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July

Design competition kicks off Ferrybank development

Plans to transform Hamilton’s relationship with the Waikato River are about to get underway with a design competition to redevelop the Ferrybank and Roose Commerce Park.

Hamilton City Council votes to support formation of waters CCO

Hamilton City Council has agreed to form a ratepayer-owned council-control organisation (CCO) to manage water and wastewater.

FMG granted naming rights for Waikato Stadium

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker has welcomed a new naming rights sponsorship agreement for Waikato Stadium.

Positive partnerships improve safety in the city

Hamilton central city business owners are reporting fewer instances of anti-social behaviour in the city since the Council’s City Safety Officers were introduced last year.

Hamilton honey scores sweet silver at national awards

Honey collected from hives at three popular Hamilton locations has claimed a silver medal at the recent National Beekeepers Association National Honey Competition.

Biosolids contracts extended

The Council’s Finance Committee today (23 July) agreed to commit $5.6m over three and a half years to continue vermicomposting sewerage sludge and transporting non-human waste to landfill.

Water network maintenance approved

Hamilton City Council will spend $18.5m renewing and upgrading its stormwater, wastewater and water reticulation network over the next three years.

Changes announced in Hamilton City Council senior management team

Hamilton City Council Chief Executive Richard Briggs has announced three General Managers are to leave the organisation’s senior management team.

Council to remove two trees

Hamilton City Council is arranging for two urgent tree removals next week, following assessment that the trees present a risk to the public and nearby property.

Hamilton Gardens receives financial boost from Braithwaite family

Back in 1989, Hamilton’s former Deputy Mayor Kathleen Braithwaite made a large donation to the fledgling Hamilton Gardens.

Winner announced for National Contemporary Art Award

A conceptual off-world colonisation project represented by a flag and a media release by artist Bronwyn Holloway-Smith has won the National Contemporary Art Award.

Bravery awards for river rescue

Three Hamilton police constables received Royal Humane Society bravery awards today (17 July) for their roles in rescuing a man from the Waikato River.

X Factor winner the star for Matariki in Hamilton

The X Factor winner Beau Monga will be the star performer during Hamilton’s Matariki celebrations this Saturday.

Driving force in the development of arts in Hamilton dies

The flag at Hamilton City Council’s Municipal Building will fly at half mast on Friday to mark the passing of Hamilton Freedom of the City award holder Campbell Smith.

Hamilton set for All Blacks, British Lions action

Hamilton will host international rugby next year, with confirmation today the All Blacks will meet Argentina in next year's Rugby Championship at Waikato Stadium.

Tree removal requires Memorial Drive temporary closure

A section of one of Hamilton’s busiest commuter routes will be closed for a day to allow for the removal of several large dead and dying trees by Hamilton City Council arborists.

Immigrants to gain insight into Maaori culture

New migrants to Hamilton can get an introduction to Maaori culture through an initiative run by Hamilton City Libraries.

Major roading projects set for completion

Completion of two of the city’s major roading projects received a green light at the Council’s Strategy and Policy Committee yesterday (7 July).

Proposed alcohol control bylaw up for discussion

Yesterday the Strategy and Policy Committee recommended the draft Hamilton Alcohol Control Bylaw 2015 be adopted for public feedback.

Honorary Citizen to represent Hamilton at 30,000th Last Post

Hamilton is to be represented at the 30,000th playing of The Last Post at the Menin Gate in the Belgium city of Ypres this week.

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