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Round-up: Crisis support, other information

Apr 7th, 2020 | By
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    Freephone 0800 800 405  That’s the freephone number to call if you live in the Waikato region and you or your whānau need help getting food, groceries or other household goods and services. A newly formed Covid-19 emergency operations centre formed by the Waikato district and Hamilton city councils will collect information from you to

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Essential work only at Gordonton Automotive

Apr 2nd, 2020 | By
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Darrin Paul at Gordonton Automotive is open –  to essential workers. “So if you need your car to get to work we will be able to repair and give it a Warrant of Fitness.” Restrictions are in place.  “When you drop your car off, please make sure you turn off all heating and air cons

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MacSmith’s – open!

Mar 31st, 2020 | By
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Farming is an essential operation during the Covid-19 national lockdown – and MacSmith’s Tires are open to ensure the tyres keep turning.

Cohesive Waikato approach key: mayoral meeting during crisis

Mar 31st, 2020 | By
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Getting on the same page and comparing notes of how the region is responding to the Covid crisis was the main aim of a meeting of Waikato mayors, council executives, MPs, Iwi leaders and others yesterday. The purpose of the teleconference was to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 and how Waikato’s politicians and their agencies

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Need help?

Mar 30th, 2020 | By

Anyone needing welfare support should contact the Covid-19 website, says Waikato District Council. If you’re not sure what help may be available or don’t know who to contact for help, call the free government helpline on 0800 779 997 (8 am – 1am, seven days a week). The Waikato Council Emergency Operations Centre is up

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Sunrise on Day One

Mar 26th, 2020 | By

    Let’s start this lockdown with a beautiful Waikato sunrise. There are so many chores to catch up on – we have stacks of firewood to chop, a garden to weed and trees to trim.  There are also plans involving sewing machines, ukeleles, baking and books to read – possibly at the same time.

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