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1 day ago

Annual Bookfair!

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

Hey Waikato👋 The annual Red Cross Book Fair that was set to take place on the first weekend of September at the Te Rapa Racecourse, will now be taking place on the 5-7 March next year.
In the meantime, we are looking to host a Pop-Up Bookfair in November - more details to be posted here in the … View more
Hey Waikato👋 The annual Red Cross Book Fair that was set to take place on the first weekend of September at the Te Rapa Racecourse, will now be taking place on the 5-7 March next year.
In the meantime, we are looking to host a Pop-Up Bookfair in November - more details to be posted here in the coming weeks.

We are still taking book donations during this time up until the event. If you’re planning on a spring clean once the winter blues are over, you can donate your books that are gathering dust by dropping them off to our Hamilton Service Centre on Te Rapa Road.

We look forward to seeing all your wonderful faces and in the meantime keep an eye on our social channels for more updates. 📚

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16 hours ago

What's On: Meet the candiates

Robyn from Thames

Join T3 for a meet the candidates evening. Bring your questions to ask the Coromandel electorate candiates for the major and minor parties.
Meet the candiates
  • Thames Civic Centre
1 day ago

Your latest edition of Homed available now - read online

Reporter Homed - Waikato Times

Welcome to your latest edition of Homed. Printed and distributed across the Waikato, you can find our weekly gloss publication inside your Waikato Times each Saturday and online here. Our Homed Cover and Featured Home of the week is a home of distinction, set in St Kilda this property provides the … View moreWelcome to your latest edition of Homed. Printed and distributed across the Waikato, you can find our weekly gloss publication inside your Waikato Times each Saturday and online here. Our Homed Cover and Featured Home of the week is a home of distinction, set in St Kilda this property provides the opportunity to embrace a illustrious lifestyle in Cambridge's most sought after neighborhoods. Contact Amanda Merrington from Bayleys to arrange a private viewing today.

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1 day ago

What's On: Robbin Durbin. Danny & joan

Maryann from Paeroa

Playing country music. All are welcome. Meal available from 5.30.
Robbin Durbin. Danny & joan
  • Paeroa RSA Citizens Club
3 days ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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2 days ago

What's On: Kerepehi Brass Band to Entertain

Raewyn from Paeroa

We are pleased to be putting on a concert for your enjoyment in Paeroa on Sunday. Light refreshments available. Entry by donation. Cancelled if still in Covid Level 2.
Kerepehi Brass Band to Entertain
  • Co-op Parish Church
4 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori … View more
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!

11 days ago

Poll: What do you think of Thames' latest artwork?

Kelley Tantau Reporter from Hauraki Herald

David McCracken’s ‘Baron’ was unveiled as the first sculpture on display for the Thames Public Art Trust’s new mission to bring civic art to the town. It has been loaned to the trust at no cost to rate-payers, but online critics have called the piece “distasteful”, questioning why an … View moreDavid McCracken’s ‘Baron’ was unveiled as the first sculpture on display for the Thames Public Art Trust’s new mission to bring civic art to the town. It has been loaned to the trust at no cost to rate-payers, but online critics have called the piece “distasteful”, questioning why an object resembling a bomb was allowed to be displayed in a public place. McCracken is a well-known artist and he said it was not his intention to cause controversy. What are your thoughts?
Read more: www.stuff.co.nz...

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What do you think of Thames' latest artwork?
  • 38.7% I love it!
    38.7% Complete
  • 61.3% It's not for me
    61.3% Complete
  • 0% Other - comment below!
    0% Complete
31 votes
2 days ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants… View more
In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants and upcycle an old pallet into a multipurpose tray. Plus go in the draw for Yates wildflower seeds and Manuka Doctor honey from Palmers.

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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21 days ago

It's the final coundown

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

Neighbours! This. Is. Not. A. Drill! Waikato, you’ve got less than 24 hours to get your Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero of the Year nominations in.

Who will it be?

nzawards.org.nz...

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4 days ago

Poll: Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New … View more
Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
Read the full story here.

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Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
  • 50.5% Yes, Hamilton has really turned itself around.
    50.5% Complete
  • 49.5% No, Whanganui should be voted most beautiful city again this year.
    49.5% Complete
729 votes
4 days ago

Community Connects grants

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants are open to any New Zealand council, community organisation, or registered non-profit organisation. Applications for our current funding round close on 9 October.

Our last funding round was a huge success and helped fund a range of different projects across the country, that had focuses like reducing loneliness and social isolation of older people, developing an age-friendly community plan and supporting people with dementia.

With the right planning and support, we can create environments where older people are valued, connected and able to participate in their community.

If you have an age-friendly project you are interested in getting funding for click here bit.ly...
Or if would like to learn more about how your community can become more age-friendly click here bit.ly...

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4 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

If you'd like to receive Blueprint in your inbox each week, subscribe here.
Read now

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5 days ago

It's back... for a limited time only!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

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5 days ago

What's On: Grey Power Thames

Carolyn from Thames

Safeguarding the interests of the 50+ age group, Grey Power Thames meets every 2 months and welcomes new members and visitors. Guest speaker, refreshments, social distancing.
Grey Power Thames
  • St James Church hall
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