Waitakere City - Latest News [Page 3]

Gold status for smart companies

Friday, 14 August 2009, 10:52 am | Waitakere City

A group of Auckland companies have proven their environmental smarts by achieving Enviro-Mark® NZ Gold status in a programme encouraging sustainable business practices. Sixteen of the 33 businesses that participated in the three-year EnviroSmart programme ... More >>

Waitakere delivers employment and economic growth

Thursday, 13 August 2009, 9:32 am | Waitakere City

Waitakere businesses contributed an estimated $4.2 billion to the Auckland economy in 2008 – 6.6 percent of the region’s total gross domestic product (GDP). The findings, which also indicate steady growth in local employment, are among details ... More >>

Funding for Neighbourhood Support Waitakere

Thursday, 13 August 2009, 9:28 am | Waitakere City

Neighbourhood Support Waitakere has been awarded a two-year funding agreement by Waitakere City Council in recognition of its valuable contribution to community safety. The $35,000 agreement will run until 30 June 2011, subject to the negotiation of ... More >>

Waitakere supports heritage projects

Thursday, 13 August 2009, 9:25 am | Waitakere City

Researching the history of taonga in a marae and repainting an old church are among projects to receive a boost from the Waitakere City Council Heritage Fund. Seven applicants have been successful in the 2008/09 funding round with the value of works ... More >>

Waitakere Online can help you

Friday, 7 August 2009, 1:27 pm | Waitakere City

The Waitakere Online Community Project offers free web hosting for small businesses, community and not-for-profit groups based in Waitakere. More >>

Waitakere welcomes world surfing champions

Wednesday, 5 August 2009, 1:16 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey is welcoming the world’s best young surfers to the home of Kiwi surfing. Iconic West Coast beach Piha has been confirmed as the venue for the 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship. Its strong surfing history ... More >>

Explore your local library

Thursday, 30 July 2009, 10:03 am | Waitakere City

Escape in to a world of discovery and exploration at your local library – you’ll be amazed by what you might find. More >>

Explore your local library

Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 2:58 pm | Waitakere City

Escape in to a world of discovery and exploration at your local library – you’ll be amazed by what you might find. More >>

Sustainable transport a smart move

Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 1:58 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere rail commuters will have the chance to become walking billboards promoting the benefits of sustainable transport. More >>

Waitakere walkways win Golden Foot Award

Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 1:55 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere’s new network of walk and cycleways scooped a Golden Foot Award this week - acknowledging what the city’s pedestrians already knew – our walkways are the best. The Project Twin Streams walk and cycleway network was judged to be ... More >>

Mayor Bob Harvey pays tribute to Dr Bennington

Wednesday, 15 July 2009, 4:30 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere Mayor and Te Papa board member Bob Harvey says Dr Seddon Bennington’s death is a tragic loss to this nation and to our national museum. Harvey, who worked with Bennington as a board member for the past three years, is devastated at the ... More >>

Latest Poll Supports Waitakere City Submission

Monday, 13 July 2009, 9:39 am | Waitakere City

A just-released survey of its residents supports Waitakere City Council’s submission to the select committee looking at governance changes in Auckland. The Council will appear in front of the select committee this week. Today it released a telephone ... More >>

Councillors reject meeting fee proposal

Wednesday, 8 July 2009, 11:55 am | Waitakere City

Waitakere City councillors have voted against a Remuneration Authority proposal which would see them paid a fee when attending meetings on changes to Auckland governance. More >>

Challenge your thinking on culture

Wednesday, 8 July 2009, 11:27 am | Waitakere City

Some of New Zealand’s leading cultural experts, academics and performers are part of an impressive line up for a three day symposium on cultural and environmental sustainability hosted by Waitakere City Council next week. More >>

Council Approves Plan

Tuesday, 30 June 2009, 2:30 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere City Council has formally approved its Long Term Council Community Plan, which includes its budget for the next financial year. More >>

Mayor reaches out to the Pacific

Tuesday, 30 June 2009, 2:26 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey is delighted to be joining a Pacific delegation headed by Prime Minister John Key. He will accompany the Prime Minister and Hon Pita Sharples on a tour of Samoa and the Minister of Pacific Island Affairs Georgina te Heuheu, ... More >>

Tram Valley Rd (Swanson) has flooded, now closed

Monday, 29 June 2009, 12:14 pm | Waitakere City

Tram Valley Rd (Swanson) has flooded, leaving around 25 homes isolated. Waitakere City Council suspects a culvert has either blocked or collapsed, leading to flooding 800mm deep in places. Contractors are on site with high speed pumps and diggers to ... More >>

Wanted: Writers To Uncover West's Unique History

Friday, 26 June 2009, 4:29 pm | Waitakere City

By international standards Waitakere might be considered a young city, but there is no denying that the West possesses a unique and fascinating history. From its hardy indigenous people, to the gum fields and vineyards which brought the first ... More >>

Waitakere Submission Off To Select Committee

Thursday, 25 June 2009, 1:45 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere City Council has unanimously approved its submission to the Select Committee on Auckland Governance. More >>

Waitakere’s community heroes recognised

Monday, 22 June 2009, 2:40 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere’s community stalwarts took centre stage at the 2009 Waitakere Community Boards Unsung Hero Awards. The recipients were honoured at a special ceremony held in the Waitakere City Council chambers on Friday night (June 19). Now in their second ... More >>