Nawton, Hamilton

18 hours ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

1 day ago

Gardening

Paige from Temple View

Hello everyone!
I’m Paige and I’m 20, I’m currently studying horticulture and would love to do gardening, weeding, planting or anything else around your house you would like me to do, I’m fairly flexible and just love to be outside in the garden
Don’t hesitate to message me 🙂

13 hours ago

❤️🐰🩺 Did you know ........

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

With the increase in the popularity of rabbits as companion pets here are a few facts that you might not know.🐇💕

🐰Rabbits teeth constantly grow, which is why good quality hay is so important to your rabbit’s dental health, not only is it a good source of fiber but it also helps wear … View more
With the increase in the popularity of rabbits as companion pets here are a few facts that you might not know.🐇💕

🐰Rabbits teeth constantly grow, which is why good quality hay is so important to your rabbit’s dental health, not only is it a good source of fiber but it also helps wear down their teeth.

🐰Rabbits can live for up to 10 years of age.

🐰Have you seen your rabbit “BINKY”? This is when they run about and jump athletically in the air and twist and kick. It is a sign of happiness.🥰

🐰A baby rabbit is known as a kit or kitten, a female is called a doe and a male is called a buck. A group of rabbits is known as a herd.

🩺We recommend an annual vet check for your bunnies, to check teeth, vaccinate against Calicivirus, assess their general health, wellbeing and for any signs of disease.🩺

We have desexed a number of rabbits recently, so if you don’t want a herd of bunnies at your house, give the team a call 07 8493963. We can make an appointment for you or answer any questions you may have about your bunnies health and well being.

🐇💕Rabbits really do make great companions.🐇💕

www.hamiltonvets.nz...

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3 days ago

What's On: Learn to play Bridge

Ella from Queenwood

Want to meet new people? Be stimulated? Hamilton Bridge Club is holding lessons on Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm and Friday mornings - 10-12 noon. Contact lessons@hamiltonbridge.co.nz
Learn to play Bridge
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1 day ago

❤️🩺🐈🐕‍🦺World Spey/Desexing Day February 23rd 2021 🐈🐕‍🦺🩺❤️

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

Annually the last Tuesday in February is internationally known as World Spey/Desexing Day. This initiative started back in 1995 in the USA and has since spread to 41 countries around the world.

❤️It is a day to highlight and promote the desexing of companion animals world wide.

We have many … View more
Annually the last Tuesday in February is internationally known as World Spey/Desexing Day. This initiative started back in 1995 in the USA and has since spread to 41 countries around the world.

❤️It is a day to highlight and promote the desexing of companion animals world wide.

We have many rescue centre’s throughout the Waikato and New Zealand that work tirelessly to help rescue, desex and rehome the many unwanted kittens and puppies born in New Zealand every year.🐈🐕‍🦺

We encourage and support the importance of desexing dogs and cats to help combat the overbreeding of unwanted animals, not only that but there are health benefits also:

•Risks of infections, cancer and other diseases of the reproductive organs in our precious pets are lowered.
•Improved life expectancy
•Eliminates unwanted behavior

Please help support these wonderful organizations. ❤️

If you require any further information on desexing or need to book your pet in, please give our team a call on 07 8492963, they will be happy to help you out!😀

New Lives Animal Rescue Paws 4 Life SPCA Hamilton Centre Companion Animals New Zealand NZVNA

1 day ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

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1 day ago

Join the festival fun

Hamilton Gardens

Get ready for week two of the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival!

With over 50 shows celebrating the best of NZ, this whanau-friendly festival of the arts is not to be missed!

Discover new reggae tunes with Ria Hall, witness the thought-provoking dance of Shifting Dynamics, be enchanted by … View more
Get ready for week two of the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival!

With over 50 shows celebrating the best of NZ, this whanau-friendly festival of the arts is not to be missed!

Discover new reggae tunes with Ria Hall, witness the thought-provoking dance of Shifting Dynamics, be enchanted by classical music from NZ Opera, or laugh out loud with recent edition and festival favourite Ben Hurley

Join us at the Grassroots Trust Festival Hub each night for free and live entertainment, and make sure you don't miss out on the incredible fireworks display at Sunset Symphony!
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2 days ago

Cheap dog microchipping and rego

Summa from Frankton

Cheap Dog rego and microchipping if your dog hasn’t been registered before! Hamilton dogs only.
If your dog is already microchipped, registration will only be $23.75. Proof of address is required. Cash payments only
Contact 07 838 6632 for more info.

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1 day ago

Sale at Habitat Restore at Glenview

Nicola from Melville

Noticed that Habitat Restore in Glenview have a 25% off their priced clothing for this week only.

1 day ago

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

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

10days to go!! Don't forget to mark your calendar. Come along and grab some wonderful books at less price!!

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6 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

2 days ago

Come along to your Community Health Forum

Waikato DHB

Kia ora neighbours, we at Waikato DHB want more of you to have a say in health. We’re on a journey to enable better access to local community health and wellbeing.

Come along and share your knowledge and experience as we work together on this.

When: Thursday 25 February: 10am - noon
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Kia ora neighbours, we at Waikato DHB want more of you to have a say in health. We’re on a journey to enable better access to local community health and wellbeing.

Come along and share your knowledge and experience as we work together on this.

When: Thursday 25 February: 10am - noon
Where: The Link, Te Aroha Street, Hamilton

Community Health Forums are a gathering of local people who share in a conversation about what matters to their community and hear what’s happening from the DHB and other local organisations/groups.

We look forward to meeting you.

He whakarongo tātou – we’re here to listen
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14 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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18 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

6 days ago

Bankwood road

Summa from Frankton

Not my post but hoping to reunite with her owners

😔I've come to a deceased angel💔 outside 267 Bankwood Road Hamilton. Long haired tortie, female she's wearing a diamanté collar with green heart bell on it I've scanned her no microchip found. It's to late to door knock … View more
Not my post but hoping to reunite with her owners

😔I've come to a deceased angel💔 outside 267 Bankwood Road Hamilton. Long haired tortie, female she's wearing a diamanté collar with green heart bell on it I've scanned her no microchip found. It's to late to door knock I'm driving her to Afterhours vets now where they will hold her for 7 days. I've put up a poster and will be going back first thing in the morning to door knock everywhere and put up more posters. 🐾🌈❤️I'm so sorry sweet heart 😔 ♥️

6 days ago

Monarch Butterflies

Chris from Dinsdale

We have swan plants, and the monarchs have been coming in and laying, but we are seeing hardly any caterpillars compared with previous years. Did some research this morning because I wondered if ants would take the eggs, seems that they do. So, following some advice I found I have put coffee … View moreWe have swan plants, and the monarchs have been coming in and laying, but we are seeing hardly any caterpillars compared with previous years. Did some research this morning because I wondered if ants would take the eggs, seems that they do. So, following some advice I found I have put coffee grounds around the base of the plant (and a jam trap for the wasps). Result! This morning there was a regular runway of ants going up and down the plants, now there's hardly any, just have to wait and see if we get more caterpillars now.

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