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31 days ago

What's On: Waikato Treasure Chests Dragon Boating

Lindsay from Hamilton Lake

Summer paddling commences 30 September Mondays and Thursdays. Beginners welcome. Life jackets, paddles and instruction supplied. Join us supporting breast cancer survivors for fitness, fun and camaraderie. Jan Gilby 0274508473
Waikato Treasure Chests Dragon Boating
  • Lake Rotoroa, Hamilton
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15 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 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
4 days ago

Poll: WOULD YOU USE THE NEW AUCKLAND TRAIN?

Rudi from Hamilton Lake

TRANSPORT HUB TO PREPARE HAMILTON'S NORTHEAST FOR NEW TRAIN TO AND FROM AUCKLAND

CHRISTEL YARDLEY/STUFF
Passengers going from Hamilton to Auckland will stop at the Rotokauri Transport Hub (file photo).
Work on a new, northern transport hub for Hamilton will start before Christmas.
The $29 million Rotokauri Transport Hub will include a bus interchange, a rail platform for Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail, and a pedestrian bridge over the railway to The Base.
Downer New Zealand Ltd has the contract to build the hub, a Hamilton City Council statement said.
It will give Hamiltonians more choice in how to get around the city, general manager development Chris Allen said.
The start-up rail service, due to start mid-2020, is a priority which came out of talks about the Hamilton to Auckland Corridor Plan, he said.
"Our contribution is to establish the new Rotokauri Transport Hub."
It's expected to take about 80 minutes to get from Rotokauri to Papakura on the train service, the statement said.
Once it's finished, the Rotokauri hub will include a park-and-ride facility for rail and bus passengers, including mobility spaces, electric vehicle charging spaces, drop-off and pick-up zones and taxi stands.
The total project cost to develop the hub, including land costs, design work and additional roading, is $29M, of which $18.5M is NZ Transport Agency subsidies.
KiwiRail will provide the Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service, under a contract from Waikato Regional Council.
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WOULD YOU USE THE NEW AUCKLAND TRAIN?
  • 17.9% Only if the times suit me
    17.9% Complete
  • 7.9% Only if reliable
    7.9% Complete
  • 8.4% I will use it on weekends with my Gold Card
    8.4% Complete
  • 7.9% Don't ever go to Auckland
    7.9% Complete
  • 5.8% Don't care
    5.8% Complete
  • 49.5% Yes, I will use it
    49.5% Complete
  • 2.6% No
    2.6% Complete
190 votes
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