37 days ago

Dog walking and dog sitting services

Caitlin from Beerescourt

Hi Neighbours, I am local to the Beerescourt area and I am offering my services a trusted dog walker and sitter to earn some cash whilst saving for my first home. I am free on Tuesdays and Wednesday’s and/or week nights and weekends. I am available over the Christmas period also for dog sitting.

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14 hours 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 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

Was the $19k Hamilton City Council team talk a good use of ratepayers' money?
  • 38.5% Yes
    38.5% Complete
  • 52.5% No
    52.5% Complete
  • 9% I'm ambivalent
    9% Complete
122 votes
4 days ago


Rudi from Hamilton Lake


Passengers going from Hamilton to Auckland will stop at the Rotokauri Transport Hub (file photo).
Work on a new, northern transport hub for Hamilton will start before Christmas.
The $29 million Rotokauri Transport Hub will include a bus interchange, a rail platform for Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail, and a pedestrian bridge over the railway to The Base.
Downer New Zealand Ltd has the contract to build the hub, a Hamilton City Council statement said.
It will give Hamiltonians more choice in how to get around the city, general manager development Chris Allen said.
The start-up rail service, due to start mid-2020, is a priority which came out of talks about the Hamilton to Auckland Corridor Plan, he said.
"Our contribution is to establish the new Rotokauri Transport Hub."
It's expected to take about 80 minutes to get from Rotokauri to Papakura on the train service, the statement said.
Once it's finished, the Rotokauri hub will include a park-and-ride facility for rail and bus passengers, including mobility spaces, electric vehicle charging spaces, drop-off and pick-up zones and taxi stands.
The total project cost to develop the hub, including land costs, design work and additional roading, is $29M, of which $18.5M is NZ Transport Agency subsidies.
KiwiRail will provide the Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service, under a contract from Waikato Regional Council.

  • 17.9% Only if the times suit me
    17.9% Complete
  • 7.9% Only if reliable
    7.9% Complete
  • 8.4% I will use it on weekends with my Gold Card
    8.4% Complete
  • 7.9% Don't ever go to Auckland
    7.9% Complete
  • 5.8% Don't care
    5.8% Complete
  • 49.5% Yes, I will use it
    49.5% Complete
  • 2.6% No
    2.6% Complete
190 votes
5 hours 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 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...