Council Matters with Hauraki Mayor Toby Adams
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Posted July 24, 2020
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Brian Gentil talked with Hauraki District Mayor Toby Adams about Hauraki District Council Matters on Friday morning.
The drought being followed by torrential rain has been tough on the farming community, and Toby said they’d be keen to see some sunshine.
Five bylaws and policies are under the microscope at the moment.
Mayor Toby explained the council was looking at possible sites for freedom campers to be based around the district, with some suggestions for people to comment about, and also for the public to recommend where they see as the best places for these sites to be.
These are from Wharekawa Bay on the Shorebird coast to a car park in the Waihi CBD, with a couple of potential sites there. What do you think?
Feedback has to be in by Monday August 17.
Brian asked Mayor Toby to explain council’s sinking lid policy on gambling machines in the district, which will see a reduction in numbers as they are removed and not replaced.
With OceanaGold’s announcement about Project Quattro near Waihi’s town centre last week Brian asked for Mayor Toby’s first thoughts.
He said it was an application and there was a good opportunity for people to find out more and have their say in the coming months.
‘Tell us what you think’ is a catch phrase HDC is putting out there at the moment and Brian asked Toby to explain.
The Mayor said they want to get as much feedback from ratepayers and businesses as possible with regard to the annual plan, as well as the long term plan, so don’t hold back in passing on your thoughts, sooner rather than later.
And Brian wrapped up the interview by dropping the Mayor in it by announcing Toby had worn socks to bed last night, which Toby quickly blamed on the cold weather.
Listen to the full Council Matters interview by clicking on our podcast link …