Exceptional Hamiltonians to receive Civic Awards
A long-serving St Johns volunteer, a dedicated zoo host and a local rugby league club founder will be among the 13 recipients of the 2013 Hamilton Civic Awards this week.
The Civic Awards recognise the efforts of tireless and proactive residents who have undertaken considerable voluntary work throughout their lives.
Christmas Cheer with the Mayor
Join Mayor Julie Hardaker on the 9th floor of the Hamilton City Council building. Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 December 2013. From here you can take in the view of the huge Christmas Tree, Garden Place lighting and the cityscape while you enjoy some festive cheer.
Hamilton defers decision on fluoridation of city's water supply
Hamilton City Council today decided 7 votes to 5 to defer a decision on whether or not to re-fluoridate the City’s water supply.
This follows a decision to remove it following a Tribunal in June and a subsequent referendum in October that saw 70% of voters asking for fluoride to be put back.
Councils go to Water Alert Level One
Residents in the Hamilton, Waikato and Waipa districts are being asked to limit the use of sprinkler systems following today’s introduction of Water Alert Level 1.
Water Alert Level 1 means residents can use their sprinklers between 6-8am and 6-8pm with hand-held hoses allowed at any time.
Have a safer summer with Hamilton pools water safety classes
Summer is here, so it's time to think about how safe your family is in, on and under the water. Hamilton Pools have some excellent courses which will help ensure you're safe this summer as you enjoy the country's beaches, rivers and lakes.
2014 Chiefs jersey dresses up Fairfield Bridge
It's one of the city's famous landmarks, and for one day, it wore the jersey of one of the region's famous teams. The 2014 Chiefs Super Rugby jersey hung from the Fairfield Bridge today.
Grant boosts Tudor Garden development
The EB Firth Charitable Trust has made a grant of $100,000 to the Tudor Garden project at Hamilton Gardens. Gardens Director Peter Sergel says it's a major boost for the project.
Little zebra is Hamilton Zoo's latest arrival
Another bouncing baby has arrived at Hamilton Zoo! A zebra foal was born on Sunday night, boosting the zoo's zebra herd to six.
New terms of reference for Council of Elders, Youth Council
Council has adopted new terms of reference for the Youth Council and the Council of Elders.
Hamilton Christmas City comes alive
Hamilton is once again transforming itself into the home of festive cheer with a number of initiatives rolling out for Hamilton Christmas City.
Bronze Sapper Moore-Jones statue gifted to the City
Hamilton City Council has approved a bronze statue of Sapper Horace Moore-Jones being gifted to the City by the Theatre of the Impossible Trust (TOTI).
The 3.5 metre high artwork by artist Matt Gauldie will contribute to commemorating the Centennials of WW1 (2014) and the Gallipoli Campaign (2015).
The artwork includes a bronze statue of a kneeling Horace Moore-Jones on a 2 metre high plinth. The plinth will be clad in stone, reflecting the harsh battlefield terrain of Gallipoli/Çanakkale.
Baby bison goes on display at Hamilton Zoo
There's another little cutie at Hamilton Zoo! A month-old North American bison calf goes on display this weekend. The as yet un-named male was born on 22 October, and has already doubled his bodyweight.