Whatawhata, Hamilton

8 minutes ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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1 day ago

Red Cross Annual Book Fair on 5th, 6th & 7th March 2021 CANCELED

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

Please note, unfortunately, due to change in Alert level we have to cancel our event.

5 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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12 hours ago

Red hot summer sale

Firewood Factory

Sale pricing now on large range (pine, macrocarpa, old man pine, oak and gun plus hotmix options) quality screened wood.

Free delivery.
Order online

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12 hours ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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19 hours ago

Testimony: 5 Stars 🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Tim from Pukete

I would like to say to Tim.
Thank you for the effort, from Appraisal process, through the photography, then listing.
The open homes were well organized and coordinated.

Thank you to Saul for the photography. The experience was particularly impressive. I hope the Hamilton team, future success and … View more
I would like to say to Tim.
Thank you for the effort, from Appraisal process, through the photography, then listing.
The open homes were well organized and coordinated.

Thank you to Saul for the photography. The experience was particularly impressive. I hope the Hamilton team, future success and that the machine continues working as well for you, as it did for me.

Cheers Saxon

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8 days 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 🙂

1 day ago

National Bowel Screening Programme coming to Waikato

Waikato DHB

Kia ora whānau,

Did you know that bowel cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death in New Zealand? Around 3000 of us will be diagnosed and 1200 will die of it each year.

But catching it early can save lives and all it takes to find it is a quick and easy test you can do at home.
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Kia ora whānau,

Did you know that bowel cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death in New Zealand? Around 3000 of us will be diagnosed and 1200 will die of it each year.

But catching it early can save lives and all it takes to find it is a quick and easy test you can do at home.

The National Bowel Screening Programme is being rolled out across the Waikato region with the aim of reducing the devastating impact bowel cancer has on our communities.

If you're aged between 60 and 74, you will receive a test kit in the mail every two years around the time of your birthday. If that's on an even day (2nd, 4th, 6th) of the month you will receive a kit this year while those on an odd day (e.g 1st, 3rd, 5th) will get theirs in the programme's second year.

The test comes with clear instructions and will help detect early warning signs of bowel cancer. It is free for people aged 60-74 who are eligible for publicly funded healthcare.

If you're not in the screening age range and you have a family history of bowel cancer, you could be entitled to a colonoscopy. Talk to your GP for more information.

If you have symptoms of bowel cancer, don’t wait for screening, talk to your doctor now. Common symptoms of bowel cancer may include:
• a change in your normal bowel habit that continues for several weeks
• blood in your bowel motion.

Although these symptoms are usually caused by other conditions, it’s important to get them checked.

We're encouraging those in the eligible age group to complete the test and send it back, and for whānau to talk to their loved ones about the importance of getting tested.

Do it for you, do it for your whānau.

For more information, visit the Time to Screen website, call 0800 924 432 or talk to your doctor.
Find out more

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1 day ago

❤️🦮 Meet “Callum” from Blind Low Vision NZ 🦮❤️

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

Blind Low Vision New Zealand do an amazing job providing emotional and practical support to New Zealanders with low vision and sight loss. One of the ways they do this is with guide dogs. 🥰

It takes aproximately 18 to 20 months to train a dog. From 9 weeks of age they are placed with puppy … View more
Blind Low Vision New Zealand do an amazing job providing emotional and practical support to New Zealanders with low vision and sight loss. One of the ways they do this is with guide dogs. 🥰

It takes aproximately 18 to 20 months to train a dog. From 9 weeks of age they are placed with puppy raisers who provide them with new experiences every day, so they get used to the world, new people, situations and experiences.🐕‍🦺

From 12 months of age they go for intensive training and testing and once they have completed and passed everything required of them they are ready for placement.💕

For those of you that don’t know, here at Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre we do the health checks and vaccinations for the puppies and dogs in our area for the organisation. These dogs do a wonderul service and it is a pleasure that we can play a small part in their lives.

This is Callum, another one of their amazing dogs who came into the clinic for a health check and vaccinations last week.🐾💕

We are proud to support Blind Low Vision NZ in every way we can.❤️

www.hamiltonvets.co.nz...

2 days ago

Celebrate Community - March 1st to 31st 🎂

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the … View moreThis month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the people who share their presence and aroha with each other.

A wonderful way to take part is to participate in Neighbours Day Aotearoa which takes place from 20 - 30th March. This year’s theme is ‘The Great Plant Swap’ - as an easy way for our neighbourhoods to grow stronger together. If you’re hosting an event, make sure to register it on their website: neighboursday.org.nz/join-in

Show us how you’re celebrating community 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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3 days ago

Power

Yvonne from Te Kowhai

Anyone else's power just go out?

3 days ago

Support your local news

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By subscribing, you will also be supporting our journalists across the country who work tirelessly to ensure you remain informed as situations… View more
Save up to 10% off RRP when you subscribe to your local newspaper at mags4gifts.co.nz, and enjoy the convenience of safe delivery straight to your home.

By subscribing, you will also be supporting our journalists across the country who work tirelessly to ensure you remain informed as situations evolve.
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3 days ago

Property Development

Michael from Dinsdale

These are photos of my recently completed projects in Auckland. Please contact me if you have multiple units or light commercial projects. I can provide a reference from Project Owners, Main Contractors and Consultants. My preference is in projects in Hamilton and Auckland and might be able to … View moreThese are photos of my recently completed projects in Auckland. Please contact me if you have multiple units or light commercial projects. I can provide a reference from Project Owners, Main Contractors and Consultants. My preference is in projects in Hamilton and Auckland and might be able to stretch to Taupo if the opportunity arises

28 days ago

Let's talk fundraising!

The Team from Round the Bays

Auckland's biggest fun run is just around the corner and it's time to talk fundraising!

Choosing who to fundraise for can be hard so we've made it easy for you. Either choose a cause close to your heart or support our offical charity partner Auckland City Mission!

Head to our … View more
Auckland's biggest fun run is just around the corner and it's time to talk fundraising!

Choosing who to fundraise for can be hard so we've made it easy for you. Either choose a cause close to your heart or support our offical charity partner Auckland City Mission!

Head to our website to read more about Auckland City Mission or our other charity partners here www.roundthebays.co.nz...

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3 days ago

Thank you for your support

The Team from Round the Bays

Thank you for all the support from our amazing Round the Bays whānau.

We’re disappointed the event couldn’t go ahead due to the move to Alert Level 3 in Auckland. Our immediate priority is ensuring the safe pack down of the various event sites. We are looking at event options and will update … View more
Thank you for all the support from our amazing Round the Bays whānau.

We’re disappointed the event couldn’t go ahead due to the move to Alert Level 3 in Auckland. Our immediate priority is ensuring the safe pack down of the various event sites. We are looking at event options and will update everyone as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience.

Kia kaha neighbours 💙

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4 days ago

PORTS OF AUCKLAND ROUND THE BAYS EVENT IS NOT GOING AHEAD

The Team from Round the Bays

We’re sorry to let you know that the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event is not going ahead due to the Ministry of Health’s move to Alert Level 3 in Auckland which comes into effect at 6am on Sunday, 28 February.

We know how much all our participants were looking forward to event day, but … View more
We’re sorry to let you know that the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event is not going ahead due to the Ministry of Health’s move to Alert Level 3 in Auckland which comes into effect at 6am on Sunday, 28 February.

We know how much all our participants were looking forward to event day, but we respect the need to keep everyone safe and contain the spread of COVID-19.

We will communicate further details tomorrow (Sunday, 28 February) by email and on our website.

The Ports of Auckland Round the Bays team

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