31 days ago

FAST TRAIN TO AUCKLAND - This is the next step - 160Km/h

Rudi from Hamilton Lake

#FASTRAIL BETWEEN #HAMILTON AND #AUCKLAND IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME - One hour to Britomart Station (NZ Herald) - I suspect something similar to the train in the picture

A business case will test the feasibility of a train that could complete the 125km trip in half the current time.
It Transport Minister Phil Twyford said Cabinet approved an investigation to the viability of a rapid rail connection getting between the two cities.
The study is expected to be completed next year.
Twyford said it would look at "160km/h, modern tilt trains that would connect Hamilton with Auckland's downtown Britomart station in an hour".
"That would effectively unite these two incredibly important labour markets, opening up the growth potential in both places and that could have huge spinoffs.
"My hope is that we can work steadily towards that in the next few years."
Twyford said until the business case and costings were complete, he would not put a timeframe on it.
He said a regular train commuter service between Hamilton and Auckland, due to start in the middle of next year, was an important starting point in improving the link between the two cities.

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6 hours ago

Councillor's faux park in disability spot

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hamilton City councillor Siggi Henry has come under fire for parking badly in a disabled parking spot at Hamilton Gardens.
Henry has since apologised and said she had "no excuse".
She hates being late and had been rushing to a citizenship ceremony, she said.
Henry is standing again in this council election, in the west ward.
Read more here.

4 hours ago

Large room opposite Hamilton Gardens

Dianne from Hamilton East

One very large room in home, opposite Gardens
Would suit boarding situation; all food provided/dinner made.
$180 per week. No bond required, however a quiet person (no couples sorry :(, must be working fulltime or fulltime student, and essential that the person is clean, tidy and respectful of my home and expectations. No photos till next week unfortunately. The new person will be able to begin living here no earlier than on the 5th October.
Please pm/phone Di 0275556218

5 hours ago

Soft plastic recycling bins are back

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours, soft plastic recycling bins are coming back.

The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme, which was suspended in 2018, has returned to Auckland and Hamilton and, as of October, will be back in Wellington too.

It can get confusing trying to keep track of what to recycle, what not to recycle, and what's just rubbish.

To read more, click here.

Here's what you can and can't put in soft plastic recycling bins.