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29 SEPTEMBER 2008: A report concerning a number of Hamilton's key growth issues was considered at an extraordinary Meeting of Council on 26 September. The issues are expected to form the strategic direction for the proposed Hamilton Urban Growth Strategy (HUGS) when public consultation commences in 2 weeks time.
29 SEPTEMBER 2008: Chart toppers and home-grown favourites Elemeno P have been announced as headliners for Recognyz 08, the Hamilton Youth Awards held on 10 October at the Clarence Street Theatre. The band will take the stage with a number of the city's acclaimed young performers as they celebrate Hamilton youth at its best. The night's line up will include performances by talented Rockquest finalists Jimmy and The Evergreens and a set from hip hop dance world champions Fusion.
26 SEPTEMBER 2008: Hamilton Zoo has welcomed its first kea chick in 15 years.
25 SEPTEMBER 2008: A series of resolutions aimed at continually improving the Hamilton 400 event and its impact on Hamilton were passed by Council at a meeting on 17 September.
23 SEPTEMBER 2008: A New Zealand exhibition that has received international recognition opens at Waikato Museum this Saturday [27 September].
19 SEPTEMBER 2008: The introduction of Sunday buses to Hamilton’s streets from 28 September will also bring the introduction of Sunday parking enforcement.
17 SEPTEMBER 2008: The first review of the Prostitution Bylaw 2004 commences this month. All Bylaws created under the Local Government Act 2002 are required to be reviewed within five years from adoption. The Prostitution Bylaw is subsequently due for review by October 2009.
16 SEPTEMBER 2008: A review of the Hamilton 400 V8 Supercar event conducted by independent chairperson Peter Stubbs has been received and will be considered at a Council meeting next week. The report identifies 57 issues for consideration and presents over 100 recommendations as a result of an extensive investigation and analysis of feedback.
10 SEPTEMBER 2008: A recommendation for a new Community Rate for Hamilton City Theatres was made by the Environment and Community Committee today with a proposed fixed rate being available for the benefit of non-profit Hamilton community groups. The recommendation is to be submitted to Council for consideration at its meeting on 24 September.
5 SEPTEMBER 2008: The new public art installation based in Rototuna is about to take on an exciting new form, with the raising of seven waka scheduled to take place next Tuesday [9 September]. Until now the only visible structures of the installation, situated at the intersection of Borman Road and Resolution Drive, have been the concrete foundations.
5 SEPTEMBER 2008: Hamilton residents will now be able to surf the web and access emails using their own laptop or other wireless capable devices in the comfortable surroundings of their local library – and all for free.
3 SEPTEMBER 2008: Recognyz 08, the Hamilton Youth Awards are being relaunched with a bang this year! Hamilton City Council are staying mum for now on the big kiwi band headlining the stage on awards night, but with just over a week until nominations close on 12 September, the race is on to get nominations in and be into win a fantastic range of prizes – from VIP passes to iPods, fashion and music to $2000 worth of dream dollars for the Supreme winner to further their passion.
3 SEPTEMBER 2008: Hamilton City Council is calling for artists to think \"creative and dynamic\" when it comes to the V8 Supercars pit lane. Expressions of Interest are now open for the Pit Lane Public Art project, a project which Council hopes will deliver to the city another piece of public art which adds value to the site and reflects Hamilton's unique identity.
2 SEPTEMBER 2008: Hamilton East residents, business owners and community group representatives will have an opportunity next week to have a say about how their area should be shaped in the future.
28 AUGUST 2008: Hamilton library users can now access more than 650 international newspapers from 76 countries hot off the press.
26 AUGUST 2008: The Waikato Museum has been awarded with the Human Rights Commission's New Zealand Diversity Action Programme Award for its outstanding contribution to race relations. The Museum was named as one of 11 recipients of the annual award during a New Zealand Diversity Forum in Auckland on Monday night [August 25].
25 AUGUST 2008: An artwork which 'mingles' the past with the present has been awarded the Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award 2008.
20 AUGUST 2008: An independent post-event analysis of the inaugural Hamilton 400 has shown that the economic impact on the city was approximately 40% greater than originally estimated. The study undertaken by Horwath HTL Limited during the week of the Hamilton 400 says that $28.3 million of new money was generated for the local economy as a result of the city hosting the event.
19 AUGUST 2008: The hundreds of thousands of people who visit Hamilton Gardens each year will soon see a unique new sight in the Paradise Gardens collection. Thanks to a grant of $433,000 from the Lottery Significant Project Fund, Hamilton City Council will be able to complete construction of Te Parapara Garden, New Zealand's first public traditional Māori garden.
14 AUGUST 2008: The Waikato River is expected to reach the 16.0m mark in Hamilton as more water is released from Karapiro today.