63 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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4 hours ago

Say goodbye to tyre waste

Tyrewise

About 40% of the 6.5 million tyres Kiwis use every year are recycled, repurposed, or used as tyre-derived fuel. But the rest end up in landfills, stockpiled or dumped.

The good news is now there’s an easy solution to all that tyre waste. It’s called Tyrewise and is New Zealand’s first national tyre recycling scheme.

Tyrewise ensures that tyres in Aotearoa New Zealand are recycled or repurposed properly, saving millions from going to the landfill.

Find out more about the scheme online.
Find out more

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2 days ago

Poll: Does the building consent process need to change?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We definitely need homes that are fit to live in but there are often frustrations when it comes to getting consent to modify your own home.
Do you think changes need made to the current process for building consent? 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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Does the building consent process need to change?
  • 91.8% Yes
    91.8% Complete
  • 7.7% No
    7.7% Complete
  • 0.5% Other - I'll share below!
    0.5% Complete
842 votes
5 days ago

What's your favourite piece of Waikato history?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

Car parks inspired a milking shed design that took off around the world and became a piece of Waikato District history.

A hundred-year-old church and gravestones from the 1880s will also feature as the district turns the spotlight on its past for its first Heritage Day on April 20.

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