126 days ago

Careers at 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 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.
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More messages from your neighbours
1 hour ago

Get 50% Off Windscreen Cleaning Fluid!*

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Hamilton Te Rapa

Are your wiper blades streaking, squeaking or skipping? Tridon Wiper Blades are now available at Beaurepaires!

For a limited time, Beaurepaires Club Members get 50% off windscreen cleaning fluid with every wiper blade purchased!

Not in the Beaurepaires Club yet? No problem, join today at beaurepaires.co.nz/beaurepaires-club and collect this great deal!

1 hour ago

Purple poppy day today

A helper from Te Kowhai Community Group

Story by Graham McBride:

As well as the traditional commemorative red poppy, the National Army Museum remembers and honours our war animals each year on the 24 February with Purple Poppy Day. The purple poppy symbolises all animals who have died during conflict. It is estimated that more than 8 million animals sacrificed their lives in World War I alone.
Strictly in the Te Kowhai context, I once obtained this photo from Andrea (Limmer) Whittle, whose grandfather Bill Limmer (b.1895, d, 1981) is named on the Te Kowhai War Memorial Roll of Honour. Initially, in WWI, Bill undertook Compulsory Military Training, where he served locally in the 4th Waikato Mounted Rifles, then enlisted in the War in early 1918. He fought in Egypt for 1 year and 245 days, with the N.Z. Mounted Rifle Brigade, NZ Expeditionary Forces.

These (mostly) local farm ‘boys’ grew up with a very close affinity with horses – for work, travel and leisure. The bonds between soldier and ‘fighting’ horse during WWI must have been very personal, but when Bill and his fellow horsemen were about to embark for New Zealand at the end of the War, our government made the servicemen shoot their horses to avoid the cost of repatriating them.

This is Bill’s evocative image of the fate of his trusty mount! Maybe we also need some Purple Poppies on the wall at the Memorial Hall?

Story by Graham McBride

6 days ago

food glorious food....

The Editor from Te Kowhai Newsletter

If you've dined somewhere in the Waikato with good food, why not send a photo in to tekowhainews@gmail.com and give your fav local establishment a bit of free good feels.

Send your photos and a bit of a blurb about where you took the image to tekowhainews@gmail.com before noon on Friday 28 February.

Eat up!