Te Kowhai, Hamilton

57 days ago

Does your cat deserve some plush furnishings?

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

Your cat will love this easy-to make contemporary cat tree. Paint in Resene testpots to complement your décor or accent it.

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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57 days ago

Peppertree Luxury Accommodation FOR SALE!

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty

This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing … View more
This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing individual charm as well as comfort. In the heart of the lodge is a spacious, recently renovated farmhouse kitchen enjoying garden and orchard views. A large woodburner with wetback heats the water for a series of radiators around the house, ensuring year-round warmth.

Organically managed, the four-hectare property provides the ability to live from the land with honey, fruit trees, berry patches, vegetable gardens, olives and grazing for sheep, cattle and horses. The small Chardonnay vineyard with a careful selection of clones produces a succulent house wine thoroughly enjoyed by guests from all around the world.

A range of useful ancillary sheds and buildings offers space for projects, hobbies, storage and accommodation for staff. Other facilities on the property include a petanque court, croquet lawn and small gymnasium overlooking the swimming pool.

This extraordinarily diverse and unique lifestyle is ideally located on State Highway One, less than a five-minute drive from central Blenheim and 15 minutes from numerous winery cellar doors, restaurants and the airport.

Offers from $2,500,000 plus GST (if any)
Find out more

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59 days ago

Poll: Should Hamilton become a super city?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

That's one of the questions put to five of Hamilton's mayoral hopefuls during a Tuesday night debate.

Click here to read about and watch what they said.

What do you think? Should Hamilton City Council amalgamate with its neighbouring councils?

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Should Hamilton become a super city?
  • 24.5% Yes, we have too many councils in the Waikato.
    24.5% Complete
  • 72.3% No, we need people who know our local issues.
    72.3% Complete
  • 3.2% It wouldn't make any difference to me.
    3.2% Complete
  • 0% Other - explain in the comments.
    0% Complete
94 votes
58 days ago

Fun geocaching activity for family and friends

The Team from Ministry of Education

Looking for an outdoor activity to do with your family and friends? The Tuia Mātauranga GeoTour is a digital treasure hunt in local areas around Aotearoa NZ.

It’s on now, and if you’re keen on collectibles, there are badges and a limited edition GeoTour coin up for grabs. #TuiaMātauranga … View more
Looking for an outdoor activity to do with your family and friends? The Tuia Mātauranga GeoTour is a digital treasure hunt in local areas around Aotearoa NZ.

It’s on now, and if you’re keen on collectibles, there are badges and a limited edition GeoTour coin up for grabs. #TuiaMātauranga #Tuia250

58 days ago

Entries are now open!

The Team from Round the Bays

Kia ora neighbours! We have an exciting announcement to share - entries are now OPEN for the 2020 Ports of Auckland Round the Bays 🥇We've got entry options for solo rangers, families, people wanting to level up their fitness and entries for those wanting to participate as a team, so … View moreKia ora neighbours! We have an exciting announcement to share - entries are now OPEN for the 2020 Ports of Auckland Round the Bays 🥇We've got entry options for solo rangers, families, people wanting to level up their fitness and entries for those wanting to participate as a team, so something for everybody 🙌🏼 Secure our most affordable entry price, a Supersaver via the button below.

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60 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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59 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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60 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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60 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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65 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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60 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 22nd October 2019. 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.
Enrol Now!

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65 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...

61 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
66 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
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