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Stop dragging the chain ARC

Thursday, 21 May 2009, 9:53 am | Waitakere City

Waitakere City Council expressed its frustration with the continued delays to its Massey North and Hobsonville developments at today’s Regional Transport Committee (RTC) meeting. Councillor Linda Cooper, who chairs the Northwest Urban Development ... More >>

Libraries bring Samoa to Waitakere

Friday, 15 May 2009, 12:24 pm | Waitakere City

Bringing the culture and language of Samoa to a wider audience is the focus of a week of activities at Waitakere libraries later this month. More >>

Waitakere awards Creative Communities

Thursday, 14 May 2009, 12:21 pm | Waitakere City

Opportunities for at-risk youth to record their own music and an anthology of hand printed poems are among projects allocated money in first round of Creative Communities Scheme in 2009. More >>

Youth Week in Waitakere

Tuesday, 12 May 2009, 10:48 am | Waitakere City

Music, dance and song performed by some of Waitakere’s talented young people are the feature of national Youth Week celebrations later this month. More >>

Scenic Drive closed for repairs

Tuesday, 12 May 2009, 10:47 am | Waitakere City

Part of Scenic Drive will be closed on weekdays for two weeks as Waitakere City Council repairs the road damaged by a major landslip last winter. The road between Shaw Rd and West Coast Road will closed from 6.30am Monday 11 May to 8.00pm Friday 15 May ... More >>

Waitakere Maori to host regional hui on Auckland

Wednesday, 6 May 2009, 5:10 pm | Waitakere City

Te Taumata Runanga, Waitakere City Council’s Maori advisory committee, will host a regional hui on Auckland governance issues on May 18. More >>

Waitakere Residents Have Their Say

Monday, 4 May 2009, 11:21 am | Waitakere City

About 300 submissions have been made to Best for the West - Waitakere’s Draft 10 Year Plan which sets out the council’s key priorities and projects and their estimated costs. While the number of submissions is lower than in previous years, Waitakere ... More >>

10 year plan submissions due Friday - Waitakere

Tuesday, 28 April 2009, 1:21 pm | Waitakere City

There are just three days to go before submissions to Waitakere’s draft 10 Year Plan close. People have until 5pm, Friday 1 May to have their say on the plan, also known as the Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP). It sets out the council’s ... More >>

Electorates show low support for super city

Monday, 27 April 2009, 12:22 pm | Waitakere City

Almost half of people in Waitakere, the country’s fifth largest city, oppose plans for a super city. A telephone survey of 401 residents shows 47% are not in favour of the Government’s plan. More >>

Hundreds protest supercity plans

Thursday, 23 April 2009, 10:56 am | Waitakere City

An estimated 1,000 people marched through central Henderson today to protest against the Government’s model for Auckland governance. More >>

10 Year Plan submission deadline looming

Tuesday, 21 April 2009, 10:49 am | Waitakere City

Residents wanting to have their say on Waitakere’s draft 10 Year Plan are reminded that submissions close on May 1. More >>

Water ambassadors club proving popular

Monday, 20 April 2009, 1:06 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere’s new Water Ambassadors Kids Club is making a big splash with more than 220 youngsters already signed up. Launched by Waitakere City Council last month, the club is aimed at environmentally-minded five to 10 year-olds interested in preserving ... More >>

Community and council combine to oppose Proposals

Saturday, 18 April 2009, 11:59 am | Waitakere City

Waitakere community groups and Waitakere City Council have vowed to work closely together to put the local back into local government. More >>

Mayor congratulates Foodstuffs on new bag charge

Friday, 17 April 2009, 4:27 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere mayor Bob Harvey congratulates Foodstuffs on its announcement of becoming New Zealand's first supermarket group to introduce a five cent charge on its plastic bags. Mayor Harvey, who is spearheading a campaign to halve the consumption of plastic ... More >>

Fund supports community leisure projects

Friday, 17 April 2009, 2:09 pm | Waitakere City

An upgraded auditorium at Green Bay High School is a step closer thanks to a $160,000 grant from Waitakere City Council. More >>

What’s wrong with Auckland?

Wednesday, 15 April 2009, 11:05 am | Waitakere City

What’s wrong with Auckland? It has two major problems on which everyone seems to agree: firstly the need to clear up confusion on regional issues and, secondly, the need for additional money to make up for years of underfunding the region’s ... More >>

Planning for Waikumete’s future

Thursday, 9 April 2009, 10:33 am | Waitakere City

Waitakere City Council will look at ways it can extend the life of Waikumete Cemetery until 2055 as burial space becomes a premium. The council’s Infrastructure and Works Committee has given the green light to a programme that allows officers to ... More >>

Governance changes concentrate power at the top

Tuesday, 7 April 2009, 4:48 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere City Council today expressed alarm at the Government’s announcement on the re-structuring of local government in Auckland. Speaking just minutes after a briefing where Local Government Minister Rodney Hide briefed council representatives, ... More >>

Waitakere residents pride in ‘eco city’

Monday, 6 April 2009, 1:14 pm | Waitakere City

Waitakere’s status as New Zealand’s leading eco city is a tag its residents take a lot of pride in. A survey undertaken by Waitakere City Council to identify public attitudes to the eco city approach showed that 79 percent of residents agreed with ... More >>

Have your say on Waitakere’s 10 year plan

Tuesday, 31 March 2009, 11:17 am | Waitakere City

Public submissions on Waitakere City Council’s draft 10 year plan open today, March 31. The plan, also known as the Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP), sets out the council’s key priorities and projects over the next 10 years, and their estimated ... More >>