13 days ago

How safe is Hamilton?

Kelley Tantau Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi neighbours! Hamilton City Council is asking residents to provide their thoughts on safety in the CBD through an online survey, ending August 12. So how safe do you feel when you visit Hamilton's central city? Are there things that need improving? Let us know in the comments below!
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ourhamilton.co.nz/growing-hamilton/central-city-safety-perceptions-survey-opened/

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1 day ago

Poll: Can you taste the difference between milk brands?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Can you take a difference between budget and premium milk? There are few things that divide the public as much as the budget versus branded milk debate.

In Stuff's new 'Milking It' investigation, we look at the difference between branded milks, the current milk prices in New Zealand, as well as the comeback of glass milk bottles.

So, what are your thoughts on our country's milk? Take part in our poll, and feel free to share your thoughts in the replies!

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Can you taste the difference between milk brands?
  • 26.9% Yes, premium milk is nicer
    26.9% Complete
  • 46.4% No, they taste the same to me
    46.4% Complete
  • 15.2% No, but I prefer budget milk
    15.2% Complete
  • 11.6% I don't know/ don't drink dairy milk
    11.6% Complete
640 votes
1 hour ago

127 new cops for Waikato region

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The allocation is part of the 1800 additional police nation-wide, funded through a $298.8 million increase in Budget 2018, to cater to the region's projected 21% population growth. The Waikato region is set to get 127 new police officers over the next five years. The major focus will be on tackling gang and drug related crime and combating youth offending.

One team of six officers will be based in both eastern and western Waikato, allowing area commanders to call on a team to target and "chase down" specific criminals. Waikato police's organised crime team will get an additional 15 staff based in Hamilton city to combat what is known as one of the major crime drivers in Waikato.

Extra police staff from out of the district had to be brought in to help in the investigations into three recent homicides which have been linked to gangs.

Police previously announced that Matamata, Te Kuiti and Thames were to become 24/7 stations. From the allocation, 15 officers will go to Thames and Te Kuiti stations. Six staff have already gone to Matamata, which now operates 24/7.

Read the full story on Stuff.
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12 hours ago

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