Dinsdale, Hamilton

21 hours ago

Poll: Should gas heaters be banned?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

A leaky gas heater sent six people from Melville to hospital - one in serious condition.

Firefighters were called to the smell of gas and found a leaky heater at the scene.

The poisoning has prompted calls to ban heaters like the one involved - something which has already happened in Canada and … View more
A leaky gas heater sent six people from Melville to hospital - one in serious condition.

Firefighters were called to the smell of gas and found a leaky heater at the scene.

The poisoning has prompted calls to ban heaters like the one involved - something which has already happened in Canada and most of Europe.
(Note: the image of the heater is a file photo, to show the kind of heaters referred to.)
Do you think gas heaters should be banned?

Should gas heaters be banned?
  • 47.4% Yes, they're too dangerous.
    47.4% Complete
  • 52.6% No, people need to learn where and how to use them.
    52.6% Complete
  • 0% Other - explain in the comments.
    0% Complete
57 votes
5 days ago

Policing wheelie-bins

John from Dinsdale

www.stuff.co.nz...

This is an interesting article as we in Hamilton will soon be starting to use wheelie-bins

1 hour ago

Have you experienced Readers Tours? We'd love your feedback

The Team from Readers Tours

If you have been on a journey with Readers Tours we would love to hear your feedback and share your experience with others.

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18 days ago

The first Readers Tour in 2020 is...

The Team from Readers Tours

The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit … View more
The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit www.readerstours.co.nz... to find out more or call us on 0800 080 099.

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2 hours ago

What's On: Girls' Brigade

Kerryn from Rototuna

For girls aged 5 to 17 years. Meets weekly from 6pm to 7.30pm. Contact Kerryn 8546964 for more information.
Girls' Brigade
  • Scots Presbyterian Church
3 days ago

$16K increase takes Hamilton City Council boss' pay to $469K

Rudi from Hamilton Lake

(Hamilton Residents and Ratepayers Association Media Release)

September 30, 2019: Council undertook a review of the Chief Executive. This review concluded that NO pay increase should be awarded to the Chief Executive. (​Source​: HCC Governance)
February 12, 2020: Council approved a $16,000 … View more
(Hamilton Residents and Ratepayers Association Media Release)

September 30, 2019: Council undertook a review of the Chief Executive. This review concluded that NO pay increase should be awarded to the Chief Executive. (​Source​: HCC Governance)
February 12, 2020: Council approved a $16,000 salary increase for the Chief Executive quoting - "Richard is a highly competent chief executive and is performing at a very high-level on behalf of the city". The increase is Backdated to 1 July 2019. (Source​: Stuff Feb 12 2020)
This $16,000 increase takes the Hamilton City Council Council Chief Executive salary to $469,000 compared with the New Zealand Prime minister's salary of $471,000. Hamilton City has a population of around 170,000 compared while the NZ population is almost 5 million. At current exchange rates the Hamilton CEO salary is more than that of the Prime minister of Canada , who is in charge of over 37m people .
Have Council Elected members considered the impact of this decision have on single pensioners with an annual income of $24,722 (Source: Work and income)​. THEY PAY THE RATES.
In light of the rates rise last year of almost 10%, planned ongoing rates rises almost double that of inflation, and projected debt in the ten year plan of almost three quarters of a Billion dollars, the Residents and Ratepayers Association is seeking community opinion on this decision? ​

Email: hamiltonratepayers@gmail.com

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1 day ago

Nutrimetics

Heather from Dinsdale

Is there a Nutrimetics person in Dinsdale area?

1 day ago

Join our FREE classes this Week

Syrina Pene from Te Rongopai Community Trust (GOOD NEWS COMMUNITY CENTRE)

MONDAY 17th
Te Reo for beginners tonight 5.30pm - 7.00pm

TUESDAY 18th
Golden Agers 10am-12pm
Flax Weaving Advanced 7-9pm
Basketball 7.00-8.30pm

WEDNESDAY 19TH
Te Reo Maori for Intermediate & Advanced 6.00-7.30pm

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1 day ago

What's On: Board Games By The Bay

Jason from Flagstaff

Come and join us for a day or two of modern board gaming! Heaps of games available to play, people to teach them and prizes to be won! bgbtb.nz
Board Games By The Bay
  • Hamilton Bridge Club
13 hours ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

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13 hours ago

10-year strategy open for feedback

Waikato Regional Council

We’ve just released our draft 10-year strategy, and we’d like you to tell us if we’ve got it right.

The new draft strategy is geared at pushing us towards our vision for the mighty Waikato of “empowering our people, caring for our place”.

We’re interested in your thoughts on this … View more
We’ve just released our draft 10-year strategy, and we’d like you to tell us if we’ve got it right.

The new draft strategy is geared at pushing us towards our vision for the mighty Waikato of “empowering our people, caring for our place”.

We’re interested in your thoughts on this new vision and whether you think our six strategic priorities – water, climate, biodiversity, coastal and marine, sustainable infrastructure, transport connections – are the right issues to focus our effort on over the next decade.

Please share your thoughts with us. The survey is open until 1 March.
Find out more

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11 days ago

Which 'summer' are you having?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

It's been a mixed summer so far for New Zealand. Much of the country has seen record breaking temperatures, drought-conditions and scrub fires. But in recent days the West Coast and Southland have experienced heavy rains, flooding, evacuations and closed roads. Our thoughts are with affected.
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It's been a mixed summer so far for New Zealand. Much of the country has seen record breaking temperatures, drought-conditions and scrub fires. But in recent days the West Coast and Southland have experienced heavy rains, flooding, evacuations and closed roads. Our thoughts are with affected.

Our skies have been coloured by smoke blown over from the Australian bushfires, meanwhile Wellingtonians are just stoked if they get to see the sun.

How has your summer been?

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4 days ago

Looking for Recommendations

Summa from Frankton

Does anyone have a recommendation of a local general councillor and or therapist (Hamilton or near)
That have reasonable 1 on 1 session prices please
Would appreciate it a lot Thankyou

21 hours ago

Oat Straw -conventional & Lge Rounds

Claire from Burbush - Rotokauri

Hello All,
We have just baled our oat straw in Te Kowhai and this is available now off the paddock.
Lge Round Bales =
(10 bale equal)
$60+gst (please note once moved to shed they will be $65+gst)
Price includes loading to your transporter.


Conventional Bales =
$10 incl gst (please note once … View more
Hello All,
We have just baled our oat straw in Te Kowhai and this is available now off the paddock.
Lge Round Bales =
(10 bale equal)
$60+gst (please note once moved to shed they will be $65+gst)
Price includes loading to your transporter.


Conventional Bales =
$10 incl gst (please note once moved to shed they will be $15 incl gst)
Purchaser will be required to load their transport upon pick up

Message us the amount you are after and your phone number, we will arrange a time for pick up.

enjoy your day.

Negotiable

1 day ago

What's On: Art, Food & Family Fun

Cass from Te Awamutu

Join us in the beautiful Norris Ward Park this Saturday. Meet local artists, eat tasty food or make your own acrylic paint pour and lots of free entertainment too!
Art, Food & Family Fun
  • Arts in the Park
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