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Hamilton’s Beloved Bat Wins Bird Of The Year

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 10:56 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamiltonians woke yesterday to the news that the winner of the famous Bird of the Year competition is the city’s beloved long-tailed bat (pekapeka-tou-roa). <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2111/11cbbf26a9c455c85c67.jpeg" ... More >>

Playgrounds Open, But Council Urges Caution

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 6:23 pm | Hamilton City Council

The city’s playgrounds and public toilets will reopen when Hamilton and parts of the Waikato move to step one of COVID-19 Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm tonight (27 October). This is the first stage of Government’s three-part plan to ease Alert ... More >>

Hamilton Says Changes Needed In Reform Plans

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 4:14 pm | Hamilton City Council

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the next steps in Government’s Three Waters Reform programme. The Minister confirmed a transition to new structures by July 2024 and the establishment of a working group with councils to reach agreement ... More >>

Café Owners Gift $75,000 Towards Hamilton Gardens Upgrade

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 9:24 am | Hamilton City Council

A $75,000 donation to the Hamilton Gardens will see the much-loved attraction’s café upgraded next year. The donors, Craig and Jenny Fraser, have owned and run the café overlooking Turtle Lake for the past six years. The couple have previously ... More >>

City Will ‘irrevocably Change’

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 4:54 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council is warning that sweeping changes to planning rules announced by the Government have the potential to fundamentally change the face of the city. Minister of Housing Megan Woods and Minister for the Environment David Parker unveiled ... More >>

City Passes First Funding Hurdle For City Housing

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 10:13 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton’s central city is one step closer to securing a piece of the government’s $1 billion Infrastructure Acceleration Fund. The fund, part of the government’s larger $3.8 billion Housing Acceleration Fund, aims to tackle the country’s housing ... More >>

Mayor Urges Hamiltonians To Keep Distance Outdoors

Monday, 18 October 2021, 4:28 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate is urging people to keep their distance at popular outdoor spots following the government’s decision to extend Alert Level 3 in Hamilton. The city’s playgrounds and facilities, including skate parks and basketball courts, ... More >>

Riff Raff Statue On The Move

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 2:13 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton’s favourite Transylvanian statue Riff Raff is temporarily on the move as part of a programme of work to rejuvenate the Central City’s south end. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2110/be6639e860866aab0508.jpeg" ... More >>

Council Reflects On Resilience In Annual Report

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 3:45 pm | Hamilton City Council

A year of challenges, changes, and accolades summarise Hamilton City Council’s 2020/21 Koorero Whakaraapopoto (Annual Report). The 2020/21 Annual Report was signed off today (13 October 2021) by Council. The Annual Report reviews Council’s financial ... More >>

Council Signal Way Forward For Road Naming And Public Art Policies

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 5:42 pm | Hamilton City Council

Proposed changes to Hamilton City Council’s naming of roads policy would give mana whenua, such as local iwi and hapuu, more time to consider and influence the names of new roads in Hamilton. Today (Tuesday 12 October), Council agreed to consult ... More >>

Financial Relief To Help Local Business Community

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 5:19 pm | Hamilton City Council

To help support local businesses and community groups impacted by the recent COVID-19 alert levels, Hamilton City Council is offering rent relief to tenants of Council-owned facilities. The decision made at today’s (Tuesday 5 October) Council meeting, will ... More >>

Plans For Peacocke Create Climate-ready Neighbourhood

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 5:14 pm | Hamilton City Council

Conceptual visualisation of the Peacocke community with natural areas nearby urban development. Plans for the new Peacocke community will help create the first climate-ready neighbourhood in Hamilton. Hamilton City Council is proposing changes to the Peacocke ... More >>

Hamilton Moves To Alert Level 3

Sunday, 3 October 2021, 6:12 pm | Hamilton City Council

Essential services will continue as Hamilton City Council once again prepares for a move to COVID-19 Alert Level 3. Hamilton city will move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm tonight (Sunday 3 October), after two cases of COVID-19 were discovered in the Waikato. ... More >>

30-year growth plan under spotlight

Friday, 1 October 2021, 9:06 am | Hamilton City Council

Residents, businesses, land owners and young people across the Waikato are being urged to have their say on an updated 30-year growth management strategy. Future Proof is a 30-year growth plan for the Hamilton, Waipā and Waikato sub-region. The ... More >>

Hamilton Demands Big Changes To Water Reform

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 7:09 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton has called upon the government to make significant changes to its water reform proposals. Hamilton City Council agreed today to stay involved in reform discussions but put a number of conditions in place. In particular, the Council raised strong ... More >>

Stable Credit Rating Maintained By Council

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 2:52 pm | Hamilton City Council

International credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has kept Hamilton City Council’s positive credit rating as AA-. Year on year, Council has maintained this rating, indicating the organisation is in a ‘very strong’ ... More >>

Council Urges Submissions In Representation Review

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 1:53 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council is urging residents to have their say on Council’s proposed new structure, as part of its representation review. The initial proposal adds two new citywide Maaori ward seats, bringing the total to 14 councillors plus the mayor. ... More >>

More Work To Be Done - Nelson’s Transport Report Card

Friday, 24 September 2021, 10:16 am | Hamilton City Council

Nelson City Council has assessed a range of transport targets and come back with a detailed report on where improvements can be made. “Shifting people towards more sustainable forms of transport was always going to be a challenge, and there is still ... More >>

Applications open for $100,000 Cat Desexing Fund

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 11:49 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council is seeking applications for its annual $100,000 Cat Desexing Fund. The fund, introduced in 2019, aims to desex and rehome stray cats across the city. Applications close 10 October 2021. A key consideration is the applicant’s ... More >>

Cherry Grove Honours Margaret Forsyth

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 4:03 pm | Hamilton City Council

Former Hamilton City Councillor Margaret Forsyth had a passion for cherry trees and was a fierce walking and cycling advocate. Today both passions have been honoured by the city with the planting of a cherry grove in her honour, linked to future cycling ... More >>