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Council Matters with Hauraki Mayor Toby Adams

Council Matters with Hauraki Mayor Toby Adams

Posted May 15, 2020
Council Matters , Podcasts

This week’s Council Matters with Hauraki District Mayor Toby Adams started with an explanation about the reduction in plastics that will be accepted for recycling to just 1 and 2 plastics, while 3 to 7 now go straight into the rubbish.

This is because no-one is accepting these plastics anymore so there really was only one choice Mayor Toby said.

Brian Gentil asked the Mayor about the Waihi Refuse Transfer Station upgrade, what stage it was at and when it was likely to reopen longer hours.

Toby said hopefully that should happen next week.

The weed problem at Gilmour Lake in Waihi is being fixed after some in-depth research about the best options. Hand picking it out along with putting some friendly herbicide spray on it will help the model yacht club and others who enjoy the lake and park.

There’s been a delay in the toilet that’s being added to Karangahake with the increased numbers of visitors and Paeroa Domain’s new entrance work is continuing with the vehicle entrance complete while the pedestrian entrance is still to be finished.

Brian asked Mayor Toby about the elderly housing upgrades with insulation being fitted and other improvements going on in the background.

And they also talked about the toilets and facilities being updated and upgraded along the Shorebird Coast and Kaiaua.

Brian and Toby finished with an update on what council facilities, offices and the like are back up and running from in the council buildings while we are in Alert Level 2 with Covid-19 pandemic, and reminded people to continue to respect each other and be kind.

To listen to the full interview with Hauraki Mayor Toby Adams … click play on our podcast link.