21 days ago

Online shopping for your pets ๐Ÿฆฎ๐Ÿˆ

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

Head over to our website to view products that you can now purchase for your fur babies and get delivered straight to your door step!

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4 hours ago

new HCC targeted rate

Geraldine from Frankton

While watching the online council discussions today I learnt that the 5 year targeted 'govt compliance' rate of 4.5% will after the 5 years carry on and be added into the general rate, not come to an end as I had assumed. So 8.9% will then be the baseline for rates increases. The council is getting better and better at hiding the details.

1 day ago

We Say/You Say: Electric Scooters

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi Hamilton,

Should electric scooters stay or go?

Electric scooters are set to stay on Hamilton Streets with pedestrian and user safety remaining a concern.

Hamilton City Council's Infrastructure Operations Committee approved the extension to operate indefinitely and has opened up a previously exclusive contract to other operators.

Councillor Sarah Thomson said she had heard from the disabled community and older residents that sharing the footpath with scooter riders could be a terrifying experience, and she had recently experienced a close call herself with a scooter rider.

"I was coming around a corner, I was pushing [my son] Leo in a pram and I nearly collided with someone riding a scooter. Leo, who is 10-and-a-half months old, would have been the first one hit."

The committee has attempted to address these concerns, with three-monthly reports needing to be submitted to ensure companies and scooter riders are adhering to regulations. Public liability insurance worth $2 million will also be required from each operator.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in the Hamilton Press.

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1 hour ago

What's On: Waikato Horticultural Society

Sally from Hamilton East

Sheryn Dean [writer for The NZ Gardener] will speak on growing all sorts of edibles in the Waikato. Free to Soc Members, $5 for visitors
Waikato Horticultural Society
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