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9 hours ago

Help stop the spread of wallabies

Waikato Regional Council

Without control, wallabies could eventually invade all of the central North Island.

Bay of Plenty and Waikato Regional Council's are working together to stop this from happening.

Find out about their wallaby control programme and why wallabies are a pest here.

You can help stop the … View more
Without control, wallabies could eventually invade all of the central North Island.

Bay of Plenty and Waikato Regional Council's are working together to stop this from happening.

Find out about their wallaby control programme and why wallabies are a pest here.

You can help stop the spread of wallabies by reporting any sightings at reportwallabies.com.
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3 days ago

Pop Up Book Fair

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

The Red Cross (Pop Up) Book Fair is back again this year for the book lovers, avid readers, and book worms and for those who would like to invest in a new or favorite hobby! Join us on Queen's birthday weekend.

A massive range of quality books from fiction to nonfiction, kids’ books to … View more
The Red Cross (Pop Up) Book Fair is back again this year for the book lovers, avid readers, and book worms and for those who would like to invest in a new or favorite hobby! Join us on Queen's birthday weekend.

A massive range of quality books from fiction to nonfiction, kids’ books to adult books, sporting, gardening, art, health, cooking, biography and many more at giveaway prices, including the famous $1 room and the ‘collector’s corner’ for unique and vintage books.

Bring the family and stock up on some fantastic reading and find great presents for friends and your near and dear ones.

A huge thank you to all Hamiltonians’ and everyone across the region and country from the Red Cross and its volunteers for their kind donations throughout the year and their continued and generous support at the event as well.

Cash and EFTPOS accepted.

FREE 2 hour on street parking.

See you all there!

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1 day ago

Are you obsessed with your houseplants? Enter our Houseplant Hero competition!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

The hunt is officially on for New Zealand's best collection of houseplants
. Which means you could be 2022 Houseplant Hero. There’s some great prizes to be won! To enter, tell us in writing (no more than 500 words) what potted plants you have, the time you put into caring for them, and what … View more
The hunt is officially on for New Zealand's best collection of houseplants
. Which means you could be 2022 Houseplant Hero. There’s some great prizes to be won! To enter, tell us in writing (no more than 500 words) what potted plants you have, the time you put into caring for them, and what you love about them. Send us up to five photos of your indoor plant displays. Email mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz. Meanwhile, here's last year's winner Alyce Read, from Nelson.

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1 day ago

New Chief Executive for Franklin Hospice

Sapeer Mayron Reporter from Franklin County News

Franklin Hospice has a new Chief Executive in Sue Marshall, who has been working in primary care for nearly a decade.

After eight years of senior management roles at Tamaki Health and Counties Medical, and a stint as CEO of the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust, Marshall is excited to grow … View more
Franklin Hospice has a new Chief Executive in Sue Marshall, who has been working in primary care for nearly a decade.

After eight years of senior management roles at Tamaki Health and Counties Medical, and a stint as CEO of the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust, Marshall is excited to grow the hospice further.

“There is a growing need for this vital service, in challenging economic times,” Marshall said.

“I am excited to take up this role and ensure that we are able to meet demand and provide more for our patients and their whanau.”

Outgoing CE Ric Odom served the Hospice for five and a half years, as demand for its services more than doubled.

For the diary: join Franklin Hospice’s fundraisers this June 18:

The Long Lazy Lunch from 11 until 3pm, followed by The Gala Dinner at 6.30pm, at LaValla in Tuakau.

Book your tickets now for either or both of these events!

1 day ago

Franklin music teachers honoured for decades of service

Sapeer Mayron Reporter from Franklin County News

Three teachers at the New Zealand Modern School of Music Counties-Coromandel have been honoured for their decades of service to music students across Franklin.

Jane Jeffs started teaching piano, keyboard and music theory in 1982, the same year she got married. 40 years later, she is still hooked … View more
Three teachers at the New Zealand Modern School of Music Counties-Coromandel have been honoured for their decades of service to music students across Franklin.

Jane Jeffs started teaching piano, keyboard and music theory in 1982, the same year she got married. 40 years later, she is still hooked on the joy teaching music brings her students, she said.

She has taught at nine schools all over the region, and even taught multiple generations of the same families during the last four decades.

Lisa Adams has been teaching piano, keyboard and guitar for 35 years, and Jayne Woodham, has taught guitar for 25 years. Some of her students have gone on to become guitar teachers themselves.

The music school held a special concert in their honour at the Franklin Arts Centre on Saturday May 21, where the teachers also performed outside the gallery.

“I have always thought of Music Teaching as a job you should leave if you no longer enjoy anymore, as it is portrayed in your teaching,” Adams said.

“It has not always been plain sailing, but the positives have outweighed the negatives and after 35 years I can still say I enjoy teaching my pupils each week.”

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2 days ago

Sarah Dobson wins Pukekohe Young Growers competition

Sapeer Mayron Reporter from Franklin County News

Sarah Dobson, 25-year-old environment and sustainability technician at A.S. Wilcox, has won the Pukekohe Young Growers competition for 2022.

Up against three others from the region, Dobson beat out the rest across the day long competition at the Pukekohe Indian Association centre on Saturday May … View more
Sarah Dobson, 25-year-old environment and sustainability technician at A.S. Wilcox, has won the Pukekohe Young Growers competition for 2022.

Up against three others from the region, Dobson beat out the rest across the day long competition at the Pukekohe Indian Association centre on Saturday May 21.

“I was so rapt when they called my name to say that I had won, I couldn’t believe it,” Dobson said.

“I’ve learnt so much through the competition. I even learnt how to back a tractor-trailer last week which came in handy today!”

The national Young Grower of the Year competition is in Nelson on September 21 and 22. There will be six other regional finalists competing for their share of $30,000 worth of prizes.

HortNZ President, Barry O'Neil said the competition was a bright spot amid hard times the region.

“The various lockdowns and weather events have been unprecedented. Many growers’ businesses are under pressure, so it has been fantastic to be able to get a record turnout at the awards dinner this year and bring everyone together,” he said.

“Our industry is looking to the future in these very challenging times. Young people will play a key role in our future with our industry’s development and sustainability.”

Photo by HortNZ

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6 days ago

FREE FRIDAY Lunchtime Concert

Beverley Groves from Thames Music Group

Tutor Katherine Austin is bringing her top instrumental Students from the University of Waikato Conservatorium to perform in a 45 minute lunchtime concert for your pleasure in this free concert.
Thames Music group hosts these talented students annually for an appreciative audience.
Enjoy hot soup… View more
Tutor Katherine Austin is bringing her top instrumental Students from the University of Waikato Conservatorium to perform in a 45 minute lunchtime concert for your pleasure in this free concert.
Thames Music group hosts these talented students annually for an appreciative audience.
Enjoy hot soup and a bun after the concert for $5.
Masks will be required to be worn.
St Georges Church Thames, Friday 27th May at 12.15pm

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6 days ago

What's On: Marry Me Coromandel Wedding Expo

Taryn from Thames

Getting Married on the Coromandel/Hauraki or surrounds? Come see great local vendors, enjoy a mocktail and getting started with your planning. Tickets available online www.marrymecoromandel.co.nz
Marry Me Coromandel Wedding Expo
  • Thames Civic Centre
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6 days ago

Thames Menzshed & Womezshed news.

Tony from Thames

The Garage Sale next week is on Sunday the 29th May at 10am (not pm) & all are welcome - could be scons & a cuppa for a gold coin as well.

6 days ago

Become a Web Developer with Vision!

Vision College

Thinking about a career in IT as a Web Developer? Our NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) will teach you how to develop great websites in just one year! This programme will give you the development and design skills you need to make your mark in an exciting industry.

No University… View more
Thinking about a career in IT as a Web Developer? Our NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) will teach you how to develop great websites in just one year! This programme will give you the development and design skills you need to make your mark in an exciting industry.

No University entrance required! All you need is NCEA Level 2 to |get yourself started| on this journey into the IT industry.

Enrol now for our July intake at vision.ac.nz
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7 days ago

Most beaches and rivers in Thames-Coromandel safe to swim – monitoring from Waikato Regional Council shows

Denis from Thames

The summer monitoring program of Thames Coromandel beaches, estuaries and rivers carried by Waikato Regional Council has shown that most are safe to swim, but there are a few concerning locations. Read more - teggtalk.com...

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7 days ago

What's On: Tuakau Country Music Club

Christine from Pukekohe

The Annual General Meeting of the Tuakau Country and Variety Music Club will be held at the Tuakau Cosmopolitan Club at 3pm on Sunday June 12th.
Tuakau Country Music Club
  • Tuakau Cosmopolitan Club
7 days ago

What's On: Composting Talk Pukekohe

Kowhai from Birkdale

This talk offers an introduction to composting with bokashi bins, worm farms and cold composting bins. https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/composting-talk-pukekohe-2/
Composting Talk Pukekohe
  • Pukekohe Library
7 days ago

What's On: Composting Workshop Whitford

Kowhai from Birkdale

This workshop offers an introduction to composting with bokashi bins, worm farms and cold composting bins. https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/composting-workshop-whitford-6/
Composting Workshop Whitford
  • Whitford Community Hall
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7 days ago

What's On: Franklin Country Music Club

Judi from Pukekohe

Franklin Country Music Club: Come along and enjoy the music or sing a song with a live band. Ph Judi 0275225253
Franklin Country Music Club
  • Pukekohe War Memorial Town Hall
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