Fairview Downs, Hamilton

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
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

Feedback Friday

NumberWorks'nWords Hamilton Central

Feedback from our parents and grandparents is so appreciated.

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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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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...

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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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1 day ago

Guitar Package

Joanne from Fairfield

Great condition
Offers welcome
Hardly used, just stored away in bag.
Pickup Fairfield.

Negotiable

1 day ago

Portacot/Bassinet

Joanne from Fairfield

Hi all :-)
$20 pick up Fairfield

Negotiable

2 days ago

The Pā

The Team from University of Waikato

Today we welcomed Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and Te Puhi Ariki Ngāwai hono i te po Paki, representing King Tūheitia to campus to mark the beginning of the construction of our new marae and student hub, The Pā.

This ceremony, guided by leaders of Waikato Tainui and the Kīngitanga, infused … View more
Today we welcomed Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and Te Puhi Ariki Ngāwai hono i te po Paki, representing King Tūheitia to campus to mark the beginning of the construction of our new marae and student hub, The Pā.

This ceremony, guided by leaders of Waikato Tainui and the Kīngitanga, infused two traditions: breaking the ground, and embedding the mauri for The Pā. Breaking the ground in this way signals that construction of this major facility will be underway shortly, and the embedding of a whatu, a mauri stone, symbolises the beating heart of the new university wharenui and the broader complex of The Pā.

The Pā will become a welcoming and vibrant part of the Hamilton campus, with food outlets, social and learning spaces, and a new University marae. Site preparations will begin later this month, with construction starting in March 2020. The Pā is set for completion by February 2022.

Read more about The Pā here: bit.ly...

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2 days ago

What's On: Sound Healing concert

Maureen from Chartwell

Experience amazing vibrations with Symphonic Gong, Singing Bowls, & a host of indigenous instruments for relaxation of body, mind & spirit. Bookings essential. Details. phone Maureen 0276221878 07855955
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