Claudelands, Hamilton

3 hours ago

What's On: Art, Food & Family Fun

Cass from Te Awamutu

Join us in the beautiful Norris Ward Park this Saturday. Meet local artists, eat tasty food or make your own acrylic paint pour and lots of free entertainment too!
Art, Food & Family Fun
  • Arts in the Park
2 days ago

$16K increase takes Hamilton City Council boss' pay to $469K

Rudi from Hamilton Lake

(Hamilton Residents and Ratepayers Association Media Release)

September 30, 2019: Council undertook a review of the Chief Executive. This review concluded that NO pay increase should be awarded to the Chief Executive. (​Source​: HCC Governance)
February 12, 2020: Council approved a $16,000 … View more
(Hamilton Residents and Ratepayers Association Media Release)

September 30, 2019: Council undertook a review of the Chief Executive. This review concluded that NO pay increase should be awarded to the Chief Executive. (​Source​: HCC Governance)
February 12, 2020: Council approved a $16,000 salary increase for the Chief Executive quoting - "Richard is a highly competent chief executive and is performing at a very high-level on behalf of the city". The increase is Backdated to 1 July 2019. (Source​: Stuff Feb 12 2020)
This $16,000 increase takes the Hamilton City Council Council Chief Executive salary to $469,000 compared with the New Zealand Prime minister's salary of $471,000. Hamilton City has a population of around 170,000 compared while the NZ population is almost 5 million. At current exchange rates the Hamilton CEO salary is more than that of the Prime minister of Canada , who is in charge of over 37m people .
Have Council Elected members considered the impact of this decision have on single pensioners with an annual income of $24,722 (Source: Work and income)​. THEY PAY THE RATES.
In light of the rates rise last year of almost 10%, planned ongoing rates rises almost double that of inflation, and projected debt in the ten year plan of almost three quarters of a Billion dollars, the Residents and Ratepayers Association is seeking community opinion on this decision? ​

Email: hamiltonratepayers@gmail.com

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10 days ago

Which 'summer' are you having?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

It's been a mixed summer so far for New Zealand. Much of the country has seen record breaking temperatures, drought-conditions and scrub fires. But in recent days the West Coast and Southland have experienced heavy rains, flooding, evacuations and closed roads. Our thoughts are with affected.
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It's been a mixed summer so far for New Zealand. Much of the country has seen record breaking temperatures, drought-conditions and scrub fires. But in recent days the West Coast and Southland have experienced heavy rains, flooding, evacuations and closed roads. Our thoughts are with affected.

Our skies have been coloured by smoke blown over from the Australian bushfires, meanwhile Wellingtonians are just stoked if they get to see the sun.

How has your summer been?

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4 days ago

Hamilton CE $2k behind PM

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi all,

Hamilton City Council chief executive Richard Briggs has had another pay rise, this time it's $15,840.

The raise puts Briggs only slightly behind Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who takes home $471,000.

What do you think of the pay rate in light of this?

Read more here.

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7 hours ago

What's On: Board Games By The Bay

Jason from Flagstaff

Come and join us for a day or two of modern board gaming! Heaps of games available to play, people to teach them and prizes to be won! bgbtb.nz
Board Games By The Bay
  • Hamilton Bridge Club
16 hours ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.… View moreOur residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.

Ryman has been pioneering retirement living for 35 years. Our New Zealand and Australian villages are named after trailblazers: Sir Edmund Hilary, Weary Dunlop, Rita Angus, Nellie Melba. We always have, and always will, challenge the status quo and adapt to better serve our residents.
Find out more

1 day ago

Firewood Fundraiser

Emma Bradley from DC Rescue Dogs

Ready to burn, dry wood, in convenient blocks (just like you buy in the supermarket).

With so many new puppy faces in care and more in the pipeline we have been donated firewood to sell to help raise funds.

Big thanks to the lovely people that made this happen.

Here’s a chance to stock up … View more
Ready to burn, dry wood, in convenient blocks (just like you buy in the supermarket).

With so many new puppy faces in care and more in the pipeline we have been donated firewood to sell to help raise funds.

Big thanks to the lovely people that made this happen.

Here’s a chance to stock up on firewood for the coming winter at a super cheap price while helping to save more puppies.

Thrown trailer loads:

* $60 for single trailer load
* $100 for a single trailer with cage or double trailer
* $140 for a double trailer with cage.

Pick up is Taupiri, no delivery sorry.
Please PM us for a pick up time and address.

12 days ago

What do you think of the Hamilton-Auckland commuter train's name?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

You may have heard it called The Tron Express, but the Auckland-Hamilton passenger rail service has been given a proper name.

It's Te Huia, and was unanimously endorsed by Hamilton City councillors.

However, it still needs final approval from a governance group. Read more here.
What do you … View more
You may have heard it called The Tron Express, but the Auckland-Hamilton passenger rail service has been given a proper name.

It's Te Huia, and was unanimously endorsed by Hamilton City councillors.

However, it still needs final approval from a governance group. Read more here.
What do you think of the name?

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3 days ago

Getting it right for our coasts

Waikato Regional Council

The coast is cherished by all New Zealanders for its beauty, natural values and as a place to live, work and play.

The Waikato Regional Coastal Plan will set out the objectives, policies and rules used to manage our region’s coastal marine area – the wet area below high tide.

So, it’s … View more
The coast is cherished by all New Zealanders for its beauty, natural values and as a place to live, work and play.

The Waikato Regional Coastal Plan will set out the objectives, policies and rules used to manage our region’s coastal marine area – the wet area below high tide.

So, it’s important you share your thoughts about how we should be able to maintain, improve and manage this coastal environment into the future.

It’s our coast. It’s our collective responsibility to get this right.

Make sure you have your say.
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3 days ago

Race with all the family!

Resene

XRACE is a mystery adventure race where parent and child aged 6-14 race together, locate and complete 10 mystery challenges; racing the clock and all the other family teams. A team is made up of two people - an adult; dad or mum or a trusted relative or family friend and a child aged between 6 and … View moreXRACE is a mystery adventure race where parent and child aged 6-14 race together, locate and complete 10 mystery challenges; racing the clock and all the other family teams. A team is made up of two people - an adult; dad or mum or a trusted relative or family friend and a child aged between 6 and 14 years of age.

The challenges range from physical (like tug-of-war) to mental (like the memory challenge) to knowledge-based (like the music challenge) to fun (like painting with Resene colours).
Learn more

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3 days ago

What's On: Brain injury awareness

Wendy from Fitzroy

Our Blackout for Brain Injury Awareness week is from 16 – 20 March, and the focus this year is on fatigue.
Brain injury awareness
  • Brain Injury Waikato
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3 days ago

What's On: Beerescourt Bowling Club

Diane from Nawton

Visitors and new members welcome. All you need are flat soled shoes. Club days Tuesdays and Saturdays. Contact Barry 027 529 2174 or Diane 847 4970.
Beerescourt Bowling Club
  • Beerescourt Bowling Club
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