Hillcrest, Hamilton

3 hours ago

Poll: Should gas heaters be banned?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

A leaky gas heater sent six people from Melville to hospital - one in serious condition.

Firefighters were called to the smell of gas and found a leaky heater at the scene.

The poisoning has prompted calls to ban heaters like the one involved - something which has already happened in Canada and … View more
A leaky gas heater sent six people from Melville to hospital - one in serious condition.

Firefighters were called to the smell of gas and found a leaky heater at the scene.

The poisoning has prompted calls to ban heaters like the one involved - something which has already happened in Canada and most of Europe.
(Note: the image of the heater is a file photo, to show the kind of heaters referred to.)
Do you think gas heaters should be banned?

Should gas heaters be banned?
  • 50% Yes, they're too dangerous.
    50% Complete
  • 50% No, people need to learn where and how to use them.
    50% Complete
  • 0% Other - explain in the comments.
    0% Complete
20 votes
2 days ago

$16K increase takes Hamilton City Council boss' pay to $469K

Rudi from Hamilton Lake

(Hamilton Residents and Ratepayers Association Media Release)

September 30, 2019: Council undertook a review of the Chief Executive. This review concluded that NO pay increase should be awarded to the Chief Executive. (​Source​: HCC Governance)
February 12, 2020: Council approved a $16,000 … View more
(Hamilton Residents and Ratepayers Association Media Release)

September 30, 2019: Council undertook a review of the Chief Executive. This review concluded that NO pay increase should be awarded to the Chief Executive. (​Source​: HCC Governance)
February 12, 2020: Council approved a $16,000 salary increase for the Chief Executive quoting - "Richard is a highly competent chief executive and is performing at a very high-level on behalf of the city". The increase is Backdated to 1 July 2019. (Source​: Stuff Feb 12 2020)
This $16,000 increase takes the Hamilton City Council Council Chief Executive salary to $469,000 compared with the New Zealand Prime minister's salary of $471,000. Hamilton City has a population of around 170,000 compared while the NZ population is almost 5 million. At current exchange rates the Hamilton CEO salary is more than that of the Prime minister of Canada , who is in charge of over 37m people .
Have Council Elected members considered the impact of this decision have on single pensioners with an annual income of $24,722 (Source: Work and income)​. THEY PAY THE RATES.
In light of the rates rise last year of almost 10%, planned ongoing rates rises almost double that of inflation, and projected debt in the ten year plan of almost three quarters of a Billion dollars, the Residents and Ratepayers Association is seeking community opinion on this decision? ​

Email: hamiltonratepayers@gmail.com

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11 hours ago

What's On: Board Games By The Bay

Jason from Flagstaff

Come and join us for a day or two of modern board gaming! Heaps of games available to play, people to teach them and prizes to be won! bgbtb.nz
Board Games By The Bay
  • Hamilton Bridge Club
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3 hours ago

Brooch costume jewellery

Liz from Fitzroy

A few brooches, no gold markings or anything fancy, just costume jewellery
$3 each or 2 for $5 or $12 the lot.

Negotiable

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4 hours ago

Painter/Paperhanger

Marylou from Melville

We are in need of a painter and paperhanger to finish our bathroom renovations. Can anyone recommend someone who does good work?

Either message me or phone 843 4421. Thank you.

10 days ago

Which 'summer' are you having?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

It's been a mixed summer so far for New Zealand. Much of the country has seen record breaking temperatures, drought-conditions and scrub fires. But in recent days the West Coast and Southland have experienced heavy rains, flooding, evacuations and closed roads. Our thoughts are with affected.
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It's been a mixed summer so far for New Zealand. Much of the country has seen record breaking temperatures, drought-conditions and scrub fires. But in recent days the West Coast and Southland have experienced heavy rains, flooding, evacuations and closed roads. Our thoughts are with affected.

Our skies have been coloured by smoke blown over from the Australian bushfires, meanwhile Wellingtonians are just stoked if they get to see the sun.

How has your summer been?

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4 days ago

Hamilton CE $2k behind PM

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi all,

Hamilton City Council chief executive Richard Briggs has had another pay rise, this time it's $15,840.

The raise puts Briggs only slightly behind Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who takes home $471,000.

What do you think of the pay rate in light of this?

Read more here.

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3 days ago

What's On: Hamilton Scottish Country Dancing 7-9pm

Andrea from Taupiri

Every Wednesday night. Great for fitness, fun and friendship. Age no barrier 7-75. No partner needed Friendly tuition given. For further information phone Andrea 0272836782 or Rosemary 839 3849
Hamilton Scottish Country Dancing 7-9pm
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10 hours ago

Childs spoon and fork set

Liz from Fitzroy

Childs spoon and fork set, silver marked with initial engraved.

Price: $5

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10 hours ago

Cake Knife

Liz from Fitzroy

Bone handle cake knife

Price: $5

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10 hours ago

Dessert Spoons

Liz from Fitzroy

Set of six dessert spoons silver marked 20 year EP

Price: $6

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10 hours ago

Silver Teaspoons

Liz from Fitzroy

Silver plate tea spoons, one large two smaller. MH initials on handles

Price: $5

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10 hours ago

Cufflinks

Liz from Fitzroy

Gold marked cufflinks, one odd silver one and a gold locket

Price: $10

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10 hours ago

Stock pins and Tie clips

Liz from Fitzroy

Two tie clips. Two stock pins, used to hold your special tie (stock) in place as in UK hunting gentlemen.
Gold stock pin is rolled gold and the silver one has silver written on the inside.

Price: $20

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