Open letter to Mayor and Hamilton City Council

rubbish collection, rubbish bags

Hamilton is a grubby city compared to, for example, Christchurch. Many residential streets are always littered with both bagged and unbagged rubbish, the latter mainly from wrecked rubbish bags. It looks terrible, it stinks, it is unhygienic and it encourages and supports feral animals and rodents.

The sobering reality of Hamilton's CBD

OPINION: I'm excited by some of the ideas coming out in the paper about future river/city projects.

Let's keep the bridge a bridge

	 waikato river

To whom can I write and be heard concerning plans for the pedestrian bridge in Pukete.

A pathway to greater safety

Pedestrian crossing generic

There is a lot of pedestrian traffic across the Victoria Bridge between Hamilton East and the city.

We need Jesse Ryder

Jesse Ryder

For cricket tragics like myself, we tend to start every season with a sense of dreading the inevitable: top-order failures, lack of strike power with the ball, regular mental lapses.

We need better shop fronts

Earthquake generic

many shop fronts and verandas. Unfortunately, the level of maintenance on shops generally can be noted for its absence in most towns around our area and, I suggest, also in the wider community.

Letter: Rodeos are cruel

Huntly Rodeo

Closing the door on the Huntly Rodeo (Times, October 28) is a good thing. Put simply, rodeos are cruel to animals.

Guy Fawkes irrelevant, end the fireworks

Waikato Fireworks Fiesta

Is it not time to end the private sale of fireworks for Guy Fawkes Day?

Riff Raff corner needs a wall

Hamilton, Riff Raff statue

I see we are going to get a Sleaze Pit in the Riff-Raff corner.

A halloween killjoy

Halloween pumpkin

In his Halloween article Paul Barlow comes across as a joyless xenophobe.

Back down memory lane

Euphraisie House

I was shocked to see in the Waikato Times that Euphrasie House is to be demolished.

Credentials don't work

Nanaia Mahuta

I was surprised to hear of Nanaia Mahuta's bid for the Labour leadership.

Save our built heritage

Euphraisie House

I attended a function at the Hamilton City Council on Monday evening to celebrate their commitment to arts and culture.

Mistaken diagnosis risk small


Narelle Henson says that the legalisation of medically assisted death is too risky because of the possibility of mistaken diagnosis.

A great big thank you

parking ticket

Last Thursday I had cause to use the less than user-friendly pay machine in the Pembroke Street Hospital car park.

Council making 'foolish decisions'

Hamilton pensioners worried their council-owned flats will be sold are looking at their options.

Foolish decisions The Waikato Times headline story "Pensioners seek new homes in Waipa" is highly disappointing.

Supporting our elderly


The Hamilton City Council asks us whether selling pensioner housing meets with our approval.

Rating move adverse affect

Open purse and money

I hope we don't see a switch to a capital value rating system at the end of this month.

Euthanasia: Time common sense prevailed


Narelle Henson quotes "legalised death is too great a risk".

Benefit fraud

Hamilton woman Sokha Ly, aka Sokha Singh, discusses her $224,961.01 predicament

Stephen Bright has misunderstood the research of Lisa Marriott from Victoria University

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