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5 hours ago

Poll: DO WE NEED ARMED POLICE IN SPECIAL VEHICLES TO KEEP OUR CITY SAFE?

Rudi from Hamilton Lake

Special police patrol vehicles carrying armed officers will start patrolling Counties Manukau, Waikato and Canterbury as part of a six-month trial to cut down response times to serious incidents involving firearms.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush made the announcement in Manukau, Auckland yesterday morning.
The so-called armed response teams would be made up of police staff who are part of the armed offenders squad.
The armed offenders squad is normally on-call 24/7, but for the trial they would be routinely armed, equipped, mobile and ready to go to any events or incidents where they are needed, Mr Bush said.
Such teams were a standard feature of policing internationally, he said.
"The Police's mission is that New Zealand is the safest country. Following the events of March 15 in Christchurch, our operating environment has changed," Mr Bush said.
"The threat level remains at medium and we are continuously reviewing our tools, training, and capabilities we use to provide Policing services to ensure we remain fit for purpose."
The armed response teams would consist of a minimum of three specialist armed offenders squad personnel.
At times, they may be supported by additional staff, like specialist dog units.

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DO WE NEED ARMED POLICE IN SPECIAL VEHICLES TO KEEP OUR CITY SAFE?
  • 84.2% Yes, it's long overdue
    84.2% Complete
  • 10.5% No
    10.5% Complete
  • 5.3% Just a waste of money
    5.3% Complete
  • 0% Don't know
    0% Complete
  • 0% Don't care
    0% Complete
19 votes
3 days 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 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?
  • 32.9% Yes
    32.9% Complete
  • 57.7% No
    57.7% Complete
  • 9.4% I'm ambivalent
    9.4% Complete
234 votes
12 hours ago

TERM 4 Creativity for Adult and Kids

Sylvie Bolstad from ARTMAKERS Community Artists Trust

All of ARTMAKERS options will guide you along with exploration and working in various media to unlock your own unique thinking ! Lots of media and techniques - drawing, painting, craft mixed media, illustrating to a theme, using symbols, and lots more. Everybody's art is special and this is a chance to just enjoy the journey without stressing - or feel you have to 'copy' to 'get it right'. Photocopiers do that better, so why bother ? We aim to help participants grow and unlock new creative pathways and it's good for your HEART and your BRAIN !

TERM 4 2019

ADULTS:
• TUESDAY evening x8 weeks, starting Oct.22, 6 - 8:30 pm
"Studio Exploration" - a range of art media and techniques

• WEDNESDAY mornings 10 am - 12:30. x 8 weeks
Digital storytelling * ( create a series of artworks around your own story, to form a narrated or music video with animation ).
Your commitment is to attending at least x 7 sessions of 2.5 hrs each and also undertake some content preparation between sessions ! Fee: $150 for the series. Prior bookings required.

• KIDS:
SATURDAY MORNING Creative Kids. :
x7 sessions from Oct 26 - Dec 7 from 9:30 - 12:00 am.
Full series $130 or Pay-as-you- Go $20 / session provided there are vacancies. Materials provided, prior booking and pre-payment required.

OR MAYBE
You're looking for something ELSE ? OR would you like us to cater for a GROUP or a Community Project or Workshop ? Give us a call !

Send us an e-mail <info@artmakers.co.nz> or phone / txt 021 991 576. Check our website for more details.
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