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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 >>

$2.5m Injected Into Raglan Wharf A Welcome Boost

Sunday, 24 May 2020, 4:08 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council’s bid to attract significant funding for a key project in Raglan has been successful. Council applied to the Provincial Growth Fund earlier this year and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones today announced ... More >>

Northern councils continue to work together for communities

Friday, 15 May 2020, 4:04 pm | Waikato District Council

A new Northern Emergency Operating Centre has been set up this week to provide a combined civil defence response as the country moves into Alert Level 2. More >>

Hakarimata Summit Track To Remain Closed Under Alert Level 2

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 3:16 pm | Waikato District Council

Moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 tomorrow allows for more freedoms and the opportunity to get out and about, however Waikato District Council and the Department of Conservation have made the decision to keep the Hakarimata Summit Track closed at this stage. ... More >>

Staged Approach To Re-opening Waikato District Council Facilities

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 2:18 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council community facilities will be open as soon as it is safe for our customers and staff to do so as we move into COVID-19 Alert Level 2. Waikato District Council Chief Executive Gavin Ion says people in the Waikato district have ... More >>

Mangawara Bridge Project Close To Completion

Friday, 8 May 2020, 1:23 pm | Waikato District Council

The new Mangawara Bridge is due to be open to the public by the end of May. The single-lane bridge, linking Watts Grove in Taupiri to the northern bank of the Mangawara Stream, will provide safe passage for pedestrians and vehicles to and from the Taupiri ... More >>

There’s No Shame In Asking For Help

Friday, 8 May 2020, 9:25 am | Waikato District Council

Help has been provided to thousands of individuals and families across the north Waikato during COVID-19. The North Waikato Combined Emergency Operations Centre's welfare team has received a large number of calls for assistance from residents in ... More >>

Water Restrictions Lifted Across Hamilton, Waipā And Waikato

Friday, 1 May 2020, 8:11 am | Waikato District Council

After a tough summer, water restrictions have been lifted across Hamilton, Waipā and Waikato today. Despite a prolonged dry period, coupled with the impacts of COVID-19 in recent weeks, the region was able to keep up with demand thanks to everyone making ... More >>

Use Your Brain; We Don’t Want To Lose The Gains

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 9:20 am | Waikato District Council

We’ve been at home in our bubbles for four weeks but it’s important to remember that while parts of the economy are opening up under COVID-19 Alert Level 3, that doesn’t mean our social lives can open up too. Paul Blewman, one of four controllers ... More >>

Some Waikato District Council Services To Resume Under Alert Level 3

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 1:52 pm | Waikato District Council

A number of Waikato District Council services will resume when the country moves to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm on Monday 27 April. But Council hasn’t been resting on its laurels during this time – staff have been carrying out a major role in ... More >>

Waikato United On Pitch For Government Funding

Friday, 17 April 2020, 9:49 am | Waikato District Council

Waikato mayors say local councils and their partners have “turned over every possible stone” in their bid to secure government money to help rebuild the Waikato economy following Covid-19. Waikato District mayor Allan Sanson, Waipa District Mayor Jim ... More >>

Waikato District Council Chief Executive Takes 20% Pay Cut

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 4:52 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council Chief Executive Gavin Ion has taken a 20% pay cut for the next six months. Mr Ion made the decision within hours of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement that she and other government ministers, as well as central ... More >>

School Kids Have The Tools To Learn

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 3:41 pm | Waikato District Council

With Term 2 starting tomorrow, a bunch of Raglan Area School students now have the tools to learn thanks to help from Waikato district Civil Defence staff. Civil Defence Operations staff worked with Raglan Area School earlier this week to deliver 373 ... More >>

If You Need Help Reach Out

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 2:28 pm | Waikato District Council

For most of us, our daily lives are very different right now and being in lockdown can make us experience all sorts of things: anxiety, loneliness and fear just to name a few.   This is why the North Waikato Combined Emergency Operations ... More >>