58 days ago

Who's been watching the skies for balloons?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Balloons over Waikato is back - and one of the pilots sewed his own.

Michael Toulson said he spent about 300 hours on Poison Ivy.
“How cool is it to sew something and then go fly it? Not many people actually get to do that these days.”

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3 hours ago

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1 day ago

We Say/You Say: MMP

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi Hamilton,

Would you support the introduction of MMP to local body elections?

A former Labour minister has called on the government to implement MMP as the voting system for local body elections in a bid to 'fix' local government.

Peter Neilson, an economist, is a former Labour MP for Miramar, a Minister of Revenue, Works and Associate Minister of Finance. Neilson explains how MMP could have a positive impact on civic participation after data from Internal Affairs showed a decline in voter turnout.

Around four out of 10 New Zealanders on the electoral role turned out to vote in the last set of local elections. In comparison, around seven or eight out 10 voted in the general election last year.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Hamilton Press.

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17 hours ago

Paint Like a Famous Artist

Lynda Preest from Arts for Health Community Trust

How would you like to Paint like a Famous Artist? If so why not come along to our Friday night classes starting 28th May at our studio at 2 Seddon Road, plenty of parking available right outside the door. The cost is $180 for 5 weeks. Please contact office@artsforhealth.co.nz for further details.

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