Posts Tagged ‘Hamilton’

Community pantries are welcomed in Hamilton

Monday, August 27th, 2018

There are six spots in Hamilton where like-minded people have established small community pantries. Take what you need, share what you can. That is the message. Read more

Bishop Stephen Lowe ordained in packed Hamilton cathedral

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

After Bishop Stephen Lowe was ordained as the third Bishop of Hamilton on February 13, he told the people that God does amazing things using simple things. The use of water in Baptism and bread and wine in Communion are examples of this, Bishop Lowe said. “With sinful and weak men, [the Lord’s] priesthood lives Read more

Move to make Hamilton a compassionate city

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The Waikato Interfaith Council (WIFCO) is  launching a Compassionate City initiative. They are calling for support from anyone who is interested in making Hamilton a Compassionate City The initiative will begin with a gathering to explain some of the concepts, to familiarise people with the Compassionate Cities world movement. The International Institute for Compassionate Cities supports Read more

Three Aust. bishops knew about paedophile priest

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Three successive bishops in an Australian diocese knew a paedophile priest was abusing children and one of them warned bishops in England, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea about him, an inquiry has been told. The priest, Father Denis McAlinden, also moved from Maitland-Newcastle diocese to New Zealand for several months in 1984, relieving in Read more

Hamilton City council votes against hosting Erotica Expo

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Hamilton City councillors have voted nine to one against the Erotica Expo being held in the Claudelands Events Centre next year. Councillor Maria Westphal who chaired the strategy and policy meeting yesterday said “It was a balance between losing the money and not upsetting a large portion of the community.”  She said the expo did not match Hamilton’s “family friendly values”.

Councillor Ewan Wilson, who was alone in voting in favour of the expo, was “completely frustrated” with the decision. He said his “ultra conservative” co-councillors were “running very scared” after the V8’s debacle and were vote hunting. Wilson said no firm potential revenue was given for the two-to-three day event, but between $50,000 and $60,000 per year was the figure “bandied about” for what would have likely become an annual event.

The Erotica Expo’s promoters are still mulling over their options after obtaining legal advice that the councillors’ decision could be open to challenge through the courts. Spokesman David Crow said it was most definitely not the end of the road. He said the council had no authority under the Local Government Act to have made the decision on moral grounds, and “we have challenged and won against the Auckland City Council on a similar basis”.

The Claudelands Events Centre is facing a loss of up to $1.7 million in its first year, and a working group had been formed to reduce costs and increase custom.

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Operating losses hasten end for Euphrasie House in Hamilton

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Fifty boarders at Euphrasie House in Hamilton East have nowhere to live next year with closure of the school hostel being brought forward.

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