Claudelands, Hamilton

2 hours ago

Poll: DO WE NEED ARMED POLICE IN SPECIAL VEHICLES TO KEEP OUR CITY SAFE?

Rudi from Hamilton Lake

Special police patrol vehicles carrying armed officers will start patrolling Counties Manukau, Waikato and Canterbury as part of a six-month trial to cut down response times to serious incidents involving firearms.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush made the announcement in Manukau, Auckland yesterday … View more
Special police patrol vehicles carrying armed officers will start patrolling Counties Manukau, Waikato and Canterbury as part of a six-month trial to cut down response times to serious incidents involving firearms.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush made the announcement in Manukau, Auckland yesterday morning.
The so-called armed response teams would be made up of police staff who are part of the armed offenders squad.
The armed offenders squad is normally on-call 24/7, but for the trial they would be routinely armed, equipped, mobile and ready to go to any events or incidents where they are needed, Mr Bush said.
Such teams were a standard feature of policing internationally, he said.
"The Police's mission is that New Zealand is the safest country. Following the events of March 15 in Christchurch, our operating environment has changed," Mr Bush said.
"The threat level remains at medium and we are continuously reviewing our tools, training, and capabilities we use to provide Policing services to ensure we remain fit for purpose."
The armed response teams would consist of a minimum of three specialist armed offenders squad personnel.
At times, they may be supported by additional staff, like specialist dog units.

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DO WE NEED ARMED POLICE IN SPECIAL VEHICLES TO KEEP OUR CITY SAFE?
  • 0% Yes, it's long overdue
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  • 0% No
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  • 0% Just a waste of money
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  • 0% Don't know
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  • 0% Don't care
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0 votes
2 days ago

Poll: Was the $19k Hamilton City Council team talk a good use of ratepayers' money?

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Morning neighbours,

Hamilton City Council staff have been treated to a $19k mass team talk at Claudelands Event Centre. It featured motivational speakers and a 25-minute acrobatic performance from circus company The Dust Palace.

Chief executive Richard Briggs defended the spend.

"Old school… View more
Morning neighbours,

Hamilton City Council staff have been treated to a $19k mass team talk at Claudelands Event Centre. It featured motivational speakers and a 25-minute acrobatic performance from circus company The Dust Palace.

Chief executive Richard Briggs defended the spend.

"Old school thinking is you don't spend any money on your staff and you expect them to just show up to work and go hard," he said after the event.

"New school thinking is you've got to give them some purpose for being here, and today was all about understanding that purpose and improving the wellbeing of the community."

What's your take on it? Read more here

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Was the $19k Hamilton City Council team talk a good use of ratepayers' money?
  • 33.3% Yes
    33.3% Complete
  • 57.1% No
    57.1% Complete
  • 9.5% I'm ambivalent
    9.5% Complete
231 votes
10 hours ago

TERM 4 Creativity for Adult and Kids

Sylvie Bolstad from ARTMAKERS Community Artists Trust

All of ARTMAKERS options will guide you along with exploration and working in various media to unlock your own unique thinking ! Lots of media and techniques - drawing, painting, craft mixed media, illustrating to a theme, using symbols, and lots more. Everybody's art is special and this is a … View moreAll of ARTMAKERS options will guide you along with exploration and working in various media to unlock your own unique thinking ! Lots of media and techniques - drawing, painting, craft mixed media, illustrating to a theme, using symbols, and lots more. Everybody's art is special and this is a chance to just enjoy the journey without stressing - or feel you have to 'copy' to 'get it right'. Photocopiers do that better, so why bother ? We aim to help participants grow and unlock new creative pathways and it's good for your HEART and your BRAIN !

TERM 4 2019

ADULTS:
• TUESDAY evening x8 weeks, starting Oct.22, 6 - 8:30 pm
"Studio Exploration" - a range of art media and techniques

• WEDNESDAY mornings 10 am - 12:30. x 8 weeks
Digital storytelling * ( create a series of artworks around your own story, to form a narrated or music video with animation ).
Your commitment is to attending at least x 7 sessions of 2.5 hrs each and also undertake some content preparation between sessions ! Fee: $150 for the series. Prior bookings required.

• KIDS:
SATURDAY MORNING Creative Kids. :
x7 sessions from Oct 26 - Dec 7 from 9:30 - 12:00 am.
Full series $130 or Pay-as-you- Go $20 / session provided there are vacancies. Materials provided, prior booking and pre-payment required.

OR MAYBE
You're looking for something ELSE ? OR would you like us to cater for a GROUP or a Community Project or Workshop ? Give us a call !

Send us an e-mail <info@artmakers.co.nz> or phone / txt 021 991 576. Check our website for more details.
WEB: artmakers.co.nz/wordpress/
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/ARTMAKERSTrust

17 hours ago

Discover a new wine at New World

New World Te Kuiti

"Kia ora – Heidi Brittenden from New World Te Kuiti here. Keen to discover a new top drop in time for summer?

My favourite wine from this year’s New World Wine Awards is the Allan Scott Rosé 2019. It was personally quite hard to pick one standout wine from the list, but this rosé is … View more
"Kia ora – Heidi Brittenden from New World Te Kuiti here. Keen to discover a new top drop in time for summer?

My favourite wine from this year’s New World Wine Awards is the Allan Scott Rosé 2019. It was personally quite hard to pick one standout wine from the list, but this rosé is so delicious, and I usually don’t even like rosé! It’s a well- balanced dry wine that is also refreshing and fruity with hints of strawberry. If you’re new to rosé, this is a perfect drink to enjoy with friends on a sunny afternoon outdoors.”

Come into your local New World and explore the Top 50 Gold-medal winning wines – we have winners for every budget. Plus join us for complimentary wine sampling and try before you buy.
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1 day ago

Bit on the side...

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hamilton Central

Make this easy rustic side table and paint in your favourite tonal Resene colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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1 day ago

Would you try mindfulness... with your dog?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

The trauma rescue dogs have gone through can make it tricky to rehome them.

A Cambridge dog whisperer has a technique to make it easier: mindfulness.

Read more about what Darran Rowe does here.

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2 days ago

FOOD RECALL: Pak'n Save NZ Beef Mince

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Have you been affected? Pak’n Save Clarence Street is recalling a specific batch of its Pak’n Save brand NZ Beef Mince as the product may contain foreign matter (plastic).

Package size and description: The product is sold in clear plastic trays of various weights.
Distribution: The product … View more
Have you been affected? Pak’n Save Clarence Street is recalling a specific batch of its Pak’n Save brand NZ Beef Mince as the product may contain foreign matter (plastic).

Package size and description: The product is sold in clear plastic trays of various weights.
Distribution: The product is only sold in Pak'n Save Clarence Street, Hamilton.

Click here for consumer advice.

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9 days ago

Govt losing grip on law & order

Gurbir from Huntington

With govt losing grip, are our communities really safe, asks David Bennett MP www.newsviews.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Henry Bennett Centre to be replaced

Gurbir from Huntington

$100m funding to replace Henry Bennett Centre will provide better support for those with mental health issues www.newsviews.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Final elections results are out

Gurbir from Huntington

Final election results show no change to provisionally-elected councillors and Paula Southgate for Mayor of Hamilton is confirmed as Mayor. www.newsviews.co.nz...

1 day ago

We are moving

The Team from Hamilton Budgeting Advisory Trust

Hi Neighbours,
Hamilton Budgeting Advisory Trust is moving from its current location...but not far! We are relocating from the back of 87 Clarence Street to our new shiny offices at the front of 87 Clarence Street. This means that our office will be closed from 29 October until 4 November so … View more
Hi Neighbours,
Hamilton Budgeting Advisory Trust is moving from its current location...but not far! We are relocating from the back of 87 Clarence Street to our new shiny offices at the front of 87 Clarence Street. This means that our office will be closed from 29 October until 4 November so that we can move across and set up for our clients. If you need to speak to a budget advisor you can still call the moneyTalks hotline on 0800 345 123.
Regards
Tony

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1 day ago

Garage Sale Sunday 20th October

Raylene from Huntington

Garage Sale 3 Shrule Place, Huntington, Sunday 20th October 8am to 1pm. Furniture, household goods, toys, books and much more.

Negotiable

1 day ago

Garage sale 19 October

Jacqui from Huntington

Garage Sale 984 River Road, Hamilton. Saturday 19 October from 8.30am. Household clearance, including antiques, fridge, gym equipment, NO clothes.

Negotiable

1 day ago

$70m facility at Waikato University

Gurbir from Huntington

PM & Te Puhi Ariki Ngāwai hono i te po Paki were guests of honour at the break ground event of $70m facility at Waikato University today www.newsviews.co.nz...

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