Claudelands, Hamilton

12 hours ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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10 days ago

testing stations

Mike from Fairfield

hi there has anyone worked or know anyone that has worked for the testing stations in hamilton and do they know if its expected of them from their superiors as a rule of thumb to fail a percentage of cars that come in for wofs. this has been a urban legend since they arrived and was wondering if … View morehi there has anyone worked or know anyone that has worked for the testing stations in hamilton and do they know if its expected of them from their superiors as a rule of thumb to fail a percentage of cars that come in for wofs. this has been a urban legend since they arrived and was wondering if their was any truth in it

8 hours ago

Red Cross Street Appeal; 15-21 March 2021

The Team from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

The work of New Zealand Red Cross is diverse and far reaching and would not be possible without the efforts of our amazing members, staff, and supporters who volunteer.

From the 15th - 21st March we will be holding our Annual Street Appeal. Street collecting is a wonderful and fun way for your to… View more
The work of New Zealand Red Cross is diverse and far reaching and would not be possible without the efforts of our amazing members, staff, and supporters who volunteer.

From the 15th - 21st March we will be holding our Annual Street Appeal. Street collecting is a wonderful and fun way for your to be a part of something bigger, meet and greet people in your community and encourage them to donate to a great cause.

Can you give an hour or two of your time to help vulnerable people in your community?

To get involved please sign up at www.redcross.org.nz.... By donating your time, you're making a real difference in people's lives. We don’t know where we’ll be needed next, but we do know because of you, we’ll be there!

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10 hours ago

What's On: AMENDED Hamilton Ladies Friendship Club

Lynne from Bader

Make new friends. Meet to hear interesting speakers, and share morning tea, every third Thursday of the month, Hamilton Bridge Club, 20 Richmond St., 10 am. Contact Lynne 021 1714749
AMENDED Hamilton Ladies Friendship Club
  • 20 Richmond Street
1 day ago

Red Cross Annual Book Fair on 5th, 6th & 7th March 2021 CANCELED

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

Please note, unfortunately, due to change in Alert level we have to cancel our event.

16 hours ago

Today's Specials 03/03

Jian Li from The Honest Butcher Rototuna

Today's Specials 03/03
Fresh Beef Scotch Steaks $25.99/kg
Fresh Beef Sirloin Steak $23.99/kg
Fresh Premium Pork Rump Roast $10.99/kg
Fresh Pork Loin Fillet Skinless Boneless $12.99/kg
Fresh Pork Loin Chops Skin on … View more
Today's Specials 03/03
Fresh Beef Scotch Steaks $25.99/kg
Fresh Beef Sirloin Steak $23.99/kg
Fresh Premium Pork Rump Roast $10.99/kg
Fresh Pork Loin Fillet Skinless Boneless $12.99/kg
Fresh Pork Loin Chops Skin on $10.99/kg
Fresh Pork Shoulder Roast Boneless $8.99/kg
Fresh Pork Leg Roast (Bigger Bones Part) $6.99/kg
Fresh Pork Leg Roast (Smaller Bones Part) $7.99/kg

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Fresh Shop Made Gluten-Free Sausages on Sale Now
Fresh Beef Sausages $13.99/kg
Fresh Old Fashion English Beef Sausages $15.99/kg
Fresh Boerewords Sausages $15.99/kg
Fresh Pork Sausages $13.99/kg
Fresh Spanish Chorizo Sausages $15.99/kg
Fresh Pork & Apple Sausages $15.99/kg

Negotiable

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16 days ago

Discover Islam NZ

Mirza from Chartwell

WHAT IS THE CONCEPT OF VEIL (HIJAB) IN ISLAM?

The purpose of hijab (veiling) in Islam is primarily to inspire modesty in both men and women.

Read more: discoverislam.nz...

#DiscoverIslamNZ #MeetYourMuslimNeighbourNZ #TrueIslamNZ
#Islam #Ahmadiyya #NewZealand #Muhammad #Quran #Hijab #veil

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5 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

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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1 day ago

Red hot summer sale

Firewood Factory

Sale pricing now on large range (pine, macrocarpa, old man pine, oak and gum plus hotmix options) quality screened wood.

Free delivery.
Order online

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1 day 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.
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1 day ago

Inflammation.

Naturally Healthy

I’m sure you’ve heard the term before, but do you know what it means?
Inflammation is a mechanism the body uses to respond to a foreign agent, infection or injury.
Inflammation activates the immune system and begins the process of healing. In acute cases, like when you scratch your knee, … View more
I’m sure you’ve heard the term before, but do you know what it means?
Inflammation is a mechanism the body uses to respond to a foreign agent, infection or injury.
Inflammation activates the immune system and begins the process of healing. In acute cases, like when you scratch your knee, inflammation is beneficial, short-term, and essential to protection.
Inflammation can become problematic when it turns into chronic inflammation – when the body is under a constant state of inflammation or inflamed for an extended period of time with no threat of a foreign invader.
Chronic inflammation can lead to a whole host of health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, arthritis and accelerated skin ageing (yikes!).
If you want to know more about what causes chronic inflammation, learn seven of the best anti-inflammatory foods and enjoy my magnificent anti-inflammatory meal in a glass, the Vegan Edible Smoothie, you can read morein the link below
www.naturallyhealthy.co.nz...
#testimonica #buylocal #naturallyhealthy
Source: Supercharged Foods

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1 day ago

Redlid Skips

Grant Wilson from Red Lid Garden Bins & Bags and Redlid Skips

If you have a job that requires a skip for General rubbish, Green waste or hard fill then please contact us. 07 834 0191, 0800 733 543 or www.redlid.co.nz...

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2 days ago

Home hacks: Your best tips for cleaning jobs around the house

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

Most of these are free or inexpensive, and we can only assume they are tried and tested user-submitted hacks. It's interesting to note that the same everyday products crop up again and again, so let's hear it for dishwasher tabs. Here's what people to say...

IN THE KITCHEN

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Most of these are free or inexpensive, and we can only assume they are tried and tested user-submitted hacks. It's interesting to note that the same everyday products crop up again and again, so let's hear it for dishwasher tabs. Here's what people to say...

IN THE KITCHEN

* Dishwasher tabs are good to soak muffin trays and cake tins.
* I use dishwasher powder and a splash of bleach diluted in water to soak stained whites overnight. It will bring even whites that have been turned another colour in the wash back to sparkling white.
* Dishwasher powder works for the silver oven racks. I put them in a bath lined with an old towel, then add dishwasher powder, but the tablet would work and a bit of washing powder. Leave it to soak for four hours and it comes off pretty easily.
* To get tea stains off cups, use 1 tsp dishwasher powder and fill the cup up with hot water. Stir to dissolve the powder and let soak for a couple of hours. Put the cup in the empty sink so any overspill doesn't damage the benchtop.
* I clean my glass oven door with ash from my firebox. I clean my firebox glass door the same. Wet newspaper dipped in ash, rub all over glass, dry with clean newspaper. Brings it back like brand new. Used tea bags are also good with the ash.
* Got a pot which is filthy disgusting? Put a dishwasher tablet in put enough boiling water in to cover the filth, stick a lid on and leave over night. Amazing results.
* Soak your filters from the kitchen rangehood extractor fans in warm water and clothes washing powder. Grease and oil just melts off with no scrubbing at all. Good as new!
* Here are two tips to save your money. Let oven warm up. Once warm, the oil stain on door turns soft, and it just wipes off. Tip 2, if it's been baked on for years you just need a sharp blade. You can use one of those window scrapers, but no liquid. Scrape it (when warm); grab a vacuum and suck up all the dust.
* To clean stainless steel tub. Get a tube of Autosol from Mitre 10 or similar and clean with that. Have done it and it works brilliantly. First used to restore chrome on vintage car (brilliant) so gave it a go and delighted at the outcome.
* Oil of cloves is brilliant on mould. Smells a bit like dentist for an hour but it kills mould spores. The chemist sells it fairly cheaply, or Trade Me.
* We run a motel and polish the stainless steel every day. You need three rags. First rag works Polaris paste into the stainless steel. You end up with a rag caked with the paste. Add a little water and mop it up with a second rag. Then with a third clean rag you buff up the surface. We cut up old worn-out towels into squares to make rags.
Other cleaners such as Jif and Chemco also work, but Polaris gives the best shine.
* I put my oven racks and rangehood filters in the dishwasher and let that do the hard work. As soon as the cycle has finished, I remove the racks one at a time, closing the washer door between each one to keep hot, and just wipe over each rack with a Scotchbrite scourer dipped in hot water. The remaining grease marks come off easily; no hard rubbing needed. For the filters, I just rinse them in hot water and give them a good shake to remove as much water as possible then stand them on one edge outside to dry. I do this every three months and clean-up is easy. Oh, and if my oven door glass has grimy grease-spots, I use a putty scraper. It doesn't scratch the glass and it works a dream.

IN THE BATHROOM
* Try using dishwash liquid to clean your bath and shower, including the glass.
* Dishwasher tabs get brown stains out of your toilet.
* To get those stains off toilet bowls, use a very, very fine wet and dry sandpaper.
* Razor blades/paint scraper blades are awesome for removing water stains from around your taps or tiles.
* For the shower, I use 30 Seconds water spot remover to clean first. Then use Rain-X water repellent (the car windscreen stuff). The water just beads off the glass and makes cleaning easier. Reapply the Rain-X every few months when the beading has reduced.
* Try a piece of pumice – free from the beach. Wet the door and clean it with the pumice. It does a brilliant job and is also good on burnt saucepans.

FIREPLACE
* Dirty logburner glass? Dip a wet cloth in the ashes. Scrub with that.

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2 days ago

Moving and Delivery Services

Devan from Smart Express Hamilton

No job is too big or small. We cater for all your moving and delivery requirements. From vans to trucks, we have something for every job

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3 days ago

Today's Specials 01/03

Jian Li from The Honest Butcher Rototuna

Today's Specials 01/03
Fresh Beef Scotch Steaks $25.99/kg
Fresh Premium Pork Rump Roast $10.99/kg
Fresh Pork Loin Fillet Skinless Boneless $12.99/kg
Fresh Pork Loin Chops Skin on $10.99/kg
Fresh Pork Shoulder Roast Boneless … View more
Today's Specials 01/03
Fresh Beef Scotch Steaks $25.99/kg
Fresh Premium Pork Rump Roast $10.99/kg
Fresh Pork Loin Fillet Skinless Boneless $12.99/kg
Fresh Pork Loin Chops Skin on $10.99/kg
Fresh Pork Shoulder Roast Boneless $8.99/kg
Fresh Pork Leg Roast (Bigger Bones Part) $6.99/kg
Fresh Pork Leg Roast (Smaller Bones Part) $7.99/kg

Negotiable

3 days ago

Celebrate Community - March 1st to 31st 🎂

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the … View moreThis month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the people who share their presence and aroha with each other.

A wonderful way to take part is to participate in Neighbours Day Aotearoa which takes place from 20 - 30th March. This year’s theme is ‘The Great Plant Swap’ - as an easy way for our neighbourhoods to grow stronger together. If you’re hosting an event, make sure to register it on their website: neighboursday.org.nz/join-in

Show us how you’re celebrating community this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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