Te Kowhai, Hamilton

17 days ago

🙅‍♀️ It’s Not OK - November 1st to 30th 🙅‍♂️

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Creating safer communities means ensuring that no one lives in fear of harm on the streets or in their own home. For the month of November, we want to raise awareness and work together to end all forms of violence including family harm, elder and child abuse, sexual assault, gang violence, and … View moreCreating safer communities means ensuring that no one lives in fear of harm on the streets or in their own home. For the month of November, we want to raise awareness and work together to end all forms of violence including family harm, elder and child abuse, sexual assault, gang violence, and more. These victimisations affect us all and can have lasting effects that spill into our everyday lives including at work and school.

To do your part this month, perhaps consider supporting a women’s refuge or work with Police in your area to host an info night on how to identify elder or child abuse in your community. This month’s campaign also coincides with White Ribbon Day on 25 November which is an internationally celebrated day that aims to prevent violence towards women.

Let us know how you’re spreading the ‘It’s Not OK’ message in your home or in your community by tagging us in your posts + using the following hashtag so we can see what you get up to:

#NSNZendviolence

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17 days ago

Offering Companionship & Security

Matamata Country Lodge

Set in peaceful surroundings with beautiful trees and gardens, with good sized rooms to accommodate residents precious belongs.

The Matamata Country Lodge now has Assisted living apartments starting from $390,000 and Individual Chalets starting from $495 000.00. We have large Chalets with … View more
Set in peaceful surroundings with beautiful trees and gardens, with good sized rooms to accommodate residents precious belongs.

The Matamata Country Lodge now has Assisted living apartments starting from $390,000 and Individual Chalets starting from $495 000.00. We have large Chalets with plenty of space between each dwelling, all fully refurbished. When some additional care is required, our assisted living apartments are an excellent option.

We have various levels of care available to suit the individual needs of our assisted living residents - with a focus on maximising the residents privacy and independence.

We also provide Rest Home and Hospital Beds. Carer Support, Respite Care and Day Care.

Phone Darrell Shaw to discuss available options 07 888 4090.
Learn more

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18 days ago

Poll: Have your shoes ever disappeared from outside your house?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Footwear thieves are treating the doorsteps of an affluent Hamilton suburb like a "shoe store", police say.

A six-month spate of shoe theft in Rototuna sparked a warning by Waikato Police, urging locals to keep their kicks out of sight and ring 111 if they saw suspicious activity.

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Footwear thieves are treating the doorsteps of an affluent Hamilton suburb like a "shoe store", police say.

A six-month spate of shoe theft in Rototuna sparked a warning by Waikato Police, urging locals to keep their kicks out of sight and ring 111 if they saw suspicious activity.

Read more here. Have your shoes ever disappeared from outside your house?

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Have your shoes ever disappeared from outside your house?
  • 6.3% Yes, more than once.
    6.3% Complete
  • 4.2% Maybe once.
    4.2% Complete
  • 20.8% Never. My shoes seem to be safe.
    20.8% Complete
  • 68.8% I don't leave any outside.
    68.8% Complete
96 votes
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17 days ago

Succulents in pumice

Tricia from Whatawhata

Lots of different succulents in pumice of all shapes and sizes. Ph: 0274 748 050

Negotiable

17 days ago

Have you voted for your Gardener of the Year for 2019?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Voting closes tomorrow, November 1. These amazing homegrown heroes were shortlisted after a public call for nominations from gardeners all over the country, and you can read about their wonderful work here. Then don't forget to click through to vote for your favourite!

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18 days ago

Come along to your Community Health Forum

Andre Chivell from Waikato District Health Board

Hey neighbours, we at Waikato DHB want more of you to have a say in health. Come along to your Community Health Forum next week.

When: 10am – noon, Tuesday 5 November
Raglan Medical, 9 Wallis St, Raglan

Community Health Forums are a gathering of local people who share in a conversation … View more
Hey neighbours, we at Waikato DHB want more of you to have a say in health. Come along to your Community Health Forum next week.

When: 10am – noon, Tuesday 5 November
Raglan Medical, 9 Wallis St, Raglan

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

We look forward to meeting you. He whakarongo tātou – we’re here to listen.
Visit us online

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38 days ago

WATCH: Rotterdam's floating cows: the future of farming?

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, could you imagine cows floating down the Waikato River?

These cows are floating on Europe's largest port, in another effort to make cattle farming more sustainable. The owners call it the world's first 'floating farm'. It's in Rotterdam and they want it to… View more
Hi Neighbours, could you imagine cows floating down the Waikato River?

These cows are floating on Europe's largest port, in another effort to make cattle farming more sustainable. The owners call it the world's first 'floating farm'. It's in Rotterdam and they want it to minimize waste and land use, and also bring food production closer to the city.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...

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18 days ago

💥 SOLD 💥 Record Result

Tim from Pukete

🏡 20 Cosmith Lane Hamilton 🏡

• Two open homes
• Three offers
• Only 6 days on the market
• Sold over asking price


I believe marketing and sales skills are very important when using an agent, my comprehensive marketing package & exceptional sales skills will … View more
🏡 20 Cosmith Lane Hamilton 🏡

• Two open homes
• Three offers
• Only 6 days on the market
• Sold over asking price


I believe marketing and sales skills are very important when using an agent, my comprehensive marketing package & exceptional sales skills will get you top dollar 💵 So if your needing to sell contact me today 📲

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18 days ago

Enter your short story to win

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Are you an aspiring author? Entries for the Sunday Star Times short story awards are now open!

The winning entry will receive a $3000 prize + there’s a $500 prize for students in our secondary school competition.

Full details and the entry form are here.

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18 days ago

Poll: Should dogs be allowed in cafes?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Dogs lolling beneath cafe tables while their owners sip lattes or glasses of pinot would have been unthinkable 30 years ago.

Now it is just the way Kiwis roll, with a raft of dog-friendly dining options available throughout the country. What do you think? Should dogs be allowed in cafes?

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Should dogs be allowed in cafes?
  • 21% Absolutely not - cafes are for humans
    21% Complete
  • 20.5% Definitely - I think it's a great idea
    20.5% Complete
  • 15.5% It depends on the cafe
    15.5% Complete
  • 43.1% Only in cafes with outdoor areas
    43.1% Complete
2633 votes
18 days ago

Poll: What's your go-to exercise?

The team Reporter from Hamilton Press

With Summer well on its way with lovely long, light evenings, there's plenty of reason to get out and about. What's your go-to evening exercise?

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What's your go-to exercise?
  • 69.3% Light walking
    69.3% Complete
  • 3.4% Running
    3.4% Complete
  • 6.8% Hitting the gym
    6.8% Complete
  • 6.8% Swimming
    6.8% Complete
  • 2.3% Yoga/pilates
    2.3% Complete
  • 11.4% Other (please comment)
    11.4% Complete
88 votes
18 days ago

What do you want to see on the inside front cover in January?

The Editor from Te Kowhai Newsletter

Hi Te Kowhai!

On the inside cover of the November issue of Te Kowhai News we'll be featuring locally made gifts and stocking filler ideas along with details of the clever people who make them and where to buy them.

What do you want to see on the inside front cover in January? We've … View more
Hi Te Kowhai!

On the inside cover of the November issue of Te Kowhai News we'll be featuring locally made gifts and stocking filler ideas along with details of the clever people who make them and where to buy them.

What do you want to see on the inside front cover in January? We've done summer photos and holiday snaps. Should we do the same again or something different? What would you like to see?

Answers in the comments below, thanks.

tekowhainews@gmail.com

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18 days ago

Have you checked out our Hard Yakka series?

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours,
Spending scandals, growing deficits, board sackings: staffers at Waikato DHB have worked through it all in recent years.
But people don't stop getting sick while there's turmoil at the top of the district health board.
Thousands of employees carried on helping patients and … View more
Hi neighbours,
Spending scandals, growing deficits, board sackings: staffers at Waikato DHB have worked through it all in recent years.
But people don't stop getting sick while there's turmoil at the top of the district health board.
Thousands of employees carried on helping patients and keeping health services ticking over. Hard Yakka introduces readers to some of those people.
Our first story in the series here.
We'll have a new one each day over the coming weeks.
So check out the Waikato Times and Stuff for them.

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19 days ago

Christmas came early! 😍😍😍

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Our new website is now live and ready for visitors. Click below to see it for yourself.

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