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Libraries Back To Normal Hours

Friday, 3 July 2020, 10:10 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Libraries’ hours are back to normal from Monday 6 July. The city’s six public library branches have been operating reduced hours since reopening their doors to the public on 2 June, as staff worked their way through a heavy volume of ... More >>

Napier-based Artist Wins $5,000 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

Friday, 3 July 2020, 6:19 am | Hamilton City Council

Asaki Kajima with her winning work. Napier-based artist Asaki Kajima has won the $5,000 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award for 2020 with a Dali-inspired sculptural artwork entitled Space Cow. In announcing the award at Hamilton’s ArtsPost tonight, ... More >>

Fight The Landfill Gets A Facelift

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 5:11 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton’s kerbside collection service is getting an upgrade from bags to bins from 31 August 2020 and it’s only fair the supporting website – fightthelandfill.co.nz receives the same treatment. Fight the Landfill is Hamilton City Council’s single ... More >>

Investment In Central City River Path Starts Now

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 10:24 am | Hamilton City Council

Phase one of a multi-million-dollar investment in the central city river path is now under way to provide Hamiltonians with a safe and accessible path network connecting the city’s green spaces. An on-site karakia held earlier this week (Monday 29 June) ... More >>

‘Plastic Free July’: A Chance For Hamiltonians To Make A Difference

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 8:44 am | Hamilton City Council

July 1 marks the start of ‘Plastic Free July’ worldwide, and Hamilton City Council is keen to encourage local businesses and the community to get on board by changing what they’re doing in relation to non-recyclable plastics. The big break-up Worldwide, ... More >>

Hamilton City Council Approves Water Deal To Help Auckland

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 4:44 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has today unanimously approved a draft agreement to help resolve Auckland’s looming water crisis. The agreement would assign some of Hamilton’s existing water-take consent to Watercare, enabling Watercare to take up to 25 million ... More >>

Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award Winner To Be Announced This Week

Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:40 pm | Hamilton City Council

The 2020 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award, worth $5,000, will be presented on Thursday night (2 July) by this year’s judge, New Zealand sculptor James Wright, at ArtsPost in Hamilton. Twenty-eight finalist works started arriving into ArtsPost’s ... More >>

Historical Report Released

Friday, 26 June 2020, 4:32 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has released an independent report examining culturally sensitive place names and sites in the city. The $10,000 report from historian Dr Vincent O’Malley was commissioned by the previous Council in September last year, jointly funded by ... More >>

Council To Host Facebook Live Q&A

Friday, 26 June 2020, 3:18 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council is hosting a Facebook Live Q&A session to answer Hamiltonians questions about the year ahead. The online event on Monday 29 June will give Hamiltonians the opportunity to ask Mayor Paula Southgate and Councillors questions about the ... More >>

Hamilton ‘Under-Laned’ When It Comes To Swimming

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 4:54 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton is “desperately under-laned” when it came to swimming facilities, with insufficient swimming lanes for a growing population, says Mark Bunting, Chair of Hamilton City Council’s Community Committee. Cr Bunting was commenting during yesterday’s ... More >>

Fallen Gum Tree Closes Part Of Western Rail Trail

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 6:07 pm | Hamilton City Council

A section of the Western Rail Trail just past the Gallagher Hockey Centre in Frankton will be closed on Thursday 25 June and Friday 26 June while Hamilton City Council contractors clear a fallen gum tree. The arborists will also crown reduce the other ... More >>

Future Of Captain Hamilton Statue Likely In August

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 5:13 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has agreed to hold further discussions around the fate of the Captain Hamilton statue following its removal from Hamilton’s Civic Square on Friday 12 June. Elected Members and Maangai Maaori decided at today’s Community ... More >>

FMG Stadium Waikato Kicks Off Events With Gallagher Chiefs V Blues

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 2:45 pm | Hamilton City Council

  This Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa match between the Gallagher Chiefs and the Blues will be a significant one for Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato. The game kicks off at 7.05pm and will see crowds return to the venue for the first ... More >>

River Path, Jobs A Win-win For City

Monday, 15 June 2020, 8:59 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton ratepayers are the biggest winners from a $1.5 million government funding injection that will create up to 50 new jobs for the city and fix a long-closed river path. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced yesterday that ... More >>

Council Proposes 3.8% Rates Increase

Saturday, 13 June 2020, 6:53 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council is proposing to maintain a 3.8% average annual rates increase. After two days of meetings, Council finalised its draft Back on Track - COVID-19 response budget and adopted its draft annual plan to go out for consultation. A final ... More >>

Captain Hamilton’s Statue To Be Removed

Friday, 12 June 2020, 9:46 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has decided to remove the bronze statue of Captain Hamilton from Civic Square after a formal request from Waikato-Tainui. The request comes after a growing international drive to remove statues which are seen to represent cultural ... More >>

What Alert Level 1 Means For Hamilton City Council Services And Facilities

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 5:02 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council’s services and facilities are preparing to return to the ‘old normal’ now New Zealand is under COVID-19 Alert Level 1. Restrictions on visitor numbers have been lifted at all of our sites, and staff are excited to welcome ... More >>

$16.8M Provincial Growth Fund Major Boost For Ruakura Growth Cell

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 11:58 am | Hamilton City Council

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters announced today (9 June) Hamilton would receive $16.8M in funding from the Waikato allocation of the Provincial Growth Fund for key transport projects in the Ruakura Inland Port area. The Ruakura growth area on the ... More >>

Council To Consider COVID-19 Response Budget

Friday, 5 June 2020, 5:38 pm | Hamilton City Council

Staff at Hamilton City Council are recommending Council maintain a 3.8% average annual rate increase – but only on the basis of deferring millions of dollars in capital projects and making major savings to cope with the impact of COVID-19. Councillors ... More >>

Input Sought On Nawton Skatepark And Playground Project

Friday, 5 June 2020, 12:08 pm | Hamilton City Council

  Hamilton City Council is inviting community feedback on a planned upgrade to the skatepark and playground at Nawton’s Elliot Park. The project is part of the Council’s playground renewals programme. Playground renewals focus on making ... More >>