Otorohanga District, Otorohanga

59 days ago

Where did all the waterbeds go?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Did you have - or do you still have - a Waterbed? I hunted high and low for someone who still used one of the originals, but couldn't find a soul who'd own up to it.
What do you think about these wonderfully kitsch pieces of retro bedroom decor?

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58 days ago

Red Cross Annual Book Fair 2021

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

Please join us at our 24th Book Fair event in Hamilton. The Hamilton Book fair is a big event for book lovers across the region. It will be held on 5th, 6th & 7th March 2021 at Te Rapa Race Course. Lots of books, wide range of categories at cheapest price!!

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58 days ago

Hi everyone

Kirstie from Te Puke

I was wondering if anyone out there can remake the inside of the sofa cushions?

58 days ago

Our February SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

The Team from Office for Seniors

Our first SuperSeniors Newsletter of the year is out now!

This issue has information about a free driving course from Age Concern New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, some advice from SPCA about pet ownership, a warning from Consumer NZ about a discount scheme being offered to … View more
Our first SuperSeniors Newsletter of the year is out now!

This issue has information about a free driving course from Age Concern New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, some advice from SPCA about pet ownership, a warning from Consumer NZ about a discount scheme being offered to seniors, tips on how to look after your wellbeing and loads more.

Check it out and pass it on! bit.ly...

Want to subscribe? You can do so here: bit.ly...

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58 days ago

Personalise a print!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Awamutu

Need a quick way to add colour to a room? Add your own creative flair to a shop-bought art print using a few Resene testpots and you can have a one of a kind pick me up for your wall.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your … View more
Need a quick way to add colour to a room? Add your own creative flair to a shop-bought art print using a few Resene testpots and you can have a one of a kind pick me up for your wall.

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

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58 days ago

Check out our 2021 programme!

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

Celebrate everything that makes Aotearoa extraordinary, with seven days of music, theatre, dance and culinary delights!

With over 50 shows, from opera to avant-garde, immersive theatre to afro-funk, and pretty much everything in between, discover a world of arts in your own backyard.

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Celebrate everything that makes Aotearoa extraordinary, with seven days of music, theatre, dance and culinary delights!

With over 50 shows, from opera to avant-garde, immersive theatre to afro-funk, and pretty much everything in between, discover a world of arts in your own backyard.

Highlights include the inimitable Tami Neilson, Julia Deans covering Joni Mitchell, NZ Opera, Gourmet in the Gardens and the Rodger Fox Big Band.

From comedy to cabaret, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Buy your tickets now!
Find out more

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61 days ago

Poll: Which photograph takes the cake?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Aotearoa! Stuff has just finished their annual Summer Snaps competition and we’re thrilled to announce that you'll be the judge of the People and Communities photograph category.
Stuff received almost 300 entries in the category featuring all things local and we have whittled these… View more
Kia ora Aotearoa! Stuff has just finished their annual Summer Snaps competition and we’re thrilled to announce that you'll be the judge of the People and Communities photograph category.
Stuff received almost 300 entries in the category featuring all things local and we have whittled these down to six brilliantly captured photographs in the running to win a Canon EOS camera.

You can hear more about these finalist entries on our blog, but judging is simple:
Cast your vote in the poll below before 3pm, February 11.

Which photograph takes the cake?
  • 42.5% Finalist 1: Ken Hansen (The beach)
    42.5% Complete
  • 11.8% Finalist 2: Tiana Golder (Mana Wāhine)
    11.8% Complete
  • 12.4% Finalist 3: Tom Mazey (Vintage cars)
    12.4% Complete
  • 7% Finalist 4: Vivian Gehrmann (On the farm)
    7% Complete
  • 16.6% Finalist 5: Stephane Dussau (Maori Battallion)
    16.6% Complete
  • 9.8% Finalist 6: Kate Henry (Kids playing)
    9.8% Complete
1332 votes
59 days ago

Have you got New Zealand's best shed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner … View moreWe have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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59 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.
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60 days ago

Want to Volunteer? We can help!

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

Often we hear from people that they would like to volunteer but they don't know how to start, or where to find what they are looking for. You will be pleased to know we are helping to solve that problem!

It just takes a couple of clicks... head to the link below, select your town and … View more
Often we hear from people that they would like to volunteer but they don't know how to start, or where to find what they are looking for. You will be pleased to know we are helping to solve that problem!

It just takes a couple of clicks... head to the link below, select your town and BINGO!... you can see what help is needed in your community. So simple it's silly! Go and have a look... we dare you!

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60 days ago

Honda generators, water blasters, log splitters and more

BE Pressure

Brian here from BE Pressure Supply, Check out the range of Honda powered product on our website or visit one of our dealers nationwide.

We have a superior range of product that will help you split wood for winter, clean buildings and paths, supply power when the grid lets you down and pump water… View more
Brian here from BE Pressure Supply, Check out the range of Honda powered product on our website or visit one of our dealers nationwide.

We have a superior range of product that will help you split wood for winter, clean buildings and paths, supply power when the grid lets you down and pump water to the tank or troughs.

Check out the range at www.bep.kiwi or phone us on 0800237769 to get the best deal on your new Honda powered machine.
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67 days ago

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

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

A month to go!! Save the date.

Join us at Waikato’s biggest Red Cross Book Fair at Te Rapa Race Course (Off Garnett Ave) on the 5th, 6th and 7th March.
A massive range of quality books from fiction to nonfiction, kids’ books to adult books, sporting, gardening, art, health, cooking, biography… View more
A month to go!! Save the date.

Join us at Waikato’s biggest Red Cross Book Fair at Te Rapa Race Course (Off Garnett Ave) on the 5th, 6th and 7th March.
A massive range of quality books from fiction to nonfiction, kids’ books to adult books, sporting, gardening, art, health, cooking, biography and many more at giveaway prices, including the famous $1 room and the ‘collector’s corner’ for unique and vintage books.


Plus a wide variety of music, movies, puzzles and magazines.

Bring the family and stock up on some fantastic reading and find great presents for friends and your near and dear ones.

All proceeds go to funding our vital Humanitarian and community programmes in the Waikato Region.

A huge THANK YOU to all Hamiltonians’ and everyone across Waikato and New Zealand from the Red Cross and its volunteers for their kind donations throughout the year and their continued and generous support at the event as well.

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61 days ago

We LOVE swimming

Hilton Brown Swimming

And we want you and your family to love it as well!

We help babies, children and adults feel confident in and around the water and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all.

Touch base with us today to book in for your FREE trial lesson.

The Free Trial lesson is … View more
And we want you and your family to love it as well!

We help babies, children and adults feel confident in and around the water and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all.

Touch base with us today to book in for your FREE trial lesson.

The Free Trial lesson is open to all new customers.
Find out more

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63 days ago

Hunger for Colour - swap and save!

Resene

Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a … View more
Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a little more colour to your life you can also help those in need. When you donate a can of food you'll save on your testpot purchase (save up to $5.80 on an 80ml testpot) while also helping provide disadvantaged Kiwis with food parcels when they need them most.
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68 days ago

We Say, You Say: Fire Escape Plans

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Waikato,

Do you have a fire escape plan?

A fire that engulfed a house in Pokeno was found to have been caused by grass clippings catching alight on a lawnmower that was still hot from use.

Fire crews responded to the house fire on January 31, with four crews at the scene and another … View more
Hi Waikato,

Do you have a fire escape plan?

A fire that engulfed a house in Pokeno was found to have been caused by grass clippings catching alight on a lawnmower that was still hot from use.

Fire crews responded to the house fire on January 31, with four crews at the scene and another three dispatched.

Area Commander Geoff Purcell said that the occupants of the house were lucky to get out quickly. "This fire shows that fire can get very real, fast...It can take just three minutes for a fire to become deadly."

Share your thoughts below and please type NFP if you don't want your comments featured in your local community paper.

You can plan your fire escape at www.escapemyhouse.co.nz...
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