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26 days ago

Our beloved Municipal Pools

Dianne from Hamilton East

Today, I happened to glance at a copy of Waikato Times and lo and behold, most of the front page was dedicated to council declaring what a wonderful vista it will be when the 'derelict' municipal pools are demolished. I was astounded. I am almost certain that supporters of the revitalisation of the pools have never been given the same space and privilege of being on the Front Page. Where is the fair play here? The impartiality ? These pools have been with us for over 100 years, and are one, if not the only concrete outside pool, of its type in New Zealand. They have been the making of many memories for thousands of Hamiltonians and others over the years and yet The Waikato Times and other media sources have chosen to give very little support to the pools. Please people email council, even now at the 11th hour, your voice, our voices could make the difference!

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10 minutes ago

Odd jobs

Sara from Fairfield

Does any one have any odd jobs, cleaning, gardening, dog sitting, babysitting etc that they want/need done. Please contact me on 0225648690 or comment below.

10 hours ago

Our kinda kindness at AMI

AMI Insurance

When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, chairs, desks, computer monitor arms. For years now, we have gathered it all up and donated it to schools; initially those hit particularly hard by the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just in our DNA at AMI to help people. After the Russley School fire, there was an urgent need to get the kids some stationery. On my way home, I went to the school and spoke with the principal, Greg Lewis. We couldn’t have asked for a better principal for the school, he is such a great guy.”

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10 hours ago

Counties Power Christmas Lights this December!

The Glenbrook Vintage Railway

Hi neighbours, The Glenbrook Vintage Railway will be lighting up Franklin with festive cheer this year with its award winning Christmas experience.

The Counties Power Christmas Lights – Trains @ Night event will see the charitable organisation's trains, station and buildings dressed in Christmas lights, a special Christmas Express train service, visits from Santa, a Christmas market and much more.

The Counties Power Christmas Lights - Trains @ Night will run from 12-15 and 19-23 December in the lead up to Christmas from 7pm till 11pm.

The first train is at 7pm, and will leave approximately every half hour to the workshops and return until 11pm.

There will be a Santa's grotto, night markets, train rides, entertainment and lots more.
Book now!

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