Hamilton Central, Hamilton

13 days ago

Resene Upcyling Awards - Start Submitting!

Resene

Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your … View more
Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your upcycled masterpiece with your neighbours. Multiple entries are welcome - don't forget to include your before and after pics and mention any Resene products you've used!
Get Upcycling now

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14 days ago

Say NO to short car trips

EECA

Transport is our beautiful country's biggest carbon emitter. In fact, car trips under two kilometres, like popping to the shops, make up nearly 1/3 of our drives — an average of 12 per household per week.

So we're encouraging Kiwis to consider climate-friendly modes of transportView more
Transport is our beautiful country's biggest carbon emitter. In fact, car trips under two kilometres, like popping to the shops, make up nearly 1/3 of our drives — an average of 12 per household per week.

So we're encouraging Kiwis to consider climate-friendly modes of transport such as biking, scooting and walking when making trips under two kilometres.

That's why we've launched the ShopPack - a New Zealand-first backpack-style reusable shopping bag to let you keep your hands free on the move.
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15 days ago

WANTED WANTED WANTED

Goldco

GOLD•COINS•WATCHES•PAINTINGS•ANTIQUES •COLLECTABLES

Family not interested? | Have you stopped collecting? | Downsizing or moving? | Lying in a cupboard unused? | Unwanted jewellery? | Would cash be more useful?

If yes to any of these questions, then please see our buyers this … View more
GOLD•COINS•WATCHES•PAINTINGS•ANTIQUES •COLLECTABLES

Family not interested? | Have you stopped collecting? | Downsizing or moving? | Lying in a cupboard unused? | Unwanted jewellery? | Would cash be more useful?

If yes to any of these questions, then please see our buyers this week. We will buy single items or complete collections.

The recent lockdown has seen many of us take the time to sort items we no longer require or simply want to turn into cash.

We are currently very short of stock and keen to buy any of these or similar items.

Please see us at any of the 30 venues throughout Auckland, Waikato or the Coromandel.

Buying now at a venue near you deal with the specialists.

Click here for venues
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17 days ago

Found white rabbit/bunny

Summa from Frankton

WHITE RABBIT
Off splitt ave
(Bunny is safe)
Not my post

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16 days ago

Poll: Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?

Prospa

Small businesses need our support. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 regional 2021 Prospa Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by … View more
Small businesses need our support. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 regional 2021 Prospa Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by Neighbourly members around the country!

This lucky business will walk away with $10,000 worth of prizes!

Please take a couple of minutes to read the nominations below - then vote for the business you'd like to see named 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero.
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NORTHLAND: Wayne and Kate - Engraving Systems
"Wayne and Kate have been trying to support all the local sports clubs and businesses with great service and going that extra mile to help. They really have brought some life back into the community and should be acknowledged and rewarded for all the hard work."

AUCKLAND: Lynnae Palu - F45 Training Takapuna
"With no ability to trade in Level 3 or above, they still keep their members engaged and motivated with online workouts and daily challenges even though memberships are on hold and the gym is closed. They really are more like a family than a gym ❤️."

WAIKATO: Team at Incredible India - Incredible India Restaurant
"Not only do they make the most authentic, delicious Indian food. Their service is thoughtful and kind. We always feel appreciated for using their establishment, either by the warm greeting we get, the offer of a drink if we are waiting for take-out and their cute handwritten messages on the carry bag of dinner. They put the effort into the whole package not just making money."

BAY OF PLENTY: Team at Benny and Brew - Benny and Brew
"Our neighbourhood was missing a great cafe and meeting place. Since Benny and Brew have opened they have given our neighbourhood a massive lift. It's a place where you go for the people and the food and drink are delicious which is icing on the cake. For a bit, they were operating as a French bistro and the food was to die for! These guys have worked so hard and brought such joy to our neighbourhood"

HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
"Every member of this family who serves in the shop are very friendly, helpful and always smiling. They get to know all their customers and I have never walked into a shop that makes you feel so welcome. During our first lockdown for Covid, they put food such as milk, bread, out for people who may need it free of charge."

TARANAKI: Reece and family - Valentine's Valet
"Reece the owner of Valentine’s Valet, often helped by his Dad, mainly deals with lawns and gardens but he runs both a Carpet Cleaning and a Car Buffing business also. He is extremely hard-working, helpful and friendly and is happy to do the odd job that doesn’t fall into one of his usual categories. He comes to us fortnightly and we could not do without him. If anyone deserves an award it is — Reece Valentine!"

MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Jamie - JD Hair Design
"Jamie is amazing - not only does he offer incredible haircuts at an affordable price he is a genuinely caring man. With a heart of gold, everyone is whānau to him and he treats you like it. I always leave his salon looking fabulous but also feeling fabulous. He is the type of man that fills your inner well of good feelings while he makes you feel and look special."

WELLINGTON: Meredith and Craig - Avalon Service Centre
"Meredith and Craig Butland and their team do a wonderful job and go the extra mile to make sure every job is to the customer's satisfaction. They drop people at their workplaces and pick them up when work on the car is finished. They take the time to talk to customers about anything and are great neighbours to the local residents. Avalon Service Centre are definitely our local heroes in Avalon."

NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Mary Jane and Colin - Lemon Tree Lane
"Lemon Tree Lane is a great big little gift shop. I am so grateful for Mary Jane and Colin's 'You are very welcome' and 'it's no trouble at all' attitude. Their prices are very reasonable, they always happily gift wrap with beautiful papers and ribbons as a part of their service. I truly can't speak highly enough of this community-minded couple and their classy, extensive range of items that never leave us disappointed."

CANTERBURY - WEST: Troy Cameron - ATC Accounting Services
"Troy Cameron is a local accountant. He is an awesome family man and it is not unusual to see Matilda, his Kune Kune pig, snuggled up with his dog and daughter in his lounge. It was the flying pig on his flyer that made me call him 2 years ago and as we had just gone into business which was scary in itself, let alone dealing with an accountant, we have never looked back. Troy goes the extra mile and his fees are more than reasonable"

OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: Richard Smith - CJ Sinclair
"The owner is Richard Smith whose family have been in the motor trade in the Ranfurly Naseby area for over 100 years. During the last years lock down our car broke down leaving us feeling quite uncomfortable as we live some distance from medical & other services. Richard came to our rescue. We need such companies and people in our rural areas. Richard demonstrates such excellent attributes required in our area."

Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?
  • 5.7% NORTHLAND: Wayne and Kate - Engraving Systems
    5.7% Complete
  • 14% AUCKLAND: Lynnae Palu - F45 Training Takapuna
    14% Complete
  • 7.8% WAIKATO: Team at Incredible India - Incredible India Restaurant
    7.8% Complete
  • 5.9% BAY OF PLENTY: Team at Benny and Brew - Benny and Brew
    5.9% Complete
  • 15.2% HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
    15.2% Complete
  • 5.3% TARANAKI: Reece and family - Valentine's Valet
    5.3% Complete
  • 9.5% MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Jamie - JD Hair Design
    9.5% Complete
  • 13.8% WELLINGTON: Meredith and Craig - Avalon Service Centre
    13.8% Complete
  • 11.8% NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Mary Jane and Colin - Lemon Tree Lane
    11.8% Complete
  • 7.3% CANTERBURY - WEST: Troy Cameron - ATC Accounting Services
    7.3% Complete
  • 3.8% OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: Richard Smith - CJ Sinclair
    3.8% Complete
1023 votes
16 days ago

Easter Weekend – Seeds of Renewal

The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum

Celebrating the 30-year restoration project of a former quarry.

Come along with family and friends to enjoy the park’s 2km Art-in-Nature trail and take the opportunity to join a workshop.

Seeds of Renewal highlights ways of renewing, renovating, and restoring land, soil, vegetation and … View more
Celebrating the 30-year restoration project of a former quarry.

Come along with family and friends to enjoy the park’s 2km Art-in-Nature trail and take the opportunity to join a workshop.

Seeds of Renewal highlights ways of renewing, renovating, and restoring land, soil, vegetation and outdoor art. Learn how to -
• use natural materials for creative ideas,
• collect seeds, and
• propagate your own trees.

Choose from the workshops and demonstrations that interest you most and book ahead so you don’t miss out!
Book online

17 days ago

Fun ukulele classes for adults

Alice from Hillcrest

Want to learn ukulele in a fun group class?
Adult beginner ukulele class starts Tuesday April 13, 5.30pm, in Hamilton East.
In six one hour lessons you’ll learn the basics to get you started playing.
What’s included: Tuning; ukulele basics; introduction to chord fingering; introduction to … View more
Want to learn ukulele in a fun group class?
Adult beginner ukulele class starts Tuesday April 13, 5.30pm, in Hamilton East.
In six one hour lessons you’ll learn the basics to get you started playing.
What’s included: Tuning; ukulele basics; introduction to chord fingering; introduction to strumming. You’ll get a music folder and chord chart, and also access to practice videos. $90 for six one-hour lessons.
I’ve taught hundreds of people to play ukulele, and I’d love to get you started making music!
Spaces are limited. To enrol, or to find out more, email aliceuke@gmail.com
Classes for beyond beginners are on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Price: $90

17 days ago

NZ Red Cross Pop-Up Book Fair

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

Two days to go!! Please join us on 27th March at our Pop Up Book Fair.
The categories of books we will be selling are CHILDREN, FICTION, JIGSAWS, COOKING, GARDEN, MAGAZINES & DVD'S. Please join us and spread word among your friends and families.

Payment accepted: Eftpos & Cash

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18 days ago

NZ Red Cross Pop-Up Book Fair

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

On Saturday 27th March 2021 we are hosting a Pop-Up Book fair at Red Cross Service Centre on 422 Te Rapa Road, Hamilton. The categories of books we will be selling are CHILDREN, FICTION, JIGSAWS, COOKING, GARDEN, MAGAZINES & DVD'S. Please join us and spread word among your friends and … View moreOn Saturday 27th March 2021 we are hosting a Pop-Up Book fair at Red Cross Service Centre on 422 Te Rapa Road, Hamilton. The categories of books we will be selling are CHILDREN, FICTION, JIGSAWS, COOKING, GARDEN, MAGAZINES & DVD'S. Please join us and spread word among your friends and families.

We are planning to organize few more Pop-Up Book Fair this year with different categories of books at each event.


We will keep you posted :-)

Payment accepted: Eftpos & Cash

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17 days ago

🏡JUST LISTED🏡 - 47A Pine Avenue Bader

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson from Cary Ralph - Ray White Hamilton City

🏡INSTANT APPEAL, FIRST HOME DELIGHT!🏡
Built 2004 Low Maintenance Construction
Freehold Section 526m2
3 Double Bedrooms
Open Plan Living / Large Deck
1 Hobby Shed plus Garden Shed
Private Garden
Single Garage and Workshop Area
HRV, Heatpump, Insulated Ceiling and Underfloor
Central … View more
🏡INSTANT APPEAL, FIRST HOME DELIGHT!🏡
Built 2004 Low Maintenance Construction
Freehold Section 526m2
3 Double Bedrooms
Open Plan Living / Large Deck
1 Hobby Shed plus Garden Shed
Private Garden
Single Garage and Workshop Area
HRV, Heatpump, Insulated Ceiling and Underfloor
Central Location

Contact Cary Ralph Mob: 021 139-4000
www.caryralph.co.nz...

17 days ago

A Beginners Guide to Curtain Tassels, Trims, Pelmets & Tiebacks

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

It’s no secret that curtains can make or break a room. The colours, patterns and style are an essential part of trying a room together and creating a particular mood. However, there’s more to a perfect curtain than just the fabric and cut. As interior design trends move away from clean, … View moreIt’s no secret that curtains can make or break a room. The colours, patterns and style are an essential part of trying a room together and creating a particular mood. However, there’s more to a perfect curtain than just the fabric and cut. As interior design trends move away from clean, minimalistic Scandinavian styles - no curtain is complete without a tassel, trims, pelmet or tieback. In 2021, it’s all about more glamorous styles like Modern Luxe and Modern Classic. Feeling confused? Don’t worry, we’ve put together a beginner’s guide on all these finishing touches so you can make the right choice for your curtain style. Read on to find out more!

Tassels
Tassels are an elegant cluster of strings or cords that are clumped together at one end and hang free at the other. Suitable for curtains rather than blinds, these finishing features are actually a practical decoration. The tassel’s shape acts as a weight at the bottom of the cord which helps keep the curtains pulled back without the need for bulky knots. Tassel’s come in a variety of colours and styles to suit any decor. However, they are on the flashier end of curtain finishings, so they’d best suit a living room or bedroom.

Trims
So, you’ve selected a style of curtain that sounds your decor - now it’s time to choose a trim. Trims refers to the decorative elements that add a touch of ornateness to your curtains, and the sky’s the limit when it comes to style, pattern, colour and embellishments. Types of trim include:

Valances
You’ve heard of valances on beds, but when it comes to curtains and blinds a valance refers to the fabric or panel added above a window. Typically, valances are used to hide a rod or track and add a touch of chic to any room. The style options are endless - you can add embellishments like beads or pom-poms. However, avoid adding anything to the sides of your roller blinds, though, as this can become entangled in the roller blind mechanism at the top and prevent them from rolling and unrolling properly.

Fringes

Take a close look at the strings that hang from the bottom of a curtain tie back or are on the edge of a blanket - that’s a fringe. They’re typically attached to the bottom of curtains, under pelmet or on valances.
Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

19 days ago

Houseplants looking sick? The plant doctor answers your questions

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to … View more
Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to turn yellow or an infestation of bugs to set in.

We put some of your houseplant questions to the plant doctors from Kings Plant Barn to diagnose. Find their answers here.

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17 days ago

It's easier to get fibre!

Ultrafast Fibre

If you live down a right-of-way or in a building shared with others, great news!

It is now easier than ever to connect to the fibre network.

If you wanted to connect before, but weren’t able to get everyone’s consent, it may now be very simple. There are now many cases when all you need … View more
If you live down a right-of-way or in a building shared with others, great news!

It is now easier than ever to connect to the fibre network.

If you wanted to connect before, but weren’t able to get everyone’s consent, it may now be very simple. There are now many cases when all you need to do is tell your neighbours that you plan to connect, and in cases when consent is still required, Ultrafast Fibre makes it even easier with a team of people who can help you with the consent process.

Find out more about the four easy steps to get your connection to ultra fast, reliable fibre broadband.
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17 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.
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18 days ago

FREE help and support

Here to Help U

Is life getting tough? Do you, or your whānau need free:

- Mental health support

- Employment search support

- Financial support

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Is life getting tough? Do you, or your whānau need free:

- Mental health support

- Employment search support

- Financial support

- Help with pick up and/or drop off of groceries, medicines etc

- Safe social connection

- Food parcels or prepared meals

Discover the site over 7,500 local people have turned to for support in the past year. Get help 24/7 the easy way - without judgement or barriers. Check out ‘Here to help u’.
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