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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 >>

Community Funds More Than 19,000 Plants For Waiwhakareke

Friday, 5 June 2020, 10:58 am | Hamilton City Council

Volunteers and Hamilton City Council staff will be busy wielding their spades this winter with more than 19,000 community-funded natives to be planted at Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park. Tui 2000 Inc., a Hamilton community group formed in 1989 to ... More >>

A 20-minute Life-changer

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 2:33 pm | Hamilton City Council

A joint Waikato bid for money to rebuild the regional economy pitched 23 projects to Government. Now, 22 of those projects have moved to the next assessment step. All create much-needed jobs, but one has the potential to fundamentally change the ... More >>

Week On Our Streets

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 8:12 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council is undertaking work on streets in various parts of the city over the next week to address safety issues and carry out routine maintenance. All this work is weather-dependent and may be deferred in the event of rain. There may ... More >>

Community Views Sought On Revised Hamilton Gardens Layout

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 6:58 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamiltonians will be asked for their views on a proposed new layout for Hamilton Gardens that retains the Rhododendron Lawn. Hamilton City Council consulted with the community on the draft Hamilton Gardens Management Plan over a two-month period ... More >>

Waikato Museum Helps Make Programmes For National TV Series

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 2:40 pm | Hamilton City Council

Waikato Museum educators are part of a national television series to support home and school-based learning which starts screening today. The television series focusses on the concept of kaitiakitanga (guardianship) in its various forms and is being ... More >>

Recycling Collections Restart In June

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 5:03 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamiltonians can recycle again, with kerbside collections set to resume next week. From Tuesday 2 June, kerbside recycling collections will resume for tins, cans and plastics 1-2, as well as glass. Due to Queen’s Birthday Monday, the first round ... More >>

Hamilton City Council Wants To Fix Pay Errors

Monday, 25 May 2020, 3:37 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council is the latest big business moving to rectify errors in Holiday Act payments. The Council errors were confirmed after an audit of payroll processes by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The audit was part ... More >>

Regional Bids For Stimulus Clear First Hurdle

Friday, 22 May 2020, 1:39 pm | Hamilton City Council

Waikato’s bid to secure government economic stimulus money is off to a roaring start with nearly 80% of Waikato projects over the first hurdle. Regional leaders were advised last night that 18 of the region’s 23 shovel-ready projects had made ... More >>

Outcomes Of May Meeting Of Community Committee

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 5:00 pm | Hamilton City Council

Applications to the $1 million social services fund set up as part of Hamilton City Council’s 12-point pandemic recovery plan are closely scrutinised to make sure the money is going where it can be immediately effective, the Council’s Community ... More >>

Lincoln St Refuse Transfer Station Temporarily Closed

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 3:39 pm | Hamilton City Council

The Lincoln St Refuse Transfer Station (RTS) is currently shut due to a customer medical event that took place on site this morning. It is expected the facility will be operational again from tomorrow, Thursday 21 May. The facility closure may also ... More >>

Community Groups Awarded $440,000 Funding

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 12:29 pm | Hamilton City Council

More than 100 groups working to improve community wellbeing across the city will receive $440,000 through Hamilton City Council’s 2020 Single-Year Community Grants fund. The outcome of the funding round was reported to the Community Committee meeting ... More >>

Hamilton Celebrates Win As New Headquarters Of The NZ Institute Of Skills & Technology

Friday, 15 May 2020, 1:31 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council and Waikato regional stakeholders are celebrating the announcement today that Hamilton will be the headquarters of the New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology (NZIST). The NZIST is merging the country’s 16 institutes ... More >>

City Community Facilities Gear Up To Reopen

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 5:40 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council staff have come up with some novel ways of ensuring community facilities can reopen under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 without impacting the safety of public and staff. Hamilton Zoo, Hamilton Gardens, Waikato Museum and Waterworld and ... More >>

Council Facilities To Open At Reduced Capacity Under Alert Level 2

Monday, 11 May 2020, 5:38 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamiltonians will be able to borrow library books, head to their favourite community facility, and enjoy the city’s renowned playgrounds under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Hamilton City Council is gearing up to resume its operations according to government ... More >>

Waikato Museum Launches New Website Experience For Online Visitors

Monday, 11 May 2020, 9:22 am | Hamilton City Council

Waikato Museum has launched a new website experience for visitors keen to try their hand at creating an online exhibition using images of items from the Museum’s collection. ‘The Exhibition Creator’ was developed to be a central feature for an upcoming ... More >>