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5 hours ago

Historic Kopu Bridge open gates

Carolyn from Thames

At Historic Kopu Bridge we have sent the final Tour Aotearoa cyclist happily on his way south to Bluff. The riders have been a joy to meet and at the same time it's fantastic how many Thames people and visitors have enjoyed spending time on our historic bridge. Unfortunately, one of our life … View moreAt Historic Kopu Bridge we have sent the final Tour Aotearoa cyclist happily on his way south to Bluff. The riders have been a joy to meet and at the same time it's fantastic how many Thames people and visitors have enjoyed spending time on our historic bridge. Unfortunately, one of our life saver rings was stolen on Thursday, making it difficult to ensure visitor safety and we have decided not to keep the gates open this coming week. If you have seen a ring like this one and can let us know where to find it, please let us know.

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2 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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8 hours ago

What's On: AMENDED: ART ESCAPE GALA EVENING

Trudi from Thames

Celebrate eastern Coromandel's artists at Mercury Bay Art Escape's Gala Evening. Part of our 2021 Open Studios season. Art, artists, wine, music, hors d'oeuvres. Tickets and details from www.mercurybay-artescape.com
AMENDED: ART ESCAPE GALA EVENING
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13 hours ago

What's On: Thames Valley Chess Championship

Ron from Papakura

Thames 21st August Free Entry Trophy’s and Prize Money 1st ever Thames Valley Chess Championship must be level 1 to play join https://www.facebook.com/groups/3559498680770841 Ron 0272128232
Thames Valley Chess Championship
  • Thames War Memorial Civic Centre Conference Room
1 day ago

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

The Team from New Zealand Police

From 6am tomorrow morning, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for the next seven days.

More details available at www.covid19.govt.nz....

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1 day ago

Your neighbourhood is now at Alert Level 2

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.

Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could … View more
**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.

Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could eliminate concern that there are other chains of transmission to identify.

Ashley Bloomfield asked people to keep an eye out for atypical symptoms
"This new variant of the virus, the B117, does seem to be presenting with symptoms that are not the typical respiratory symptoms," he said.

If you have muscle aches, do consider this might be a Covid-19 symptom.
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Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country will move to Alert Level 2 until at least 6 March.

Here's what you need to know:
- Case M, the latest Covid-19 case, is a 21-year-old male, the older sibling of a Papatoetoe High School student.
- If you have symptoms of concern, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or call your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website
- Essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.
- Customer-facing businesses will need to move to non-contact methods of payment and collection.
- See the full list of guidelines under Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2
- Keep up-to-date with the latest by following the Stuff live blog

Neighbourly will be updating this message as further information comes to hand.

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1 day ago

Tell us about a local business that makes your day?

Prospa

With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at … View more
With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at Prospa love seeing small businesses reach their goals with a faster, easier approach to business loans. And we’re proud to be back sponsoring the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards.
Nominate now

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2 days ago

Historic Kopu Bridge Sunset Alignment this evening

Carolyn from Thames

Looking forward to sunset this evening, in line with the length of Historic Kopu Bridge. Gates open now and until 8.30pm. Sun sets at 8.01. Preview photo below taken yesterday at 7.45pm

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3 days ago

Missing cat

Bobi from Paeroa

Ginger tom missing from Andrews St/Prospect Tce area of Paeroa since about last weekend (20 Feb). Has anyone spotted him?

4 days ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

3 days ago

Karangahake Hall Fundraiser Sat 20th Mar 2021

Eva Mayor from Karangahake Hall Committee Inc

Phoenix Rising "Rocket Man" Party. At Karangahake Hall, 12 Crown Hill Rd, Karangahake. Tickets $30, includes live band and light supper. Raffles and prizes for best Rocket Man costume. R18 event, alcohol sales , EFTPOS service and courtesy van from Paeroa. Starts 7:30pm until late. … View morePhoenix Rising "Rocket Man" Party. At Karangahake Hall, 12 Crown Hill Rd, Karangahake. Tickets $30, includes live band and light supper. Raffles and prizes for best Rocket Man costume. R18 event, alcohol sales , EFTPOS service and courtesy van from Paeroa. Starts 7:30pm until late. Tickets from Paeroa Information Centre, Arkwright Antiques on the main street of Paeroa, or call 0225409162.

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3 days ago

Choosing an education in a covid world

St Peter's School

When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online … View more
When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online learning. Schools such as St Peter’s in Cambridge were readily prepared for a seamless transfer between classroom and digital learning.

With each student ready to use online platforms such as Google Classroom and Hangouts, a streamlined shift was enabled as soon as the lockdown occurred.

Find out why more families are choosing St Peter’s at our Open Day on 12 March.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Yesteryear barn

Maryann from Paeroa

Yesteryear barn

3 days ago

for the self-representative and self-employed

Susanna from Legal & Business Consultancy

I, Susanna Kruger (PGHEd, BSc, BusMgmt, Tikanga Māori, TESOL, Accredited McKenzie Friend Professional), help the self-representative and self-employed avoid law and money pitfalls, in and out of Court. I specialise in (1) protection, parenting and relationship property division; (2) probate, … View moreI, Susanna Kruger (PGHEd, BSc, BusMgmt, Tikanga Māori, TESOL, Accredited McKenzie Friend Professional), help the self-representative and self-employed avoid law and money pitfalls, in and out of Court. I specialise in (1) protection, parenting and relationship property division; (2) probate, administration and execution of wills; (3) collection of civil debt and small business contracts; and (4) tax, insolvency, tenancy and employment disputes. My clients so far, about equal numbers of female or male, were Māori, Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, Indian, African, South African, French, British and New Zealander. Contact Susanna for assistance in a flexible, educational, affordable and practical manner.

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5 days ago

What's On: Art Escape Showcase Exhibition

Trudi from Thames

View work by Mercury Bay Art Escape members. Weaving, furniture, jewellery, glass, mosaics, painting, photography, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, and woodwork from artists in eastern Coromandel. On until Easter Monday. www.mercurybay-artescape.com
Art Escape Showcase Exhibition
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