Pirongia - Karamu, Te Pahu

9 hours ago

What do you think of the changes this principal is making?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Matua Hone Waudby has only been Bankwood Primary’s principal for around 18 months, and in that time he’s been slowly working on turning the school around.

That includes changing when the school year starts and finishes, in a bid to make it easier on families.

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20 hours ago

Last week to enter neighbours!

Prospa

Have you nominated a small business in your community yet? The Prospa Local Business Hero Awards close this week!

Whether you know a great plumber, supermarket, mechanic, bookstore, hairdresser, gardener, pharmacy, builder, shoe store, cafe or electrician - show some love to a small business and… View more
Have you nominated a small business in your community yet? The Prospa Local Business Hero Awards close this week!

Whether you know a great plumber, supermarket, mechanic, bookstore, hairdresser, gardener, pharmacy, builder, shoe store, cafe or electrician - show some love to a small business and make a nomination today.

You'll not only help drum up some support for them in your community, you could also help them win a $10,000 prize package. Plus if your nomination is a regional finalist you'll win a $100 Prezzy® card too!
Nominate now

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20 hours ago

Poll: Is it okay to take fruit from a neighbour's tree?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

This week we are wondering about some neighbour etiquette that can cause conflict. If your neighbour has a tree overflowing with fruit that is visible from the road, is it okay to help yourself? Share your thoughts below.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded … View more
This week we are wondering about some neighbour etiquette that can cause conflict. If your neighbour has a tree overflowing with fruit that is visible from the road, is it okay to help yourself? Share your thoughts below.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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Is it okay to take fruit from a neighbour's tree?
  • 16.1% Yes
    16.1% Complete
  • 78.1% No
    78.1% Complete
  • 5.9% Other - I'll share below
    5.9% Complete
1139 votes
20 hours ago

Want chocolate this Easter?

NZ House & Garden

The sweetest time of the year is just around the corner, and we’ve put together a great deal that will make it even sweeter.

Bennetto Chocolate has helped us put together an amazing chocolate box that’ll be the perfect addition to an NZ House & Garden subscription this Easter. Simply … View more
The sweetest time of the year is just around the corner, and we’ve put together a great deal that will make it even sweeter.

Bennetto Chocolate has helped us put together an amazing chocolate box that’ll be the perfect addition to an NZ House & Garden subscription this Easter. Simply purchase a 1 or 2-year subscription to NZ House & Garden and the Easter Bunny will deliver you a Bennetto Chocolate Box worth $50 for FREE! T&Cs Apply.

Enjoy,
The team at NZ House & Garden
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2 hours ago

Dress

peter and Angela from Dinsdale

Used once for my daughter,s wedding. Amaya size 12. I'm mint condition.

Price: $60

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2 hours ago

Navy Dress

peter and Angela from Dinsdale

I used this dress once for my daughter,s wedding. Amaya size 12.

Price: $60

9 hours ago

What should happen with the Thames pool?

Libby Totton Reporter from Hauraki Herald

The removal of Thames Centennial Pool from its current site of 50 years will cost $3 million with the land eventually returned to mana whenua.

The ailing and aging Thames Centennial Pool facility, which sits on a sacred urupā, is set to be returned in 2027 as the district looks to establish a … View more
The removal of Thames Centennial Pool from its current site of 50 years will cost $3 million with the land eventually returned to mana whenua.

The ailing and aging Thames Centennial Pool facility, which sits on a sacred urupā, is set to be returned in 2027 as the district looks to establish a replacement facility elsewhere.

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9 hours ago

What do you think of the changes this principal is making?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Matua Hone Waudby has only been Bankwood Primary’s principal for around 18 months, and in that time he’s been slowly working on turning the school around.

That includes changing when the school year starts and finishes, in a bid to make it easier on families.

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9 hours ago

Are you following the council's talks - and disputes - on the long-term plan?

Libby Totton Reporter from South Waikato News

Two South Waikato councillors unhappy with a perceived lack of information coming from council staff have had their “formal request for members information” quashed by their council colleagues.

In the “notice of motion - formal request for members information”, penned by first term … View more
Two South Waikato councillors unhappy with a perceived lack of information coming from council staff have had their “formal request for members information” quashed by their council colleagues.

In the “notice of motion - formal request for members information”, penned by first term councillor Marie Farrell and co-signed by councillor Sandra Wallace, Farrell said she had several requests for financial information declined by council chief executive Susan Law

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9 hours ago

Do you think Waiuku could get a wind farm?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

A proposal to build 13 giant wind turbines up to 190m high on north Waikato coastal land has shocked locals who said they had been blind-sided by the plans which were “fast tracked“ under the Covid-19 Recovery Act.

The Waiuku Wind Farm proposal is being assessed by an independent panel of … View more
A proposal to build 13 giant wind turbines up to 190m high on north Waikato coastal land has shocked locals who said they had been blind-sided by the plans which were “fast tracked“ under the Covid-19 Recovery Act.

The Waiuku Wind Farm proposal is being assessed by an independent panel of experts after it was cleared for fast-tracking by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in December last year.

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1 day ago

Have you got your tickets yet?

Heart Foundation Lotteries

Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home in Pegasus, Christchurch worth almost $1 million dollars.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting for its new owner.… View more
Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home in Pegasus, Christchurch worth almost $1 million dollars.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting for its new owner.

Make this property your permanent residence, a holiday home, rent it or even sell it! Get your tickets today at heartlottery.org.nz.
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6 days ago

What do you think of plans to cut more jobs at the city council?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

The scale of a proposal to cut jobs at Hamilton City Council by 7% is not worth the “destruction it will cause”, says a councillor.

But one of the elected members behind the proposal has hit back, slamming some councillors for their “self-serving rhetoric” and “selective narrative“.

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3 days ago

Free Bowel Cancer Screening

Mid Central

In MidCentral, free bowel screening is now available for Māori and Pacific people aged 50-74 and from 60 years old for everyone else.

Around your birthday, you will receive an invitation, followed by a bowel screening test kit.

The bowel screening test is quick and simple to do by yourself… View more
In MidCentral, free bowel screening is now available for Māori and Pacific people aged 50-74 and from 60 years old for everyone else.

Around your birthday, you will receive an invitation, followed by a bowel screening test kit.

The bowel screening test is quick and simple to do by yourself at home. Make sure you do the test as soon as possible and send it back.

For further information, see the Time to Screen website, call 0800 924 432, or talk to your doctor.
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14 hours ago

Birthday Celebrations in Dinsdale

Michelle from The Crystal Point

It's our 4th Birthday! Come celebrate with us this week. Starts today! Please share, or bring a friend.
Childrens Colouring In Competition, 20% off storewide instore and online, giveaways instore and enjoy birthday cake and a cuppa on Saturday.
Thecrystalpoint Situated on the corner of … View more
It's our 4th Birthday! Come celebrate with us this week. Starts today! Please share, or bring a friend.
Childrens Colouring In Competition, 20% off storewide instore and online, giveaways instore and enjoy birthday cake and a cuppa on Saturday.
Thecrystalpoint Situated on the corner of Tuhikaramea & Gibson Roads Dinsdale, Hamilton. Or visit us online www.thecrystalpoint.nz... Discounts show at checkout. Childrens competition entries available instore.

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4 days ago

Enjoy Financial Certainty...

The Team from Ryman Healthcare

When you move to a Ryman village, the last thing you need to think about are unexpected costs. We offer financial security with rates, home insurance, exterior maintenance and gardening all covered under one fixed base weekly fee*, meaning once you’ve moved in you can focus on the things you … View moreWhen you move to a Ryman village, the last thing you need to think about are unexpected costs. We offer financial security with rates, home insurance, exterior maintenance and gardening all covered under one fixed base weekly fee*, meaning once you’ve moved in you can focus on the things you enjoy.

Find out more about our living options today and get ready for a new lifestyle.

*Weekly fee’s only increase if you change from independent living to serviced apartment living, or you add extra care options.
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20 hours ago

Instant winners this week!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The winners of the $100 Farmers gift cards are:

Loretta Ann from Dunedin

Tony Dickason from Te Rapa

Shamaiah Pupualii from Somerville

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The winners of the $100 Farmers gift cards are:

Loretta Ann from Dunedin

Tony Dickason from Te Rapa

Shamaiah Pupualii from Somerville

Nancy Power from Whanganui

Get in touch with our Helpdesk team before the 12th of March to claim your prize by heading here.

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4 days ago

Happy Leap Year for 2024!

Remuera Gardens

Make your new year plans come true. If you’re looking at your retirement options this summer, you should check out Remuera Gardens - a community in the heart of Auckland.

Our two bedroom apartments and serviced apartments are beautifully renovated, with garden views from your own deck or … View more
Make your new year plans come true. If you’re looking at your retirement options this summer, you should check out Remuera Gardens - a community in the heart of Auckland.

Our two bedroom apartments and serviced apartments are beautifully renovated, with garden views from your own deck or balcony. Sunny and spacious, these homes are perfect for privacy and independence, while household help can also be available to make day-to-day life a little easier.

Why not jump at this chance and come and see us this week!
Call Lyn on 021 845 524 or email lyn.ellis@realliving.co.nz
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11 days ago

What's On: Scottish Country Dancing

Andrea from Horsham Downs

New and returning dancers are welcome to join us on Wednesday nights to experience this inclusive form of Scottish dance. No partner needed. Contact Andrea 0272836782 or Grietje 021656397
Scottish Country Dancing
  • YWCA
4 days ago

St Andrew’s Village Market Day, March 2nd

St. Andrew's Village

Join us tomorrow, Saturday, March 2nd, for St. Andrew's Village Autumn Market Day, starting at 10 a.m.

Discover a delightful array of offerings, including crafts, beauty products, clothing, and exquisite jewellery. As you explore the stalls, savour delectable food and refreshing beverages,… View more
Join us tomorrow, Saturday, March 2nd, for St. Andrew's Village Autumn Market Day, starting at 10 a.m.

Discover a delightful array of offerings, including crafts, beauty products, clothing, and exquisite jewellery. As you explore the stalls, savour delectable food and refreshing beverages, all while being serenaded by local musicians.

It's a perfect day to indulge in shopping, culinary delights, and live music at our Market Day at 207 Riddell Road, Glendowie
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5 days ago

What do you think of the Rifle Range Rd cycleway?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Users of a popular city park are struggling to find car parks after Hamilton City Council prioritised a cycleway over off street parking.

An estimated 28 of 108 spaces on Rifle Range Road have disappeared as contractors install an off-road cycleway linking Dinsdale and Frankton to Maeroa and … View more
Users of a popular city park are struggling to find car parks after Hamilton City Council prioritised a cycleway over off street parking.

An estimated 28 of 108 spaces on Rifle Range Road have disappeared as contractors install an off-road cycleway linking Dinsdale and Frankton to Maeroa and Forest Lake.

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6 days ago
5 days ago

Do you go to your doctor with multiple problems per visit?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

Overworked Waikato GPs are cracking down on patients presenting for appointments with a laundry list of complaints.

In some cases patients arrive with 10 problems - “just impossible” in 15 minutes - but doctors acknowledge longer wait times aren’t helping.

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6 days ago

Seeking a dependable vehicle dismantler?

Auckland Kiwi Car Parts

Auckland Kiwi Car Parts Ltd offers several advantages.

We provide immediate cash payments of up to $5000 for cars.

We purchase cars of all makes and models, regardless of their age or condition.

Most importantly, our service includes complimentary removal, saving you hundreds of dollarsView more
Auckland Kiwi Car Parts Ltd offers several advantages.

We provide immediate cash payments of up to $5000 for cars.

We purchase cars of all makes and models, regardless of their age or condition.

Most importantly, our service includes complimentary removal, saving you hundreds of dollars in removal costs.
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1 day ago

Healthy Homes Assessment

Kellah from Frankton

Kia ora,

I am a Healthy Homes assessor for Vinnies Hamilton. I am reaching out about our services and to offer a healthy homes assessment for your property. At this stage we are only accommodating to the Waikato region.

Our comprehensive assessment covers the five main elements necessary to … View more
Kia ora,

I am a Healthy Homes assessor for Vinnies Hamilton. I am reaching out about our services and to offer a healthy homes assessment for your property. At this stage we are only accommodating to the Waikato region.

Our comprehensive assessment covers the five main elements necessary to ensure that your home meets the healthy homes standards, including:

- Ventilation
- Insulation
- Heating
- Draughts
- Moisture ingress & Drainage

If you are interested in obtaining peace of mind or if you have any concerns about your current living situation, I would be happy to assist you.

Please feel free to contact me via email at healthyhomes@vinnieshamilton.co.nz to schedule an appointment.

Free

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6 days ago

Free rides, games, toy making and DJ music coming to Ngāti Toa Domain

Porirua City Council

Children’s Day at Ngāti Toa Domain for 2024 is set to be a fun-filled event for our city’s tamariki and rangatahi.

Timed to coincide with national celebrations for Te rā o ngā Tamariki/Children’s Day, Porirua City Council has organised a day of fun and activities on … View more
Children’s Day at Ngāti Toa Domain for 2024 is set to be a fun-filled event for our city’s tamariki and rangatahi.

Timed to coincide with national celebrations for Te rā o ngā Tamariki/Children’s Day, Porirua City Council has organised a day of fun and activities on Sunday 3 March, from 11am–3pm.

Either pack a picnic and make a day of it or purchase something delicious from one of the food trucks. Bunnings Porirua will also be there with a free sausage sizzle while stocks last.

While enjoying some tasty kai, you can listen to tunes from young DJs aged between 12–15 years-old from the Aotearoa DJ Academy.

For those wanting free active fun, the inflatables will be out, with an inflatable sports field, mega obstacle course, inflatable slide, two baby castles and a baby bouncer to choose from – plus much more!
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8 days ago

What would The School of Life teach?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The National Party introduced their policy called 'teaching the basics brilliantly' last year regarding changing school curriculums. They are referring to reading, writing and maths.

However, some people believe school should actually be more practical, teaching kids to change tyres … View more
The National Party introduced their policy called 'teaching the basics brilliantly' last year regarding changing school curriculums. They are referring to reading, writing and maths.

However, some people believe school should actually be more practical, teaching kids to change tyres and balance their finances. Thinking about all the skills that have benefited you over the years, tell us what would be taught at your School of Life?

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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6 days ago

Five out of five for Acacia Cove

Acacia Cove

Five apartments have just been completed in Acacia Cove. All of which have just achieved a Lifemark® 5-Star Certification. Acacia Cove has a total of 215 villas and now 15 apartments in its village complex in Wattle downs, Auckland.

As a retirement village Acacia Cove wants to provide great … View more
Five apartments have just been completed in Acacia Cove. All of which have just achieved a Lifemark® 5-Star Certification. Acacia Cove has a total of 215 villas and now 15 apartments in its village complex in Wattle downs, Auckland.

As a retirement village Acacia Cove wants to provide great quality of life for its residents. Acacia Cove gives its residents a social community feel, with bowling greens, snooker table, craft room and indoor pools, providing great opportunities for residents to mix and mingle. The five newly completed apartments are situated 50 metres away from the Village centre.

Acacia Cove understands that its residents require dwellings where they can live safely and independently. Universal Design provides this. Acacia Cove decided applying Universal Design best accessibility practice was of high importance.

If you’re aged 60 and over, value your independence but want greater security, come and have a look at the superb properties we have to offer.

Contact long time manager Burce Cullington on (09) 268 8522.
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3 days ago

Can you Help?

Pat from Melville

HELP NEEDED!!
Can anyone out there help us? We are a group of ladies who knit and crochet blankets, jumpers, hats, scarves, gloves and socks for people in Moldova, Romania and the Ukraine. The war in that part of the world is very severe and the need is very great. We are willing to do all we can… View more
HELP NEEDED!!
Can anyone out there help us? We are a group of ladies who knit and crochet blankets, jumpers, hats, scarves, gloves and socks for people in Moldova, Romania and the Ukraine. The war in that part of the world is very severe and the need is very great. We are willing to do all we can to help those who are so much worse off than we are but we need a constant supply of wool/acrylic to keep us going. If you can help, it would be very much appreciated. If you have odd balls or part balls or more, we can use whatever we get – our group is very creative and can make use of whatever we are given. If you can help, please call me on 021-057-0371 and I will pick up at your convenience. Many thanks. Pat

7 days ago

Sustainable Style. A Special Price.

Mazda NZ

If you’re looking for a stylish SUV that stands out from the crowd and won’t break the bank, the convention-defying Mazda MX-30 has you covered.

Featuring a unique mild hybrid engine and cutting-edge style, as well as sustainable materials that reduce environmental impact, the Mazda MX-30 is… View more
If you’re looking for a stylish SUV that stands out from the crowd and won’t break the bank, the convention-defying Mazda MX-30 has you covered.

Featuring a unique mild hybrid engine and cutting-edge style, as well as sustainable materials that reduce environmental impact, the Mazda MX-30 is perfect for zipping around your neighbourhood.

Find out more and book a test drive at your local Mazda Dealer today.
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3 days ago

Know anyone who could run Balloons over Waikato?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

Hamilton’s beloved balloon bonanza needs fresh blood to run the show.

This year is balloon stalwart Michele Connell’s last running the event after a 20-year stint at the helm.

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