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Linking the City

2 September - 15 October 2017

Free entry

Hamilton’s ring road is almost complete. When Wairere Drive reaches Cobham Drive, the city will have a 24-kilometre circuit that not only helps the flow of traffic, but also connects the present to the past. More than six decades in the making, the story of Hamilton’s ring road includes two major bridge openings, a political stoush that made the front page of the Waikato Times, the preservation of an historic green belt, and award-winning use of social media to engage with the public. This multimedia exhibition tells the story so far.

Education programmes are available for this exhibition.


Image: Hamilton’s residents enjoy the freedom of the city’s newest stretch of the ring road at an opening, October 17, 2012. Photo: Fairfax NZ.