Huntington, Hamilton

10 hours ago

Poll: What should NZTA do with the intersection of SH1 and SH29 between Hamilton and Tauranga?

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Morning neighbours,

Angst is rising over what can be a busy and risky intersection on the way to Tauranga. At a public meeting this week, locals called for a roundabout to be installed.

NZTA, however, hasn't made any decisions, yet it did confirm it's looking into it.

What would you … View more
Morning neighbours,

Angst is rising over what can be a busy and risky intersection on the way to Tauranga. At a public meeting this week, locals called for a roundabout to be installed.

NZTA, however, hasn't made any decisions, yet it did confirm it's looking into it.

What would you like to see happen with the intersection?

Read more here

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What should NZTA do with the intersection of SH1 and SH29 between Hamilton and Tauranga?
  • 36.1% Extend the expressway and install a roundabout
    36.1% Complete
  • 42.6% Install a roundabout
    42.6% Complete
  • 19.7% Upgrade the intersection to make it safer
    19.7% Complete
  • 1.6% Leave it as it is
    1.6% Complete
61 votes
1 day ago

Is Hamilton a destination people want to fly into?

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours,
There's been a bit of talk about a newly elected councillor wanting to bring international flights back to Hamilton.
But an aviation commentator believes it's not likely to happen, claiming that "Hamilton is not a destination".
READ MORE here.
Do you agree that … View more
Hi neighbours,
There's been a bit of talk about a newly elected councillor wanting to bring international flights back to Hamilton.
But an aviation commentator believes it's not likely to happen, claiming that "Hamilton is not a destination".
READ MORE here.
Do you agree that Hamilton is not a destination city?

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3 hours ago

Fun and festive volunteering!

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

If you are a dab-hand at gift wrapping, and have a few spare hours in December, we'd love to hear from you. This is a super fun and festive role, and 100% of the donations raised come directly to help Volunteering Waikato provide our services to the community...

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1 day ago

Hamilton Christian School Integration

Jamie Neighbourly Lead from Chartwell

I'm excited to let you know that state integration has been confirmed for Hamilton Christian School. This has been a long journey for the school, and will provide opportunity for lower fees, increased roll growth, and stronger support from the Ministry of Education.

The following message is … View more
I'm excited to let you know that state integration has been confirmed for Hamilton Christian School. This has been a long journey for the school, and will provide opportunity for lower fees, increased roll growth, and stronger support from the Ministry of Education.

The following message is from Principal Shaun Brooker:

Kia ora whānau. It is with great excitement that I let you know I received a phone call from our Labour MP Jamie Strange, to let me know the Minister of Education has now signed our integration deed.

This signals the realisation of Hamilton Christian School becoming an Integrated school from the beginning of 2020. This is the most important step in the school becoming integrated. There are now some finer details that we will work through with the Ministry of Education.

One of those details is the Attendance Dues that we will need to charge for the coming year. While we are very excited that the school will become much more affordable for families we are still required to fund two aspects of the school. One is the buildings as we can now begin some significant building projects for more classrooms and a gymnasium. The second aspect of the school which is not funded by the MoE is our special character. For each of these we need to collect funds from parents, however, in return for the MoE not paying for these the MoE allows us to support our special character as we chose.

To fund the above Hamilton Christian School will charge parents Attendance Dues and Special Character Donation. While we do not have the final amount for these the overall total for these is expected to be approximately one-third of the current costs. For your planning we expect this to be between $1800 and $2400.

Please understand that the benefits of integration go well beyond just the money side of things. We will now have access to more Ministry resources for our students including ESOL support, learning support and behaviour support. We will also be able to access a number of Ministry funded initiatives for our NCEA students particularly in areas of the trades and alternative education.

This is a fantastic day for Hamilton Christian School. Thank you for your prayers and patience through this process.

To God be the Glory.

Shaun

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4 hours ago

What's On: Hamilton Aglow

Vikki from Fairfield

Every 1st Tuesday every month. Starting 9:15am for a cuppa. Meeting from 10am-12:30. Any inquiries contact Barbera 021 267 5856
Hamilton Aglow
  • Manifest Love Church
14 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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2 days ago

Do we need armed police in special vehicles patrolling Waikato communities?

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours,
New rapid reaction armed police teams will form in three districts, including Waikato, after the Christchurch terror attacks prompted a review of firearms emergencies.
On Friday, Police Commissioner Mike Bush cited "growth in organised crime" and the impact of … View more
Hi neighbours,
New rapid reaction armed police teams will form in three districts, including Waikato, after the Christchurch terror attacks prompted a review of firearms emergencies.
On Friday, Police Commissioner Mike Bush cited "growth in organised crime" and the impact of methamphetamine-fuelled offending as factors justifying the new teams.
READ MORE here.
So do you think we need armed police patrolling Waikato communities?

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10 hours ago

PRICE REDUCTION: Two identical two-seater couches

Paul from Queenwood

Please see photos on Buy, Sell and Free Stuff. Just reduced price of the two couches to $75. Must sell, if not will go on TradeMe in the weekend. A real bargain for someone. Pick up Flagstaff. Thanks.

8 hours ago

Rebus Puzzles

NumberWorks'nWords Hamilton Rototuna

How many of these puzzles can you solve?

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8 hours ago

Table

Filomena from Rototuna

Still lot of life in it.

Price: $15

10 days ago

Walks before talks for new mayor

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Morning neighbours,

Hamilton's newly minted mayor Paula Southgate "didn't become mayor to overturn the apple cart and bring all my own unique projects to the table".

Instead, she's going to take a couple of days to unwind and plan before getting stuck in.

What do you … View more
Morning neighbours,

Hamilton's newly minted mayor Paula Southgate "didn't become mayor to overturn the apple cart and bring all my own unique projects to the table".

Instead, she's going to take a couple of days to unwind and plan before getting stuck in.

What do you think of the election results with a new mayor and councillors?

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17 hours ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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1 day ago

Cleaner/Spring Clean

Rebecca from Fairfield

Looking for a one off job?
Look no further...
We are looking for a trustworthy person to come into our home and give our house a once over
We are wanting our walls and ceilings wiped down in our kitchen wash house and 2x lounges.
Will provide cleaning products and ladder!!

21 hours ago

Single Bed Wood & Steel Frame

Rebecca from Fairfield

Single bed as per picture includes near new mattress roughly 1 year old. Was used for my 12 yr old girl but have since upgraded.
In good tidy used condition from a smoke free home.
Will be dismantled and ready to go to new home.

PLEASE READ BELOW
Pickup Fairfield
Must be able to pickup either on… View more
Single bed as per picture includes near new mattress roughly 1 year old. Was used for my 12 yr old girl but have since upgraded.
In good tidy used condition from a smoke free home.
Will be dismantled and ready to go to new home.

PLEASE READ BELOW
Pickup Fairfield
Must be able to pickup either on Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th October
A $20 deposit will be required to secure it til then so we know it’s definitely SOLD!!
Had too many muck arounds!!
Thank you and have a good day 😍

Price: $120

1 day ago

WEAVE Market 2019

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

This year's WEAVE Cultural Market will be on the 6th of December in Garden Place from 4pm till 8pm. Come along and enjoy ethnic food, crafts, cultural performances and other entertainments, celebrating the diversity of our former refugee and migrant communities.

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