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. [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. Best Hamilton Hotels on Tripadvisor: Find 6,167 traveller reviews, 1,733 candid photos, and prices for hotels in Hamilton, New Zealand. It now cleans 40 million litres (11,000,000 US gal)/day, which is aerated for about 2 hours in a sedimentation tank, disinfected with chlorine, dechlorinated with sulphur dioxide and discharged into the Waikato through a diffuser outfall on the river bed. [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. Between 1845 and 1855 crops such as wheat, fruit and potatoes were exported to Auckland, with up to 50 canoes serving Kirikiriroa. There are numerous state-integrated Catholic primary schools throughout the city. After the eruption Lake Taupo rose to about 145 m (476 ft) above the present lake. It’s currently one of the fastest growing urban areas in the country. Auckland. Hamilton is growing annually, with populations of 176,500 for the urban area and 176,500 for the territorial authority (June 2020s). The first Chief Electrical Engineer was Mr A Beale, followed by Lloyd Mandeno, (1913–1916) and Israel (Jack) Webster, who stayed for nearly 40 years. Fog is common during winter mornings, especially close to the Waikato River which runs through the city centre. A telegraph line from Auckland came shortly after the invasion,[166] reaching Whatawhata, Te Awamutu and Cambridge by October 1864. Hamilton originated as a military settlement on the site of a deserted Maori village. [34] By the time British settlers arrived after 1863, most of these villages had been abandoned as a result of the land confiscation, also known as Raupatu. Waikato. What companies run services between Hamilton, New Zealand and Auckland, New Zealand? We also use cookies to show you the best of New Zealand on other platforms. VR Hamilton Hotel. The government estimated the Waikato area had a Maori population of 3,400 at the same time. New Kiwi Career Success- a three day training course and follow-up workshop supporting skilled migrants to deve… See our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy to understand how you can manage cookies. [89][90][91] The city also hosts the Opus Chamber Orchestra which draws musicians from around the Waikato Region[92] and is the home of the New Zealand Chamber Soloists. Downstream from Hamilton contaminants increased 10 times between the 1950s and the early 1970s. The latter includes Te Winika, one of the best-preserved waka taua (Māori war canoe) from the pre-colonisation era. 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Reset. [41] Hamilton reached 1,000 people in 1900, and the town of Frankton merged with the Hamilton Borough in 1917. Check out groups in the Hamilton … 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). [202] Average use in 2010 was 224 litres per day per person. [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. Come take a closer look at some of the interesting neighbourhoods in its vicinity. [40] The first traffic bridge between Hamilton West and Hamilton East, known as the Union Bridge, opened in 1879. We use cookies to provide you with a better experience on this site. When it finally closed in the 1990s it was very dilapidated, but NZHPT supported restoration of the Category 1 historic place, retaining original windows, big sliding doors and the saw-tooth roof. As of 2016, the city continues to grow rapidly. 2002. Both Hamilton East and Hamilton West electorates are considered bellwether seats. [158] The sawmill also produced everything else such as signal masts and boxes, bridges, sleepers, and even furniture for railway stations. Hamilton is host to several large scale music festivals including the Soundscape music festival, which is one of New Zealand's largest street parties. The earth was taken 4 km north to partly fill the Maeroa gully adjacent to the Central Baptist Church on Ulster Street, the main road heading north.[63]. 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. Our Hamilton team consists of 25 professionals. [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]. [180], By 1890 complaints were being made of a shortage of water in the wells and tanks. 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. The airport also served as a major base for now defunct low-cost airlines Freedom Air and Kiwi Air. Hobbiton Movie Set & Farms Tours is 40 minutes' drive away. It was too efficient for private builders, who got the housing factory closed in 1929. In 1911 the Privy Council set the purchase price at ₤34,402/14/3d ($5.7m at 2017 prices),[173] half of which was for goodwill. The new secondary school opened in 2016.[163]. 33kV gas- and oil-filled cables were laid from 1960 and switched on in April 1974. Hamilton is also home to Vickers Aircraft Company, a startup aircraft manufacturer making a carbon fibre amphibious aircraft called the Wave. [108][109] These cycleways consist of a mixture of dedicated cycle lanes, which are 1-metre-wide strips either coloured green or with a painted outline of a cycle and mixed use cycle/walk ways which are mainly located alongside the Waikato River. Hamilton is New Zealand’s fourth largest city – and it is growing pretty fast. Get Hamilton's weather and area codes, time zone and DST. When, in 1926, government cuts reduced the need for railway houses, the factory also started to supply houses for local councils. [87] There are many other small suburban shopping centres or plazas, often centred on a New World or Countdown supermarket, such as in Rototuna, Hillcrest and Glenview. [146], The final part of the ring road will be the Southern Links, through Peacocke. Some Hamiltonians had their own dynamos from about 1912, the year the first licence was given for building lines and a generating plant in the Frankton Town Board area. The Wandering River.J. Hamilton City Theaters provides professional venue and event management at two of the three theatrical venues in the city: Founders Theatre (closed since 2016),[103] and Clarence St Theater. 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. [57] Another in 2004 put it 26.5 ka. [48] The former Golden Bay vessel,[49] Cynthia Dew, has run 4 days a week[50] on the river since 2012.[51]. The river is also crossed by a rail bridge and a pedestrian bridge: Hamilton has buses linking the CBD to most of its suburbs and an Orbiter service linking many of those suburbs to each other, to suburban shopping centres, the hospital, university, etc. To view cookie details and how to opt-out, please see our Cookie Policy. There is also St Mary's Roman Catholic cathedral on the opposite side of the river. Nighttime temperatures are even cooler outside of the city. Cushman & Wakefield is a global real estate services firm that delivers services for real estate occupiers and owners. Soon afterwards mercury vapor street lighting was installed in London Street and Norton Rd. It is the seat and most populous city of the Waikato region, with a territorial population of, the country's fourth most-populous city. Building Relationships, Delivering Results. It consists of five segments, opening between 1963 and 2024. 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. Hamilton also has the lowest average wind speed of New Zealand's main centres as a result of its inland location, in a depression surrounded by high hills and mountains.[65]. Staffs are friendly. The Waikato River flows … 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. Price. It is also home to one of the country's premier experimental black box theatres, The Meteor Theatre. Additionally, Hamilton is home to a number of state-integrated and private schools. Showing: All Year January February March April May June July August September October November December Revealed: The town named New Zealand's most beautiful place. Check In — / — / — Check Out — / — / — Guests 1 room, 2 adults, 0 children Guests 1 2. Sign up. The six road bridges within the city are (from north to south): In addition to the road bridges within the city, the Horotiu bridge is located approximately 10 km north of the city centre and the Narrows Bridge approximately 10 km to the south. Hamilton City is approximately 130 kilometres south of Auckland City and enjoys a welcoming spirit, rich history and vast array of local attractions. [222], There were over 1,500 connections in Hamilton by 1923. [124], The Hamilton Ring Road project was initiated to free some of the city's streets from peak-traffic congestion and improve connectivity around the city. Welcome to the Waikato region A geographically and culturally diverse region, the Waikato has a range of activities and attractions to suit all ages and tastes – from our vibrant city hub of Hamilton to the rugged west coast, underground wonders and middle-earth movie magic. In the 2013 census, Roman Catholicism was the largest Christian denomination with 12.0 percent affiliating, followed by Anglicanism (9.9 percent) and Presbyterianism (6.3 percent). It has developed the large retail centre The Base in the old Te Rapa airforce base site which was returned to Tainui, following confiscation in the 1860s, as part of a 1995 Treaty of Waitangi settlement. The western suburb of Frankton is home to a smaller shopping centre and long-standing local furniture and home department store Forlongs. In 2020, Hamilton was awarded the title of most beautiful large city in New Zealand.[6]. So Waiora Terrace Station, Glenview (opposite Hamilton Gardens), was commissioned in mid 1971. Start a new group. In December 2011 several rua or food storage pits were found near the Waikato River bank, close to the Waikato museum. Safer Speed Areas 40 km/h limits were first introduced in Hamilton in 2011 and by 2014 there were 36 of them,[115] many in suburbs near the river. [182] In 1903 3.2 km (2 mi) of pipes supplied water to 80 properties in Victoria, Anglesea, Collingwood, Clarence and Selkirk streets and the borough turncock reported average use at 15 imperial gallons (68 l) a day[183] (average consumption is now 224 litres (49 imp gal) a day). '[163] St Paul's Collegiate School is a private high school for boys, also accepting girls from Year 11. After the Invasion of the Waikato and confiscation of the invaded land, militia-settlers were recruited in Melbourne and Sydney. All three Anglican schools are boarding and day schools. … The proportion of people born overseas was 26.9%, compared with 27.1% nationally. The council consists of thirteen councillors and a mayor (currently Paula Southgate), The council has two wards (constituencies), east and west, with the boundary between the two being the Waikato River. ), violent crimes (being mugged or robbed, being attacked or insulted), corruption and other crimes. Hamilton isn’t called the City of Bridges for no reason. Hamilton City Council – PDF", "presentation to 2006 Water Industry Engineers and Operators' Conference", Waikato Times cartoon on fluoride referendum 2006, 1995 study of seasonal variations of arsenic in the Waikato, "Ruakura Reservoir and Bulk Watermain - Hamilton City Council", "HAMILTON BOROUGH LOAN PROPOSALS. Hamilton, New Zealand Hotel Deals. Current local time in New Zealand – Hamilton. Much of the land was swampy or under water. By 1928 the Council had 3,381 consumers and charges were down to 6d per kWh for lighting and 2d per kWh for power and heating. A fresh baked cake is the first priority of every celebration. Encompassing a land area of about 110 km2 (42 sq mi)[5] 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. Hamilton receives considerable precipitation amounting to around 1,100mm over 125 days per year. [184] By 1908 nearly all of Hamilton West had piped water, extended to Frankton and Claudelands in 1912. Currently the third fastest growing urban area in New Zealand, Hamilton is certainly a city on the rise. Electricity was sold at 10d (2015 equivalent $15) per kWh. The original hill ran from the present Wintec site eastwards to the old post office (now casino). [12] On 12 June 2020, the Hamilton City Council removed the statue at the request of local Māori iwi Waikato Tainui. Many use Hamilton as a base for day trips aroung the Waikato Region. The first Hamilton hospital was constructed on a hill to avoid this problem. The land for it was gazetted in 1995[135][136] and the road was on the 1998 map. Hamilton's main revenue source is the dairy industry, due to its location in the centre of New Zealand's largest dairying area. Hamilton Airport serves as a domestic airport. The Waikato changed its course from flowing into the sea at Thames at about that time, possibly just because sediment built up. 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. [172] A 1907 referendum authorised the city council to take over the gasworks. [134], Wairere Drive forms the north east part of the ring road. In 1919 it was bought by the government and, by 1921, an 11 kV AC line linked it to Hamilton.,[219] allowing the "noisy, smoky", Kent St power station to close in July 1922,[221] by which time it was rated at 170 kW. [35] On 10 August 1864 the government advertised for tenders to build 10 huts and a hospital at Kirikiriroa. 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. [198], Chlorine is added at 0.3 ppm and fluoride has been added since 1966, though with a brief withdrawal in 2013/14 and referenda supporting it in 2006[199] and 2013. The event celebrated its 71st year on 11 April 2010.[96]. 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. Hamilton's rail network serves as a major hub for the distribution of dairy products to the ports of Auckland and Tauranga. [209], The trunk lines needed a 165-metre-long (541 ft) bridge, about 14 m (46 ft) above the Waikato, another prestressed concrete box girder bridge over Kirikiriroa Stream at Tauhara Gully and 2 steel pipe bridges over other gullies. Show Prices. Hamilton (Māori: Kirikiriroa) is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. From prices and availability to skip-the-line options and mobile tickets, get all the information you need to make the most of your trip to New Zealand. 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