90 days ago

What do you think about cutting council jobs to cut rates?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hamilton’s council is proposing to further slash staff and contractor numbers in a bid to save $104m over the next decade and keep rate increases down.

Councillors Ewan Wilson and Emma Pike brought a plan to the council table during Tuesday’s budget meeting for the draft 2024-34 Long-Term Plan.

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1 day ago

Share your most delicious (but affordable!) go-to meal...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Winter is knocking at the door and the cost of living has already made itself at home. So let's help each other out by sharing your meal ideas that don't break the bank.

Comment below with your go-to meals that are delicious and affordable.

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

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4 hours ago

Engineer con could take years to unwind

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hamilton City Council faces a “financial burden that is unprecedented” in the wake of Jonathan Hall’s fraudulent building sign-offs, and the full extent of the damage remains “largely unknown”.

That’s according to the victim impact statement from council, written by regulatory services unit director Cory Lang.

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4 hours ago

Woman dies after cancer X-ray reminder missed

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

A friend of a woman who died of cancer may receive an apology after Te Whatu Ora Waikato didn’t follow up on x-rays looking for the cancer that killed her.

The recommendation, released on Monday, came after the friend filed a complaint with the Health and Disability Commissioner in August 2020.

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