Your browser does not support iframes. [175] In 1913 the works was expanded and mains laid over the railway bridge into Hamilton East and along Ohaupo Rd. The 2008 Lonely Planet guide states that "the city's main street has sprouted a sophisticated and vibrant stretch of bars and eateries that on the weekend at least leave Auckland's Viaduct Harbour for dead in the boozy fun stakes. Work Connect offers a combination of group workshops and one-on-one coaching. There are numerous state-integrated Catholic primary schools throughout the city. Find airfares. Check out groups in the Hamilton … The airport also served as a major base for now defunct low-cost airlines Freedom Air and Kiwi Air. All three Anglican schools are boarding and day schools. The first sewage was treated in July 1975 and was fully connected early in 1977. Hamilton Multicultural Services- provides a Waikato Regional Newcomer Skills Matching and Job Search Assistance programme, matching skilled newcomers with businesses that need their skills. It can be about 3 times above the WHO limit, but treatment effects a 5-fold reduction to a level which meets the standards.[201]. "[52] Many of the city's venues and attractions are located on the old Town Belt, including Hamilton Gardens, Waikato Stadium, Seddon Park,and the Hamilton Lake Domain. It was opened along with the Church College of New Zealand, a large high school owned by the church, in the late 1950s. Gas from the Kapuni field in south Taranaki was transported north via a 373 km long, 200 mm diameter pipeline to Papakura in south Auckland, with Hamilton supplied via an offtake at Temple View. There were 54,858 households. Mystery Creek is the country's largest event centre and hosts other events of national importance, such as Parachute Christian Music Festival, the National Car Show and the National Boat Show. Steven and Fitzmaurice, Consulting Engineers, presented a plan to Council early in 1966. [171], It also allowed the city to purchase after 12 years at a price determined by arbitration. The road from Auckland reached Hamilton in 1867 and the railway in December 1877. It was too efficient for private builders, who got the housing factory closed in 1929. Council elections are held every three years and most recently in October 2019. From river level the water is pumped up to 8 reservoirs, which uses 410 kWh of power for each million litres of water pumped. (New Zealand Herald, 1903-10-12)", HCC 2010 a guide to Hamilton's water supply, "LOCAL AND GENERAL. [141] In 2008, on the budget had been over $14m. Shows how much people think the problem in their community are property crimes (home broken, car theft, etc. Its 60 workers[156] produced almost 1400 pre-fabricated railway houses at a peak rate of 400 a year, using rimu and matai from the railway's central North Island forests. [30] However, one article said Kirikiriroa flour was well known. [37] Between 1912 and 1936, Hamilton expanded with new land in Claudelands (1912), Maeroa (1925), and Richmond – modern day Waikato Hospital and northern Melville (1936). The Western remains of the hill are retained by a large concrete wall. Hamilton might not have the ocean on its side, but it lays claim to having one of New Zealand’s best inland beaches. [177] Additions were made to the works as late as 1961. [207] By 1919 only about a third of the city had sewers,[208] but between 1923 and 1925 "considerable progress" was made and sewage reticulation was further extended in 1933. [41] Hamilton reached 1,000 people in 1900, and the town of Frankton merged with the Hamilton Borough in 1917. Hamilton annually hosts the National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek, the southern hemisphere's biggest agricultural trade exhibition. Let us show you the best of New Zealand on other platforms by selecting 'On' and allowing us to share data from your visit(s) with our partners. Encompassing a land area of about 110 km (42 sq mi) on the banks of the Waikato River, Hamilton is part of the wider Hamilton Urban Area, which also encompasses the nearby towns of Ngāruawāhia, Te Awamutu and Cambridge. Several Maori Pa have been part restored at Pukete, Hikuwai and Miropiko along the banks of the Waikato River. [184] To cope with river levels below the intake pipes, a floating pumping platform was installed in 2016. Hamilton has 97 km (60 mi) of on-road, 21 km (13 mi) of off-road and 28 km (17 mi) of riverside cycleways,[107] which link the city centre with the outlying suburbs. With higher rainfall and drainage from the extensive peat land to the west, the water level rose so the narrow peninsula was drowned so forming one larger lake. To view cookie details and how to opt-out, please see our Cookie Policy. A fresh baked cake is the first priority of every celebration. [174], A 100,000 cubic feet (2,800 m3) gasholder was authorised in 1911. Age . The relatively soft and unconsolidated soil material is still being actively eroded by rain and runoff. Work started on laying about 50 tons of pipes in July 1895. The Edge and The Rock, two of New Zealand's most popular radio stations, were originally based in Hamilton. [147] Construction of the $150m bridge over the Waikato is planned between 2020 and 2023. Hamilton also features very high humidity (similar to tropical climates such as Singapore) which can make temperatures feel much warmer or colder than they are. It was originally named Southern Outlet. The local colours are red, yellow and black, and the provincial mascot is Mooloo, an anthropomorphic cow. The site was cleaned up after demolition in the 1990s, but is still monitored by Regional Council for contamination. Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Hamilton, New Zealand on Tripadvisor: See 8,454 traveller reviews and photos of Hamilton tourist attractions. McCaw. Rugby league is also played in Hamilton with the two local teams, Hamilton City Tigers and Hamilton Hornets/College Old Boys, playing in the Premier Division of the Waikato Rugby League. Filters. [217], Hamilton was also late in getting electricity. A disused platform on the ECMT lies beneath the CBD.[152]. [81] It also has its largest concentration of trailer-boat manufacturers such as Buccaneer. Hamilton's station is located in Frankton at the junction of the East Coast Main Trunk line (ECMT) and the North Island Main Trunk line (NIMT). In 2012 the council was prosecuted for a sewage sludge spill[215] and consent conditions were breached in 2013 due to a bacterial problem. COVID-19. J. G. 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Graphic Press. Restaurant. By 1970 peak demands exceeded 45 ML/d with the average annual daily demand being around 25 ML/d, but the site was too small to expand. It is also home to one of the country's premier experimental black box theatres, The Meteor Theatre. The area now covered by the city was originally the site of several Māori villages (kāinga), including Pukete, Miropiko and Kirikiriroa ("long stretch of gravel'), from which the city takes its Māori name. The Hamilton New Zealand Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is located in Temple View, Hamilton. The area now covered by the city was originally the site of several Māori villages, including Kirikiriroa, from which the city takes its Māori name. Hamilton, New Zealand Hotel Deals. Fog is common during winter mornings, especially close to the Waikato River which runs through the city centre. 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It was opened along with the Church College of New Zealand, a large high school owned by the church, in the late 1950s. We are one of the largest real estate services firms with 51,000 employees in approximately 400 offices and 70 countries. Employing 600 people Gallagher has been doing business in Hamilton since 1938. Local Māori were the target of raids by Ngāpuhi during the Musket Wars,[29] and several pā sites from this period can still be found beside the Waikato River. [191] In 1931 the system was upgraded, with larger pipes and an 86 ft (26 m) tower on Ruakiwi Rd, holding 2,600,000 imp gal (11,819,834 l). Hamilton was surrounded by 7 large peat bogs such as Komakorau to the North and Rukuhia and Moanatuatua to the South, as well as many smaller ones all of which have now been drained with only small remnants remaining. Hamilton is also home to Vickers Aircraft Company, a startup aircraft manufacturer making a carbon fibre amphibious aircraft called the Wave. There is also St Mary's Roman Catholic cathedral on the opposite side of the river. [144] In 2018 it was 38,400. Hamilton is host to several large scale music festivals including the Soundscape music festival, which is one of New Zealand's largest street parties. Undergrounding began in 1926, when the 11 kV cable was extended from Peachgrove Rd to Seddon Rd sub-station. Sacred Heart Girls College and St John's College are the integrated Catholic high schools, for girls and boys respectively. Nighttime temperatures are even cooler outside of the city. The main area of population growth is in the Flagstaff-Rototuna area. #2 Best Value of 127 places to stay in Hamilton. [142] Completion is planned for 2022. Our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy explain how we use your data and who our partners are. Both Hamilton East and Hamilton West electorates are considered bellwether seats. Hamilton receives considerable precipitation amounting to around 1,100mm over 125 days per year. Hamilton The city of Hamilton is nestled on the banks of the mighty Waikato River and is known for its walks, gardens, cafes and nightlife. Free Wifi. It lies 80 miles (130 km) above the mouth of the Waikato River. Initially an agricultural service centre, Hamilton now has a diverse economy and is the third fastest growing urban area in New Zealand, behind Pukekohe and Auckland. Just 20 minutes' drive away is Ngāruawāhia, the location of Turangawaewae Marae and the home of Māori King Tuheitia Paki. (New Zealand Herald, 1916-10-09)", "HAMILTON WATER SUPPLY. [31][37] The settlement was founded on 24 August 1864. [153] The new service, known as Te Huia, was expected to be reintroduced in August 2020, but as of December 2020 has not yet been re-introduced. That too ceased operation and the pontoon at Parana Park was removed in 2013. [137] It had a 70 km/h speed limit. Hamilton (Māori: Kirikiriroa) is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. The six road bridges that cross the river[150] are often the focus of morning and evening traffic delays. The 1907 referendum, which approved purchase of the gasworks also agreed to raise a loan for sewage pipes (though rejected a plan for a steam[206] tram). The mayor, P H Watts, proposed buying a second-hand steam plant for £17,000, but it was rejected at a poll on 23 April 1920. Hamilton is also the home of Gallagher Group Ltd, a manufacturer and exporter of electric fencing and security systems. The River bridge was designed by Murray-North Partners and the others by council engineers. Hamilton's climate is oceanic (Köppen: Cfb ), with highly moderated temperatures due to New Zealand's location surrounded by ocean. [82], Recent years have seen the firm establishment of the New Zealand base of the British flight training organisation L3. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 62,763 (49.6%) people were employed full-time, 17,631 (13.9%) were part-time, and 7,095 (5.6%) were unemployed.[68]. [148] The plan for the area says, "it is intended that the arterial routes also make provision for alternative modes of transport such as light rail by maintaining corridors."[149]. That same month, the towns of Hamilton West and Hamilton East merged under a single borough council. Book 9+ rooms . Hamilton is fast becoming a motorsport venue as well. The first railway bridge, the Claudelands Bridge, was opened in 1884. It is jointly owned by Hamilton City and neighbouring district councils. Electricity was sold at 10d (2015 equivalent $15) per kWh. Out of over 130, up to 20 fail each month. Manufacturing and retail are also important to the local economy, as is the provision of health services through the Waikato Hospital. Hamilton (Kirikiriroa in Māori) is an inland city in the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island. ), violent crimes (being mugged or robbed, being attacked or insulted), corruption and other crimes. [186] By 1916[187] a 75-foot-high (23 m) water tower on Lake Rd[188] had been built to give extra pressure, mainly for the Fire Brigade[189] whose station opened in 1917. With the exceptions of the many low hills such as those around the University of Waikato, Hamilton Lake, Beerescourt, Sylvester Road, Pukete and to the west of the city, and an extensive network of gullies, the terrain of the city is relatively flat. The Zoo also offers visitors 'Face2Face' encounters with exotic animals. [140] The extension from Hukanui Road to Tramway Road cost $1.5m in 2005/06, plus $3.3m in 2007/08. With its large tertiary student population at Wintec and Waikato University, approximately 40,000 tertiary students, Hamilton has a significant transient population. The electorates are currently represented by: Education and research are important to the city—Hamilton is home to two institutes of higher education, the University of Waikato and the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec). The statue was designed by Weta Workshop, props makers for The Lord of the Rings films. Check In — / — / — Check Out — / — / — Guests 1 room, 2 adults, 0 children Guests 1 2. Other local attractions include Hamilton Zoo, the Waikato Museum, the Hamilton Astronomical Society Observatory, the Arts Post art gallery, and the SkyCity casino. [8], The settlement was named by Colonel William Moule after Captain John Fane Charles Hamilton,[9] the commander of HMS Esk, who was killed in the battle of Gate Pā, Tauranga. [30] A chapel and house were built at Kirikiriroa for visiting clergy,[32] presumably after Benjamin Ashwell established his mission near Taupiri. Initially it ran from Avalon Drive to River Road at Flagstaff, via Pukete Bridge. Properties taking safety measures. [93] An ongoing classical concert series featuring world class musicians[94] is held throughout the year at the Gallagher Concert Chamber, organised by the University of Waikato, Conservatorium of Music. $0-$289 + Price per night. 11, Pp. The ash they carried formed the main Hinuera Surface into an alluvial fan of volcanic ash, which extends north of Hamilton and drops about 60 m (200 ft) from Karapiro. A 2007 study said it was between 22.5 and 14 ka. By 1904 complaints were being made about the blocked insanitary drain between Victoria and Anglesea Streets, resulting in a faltering start on a night soil service. In addition to above, we use other cookies and analytics to provide a better site experience. Hamilton also has a two private primary maternity hospitals, which are fully funded by the Waikato District Health Board, Waterford Birth Centre and River Ridge East Birth Centre. Hamilton City is approximately 130 kilometres south of Auckland City and enjoys a welcoming spirit, rich history and vast array of local attractions. New Zealand; Offices; Hamilton; Hamilton. Beerescourt; Bader; Crawshaw; Deanwell; Dinsdale; Fitzroy; Forest Lake; Frankton; Glenview; Grandview Heights; Hamilton Central; Hamilton North; Hamilton West; Livingstone; Maeroa; Melville; Nawton; Peacocke; Pukete; Rotokauri; St Andrews; Stonebridge; Te Rapa; Temple View; Thornton; Western Heights; Whitiora. Tainui Group Holdings Ltd, the commercial arm of the Waikato tribe, is one of Hamilton's largest property developers. Unlisted Company (50) Extrastaff NZ (35) Waikato Institute of Technology (23) Alignz Recruitment (22) Agoge Recruitment (19) 1st Call Recruitment (14) OneStaff Hamilton Ltd (13) Adecco (13) Drake New Zealand (12) Department of Conservation (11) HAYS (11) Find the top-rated and best-reviewed tours and activities in Hamilton, New Zealand for 2020. This major urban centre has been gaining traction particularly because of its affordable housing and increased economic opportunities. Southwell School is a private co-educational Anglican primary school. [178] Waikato coal was mixed with coal shipped via Greymouth and Raglan from 1964 until 25 March 1970, when Hamilton switched to natural gas and the gasworks closed. A round of the WRC was held in 2006 and the annual V8 Supercars race on a street circuit started in 2008 and ended in 2012. [112] A $6.7m, 2.7 km (1.7 mi) Western Rail Trail opened in 2017 linking Glenview, Melville, and Deanwell, Hamilton Girls’ High School, Wintec and the city centre.[113]. With an estimated population of 160,000, Hamilton is New Zealand's fourth largest city, with most other upper North Island towns and cities within a 2 hour drive. [13] The statue's removal has been linked to calls for the removal of statues of figures associated with colonialism and racism in New Zealand and the world, which were precipitated by the protests related to the killing of George Floyd. In its present form the landscape originated around 20,000 years ago (20 ka), after the Oruanui eruption at Taupo. There was some work on piping new areas in 1966, but work on the major trunks and interceptors didn't start until 1969 and building at Pukete sewage works started in January 1972. 6,456 reviews. The Hamilton City Council is building a 2/4-lane arterial road, Wairere Drive, through the northern and eastern suburbs to form a 25 km suburban ring road with State Highway 1, which is due for completion in early 2015.,[54] while the New Zealand Transport Agency plans to complete the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway by 2019, easing congestion taking State Highway 1 out of the city and bypassing it to the east.[55]. Search. [7] Hamilton Gardens is the region's most popular tourist attraction. Hamilton has six public libraries located throughout the city with the Central Library housing the main reference and heritage collection. After the war in the Waikato, large areas of land (1.2 Million Acres), including the area of the present city of Hamilton were unjustly confiscated by the Crown under the New Zealand Settlements Act 1863. The city is home to New Zealand's largest aircraft manufacturer, Pacific Aerospace, which manufactured its 1,000th aircraft in August 2009, and previously Micro Aviation NZ which manufactured and exported high-quality microlight aircraft. [160], Frankton also was home to the Way and Works depot, still in operation as the KiwiRail Network depot. '[163] St Paul's Collegiate School is a private high school for boys, also accepting girls from Year 11. Further development is planned in the Rototuna and Peacocke suburbs. [105], The New Zealand Household Travel Survey 2015 - 2018 said that 86% of Hamilton trip legs were made by car (60% as driver, 26% as passenger), 10% were walking, 2% cycling and 1% by bus.[106]. Sailing takes place on Hamilton lake for 9 months of the year. [204] A 12 million litre reservoir will be added at Ruakura in 2020. Declared a borough in 1877 and a city in 1945, it was named for [220], The problem was resolved by a link to Horahora Power Station completed, like Frankton, in 1913. [56] There has been significant development of lifestyle blocks adjacent to the Hamilton Urban Area, in particular Tamahere, and Matangi. The gateway to the Central North Island, Hamilton (Kirikiriroa in Maori) is New Zealand’s largest inland city, straddling the superb Waikato River. The Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway, due for completion in 2020, or possibly 2021,[114] will shift SH 1 to the east of Hamilton City, effectively bypassing the city and easing congestion between commuting city traffic and through traffic. [126] It linked to SH3 along Normandy Drive. [188], The 1930 Hillsborough Terrace Water Treatment Station had a maximum continuous capacity slightly over 30 megalitres per day (ML/d). Likewise, summers can be some of the warmest in the country with temperatures rising over 28 °C (82 °F), on an annual basis. The city is also well known as a destination for national and international events from sporting matches such as rugby, cricket, netball, rowing and boxing to concerts and festivals. Hamilton is growing annually, with populations of 176,500 for the urban area and 176,500 for the territorial authority (June 2020s). However, all international flights have now been discontinued, primarily due to a small market. Development is focused on the northern end of the city although in 2012 the council made a decision to balance the city's growth by approving an urban development to the south. [192] Until 1939 on Sundays visitors could climb the tower for 6d. [138] The extension to Hukanui Rd was on the 2009 map. Best Hamilton Hotels on Tripadvisor: Find 6,167 traveller reviews, 1,733 candid photos, and prices for hotels in Hamilton, New Zealand. [110] The City's design guide says the preferred width for cycleways is 3 m (9.8 ft). InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Hamilton - Central to Auckland - Central hourly. Every year, the temple hosts a large Christmas lighting show which attracts large crowds from all over the country. The original hill ran from the present Wintec site eastwards to the old post office (now casino). The Narrows bridge was closed for reconstruction of its piles in September 2010. As of 2016, the city continues to grow rapidly. [10] On 10 March 2013 a statue of Captain Hamilton was given to the city by the Gallagher Group;[11] a gesture that has since been viewed as controversial by some. Well-known for its underground wonders, black sand surf beaches and rolling green hills, the Hamilton - Waikato region of New Zealand offers a wealth of nature-based activities and attractions surrounding a … Research at the Ruakura research centres have been responsible for much of New Zealand's innovation in agriculture. The city of Hamilton is located on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, which is best appreciated from one of the scenic riverside walks or boat cruise.
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