Horotiu, Hamilton

77 days ago

When you are drowning

Paul from Pukete

Joel Maxwell's article riles me  Do Māori need a specific plan for vaccination roll-out? i for one take issue with his comments as follows
"We all knew, before communal life collapsed into alert levels, and lockdowns, and a constant background murmur of international bad news, that … View more
Joel Maxwell's article riles me  Do Māori need a specific plan for vaccination roll-out? i for one take issue with his comments as follows
"We all knew, before communal life collapsed into alert levels, and lockdowns, and a constant background murmur of international bad news, that there were indigenous health problems in Aotearoa.To be fair, even those of us who are Māori find it difficult to really grasp the weight of our statistics.

In composite, as a Māori person, I’m going to die seven years earlier (and it's two-and-a-half times more likely to happen from preventable diseases); I’ve got a 20 per cent higher chance of getting cancer, I’m more than three times likely to die from chronic lung disease, more than twice as likely to be diagnosed as bipolar, twice as likely to get diabetes. I can tell you, I am very keen to get my Covid-19 vaccination Initially, Minister for Covid-19 Response Chris Hipkins told media, when questioned about a specific plan for Māori, that the vaccine roll-out would be based on risk.

"And Māori are disproportionately represented in those [at risk] groups, who will receive the vaccine early.” For decades, we knew about health disparities for Māori – more of us dying, getting sick, injured, and not getting the necessary treatment. Somehow, the nation still hasn’t closed the gap.So I remain wary. I hope our specific plan for Māori is specific enough, and Māori enough.

i am a 69 year old pakeha having lost 3 brothers to cot death, heart attack, cancer  i may well have endure chronic lung disease  i stopped cold turkey on eve of my 50 birthday a smoking habit of fifty a day, having lost two brother in with in the preceding seven months ,I'm diagnosed as bipolar, have type 2 diabetes and have a stent in my chest after suffering a heart attack and i gave up drinking to boot, the average age at death in my family is  62 

The comment that concerns me most is that "Somehow, the nation still hasn’t closed the gap" its clear the indigenous people are drowning in thier own statistics .my answer it is long overdue that you teach your self to swim   

If the roll out is based on risk where on the list do i sit i believe it may well be 5,000,001 where is my prioritisation framework not asking for special treatment my health is in part entirely due to the choice,s i made which i take full accountability for  i was  just wondering

85 days ago

Monster wasp nest

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Well, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the … View moreWell, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the wasps through the Wasp Wipeout project, but did you know you can help as well? For information on how to help or DIY click here: bit.ly... You can also donate to the project here: givealittle.co.nz...

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74 days ago

With better grades comes higher self-esteem.

NumberWorks'nWords Hamilton Rototuna

Tutoring helps increase your child’s motivation and attitude so he or she is able to reach his or her full academic potential. Get in touch with your local centre to learn more.

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89 days ago

water for animals

Di from Nawton

I always leave a large shallow bowl of water outside for my cat, as well as one inside. In this very hot weather the outside one is often completely empty in the morning; far more than my cat can drink overnight!
I can only imagine that there are other animals nearby who are very thirsty & … View more
I always leave a large shallow bowl of water outside for my cat, as well as one inside. In this very hot weather the outside one is often completely empty in the morning; far more than my cat can drink overnight!
I can only imagine that there are other animals nearby who are very thirsty & have been led to my place in desperation for water.
Please people, put water outside for your animals, they can become very ill if they don't have access to clean water

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75 days ago

Tractor

Brian from Ngaruawahia

Shibaura 4040 Mk2
40 HP, 4WD, FEL, 24 forward and 8 reverse gears, 4 speed PTO, Aux rear hydraulic.
027 4728697

Price: $12,500

77 days ago

Introducing.. Busy Lizzy Gardens

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Meet Liz from Busy Lizzy Gardens. Liz runs one of our fantastic Premium Businesses who have used Neighbourly Premium as a platform to build a strong local presence within their community.

Find out how you can Grow your Business with Neighbourly Premium
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77 days ago

Notgice

Alan Neighbourly Lead from Huntly

See you there!

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77 days ago

Only one month to go until Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 kicks off!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year's event runs from March 20 - 30th with the theme being 'The Great Plant Swap' as an easy way for neighbourhoods to grow stronger together.

Here's some ideas for ways you could get involved:

• swap seeds with a neighbour
• gift a plant you've grown to… View more
This year's event runs from March 20 - 30th with the theme being 'The Great Plant Swap' as an easy way for neighbourhoods to grow stronger together.

Here's some ideas for ways you could get involved:

• swap seeds with a neighbour
• gift a plant you've grown to a neighbour
• take some flowers to a neighbour
• organise a produce swap
• share garden tips or recipes for food in season
• create community gardens or berm pollinator pathways
• host an inclusive garden-themed working bee
• a friendly neighbourhood BBQ with homegrown ingredients

The options are endless! At the end of the day, our shared aim is to help bring people together by encouraging intentional connection with our neighbours. Whether that be organising a street party, sharing a cuppa, or simply saying ‘Kia Ora!” to those who live around you, every action helps to create a safer and more connected New Zealand.

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77 days ago

❤️UPDATE- HOME NEEDED ❤️

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

🐈‍⬛🥰We need your help one more time, please share far and wide.🥰🐈‍⬛

You may remember this beautiful lady who was brought in last week after being found homeless in the St. Andrews area.

No one has come forward to claim her and we would really love to find a new family that … View more
🐈‍⬛🥰We need your help one more time, please share far and wide.🥰🐈‍⬛

You may remember this beautiful lady who was brought in last week after being found homeless in the St. Andrews area.

No one has come forward to claim her and we would really love to find a new family that she can be a part of.💔

We affectionately call her ‘Agatha’ and she is the loveliest, smoochiest girl that just wants someone to love her.

Agatha is a middle aged lady and does have a health issue that is manageable, so please don’t let that put you off.💕

If you or you know someone that could give her the home she really deserves, please phone the clinic on 07 8492963 for further information on Agatha.

❤️Thank You❤️

www.hamiltonvets.co.nz...

77 days ago
77 days ago

Make a space themed headboard

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Rapa

Make a boring old headboard an exciting glow in the dark feature for a space themed kid’s room with Resene FX Nightlight glow in the dark paint.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how you can create your own

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78 days ago

🐝Bee stings in your pets 🐝

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

Our wonderful vet Nicole got to help Little Charlie recently who came in feeling very miserable after trying to eat a bee! Luckily Nicole managed to pull the sting out of Charlie’s mouth which instantly made her feel a lot happier!💕

Bees can cause swelling, redness, itching or salivation … View more
Our wonderful vet Nicole got to help Little Charlie recently who came in feeling very miserable after trying to eat a bee! Luckily Nicole managed to pull the sting out of Charlie’s mouth which instantly made her feel a lot happier!💕

Bees can cause swelling, redness, itching or salivation depending on where they sting. Some animals can have an allergic reaction that results in facial swelling, vomiting, hives and sometimes breathing issues. These unlucky pets sometimes need medications to help with the reaction.

❤️What you should do if your pet is stung.

•Remove the stinger if possible with tweezers or scrape it out with something stiff.

•You can apply a cold compress to the area.

•If any allergic reaction occurs please phone us and bring your pet down for treatment. Please don’t administer medications without advice.

As you can see Little Charlie lapped up all the attention while she was with us!💕

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78 days ago

Red Cross Annual Book Fair 2021 5th,6th and 7th March

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

Two weeks to go!! Join us at our 24th Book Fair event in Hamilton. Lots of books, wide range of categories at the cheapest price!!

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79 days ago

Check out our 2021 programme!

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

Summer’s here and the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival is celebrating everything that makes Aotearoa extraordinary...

With almost 100 performances, from Chelsea Jade to Thabani Gapara's afro-funk to classical to ambient, HGAF is the summer festival you don't want to miss!

Get your … View more
Summer’s here and the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival is celebrating everything that makes Aotearoa extraordinary...

With almost 100 performances, from Chelsea Jade to Thabani Gapara's afro-funk to classical to ambient, HGAF is the summer festival you don't want to miss!

Get your heart melted by the inimitable Tami Neilson, experience a celebration of local talent at This Is Kiwi or simply relax with whanau at the iconic Sunset Symphony.

From February 20-28 discover a world of arts in your own backyard.
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79 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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