Forest Lake, Hamilton

15 hours ago

Meet our Houseplant Hero 2021!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves … View more
Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves that way," she says. "If we are not thriving in the way that we would wish, it might not be any fault of ours, it might be the conditions that we are under."

10 days ago

Poll: What would be your dream fix up car

Collision Connect

Collision Connect is now in Cambridge!

You can trust us to provide consistent, quality collision repairs for your vehicle. We pride ourselves on our fast turnaround times and getting you back on the road safely and efficiently, without any mucking around.

Come down and see us at 19 Cook … View more
Collision Connect is now in Cambridge!

You can trust us to provide consistent, quality collision repairs for your vehicle. We pride ourselves on our fast turnaround times and getting you back on the road safely and efficiently, without any mucking around.

Come down and see us at 19 Cook Street, Leamington or give us a call on 0800 799 961, we’d love to meet you.
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What would be your dream fix up car
  • 19.8% 1995 Land Rover Defender 90
    19.8% Complete
  • 40.7% 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429
    40.7% Complete
  • 6.2% 1991 Ferrari 348 TS
    6.2% Complete
  • 33.3% 1962 Jaguar E-Type Convertible
    33.3% Complete
81 votes
2 hours ago

Great Deals Everyday at Heathcotes

Heathcotes

Looking for the best deals on TVs, Kitchen, Laundry, Audio, Phones & more? At Heathcotes, we’ve got you covered with every day low prices on the top brands.

Shop all of your household appliance & technology needs at one of our four Waikato locations or shop online at … View more
Looking for the best deals on TVs, Kitchen, Laundry, Audio, Phones & more? At Heathcotes, we’ve got you covered with every day low prices on the top brands.

Shop all of your household appliance & technology needs at one of our four Waikato locations or shop online at www.heathcotes.co.nz.
Shop now

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4 days ago

Profit taking...

Paul from Pukete

Profit taking...



Banks and supermarkets taking exorbitant profits..closing bank branches as uneconomic, and squeezing suoermarket suppliers ...the face of capitalism now so extreme that the government threatens regulation,,,contrasted with the those at the bottom, squeezed by rents, low wages … View more
Profit taking...



Banks and supermarkets taking exorbitant profits..closing bank branches as uneconomic, and squeezing suoermarket suppliers ...the face of capitalism now so extreme that the government threatens regulation,,,contrasted with the those at the bottom, squeezed by rents, low wages and an overworked health system,,,is it time to throw these money changers from the temple of New Zealand, profit is fine, the morality of this excess condemns those purveyors of greed. We jail those that steal the goose from the common and knight those that steal the common from under the goose,,,an apt metaphor for those egos in play with the no regard for the impact on those that most need a chance

8 hours ago

In Need of a Reliable Plumber or Gasfitter???

Stephen from Valiant Plumbing & Gas Limited

Valiant Plumbing & Gas Limited
I am a certified Plumber & Gas Fitter based in Hamilton with 20 years experience in the industry. We're a new company in town & We're here to help solve any issue you maybe having. Professional service & quality workmanship guaranteed at … View more
Valiant Plumbing & Gas Limited
I am a certified Plumber & Gas Fitter based in Hamilton with 20 years experience in the industry. We're a new company in town & We're here to help solve any issue you maybe having. Professional service & quality workmanship guaranteed at competitive rates
Call Steve at Valiant Plumbing & Gas Ltd for



* Leaky Taps/ Faucet repair & replacement

* Leaking pipes and valves

* Hot water cylinder repair & replacement

* Bathroom Renovations

* Kitchen Renovations

* Gas fitting

* Gas Servicing

* Instantaneous Hot Water Heaters/Continuous flow hot water systems

* Low water pressure/Shower pressure issues

* Under house / in ceiling plumbing repairs

*Water filtration & water softeners

* Maintenance



No problem too big or small give Steve a call or text on 0274808964 or message me on Neighbourly

14 hours ago

Car Boot Sale Coming Up Soon

Syrina Pene from Te Rongopai Community Trust (GOOD NEWS COMMUNITY CENTRE)

Please join us for our next car boot sale on Saturday August 28th.
Stall holders welcome for just $10.00
Please register your interest with the office. Details below.
We look forward to hearing from you.
NAU MAI HAERE MAI

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15 hours ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💐

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, build a free community library for your street, buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food bank, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re spreading kindness 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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17 hours ago

Fully furnished ground floor accommodation

Rowan from Pukete

Suit a person needing accommodation in Hamilton short or long term. Situated in St Andrews/ Pukete.

1 day ago

Meet Russell, The Bellevue’s passionate Care Manager.

Oceania Healthcare

Oceania has always believed in better and so does The Bellevue’s Care Manager, Russell.

Since returning to the South Island five years ago, Russell has been proud to witness Christchurch’s resurgence.

“Christchurch is like a phoenix risen from the ashes, with a tremendous opportunity … View more
Oceania has always believed in better and so does The Bellevue’s Care Manager, Russell.

Since returning to the South Island five years ago, Russell has been proud to witness Christchurch’s resurgence.

“Christchurch is like a phoenix risen from the ashes, with a tremendous opportunity to redefine itself.” And now he is playing his part in reimagining our city’s aged care offering.

Russell has built his team at The Bellevue with one goal in mind. “As the Care Manager I believe I have a principle responsibility to set the scene in providing an environment where staff can truly excel, feel empowered and make a positive difference to the lives of residents, families and each other.”

During the transition to care, extra support is provided.

“Our fantastic Guest Services Manager is the key to helping residents feel at ease when they first move in, as she provides a hospitality overlay. She’ll get to know you so that she can provide all the extra touches that make you feel at home,” says Russell.

Another initiative Russell is proud of is that couples can stay together in the same room, even if their needs are not aligned. Russell has seen the impact it has on residents - “It is just wonderful to offer couples Care Suites which allow couples to stay together – just as they always have,” says Russell.

To find out more about our Care Suites, with Rest Home and Hospital level care, get in touch with Russell today.
Learn more

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1 day ago

Looking for an apprentice?

Competenz

Advertise your entry-level and apprentice roles with Competenz through our online job board, we have pre-qualified and motivated jobseekers ready to match with your organisation.
Find your next apprentice with Competenz!

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1 day ago

Two unused Deestone tyres 215/55ZR17 94W

Melissa from Frankton

Two tyres left by the previous occupant of the property. Found behind a hedge. Seem to be in as-new condition, though been in the rain. Not the right size four our vehicles, so grab a bargain!

Price: $80

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2 days ago

Improve your digital literacy today!

The Team from Digital Boost

Are you a small business owner looking to make better use of the online space?

Digital Boost is a free online learning platform packed with 3-5 minute educational videos on topics like:
- Websites
- Digital marketing/social media
- Online tools
- Digital accounting
- Business insights, … View more
Are you a small business owner looking to make better use of the online space?

Digital Boost is a free online learning platform packed with 3-5 minute educational videos on topics like:
- Websites
- Digital marketing/social media
- Online tools
- Digital accounting
- Business insights, feedback and reporting
- Future technologies

Plus, pick up tips and tricks from our interviews with other small business owners across the nation.

The future is digital and we want your business to be part of it.
Sign up today

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2 days ago

What's On: St Andrew's Artisan Market

Butch from Hamilton East

Quality homemade and New Zealand made products at both indoor and outdoor stalls.
St Andrew's Artisan Market
  • St Andrew's Church c/o River Road and Te Aroha Street
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3 days ago

Black poodle dog

Hazel from Chartwell

Does anyone know of young family who lives in the area of River Road and Donny Ave ( Lughtons Real Estate on the corner) and has a Black Poodle dog, I would really love to hear from anyone who could help me regarding this dog Thank you

3 days ago

What's On: Friendship Club of TeRapa Frankton.

Laonie from Rototuna

Meet semi/retirees at 10.00am, first Thursday of each month at The Pavilion, 45 Commerce Street, Frankton. Interesting speakers, trips, Men's, Coffee, Movie Groups. Contact Colleen, 8470015, 0273397489.
Friendship Club of TeRapa Frankton.
  • The Pavilion
4 days ago

Make a Living Wall

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

If you enjoy growing your own potted plants and would like a stylish way of displaying them inside the home, then this month's project could be just what you need. I've been admiring living walls and hanging gardens for some time now, and decided to create an achievable small-scale … View moreIf you enjoy growing your own potted plants and would like a stylish way of displaying them inside the home, then this month's project could be just what you need. I've been admiring living walls and hanging gardens for some time now, and decided to create an achievable small-scale version to house small pots and fresh herbs in my kitchen. These shelves are affordable and easy to make, and ideal for apartments and smaller homes without much garden space.

For this project you will need:
• 1 length of untreated pine 20mm thick and 120mm wide
• Hand saw or skill saw, sandpaper
• Drill with 72mm hole saw drill bit and 7.5mm drill bit (for 7mm rope)
• 9 x 9cm terracotta pots
• White synthetic general purpose rope 7mm x 10m, 8 x white plastic cable ties
• Resene Colorwood Whitewash, speed brush or synthetic paintbrush

• Various herbs or small plants

Step one: Cut your length of pine into three pieces, each 600mm long. You can do this with either a hand saw or a skill saw. Once cut, give them a sand.

Step two: Measure out the placement of your holes that will hold the terracotta pots. I spaced mine out at 150mm centres. Repeat these markings for all three lengths of timber.

Step three: Using a drill with a hole saw attachment, cut out 72mm (D) sized holes to fit your terracotta pots. I practised first on a spare cut of timber I had lying around, to make sure that the hole I was drilling was the right size. For my 9cm pots, I found that 72mm ensured a good fit. Tidy up each hole with a light sand.

Step four: Now you need to cut the holes for your rope. Measure in 20mm from each corner and mark your drilling spot. Use a 7.5mm drill bit to make one hole in each corner (the size drill bit you use will depend on the thickness of the rope you are using to hang your shelves – adjust accordingly). Repeat for all three lengths of timber.

Step five: To achieve a fresh, clean look I used Resene Colorwood Whitewash interior wood stain. There are lots of colours to choose from, so you could pick whichever best suits the timber you are using and where the finished project will be hanging. I applied two coats of Whitewash using a speed brush, or synthetic brush.

Step six: Cut your rope into four equal lengths and thread each length through the corner holes of your shelves starting from the bottom. Tie each length of rope into a knot on the underside of the bottom shelf, so the bottom shelf rests on these knots.

Step seven: Adjust the placement of your shelves until you get them evenly spaced. Make sure you allow room for the pots to sit in the shelves, and room for your plants to grow of course. I spaced my shelves at 200mm apart. Secure the undersides of your remaining shelves with cable ties, they are a good solution because they aren't hugely visible and they don't budge. Trim the long ends of the cable ties once in place.

Step eight: Add your pots and plants, and hang in your chosen spot. Make sure that you use hooks that can safely take the weight of your shelves.



DIY with pictures: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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