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27 days ago

Battery hens desperately need new homes

Michelle from Hillcrest

Hi neighbours. Just read a message that some 2000 battery hens are due for the chop by Anzac weekend as the farm has suddenly closed.

If you can help with a new home for one or more (as pets only), please contact Sally Hart: franklinfarmsanctuary.co.nz...

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13 minutes ago

Mothers Day Gift's

Guneet Singh from Red Cross Shop Frankton

Make the mothers day truly special and get a beautiful gift for your mother,while shopping sustainability at Red Cross Frankton Shop

2 days ago

We Say/You Say: Electric Scooters

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi Hamilton,

Should electric scooters stay or go?

Electric scooters are set to stay on Hamilton Streets with pedestrian and user safety remaining a concern.

Hamilton City Council's Infrastructure Operations Committee approved the extension to operate indefinitely and has opened up a previously exclusive contract to other operators.

Councillor Sarah Thomson said she had heard from the disabled community and older residents that sharing the footpath with scooter riders could be a terrifying experience, and she had recently experienced a close call herself with a scooter rider.

"I was coming around a corner, I was pushing [my son] Leo in a pram and I nearly collided with someone riding a scooter. Leo, who is 10-and-a-half months old, would have been the first one hit."

The committee has attempted to address these concerns, with three-monthly reports needing to be submitted to ensure companies and scooter riders are adhering to regulations. Public liability insurance worth $2 million will also be required from each operator.

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10 hours ago

Great weather for drying curtains!

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

The weather this week has been perfect for getting these curtains dry and back home nice and quickly!