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Council Matters with Hauraki Mayor Toby Adams

Council Matters with Hauraki Mayor Toby Adams

Posted September 04, 2020
Council Matters , Podcasts

Brian Gentil and Hauraki District Mayor Toby Adams caught up on Friday morning on the Breakfast Show and talked firstly about the new laws that have just come in making it easier for people to add a carport, new shed or sleep out without having to go through too many hoops. There are still rules to make sure things are up to a certain standard, but it’s definitely going to make things quicker and simpler Toby said.

There are some policy and bylaw amendments being looked at by council, as they review some of the rules around the district. These include proposed new rules for vehicle crossings, safe and healthy buildings and potential freedom camper sites in Waihi. These and other amendments are available to see on the website, These will be discussed at the council meeting on Wednesday.

Brian asked for an update on the upgrade at Victoria Park, or as it’s known by lots Rocket Park, with the pirate ship slipping off into the mist. This had become too dangerous for children to use, and while Toby wasn’t sure what was going to replace it he did say “watch this space”.

Brian also asked Mayor Toby to bring us up to date with Ngatea’s Streets Ahead Project as well as the Library and Service Centre.

Covid-19 Alert Level 2 has had an impact around the region, and we’ve been pretty well behaved around the region Brian said, to which the Mayor replied that we were a lot better behaved than our friendly neighbours in the super city, but generally everyone seems to be doing the right thing and taking it seriously. They know what kind of impact it has on local businesses and just want to stamp it out.

To listen to the full Hauraki Council Matters with Mayor Toby Adams just click on our podcast link …