Silverdale, Hamilton

14 hours ago

Poll: Was the $19k Hamilton City Council team talk a good use of ratepayers' money?

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Morning neighbours,

Hamilton City Council staff have been treated to a $19k mass team talk at Claudelands Event Centre. It featured motivational speakers and a 25-minute acrobatic performance from circus company The Dust Palace.

Chief executive Richard Briggs defended the spend.

"Old school… View more
Morning neighbours,

Hamilton City Council staff have been treated to a $19k mass team talk at Claudelands Event Centre. It featured motivational speakers and a 25-minute acrobatic performance from circus company The Dust Palace.

Chief executive Richard Briggs defended the spend.

"Old school thinking is you don't spend any money on your staff and you expect them to just show up to work and go hard," he said after the event.

"New school thinking is you've got to give them some purpose for being here, and today was all about understanding that purpose and improving the wellbeing of the community."

What's your take on it? Read more here

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Was the $19k Hamilton City Council team talk a good use of ratepayers' money?
  • 38.5% Yes
    38.5% Complete
  • 52.5% No
    52.5% Complete
  • 9% I'm ambivalent
    9% Complete
122 votes
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1 hour ago

Picnic tables for sale

Emma from Riverlea

Brand new, made from 4x2 treated pine, 1800 long, comfortably seats 6 people
Get one now for Summer or a perfect Christmas present!!

Price: $300

5 hours ago

The Pā

The Team from University of Waikato

Today we welcomed Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and Te Puhi Ariki Ngāwai hono i te po Paki, representing King Tūheitia to campus to mark the beginning of the construction of our new marae and student hub, The Pā.

This ceremony, guided by leaders of Waikato Tainui and the Kīngitanga, infused … View more
Today we welcomed Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and Te Puhi Ariki Ngāwai hono i te po Paki, representing King Tūheitia to campus to mark the beginning of the construction of our new marae and student hub, The Pā.

This ceremony, guided by leaders of Waikato Tainui and the Kīngitanga, infused two traditions: breaking the ground, and embedding the mauri for The Pā. Breaking the ground in this way signals that construction of this major facility will be underway shortly, and the embedding of a whatu, a mauri stone, symbolises the beating heart of the new university wharenui and the broader complex of The Pā.

The Pā will become a welcoming and vibrant part of the Hamilton campus, with food outlets, social and learning spaces, and a new University marae. Site preparations will begin later this month, with construction starting in March 2020. The Pā is set for completion by February 2022.

Read more about The Pā here: bit.ly...

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6 hours ago

What's On: Sound Healing concert

Maureen from Chartwell

Experience amazing vibrations with Symphonic Gong, Singing Bowls, & a host of indigenous instruments for relaxation of body, mind & spirit. Bookings essential. Details. phone Maureen 0276221878 07855955
Sound Healing concert
  • Sun Salute Yoga Center
7 days ago

WATCH: Rotterdam's floating cows: the future of farming?

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, could you imagine cows floating down the Waikato River?

These cows are floating on Europe's largest port, in another effort to make cattle farming more sustainable. The owners call it the world's first 'floating farm'. It's in Rotterdam and they want it to … View more
Hi Neighbours, could you imagine cows floating down the Waikato River?

These cows are floating on Europe's largest port, in another effort to make cattle farming more sustainable. The owners call it the world's first 'floating farm'. It's in Rotterdam and they want it to minimize waste and land use, and also bring food production closer to the city.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...

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10 hours ago

What's On: Musical Concert - Ruby Lyon

Hannah from Silverdale

After a year of climbing the barricade on the Les Miserables UK Tour, Ruby Lyon returns to New Zealand for a one night only concert at the Meteor.
Musical Concert - Ruby Lyon
  • The Meteor Theatre
3 days ago

Council facilities to close tomorrow

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hamilton City Council and its facilities will close tomorrow morning until 11am for an all-staff meeting.

This affects the following - Hamilton City Council, Hamilton City Libraries, Smart Space, Hamilton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, Waikato Museum and ArtsPost.

Click here for a full … View more
Hamilton City Council and its facilities will close tomorrow morning until 11am for an all-staff meeting.

This affects the following - Hamilton City Council, Hamilton City Libraries, Smart Space, Hamilton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, Waikato Museum and ArtsPost.

Click here for a full list of closures. Essential services will continue, including the council’s call centre (07 838 6699) for any urgent enquires.
SOURCE: Our Hamilton

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21 hours ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

If you'd like to receive Blueprint in your inbox each week, subscribe here.
Read it now

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1 day ago

What's On: Guy Williams “Some Places” Tour

Hannah from Silverdale

Billy T Award-Winning Comedian Guy Williams is taking a break from his busy schedule of arguing with people on the internet to make his self described “triumphant” return to touring.
Guy Williams “Some Places” Tour
  • The Meteor Theatre
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1 day ago

What's On: Contemporary Dance Performance - Enough

Hannah from Silverdale

Enough is an impactful artistic performance that incorporates dance, music, and spoken word poetry to tell the story of a young man struggling with mental health.
Contemporary Dance Performance - Enough
  • The Meteor Theatre
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1 day ago

What's On: Improv Comedy - HOT MESS

Hannah from Silverdale

HOT MESS is a steaming pile of hilarity featuring improv games with a wicked twist, our comedians will have you laughing either with them, at them or against them.
Improv Comedy - HOT MESS
  • The Meteor Theatre
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1 day ago

What's On: 2019 Hamilton Fringe Festival

Hannah from Silverdale

Events taking place from October 26th-November 9th range from visual art to theatre to music to workshops to multidisciplinary somethings – they will intrigue you, entice you, make you laugh.
2019 Hamilton Fringe Festival
  • The Meteor Theatre
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1 day ago

What's On: Creative Workspace For All Artists

Hannah from Silverdale

Come by the Nancy Caiger Gallery on Saturday from 10am-12pm for Music to Make Things to, a creative space to work on passion projects with other artists and live music.
Creative Workspace For All Artists
  • The Meteor Theatre
1 day ago

Buy-back and amnesty for prohibited firearms and parts

Waikato Police

After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.

Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or … View more
After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.

Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or parts, including Police-run collection events - bit.ly...

If you can’t make a collection event, check whether there is a dealer near you - bit.ly...

If you think you have a unique prohibited item and are eligible to apply for compensation, find out how you can do that here - bit.ly...

Some firearms can also be modified and there is also a list of approved gunsmiths eligible to do the work - bit.ly...

FAQ’s here - bit.ly... or call 0800 311 311.

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1 day ago

Term 4 Hindi language classes

Todd Nachowitz from EarthDiverse

Term 4 Hindi classes begin again on Friday 18 Oct and run weekly for 8 sessions. For more information see <www.earthdiverse.org.nz/classes/language/>.

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