Hamilton City and Regional Council rates had gone up to unaffordable amounts. Both rates have a percentage for the water. This year City Council added additional rates for Government compliance approved by the Councilors. In addition to all these do we need "Three Waters" reforms which may end up with another new Council Water rate in the future?
Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.
The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.
The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
Here's a cool idea for communicating with your neighbours without technology or breaching alert level rules...
Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.
- Green is for I'm OK
- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in
- Red is for an emergency
This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while also looking out for others in your community.
Our virtual children's programmes return in full this week, with activities to suit all age groups. You don't need to be a member to join in. Links available here, via website events or facebook events.