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27 MARCH 2008: The total ban on sprinkler use in Hamilton will continue indefinitely due to the persistent drought conditions in the city and surrounding region.
26 MARCH 2008: Hamilton Zoo is offering Hamiltonians the opportunity to have their trees pruned free of charge while providing tasty fare for its resident giraffes.
20 MARCH 2008: Waikato tourism operators are being invited to participate in reinforcing the region as a destination through the Visit Hamilton Tourism Conference 2008 on 31 March 2008 from 1pm-10pm.
10 MARCH 2008: Waikato Museum has just completed its most successful February in terms of visitor numbers since 2000.
7 MARCH 2008: Hamilton Zoo has become the first zoo in New Zealand to attain accreditation from the Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria (ARAZPA).
6 MARCH 2008: The first tangible works in the development of a new landmark facility at Claudelands Events Centre will begin this month as the historic Claudelands Grandstand is set to be relocated east.
5 MARCH 2008: Graffiti, litter and community spirit will be the target for over 500 volunteers hitting the streets of Enderley for a clean up this weekend. As part of Hamilton City Council's graffiti co-ordination work Council is joining forces with the New Zealand Police, Enderley residents and hundreds of Mormon Helping Hands volunteers to stage the Enderley Working Bee.
4 MARCH 2008: A complete ban on sprinkler use in Hamilton will continue until the end of March following a review of local and regional conditions. The ban will be subject to a formal assessment of the situation every fortnight and if conditions improve significantly consideration will be given to lifting the ban earlier.
25 FEBRUIARY 2008: General Manager Environmental Services Graeme Fleming is leaving Council to head up what is thought to be New Zealand's biggest environmental project.
21 FEBRUARY 2008: Council has established a free service for Hamiltonians to recycle their mercury lighting, adding a further dimension to its energy efficiency initiatives.
15 FEBRUARY 2008: Hamilton City Councillors are proposing an average rates rise for existing city ratepayers of 5.09 per cent following a meeting this week to consider the 2008/09 Annual Plan.
11 FEBRUARY 2008: Hamilton City Libraries patrons have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favourite State Northern Knights at several community libraries this week.
11 FEBRUARY 2008: A much-valued member of the Hamilton City Council team recently celebrated the extraordinary achievement of 50 years service to the city.
8 FEBRUARY 2008: Hamilton City Councillors meet next week to consider the Proposed Annual Plan for the 2008/09 financial year with the likelihood that the average rate rise will be below what was forecast in the long-term plan.
5 FEBRUARY 2008: With just over two months to the Hamilton 400 V8 Supercars street race, the race is on to finalise preparations for the track for what will be Hamilton's and the country's largest event and an action-packed weekend.
4 FEBRUARY 2008: Hamilton Zoo has today released a NZ falcon chick at Kakepuku Mountain, celebrating the city's first successful raising of this rare bird of prey.
31 JANUARY 2008: 40km/h variable speed zones have arrived at 18 Hamilton primary and intermediate schools, highlighting another dimension to Council's road safety initiatives as school returns for term one. The 40km/h variable speed zones programme will be launched on Tuesday [5 Feb] at Fairfield Intermediate School by Hamilton mayor Bob Simcock and Minister of Transport Hon. Annette King.
31 JANUARY 2008: Hamilton City Council is introducing a total ban on domestic garden sprinklers until further notice in order to reduce the amount of water being used by the city. It is the first time in more than 20 years such a measure has been taken.
24 JANUARY 2008: Hamilton City Council is hosting another V8 Trader Forum next week. The forums are designed to give Hamilton retailers and hospitality operators the inside track on what to expect of New Zealand's largest annual event.
21 JANUARY 2008: Hamilton is coursing through water at an unprecedented rate, causing concern that a sprinkler ban may need to be put in force.