68 days ago

STOLEN - Dark Yellow Milazo Road Bicycle.

Katrina from Fairview Downs

Just alerting neighbours to keep a look out.

We had our two bikes chained up in front of my car in our carport, both on separate locks.
Our Dark Yellow Milazo Road Bicycle has been stolen on Powells Road, Fairview Downs.

Our house is down long driveway, away from the roadside behind our neighbours place. We suspect the bike lock was cut and removed last night.
The bike is similar to the photo supplied from the Warehouse. Same brand and look.
The actual colour is an orangey dark yellow.

This is frustrating thinking that we have been robbed while the lock down is taking place.

If you have any info - please let us know or report to the police.

My sister has reported it to the police.
Report Number: OR-34988N.

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5 days ago

We need to talk about burn-offs and the air quality in the Waikato/Waipa

Matt from Rukuhia

Hi Guys-
I'm concerned about interested in the air quality in Waikato at present. It's been getting worse over the past 10 years, to the extent that now you don't want to walk outside most nights due to the amount of burn-offs which're happening on farms - often containing non-wood items such as electronics, polystyrene and plastic.

This is ironic, as NZ has terribly low carbon in our soils, which is a problem for farmers. It would be made much better were the wood in question to be left to rot. And of course contaminating our soils and air with burning electronics is a bad thing.

Some suggestions:
* Woodchipping - woodchipping old trees/branches and either using the output elsewhere or spreading over a paddock so it can rot down quickly, is a good way to add carbon back into soils.
* Leaving to rot - spreading wood around the edges of a paddock and leaving it to rot is a slow option, but doesn't require a lot of effort.
* Firewood collectors - for larger logs, firewood sellers will happily tow them away. Of course, this still puts the wood in the air, rather than in the soil, but at least it keeps someone warm in winter.

For polystyrene/electronics/etc the obvious solution should be the dump or metal recyclers, where you'll get a couple of bucks for your effort at least. For batteries, Grimmer Motors in Hamilton take both household and car batteries and recycle them. Putting plastics and electronics etc in fires should be banned outright, if not prosecuted.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

19 hours ago

Ready, set, roll!

The Team from Hamilton City Council

The new kerbside rubbish and recycling service will now start from 31 August 2020. Starting this week, teams will be out and about delivering the new bins!

4 days ago

Rubbish and recycling collection - one day later

The Team from Hamilton City Council

Kerbside rubbish and recycling is back to normal next week but will be one day later due to Queen's Birthday on Monday (1 June).