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3 FEBRUARY 2009: A total ban on domestic sprinklers could in place in Hamilton by the weekend if residents don't take immediate steps to reduce water consumption.
2 FEBRUARY 2009: The newly refurbished Claudelands Grandstand will be officially opened this Wednesday [4 February] – marking the next chapter in the rich history of this historic building.
29 JANUARY 2009: Rising demand for water and fine weather forecasts has seen Hamilton's water alert level raised to alert level 2 today. This change means sprinkler systems are now permitted between 6am-8am and 6pm-8pm on alternate days only. There are no restrictions on commercial/non residential properties at this stage.
29 JANUARY 2009: Hamilton City Council is bringing residents up-to-date with a new strategy outlining the environmental management of the Waikato River for the next 50 years. The strategy is the culmination of a multi-agency project aimed at addressing river instability hazards of which Hamilton City Council was a member.
29 JANUARY 2009: Hamilton’s boundaries are to be extended in the east and north of the city to cope with future expansion as part of an agreement between Hamilton City Council and Waikato District Council.
28 JANUARY 2009: Hamilton City Council has signed off its Proposed 2009-2019 Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP) and budget for community consultation. The plan reflects the tight economic environment and incorporates significant spending cuts while ensuring major city infrastructure investments are protected and future growth is catered for.
21 JANUARY 2009: Hamilton's city-wide Environmental Sustainability Strategy will have some heavy weight behind it when it is launched this Thursday. Environment Minister the Honourable Dr Nick Smith will be the keynote speaker as the city reveal's its vision to engage residents and businesses in the changes needed to make Hamilton a sustainable city.
19 JANUARY 2009: As hearings commence today to consider renewal of the city's water take consent Hamilton City Council says the application process has delivered an extremely positive level of co-operation between Council, Environment Waikato and other major water users – one which they say bodes very well for the future health and sustainable management of the Waikato River.
22 DECEMBER 2008: The first stage of the CityHeart revitalisation is set to commence on 7 January with Victoria Street improvements starting between Hood and Collingwood Streets.
22 DECEMBER 2008: Christmas has come early for Hamilton Zoo, with the arrival of two new female chimpanzees.
19 DECEMBER 2008: Hamilton residents are encouraged to share their stories on a new website designed to act as a community 'knowledge basket'.
18 DECEMBER 2008: The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has approved $1,072,500 funding (55% of the $1,950,000 project) for the investigation and design phases of the Access Hamilton, Wairere Drive 4-Laning – Pukete Road to Resolution Drive – project.
12 DECEMBER 2008: Hamilton Zoo's study of a native species of frog has received a boost thanks to an Environmental Grant from Canon New Zealand. The facility was one of three recipients of the Grant and was selected from 40 submissions from throughout the country.
11 DECEMBER 2008: 93 year old beekeeper and Meals on Wheels deliverer, Dudley Lorimer, is much more used to being the one dishing out the good stuff. But this Friday, after a lifetime of service to business and the community, Dudley will join ten other great Hamiltonians in receiving a 2008 Hamilton Civic Award.
10 DECEMBER 2008: The four growth propositions outlined in the proposed Hamilton Urban Growth Strategy (HUGs) were adopted at a full Council meeting today.
10 DECEMBER 2008: Fans will have the opportunity to enjoy the best of New Zealand theatre right here in Hamilton at the Clarence St Theatre in 2009.
8 DECEMBER 2008: Forty-eight finalists from throughout New Zealand have been selected from 90 entrants for the Waiclay National Ceramics Award 2008. The finalists' entries will go on display at Waikato Museum this week as part of an exhibition also featuring work by some of the country's most well known ceramic artists.
5 DECEMBER 2008: An exhibition providing an insight into the lives of refugees will open at Waikato Museum next Wednesday [10 December] at 10am – coinciding with celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
3 DECEMBER 2008: Hamilton’s new central city Christmas tree is nearing completion with lights and decoration on track to be completed this weekend.
3 DECEMBER 2008: Council is trialling a street closure for Hood and part of Alexandra streets over the next six months. The trial involves installing retractable bollard fittings in the roadway that will recess underground when not in use.