Hamilton East, Hamilton

10 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… View more
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

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Was the $19k Hamilton City Council team talk a good use of ratepayers' money?
  • 39.1% Yes
    39.1% Complete
  • 50% No
    50% Complete
  • 10.9% I'm ambivalent
    10.9% Complete
92 votes
1 hour 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 … View more
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...

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2 hours ago

What's On: Sound Healing concert

Maureen from Chartwell

Experience amazing vibrations with Symphonic Gong, Singing Bowls, & a host of indigenous instruments for relaxation of body, mind & spirit. Bookings essential. Details. phone Maureen 0276221878 07855955
Sound Healing concert
  • Sun Salute Yoga Center
4 days ago

Poll: WOULD YOU USE THE NEW AUCKLAND TRAIN?

Rudi from Hamilton Lake

TRANSPORT HUB TO PREPARE HAMILTON'S NORTHEAST FOR NEW TRAIN TO AND FROM AUCKLAND

CHRISTEL YARDLEY/STUFF
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 … View more
TRANSPORT HUB TO PREPARE HAMILTON'S NORTHEAST FOR NEW TRAIN TO AND FROM AUCKLAND

CHRISTEL YARDLEY/STUFF
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.
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WOULD YOU USE THE NEW AUCKLAND TRAIN?
  • 18.3% Only if the times suit me
    18.3% Complete
  • 8.1% Only if reliable
    8.1% Complete
  • 8.6% I will use it on weekends with my Gold Card
    8.6% Complete
  • 8.1% Don't ever go to Auckland
    8.1% Complete
  • 5.9% Don't care
    5.9% Complete
  • 48.9% Yes, I will use it
    48.9% Complete
  • 2.2% No
    2.2% Complete
186 votes
7 days ago

WATCH: Rotterdam's floating cows: the future of farming?

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, could you imagine cows floating down the Waikato River?

These cows are floating on Europe's largest port, in another effort to make cattle farming more sustainable. The owners call it the world's first 'floating farm'. It's in Rotterdam and they want it to … View more
Hi Neighbours, could you imagine cows floating down the Waikato River?

These cows are floating on Europe's largest port, in another effort to make cattle farming more sustainable. The owners call it the world's first 'floating farm'. It's in Rotterdam and they want it to minimize waste and land use, and also bring food production closer to the city.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...

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6 hours ago

THE DEGREE IS COMPLETED

The Team from Neighbourly Property

With their daughter's degree completed this family no longer requires their low maintenance home in Hamilton East.
With easy access to Wairere Drive for North and in time South travel, proximity to the Ham East 'Village' and cafes and handy to the University it is also ideally … View more
With their daughter's degree completed this family no longer requires their low maintenance home in Hamilton East.
With easy access to Wairere Drive for North and in time South travel, proximity to the Ham East 'Village' and cafes and handy to the University it is also ideally located in zone for Hillcrest Schools.

Recently refurbished with internal redecoration it provides you with four bedrooms, master with ensuite, two living areas and a modern kitchen with wall oven, electric hobbs, water filter, dishwasher and rangehood. For added comfort there is both an HRV system and heat pump.

On a 504m2 title the section is well fenced and easily maintained.

Of a style seldom found in this location it would be wise to book an early inspection.

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6 hours ago

What's On: Musical Concert - Ruby Lyon

Hannah from Silverdale

After a year of climbing the barricade on the Les Miserables UK Tour, Ruby Lyon returns to New Zealand for a one night only concert at the Meteor.
Musical Concert - Ruby Lyon
  • The Meteor Theatre
7 hours ago

LIT: 50 shades in trees is coming up shortly

Alison from Frankton

The Crochet Crew began in 2017 with 45 members sourced from Facebook and Neighbourly who knitted and crocheted a 10 metre by 2.7metre shade sail which hung in the tall pine trees at Hamilton Lake Domain for 5 months.
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Later that year, the Pavlova Tree was entered into the Trees at the Meteor,

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The Crochet Crew began in 2017 with 45 members sourced from Facebook and Neighbourly who knitted and crocheted a 10 metre by 2.7metre shade sail which hung in the tall pine trees at Hamilton Lake Domain for 5 months.
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Later that year, the Pavlova Tree was entered into the Trees at the Meteor,

This year, 7 of the group have crocheted and knitted 50 light shades from acrylic yarn to suspend in the trees in Garden Place during the Fringe Festival, 26 October - 9 November

The light shades will be illuminated at night, and will be for sale at the end of the festival.

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2 days ago

Council facilities to close tomorrow

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hamilton City Council and its facilities will close tomorrow morning until 11am for an all-staff meeting.

This affects the following - Hamilton City Council, Hamilton City Libraries, Smart Space, Hamilton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, Waikato Museum and ArtsPost.

Click here for a full … View more
Hamilton City Council and its facilities will close tomorrow morning until 11am for an all-staff meeting.

This affects the following - Hamilton City Council, Hamilton City Libraries, Smart Space, Hamilton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, Waikato Museum and ArtsPost.

Click here for a full list of closures. Essential services will continue, including the council’s call centre (07 838 6699) for any urgent enquires.
SOURCE: Our Hamilton

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16 hours ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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2 days ago

Join the Beaurepaires Club Today!

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Hamilton Anglesea Street

Hey Neighbours!

Want access to exclusive deals like this?

Join the Beaurepaires Club for free and not only will we update you on our promotions so you never miss a deal, but you’ll receive exclusive members only discounts, special Airpoints™ offers, monthly prize draws, Facebook competitions … View more
Hey Neighbours!

Want access to exclusive deals like this?

Join the Beaurepaires Club for free and not only will we update you on our promotions so you never miss a deal, but you’ll receive exclusive members only discounts, special Airpoints™ offers, monthly prize draws, Facebook competitions and more!

It couldn’t be easier join - just click READ MORE and visit the Beaurepaires Club page to join and view these deals. Your vehicle will thank you for it!

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2 days ago

Workers needed, Taylors Laundry, Waikato Hospital

Wendy from Hamilton Lake

We are looking for temp. casual, part time and full time staff in various areas of our Laundry and have day and night shifts available. If you're available and reliable - (or if you know someone who might be interested) - please contact WENDY on Ph 0274 810 747 to discuss this … View moreWe are looking for temp. casual, part time and full time staff in various areas of our Laundry and have day and night shifts available. If you're available and reliable - (or if you know someone who might be interested) - please contact WENDY on Ph 0274 810 747 to discuss this further. NOTE: Please enquire before Friday 25th October.

3 days ago

Tree removal - Te Aroha St + Bell St

The Team from Hamilton City Council

We're removing a number of gum trees on the above streets over the next two days. Traffic management will be in place while the team work to complete this job and we thank you in advance for your patience.

These trees will be replaced in the 2020 planting season, and we'll want … View more
We're removing a number of gum trees on the above streets over the next two days. Traffic management will be in place while the team work to complete this job and we thank you in advance for your patience.

These trees will be replaced in the 2020 planting season, and we'll want residents input into the replacements.

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1 day ago

Empowering Children through Arts Therapy

Lynda Preest from Arts for Health Community Trust

CREATIVITY & RESILIENCE Workshops for children 7-8 yrs.
If your child finds it hard to concentrate, seems worried or unsettled, then this art therapy workshop might be for them. Learn how to feel more confident with our registered arts therapists in our new after school programme where your … View more
CREATIVITY & RESILIENCE Workshops for children 7-8 yrs.
If your child finds it hard to concentrate, seems worried or unsettled, then this art therapy workshop might be for them. Learn how to feel more confident with our registered arts therapists in our new after school programme where your child will have fun, meet new people and use the creative arts to build resilience. $50 for 5 weeks. This workshop is limited to 12 people to ensure that every person receives plenty of time with our 2 therapists. Contact office@artsforhealth.co.nz.
Cass Hendry Registered Arts Therapist (Clinical)

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1 day ago

What's On: Guy Williams “Some Places” Tour

Hannah from Silverdale

Billy T Award-Winning Comedian Guy Williams is taking a break from his busy schedule of arguing with people on the internet to make his self described “triumphant” return to touring.
Guy Williams “Some Places” Tour
  • The Meteor Theatre
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