42 days ago

Roading update ... what's happening with Huntly?

The Editor from Te Kowhai Newsletter

Completion is in sight for two of the remaining three sections of the Waikato Expressway, with the Longswamp section opening to traffic on all four lanes later this year and the Huntly section opening early next year.

These are two very different work sites, with Longswamp seeing the existing two and three-lane highway widened to four, with side and central barriers. Traffic will be switched on and off the new lanes under speed restrictions while finishing works continue, including final asphalting.

Huntly is a 15km greenfields project and will open fully completed, with traffic on all lanes at 100km/h within days of the ribbon-cutting and public access day.

The Hamilton project – the biggest of all the sections – has moved past the halfway stage with the focus shifting from earthmoving and drainage to completing bridges and ramping up pavement construction. The Hamilton completion date is late 2021.

See the full details in the attached link....

More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Walks before talks for new mayor

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Morning neighbours,

Hamilton's newly minted mayor Paula Southgate "didn't become mayor to overturn the apple cart and bring all my own unique projects to the table".

Instead, she's going to take a couple of days to unwind and plan before getting stuck in.

What do you think of the election results with a new mayor and councillors?

7 hours ago

What do you know about the internet?

Stuff Fibre

We may use it everyday, but not all of us are fully clued on to how it all works. The internet has connected us to the entire world, but do we know how we get there and what to look out for?

The third and final Great Internet Survey aims to find out how much New Zealanders know about the internet. Be in to WIN 1 of 4 $50 Prezzy cards for your participation!
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6 days ago

WATCH: Rotterdam's floating cows: the future of farming?

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, could you imagine cows floating down the Waikato River?

These cows are floating on Europe's largest port, in another effort to make cattle farming more sustainable. The owners call it the world's first 'floating farm'. It's in Rotterdam and they want it to minimize waste and land use, and also bring food production closer to the city.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...