59 days ago

Have you been to the beach yet? Lifeguards are already working hard.

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Fourteen people were saved in a "mass rescue" at Raglan over the weekend.

“It was a flash rip, people fell off the sandbar and it caused a mass rescue," Raglan Surf Life Saving Club patrol captain Mollie Abrams told Stuff.

Read more here.

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5 hours ago

Creative Communities Scheme funding now open!

Creative Waikato

Calling all creatives in Kirikiriroa! Are you looking for cash to supercharge your next creative project?

Creative Communities Scheme funding is now open. If your project fosters participation, diversity, or youth engagement, you could be eligible for a financial hand. So get to it - applications close 5pm, Friday 25 February 2022.

If you’ve got any burning questions or want to chat about your creative project, give us a yell at 0508 427 892 or hello@creativewaikato.co.nz.

Apply now at www.creativewaikato.co.nz/funding.
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14 hours ago

Husband for sale (and other happy things) in today's Antidote

The Team Reporter from Stuff

We live in unusual times. It all gets a bit much some days. So we're bringing you a much-needed dose of positivity to remind you that there's inspiration, kindness and quirkiness out there too.

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Today: The story of a husband for sale on Trade Me, a skipper with a digger, kiwi chicks in the skies and many, many beers for Betty White.

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26 days ago

Cyclists & cycleways

Gary from Glenview

Can anybody please enlighten me as to why this council spent millions of ratepayers money on a shared footpath/cycle way along Kahikatea drive and Ohaupo rd and then spend more money on installing painted cycle ways as well. I had to travel from Glenview to Chartwell and return 3 times last Tuesday. The first trip at 8 am and the last at 4-30 pm. All told on those 3 trips I counted 12 cyclists and 9 of them were riding on the footpath. (Not a lot of cyclists to see considering the miles I travelled and at peak times as well)
Now I don’t have a problem with that but I do wonder if 75% of cyclists are using the footpaths why do we need these ridiculous money wasting marker pegs everywhere narrowing even tight and narrow streets and corners. It must be a nightmare for trickiest Traffic would flow a lot better without these hazardous marker pegs everywhere
Am I alone in wondering why the council is pandering to a very small minority eg cyclists?
Look forward to your feedback