Matamata, Matamata

68 days ago

Missing your favourite local paper?

The Team Reporter from South Waikato News

It’s not in your letterbox this week because of alert level 4 restrictions - but it’s still available online! You can read the latest issue of the South Waikato News right now. Want to catch your favourite columns, puzzles, community news and local views each week? Simply subscribe here. Read now

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69 days ago

Do you have a great rocket recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for rocket recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before Aug 31, 2021.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Homegrown Recipes.

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69 days ago

Bin storage

The Team from Resene ColorShop Matamata

Form meets function in this stylish bin storage and planter combination painted in bold Resene hues. Find out how to create your own.

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70 days ago

Digital Boost is here to help

Digital Boost

Lockdowns are tough for many in business, so let us share the load.

Whether it's setting up technology to keep your business running smoothly, or advice on working remotely.

Get in touch with us, we’d love to help.

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70 days ago

Nominate your Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year!

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

Kia ora Waikato neighbours!

We hope that you are safe and sound with your bubbles at home.

With two weeks to go until nominations close – it's time to lockdown your nomination for 2022 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. We're looking for that special person in this community – … View more
Kia ora Waikato neighbours!

We hope that you are safe and sound with your bubbles at home.

With two weeks to go until nominations close – it's time to lockdown your nomination for 2022 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. We're looking for that special person in this community – the one doing exceptional mahi to make the Waikato a better place.

Nominations close 31 August and only take 5 minutes.

Get in quick – www.nzawards.co.nz...

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70 days ago

Here To Help U

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

Hi all - If you or a family you know needs support with food, or just needs general or mental health support during this Level 4 lock-down then please use the 'Here 2 help u' website.
'Here to help u' is a community led initiative, which was set up to respond to urgent access to… View more
Hi all - If you or a family you know needs support with food, or just needs general or mental health support during this Level 4 lock-down then please use the 'Here 2 help u' website.
'Here to help u' is a community led initiative, which was set up to respond to urgent access to food and other support during the Covid-19 lock-down last year.
Feel free to share the 'Here to help u' link to help yourselves or others?

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70 days ago

Industry Skills Development Handbook

Competenz

Is this you?

You know building the skills and capability of your staff is vital, but it’s hard to know where to start or even where to turn for advice, so it keeps sliding down your to-do list.

Use this guidebook to develop your company’s capability and improve your bottom line.
Free download

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73 days ago

Set up for life: The ‘Tattooed Baker’

Competenz

"It was the absolute best decision. I was a fully qualified baker at the age of 21 and had no student debt. So while my high school peers were living a broke student life at university, I was debt-free and earning a good wage.”

Another great success story featuring Bex Savage, who … View more
"It was the absolute best decision. I was a fully qualified baker at the age of 21 and had no student debt. So while my high school peers were living a broke student life at university, I was debt-free and earning a good wage.”

Another great success story featuring Bex Savage, who discovered her passion for baking after embarking on a Competenz Craft Baking apprenticeship when she was 18​, an experience she says set her up for life.

Read the full story

Looking to get into an apprenticeship? Get in touch with us now

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71 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.
Read more

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72 days ago

New Zealand at Alert Level 4

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
August 18
1.16pm

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently giving an update to the nation at the Beehive.

Here's what you need to know:
- Genome sequencing was undertaken last night and it has been confirmed that this is linked to the NSW outbreak.
- … View more
UPDATE
August 18
1.16pm

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently giving an update to the nation at the Beehive.

Here's what you need to know:
- Genome sequencing was undertaken last night and it has been confirmed that this is linked to the NSW outbreak.
- There are no genomic matches to those cases at the border to this case.
- There are a further two cases to report in the community. ​
- From 11:59pm, it will be compulsory to wear masks when accessing essential services.
- From 8am tomorrow, the Covid-19 vaccination programme will resume.
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UPDATE
August 18
9.10am

- Four new cases have been identified, all genomically linked to the original case
- The original case has been confirmed as having the Delta variant
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New Zealand will move to a Level 4 lockdown after a community case was detected in Auckland.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Ashley Bloomfield at a press conference, where she confirmed that Auckland and Coromandel would move to Alert Level 4 from 11.59pm for seven days, while the rest of the country will be under Level 4 conditions for three days.

It is unknown whether this case is that of the Delta variant. Bloomfield stated that genome sequencing will be completed by tomorrow morning.

There is currently 23 locations of interest, 10 in Auckland and 13 in Coromandel. Current locations of interest can be found here.

The case has no links to the border and interviews are currently being undertaken with the case to find any possible locations of interest and how they came to be in contact with Covid-19.

Here's what you need to know:
- A refresh on Level restrictions and what it means for you.
- Here are the locations of interest.
- If you have any flu-like symptoms, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or ring your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website
- Essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.

For more information, visit covid19.govt.nz.

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72 days ago

We’re getting ready for summer so the Great Winter Clearance Sale is on!

Leanne Davidson from Red Cross Shop Matamata

40 days till day light saving! Yes I’m counting down the days aren’t you!
It means it’s time for the winter clearance sale. Come on in we’re at 46 Arawa Street in Matamata and stock up for next winter.
If you’ve already sorted your wardrobe for this summer we’d love to have your good … View more
40 days till day light saving! Yes I’m counting down the days aren’t you!
It means it’s time for the winter clearance sale. Come on in we’re at 46 Arawa Street in Matamata and stock up for next winter.
If you’ve already sorted your wardrobe for this summer we’d love to have your good quality clothing that you no longer need.
WE HAVE FURNITURE! a 3 seater and a 2 seater leatherette couch, 4 dining chairs, 4 bar stools and a comfy recliner chair.

If you have any furniture pieces that needs a new home we would appreciate the donation...coffee tables, drawers, shelves and we’d love your bric a brac too!

Come on in the heaters on and there are bargains to be had!

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78 days ago

Beware - credit card scam

Richard from Cambridge

A man with an Asian accent, possibly Indian, phoned me on my landline and said he was from Visa and asked if I had bought an Amazon gift card for $800 and an itunes gift card for $1000 because it had been debited to my credit card and he said they thought it was fraudulent. He knew my address and … View moreA man with an Asian accent, possibly Indian, phoned me on my landline and said he was from Visa and asked if I had bought an Amazon gift card for $800 and an itunes gift card for $1000 because it had been debited to my credit card and he said they thought it was fraudulent. He knew my address and name (probably from a phone book). He then asked me to open my computer and look up IP addresses and said I had a dozen foreign people accessing my computer. I strung him along for a while but he eventually realised this and hung up. Be warned!

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73 days ago

side hustle

Marie-Jeanne from Putaruru

Remember you might expose yourselves to extra tax!Think before you vote!

73 days ago

Introduction to Family History (Tuesday 17 August)

Dee from Cambridge

An introduction to family history with the Cambridge Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists.

Featuring an introduction to the group by Jo Barnes (also Cambridge Museum & Historical Society) followed by a presentation by Bruce Crook, the Secretary of the Cambridge Branch.

Bruce's … View more
An introduction to family history with the Cambridge Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists.

Featuring an introduction to the group by Jo Barnes (also Cambridge Museum & Historical Society) followed by a presentation by Bruce Crook, the Secretary of the Cambridge Branch.

Bruce's presentation will cover getting started, recording your findings and how to find the information you need.

Koha entry will assist the group's ability to maintain their research room and historical library collection.

The group meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 22A Taylor Street at 7.30pm. New members are always welcome.

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73 days ago

Libraries closed 17 August

Dee from Cambridge

A reminder that our libraries will be closed for the day on Tuesday 17 August. Databases and eItems are available 24/7. eBooks are now free to borrow. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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