Hamilton Book Month will be on in August with 21 events including both literary icons and exciting new talent.Read more
Tamahere councillor Aksel Bech has responded to the “very passionate and plentiful” outpouring following the Waikato District Council’s axing of resident’s access to the Hamilton city libraries.
In a lengthy reply to comments on this and other stories, and on social media, Bech wrote that “clearly the arrangement giving access to Hamilton’s libraries for the southern part of WDC (Tamahere and Matangi particularly) is dearly valued by many.”
“This was never in doubt and many, including myself, hold the view that as WDC ratepayers we actually need more and better access to library services locally.Read more
Tamahere and Matangi book lovers who use the Hamilton city libraries will have to pay to continue to do so in 12 months’ time.
An overwhelming majority of district residents wanted continued access to nearby town libraries under a long-running Waikato district council-funded scheme but access to the Hamilton libraries alone is to be axed.
Access to libraries in the Waipa, Matamata-Piako and Hauraki district will remain free for neighbouring Waikato residents.Read more
The Waikato District Council is reviewing the arrangement that gives Tamahere residents access to Hamilton city’s libraries.
Every year the council pays more than $300,000 for residents to access such library services and it wants feedback on whether the arrangement should continue.
The council wants views on whether residents use neighbouring councils’ libraries or if they’d prefer another option.Read more