35 days ago

Have you heard about this Hamilton petition?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

A group of Hamilton business owners have started a petition to stop the council from hiking up rates and passing the cost of what they say are unpopular projects on to residents.

It frustrates longtime residents Tom Andrews, a former roading engineer who owns Classics Museum and has property interests and Jo Reeder, to see Hamiltonians facing large bills.

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2 days ago

Could the jury service process be improved?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Every year, thousands of New Zealanders are called up to serve as jurors in the High and District Courts, and it's an important way to contribute to your country.

But for some, jury service can be a huge disruption and a financial burden. Do you think changes could be made to our jury service system to address these challenges?

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2 hours ago

What do you think of the mayor's suggestion?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hamilton’s mayor wants to cut a 19.9% rates increase proposed for next year - and she’d support selling some city council asset sales to help.

Paula Southgate said she wants to pull the increase back towards the originally proposed 16.3%, which would be challenging but could make a $100-a-year difference for the average Hamilton home.

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1 day ago

Would you like a property somewhere like this?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

A recent forced sale has freed up one of the last large hilltop swathes of Raglan for potential development.

Last Friday, 21 Upper Wainui Road, a property with two dwellings, 2.6 hectares of land and stunning coastal views, went under the hammer in a court-ordered sale, reaching a final price of $2,040,000.

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