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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 >>

Jacqui Church Confirmed As New Waikato District Council Mayor

Saturday, 15 October 2022, 12:52 pm | Waikato District Council

Final election results released last night confirm that Jacqui Church has been elected as Mayor of the Waikato district. Church is the first female to be elected to this position in the Waikato district and says that she is honoured to continue to pave ... More >>

Waikato District Preliminary Election Results

Monday, 10 October 2022, 5:14 am | Waikato District Council

Preliminary election results indicate that there is likely to be nine new Councillors and the new Mayor of the Waikato district is likely to be Jacqui Church. Those provisionally elected to the Waikato District Council are: Awaroa-Maramarua General Ward Peter ... More >>

Council Reluctantly Notifies District Plan Variation Aimed At Increasing Housing Density

Monday, 19 September 2022, 1:57 pm | Waikato District Council

A planned change to the Proposed Waikato District Plan, which will see more houses built faster in high-growth areas, has been formally notified and is now open for public submissions. Alongside other tier one councils across the country, Waikato ... More >>

Smart Libraries Launch In Waikato District

Monday, 22 August 2022, 3:56 pm | Waikato District Council

A new self-checkout service is available at Waikato District Libraries, allowing quick and easy access to checkout and return library books and other items. Smart library technology allows a grab-n-go approach, enabling customers to check in and ... More >>

Council Uses Government Funding To Upgrade And Maintain Three Waters Network

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 5:24 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council and delivery partner Watercare, have completed a range of works to the water supply, wastewater and stormwater networks, enhancing overall levels of service across the district. The Government’s three waters infrastructure ... More >>

Council Welcomes Funding Focus Of NPMP

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 1:45 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato Regional Council is looking forward to working with Tiakina Kauri and seeing more funds become available to protect kauri after the National Pest Management Plan (NPMP) became effective yesterday. The NPMP is part of a $32 million injection of ... More >>

Here To Help Waikato District Residents Through Tough Times

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 8:49 am | Waikato District Council

The need for social service support in the Waikato district is great, if the numbers coming out of a community initiative that helps those facing hardship are anything to go by. Since launching in the Waikato district in February 2022, ‘Here to help ... More >>

Construction To Kick Off At The Whāingaroa (Raglan) Wharf

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 5:26 pm | Waikato District Council

The Whāingaroa (Raglan) wharf is set to undergo a transformation in the coming month with the construction of a new pontoon, walkway, kayak ramp and balustrade. Waikato District Council will get spades into the ground from mid-August 2022, starting ... More >>

Council Adopts Annual Plan With No Change To General Rate Increase Signalled In Long Term Plan

Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 3:21 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council has kept its general rate increase to a figure that was planned for in last year’s 10-Year Long Term Plan. The general rate increase (based on capital value) for this financial year will stay at 3.5% after Council adopted ... More >>

Council To Replace Huntly Aquatic Centre Gas Boiler With Electricity

Monday, 27 June 2022, 2:38 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council is making the switch from gas to electricity to heat swimming pools at Huntly Aquatic Centre, reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the process. Council has received $158,000 of funding from EECA’s (the Energy Efficiency and ... More >>

Make A Difference, Take A Stand

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 2:03 pm | Waikato District Council

EET An opportunity to make a real difference to local communities across the Waikato District is up for grabs, with several elected member changes happening at Waikato District Council this election year including a change in the Mayoral seat. If you’ve ... More >>





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