Te Kowhai, Hamilton

74 days ago

Happy New Zealand Sign Language Week!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

NZ Sign Language is unique to our country and is one of New Zealand's three official languages, so those are some great reasons to celebrate it!
Check out the Neighbourly team trying their hand at simple greetings that you could sign in your neighbourhood.

74 days ago

Lambs for sale

Mike from Horsham Downs

Two 3 month old 7/8 wiltshire lambs for sale. ! ram entire, 1 ewe.
Growing well and almost weaned.
$100 each

Price: $100

78 days ago

Merepeka Raukawa-Tait :resolve this

Paul from Pukete

In a recent article by Dr Muriel Newman  titled "Political Agenda Endangers Lives it was stated in part" 

The Chair of the Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, claimed, “This Urgent Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki should be the final death knell to a Ministry that … View more
In a recent article by Dr Muriel Newman  titled "Political Agenda Endangers Lives it was stated in part" 

The Chair of the Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, claimed, “This Urgent Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki should be the final death knell to a Ministry that must shut down. Its systemic failure is inexplicable given it has continued without consequence spanning generations. Now is the hour for Maori to be enabled to take charge themselves, not a Government department… Maori are more than capable of supporting whanau to make any necessary changes to ensure that tamariki Maori flourish in their home environment.”" That surely is not an option.

The ‘by Maori, for Maori, with Maori’ separatist “solution” that’s being proposed is sinister. It not only fails to address the real cause of the child abuse crisis, but it also fails to even acknowledge it. The real problem, of course, is not the government agency – nor institutional racism or colonisation. The real cause of the Maori child abuse crisis is family members threatening the safety of their children. 

Merepeka if that us your belief i challenge you to resolve this dilemma    

Nearly four months on from the killing of baby Sofia Taueki-Jackson  at her Auckland home, some close whānau are still refusing to help investigators, police say .No arrests have been made in the homicide investigation that established Sofia died from what a neuropathologist professor described as a “catastrophic head injury and that her injuries were deliberately inflicted and caused her death

75 days ago

Take part in Pots for Tots for Plunket with Resene!

Resene

Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these … View more
Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these new babies than supporting Plunket to support them.

Every qualifying testpot you buy = a $1 donation to Plunket!

Offer applies until 4 October 2020 at Resene owned ColorShops.
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75 days ago

Have Shadowclad as your exterior cladding? Important Information!

Adina Thorn Lawyers

Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

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Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

LIMITED TIME, ACT NOW

If you own a property (house or commercial building) with Shadowclad as the exterior cladding, and the Shadowclad was installed within the last 15 years, register your interest now! There is no cost or obligation to register your interest.

Visit www.adinathorn.co.nz to find out more about the class action and litigation funding.
Register now

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80 days ago

Margaret Thatcher’s stirring speech

Paul from Pukete

a lot of this speech resonates with me i have highlighted it with speech marks " "





Margaret Thatcher’s stirring speech to a small business conference in 1965 gave so much hope for the future that it is worth repeating extracts here:
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a lot of this speech resonates with me i have highlighted it with speech marks " "





Margaret Thatcher’s stirring speech to a small business conference in 1965 gave so much hope for the future that it is worth repeating extracts here:



This Government believes in small business. Because small firms are indispensable to the creation of jobs and of wealth. Firms with fewer than 200 employees produce about a fifth of our national income; employ one in four of the total workforce; and provide one job in three in the private sector.



Small firms can be a seed-bed for new ideas and a testing ground for new ways of working.



" They often lead the way in new products and new services. They put the customer first. They have to, to survive in a fast-changing world."



We support small businesses because they embody freedom and independence. They are the roots of a free society. For in the words of one American President: “Energy in a nation is like sap in a tree; it rises from the bottom up; it does not come from the top down.”



We seek a society



"— where people make their own choices and take responsibility for their decisions."



"— where rewards are related directly to one's efforts."

"— where people have a stake in its success."

"— where individual initiative rather than the diktat of Government provides the driving force…"



Running a small business involves great risks. But to run those risks the rewards must be there. That means that taxes must be cut.



If we are to reduce taxation, we must hold down public expenditure.



The pressures for more public spending are remorseless. But the Government will resist them. Even though we may be opposed by powerful interests our duty is to speak up as well for the taxpayer, the ratepayer, the businessman, the wealth-creator. In a free society, government must leave more in the pockets of the people, to spend as they decide.



I came to office with one deliberate intent: "to change Britain from a dependent to a self-reliant society—from a give-it-to-me, to a do-it-yourself nation".



"A get-up-and-go, instead of a sit-back-and-wait-for-it Britain."



This means creating a new culture—an enterprise culture—which accords a new status to the entrepreneur and offers him the rewards to match;



" which breeds a new generation of men and women who create jobs for others instead of waiting for others to create jobs for them."



That is why this Government has given so much attention to the promotion of the small business. It is not simply that tall oaks from little acorns grow. "Small businesses are the very embodiment of a free society—the mechanism by which the individual can turn his leadership and talents to the benefit of both himself and the nation".



The freer the society, the more small businesses there will be. And the more small businesses there are, the freer and more enterprising that society is bound to be.



So my message to you today is quite simple: we will do our best for you, so that you can do your best for Britain.



as always welcome and invite your feedback and thoughts

76 days ago

Ever thought of taking a night school class?

Fraser High School

Fraser High School is the hub of adult learning in Hamilton and the Waikato district. We offer over 70 evening and weekend classes. Our courses are very reasonably priced as we are supported by the Ministry of Education to offer interesting and useful short programs.

Pick from our courses on … View more
Fraser High School is the hub of adult learning in Hamilton and the Waikato district. We offer over 70 evening and weekend classes. Our courses are very reasonably priced as we are supported by the Ministry of Education to offer interesting and useful short programs.

Pick from our courses on business management, computing, food and cooking, gardening, language, music and dance, photography, and art.

Enrol now for term four, starts 19th October 2020. You can LOOK, BOOK and PAY online at www.fraserace.ac.nz or just call us on 07 846 8624. It's easy!

Just a few clicks and you will be on a new learning adventure.
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76 days ago

Fishing Kayak

Ana from Pukete

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Price: $1,200

76 days ago

Te Kowhai News September landing now

The Editor from Te Kowhai Newsletter

The September issue of Te Kowhai News is landing in letterboxes now across RD5, RD8 and RD9.

In this issue:

- Local memories with Zelda Jones, nee Jessen, by Shirley Warner

- Local history, by Graham McBride
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The September issue of Te Kowhai News is landing in letterboxes now across RD5, RD8 and RD9.

In this issue:

- Local memories with Zelda Jones, nee Jessen, by Shirley Warner

- Local history, by Graham McBride

- Food trucks back at Te Kowhai School every Thursday for the foreseeable future.

- Market days coming in Te Kowhai and Whatawhata.

- Heaps of great photos!

If you have feedback or would like to share details of a story, please get in touch. tekowhainews@gmail.com

New advertisers and contributions are welcome.

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77 days ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to … View more
There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to live. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.
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77 days ago

Te Kowhai Hall Society - AGM Reminder

Glenis from Te Kowhai

7:30pm on Monday, 21 September 2020

at the Te Kowhai Hall, 612 Horotiu Road, Te Kowhai

Please come along and join the Hall Committee so you can have your say on the upkeep and running of this fantastic community facility. Remember – the maintenance of the Hall is funded from our rates. Without … View more
7:30pm on Monday, 21 September 2020

at the Te Kowhai Hall, 612 Horotiu Road, Te Kowhai

Please come along and join the Hall Committee so you can have your say on the upkeep and running of this fantastic community facility. Remember – the maintenance of the Hall is funded from our rates. Without continued community support we run the risk of the council taking over the management of our Hall.

77 days ago

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Paul from Pukete

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78 days ago

Your latest edition of Homed available now - read online

Reporter Homed - Waikato Times

Welcome to your latest edition of Homed. Printed and distributed across the Waikato, you can find our weekly gloss publication inside your Waikato Times each Saturday and online here. Our Homed Cover and Featured Home of the week is a home of distinction, set in St Kilda this property provides the … View moreWelcome to your latest edition of Homed. Printed and distributed across the Waikato, you can find our weekly gloss publication inside your Waikato Times each Saturday and online here. Our Homed Cover and Featured Home of the week is a home of distinction, set in St Kilda this property provides the opportunity to embrace a illustrious lifestyle in Cambridge's most sought after neighborhoods. Contact Amanda Merrington from Bayleys to arrange a private viewing today.

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80 days ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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81 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori … View more
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!

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