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General Rate Options Up For Debate During Consultation On Our Plan For The Next Ten Years

Friday, 16 April 2021, 10:59 am | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council is proposing a ‘hard and fast’ general rate increase in year 1 of 9% and then 3.5% for year 2 and 3 of the plan. The other option sets the general rate increase at 7% in year 1, 6% in year 2 and 4% in year 3. More >>

Have Your Say On Our Plan For The Next Ten Years

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 2:59 pm | Waikato District Council

  Feedback opens today on Waikato District Council’s consultation document as it looks to prepare the 2021-31 Long Term Plan, which is the district’s plan of attack for the next 10 years. Our plan, which is reviewed and updated every three ... More >>

New Mapping Tool To Help With Representation Review

Friday, 12 March 2021, 4:32 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council is asking for input on potential representation arrangements for the 2022 local government elections as part of its representation review. This is a chance for the community to put forward suggestions on how they want wards, ... More >>

Waikato Mayor Pushes For Port Waikato Inclusion In Auckland’s COVID Alert Level 3 Area

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 11:25 am | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council Mayor Allan Sanson is advocating for an Auckland Level 2/Level 3 border change in the North West of the Waikato district to allow Port Waikato residents access to facilities in their nearest towns of Tuakau and Pokeno. Currently ... More >>

PopUp Business School Aotearoa To Pop-up In Waikato District

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 7:36 am | Waikato District Council

Budding entrepreneurs living or working in the Waikato district will have the opportunity to attend a free ten-day business course this March Waikato District Council and Ministry of Social Development is working together to bring the PopUp Business School ... More >>

New Bus Service For The Pokeno And Tuakau Communities

Friday, 11 December 2020, 12:55 pm | Waikato District Council

  A dedicated bus service will launch in the new year, linking the north Waikato communities of Tuakau and Pokeno to Pukekohe. Waikato Regional Council’s regional connections committee chair Angela Strange said: “We’re excited to be ... More >>

New Bus Service For The Pokeno And Tuakau Communities

Friday, 11 December 2020, 9:23 am | Waikato District Council

A dedicated bus service will launch in the new year, linking the north Waikato communities of Tuakau and Pokeno to Pukekohe. Waikato Regional Council’s regional connections committee chair Angela Strange said: “We’re excited to be rolling out with this ... More >>

Groundbreaking Waikato Hospital Cancer Treatment Offers New Options For Patients

Monday, 7 December 2020, 11:24 am | Waikato District Council

A pioneering radiation treatment has been used to treat kidney cancer for the first time in New Zealand by a team at Waikato Hospital, opening new possibilities for some patients. The stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) technique is a non-invasive, ... More >>

Energy Company Fined For System Failure

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 4:22 pm | Waikato District Council

Contact Energy Limited has been convicted and fined $162,500 over a major incident at their Wairakei geothermal field, impacting on the Huka Falls and Waikato River in February 2019. Judge David Kirkpatrick released his sentence for the company’s ... More >>

Keeping Of Animals In Urban Areas – Have Your Say And Shape The Future Of Our District

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 3:30 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council is asking for feedback on its proposed Keeping of Animals Bylaw. The purpose of the bylaw is to avoid or prevent nuisance issues that occur from keeping animals on private property in the Waikato district. “Our current ... More >>

Council Calls For Further Submissions On The Proposed District Plan (Stage 2)

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 4:40 pm | Waikato District Council

Interested in making a further submission on the Proposed Waikato District Plan (Stage 2)? Stage 2 of the proposed district plan, which covers natural hazards and climate change, was notified in July 2020. Those wanting to make a further submission ... More >>

Health Notice Lifted For Pukemiro And Glen Afton Residents

Friday, 27 November 2020, 3:30 pm | Waikato District Council

A precautionary health notice has today been lifted for residents living within three kilometres of Puke Coal’s construction and demolition landfill in Pukemiro. This follows evidence there is currently no active fire at or near the surface. A ... More >>

Appeal For Information After Dog Shot Multiple Times With An Air Gun

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 4:13 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council’s Animal Control team are appealing for information after finding a dog in Whatawhata that has been shot multiple times with an air gun. Animal Control Team Leader Tracey Oakes says the dog has been shot more than 10 times. “We ... More >>

Raglan Youth Make Music And Soundsystem Which Brings Everyone Together

Friday, 16 October 2020, 1:55 pm | Waikato District Council

Funding from Waikato District Council’s Creative Communities Scheme has resulted in a project that has brought youth together through music. In February, fifteen 13-18 year olds from Whaingaroa/Raglan took part in The Soundsystem Project's first ... More >>

Protecting People And Their Property Number One Priority For Waikato District Council

Friday, 24 July 2020, 12:34 pm | Waikato District Council

Recent high waves on the west coast really bring home the impacts of our increasingly unpredictable climate. These natural events are becoming more and more common, and the recent work done by Waikato District Council as part of the Proposed District ... More >>

Feedback open on Local Area and District-Wide Blueprint unti

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 1:15 pm | Waikato District Council

Now’s the time to make sure Waikato District Council hears your voice and what’s most important to your community. More >>

Waikato District Council Adopts Its Annual Plan With A 3.49% General Rate Increase

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 1:12 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council yesterday adopted its 2020/21 Annual Plan with a slightly reduced rates increase when compared to what was originally proposed in Council’s 2018-28 Long Term Plan. The Annual Plan also spread a proposed rent increase for ... More >>

Waikato Sets Direction For Future Growth

Friday, 19 June 2020, 3:33 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council has set the direction for future growth in the district with the adoption of the Growth & Economic Development Strategy. Titled Waikato 2070, the purpose of the strategy is to guide the growth and development in the district ... More >>

Report Highlights COVID-19 Impacts On Waikato District

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 2:43 pm | Waikato District Council

A report received by Waikato District Council’s Strategy and Finance Committee today clearly highlights the impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown on Waikato district businesses and the community.   The report provides detailed insights and ... More >>

Hakarimata Summit Track Re-opens

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 3:14 pm | Waikato District Council

The Hakarimata Summit Track, one of the Waikato’s most popular, has re-opened to the public. The track, which sees around 200,000 visitors a year, was closed at COVID-19 Alert Level 4, Level 3 and for the past two weeks in Level 2 as social distancing ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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