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2008-10-09 15:00:26

With Air New Zealand planning to suspend all but two weekly international flights out of Hamilton, Waikato Times readers have reacted strongly to the national carrier's move. A selection of responses are printed below: Greg Fletcher: I think it is terrible. Air New Zealand used to be a great airline to fly. It has put profits before anything else. I flew Air New Zealand to Christchurch in September and was disgusted by the service. I fly to Australia often and am sorry to say Air New...

2008-10-09 15:00:26

By RASMUSSEN, Warwick; FEEK, Belinda Hamilton International Airport is unlikely to get a lifeline from rival transtasman airlines to fill the void left by Air New Zealand. Three airlines spoken to yesterday appeared lukewarm, at best, to the suggestion of starting Hamilton services, after Air New Zealand announced it was canning all but two international flights from the city from March next year. Waikato Times readers, airport users and industry players have pushed for another airline...

2008-10-07 15:00:28

By RASMUSSEN, Warwick We want our international flights to continue out of Hamilton - we just want more of them at better times and at cheaper prices. That was the clear message from dozens of readers who responded to Saturday's Waikato Times report that Hamilton airport might lose its international status if passenger numbers don't improve. Annette Tofaeono said she used to fly Freedom Air out of Hamilton to visit family on the Gold Coast, but now flew Emirates out of Auckland. The...

2008-10-03 15:00:31

A long-serving doctor fell to his death at Waikato Hospital yesterday, the Waikato Times understands. Waikato Hospital officials and police confirmed the man's body was found about 10.30am. But both sets of officials are saying little else. The Times understands the man parked his Porsche in the new multi- storey carparking building and was found shortly after. Police said the man's death was not being treated as suspicious. The Times understands the man was a rheumatology...

2008-10-01 15:00:39

Once again it is apparent that slightly wider knowledge of chemistry is needed by many, including Christine Cave (Waikato Times letters, September 19). The essential factor with all elements that may reach into our lives, is that of quantity and balance. For example, the near relation of fluorine, is iodine, which is most important as an iodide in its prevention of mental defects due to the low levels sometimes present in our diet. In the same way, other elements can be safe and...

2008-09-23 15:00:34

June Vincent-Humphreys (Waikato Times letters, September 16) offers a solution to people worried about the health concerns related to tasers - "stop doing whatever it is or was that upset the peace of the realm''. Unfortunately, reality tells us the police are regularly called to restrain people experiencing a mental health crisis (often some form of psychosis). Does June advocate the same advice in this situation? If so, I'm sure psychiatrists and psychologists around the world would love to...

2008-09-16 15:00:18

We turn back the Times 99, 50 and 25 years ago to see what Waikato Times readers were reading about. From Hamilton City Library files -------------------- 99 YEARS AGO Huntly. On Thursday night the washhouse attached to Mrs Archer's boarding- house was destroyed by fire. Owing to the efforts of a large band of willing workers, the outhouses and main building were saved. The loss is covered by insurance. 50 YEARS AGO Auckland The best and biggest free exhibition in...

2008-09-08 15:00:29

Catalyst IT founder Don Christie is speaking in Hamilton next week. Mr Christie will speak at The Hub at Wintec in Hamilton on September 8 from noon to 1.30pm. His address will be on Using Open Source to Build Innovative Solutions, as well as sharing his key to success in terms of turning concepts into reality. The event is being run by the NZ Computer Society (NZCS). For more information email david@hallett.co.nz. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-08 15:00:27

By NEEMS, Jeff The number of Waikato hits on Google indicates we're an inquisitive lot, reports Jeff Neems . -------------------- RANKINGS: Waikato's position, compared to other regions over the past 12 months, for randomly selected Google search topics First for: Waikato, education, alcohol, photography, news, environment, Waikato Times, Fonterra. Second: university, jobs, dairy, milk, government. Third: sport, tax. Fourth: school, cheap flights Fifth: film, Olympics Results from...

2008-08-28 15:00:46

I totally agree with the comments by Bill Cronin (Waikato Times letters, August 21) about the New Zealand Country Music Awards at the Founders Theatre. We were seated near the front, to one side. As soon as the show started, dazzling rotating strobe lights pierced our eyes, so intense that it was painful. People around us were shielding their eyes with their hands. That is to say nothing of the thick smoke and the excessively loud music at ear- splitting decibels. We were...


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