133 days ago

Nurses vote to strike this Thursday

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi Waikato,

What do you think about your nurses rejecting the latest pay offer from District Health Boards? It's now been confirmed that 24 hours of strike action will begin at 7am Thursday.

A "majority" of the New Zealand Nurses' Organisation's (NZNO) more-than-30,000 members have chosen to take industrial action - a move described as "unprecedented".

What do you think about Thursday's strike? Were you surprised they rejected the last offer? Or do you think they deserve more? Let us know in the replies!

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Methamphetamine seizure

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20 hours ago

Will you be affected by today's bus strike?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

New temporary schedules confirmed by Waikato Regional Council this afternoon will see regional buses operate as normal and Hamilton’s peak bus services continue too. However, there will be reduced frequency across the Hamilton network during the off peak as a result of industrial action by Go Bus drivers starting today (Monday(

The 20 Cambridge, 21 Northern Connector, 22 Morrinsville/Paeroa, 23 Raglan and 24 Te Awamutu will operate as normal.

All Hamilton services, including the Orbiter, will run to reduced timetables. Most of the busiest peak time services will be operated at or close to their normal times.

However, buses in the middle of the day and evenings will run to a reduced frequency, with many going hourly instead of every half hour. Read more here