477 days ago

Centre for Civil Defence response in northern Waikato

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Northern Waikato now has an emergency centre to help with wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hamilton City Council and Waikato District Council joined forces to operate a North Waikato Combined Emergency Operations Centre.

Staffers are already helping with community welfare needs, identifying at-risk people, and working with government agencies and local support agencies, a statement said.

"The creation of these combined centres is one way we can fine-tune our response to ensure that most resources can be directed to those who are vulnerable and in need, as efficiently as possible," said Merv Balloch, one of four shift controllers.

"Between the two councils we are sharing operations, logistics, communication, intelligence and planning functions, as well as setting up separate welfare teams for each Council area ... There's a lot to be done, but the combined approach is another step on the way to getting through this difficult time."

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21 hours ago

Poll: What would be your dream fix up car

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1 day ago

Sign up for our Tokyo Olympics newsletter

Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

The Tokyo Olympics are about to kick off, and some of our country's best sports stars are set to represent New Zealand on the world stage.

The opening ceremony takes place on Friday (about 11pm NZ time), and the Games will run through until August 8.

Over the next two-and-a-half weeks, some of the world’s best athletes competing in a range of sports will battle it out in Tokyo in the hopes of walking away with a medal.

So get your New Zealand flags and popcorn ready and sign up for our Tokyo Olympics newsletter to have all the highlights, talking points, medal tally and analysis delivered to your inbox every day. Click here.

We'll also be live blogging our Kiwi athletes' events every day of the Games. Just bookmark this page to stay up to date.

4 hours ago

Pay it Forward this weekend

Matihiko/Tech Support Librarian from St Andrews Library Waiwherowhero

Are you heading to the library this weekend? Don't forget that we are still running our Pay it Forward campaign. We are collecting non-perishable items for Waikato Women's Refuge - Te Whakaruruhau up until the end of the month. If you are willing and able to donate, we are accepting donations across all Hamilton City Library locations!

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