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Hamilton Self-isolation Site Set Up For Freedom Campers

Friday, 3 April 2020, 9:20 am | Hamilton City Council

Porritt Stadium has been set up as a COVID-19 self-isolation site for freedom campers at the request of the Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group. The stadium carpark is already a designated freedom camping site for certified self-contained ... More >>

Money To Move Quickly Into Community

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 1:32 pm | Hamilton City Council

  Community groups which apply for assistance from the Waikato Community Funders Group should know within a maximum three days if they have been successful. Last week Hamilton City Council announced it would contribute $1 million to the new ... More >>

Keep Dogs On A Lead, Help Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 1:21 pm | Hamilton City Council

Getting out for a walk and some fresh air is necessary during Alert Level 4, but Hamilton City Council’s Animal Education and Control has an important message for all dog owners – keep your dog on a lead at all times. “This goes for all parks ... More >>

Helpline Set Up To Help Struggling Waikato People

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 12:52 pm | Hamilton City Council

Freephone 0800 800 405 has been established for Waikato people struggling to get food, groceries, medication or other household goods and services. The freephone service established by the Waikato Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group is ... More >>

City Announces 12-point Recovery Plan

Friday, 27 March 2020, 5:19 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has announced a sweeping 12-point plan to help the city withstand the economic and social ravages expected from COVID-19. The Council approved phase one of the programme today, costed at $3.4M. Phase two is still to come and will ... More >>

Council To Livestream Virtual Meeting

Friday, 27 March 2020, 11:39 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council’s first meeting in which Elected Members are taking part remotely will be livestreamed to the public. The Extraordinary Meeting at 1pm today (Friday 27 March) is the Council’s first under new legislation which came into ... More >>

Library EServices Open A Window To New Worlds

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 3:18 pm | Hamilton City Council

The doors may be shut due to COVID-19 but Hamilton City Libraries has plenty of online services to keep people busy. The libraries’ eCollection has more than 31,500 items, including eAudiobooks and eBooks, newspapers and magazines. Hamilton City ... More >>

Chief Executive Gets Temporary Council Delegations

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 2:35 pm | Hamilton City Council

  Hamilton City Council has temporarily passed decision-making powers to its chief executive Richard Briggs while the Council remains in lock-down. Councillors today unanimously agreed to extend the chief executive’s delegations so he can ... More >>

Council’s Non-essential Services To Cease

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 5:05 pm | Hamilton City Council

Following Government guidance, Hamilton City Council has confirmed several new changes to its services while the country is at COVID-19 Alert Level 4. Chief Executive Richard Briggs says the Government’s message has been extremely clear and now we all must ... More >>

Last ‘live’ Council Meeting Tomorrow

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 1:20 pm | Hamilton City Council

At least seven Hamilton City Councillors will physically meet under urgency tomorrow before New Zealand goes into lock-down. The rest will tune in remotely to an extraordinary Council meeting, brought forward from Thursday. By Thursday, physical meetings across ... More >>

Essential Services Safe, Playgrounds To Close

Monday, 23 March 2020, 7:39 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamiltonians will continue to have access to the essential services Hamilton City Council provides but its playgrounds and remaining customer-facing sites will close following the move to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 and 4. Alert Level 3 is in place from ... More >>

Council Closes All Community Facilities As A Precaution

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 1:51 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council community facilities will be closed effective Sunday 22 March as a precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Government has put limits on the number of people who can gather in a space and is urging the practice of ‘physical ... More >>

Working-from-home Test A Success

Friday, 20 March 2020, 4:20 pm | Hamilton City Council

  Hamilton City Council has successfully tested a key component of its business continuity plans in preparation for further potential impacts of COVID-19. Today (Friday 20 March) saw more than 30% of the Council’s 1000+ staff performing ... More >>

Council Wants Urgency On Hardship

Friday, 20 March 2020, 2:19 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council will meet under urgency next week to discuss a potential stimulus package and hardship response to COVID-19. On Tuesday Councillors instructed staff to find “creative” ways in which the Council can best support the Hamilton community, ... More >>

Programmes Suspended Due To COVID-19

Friday, 20 March 2020, 12:04 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council is making changes to community facilities and programmes from tomorrow (Saturday 21 March) following the Government’s new limits on mass gatherings. Indoor gatherings are now limited to a maximum of 100 people and the Government is ... More >>

Hamilton’s Anzac Day Services Cancelled

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 2:24 pm | Hamilton City Council

The cancellation of Hamilton’s Anzac Day events will not diminish the remembrance of our city’s fallen and returned soldiers. That’s the message from Hamilton City Council and Hamilton Returned and Services Association (RSA), after the Royal ... More >>

‘Measured And Responsible’ Council-wide Response To Covid-19

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 7:08 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council is implementing contingency plans to maintain essential services to the city while supporting the health and wellbeing of the community and staff in response to Covid-19. The Council’s Chief Executive Richard Briggs says the ... More >>

Rotowaro - The Town That Disappeared

Friday, 13 March 2020, 1:37 pm | Hamilton City Council

Photographer David Cook spent nearly four decades recording the effects of the coal industry on one small New Zealand town and it’s 400 residents – now all gone – and the landscape around it. David Cook’s long-term study of Rotowaro, in the ... More >>

Environmental Wellbeing Up For Discussion

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 3:12 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council are asking the community what loving and protecting the environment means to them as part of their Shape Your Future City campaign. The Shape Your Future City campaign is a chance for the community to tell us what’s important to them, ... More >>

Rail Service Opening Date Proof Of Partnership

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 1:30 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate says today’s announcement of the first trip for Te Huia – the new passenger rail service between Hamilton and Papakura – shows that working in partnership is critical to delivering results for communities. The ... More >>



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