daylight hours
    65.3% Complete
  • 9.1% I'm not bothered either way
    9.1% Complete
121 votes
42 days ago

Do you know how to vote in the local election?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Time is running out to have your say on who should run the city - especially if you want to do it by post.

This piece runs through the options of how to cast your vote, and when to do it by.

Have you voted yet?

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