50 days ago

Is Hamilton a destination people want to fly into?

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours,
There's been a bit of talk about a newly elected councillor wanting to bring international flights back to Hamilton.
But an aviation commentator believes it's not likely to happen, claiming that "Hamilton is not a destination".
READ MORE here.
Do you agree that Hamilton is not a destination city?

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6 days ago

The problem with raising "Eco-Warriors"

Ben from Flagstaff

An article I read in the local news today was headlined 'raising a future Eco-warrior', talking about parents raising their kids to be climate change activists.

Anyone see the problem with that? In case you don't, let me wax lyrical here for a bit.

1. Climate change is nonsense; none of the 'scientific research' the proponents recite has ever been published in a refereed scientific journal, nor has any of it survived international peer review.

2. There is no reliable, established metric for measuring this claim and no testing protocols that can be confirmed by independent sources.

3. The so called 'climate deniers' counter argument has some rather heavyweight contributors; most notably Dr Ivar Giaever, the winner of the 1973 Nobel Prize for Physics, who said "climate change is nothing but pseudo-science".

4. "Reduction of CO2 emissions" - CO2 is a harmless natural gas that is essential for life on this planet; plants cannot survive without it and the current levels in the atmosphere (300-400 ppm) are close to a starvation diet for vegetation. The less CO2 they get, the less Oxygen they produce.

4. The self-appointed leaders and spokespeople of this doomsayers cult have admitted openly that their ambitions have little to do with climate change:

"The climate crisis is not just about the environment. It's a crisis of human rights, of justice and of political will. Colonial, racist and Patriarchal systems of oppression have created and fueled it. We need to dismantle them all."
- Greta Thunberg, the know-nothing brat currently being touted as an expert on the matter.

Notice the use of incredibly nebulous terms such as 'Patriachal'. 'Patriarchy' being the fictional, all-male secret society invented by militant feminists in attempt to lend credence to their 'us and them' mentality.

If only Greta were a lone, crazy loud mouth. She is not. The proponents themselves repeat all the same neo-Marxist talking points: the 'evil' of capitalism, wealth redistribution, insane taxes inflicted on the wealthy etc. ergo obviously the movement is Socialism is disguise.

Do your own thinking and DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE.

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3 days ago

Poll: Does the Hamilton-Raglan highway need a major upgrade?

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours,

The weather's looking up this week, the perfect time to take a trip to Raglan and cool off. But things could get heated on the drive out as locals get increasingly agitated by motorists who are unfamiliar with the windy route.

Do you use SH23 much? Do you think it needs work? Or do attitudes need to change? Read more here

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Does the Hamilton-Raglan highway need a major upgrade?
  • 72.9% Yes
    72.9% Complete
  • 22.9% No
    22.9% Complete
  • 4.3% Not sure
    4.3% Complete
140 votes
4 hours ago

Drug and Alcohol Court for Hamilton

Jamie Neighbourly Lead from Chartwell

Great to see an announcement from Minister Andrew Little this morning that Hamilton will be receiving a Drug and Alcohol Court.

These courts make a real difference to people: within two years court participants are 23% less likely to reoffend for any offence, and 35% less likely to reoffend for a serious offence.

New way to deal with drug users announced for Waikato after successful pilots in Auckland. www.stuff.co.nz...