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Supporting Our Community Through COVID

Friday, 15 October 2021, 11:09 am | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council staff have stepped up and given back to their community during the latest COVID-19 lockdown. Ngaruawahia Community House Manager Anne Ramsay recently approached staffer Trish Forsyth with a bit of a list of things they were ... More >>

Waikato District Council Submits Feedback To DIA On Proposed Three Waters Reform

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 4:20 pm | Waikato District Council

  Waikato District Council submitted feedback to the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) this week on the proposed three waters reform. Following an eight-week period to weigh up the pros and cons the reform could bring, councillors met on Tuesday ... More >>

WDC proud of relationship with Watercare

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 11:46 am | Waikato District Council

As Councils across the country consider the Government’s Three Waters Reform proposal, Waikato District Council is reflecting on its own reform that’s been in place for a couple of years – its partnership with Watercare. More >>

Partners open community vaccination centre in Tokoroa

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 11:25 am | Waikato District Council

South Waikato’s new COVID-19 community vaccination centre truly has community at its heart. The centre, which opens in Tokoroa on Monday 13 September, is a partnership between community groups Raukawa Charitable Trust and South Waikato Pacific Islands ... More >>

Raahui Pookeka/Huntly railway station journey to restoration

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 8:43 am | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council is extremely proud of the significant upgrades the Raahui Pookeka | Huntly railway station has undergone over the past 18 months. The asset continues to be further restored with the relocation of the historic railway station ... More >>

Unprecedented Number Of Resource Consent And Building Consent Applications Received

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 9:51 am | Waikato District Council

The Waikato district is experiencing significant growth, with a record number of resource consent applications received over a 14-day period. Customer Support General Manager Sue O’Gorman says Waikato District Council received nearly 100 resource ... More >>

Improved Outcomes Sought Through ‘Sleepyhead Development’ Appeal

Friday, 2 July 2021, 1:25 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato Regional Council has today lodged an appeal to the Ambury Properties development at Ohinewai, in northern Waikato. The appeal will focus on seeking improvements and refinements to provisions in the hearings panel decision. Waikato Regional Council ... More >>

Waikato District Council Welcomes Government Announcement On Three Waters Reform

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 3:04 pm | Waikato District Council

  Mayor Allan Sanson today welcomed the release of information about central government's water reform agenda that proposes to establish four publicly-owned entities to take responsibility of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure ... More >>

Waikato District Council Formally Adopts Long Term Plan 2021-2031

Monday, 28 June 2021, 3:45 pm | Waikato District Council

  Waikato District Council has formally adopted its Long Term Plan. With the vision of liveable, thriving, and connected communities guiding its decisions, the Council now begins implementing its 10-year budget and plans. The decisions include ... More >>

$1 Billion Ohinewai Development Gets The Green Light

Monday, 24 May 2021, 12:00 pm | Waikato District Council

  Independent commissioners have given the green light for the company behind well-known Kiwi brand Sleepyhead to develop a $1 billion manufacturing and housing community on its 178-hectare rural site in Ohinewai, north Waikato. The proposed ... More >>

Waikato District Council Approves Maaori Wards For Next Local Body Elections

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 1:35 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council has voted to establish Maaori wards for the 2022 and 2025 local authority elections. Mayor Allan Sanson says that today’s historic decision builds on Waikato District Council’s commitment to strengthening the Maaori voice ... More >>

Beautiful House Numbers Bring Meremere To Life

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 10:09 am | Waikato District Council

Houses in the small Waikato town of Meremere now have a very distinguishing feature – house numbers! <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2105/7b01ea613b9f4a6fffa8.jpeg" width="540" height="720"> House numbers are important ... More >>

Waikato District Council Long Term Plan Moves To Hearings Stage

Friday, 14 May 2021, 10:18 am | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council’s Long Term Plan engagement period concluded on Friday 7 May 2021 after a month of consultation with communities throughout the district. Council received over 600 submissions on a range of topics, including feedback on ... More >>

Auckland And Waikato Closer Economic Relations

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 10:18 am | Waikato District Council

Auckland and Waikato District’s economic development arms are working together on joint economic development opportunities, outlined in an agreement signed today. Auckland Unlimited, the economic and cultural development agency for Tāmaki Makaurau, ... More >>

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 >>