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Waikato – open for business

Sep 20th, 2014 | By

The Waikato District Council has launched what it describes as an online prospectus – Open Waikato – a website designed for would-be investors, district newcomers and visitors.

“This is a fantastic resource for people who want to invest, live or visit the Waikato as it provides economic data, fact sheets on our towns and video case studies of businesses establishing themselves in the district,” said Mayor Allan Sanson.

The Waikato is simply New Zealand’s best business and lifestyle location, the council claims on Open Waikato’s economic overview page.

Trainer planes fly later

Sep 19th, 2014 | By

Daylight saving begins on Sunday, September 28 and with it comes a change to the time to which aircraft on circuit training flights can operate at the Hamilton Airport.

The Hamilton Airport Community Liaison Group advises that from September 28 the training craft will be able to fly 30 minutes later until 10.30pm.

The change has no effect on other aircraft – they may fly in and out of the airport after 10.30pm.

Go car free and win

Sep 18th, 2014 | By

Waikato people are being encouraged to jump on a bus, enjoy a cycle or walk to work, or car pool as a way to celebrate World Car Free Day next week.

As a thank you to people who opt to travel on any of Waikato Regional Council’s bus services during a five-day car-free promotion from September 22 to 26, passengers could win one of 10 $50 BUSIT cards. Visit Waikato Region Car Free for details.

For details on buses serving Tamahere click here for the fare and timetable.

Do right by weeds

Sep 17th, 2014 | By

Spring’s a time for getting back into the garden to clear away unwanted weeds and prepare properties for the joys of summer.

But it’s also a time when those unwanted weeds can end up being dumped in inappropriate places, raising the risks of weeds spreading and causing a headache for other property owners.

“We appeal to Waikato people to make sure they do the right thing when they’re dumping weeds cleared away in spring,” says Waikato Regional Council biosecurity team leader Wendy Mead.

Gone, home to follow

Sep 16th, 2014 | By

Move Managers has had several clients they haven’t met.

The company, now into its fourth year of helping Waikato residents who are on the move, has also had other clients its only briefly encountered before they’ve dashed to the airport for business trips, transfers or long planned holidays.

While there is no typical client, as I said here, they all have anxiety in common and being a high functioning professional doesn’t make you exempt.

Sing out for bellbird

Sep 16th, 2014 | By
A bellbird or korimako feeding on nectar

A male bellbird has been spotted feeding in trees in a Hamilton gully, sparking a call from Hamilton Halo project partners for residents to report sightings.

Bellbirds or korimako are endemic to New Zealand but until recently had been virtually unseen in Hamilton.

A member of the public contacted Hamilton City Council last week after hearing what he thought was a bellbird’s distinctive song in AJ Seeley Gully at Claudelands.

Lions debate dinner

Sep 8th, 2014 | By

Just two days before the election, the Tamahere Lions Club will host its first dinner meeting with the apt theme of pre-election debate.

The club, which formed earlier this year and is growing fast, will hold its dinner meeting at Gails of Tamahere, Devine Rd, on Thursday, September 18 at 7pm.

Drinks will be available and dinner will cost $25.

Hautapu-SH 1 junction ends

Sep 8th, 2014 | By
changes ahead

Hautapu Rd’s access to State Highway 1 closed permanently today.

The closure follows the recent re-opening of Pickering Rd, which along with Racecourse Rd will now provide access to SH 1 and Hautapu Rd.

Traffic on SH1 also now travels the first new section of the Waikato Expressway between Pencarrow Road and Duncan Road.

Anxiety goes before move

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

Move Managers is now into its fourth year of helping Waikato residents who are on the move.

We’re often asked who a typical client is. The answer is there isn’t one – every client has different needs, different worries and different reasons for moving house or selling a property.

If there is one common denominator, however, it’s anxiety.

Nursery gets more helpers

Sep 1st, 2014 | By

The Tamahere Plant Nursery is in line for a boost in helpers after a recent event at the nursery proved popular.

The Devine Rd nursery hosted a plant identification, collection and propagation workshop on August 23 as part of the recent Hamilton City Council gully restoration seminar series. It drew around 30 people.

Many of the workshop attendees expressed an interest in the nursery’s monthly workshops, with the first since the event on this Sunday, September 7.

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