Maeroa, Hamilton

1 day ago

Poll: Was the $19k Hamilton City Council team talk a good use of ratepayers' money?

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Morning neighbours,

Hamilton City Council staff have been treated to a $19k mass team talk at Claudelands Event Centre. It featured motivational speakers and a 25-minute acrobatic performance from circus company The Dust Palace.

Chief executive Richard Briggs defended the spend.

"Old school… View more
Morning neighbours,

Hamilton City Council staff have been treated to a $19k mass team talk at Claudelands Event Centre. It featured motivational speakers and a 25-minute acrobatic performance from circus company The Dust Palace.

Chief executive Richard Briggs defended the spend.

"Old school thinking is you don't spend any money on your staff and you expect them to just show up to work and go hard," he said after the event.

"New school thinking is you've got to give them some purpose for being here, and today was all about understanding that purpose and improving the wellbeing of the community."

What's your take on it? Read more here

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Was the $19k Hamilton City Council team talk a good use of ratepayers' money?
  • 37.7% Yes
    37.7% Complete
  • 54.1% No
    54.1% Complete
  • 8.2% I'm ambivalent
    8.2% Complete
159 votes
2 hours ago

We are moving

The Team from Hamilton Budgeting Advisory Trust

Hi Neighbours,
Hamilton Budgeting Advisory Trust is moving from its current location...but not far! We are relocating from the back of 87 Clarence Street to our new shiny offices at the front of 87 Clarence Street. This means that our office will be closed from 29 October until 4 November so … View more
Hi Neighbours,
Hamilton Budgeting Advisory Trust is moving from its current location...but not far! We are relocating from the back of 87 Clarence Street to our new shiny offices at the front of 87 Clarence Street. This means that our office will be closed from 29 October until 4 November so that we can move across and set up for our clients. If you need to speak to a budget advisor you can still call the moneyTalks hotline on 0800 345 123.
Regards
Tony

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13 hours ago

Garage Sale - Houselot - Frankton/Dinsdale Saturday 19th October - 9am - 12pm.

Corey from Dinsdale

31a Primrose St, Frankton/Dinsdale

Clearing my mum's home as she is moving to Australia end of next week - Some furniture, clothing, kitchen appliances, kitchenware, blue mountain pottery, a great selection of potted plants and more.

Larger items available on trademe now (i.e. mum's … View more
31a Primrose St, Frankton/Dinsdale

Clearing my mum's home as she is moving to Australia end of next week - Some furniture, clothing, kitchen appliances, kitchenware, blue mountain pottery, a great selection of potted plants and more.

Larger items available on trademe now (i.e. mum's fridge + 'my other larger listings' can be purchased now via www.trademe.co.nz...)

See you on Saturday :)

Negotiable

16 hours ago

Guitar Package

Joanne from Fairfield

Great condition
Offers welcome
Hardly used, just stored away in bag.
Pickup Fairfield.

Negotiable

5 days ago

Poll: WOULD YOU USE THE NEW AUCKLAND TRAIN?

Rudi from Hamilton Lake

TRANSPORT HUB TO PREPARE HAMILTON'S NORTHEAST FOR NEW TRAIN TO AND FROM AUCKLAND

CHRISTEL YARDLEY/STUFF
Passengers going from Hamilton to Auckland will stop at the Rotokauri Transport Hub (file photo).
Work on a new, northern transport hub for Hamilton will start before Christmas.
The $29 … View more
TRANSPORT HUB TO PREPARE HAMILTON'S NORTHEAST FOR NEW TRAIN TO AND FROM AUCKLAND

CHRISTEL YARDLEY/STUFF
Passengers going from Hamilton to Auckland will stop at the Rotokauri Transport Hub (file photo).
Work on a new, northern transport hub for Hamilton will start before Christmas.
The $29 million Rotokauri Transport Hub will include a bus interchange, a rail platform for Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail, and a pedestrian bridge over the railway to The Base.
Downer New Zealand Ltd has the contract to build the hub, a Hamilton City Council statement said.
It will give Hamiltonians more choice in how to get around the city, general manager development Chris Allen said.
The start-up rail service, due to start mid-2020, is a priority which came out of talks about the Hamilton to Auckland Corridor Plan, he said.
"Our contribution is to establish the new Rotokauri Transport Hub."
It's expected to take about 80 minutes to get from Rotokauri to Papakura on the train service, the statement said.
Once it's finished, the Rotokauri hub will include a park-and-ride facility for rail and bus passengers, including mobility spaces, electric vehicle charging spaces, drop-off and pick-up zones and taxi stands.
The total project cost to develop the hub, including land costs, design work and additional roading, is $29M, of which $18.5M is NZ Transport Agency subsidies.
KiwiRail will provide the Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service, under a contract from Waikato Regional Council.
Stuff

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WOULD YOU USE THE NEW AUCKLAND TRAIN?
  • 17.6% Only if the times suit me
    17.6% Complete
  • 7.8% Only if reliable
    7.8% Complete
  • 8.3% I will use it on weekends with my Gold Card
    8.3% Complete
  • 7.8% Don't ever go to Auckland
    7.8% Complete
  • 5.7% Don't care
    5.7% Complete
  • 49.2% Yes, I will use it
    49.2% Complete
  • 3.6% No
    3.6% Complete
193 votes
8 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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1 day ago

FOOD RECALL: Pak'n Save NZ Beef Mince

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Have you been affected? Pak’n Save Clarence Street is recalling a specific batch of its Pak’n Save brand NZ Beef Mince as the product may contain foreign matter (plastic).

Package size and description: The product is sold in clear plastic trays of various weights.
Distribution: The product … View more
Have you been affected? Pak’n Save Clarence Street is recalling a specific batch of its Pak’n Save brand NZ Beef Mince as the product may contain foreign matter (plastic).

Package size and description: The product is sold in clear plastic trays of various weights.
Distribution: The product is only sold in Pak'n Save Clarence Street, Hamilton.

Click here for consumer advice.

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1 day ago

What's On: Musical Concert - Ruby Lyon

Hannah from Silverdale

After a year of climbing the barricade on the Les Miserables UK Tour, Ruby Lyon returns to New Zealand for a one night only concert at the Meteor.
Musical Concert - Ruby Lyon
  • The Meteor Theatre
1 day ago

LIT: 50 shades in trees is coming up shortly

Alison from Frankton

The Crochet Crew began in 2017 with 45 members sourced from Facebook and Neighbourly who knitted and crocheted a 10 metre by 2.7metre shade sail which hung in the tall pine trees at Hamilton Lake Domain for 5 months.
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Later that year, the Pavlova Tree was entered into the Trees at the Meteor,

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The Crochet Crew began in 2017 with 45 members sourced from Facebook and Neighbourly who knitted and crocheted a 10 metre by 2.7metre shade sail which hung in the tall pine trees at Hamilton Lake Domain for 5 months.
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Later that year, the Pavlova Tree was entered into the Trees at the Meteor,

This year, 7 of the group have crocheted and knitted 50 light shades from acrylic yarn to suspend in the trees in Garden Place during the Fringe Festival, 26 October - 9 November

The light shades will be illuminated at night, and will be for sale at the end of the festival.

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#mylocalnews

3 days ago

Council facilities to close tomorrow

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hamilton City Council and its facilities will close tomorrow morning until 11am for an all-staff meeting.

This affects the following - Hamilton City Council, Hamilton City Libraries, Smart Space, Hamilton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, Waikato Museum and ArtsPost.

Click here for a full … View more
Hamilton City Council and its facilities will close tomorrow morning until 11am for an all-staff meeting.

This affects the following - Hamilton City Council, Hamilton City Libraries, Smart Space, Hamilton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, Waikato Museum and ArtsPost.

Click here for a full list of closures. Essential services will continue, including the council’s call centre (07 838 6699) for any urgent enquires.
SOURCE: Our Hamilton

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1 day ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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Read it now

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3 days ago

Join the Beaurepaires Club Today!

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Hamilton Anglesea Street

Hey Neighbours!

Want access to exclusive deals like this?

Join the Beaurepaires Club for free and not only will we update you on our promotions so you never miss a deal, but you’ll receive exclusive members only discounts, special Airpoints™ offers, monthly prize draws, Facebook competitions … View more
Hey Neighbours!

Want access to exclusive deals like this?

Join the Beaurepaires Club for free and not only will we update you on our promotions so you never miss a deal, but you’ll receive exclusive members only discounts, special Airpoints™ offers, monthly prize draws, Facebook competitions and more!

It couldn’t be easier join - just click READ MORE and visit the Beaurepaires Club page to join and view these deals. Your vehicle will thank you for it!

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3 days ago

Workers needed, Taylors Laundry, Waikato Hospital

Wendy from Hamilton Lake

We are looking for temp. casual, part time and full time staff in various areas of our Laundry and have day and night shifts available. If you're available and reliable - (or if you know someone who might be interested) - please contact WENDY on Ph 0274 810 747 to discuss this … View moreWe are looking for temp. casual, part time and full time staff in various areas of our Laundry and have day and night shifts available. If you're available and reliable - (or if you know someone who might be interested) - please contact WENDY on Ph 0274 810 747 to discuss this further. NOTE: Please enquire before Friday 25th October.

1 day ago

Empowering Children through Arts Therapy

Lynda Preest from Arts for Health Community Trust

CREATIVITY & RESILIENCE Workshops for children 7-8 yrs.
If your child finds it hard to concentrate, seems worried or unsettled, then this art therapy workshop might be for them. Learn how to feel more confident with our registered arts therapists in our new after school programme where your … View more
CREATIVITY & RESILIENCE Workshops for children 7-8 yrs.
If your child finds it hard to concentrate, seems worried or unsettled, then this art therapy workshop might be for them. Learn how to feel more confident with our registered arts therapists in our new after school programme where your child will have fun, meet new people and use the creative arts to build resilience. $50 for 5 weeks. This workshop is limited to 12 people to ensure that every person receives plenty of time with our 2 therapists. Contact office@artsforhealth.co.nz.
Cass Hendry Registered Arts Therapist (Clinical)

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