72 days ago

We Say, You Say: Fire burns in Waikato landfill since August

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Waikato District Council has issued a health notice to residents living within three kilometres of Puke Coal’s construction and demolition landfill in Pukemiro, where a fire has been burning since August.

The dioxin warning is a precautionary measure and the number of people the notice affects is low, with a total of 212 households within the buffer zone. Abatement notices have been issued to the landfill owner in relation to breaches of the Resource Management Act.

What extra precautions do you think should be introduced to prevent another environmental incident like this happening again?

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4 hours ago

What have you been doing to deal with the heat?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hamilton and Cambridge had highs of 29 degrees C on Wednesday, and some surrounding areas reached the 30s.

Spare a thought for those whose job makes the heat unavoidable. Karāpiro Falcon Industries owner Josh van der Valk and his team are an example - welding in head-to-toe protective gear.

Read more here. What have you been doing to escape the heat?

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5 hours ago

Relay For Life Waikato 2021

Pip Stephenson from Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society

Save the date because Relay For Life returns to Hamilton on Saturday 27 March 2021 at the Claudelands Events Centre and the Cancer Society looks forward to seeing you there.

Relay For Life is an inspirational and fun, community event that gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers, remember loved ones lost to cancer, fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of the Cancer Society.

Team members take turns walking (or running) around a track for the full 12 hours while enjoying a festival atmosphere of music, activities and community spirit. Everyone and anyone can get involved so gather your friends, whānau and workmates and register today at waikato.relayforlife.org.nz....

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20 hours ago

Don't poke the bear

Paul from Pukete

One only has to cast their mind back to the White House Correspondents dinner of 2011,where president Obama taunted Donald Trump in the presence of the nations press elite
Trumps response was to take out the presidency in 2016,ousted this year by Biden under perhaps spurious circumstances.
What is his next move



My bet he will follow the example of Ross Perot in 1992 &1996 and Theodore Roosevelt in 1912 start a third party.

consider he gained 75 million votes 48%

Starting MAGA party is a given.

The caps are made and the tea shirts printed already

If each of the 75 million contribute just $10 a month to his war chest, that equates to 900 million a year

1.8 trillion to challenge the next electoral events in 2022, splitting the republican party asunder



He will address the confusion of their voting systems and the arrogance of the digital media giants.

Doesn't pay to poke the bear