46 days ago

Have you used the Lions Lodge in Hamilton, or do you know someone who has?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

A cancer lodge that had a $550-a-day shortfall has been thrown a lifeline in the form of more government funding.

The Lions Lodge in Hamilton provides stays and meals at no expense to patients travelling for treatment, and the extra money means Waikato BOP Cancer Society boss Helen Carter “can sleep at night”.

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6 days ago

Poll: Have you ever been bullied?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

People associate bullying with children in schools, but it can actually stretch beyond childhood to workplaces or neighbourhoods.

This Friday is Pink Shirt Day, which began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new student was harassed for wearing pink. People across the globe are now encouraged to wear pink on this day to take a stand against bullying and promote inclusivity.

Have you or your whānau ever experienced bullying? Share your thoughts on Pink Shirt Day 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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Have you ever been bullied?
  • 79.8% Yes
    79.8% Complete
  • 19.9% No
    19.9% Complete
  • 0.4% Other - I'll share below
    0.4% Complete
1699 votes
25 days ago

Have you heard about this Hamilton petition?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

A group of Hamilton business owners have started a petition to stop the council from hiking up rates and passing the cost of what they say are unpopular projects on to residents.

It frustrates longtime residents Tom Andrews, a former roading engineer who owns Classics Museum and has property interests and Jo Reeder, to see Hamiltonians facing large bills.

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5 days ago

Do you think Hamilton City Council should sell some airport shares?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Two senior Hamilton councillors are pushing for an airport share sell-down and international flights to and from the city.

Councillors had already asked Waikato Regional Airport Limited to aim for bigger dividends and to beef up its commitment to attracting international flights at a city economic development committee hui in March.

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