Riverlea, Hamilton

1 day ago

We Say/You Say: MMP

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi Hamilton,

Would you support the introduction of MMP to local body elections?

A former Labour minister has called on the government to implement MMP as the voting system for local body elections in a bid to 'fix' local government.

Peter Neilson, an economist, is a former Labour… View more
Hi Hamilton,

Would you support the introduction of MMP to local body elections?

A former Labour minister has called on the government to implement MMP as the voting system for local body elections in a bid to 'fix' local government.

Peter Neilson, an economist, is a former Labour MP for Miramar, a Minister of Revenue, Works and Associate Minister of Finance. Neilson explains how MMP could have a positive impact on civic participation after data from Internal Affairs showed a decline in voter turnout.

Around four out of 10 New Zealanders on the electoral role turned out to vote in the last set of local elections. In comparison, around seven or eight out 10 voted in the general election last year.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Hamilton Press.

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4 days ago

Corrugated / roofing Iron

Penny from Hamilton East

Hi, I'm looking for 6 sheets about 2mtrs long. Does anyone have any that can give/sell? Thanks

14 hours ago

A new way to live

Ryman Healthcare Limited

It’s a time for fine-tuning your skills and pushing the boundaries, catching up with your mates and heading off on new adventures at the drop of a hat! No, we’re not talking about your 20s, we’re talking about your retirement.

Ross’ retirement saw the beginning of his musical journey … View more
It’s a time for fine-tuning your skills and pushing the boundaries, catching up with your mates and heading off on new adventures at the drop of a hat! No, we’re not talking about your 20s, we’re talking about your retirement.

Ross’ retirement saw the beginning of his musical journey where his passion quickly evolved from making music, to crafting guitars. It all started when Ross and some mates joined a music group where the camaraderie and togetherness were just as important as the music.

Living in a Ryman village, Ross can continue living life to the full in his retirement because they are places where you don’t retire from life, you find a new way to live .
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1 day ago

Ease into the Awatere Village lifestyle.

Oceania Healthcare

Awatere Village is excited to welcome you to join our close-knit community with the construction of brand-new apartments due for completion in May 2022.

Along with the new apartments, our brand new community centre is in the works to cater to your full and active lifestyle. Order a barista-made … View more
Awatere Village is excited to welcome you to join our close-knit community with the construction of brand-new apartments due for completion in May 2022.

Along with the new apartments, our brand new community centre is in the works to cater to your full and active lifestyle. Order a barista-made coffee in the café, meet neighbours at the bowling green, and get in a workout at the gym, all in one morning. And if your afternoon is wide open, how about catching a movie in the cinema, finding your latest page-turner in the library, or getting creative in the crafts room.

Situated at 1350 Victoria Street, Beerescourt, our handy Hamilton location couldn’t be better.

To find out more, just get in touch with Raewyn on 0800 333 688.
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1 day ago

Cort Strat Copy Electric Guitar

Danny from Glenview

New Cort Strat guitar. A' roundtuit" project . The guitar is A1 but the tremolo arm cannot be used. The cast metal block it screws into has broken. A good engineer handy man could fix this.The arm is lost .and guitar only.New price app $399


Contact Danny 843 8161. Pickup is in … View more
New Cort Strat guitar. A' roundtuit" project . The guitar is A1 but the tremolo arm cannot be used. The cast metal block it screws into has broken. A good engineer handy man could fix this.The arm is lost .and guitar only.New price app $399


Contact Danny 843 8161. Pickup is in Pelorus street , Glenview.

Price: $175

3 days ago

Coming soon: Chicago. It’s showtime! *Win

Clarence St Theatre

Chicago, the second longest-running musical in Broadway history, is coming to Hamilton. It is a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery.

Bringing the show to life will be one of New Zealand’s most experienced and talented directors, David Sidwell. … View more
Chicago, the second longest-running musical in Broadway history, is coming to Hamilton. It is a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery.

Bringing the show to life will be one of New Zealand’s most experienced and talented directors, David Sidwell. He’s assembled a cast of seasoned local performers and musicians who are all itching to get back on stage. He’ll be backed up by Music Director, Nick Braae and Choreographers Sonja McGirr-Garrett and Alexis Holmes.

Chicago opens at Clarence St Theatre on June 25th and runs for two weeks. Tickets are on sale at Ticketek.

Go in the draw to win 2 double pass tickets! Simply Like or Thank this post.
Book now

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3 days ago

Understanding Islam course

todd from EarthDiverse

Learn about the world's great faith and belief traditions. EarthDiverse is pleased to announce its Term 2 course “Understanding Islam,” which provides a detailed and objective introduction to the history, texts, beliefs and practices of the Islamic faith. This course meets on Tuesday … View moreLearn about the world's great faith and belief traditions. EarthDiverse is pleased to announce its Term 2 course “Understanding Islam,” which provides a detailed and objective introduction to the history, texts, beliefs and practices of the Islamic faith. This course meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm beginning on Tuesday 11 May. Both in-person and on-line distance-learning options available via Zoom. For more information on this and our other courses, please visit our website.

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3 days ago

Have you seen this amazing garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

They had a vision for their property, but they also had three floods in 20 years. That didn't stop them pursuing the garden of their dreams though.

4 days ago

Your Big Mac, ordered from here.

McDonald's

New Zealand’s lush green pastures and temperate climate means our country produces some of the world’s best beef.

New Zealand is one of McDonald’s top ten beef-producing markets and it’s such a hit with the rest of the world that a significant percentage of NZ’s beef exports are to … View more
New Zealand’s lush green pastures and temperate climate means our country produces some of the world’s best beef.

New Zealand is one of McDonald’s top ten beef-producing markets and it’s such a hit with the rest of the world that a significant percentage of NZ’s beef exports are to international McDonald’s markets.

We partner with many Kiwi farmers who produce our beef, including Whangara Farms which was the first beef farm outside of Europe to be invited to the McDonald’s Flagship Farmers programme.

ANZCO Foods, based in the small Taranaki town of Waitara, are responsible for making our 100% beef patties. About 90% of the staff at the Waitara plant are locals and they manage to produce around half a million patties each day.

Our quality beef cuts are minced and that’s it. No additives or fillers, just mince that is formed in patties, before they’re flash-frozen and sent to restaurants.
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7 days ago

What's On: Beerescourt Bowling Club - Cancelled

Carl from Forest Lake

(behind the tennis courts) Club days Tuesday and Saturdays. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact Carl 0274307258
Beerescourt Bowling Club - Cancelled
  • Beerescourt Bowling Club
6 days ago

Gift with Love

The Team from Red Cross Shop Hamilton East

Make this coming Mother’s Day a truly memorable event!!

Come and see our beautiful range of gift ideas at our Grey St Red Cross Shop. 😍

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6 days ago

What's On: Hamilton Ladies Friendship Club

Kathy from Chartwell

meets every 3rd Thursday of the month 10am - 12pm at Bridge Club 20 Richmond Street Hamilton. Enjoy interesting guest speakers, activities groups and trips. Contact President Diana Cory
Hamilton Ladies Friendship Club
  • Hamilton Bridge Club
8 days ago

We Say/You Say: Electric Scooters

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi Hamilton,

Should electric scooters stay or go?

Electric scooters are set to stay on Hamilton Streets with pedestrian and user safety remaining a concern.

Hamilton City Council's Infrastructure Operations Committee approved the extension to operate indefinitely and has opened up a … View more
Hi Hamilton,

Should electric scooters stay or go?

Electric scooters are set to stay on Hamilton Streets with pedestrian and user safety remaining a concern.

Hamilton City Council's Infrastructure Operations Committee approved the extension to operate indefinitely and has opened up a previously exclusive contract to other operators.

Councillor Sarah Thomson said she had heard from the disabled community and older residents that sharing the footpath with scooter riders could be a terrifying experience, and she had recently experienced a close call herself with a scooter rider.

"I was coming around a corner, I was pushing [my son] Leo in a pram and I nearly collided with someone riding a scooter. Leo, who is 10-and-a-half months old, would have been the first one hit."

The committee has attempted to address these concerns, with three-monthly reports needing to be submitted to ensure companies and scooter riders are adhering to regulations. Public liability insurance worth $2 million will also be required from each operator.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in the Hamilton Press.

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7 days ago

What's On: Waikato Horticultural Society

Sally from Hamilton East

Sheryn Dean [writer for The NZ Gardener] will speak on growing all sorts of edibles in the Waikato. Free to Soc Members, $5 for visitors
Waikato Horticultural Society
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