Hamilton North, New Zealand
|Local authority||Hamilton, New Zealand|
|Electoral ward||Hamilton West|
Hamilton North is a suburb in central Hamilton in New Zealand. It was not depicted a suburb until there was a need to distinguish between the different parts of the Hamilton CBD. The suburbs of Hamilton Central and Hamilton North were divided in 1963.
Features of Hamilton North
Waikato Stadium, formerly Rugby Park, is a major sporting and cultural events venue in Hamilton with a total capacity of 25,800. The stadium is a multi-purpose facility, though used mainly for rugby union.
Founders Theatre is Hamilton's largest and best-known theatrical venue with a capacity of 1,249. Opened in 1962, it also performs an important Town Hall function for the city hosting many Civic and Institutional ceremonies. Its doors closed on 1st March 2016 due to health and safety concerns until further notice. The city council has taken submissions from the residents on Hamilton to decide its future and was, in 2018, exploring proposals.
The Farming Family
The Farming Family was donated to the city by businessman Sir Robert Jones in 1990 to commemorate the ordinary farming family as being the unsung heroes of Hamilton's 150-year history. The statue, a bronze life-sized sculpture created by Margriet Windhausen van den Berg, has sparked much debate about whether it solely celebrates the European history of the Waikato region. The Farming Family consists of a male farmer and his wife, two young children, a dairy cow, a sheep and a dog. The statue is located on a traffic island at the intersection of Victoria Street and Ulster Street.
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