We’re back from hiatus and beaming to you live from #lovethetron HQ! It seems like a tonne of stuff has happened while we’ve been away: our beautiful Hamilton Gardens was named International Gardens of the Year; the longest piano in the world is currently debuting at Arts Alley; The @NivaraLounge is open for business with Jamie McDell to play there soon; @cateprestidge is on a quest to make Hamilton New Zealand’s capital city (you’ve got our back on this one!); one half of our favourite Amazing Race duo -@darkroomjesse -celebrated a birthday and our new foodie friend @WGDurning has got himself a swish new job. And this is only just the tip of the iceberg! There’s so much to catch up on, you stunning happening, city!
With spring in the air, and summer around the corner, what better time than now for our latest #lovethetron roundup (and incidentally, our 100th blogpost!)?!
Sticky situations: awe-inspiring sellotape sculptures at sunny Garden Place, courtesy of @kevin_tunstall.
Assault on Art Precinct 13: spectacular new @WintecMediaArts exhibition by Mark Braunius, Craig McClure, Alex Kinnaird and Joseph Scott.
Red sky at night: Stunning springtime sunset from @tarasutherland!
If there was any doubt at all left about whether we’ve got the best gardens in the world right on our doorstep, this snap from @NZVic should be the clincher!
You know it’s springtime in Hamilton when the city starts blushing a deep shade of kowhai, right @martindbnz?
And if you needed further proof on our earlier point, here’s a snap of tulips at the Gardens from @kevin_tunstall!
Spring presents @Ukalaylee with the perfect opportunity to enjoy a bike ride along New Zealand’s prettiest stretch of river!
Dear @waikato students, we’re going to confirm something you probably long-suspected: you really do have the most beautiful campus grounds in the country (we should know; we’ve visited almost every university in the country just to make sure ;))
@webtaniwha loves @rocket_coffee from Jack’s in Hamilton East. We do too, especially when paired with one of their delicious chocolate cakes!
And on the topic of cakes…@chamfy and @chirpchirp_ash hang out in Claudelands and indulge in some delish-looking Jamaican cake! We want to know where we can get some…please?
We love nannas! Especially when they’re Hamiltonian and on twitter! Cool gran @VLCNZ takes this cute gran-bub to @waikatomuseum. Bless.
And on the topic of kidlets, @NZVic heads to Hamilton’s favourite amateur theatre to watch her Miss 12 on stage! Love!
Doting dad @PhidMcAwesome takes his brood out for some springtime frolicking at the lake.
Big night out on the Tron for @camerashai and friends! We’re picking this is going to be the site for many selfies to come!
From Good Home to @G00D_Neighbour, we think the ‘G’ word is becoming synonymous with Hamilton. Here’s @NZVic indulging in some black doris plum cider -yum!
Meanwhile, in @chamfy’s universe, Friday nights are all about getting cosy and curling up by the fire with a drink. And what better place to do it than the Novotel Tainui?
Compelling Melancholia -it’s the calling card of one @JMiddleton_imgs. We’ve always wanted to follow these tracks through to the old abandoned underground station right under @Centre_Place (p.s. in the interests of safety etc, please don’t try this at home -but if you do, pics or it didn’t happen ;))
Summer has come early in some parts of Hamilton, as is clearly the case for @annasmartnz who goes for her first swim of the year!
We’re starting to wonder if @chamfy has permanently set up home at @TheMavisFamily…heeh! But when the foodporn coming out is this good, who are we to complain, right?!
You can’t help who you fall in love with, and we can’t see any reason why the love of @sambaxter’s life can’t be the fried chicken at @MexicoNZ on Vic St!
Noms! Check out @NZVic learning brunch tips from @nourishmagazine at the @GreatNZFoodShow right here in Hamilton!
Call us nuts, but what if…just what if…Meghan Trainor was actually singing about The Base Te Awa? Mind. Blown.
Sign of Our Times: Naw! We got the warm fuzzies when we saw @webtaniwha’s snap of this find at Garden Place. How times have changed, amiright Hamilton?
Woop! Miss @BettieRageNZ gets herself on a billboard!
And finally: Big #lovethetron Happy Birthday kisses to you, Fred from @waikato who parks at gate 2B ! (Chur for the pic @anthonylea43)