506 days ago

Opening day for new dream-like garden

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Morning neighbours,

At 3.30pm today, the newest addition to the Hamilton Gardens' fantasy collection opens to the public, and it's a doozy.

As reporter Ruby Nyika writes here.

"It's like stumbling into an Alice-in-Wonderland inspired hallucination.

From giant gardening tools to disembodied noses 'growing' in the garden, everything in the Surrealist Garden is the puzzling and difficult to explain."

What do you think of it? Will you be checking it out?

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1 hour ago

Go behind-the-scenes in Stuff's newsroom

Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Ever wondered why we cover the stories that we do? Or what our policy is on swear words on Stuff? What about why the homepage greets you with 'Kia ora, Aotearoa!' and not 'Hello, New Zealand!' ?

The Backstory is an occasional email newsletter giving you behind-the-scenes insight into stories and newsroom decisions, from Stuff Editor Patrick Crewdson. It's sent every one to two weeks and it's free!

Sign up here.

If there's an element of Stuff's operations you'd like the inside scoop on, email Patrick with suggestions here.

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1 hour ago

We Say/You Say: Safer Streets?

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Hamilton Press

Kia ora Hamilton,

Do you want to see the Innovating Streets initiative rolled out around your neighbourhood?

A trial by the Hamilton City Council to close off two streets to vehicles will soon be over.

The $902,000 trial ends on July 3. It currently sees the closure of a portion of Ward St and completely closes Rostrevor St to traffic.

Some business owners and staff made their dissatisfaction known at a meeting with council staff after experiencing a loss of custom.

Advocates for the trial included Bike Waikato chairman Richard Porter, who said that cyclists were making the most of no traffic.

What do you think? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments featured in the Hamilton Press.

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2 hours ago

Russell Hobbs Kitchen Whizz - extra blades

Heather from Rototuna

To the lady who purchased this item at the Eureka Hall Garage Sale. l have 2 extra blades for you. Please reply to me or call into Eureka Motors opposite the hall to claim.