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Council saves Enviroschools in Waitakere

Friday, 19 June 2009, 5:04 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere City Council has extended a lifeline to keep the Enviroschools programme in the west afloat, increasing its funding to the programme by $90,000 over two years. The national programme, currently joint funded by central government and councils, ... More >>

Red hot demand for green advice

Friday, 19 June 2009, 12:42 pm | Waitakere City

Internet traffic to the council’s website section on sustainable homes and living shows a phenomenal appetite for information on green, efficient living. More >>

Swine Flu Precautions Should Be Taken

Friday, 19 June 2009, 12:39 pm | Waitakere City

As the prospect of swine flu spreading increases, Waitakere City residents are being urged to take a few commonsense precautions and to listen to public service announcements carefully. More >>

Waitakere Recommends 2.97 Percent Rates Increase

Thursday, 18 June 2009, 2:00 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere’s Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP) and Annual Plan Committee has recommended a council controlled total rate increase of 2.97 percent ($1 a week for the average household) for the 2009-2010 financial year. More >>

Matariki Festival 09 - Events in Waitakere

Thursday, 18 June 2009, 11:29 am | Waitakere City

June 26 6.00pm, CEAC Gallery, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Great North Road, Henderson Free event. Go to www.ceac.org.nz 27 June – 9 August Te Mārama o Matariki (The Light of Matariki), 10.00am -4.30pm, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Great North Road, ... More >>

Matariki festival lights up the west

Thursday, 18 June 2009, 11:27 am | Waitakere City

Art, music, film and thought-provoking insights on environmental and cultural sustainability make up an impressive line up for Matariki celebrations in Waitakere this year. The Matariki Festival 09 runs 24 June - 24 July with events across the Auckland region ... More >>

Library’s Temporary Closure A Precaution

Wednesday, 17 June 2009, 12:37 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere City Council temporarily closed its Ranui library this morning, as a precautionary measure, following an outbreak of swine-flu. More >>

Stand up, be counted on super city, says Mayor Bob

Wednesday, 17 June 2009, 9:47 am | Waitakere City

Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey is urging Westies to have their say on the proposed Auckland super city. Submissions on the second Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill close on June 26. It will decide the shape and structure of local government in Auckland ... More >>

Council welcomes funding boost for youth project

Thursday, 11 June 2009, 5:45 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere City Council says a government funding boost for its Youth Action 4 Change Youth project will enable more young people initiate positive change for the city’s youth. Youth Affairs Minister Paula Bennett today announced the successful recipients ... More >>

Waitakere action plan for local development

Thursday, 11 June 2009, 2:27 pm | Waitakere City

More quality local jobs for local people and raising Waitakere’s profile as a hive of economic activity are among priorities in the new Waitakere Economic Wellbeing Strategy. More >>

Waitakere’s threatened species get new protection

Thursday, 11 June 2009, 2:25 pm | Waitakere City

Ensuring threatened plants and animals in the West do not become extinct is the purpose of a new policy adopted by Waitakere City Council. More >>

Piha’s eel bridge in line for another award

Tuesday, 9 June 2009, 2:25 pm | Waitakere City

Piha’s ‘Story of the Eel’ footbridge is in the running for another national award after being named finalist in the Association of Consulting Engineers Innovate NZ 2009 Awards. More >>

Worm wastewater system way to go at Huia

Monday, 8 June 2009, 11:26 am | Waitakere City

The thought might make many people squirm but one rural Waitakere community reckons it’s on to a winner with its new worm-operated onsite wastewater system. When faced with replacing the system that served Huia Hall and the adjacent Settlers Museum, ... More >>

Community unconvinced by super city plan

Saturday, 6 June 2009, 12:46 pm | Waitakere City

An overwhelming 81% of residents in Waitakere City want a referendum on the “Super City” proposed for Auckland. More >>

Sporting chance for Starling Park clubrooms

Friday, 5 June 2009, 10:31 am | Waitakere City

A new multi-use sports club on Ranui’s Starling Park is a step closer after Waitakere City Council approved concept designs for the structure. Users of the Starling Park Sports Club Incorporated, which include the Ranui Swanson Association Football Club ... More >>

Redundancy relief project launched

Thursday, 4 June 2009, 4:22 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere City Council has launched a groundbreaking redundancy relief initiative that provides local residents with meaningful work experience while they seek re-employment. The Plus 4 Redundancy Relief Programme provides for four weeks of paid work experience ... More >>

Bravery recognised by Mayor Bob Harvey

Thursday, 28 May 2009, 9:34 am | Waitakere City

Heroism tinged with tragedy has been recognised with the awarding of a certificate for bravery to a man who lost his life trying to save his son. More >>

Waitakere welcomes Budget insulation programme

Wednesday, 27 May 2009, 5:10 pm | Waitakere City

A Government plan to offer subsidies to up to 900,000 homeowners to insulate their pre-2000 houses is the kick-start Waitakere City Council has been waiting for. The council is already working on a business plan for the Waitakere Housing Retrofit ... More >>

Mayor Harvey congratulates transition leaders

Friday, 22 May 2009, 12:58 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere’s Bob Harvey has come out in support of the new Auckland Transition Agency, saying “The Government’s announcement of the members to lead the Auckland Transition Agency will be a relief to the thousands of contractors and staff needing executive ... More >>

Letterboxes undergo literary treatment

Thursday, 21 May 2009, 4:28 pm | Waitakere City

Mountains, hidden delights and impressive art were among features of the winning creations in Waitakere Library and Information Services’ Letterbox Lineup competition. More >>