76 days ago

Pacific Rose Bowl Festival, 14-17th Nov

Pacific Rose Bowl Festival

During November the Rogers Rose Garden is the prettiest jewel in the Hamilton Gardens. The garden tells the story of the development of the modern rose through a series of gardens including the New Zealand Rose of the Year Trial beds.

The Pacific Rose Bowl Festival showcases the Rogers Rose Garden for 4 days, while gathering public votes to award the winners of the 2019 New Zealand Rose of the Year.

Your vote counts. Simply choose your 5 favourite roses.

By voting for your favourite roses you could win your very own New Zealand Rose of the Year rose bush. There's a winner every day, plus the children win a gardening voucher for their school. See some past winners from 2011-2014 below.

You be the judge!
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More messages from your neighbours
5 hours ago

Teaching young children values right from the start

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Cori Maroroa knows first hand just how good the #KiwiCan programme is for kids. After all, Maroroa loved it when she went through it a primary school as a student.

Now she is helping new generations of primary school students benefit from the same programme as one of its senior leaders.

17 hours ago

Keep safe this summer!

Ministry for Primary Industries

The summer months are the perfect time for entertaining friends and family, and whether it’s a dinner party or BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home? Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill this summer. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, so remember these easy steps while cooking.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
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2 days ago

Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed!

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

This service supports, elderly, ill and disabled people living at home who would otherwise struggle to provide healthy meals for themselves.
Volunteering is a fun and rewarding experience. Being a Meals on Wheels driver takes about two hours one day a week, fortnight or month, or even casually depending on your availability.
For further information please contact us on 07 849 0285 or email: waikato@redcross.org.nz