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July

Record year for Hamilton Zoo

Hamilton Zoo has enjoyed a record year of visitor numbers with 128,519 visitors through the door in the last financial year.

Hamilton’s turf technican heads to Apia for All Blacks preparation

Turf Manager Karl Johnson has returned to Apia, Samoa, to assist with preparation for the Pacific Island nation’s historic hosting of the All Blacks Test later this month.

Council seeks feedback on Heritage Plan

Heritage building owners could soon apply for help with maintenance and restoration costs if the Council’s draft Heritage Plan and funding guidelines go ahead.

June

Council adopts 10-Year Plan

Hamilton City Council today voted to adopt the 10-Year Plan for 2015-2025.

Museum offers an amazing journey through the human body

Smelly toilets, a giant nose, a huge mouth and a heart that never stops beating all feature in a new family-focussed exhibition at Waikato Museum.

Interview opportunity with Jetstar and local regional leaders

You are invited to join Jetstar General Manager, Grant Kerr, and local leaders to discuss Jetstar’s recent announcement to bring low cost airfares to the regions. Hamilton is one of the Regional Airports in the running for this opportunity.

Hamilton Gardens’ roses due for annual prune

More than 3500 roses at Hamilton Gardens will be pruned next week when the annual Rogers Rose Garden’s maintenance programme begins.

Hamilton’s biking plans receive major boost

Plans to connect Hamilton with a series of cycle ways have received a $3 million funding boost through the Government’s Urban Cycleways Fund.

Crane and closure for tree pruning job

A large crane will be used to winch out large pieces of poplar trees during a major pruning job at Melville’s Sandford Park this week.

Road and water maintenance at Five Cross Roads

Road and water maintenance works will be carried out near the Five Cross Roads roundabout this week.

Awatere Club adds kowhai colour to river corridor

A stand of 12 mature Kowhai trees has been added to the Waikato River corridor after a community planting initiative by Hamilton's Awatere Club.

Taitua’s excellence earns Trip Advisor praise

Hamilton’s Taitua Arboretum has earned high praise from Trip Advisor, one of the world’s most influential travel websites.

Hamilton Gardens receives $2.5 million lottery grant

Plans to add another four concept gardens to Hamilton Gardens are a step closer following a Lottery Significant Projects Fund Committee grant of $2.5m for the project.

Decisions from the Council meeting to debate the 10-Year Plan

An extraordinary Hamilton City Council meeting was held on June 4 and 5 to discuss the 10-Year Plan.

Portugal U-20 football team to hold session with Whitiora School

Portugal’s U-20 national football team will hold a short football skills session with students from Whitiora School this afternoon.

Patience and planning key for FIFA/Fieldays visitors

Visitors heading to Hamilton for this week’s FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 matches and the National Agricultural Fieldays are being urged to leave early for their destinations.

Waikato Stadium set for football history

Sports fans are being urged to don their whites and “whiteout” Hamilton’s Waikato Stadium on Thursday for the Junior All Whites’ match in the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015.

Queen's Birthday honour for Ieper Garden Memorial supporter

Hamilton honorary citizen Benoit Mottrie from Ieper, Belgium, has been recognised for his services to the ANZAC commemorations making this year's Queen's Birthday List.

Hamiltonians are in for a classical musical treat

A new monthly musical recital will give Hamiltonians the chance to experience performances by some of the city’s best classical music talents.

28 million year old giant penguin goes digital

A 28 million year old giant penguin fossil found at Kawhia in 2006 will be shown for the first time alongside its 3D scanned profile in a new exhibition at Waikato Museum.

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