54 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."

More messages from your neighbours
21 hours ago

Will you make the most of changes to DIY rules?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how do you feel about the changes to building consent rules for low-risk home projects?

The government says the change will save homeowners time and money, but pro builder and The Block NZ foreman Peter Wolfkamp, is advising caution if you're planning a DIY sleep-out or office. Find out why, here.

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2 days ago

Nature in the city

The Team from Hamilton City Council

We’re lucky to have more than 1100 hectares of green space in our great river city. Where would you like to see more nature in the city and why?

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1 hour ago

How a $3.2 million record-setting property in Hamilton sold during lockdown

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours,

A multi-million dollar home in Hamilton didn't have any trouble finding a buyer during lockdown.

The lakeside home on Lake Domain Drive sold for $3.2 million just three days after moving into alert level 3 and estate agents believe it set a new record for an individual property in the city.

Not a bad view, indeed.

Read more here.

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