Hillcrest, Hamilton

9 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
23 minutes 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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1 hour 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

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
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.

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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
1 day ago

Be your best.

NumberWorks'nWords Hamilton Central

Our tutors build strong relationships with all our students! It’s one of our core values.

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1 day ago

What's On: Contemporary Dance Performance - Enough

Hannah from Silverdale

Enough is an impactful artistic performance that incorporates dance, music, and spoken word poetry to tell the story of a young man struggling with mental health.
Contemporary Dance Performance - Enough
  • The Meteor Theatre
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1 day ago

What's On: Improv Comedy - HOT MESS

Hannah from Silverdale

HOT MESS is a steaming pile of hilarity featuring improv games with a wicked twist, our comedians will have you laughing either with them, at them or against them.
Improv Comedy - HOT MESS
  • The Meteor Theatre
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1 day ago

What's On: 2019 Hamilton Fringe Festival

Hannah from Silverdale

Events taking place from October 26th-November 9th range from visual art to theatre to music to workshops to multidisciplinary somethings – they will intrigue you, entice you, make you laugh.
2019 Hamilton Fringe Festival
  • The Meteor Theatre
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