34 days ago

Hamilton Eastward candidate:

Brad from Hamilton East

What I am standing for:
✅ People and the environment first.

✅ Community connectivity and engagement - with each other and with our council.

✅ Effective and efficient spending of ratepayer's money.

✅ Housing - Affordable homes (that are actually affordable) and high-density housing.

✅ Sustainability and future-proofing - more green spaces, more biodiversity (more planting of native trees), safe cycleways to encourage people to use their bikes (part of infrastructure too).

✅ New initiatives to help combat suicide, domestic violence, mental illness, and homelessness and assist the working poor.

✅ Hemp farming and medical cannabis - I believe this bill is going to pass in the national referendum next year. Hamilton needs to be prepared. There are millions of dollars to be made for our local economy, and potentially hundreds of jobs to be created. (This does not mean recreational cannabis).

More messages from your neighbours
2 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

Was the $19k Hamilton City Council team talk a good use of ratepayers' money?
  • 33.8% Yes
    33.8% Complete
  • 56.4% No
    56.4% Complete
  • 9.8% I'm ambivalent
    9.8% Complete
225 votes
6 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

• 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.

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.

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.
WEB: artmakers.co.nz/wordpress/
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/ARTMAKERSTrust

13 hours ago

Discover a new wine at New World

New World Te Kuiti

"Kia ora – Heidi Brittenden from New World Te Kuiti here. Keen to discover a new top drop in time for summer?

My favourite wine from this year’s New World Wine Awards is the Allan Scott Rosé 2019. It was personally quite hard to pick one standout wine from the list, but this rosé is so delicious, and I usually don’t even like rosé! It’s a well- balanced dry wine that is also refreshing and fruity with hints of strawberry. If you’re new to rosé, this is a perfect drink to enjoy with friends on a sunny afternoon outdoors.”

Come into your local New World and explore the Top 50 Gold-medal winning wines – we have winners for every budget. Plus join us for complimentary wine sampling and try before you buy.
Find my store