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59 days ago

Last chance to nominate!

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

This is not a drill, Waikato 📣 there are less than 48 hours until nominations close for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards.

This is your LAST CHANCE to nominate a good sort making a positive impact - whether they’re an artist you admire, a coach going the extra mile, or an … View more
This is not a drill, Waikato 📣 there are less than 48 hours until nominations close for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards.

This is your LAST CHANCE to nominate a good sort making a positive impact - whether they’re an artist you admire, a coach going the extra mile, or an essential worker making a difference - it’s up to you to get their name in the ring! Nominations close midnight 31 August.

What are you waiting for? Head over the nzawards.org.nz/nominate now!

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59 days ago

What are you growing now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

We're looking for lockdown gardening ideas! With New Zealanders stuck at home everyone is keen to get into their gardens, but they can't get to the shops to buy plants and seeds. So we want to hear from you some suggestions for crops you can start or sow from what you … View more
Dear neighbours,

We're looking for lockdown gardening ideas! With New Zealanders stuck at home everyone is keen to get into their gardens, but they can't get to the shops to buy plants and seeds. So we want to hear from you some suggestions for crops you can start or sow from what you have on hand or useful gardening hacks using just what you have at home already without going to the shops.

It doesn't have to be a big idea - just something like growing spring onions from the base or sprouting avocado seeds to make a houseplant. Send your tips and ideas to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz and we'll publish the best ideas in NZ Gardener.

Make sure you include your full name and address - only your name and the region you live in will be published but if we use your tip we will send you a free copy of the magazine.

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59 days ago

Planning what to grow? Put these new varieties on your to-plant list!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Here's our list of the best new-release varieties of edible plants to grow this season.

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59 days ago

Saw doctor apprenticeship available in Pokeno

Competenz

Hey Waikato!
We have an awesome apprenticeship opportunity available for you!
ASL Industries are looking for a new staff member to join their talented team in Pokeno as a saw doctor apprentice.
The qualified management team are keen to share their knowledge with you!
For more information on … View more
Hey Waikato!
We have an awesome apprenticeship opportunity available for you!
ASL Industries are looking for a new staff member to join their talented team in Pokeno as a saw doctor apprentice.
The qualified management team are keen to share their knowledge with you!
For more information on this opportunity click here.

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60 days ago

Bear and Moo Take On Retail eCommerce

Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

How is lockdown treating you all?

Yes, a lot is on hold right now - but there are still plenty of ways you can keep moving forward and focus on your business potential.

Having an online presence is essential within the confines of lockdown and is an astute investment for the … View more
Hi Neighbour,

How is lockdown treating you all?

Yes, a lot is on hold right now - but there are still plenty of ways you can keep moving forward and focus on your business potential.

Having an online presence is essential within the confines of lockdown and is an astute investment for the future. Getting eCommerce up and running really isn’t that hard, we promise! Here at Digital Boost we can help you get started.

Waikato business Bear and Moo went from a single person working out of a spare bedroom to growing tenfold within a year. Founder Hannah Porter attributes the success to schooling up on simple digital tools. Shopify, email marketing and social media were all pivotal in helping the business grow so quickly. Get inspired by Bear and Moo's story below.

Get in touch with us here at Digital Boost, we’d love to help.

The Team at Digital Boost

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62 days ago

Autumn Hereford x weaner calves

Linda from Te Kowhai

8x Black white face Hereford X steers .
13x Black white face Hereford X Heifers

Quality stock doing well on grass and ready to take off in Spring.
Vaccinated, drenched and de-horned
Nait registered and tagged.

Individual sales available.
Steers - $550 plus GST each.
Heifers - $500 plus GST … View more
8x Black white face Hereford X steers .
13x Black white face Hereford X Heifers

Quality stock doing well on grass and ready to take off in Spring.
Vaccinated, drenched and de-horned
Nait registered and tagged.

Individual sales available.
Steers - $550 plus GST each.
Heifers - $500 plus GST each

Friendly hand reared stock.
Calves weighing around 120 - 140kg
Can deliver locally. We are located in Te Kowhai. Welcome to view

Price: $500

62 days ago

Parts of country to go to Alert Level 3

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

All regions outside of the Auckland and Northland region will move to Alert Level 3 11.59pm Tuesday August 31.

In a press conference Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that Auckland and Northland will likely need to complete a further full two weeks at level 4 in order to … View more
All regions outside of the Auckland and Northland region will move to Alert Level 3 11.59pm Tuesday August 31.

In a press conference Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that Auckland and Northland will likely need to complete a further full two weeks at level 4 in order to keep the Delta variant from spreading further in the regions.

Here's what you need to know
- There will be regional boundaries, there will be no travel allowed between regions unless required for essential services.
- Boundaries maintained in the last February lockdown will be reinstated.
- Around 500 locations of interest have been identified.
- The exposure site in Warkworth is a large workplace. Ardern hoped the people of Northland will understand why they're moving with caution. Northland won't always be grouped in with Auckland.

To stay up to date with the latest, follow the Stuff blog.

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62 days ago

Hello

TeHuia

This is a survey for people who live in the Waikato – and who travel to Auckland at least once per year. It’s about Te Huia, the train service between Hamilton and Auckland which has been running since April 2021.

We are seeking your feedback about options to improve Te Huia in the near … View more
This is a survey for people who live in the Waikato – and who travel to Auckland at least once per year. It’s about Te Huia, the train service between Hamilton and Auckland which has been running since April 2021.

We are seeking your feedback about options to improve Te Huia in the near future, including additional stops in Auckland and also additional services. We need feedback from both people who have and ALSO those who have not used Te Huia.

By completing the survey you are not only providing important feedback but you will also be entered into the draw for one of two $100 Visa Prezzy vouchers – the winners will be notified on September 6th.

The survey is being run by Mobius Research, an independent company, on behalf of the Waikato Regional Council. All responses to the survey will be anonymous.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. When answering the survey, please respond based on your normal travel behaviour between the Waikato and Auckland outside the context of COVID-19 travel restrictions under alert levels 3 and 4.

Please click on the link below to start the survey.

https://survey.mobiusresearch.co.nz/Community/se.ashx?s=705E3F1011A527D4

Do not hesitate to contact Stuart at Mobius if you have any questions or technical issues. stuart@mobiusresearch.co.nz

On behalf of the Te Huia team and the Waikato Regional Council, thank you in advance for your feedback - it is much appreciated.

Kind regards
Stuart Jeffcoat - Director
Mobius Research and Strategy Ltd.
Start survey

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63 days ago

Gardening live chat on now!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours,

It’s coming up to spring, and with everyone stuck at home in Covid lockdown, what better time to get the garden in order? NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are live on Stuff now to answer all your gardening questions.

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63 days ago

Cancer doesn't stop, we won't either.

Cancer Society

COVID-19 has taken away our Daffodil Day Street Appeal.

The demand on our cancer services goes up during lockdown. And that's why we need you now more than ever. $24 helps to provide transport to and from cancer treatment.

Donate now to support the Cancer Society's vital services … View more
COVID-19 has taken away our Daffodil Day Street Appeal.

The demand on our cancer services goes up during lockdown. And that's why we need you now more than ever. $24 helps to provide transport to and from cancer treatment.

Donate now to support the Cancer Society's vital services to support New Zealanders going through cancer.
Learn more

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64 days ago

Last week to nominate!

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

We're in the last week of nominations for the 2022 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards. So come on, Waikato – who’s your New Zealander of the Year?

Tell us with a nomination! Nominations close 31 August.

Get in quick – www.nzawards.org.nz...

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65 days ago

Help your local small business - and get $10!

David Downs from SOS Business

If you are missing your morning coffee, your cafe lunch or even your haircut - jump on www.sosbusiness.nz... and help a local small business out with cashflow - they get the money now and you get a voucher for later.
If you buy a $50 voucher, we will give you another $10 one (while stocks last).
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If you are missing your morning coffee, your cafe lunch or even your haircut - jump on www.sosbusiness.nz... and help a local small business out with cashflow - they get the money now and you get a voucher for later.
If you buy a $50 voucher, we will give you another $10 one (while stocks last).
SOS Business - A not-for-profit helping NZ small businesses during a tough time. All the money (less credit card fees) gets paid to the businesses.

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65 days ago

Council

Tony Robin from Ngaruawahia

Its seems there is no law in this town , the council quote you policy while the police are just as useless saying its council land even though we are responsible , so if anyone has a horse can you lend me to ride ourside the police station so they can see what their lawn looks like please let me … View moreIts seems there is no law in this town , the council quote you policy while the police are just as useless saying its council land even though we are responsible , so if anyone has a horse can you lend me to ride ourside the police station so they can see what their lawn looks like please let me know cause want prove a point that ita legal see how they like it after all that council policy and its legal

66 days ago

One to watch

Competenz

We love seeing our apprentices making waves in the industry.
Wade Peek was recently named Plastics Apprentice of the Year, is definitely one to watch. With two qualifications under his belt, he’s been earmarked as a future plastics industry leader.

He hopes to one day start his own … View more
We love seeing our apprentices making waves in the industry.
Wade Peek was recently named Plastics Apprentice of the Year, is definitely one to watch. With two qualifications under his belt, he’s been earmarked as a future plastics industry leader.

He hopes to one day start his own manufacturing business and says: "I really want to pass on what I have learnt to support apprentices in their training. I also want to be able to teach people outside of the plastics industry about what we do, as I truly believe we can't solve any of the really important environmental issues that surround plastic unless as many people as possible understand it."

If you are thinking of signing up for an apprenticeship, get in touch with us here

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66 days ago

Are you using our 2021 Garden Diary?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

We're all working from home during this lockdown, not just to bring you your favourite gardening mag, but also our Garden Diary 2022! This is where we need your help: Show us how you've been using your 2021 Diary -- take photos of the pages, tell us what was most … View more
Dear neighbours,

We're all working from home during this lockdown, not just to bring you your favourite gardening mag, but also our Garden Diary 2022! This is where we need your help: Show us how you've been using your 2021 Diary -- take photos of the pages, tell us what was most useful, did you have enough space to write your notes, what have you scribbled on the pages? Did you clip your plant labels on them? Perhaps shoot a little video with your phone as you turn the pages. Your feedback will help us put together next year's diary.

Please email your comments and photos to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz, by this Friday, Aug 27. The five most helpful readers will each receive a free copy of the 2022 diary.

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