Nawton, Hamilton

4 days ago

Do you volunteer or know someone who does?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's NZ Volunteer Week (16-22 June) and we know there are real good sorts in your community.

Often these kind acts and regular volunteering efforts go unnoticed but let's put a stop to that.

Let us know below who is making a difference in your neighbourhood so we can all … View more
It's NZ Volunteer Week (16-22 June) and we know there are real good sorts in your community.

Often these kind acts and regular volunteering efforts go unnoticed but let's put a stop to that.

Let us know below who is making a difference in your neighbourhood so we can all appreciate them for the great work that they do!

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9 hours ago

New Canterbury bypass set to be a toll road

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

By David Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Motorists could be paying a toll to drive a new bypass on State Highway 1, in North Canterbury, once it's complete.

Meanwhile, planned safety improvements to the area have been canned for now, as officials review the planned work as part of the … View more
By David Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Motorists could be paying a toll to drive a new bypass on State Highway 1, in North Canterbury, once it's complete.

Meanwhile, planned safety improvements to the area have been canned for now, as officials review the planned work as part of the Woodend Bypass design.

The Government is considering a proposal for its promised roads of national significance to be partially funded by a toll.

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) said the Woodend Bypass has been confirmed as one of the first five roads of national significance and that a safety review will be undertaken.

Associate Transport Minister Matt Doocey said the Government has backed recommendations by NZTA to introduce tolls in its Government Policy Statement on Land Transport.

‘‘As a Government, we are open to a wide range of funding tools to ensure we are able to deliver the roads that will allow kiwis and freight to get to where they want to go quickly and safely.’’

Safety improvements for Woodend’s Main North Rd were announced in December 2022, as part of a $35 million funding package for State Highway 1 between Saltwater Creek and Cam River, with work due to begin this year.

NZTA had previously advised the safety improvements were on hold, pending the revised policy statement on Land Transport.

Doocey said it made sense to have another look at the work programme.

‘‘When you look at the Woodend safety improvement programme, it was in response to Labour cancelling the bypass, so it is right to relook at that programme in the context of the new motorway.’’

The former Government included the Woodend Bypass in its policy statement on Land Transport announced in August 2023.

Funding was also announced in December 2022 for a $6 million project, including cycleways linking Kaiapoi, Woodend and Pegasus, as part of NZTA’s Transport Choices Programme.

But the programme was axed last December by the new Government.

Doocey said the proposed cycleways and an under-pass at the Pegasus roundabout would be considered as part of the final bypass design.

‘‘When you look at the Christchurch Northern Corridor, the (Christchurch to Kaiapoi) cycleway was an important part of it, so I think it would make sense to consider the cycleways and an underpass as part of the bypass design.’’

Woodend-Sefton Community Board chairperson Shona Powell said she welcomed news about the bypass, but the safety improvements were needed now.

‘‘It will take several years to build the bypass. It is just getting frustrating.’’

Waimakariri mayor Dan Gordon said he had been seeking clarity about the promised safety improvements without success.

But he welcomed Doocey’s comments that the cycleway and under-pass would be considered as part of the final design.

‘‘It makes total sense to construct this as part of the works and I know the community would be thrilled to have these included.

‘‘This is an incredibly important project for our district and I am delighted by the depth of consideration the Government is giving to it.’’

He would also like to see a cycleway clip-on added to the State Highway 1 bridge over the Ashley-Rakahuri River.

The council has been planning the Kaiapoi to Woodend and Woodend to Pegasus cycleways for several years, along with a Rangiora (Southbrook) cycleway.

Proposed safety improvements had included road widening, wider centrelines and safety barriers, and reducing the speed to 60kph at the Pegasus roundabout, which would have become one lane with raised safety platforms.

Traffic lights were also proposed at the Rangiora-Woodend Rd intersection, roundabouts at the Woodend Beach Rd and Williams St intersections and a crossing refuge for people using bus stops near Pineacres.

■ LDR is local body journalism co-funded by RNZ and NZ On Air.

19 hours ago

MIT supports you to succeed

Manukau Institute of Technology

We offer a range of services to support you – before, during and after your studies.

Learn in small classes, get more one-on-one time and support from our experienced lecturers, and graduate with the confidence to succeed.

Get more for your future – start July, apply now.
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19 hours ago

Cash for your wrecked and water damaged car!

AAA Auto Parts

Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day … View more
Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day removal
* Free quotes over the phone

We will beat any prices in the market by 10%.

Support your local business.
Give us a call on ** 0800 50 00 01 ** and we will be happy to have a chat.
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19 hours ago

Up for a challenge? Here’s a riddle to solve!

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

What has 13 hearts but no organs?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?
Head here and hover … View more
What has 13 hearts but no organs?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?
Head here and hover on the Following button on the top right of the page (and it will show Unfollow) and then click it. If it is giving you the option to Follow, then you've successfully unfollowed the Riddles page.

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3 days ago

Do you think these should become car parks?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Abandoned bus stops at a prime central Hamilton location near busy bars and restaurants have sat unused for two and half years, a sight that’s left one regular visitor frustrated at authorities.

The last time a bus stopped at the Victoria St end of Collingwood St was December 2021. Since then,… View more
Abandoned bus stops at a prime central Hamilton location near busy bars and restaurants have sat unused for two and half years, a sight that’s left one regular visitor frustrated at authorities.

The last time a bus stopped at the Victoria St end of Collingwood St was December 2021. Since then, fading yellow lines and no parking signs have warned motorists to not park there unless they want a ticket.

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1 day ago

Have you been past the old theatre lately?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

It was a spectacle that would have thrilled anyone’s inner three-year-old.

And, on Tuesday afternoon, some actual three and two-year-olds were lucky enough to be among those looking on as a pair of gigantic orange demolition excavators tore into the northern wall of Hamilton’s Founders … View more
It was a spectacle that would have thrilled anyone’s inner three-year-old.

And, on Tuesday afternoon, some actual three and two-year-olds were lucky enough to be among those looking on as a pair of gigantic orange demolition excavators tore into the northern wall of Hamilton’s Founders Theatre in the manner of ravenous monsters.

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1 day ago

'This is not the way to finish my life', octogenarian says

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

After “intolerable” behaviour from a neighbour, a Kāinga Ora tenant locks herself indoors most days.

The woman is in her 80s and has spent 15 years in the Hamilton East spot, but says it “feels like a prison” due to a neighbour of three years.

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1 day ago

Do you have any information that could help find these children?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

The mother of three children missing in Marokopa has released a video asking for the public to help bring her children home.

Jayda, 11, Maverick, 9 and Ember, 8, have not been seen since December 2021 after their father Thomas Phillips took them to a location unknown but … View more
The mother of three children missing in Marokopa has released a video asking for the public to help bring her children home.

Jayda, 11, Maverick, 9 and Ember, 8, have not been seen since December 2021 after their father Thomas Phillips took them to a location unknown but thought to be in western Waikato within Marokopa or the surrounding areas.

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3 days ago

Everil Orr Living - a place for safety, comfort, companionship and cuisine!

Everil Orr Village

Making the choice on a move into full-time managed care for yourself or your loved one can be tricky when you're not sure what to expect. At Everil Orr Living, we want to help you go from your home now, to your home with our community, with no surprises.

Our General Manager for Care, Helen… View more
Making the choice on a move into full-time managed care for yourself or your loved one can be tricky when you're not sure what to expect. At Everil Orr Living, we want to help you go from your home now, to your home with our community, with no surprises.

Our General Manager for Care, Helen Saberton has recently spilled the beans on what it is like living in managed care at Everil Orr.

If that doesn't answer all your burning questions, come down for a tea and a chat at our facilities in the heart of Mt Albert.

Our next open day on 25 June 2024 will feature guided tours of suites, apartments and amenities, and a peak into what our caring community gets up to on the day-to-day! Or just book a time that suits you! Call us at 0800-383-745 and visit our website.
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5 days ago

Quiz Night

Arts for Health from Arts for Health Community Trust

Put your thinking caps on and prepare for this one-night-only event filled with brain-testing fundraiser.

Gather your team of four, or join individually and we'll match you with a team. Start sharpening your pencils because Saturday, 15th June is only a few weeks away!


We have a … View more
Put your thinking caps on and prepare for this one-night-only event filled with brain-testing fundraiser.

Gather your team of four, or join individually and we'll match you with a team. Start sharpening your pencils because Saturday, 15th June is only a few weeks away!


We have a fantastic Beauty Raffle to give away, so bring along $5 for 3 tickets. We will drawn the winner on the night.

Bring along some cash for 'Buy An Answer' if you think you might get stuck.

Saturday 15th of June
7pm - 9.30pm

At the Waikato Bridge Club
56 Brookfield St, Hamilton East, Hamilton

$10 per person, 4 people to a group.

Book your team at www.artsforhealth.co.nz...

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3 days ago

Discover the Flavours of India with Our Indian Cooking Class!

The Team from Fraser ACE Adult Community Education

Join us for an exciting 8-week journey into the world of Indian cuisine! Led by our talented tutor, Shri, this class will teach you to prepare delicious and authentic Indian dishes that will impress your family and friends.

Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, you'll enjoy … View more
Join us for an exciting 8-week journey into the world of Indian cuisine! Led by our talented tutor, Shri, this class will teach you to prepare delicious and authentic Indian dishes that will impress your family and friends.

Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, you'll enjoy learning the secrets of Indian spices, techniques, and recipes in a fun and friendly environment.

Don't miss out on this flavourful adventure! Enroll now and bring the vibrant tastes of India into your kitchen. Spaces are limited, so sign up today!
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2 days ago

What do you think of the EV ambulance idea?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

New Zealand’s first electric ambulance will be used in Hamilton from this week.

Tests suggest it’s “a lot more comfortable” for patients than the current ambulances, Hato Hone St John says.

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3 days ago

Clutha District Youth Council

Clutha District Youth Council

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!
The Clutha District Youth Council is working with the Rotary Club of Balclutha to fundraise money towards reinstating the flying fox at the Balclutha Bridge Park.
On the 2 August 2024, the Youth Council will be holding a year 7/8 disco (theme already picked advertising coming … View more
VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!
The Clutha District Youth Council is working with the Rotary Club of Balclutha to fundraise money towards reinstating the flying fox at the Balclutha Bridge Park.
On the 2 August 2024, the Youth Council will be holding a year 7/8 disco (theme already picked advertising coming soon) and a year 9/10 social at Te Pou O Mata-Au. Event is open to the whole district.

Help us pick which theme to have at the year 9/10 social by voting below ⤵
'😂' react for Rags and Riches
'❤' react for a Night in Paris
'😲' react for Through the Decades
Voting ends, 9pm Friday 21 June
Keep an eye posted on our Facebook page or in your schools for more information to come out regarding this event, and the year 7/8 dicso!
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2 days ago

Want to stump a quizzing great?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Shaun Wallace is encouraging Waikato people to do just that.

One of the six top quizzers on hit show The Chase, the 64-year-old is in Hamilton on July 10 as a fundraiser for I Am Hope.

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3 days ago

Lottery funding sows seeds of sustainability in Waitaki garden

NZ Lotto

Waitaki Community Gardens sowing the seeds of community and sustainability

The Waitaki Community Gardens is at the heart of the small community of around 23,000 people, with a mission to share the joys of sustainable gardening with locals and touring visitors.

Supported by lottery funding … View more
Waitaki Community Gardens sowing the seeds of community and sustainability

The Waitaki Community Gardens is at the heart of the small community of around 23,000 people, with a mission to share the joys of sustainable gardening with locals and touring visitors.

Supported by lottery funding from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board, the community garden hosts popular events and workshops throughout the year for those eager to learn about growing their own produce and reducing their environmental impact.

From humble beginnings over a decade ago, the garden has grown into a thriving hub of activity that attracts volunteers and students of all ages and backgrounds to work side by side, sharing knowledge and experiences and growing a sense of community alongside their lettuce and tomatoes.

Central to the garden's offerings is the ‘Seed to Table’ course - a hands-on permaculture workshop series designed to equip budding green-thumbs with essential skills for cultivating organic and productive gardens.
The garden not only brings the community together but also offers a refreshing antidote to today’s fast-paced, digital world.

With 100% of Lotto New Zealand profits being returned to funding Local Grants, every time you play a Lotto New Zealand game, you’re a Kiwi helping initiatives like the Waitaki Community Gardens foster a healthy, sustainable, and connected community. 

Read more Local Grant recipient stories.
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3 days ago

Check the list!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We've pulled four names this week of members across the country. The winners of the $100 Mitre10 cards are:

Cynthia Chozas from Botany Downs

Mabel Dawson from Stratford

Michael Pascoe from Amberley

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We've pulled four names this week of members across the country. The winners of the $100 Mitre10 cards are:

Cynthia Chozas from Botany Downs

Mabel Dawson from Stratford

Michael Pascoe from Amberley

Sarah Gebhard from Nelson

Winners can get in touch here or by emailing helpdesk@neighbourly.co.nz before 25th June.

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3 days ago

Join us to celebrate Matariki

Porirua City Council

There are plenty of exciting events in Porirua this year to celebrate Matariki, including star searching, excellent kai, light shows and planting.

To coincide with the new Kai Tahi food and market destination opening, there will be a spectacular outdoor light display along the edge of Te … View more
There are plenty of exciting events in Porirua this year to celebrate Matariki, including star searching, excellent kai, light shows and planting.

To coincide with the new Kai Tahi food and market destination opening, there will be a spectacular outdoor light display along the edge of Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour.

Visitors can wander along the Harbourside Pathway between Wi Neera Dr and Parumoana St from 6–9pm on 28–30 June to experience a light display transforming the area.

There are plenty of events on at Pātaka, the city centre library and at Te Rauparaha Arena, including Matariki Under the Stars interactive experience, and free fitness classes.

There will also be a special hāngi, a waiata evening, a barbershop performance, and a banquet featuring a three-course dinner and entertainment from The Lady Killers.

Events are listed on our dedicated Matariki webpage along with any registration details
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3 days ago

We're looking for Nice Neighbours

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Each week, nominations on Neighbourly get turned into a Stuff story and we are always on the lookout for amazing neighbours who deserve to be recognised.

It could be someone who helped you when you were in a tight spot, a local who goes above and beyond for the community or just a neighbour who … View more
Each week, nominations on Neighbourly get turned into a Stuff story and we are always on the lookout for amazing neighbours who deserve to be recognised.

It could be someone who helped you when you were in a tight spot, a local who goes above and beyond for the community or just a neighbour who checks in on you.

Nominate your 'Nice Neighbour' by clicking here.

3 days ago

Taranaki’s hearing, caring specialists.

Central Audiology

Central Audiology ensures you’re not missing out on the important things in life.

We’re 100% Taranaki owned and operated, plus we have a local team of audiology experts who can help you with any of your hearing needs. We’re a primary provider to the Taranaki District Health board, and you… View more
Central Audiology ensures you’re not missing out on the important things in life.

We’re 100% Taranaki owned and operated, plus we have a local team of audiology experts who can help you with any of your hearing needs. We’re a primary provider to the Taranaki District Health board, and you can visit us whether you’re referred by your GP, or want to approach us directly.

We’re here to help. Contact our friendly team on 0800 751 000.
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3 days ago

Can you imagine feeding 125 people every Friday?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Home-made devilled sausages and spaghetti bolognese was a delightful sight for Michelle Feehan who’s only had cereal all week.

The toasty meal was one of the 125 prepared by Shells Duncan and Desiree Beazley during their weekly routine of feeding the hungry in Hamilton.

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3 days ago

Will you replace hunger with hope?

World Vision

"Sometimes we don’t eat for two or three days. My younger sister cries when she’s hungry. I feel very bad about that,” says 13-year-old Nyaduer (left). She’s struggling to fight hunger and keep her siblings alive.

Nyaduer is living without her mum or dad in a displacement camp in … View more
"Sometimes we don’t eat for two or three days. My younger sister cries when she’s hungry. I feel very bad about that,” says 13-year-old Nyaduer (left). She’s struggling to fight hunger and keep her siblings alive.

Nyaduer is living without her mum or dad in a displacement camp in South Sudan. Without life’s basics. Without enough food. Right now, hunger is leaving kids too weak to run or play. Some don’t even have the energy to speak.

Please help. Will you reach out to them with life-saving food and support, just like you would if they lived next door?
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3 days ago

Did you watch Saturday's game?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

Rookie hooker Millennium (Mills) Sanerivi will wait on tenterhooks, with the 24-year-old Aucklander on the verge of being thrust into a dramatic Super Rugby Pacific debut with the banged-up Chiefs in Saturday night’s final against the Blues at Eden Park.

Clayton McMillan’s side … View more
Rookie hooker Millennium (Mills) Sanerivi will wait on tenterhooks, with the 24-year-old Aucklander on the verge of being thrust into a dramatic Super Rugby Pacific debut with the banged-up Chiefs in Saturday night’s final against the Blues at Eden Park.

Clayton McMillan’s side progressed to a second successive decider with a 30-19 semifinal victory over the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday evening, but their gutsy win over the top seeds has come at plenty of cost, with a bulging casualty ward to assess after arriving back in Hamilton.

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4 days ago

Last chance for tickets!

Heart Foundation Lotteries

Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in beautiful Papamoa, worth just over $1.1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by … View more
Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in beautiful Papamoa, worth just over $1.1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by its new owners.

Make this property your permanent residence, a holiday home, rent it or even sell it! Get your tickets today at heartlottery.org.nz.
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4 days ago

two lego kits still SEALED

Ashley from Nawton

selling two lego kits
-Lego technic jeep wrangler good condition still sealed good for 11+ kids. asking for 85$ as its $100 retail

-Lego speed champions le mans porche, good condition also sealed good for 9+ asking for $25 as its $32 retail

Price: $110

7 days ago

Local initiative preserving East Taranaki's wildlife thrives

NZ Lotto

Lottery funding boosts East Taranaki Environment Collective’s conservation and sustainability efforts

Two decades ago, a group of locals in East Taranaki started on a mission to protect their local native wildlife by creating a natural environment where native species could thrive free from … View more
Lottery funding boosts East Taranaki Environment Collective’s conservation and sustainability efforts

Two decades ago, a group of locals in East Taranaki started on a mission to protect their local native wildlife by creating a natural environment where native species could thrive free from the dangers posed by introduced pests.

Fast forward twenty years and the East Taranaki Environment Collective (ETEC) is now a leading community-conservation initiative, supported by lottery funding grants from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board to deliver one of the largest community environmental projects in Aotearoa.

The programme spans over 18,000 hectares of mustelid (animals like stoats and ferrets) control in East Taranaki and 1,000 hectares of intensive rat and possum ground control in the Pouiatoa.

By employing a network of traps and ground control methods, the programme works to create a haven for indigenous species such as kiwi, kōkako, and the New Zealand long-tailed bat to thrive.

This is just one example of the incredible causes happening in your community, with 100% of Lotto New Zealand’s profits going back to support thousands of great causes all over Aotearoa. So, every time you play any Lotto New Zealand game, it’s a win for our environment, and it’s a win for our native species.

Read more Local Grants recipient stories
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6 days ago

Poppa's pulled pork

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

As the weather cools and cosy evenings become the norm, there’s nothing better than cranking up the heat and treating yourself to heartwarming comfort food. If you're craving a winter recipe that'll warm you from the inside out, look no further than Brent's irresistible slow-cooked… View moreAs the weather cools and cosy evenings become the norm, there’s nothing better than cranking up the heat and treating yourself to heartwarming comfort food. If you're craving a winter recipe that'll warm you from the inside out, look no further than Brent's irresistible slow-cooked pulled pork. Its smoky, aromatic scent often wafts from Brent’s apartment at Ryman’s Kevin Hickman Village, tempting taste buds and stirring appetites. With its tender meat and velvety sauce, this dish is every bit as delicious as it sounds – you’ll be reaching for seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths!

Click read more for the full recipe.

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7 days ago

Poll: Guess how long we've been around

Cato Bolam

Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: … View more
Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: Unlock the Potential of Your Land- Cato Bolam Consultants


#LandDevelopment #CatoBolam
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  • 20% Less than two years?
    20% Complete
  • 12% 100 years?
    12% Complete
  • 8% About three months?
    8% Complete
  • 60% 50+ years?
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