City News

​​​​​​​City News is Hamilton City Council's monthly newspaper. Content reflects Council's role in the development and management of the city and its public assets, and communicates the business of the Council to Hamiltonians. 

It is delivered to all letterboxes across Hamilton. Feedback is welcome. Email city.news@hcc.govt.nz

December 2017

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Inside this issue:

  • Councillors build draft 10-Year Plan
  • Sevens proving to be the hottest ticket for the summer
  • Selfless service to city celebrated
  • Nominations open for East Ward By-Election
  • Paxter feedback wanted
  • Changing Places toilet a first for New Zealand
  • Ostrich eggs a hot commodity
  • Budding artists work come to life
  • Water Alert Level 2
  • Summer pool safety
  • New venue for joyful community gathering
  • Hey kids, its Toy Trade time again
  • Dec-A-Deer is back
  • Take a magic bus tour of the Christmas lights
  • Put your Christmas lights on the map
  • Give a taste of the Gardens this Christmas
  • Council's Christmas hours
  • Four-legged friends get festive
  • NZSO brings a special six to Hamilton
  • New view of Kirikiriroa two centuries ago
  • On the path to a safe and happy summer season
  • Cricket season heats up at Seddon Park
  • Commnity funding application periods
  • Waterworld refurbishment begins in February

 City News - December 2017​​​​ ​(PDF, 7.5MB)​​​​​​

November 2017

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Inside this issue:

  • Sea of red for Tongan team welcome
  • Glenview, Melville, Dinsdale forst for new lights
  • Councillor Yeung farewelled
  • Nominations called for East Ward by-election
  • Housing Infrastructure Fund update
  • Public comment sought on future of Founders Theatre
  • New cloud over Lake Domain
  • Disability Day wheels in during December
  • Dodd eyes summer of opportunities
  • One man's mission to make all Hamilton's homes healthy
  • Armistive Day War Horse unveiling marks equine effort
  • Western Rail Trail wins 'Big Bike Bling' award
  • Underpass connection to Hamilton Gardens open
  • What do water alerts mean?
  • Top tips fo a brighter garden
  • Shared water management consultation
  • Lakeside lunch spot courtesy of the Lions
  • Foal boosts zoo zebra herd to six

 City News - November 2017​​​​ ​(PDF, 7.5MB)​​​​​​

October 2017

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Inside this issue:

  • Multi-million dollar upgrades for key facilities
  • ​A plan to define Hamilton's future
  • Chengdu an amazing experience
  • Safety plans scorecard highlights success
  • Waters proposal to be put to community
  • Peak performance for new centre
  • A great example 
  • New bus technology and services ready to roll
  • Stop on Yellow for safety
  • Minimising Hamilton's waste
  • Maryam's insight helps others make Hamilton home
  • Furry whio a breeding success
  • Marking 30 years on Grantham Street
  • Public feedback process for theatre projects
  • Combined church service features in Pacific league weekend
  • Full steam ahead on red tape review
  • Tofiga bringing island-style humour
  • NRL stars feature in Tonga vs Samoa league clash
  • Gate 1 improvements at stadium

 City News - Oct​ober 2017​​​​​ ​(PDF, 7.5MB)​​​​​​

September 2017

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Inside this issue:

  • Two hours free CBD parking
  • Hamilton through a Planner's eyes
  • Goosebumps moment after Carnegie Hall invitation
  • Canine collaboration helps young readers
  • 'Noo-noo' nails it when it comes to rhino poop
  • Museum hosts Ring Road show
  • Hot new wagon gets seal of approval
  • Encouraging word leads to art award
  • Glass slides reveal city's history
  • An arty way for safer biking
  • Garry finds sloace in swimming
  • Spring into Gear on the rail trail
  • Safer crossings welcomed
  • Local league prepares for time on the big stage
  • Jason has community at heart
  • Hereos honoured

 City News - September 2017​​​ ​(PDF, 7.5MB)​​​​​​

August 2017

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Inside this issue:

  • Full steam ahead on $1B fund process
  • Mortimers have heart at Taitua
  • Alan still gearing up at 80
  • Free and fast for electric vehicles
  • 20 cent piece a winter lifesaver
  • New reservoir ready to be connected
  • Civic Award proved "placemaker" had made his mark
  • Hamilton Invest website launched
  • Latest data shows growth remains strong
  • Islanders embarking for museum
  • Silver Ferns vs England series finale in Hamilton
  • Rates rebates opportunities
  • Theatre location mooted
  • Neat places gives Hamilton the tick
  • Va va vroom!
  • Mooloos return with veteran reinforcements

 City News - August 2017​​ ​(PDF, 7.5MB)​​​​​​

July 2017

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Inside this issue:

  • ​'Big picture' discussed for the city's future
  • Riverside park taking shape
  • Good progress on highway underpass
  • Maintenance closure for Gallagher Aquatic Centre
  • Tropical jungle's technology tricks
  • New pump boosts western waster supply
  • Winter time water conservation
  • William's daily wander
  • New parking technology shows smart innovation
  • Melvin's marvellous gift
  • Waikato Museum building turns 30
  • Chengdu delegation visits
  • Meteor partnership a success
  • New videos showcase growing Hamilton

City News - July 2017​​​ ​(PDF, 7.5MB)​​​​​​

June 2017

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Inside this issue:

  • Parking changes for central city as Annual Plan approved
  • Cosy corner of play in Steele Park 
  • Two-day closure for libraries systems upgrade
  • Central City Safety Plan ready for review and renew
  • Think before you biff
  • Bin it don't flush it
  • Road safety around schools, that's magic!
  • Sevens set to sparkle at stadium
  • Major events a business boost
  • Commuter patience urged as Lions roar into stadium
  • Taiaha trophy on little tour
  • China beckons for Hamilton performers
  • Reservoir project more than just storage
  • New pipeline breaks a record drilling effort
  • David keeps diving in
  • Successful first year of Council's heritage fund
  • Roundabout respect campaign launched

 City News - June 2017​​ ​(PDF, 7.5MB)​​​​​

May 2017

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Inside this issue:

  • Work to begin on Cobham underpass
  • The buzz of the big game
  • Business event at the stadium
  • Campervans come to town following Lions
  • Excitment grows in Chiefs camp
  • Lion's history in Hamilton
  • No business like show business
  • Permian Monsters rumble into Waikato Museum
  • Kumara crop goes to worthy cause
  • Collaboration leads to 43 new homes
  • On the street as river rises
  • Registering your dog early could pay off
  • Event sponsorship fund opens
  • Milesstones coincide with NRL history in Hamilton

 City News - May 2017​​ ​(PDF, 7.5MB)​​​​​

April 2017

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Inside this issue:

  • Have your say on the city's plans
  • Rail trail opening milestone for biking plan
  • Smarter lights a first for Hamilton
  • Rubbish and recycling over Easter and Anzac day
  • Public feedback sought on zoo plan
  • Special connection
  • Gearing up
  • First World War focus at Waiakto Museum
  • Su Scott: A life in libraries
  • Hamilton City Council's 2017/18 Annual Plan
  • Victoria on the River park set to take shape
  • Back for another splash
  • Expressway takes shape across ths city
  • Room for more houses in Peacocke
  • Gumboots the style essential for Arbor Day
  • Community facilities occupancy process begins
  • Hamilton schools celebrate United Nations world water day

 City News - April 2017​​ ​(PDF, 7.5MB)​​​​

March 2017

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Inside this issue:

  • National Athletics Championships return to the city
  • Easter Sunday trading an option?
  • An arty approach to bike safety
  • Opportunity to perform in China
  • Explore the sun at Waikato Museum
  • Gardens project milestone reached
  • Meet the Mayor
  • Balloons set for annual lift-off
  • Timely reminder to check emergency kits
  • League Cup boss touches down
  • Lions tour ready to roar into town
  • Explore the city by bike
  • Community funding round opens
  • Tamarin's arrival makes it to TV
  • Call goes out for event volunteers

 City News - Marc​h 2017​ ​(PDF, 4MB)​​​​

February 2017​​

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Inside this issue:

  • Strong year for growth
  • Click into gear
  • Agreement to increase housing supply
  • International visitors at treatment plant
  • Reservoir meets growing demand
  • Ready, teddy, go!
  • Underpass coming soon
  • Waikato Expressway project construction in 2017
  • Better access for all road users
  • Ramping up over the summer
  • A helping hand for native wildlife
  • Overbridge concept for ring road
  • Junior cricketers' taste of the international stage
  • Parks no place for motorcycles
  • Fleet upgrade starts trucking along
  • Conserving water, one drop at a time
  • Hamilton South dedicated pipeline
  • Tickets now on sale Vodafone warriors match

 City News - February 2017​ ​(PDF, 3 MB)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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