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Your Summer Festival Fun Sorted

Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival is back and bigger than ever, with festival headliner Fly My Pretties and new venues across the city!

Chock-full of over 50 performances spanning all things arty, this whanau-friendly event is not to be missed.

Check out rising Singer songwriter Nadia Reid, laugh your head off with Michele A’Court, or relax to some of the finest local classical music courtesy of the NZ Opera.

With the iconic Hamilton Gardens established as the heart of the event, more venues means more art, music, comedy and theatre for all!

See you at HGAF 2020!
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6 hours ago

Alpha Hotel

Alan from Te Awamutu

Hi, Is nobody interested in the historical buildings of Kihikihi? The Alpha hotel was founded in 1867 by William Corboy and his brother. William died in 1882 and his wife ran the pub until 1899. Encyclopedia states in 1901 there were renovations the Hotel had 24 rooms, an eatery for 30 people plus a billiard room. The Corboys also had a bakery along side the hotel and a store which was situated on the corner of Moule and Whitmore streets.

As seen in the attached article, William Corboy was very supportive of local Maori and was good friends with Rewi Maniapoto.

It was visited by Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
The current owner purchased the Alpha about 5 - 6 years ago, suggesting it was to be used as a brothel, whether it has been I don't know but no one has been near the place for at least three years, windows are broken and I am sure that it is deteriorating because of neglect. Grass and greenery is over grown and in the heat of summer is just the ticket for a fire hazard.

I Have written to the council but obviously they are not interested as they have not replied. Why the heritage society are not doing anything I don't know, but to allow such a historical building to be purchased and leave it standing neglected is disgrace to the owners, historical trust and the district council. Should anything happen to such a building because misuse and neglect, there should be consequenses enforced upon all people involved.

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11 hours ago

Another food recall to keep an eye out for this silly season!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Foodstuffs is recalling all batches, dates and flavours of its Pams brand Dairy Dessert - the 1.65 litre. This is due to the possibility of the plastic container breaking and plastic pieces entering the product. This could cause injuries if consumed.

The product is sold nationwide in Pak’n Save, New World, Four Square, Gilmours and Trents. This does not affect any other Pams brand products. Find out more here.