Waitomo District, Te Kuiti

70 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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70 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!
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73 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
71 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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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.
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72 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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79 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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73 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.
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75 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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80 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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77 days ago

There are so many reasons to be grateful to call Aotearoa New Zealand our home. 😌🙏

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Let's keep working together to make our communities better for everyone while honouring Te Ao Māori.

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77 days ago

Paint a woven plate

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Awamutu

Put your own spin on wall art by painting designs on woven plates. A quick, budget friendly way to add colour to your walls and so easy to repaint if you want to update the colours later.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create … View more
Put your own spin on wall art by painting designs on woven plates. A quick, budget friendly way to add colour to your walls and so easy to repaint if you want to update the colours later.

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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84 days ago

Poll: Did you know old rice could make you sick?

New Zealand Food Safety

Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food … View more
Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food within two days. If in doubt, chuck it out.

Remember to Clean Cook Chill and check our easy food safety tips here.

The team at New Zealand Food Safety
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Did you know old rice could make you sick?
  • 86% Yes I’m always careful
    86% Complete
  • 14% No I thought rice doesn’t go bad
    14% Complete
2996 votes
84 days ago

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

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

The Red Cross Book Fair is back again this year for the book lovers, avid readers, and book worms and for those who would like to invest in a new or favourite hobby!
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 … View more
The Red Cross Book Fair is back again this year for the book lovers, avid readers, and book worms and for those who would like to invest in a new or favourite hobby!
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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79 days ago

Waikato in restricted fire season

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A restricted fire season is in place for Waikato with people requiring a fire permit if they wish to light an outdoor fire.
The prohibited fire season came into effect at 8am Wednesday and covers multiple areas in the region.

What you need to know:
- The ban covers the following areas: … View more
A restricted fire season is in place for Waikato with people requiring a fire permit if they wish to light an outdoor fire.
The prohibited fire season came into effect at 8am Wednesday and covers multiple areas in the region.

What you need to know:
- The ban covers the following areas: Waikato, Waipa, Otorohanga, Matamata-Piako, Hauraki, Waitomo, and South Waikato District Council boundaries.
-You must apply for a permit if you are to light an outdoor fire. Go to checkitsalright.nz and follow the instructions.
- Gas and charcoal barbecues are permitted.
- Individuals that operate heavy machinery are advised to exercise caution when out in dry terrain. Fire crews advise to undertake work in cooler temperatures and in minimal wind.

To find out more about outdoor fire safety, please go to Fire and Emergency New Zealand's (FENZ) website by clicking the button below.

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