Ngaruawahia, Ngaruawahia

15 hours ago

Poll: Does this historical school bus rule need an overhaul?

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours,
A school bus rule from 1904 that takes $60 a week out of a Waikato family's pocket needs to change, politicians say.
The Ministry's 115-year-old rule states school bus rides are only free for primary school children who live further than 3.2km away.
The rules also allow … View more
Hi neighbours,
A school bus rule from 1904 that takes $60 a week out of a Waikato family's pocket needs to change, politicians say.
The Ministry's 115-year-old rule states school bus rides are only free for primary school children who live further than 3.2km away.
The rules also allow school buses not to pick up children who live within 3.2km.
READ MORE: www.stuff.co.nz...
So we want to know, does this historic bus rule need to change?

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Does this historical school bus rule need an overhaul?
  • 72.7% Yes
    72.7% Complete
  • 27.3% No
    27.3% Complete
11 votes
5 hours ago

Help support at-risk teens

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

It’s not easy growing up in New Zealand today. The Salvation Army and The Warehouse Group know that life can be tough for young people, and that's why we teamed up to develop an innovative and effective youth development programme called ‘Aspire’.

Launched in 2015, thanks to seed … View more
It’s not easy growing up in New Zealand today. The Salvation Army and The Warehouse Group know that life can be tough for young people, and that's why we teamed up to develop an innovative and effective youth development programme called ‘Aspire’.

Launched in 2015, thanks to seed funding received from The Warehouse Group's 2014 Suppliers Dinner and ongoing funding support from Warehouse Stationery, Aspire has helped more than 1000 young people develop the skills, confidence, knowledge and networks they need to successfully address challenges and achieve their goals.

From now until the end of July, donations from Warehouse Stationery customers will help support hundreds of at-risk teens who aspire to change their lives.

Find out more about the programme and how to donate here: www.thewarehousegroup.co.nz...

facebook.com/SalvationArmyNZFTS/videos/565216060674595/

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5 hours ago

NZ Comedy at Its Finest

Clarence Street Theatre

The oven’s caught fire, David is drinking and Peter has some bad news.

Prepare to be transported to a 1980s television studio for big laughs, rum-fuelled showdowns, and some very questionable cooking. It’s the Christmas special and they’re up to their eyeballs in turkey stuffing and … View more
The oven’s caught fire, David is drinking and Peter has some bad news.

Prepare to be transported to a 1980s television studio for big laughs, rum-fuelled showdowns, and some very questionable cooking. It’s the Christmas special and they’re up to their eyeballs in turkey stuffing and melting cream castles. Now all they need is an audience…

Hudson and Halls Live! features NZ actors Jordan Mooney and Matt Walker from WESTSIDE and Straight Forward.

Both locals Hamilton lads that have made it on the international acting scene.
Book now

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14 days ago

Builders Apprentice - Ready for work.

Stephen from Ngaruawahia

Anyone looking for a Builders Apprentice in Hamilton? I know a young guy who has completed 6 months at a Trades Course at Wintec in Hamilton. Has worked part time at the Warehouse at The Base during school/study. Has NCEA LEVEL3. Own Transport. Has Site Safe and First Aid Certs. Physically … View moreAnyone looking for a Builders Apprentice in Hamilton? I know a young guy who has completed 6 months at a Trades Course at Wintec in Hamilton. Has worked part time at the Warehouse at The Base during school/study. Has NCEA LEVEL3. Own Transport. Has Site Safe and First Aid Certs. Physically fit. Currently with Tradestaff and working at The Temple in Hamilton, 19yrs old and keen.

17 hours ago

🏕️ Three ProjectK schools have recently returned from their wilderness adventures braving the winter cold. 🌲

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

The schools involved were Kelston Girls College, Northcote College and Waitakere College, and the activities they took part in included; tramping, water activities and a solo camping night.

Congrats to all those involved. We hope you all had an amazing time!

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19 hours ago

Who loves an op shop?!

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

Help the Order of St John raise vital funds for their services by volunteering in their Huntly Op Shop. If you are a people person who can spare one half day per week, they would love to hear from you.
Click on the link below to find out more, or to express your interest...

volunteeringwaikato.org.nz/volunteer/positions/1002/op-shop-assistant-huntly

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19 hours ago

Firewood - shed stored $120 a trailerload - dry.

Glenn from Whatawhata

Text me address for delivery (charge applies) on 021637507
I’ll contact you to arrange time

Alternatively you can pick up in whatawhata

Price not negotiable

Negotiable

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1 day ago

Retirement living and care you can trust

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

For Ryman Healthcare residents, knowing they’re part of a community they can trust and that genuinely cares, provides real peace of mind. Experience the difference!

1 day ago

Let's warm up your winter

Lemon&Joy

NOW - Buy one and receive a FREE Tree Man Flower Pot

We took one of the world’s softest, most luxurious blanket fabric and lined it with the ultimate in warming, comfort. Then transformed it into the world’s most comfortable oversized hoodie that keeps you totally snug and warm from head to … View more
NOW - Buy one and receive a FREE Tree Man Flower Pot

We took one of the world’s softest, most luxurious blanket fabric and lined it with the ultimate in warming, comfort. Then transformed it into the world’s most comfortable oversized hoodie that keeps you totally snug and warm from head to toe.

ONE SIZE FITS ALL!!

Lemon& Joy Wearable Blanket keeps you warm & cosy lounging at home, watching TV, camping, at a sporting event or anywhere you need to stay snuggly warm.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Sparkles the cat is still looking for a new home

Sandy from Huntly

Sparkles, a black and white female cat currently lives with other cats, but dreams of having a home where she is the only cat and gets all the attention. She loves eating, attention from her human/s (she will gently head butt your leg to let you know she cares) sitting on peoples laps and following… View moreSparkles, a black and white female cat currently lives with other cats, but dreams of having a home where she is the only cat and gets all the attention. She loves eating, attention from her human/s (she will gently head butt your leg to let you know she cares) sitting on peoples laps and following them around the house and garden (a bit of a dog-cat), sleeping, playing and rolling around on the deck in the sunshine. She also adores it when humans make soft eyes at her. Please note, she does NOT like to be picked up.

She needs someone who will be happy to control the size of her meals so she can reach and maintain a healthy weight. She also needs to be brushed several times a week as despite having short hair, she sheds a lot of hair. Sparkles is a cat that knows what she wants, does NOT like to be picked up and needs a home with no other cats, dogs or young children - older children should be fine. She would suit someone who has experience with cats and knows them well.

Sparkles is about 7 years old, spayed, micro-chipped and up to date with her cat flu vaccinations. Her last vaccination in May 2019, is recorded in her Health Record book, if she needs to go to a cattery while her new owner is on holiday.

Although I will miss her very much, I believe she will be happiest as an only cat so am happy to let her go to a home that I think would suit her.

If, after reading through this listing, you think you can offer Sparkles a good home with the above requirements, please private message me.

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17 days ago

Wanted: Vinyl Records

Dujon from Ngaruawahia

Hi there! I am looking to buy records from the 1960's - 80's. Anything is considered. Thanks

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2 days ago

Help keep the lights on this winter

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Imagine having to sit in the dark on a cold night, wrapped in a blanket for warmth because you couldn’t afford heating or power?

Sadly, this is a reality for many Kiwi families living in poverty at the moment, as they struggle through a cold winter without even the basics to survive. They are … View more
Imagine having to sit in the dark on a cold night, wrapped in a blanket for warmth because you couldn’t afford heating or power?

Sadly, this is a reality for many Kiwi families living in poverty at the moment, as they struggle through a cold winter without even the basics to survive. They are often forced to choose between providing food, warmth and shelter for their family, knowing the profound impact that going without even one of these things will have on their health and well-being.

Please support this ‘Lights On’ Winter Appeal and help keep families safe, warm and sheltered this winter.

Donate at salvationarmy.org.nz/winter

facebook.com/SalvationArmyNZFTS/videos/626243601206686/

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3 days ago

Sharonika finds resilience through Graeme Dingle Foundation

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Teen Sharonika Prasad used to be scared, of life, of opportunity. She lacked self-confidence. ‘‘I had a negative mind set in which I had beliefs that I would never be successful at anything, with a very low self-esteem. ‘‘I made excuses because I had no motivation and little confidence and … View moreTeen Sharonika Prasad used to be scared, of life, of opportunity. She lacked self-confidence. ‘‘I had a negative mind set in which I had beliefs that I would never be successful at anything, with a very low self-esteem. ‘‘I made excuses because I had no motivation and little confidence and I let life pass me by even if it was a wonderful opportunity because I was so afraid of the unknown.’’

Not anymore! Prasad, 18, and the youngest in a family of five, is now working as a caregiver while studying a foundation course at NZMA for occupational therapy and has realised she ‘‘could do anything’’. She is the first in her family to go to university. The South Auckland teen has found her potential with the help of our Foundation that aims to transform young Kiwi lives.

Read more abour Sharonika's story here: bit.ly...

Show your support for Sharonika and other young people by joining our Supporters Group here: bit.ly...

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3 days ago

Poll: Have you had a courier parcel stolen from your front door?

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,
Online shopping is getting more popular by the day, but with the convenience of getting parcels delivered to your home comes the danger of potential theft.

Have you ever had an online delivery go missing once it has been delivered?

To read more, click here.

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Have you had a courier parcel stolen from your front door?
  • 17.1% Yes
    17.1% Complete
  • 82.9% No
    82.9% Complete
1489 votes
3 days ago

Nominations close today!!!!!

The Team from Women of Influence

Last chance to nominate!!!

Nominations for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards close today! Don't miss out, begin your nomination today as nominations close at 11.59pm!

There is still time to recognize the amazing women in your communities. Any incomplete nominations will have until Friday, … View more
Last chance to nominate!!!

Nominations for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards close today! Don't miss out, begin your nomination today as nominations close at 11.59pm!

There is still time to recognize the amazing women in your communities. Any incomplete nominations will have until Friday, 11.59pm to submit for judging!

womenofinfluence.co.nz/nominate

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3 days ago

Get a Clever Home package

Genesis Energy

Moving house soon? Whether you're moving or looking to switch from your current power company, we can help turn your house into a smart home. Move with Genesis and you could get a Genesis Clever Home package valued at $679.

T&C's apply.
Find out more

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