45 days ago

Roading update ... what's happening with Huntly?

The Editor from Te Kowhai Newsletter

Completion is in sight for two of the remaining three sections of the Waikato Expressway, with the Longswamp section opening to traffic on all four lanes later this year and the Huntly section opening early next year.

These are two very different work sites, with Longswamp seeing the existing two and three-lane highway widened to four, with side and central barriers. Traffic will be switched on and off the new lanes under speed restrictions while finishing works continue, including final asphalting.

Huntly is a 15km greenfields project and will open fully completed, with traffic on all lanes at 100km/h within days of the ribbon-cutting and public access day.

The Hamilton project – the biggest of all the sections – has moved past the halfway stage with the focus shifting from earthmoving and drainage to completing bridges and ramping up pavement construction. The Hamilton completion date is late 2021.

See the full details in the attached link....

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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?
  • 35.7% Yes
    35.7% Complete
  • 54.5% No
    54.5% Complete
  • 9.9% I'm ambivalent
    9.9% Complete
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10 hours ago

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