Council Matters with Hauraki District Mayor Toby Adams
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Posted May 22, 2020
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Brian Gentil spoke with Hauraki District Mayor Toby Adams about the pirate’s treasure chest that a Hauraki District council worker has made for the pirate themed playground on the Shorebird Coast.
Mayor Toby was very impressed with the addition.
Recycling has gone back to normal days and weeks, with the new proviso that only plastic 1’s and 2’s are now going into the recycling.
Mayor Toby explained the reason why this is the case at the moment.
Council meetings will be a hybrid with Councillors both in the Chambers with others still livestreaming from their home.
Other Council offices and services are back up and running, either from the offices or remotely, which is good to see Toby said.
Brian mentioned the rain on the horizon and how farmers were looking forward to it after several months of drought conditions. Farmers need at least 100 millimetres to make any difference and they’ll be waiting keenly for the rain to arrive the Mayor said.
Paeroa Refuse Transfer Station is back open, and Mayor Toby gave us an update on the upgrade progress at Waihi’s Refuse Transfer Station.
He also touched on Ngatea’s main street upgrade and the progress, and sometimes lack of progress over the last week or so.
And also talked about the pod of 50 to 60 dolphins that were sighted near Ngatea, about 30 km’s from the coast. It’s the first time they’ve been seen that far up the river in over 50 years according to one local.
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