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Wardens start patrolling to a Pacific beat

Tuesday, 24 November 2009, 12:31 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere City Council, Waitakere Police and the Waitakere Pacific Wardens Trust recently launched the initiative at the Pacific in the Park event in Massey – where wardens were on duty for the first time. More >>

Project Twin Streams walk and cycleways triumph

Friday, 20 November 2009, 2:15 pm | Waitakere City

Project Twin Streams’ 9.3 km network of walk and cycleways has scooped the Avanti Award for Best Cycle Facility at the recent CAN (Cycling Advocate Network) Annual awards.  The award is one of the top five awards given annually by CAN. More >>

League legend support for White Ribbon Day

Tuesday, 17 November 2009, 10:21 am | Waitakere City

What do a couple of rugby league legends, a mayor and a group of motorbike-loving blokes have in common? More >>

Mayor Calls for ACtion on Queen's Wharf

Wednesday, 4 November 2009, 2:18 pm | Waitakere City

Not developing Queen’s Wharf would be a disaster for Auckland, says Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey. “Lack of vision is sending Queen’s Wharf into a black hole. “This World Cup is the greatest ad for this country of all time. The eyes of the ... More >>

Report To Police And Coroner

Tuesday, 3 November 2009, 5:28 pm | Waitakere City

A report into the stormwater drain in which toddler Aisling Symes was found will be released to the Police and Coroner, the Waitakere City Council said today. Since the Council announced it was preparing a report into the issue the Coroner has begun ... More >>

Boundary preferences outlined to Commission

Thursday, 22 October 2009, 1:24 pm | Waitakere City

A new Waitakere Ward stretching from Muriwai to Blockhouse Bay has been suggested by Waitakere City Council in its ‘initial input’ to the Local Government Commission on the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009. More >>

Mayor pleads for information on Aisling

Wednesday, 7 October 2009, 2:24 pm | Waitakere City

Mayor Bob Harvey is urging anyone who may have seen missing two-year-old Aisling Symes to come forward. The Henderson toddler disappeared from a Longburn Rd address around 5:30pm on Monday. More >>

Open letter to people of the Pacific, from Mayor

Thursday, 1 October 2009, 3:59 pm | Waitakere City

On behalf of the Waitakere City Council I would like to express my deepest sympathies and condolences to all the families who have lost loved ones in this tragedy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this very difficult and testing period. More >>

Tsunami Sirens Activated: Waitakere City (10.33am)

Wednesday, 30 September 2009, 11:06 am | Waitakere City

Tsunami warning sirens around Waitakere City have been activated as a precaution. Sirens on both the West Coast (around Piha, Karekare and Huia) and the East Coast (around Herald Island and Te Atatu) are sounding an “alert” signal, following ... More >>

Tsunami Sirens Activated

Wednesday, 30 September 2009, 10:53 am | Waitakere City

Tsunami warning sirens around Waitakere City have been activated as a precaution. Sirens on both the West Coast (around Piha, Karekare and Huia) and the East Coast (around Herald Island and Te Atatu) are sounding an “alert” signal, following ... More >>

Children to enjoy stories of the Pacific

Monday, 28 September 2009, 11:34 am | Waitakere City

The languages of the Pacific Islands are coming to Ranui Library this month with the launch of the Tala Pasika storytime series for pre-schoolers. Every fortnight on a Wednesday morning from October 14 the library will have a story read in a Pacific ... More >>

Waitakere introduces sinking lid policy on pokies

Monday, 21 September 2009, 11:25 am | Waitakere City

Waitakere City Council has introduced a policy that will gradually reduce the number of gaming machines in the city. Planning and Regulatory Committee chair Vanessa Neeson says public feedback has given Waitakere City Council a clear mandate to introduce ... More >>

City Council Community Awards celebrated

Friday, 18 September 2009, 2:11 pm | Waitakere City

The United North Piha Lifeguard Service service was supreme winner at the 2009 Infratil-Waitakere City Council Community Awards announced last night. More >>

New Lynn To Get New Walkways And Lighting

Friday, 11 September 2009, 11:17 am | Waitakere City

As part of the redevelopment of New Lynn, Waitakere City Council is making improvements to the area’s roading network and providing new walkways, cycleways and lighting. More >>

Books in the Wild is back

Wednesday, 9 September 2009, 12:10 pm | Waitakere City

Are you crazy about reading? Waitakere Libraries’ innovative literacy competition, Books in the Wild is back and this year it promises to be bigger, better and wilder than ever. More >>

Thumbs up for new inorganic collection

Monday, 7 September 2009, 2:54 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere City Council’s new inorganic collection system has been given a big thumbs up by those who have used it. In 2009 council introduced a user pays system whereby residents pre-book their inorganic collection via a website www.inorganiccollection.co.nz ... More >>

Government delivers Auckland lite

Friday, 4 September 2009, 5:22 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey describes today’s announcements on the future of Auckland Governance as “underwhelming”. “When we wanted a full strength beer they have delivered local government lite,” he says. The decision to retain up to 30 local ... More >>

Agreement to preserve Hobsonville’s heritage

Thursday, 3 September 2009, 1:45 pm | Waitakere City

Plans to develop a heritage trail in Hobsonville have been endorsed by Waitakere City Council. More >>

Join in the fun of Fathering Week

Friday, 21 August 2009, 3:41 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere celebrates the role of fathering next week with a host of fun activities and informative workshops and seminars. The third annual Focus on Fathering Week takes place August 31 to September 6. The event has increased in popularity since ... More >>

Mayor backs Fai inquest findings

Friday, 14 August 2009, 3:35 pm | Waitakere City

Mayor Bob Harvey is supporting calls for improved safety at Bethells Beach following the death of Warriors league player Sonny Fai. Chief Coroner Neil MacLean recommended an emergency landline phone at the remote beach after an inquest into the 20-year-old’s ... More >>