Silverdale, Hamilton

1 day 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.

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8 hours 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
  • Wintec Classrooms
15 hours 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
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21 hours ago

Hamilton Gardens

Mano Neighbourly Lead from Silverdale

Charge into the gardens: Free for residents, $10 for everyone else. How can they say free for residents. Previous Mayor Julie Hardaker added an additional amount to our rates for the maintenance of the gardens saying it is only for three years. But it still continues as fixed rates on the back of … View moreCharge into the gardens: Free for residents, $10 for everyone else. How can they say free for residents. Previous Mayor Julie Hardaker added an additional amount to our rates for the maintenance of the gardens saying it is only for three years. But it still continues as fixed rates on the back of our rates invoice notice and we ratepayers are still paying an additional amount to maintain the gardens. There is nothing called free for residents.

9 days ago

What's On: Mother's Day tea

Francesca from Three Kings

Step back in time! Treat mum to tea & scones served from the vintage china at historic Alberton. Sat 8 & Sun 9 May 10:30-3:30. $9. No booking required.
Mother's Day tea
  • Alberton
1 day ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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18 days ago

Poll: Hamilton City Council closing streets

Mano Neighbourly Lead from Silverdale

Hamilton City Council proposes to increase rates by 8.9 percent and spend 902,000 under innovating street projects and removing car parks in CBD. This decision without businesses and community consultation will be a disaster to the city.

Hamilton City Council closing streets
  • 15% I am in favour of Council decision to close streets
    15% Complete
  • 85% I am against Council decision to close streets
    85% Complete
133 votes
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2 days ago

Hamilton East Community House; Class Cancelled; No Notice

Trev from Hamilton East

I am really annoyed at the Waimarie Hamilton East Community House!!! I encouraged two friends to go to the vegan cooking class they were running (which was advertised on a FaceBook page). They turned up this (Tuesday) morning (one of them came all the way from Rotorua!!) at 11 am to find the class … View moreI am really annoyed at the Waimarie Hamilton East Community House!!! I encouraged two friends to go to the vegan cooking class they were running (which was advertised on a FaceBook page). They turned up this (Tuesday) morning (one of them came all the way from Rotorua!!) at 11 am to find the class had been cancelled due to insufficient numbers. The House had their contact numbers but were far too lazy to contact the people enrolled. Very, very poor service. I strongly suggest people think very, very strongly before booking for any future classes at that House. They need to up their game. See www.eventfinda.co.nz...

2 days ago

Mother's Day is this weekend

Sunday Star Times

Are you still looking for the perfect Mother's Day treat?

From now until Mother's Day, subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for 6 months and you will receive a free Antipodes skincare gift, valued at $115!

Follow the link, select the 6 month option and use the promo code … View more
Are you still looking for the perfect Mother's Day treat?

From now until Mother's Day, subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for 6 months and you will receive a free Antipodes skincare gift, valued at $115!

Follow the link, select the 6 month option and use the promo code SSTMOTHERSDAY at the checkout to redeem.

Hurry! Offer ends Sunday. T&C's apply.
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3 days ago

What's On: Amended

Jay from Chartwell

Kirfikiriroa PowerTalk: Gain confidence in speaking in public by joining friendly group. First and Third Monday at 7.30pm. Contact Judy for further details 8551718
Amended
  • Waikato Bridge Club
3 days ago

EarthDiverse Term 2 Philosophy courses

todd from EarthDiverse

EarthDiverse is offering two Philosophy courses this Term: our first (and brand-new course!) is an Introduction to Western Philosophy meets (Wed mornings beginning 12 May), and our second course is a continuation of our new series of discussion groups, entitled "The Big Questions II", … View moreEarthDiverse is offering two Philosophy courses this Term: our first (and brand-new course!) is an Introduction to Western Philosophy meets (Wed mornings beginning 12 May), and our second course is a continuation of our new series of discussion groups, entitled "The Big Questions II", beginning on Thursday evening 13 May. For more information visit our website at earthdiverse.org.nz

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4 days ago

Are you our next Houseplant Hero?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Have you got New Zealand‘s best collection of houseplants?
We’re searching for indoor plant obsessives who have created impressive urban jungles… and there’s some great prizes to be won!

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4 days ago

Moving and Delivery Services

Devan from Smart Express Hamilton

At a time to suits you! We deliver right to your home at time that suits. Call us today to get your items delivered straight to your door. 07 22 22 555

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4 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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5 days ago

LEARN ABOUT WORLD RELIGIONS WITH EARTHDIVERSE

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 6:30-8:30pm beginning on 11 May. Both in-person and on-line distance-learning options available via Zoom. Our second Term 2 course is an in-person course only offered in Te Awamutu, entitled “Contemporary Belief and Practice.” This course meets on alternate Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm beginning on 19 May. For more information on these and our other courses, please visit our website.

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