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Waikato District Council - Latest News [Page 1]

Waikato District Communities Have Their Say On Proposed 13.75% Rate Increase

Friday, 17 May 2024, 11:11 am | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council proposed a 13.75% increase in general rates revenue required for the next financial year. 227 submissions on the draft 2024/25 Enhanced Annual Plan were received, with 50 submitters requesting in-person hearings. More >>

Councillors Unanimously Back Maaori Wards

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 4:43 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council has declared its strong opposition to any legislation that has the potential to remove Maori Wards from its governance model. Council currently has 11 General Ward Councillors and 2 Maaori Ward Councillors, elected in 2022. More >>

Waikato District Council Pushes For Continued Funding Of Te Huia

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 4:57 pm | Waikato District Council

The Waikato District Council is warning that Te Huia passenger train services could be discontinued unless the service continues to receive funding provided by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) Waka Kotahi. More >>

Consultation On Waikato District’s Draft 2024/25 Enhanced Annual Plan Closes

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 1:30 pm | Waikato District Council

While this year's response is higher than previous Annual Plan consultations, the submissions received to date reflect the current cost of living challenges in Waikato district communities. More >>

Tuakau Community Board Seeks New Member In Upcoming By-election

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 9:19 am | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council announces an extraordinary by-election for the Tuakau Community Board due to the recent resignation of a member. This by-election is a great opportunity for passionate people to contribute to their community's voice in local governance. ... More >>

Funding Cuts Endanger Waikato’s Tourism Industry, Say Local Leaders

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 2:08 pm | Waikato District Council

Tourism operators across the Waikato have joined Hamilton & Waikato Tourism chair Richard Leggat in expressing “grave concerns” about proposed council funding cuts for the region’s tourism organisation and the resulting impact on the Waikato ... More >>

Vandalism At Huntly Railway Station Forces Waikato District Council To Approve More Funding

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 3:05 pm | Waikato District Council

The price of vandalism became clear when Waikato District Councillors recently approved extra funding to repair the original 1939 heritage building at Raahui Pookeka - Huntly railway station following an arson attack in June 2023. <img src="" ... More >>

Ngaaruawaahia Art Centre Celebrates Permanent Home

Friday, 1 March 2024, 10:59 am | Waikato District Council

NGĀ ART and Waikato District Council are today celebrating the purchase of a permanent home for Ngaaruawaahia’s local art centre. The organisation has been leasing the property at 18 Herschel Street for several years since their previous location on ... More >>

Waikato District Council Prepares For New Era Of Water Services Provision

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 5:50 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council will start planning for a new era in water services provision beyond June 2026 after Watercare confirmed this week its withdrawal from a contract to operate the district’s water, wastewater and stormwater services. Council’s ... More >>

Waikato District Council Proposes To Push Pause On 2024-2034 Long Term Plan

Monday, 26 February 2024, 3:19 pm | Waikato District Council

Financial planning challenges have prompted Waikato District Council staff to recommend that Council pause work on the 2024-2034 Long Term Plan (LTP) and switch to an ‘enhanced Annual Plan’ for the 2024/25 financial year. Waikato District Council chief executive ... More >>

New Year Changes The Start To Introducing Electric Buses, More Frequent Services To Waipā

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 2:07 pm | Waikato District Council

Passengers using the Cambridge and Te Awamutu/Kihikihi bus services to Hamilton may notice a few changes in the New Year as the first stage to bring electric buses and increased services to the Waikato begins. Waikato Regional Council and Waipā ... More >>

Sport Climbing Champion Wins Water Science Prize

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 11:21 am | Waikato District Council

New Zealand sport climbing champion Sarah Tetzlaff has won the Waikato Regional Council Prize in Water Science for 2023. The prize recognises a University of Waikato student who shows outstanding ability in water science papers taught in the Faculty ... More >>

Council Funds $248k Towards Community Projects Benefiting The Environment

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 2:38 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato Regional Council has approved a total of $248,401.81 to nine community groups for projects that directly benefit the environment or provide environmental education. The council received its highest number of applications to the 2023/24 funding round ... More >>

Salvage Of Sunken Boat Unlikely Before The Weekend – Mercury Bay

Thursday, 5 October 2023, 4:53 pm | Waikato District Council

The salvage of a 50-foot launch which sunk in Mercury Bay yesterday afternoon is unlikely to occur prior to the weekend, says Waikato Regional Council. The vessel struck rocks near Motukorure Island – also known as Centre Island – sometime ... More >>

New Trade Waste And Wastewater Bylaw Aims To Protect Waikato River

Tuesday, 18 July 2023, 11:28 am | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council is pleased to have adopted a new Trade Waste and Wastewater Bylaw to strengthen the protection of the Waikato River and the environment through a cultural and technical lens. Following public consultation, an additional new clause ... More >>

Huntly Railway Station Remains Open Following A Suspicious Fire

Thursday, 15 June 2023, 3:16 pm | Waikato District Council

Huntly Railway Station is open for business as usual. That’s the message from Waikato District Council despite a fire that tore through the original 1939 heritage station building on the site. As part of a wider restoration project, the historical ... More >>

Natural Burials And Dogs On Leads Proposed For Waikato District Cemeteries

Thursday, 16 March 2023, 10:07 am | Waikato District Council

Allowing natural burials, dogs on leads in cemeteries and removing the provision that prohibits whaanau from filling in graves themselves are three of the key changes being proposed by Waikato District Council. Consultation on Council’s proposed ... More >>

Waikato District Declares State Of Emergency

Monday, 13 February 2023, 4:13 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council has declared a State of Emergency at 3:38pm Monday 13 February, for an initial period of seven days in preparation for the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle. The declaration gives Waikato District Civil Defence professionals special powers ... More >>

Full Approval For Council In First Round Of Better Off Funding

Wednesday, 21 December 2022, 6:37 pm | Waikato District Council

Restoration work to a Huntly rugby league ground, creation of a Naike Wellness Hub and Te Paina restoration work are among Council and community projects set to benefit from $7 million of Better Off Funding money. Waikato District Council has received ... More >>

Changes Set To Increase Housing Density In The Waikato District

Thursday, 20 October 2022, 4:41 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council is making a final call for residents to have their say on a planned change to their Proposed District Plan (PDP). The opportunity for you to make a submission on the proposed changes ends on October 28. Known as ‘Variation ... More >>





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