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Happy Fri-YAY Neighbourhood Supporters! 🥳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

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We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

🌧 Drive to conditions

↔️ Keep a safe following distance

😇 Be patient with other drivers

☕️ Take regular breaks to stay alert

⌚️ Allow plenty of time

👉 Use that indicator!


For the latest traffic updates:

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1 day ago

Looking for planting tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing … View more
In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing frame for upwardly mobile crops plus go in the draw for vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and a vege grower’s hamper from Yates.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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1 day ago

Maglight torch

Michael from Mangatawhiri - Maramarua

Large Maglight torch adjustable beam 500mm long made in the USA takes 6Dsize batteries
Pickup Paparimu area or New Lynn

Price: $70

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1 day ago

What's On: SOUP ON SUNDAY

Lynne from Thames

SOUP ON SUNDAY 1st November at St James Church, Cnr Pollen & Pahau Streets, Thames 4.30pm - 6pm.  All welcome to come for a free hot soup and friendly chat.
SOUP ON SUNDAY
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1 day ago

1st Birthday celebrations

Lorraine from Thames

This Saturday Thames Treasures Indoor Market is celebrating their 1st birthday.
Was 24th August but due to covid had to postpone.
Our main event is our Auction at 11am with 68 items up for grabs. Come early as you need a number to bid.
Yummy food and drinks for sale. We will have music along with… View more
This Saturday Thames Treasures Indoor Market is celebrating their 1st birthday.
Was 24th August but due to covid had to postpone.
Our main event is our Auction at 11am with 68 items up for grabs. Come early as you need a number to bid.
Yummy food and drinks for sale. We will have music along with spot prizes for kids and adults and we might have some lollies for the kids also.
A fun day organised come down and celebrate with us.
Doors open 10am
621 Pollen St next to Vet Clinic.

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1 day ago

What's On: Saints & Angels Childrens Party

Lynne from Thames

FREE "Saints & Angels" CHILDREN'S PARTY 31st October, 4.30pm St James Church, cnr Pollen-Pahau Sts, Thames.  FREE entertainment, activities, food.  Come along in fancy dress! All children welcomed
Saints & Angels Childrens Party
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1 day ago

25 Years of Thames Market Celebrations on 24 Oct 2020, 8am to 1pm

Thames Market

What a day it'll be - 25 years of Thames Market (well, not on the real day when Peter and Dianne McKinnon had the first Thames Market early September postponed because of the that vicious virus but close enough). The first time in the market's history the road will be closed for us … View moreWhat a day it'll be - 25 years of Thames Market (well, not on the real day when Peter and Dianne McKinnon had the first Thames Market early September postponed because of the that vicious virus but close enough). The first time in the market's history the road will be closed for us between Pahau and Cochrane Streets - courtesy of Thames Coromandel District Council (thank you, thank you, thank you!). We'll have a huge range of stalls (almost 100, many of them on the street), street performers (Team Waihi and Signor Buffo), buskers, new stalls, well known regular stalls (some with specials), good weather (non negotiable) and slideshows! Thames Cinema's Dave Ritchie has kindly offered the entrance to his premises for the location of a large TV screen (courtesy Netherton School - thank you to Martin Rodley for organising it) to run a slideshow with photos from 25 years of the market. Lotus Realm, ever so supportive of T/M, will continue the same slideshow on a TV in their small shop window between the doors for a little while. And to top it off - we'll be going until 1pm. Come and enjoy the fun (we promise not to use any brackets in our next post).

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Enjoy Historic Kopu Bridge this Labour Weekend

Carolyn from Thames

Calling all walkers, joggers, pedal power and electric cyclists, keen photographers, bird watchers and lovers of Thames Heritage! Historic Kōpū Bridge Society invites you to come out to Kōpū over Labour weekend and enjoy our 92-year-old swing span bridge – the only one of its kind in New … View moreCalling all walkers, joggers, pedal power and electric cyclists, keen photographers, bird watchers and lovers of Thames Heritage! Historic Kōpū Bridge Society invites you to come out to Kōpū over Labour weekend and enjoy our 92-year-old swing span bridge – the only one of its kind in New Zealand and a category 1 historic place. The bridge’s gates will be open from 7am to 6pm on Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th - many thanks to the volunteers who have filled the roster to make this happen. The bridge is wheelchair and mobility scooter accessible from both ends.

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3 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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3 days ago

108 Oms and Chakra Sound Meditation

Jo from Paeroa

Come together on the Full Moon on October 31 (6.30-7.30pm) to participate in and enjoy the vibrational energy from chanting 108 Oms. The vibrational energy from chanting 108 oms is amazing. We will start with some breathing exercises and finish with stillness. Bring your cushion, a blanket, eye … View moreCome together on the Full Moon on October 31 (6.30-7.30pm) to participate in and enjoy the vibrational energy from chanting 108 Oms. The vibrational energy from chanting 108 oms is amazing. We will start with some breathing exercises and finish with stillness. Bring your cushion, a blanket, eye pillow if you have one, your voice, good vibes and a friend.
This will be followed by a Chakra Sound Healing Meditation – 7.30-8.30pm
Tune in to your chakras as you relax to the healing and soothing sounds of seven Chakra Crystal Singing Bowls - for chakra balance, sound healing, relaxation and meditation. Close your eyes and drift off as Mahadevi takes you on a journey through your chakras, each bowl tuned to each of your seven chakras and at the frequency of 432 HZ. Listening to 432Hz music resonates inside your body, releases emotional blockages, and expands consciousness. 432Hz music allows you to tune into the knowledge of the universe around us in a more intuitive way. These beautiful crystal singing bowls are hand crafted in Nepal.
Come to one or both - $10 for individual session (children under 10 $5) or $15 for both. Seniors (65 and over) $8 per session; $12 for both. CASH on door or internet banking please.

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4 days ago

We Say, You Say: The Last Lake

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Neighbours,

An Auckland trucking company wishes to dump millions of cubic metres of industrial waste in a proposed site in Huntly, close to the only 'swimmable' lake left in the Waikato region. In 2012, a Waikato Regional Council scientist compared the nutrient levels in Waikato … View more
Hi Neighbours,

An Auckland trucking company wishes to dump millions of cubic metres of industrial waste in a proposed site in Huntly, close to the only 'swimmable' lake left in the Waikato region. In 2012, a Waikato Regional Council scientist compared the nutrient levels in Waikato lakes to 1316 others globally and found them to be among the worst. This indicator has not shifted in the eight years since.

What do you think about the proposal?

*Type NFP if you do not want your comment featured in our Conversations section

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4 days ago

NZSGenealogists Thames Branch

Carolyn from Thames

Lorraine Duffin will speak tomorrow, Wednesday 21st, at the NZ Society of Genealogists, Thames Branch’s final meeting of 2020. She will exhibit her colourful books and show us this interesting way of publishing photos and stories of our families. She has self-published numerous books and recently… View moreLorraine Duffin will speak tomorrow, Wednesday 21st, at the NZ Society of Genealogists, Thames Branch’s final meeting of 2020. She will exhibit her colourful books and show us this interesting way of publishing photos and stories of our families. She has self-published numerous books and recently did one for each of her adult children, using photos from their babyhood until recently.
The books are published from your own selection of photos and texts and set up from templates of internet publishing houses. A relatively simple way to make lovely bound books to share with your immediate or extended families and friends. Later on, they can order extra copies online.
These are a great way to use both your heritage family photos and your most recent digitals. So, come and see how to create a family history album!

If you have already begun that journey by writing stories…there are a number of companies in New Zealand who are helping home publishers achieve lovely professionally bound books.

Wednesday 21st October, 9.30am at St James church hall, Pahau Street, Thames. All welcome, non-members $5.

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4 days ago

Safety boots

Michael from Mangatawhiri - Maramarua

Brand new safety boots never been worn size 44/9

Price: $30

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4 days ago

What's On: NAAM: move, create, meditate

Leigh from Thames

Strengthen your immune system with breath, sound & dynamic movement while having fun, calming nerves & mind. 11am - 12.30 Tuesdays, $5, Room 106, Above Thames Kiwibank. Info: Leigh 027497860
NAAM: move, create, meditate
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