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Messam and KerrBarlow Love Local for Hamilton


Local rugby lads Messam and KerrBarlow Love Local for Hamilton

Hamilton, 2 October 2014 – Hamiltonians and people from all over the Waikato region are being offered the chance to enjoy tasty burgers and celebrate what’s great about their region with some of its biggest stars.

Local rugby lads Liam Messam and Tawera KerrBarlow are hosting a ‘Love Local’ Hamilton party, being held by Localist this month.

“Hamilton is awesome it’s not too big or too small. I like it because everyone really gets behind our team, the Chiefs, and is so proud of what we do,” says Liam. “There’s a great sense of community, wherever you go."

The relaxed, casual afternoon party on Tuesday October 21 will feature the boys’ favourite local burgers on the barbecue, locally produced beverages and New Zealand sounds.

The players are looking forward to celebrating everything that’s awesome about Hamilton with local insiders, fans, community rockstars and other wellknown guests.

Anyone who registers at and shares a place they love in the Waikato will be in the draw to win two tickets to the ‘Love Local’ party. At Localist, personal recommendations are called ‘loves’ and every love is an entry. There’s no limit to entry numbers.

The Localist event spearheads the ‘Love Local’ movement a global trend towards supporting those in your neighbourhood who are doing well. Localist New Zealand’s leading recommendations website is bringing the ‘Love Local’ movement to Hamilton by hosting this genuinely, fun Waikato event.

Localist is the nationwide Kiwi website where over 500,000 users a month go to discover everything the locals know from the smoothest flat white to the most reliable mechanic. An insider guide to what’s great all over New Zealand, it connects Kiwis with what’s good in their hood and helps visitors discover where the locals go.

“What better place to celebrate Love Local than Waikato? It’s a place where people are famously passionate about their region,” says Localist General Manager Christina Sayers Wickstead.

“Love Local resonates with all New Zealanders because we’ve always supported our mates at giving something a go. It’s in our DNA. Localist is proud to amplify that classic Kiwi sentiment on a dynamic digital platform. It’s where we can all go to discover, and also share, what’s great."


Localist is a nationwide recommendations website, spilt into 15 regional areas. Locals on the ground throughout New Zealand contribute to the site by sharing what they love and helping each other find what’s great in our country. Founded by NZ Post, it is now independently New Zealand owned and operated. Localist prides itself on supporting New Zealand business owners the heart and soul of our economy. It’s all about Love Local.

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