94 days ago

School camp legacy backs visionary lake project

The Team from Momentum Waikato

The visionary project to create a public outdoor education and recreation park around the new lake filling a former mine at Kimihia in Huntly is in part being enabled by a trust originally established to build a school camp near Raglan.

The Huntly Karioi Trust was established in 1972 to facilitate outdoor education opportunities for the students of Huntly College. It was incorporated the following year, as camping and other outdoor training classes were getting underway at the College.

By 1976 the Trust had raised in excess of $30,000, a significant amount at the time, achieved with the support of the College’s staff, local farmers and the community at large.

Two significant fundraisers had been a raffle for a new car, and the running of a relay from Wellington to Huntly in just under 44 hours by nine students, including Lynda Topp, and teacher Brian Curle, as pictured below.

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14 hours ago

Poll: Does the building consent process need to change?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We definitely need homes that are fit to live in but there are often frustrations when it comes to getting consent to modify your own home.
Do you think changes need made to the current process for building consent? Share your thoughts below.

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Does the building consent process need to change?
  • 93.2% Yes
    93.2% Complete
  • 6.5% No
    6.5% Complete
  • 0.3% Other - I'll share below!
    0.3% Complete
294 votes
3 days ago

What's your favourite piece of Waikato history?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

Car parks inspired a milking shed design that took off around the world and became a piece of Waikato District history.

A hundred-year-old church and gravestones from the 1880s will also feature as the district turns the spotlight on its past for its first Heritage Day on April 20.

2 hours ago

EarthDiverse announces it's 2024 Term 2 Language courses!

todd from EarthDiverse

EarthDiverse is pleased to announce it's Term 2 Language courses! Exercise your brain, and become a life-long learner with an EarthDiverse course!

We currently offer the following languages (and multiple levels of each):
• Arabic
• Dutch
• German
• Farsi (Persian)
• Hebrew
• Hindi
• Italian
• Japanese
• Mandarin Chinese
• NEW! Te Reo Māori
• Portuguese
• Spanish
• Tamil
• Urdu

Our Term 2 courses begin the week starting Sunday May 2024. We offer hybrid courses with both in-person classes at the EarthDiverse Centre in the Hamilton CBD, or on-line via live-streamed Zoom sessions accessible from anywhere in the world with a good internet connection.

Check out these and our other non-language courses, and Register Now on our website by clicking the Read More link below: