57 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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1 hour ago

A new way to live

Ryman Healthcare Limited

It’s a time for fine-tuning your skills and pushing the boundaries, catching up with your mates and heading off on new adventures at the drop of a hat! No, we’re not talking about your 20s, we’re talking about your retirement.

Ross’ retirement saw the beginning of his musical journey where his passion quickly evolved from making music, to crafting guitars. It all started when Ross and some mates joined a music group where the camaraderie and togetherness were just as important as the music.

Living in a Ryman village, Ross can continue living life to the full in his retirement because they are places where you don’t retire from life, you find a new way to live .
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18 hours 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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12 hours ago

A Journey through Paint

Lynda Preest from Arts for Health Community Trust

Art Classes, Friday mornings at Arts for Health, 2 Seddon Road 9.30am till 11.30am. All materials provided. $250 for 10 weeks. Contact office@artsforhealth.co.nz for more details, or phone 07 8382271.

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