Farmers are being urged to do their bit to protect farms from damaging pest plants by ensuring machinery, vehicles and equipment have been cleaned ahead of Gypsy Day.
Gypsy Day occurs in the week leading up to and immediately following 1 June each... Continue reading »
A drill rig that appeared in the car park behind Waihi's Seddon Street, between Haszard Street and Mueller Street over last weekend is installing a Piezometer that measures groundwater and any changes to this, according to Mark Buttimore,... Continue reading »
Putting the weekly rubbish bag on the kerb will soon cost a little more as the cost of getting rid of waste increases.
Hauraki District Council will increase the price of its pre-paid yellow household refuse bags and rubbish disposal charges to its... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Council’s $4.4 million Kaimanawa drinking water supply project near Hikutaia is underway.
The project will supply quality drinking water treated at the Paeroa water treatment plant to properties in the Kaimanawa and Maratoto areas... Continue reading »
Puarere Stream Bridge on Omahu Valley Road, Hikutaia, will be under stop-go management from Monday 13 May to Friday 17 May while permanent repairs to the bridge abutment are made.
The bridge will then be closed from 9am to 3pm on Monday and Tuesday... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga has slammed the decision by Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage to block OceanaGold’s application under the Overseas Investment Act to buy land for the purpose of extending its long term operations at Waihi.... Continue reading »
Thames Coromandel District Council has extended their Community Plans survey until 8 am, Monday 6 May, which means there's still time to have your say on what you think of their activities and services where you live.
Some of these plans were... Continue reading »
Hauraki District ratepayers will see some changes to their rates after 1 July 2019.
According to the council the changes have come about for two reasons - an average non-water rates increase of 5.7 per cent set by Hauraki District Council in its... Continue reading »
A century after leaving Thames, Sir Keith Park is back home in the form of a bronze statue in his likeness. Sir Keith led the air defence of London and south-east England during the Battle of Britain in 1940, forcing Adolf Hitler to abandon plans... Continue reading »
Water restrictions in Waihi and Waikino have now been lifted.
While river levels remain low, water usage has dropped significantly over the last few weeks, and we’re now out of the woods.
A big thank you from Hauraki District Council to all... Continue reading »
Due to the continuing dry conditions Hauraki District Council is still asking people to conserve water use by only using sprinkler systems on alternate days.
If your address is an odd number, only water on odd days of the month, if your address is... Continue reading »
Waihi residents have won their appeal against the Council's decision on the representation review and the Waihi ward is to get an extra councillor at the upcoming October 12 election. The number of councillors in the Waihi Ward will increase... Continue reading »
The majority of Thames Coromandel Councillors (five) voted against a resolution to sign a Climate Change Document drafted by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) that commits councils to plans to reduce greenhouse gases, increase resource efficiency,... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga has made it official. He will be calling time on his 36 year political career, vacating his chair at the council table and handing on the mayoral chains at the local election coming up later this year.
John... Continue reading »
A fertiliser company has been convicted and fined $45,000 for unlawfully discharging chicken effluent leachate into the Waitakaruru River at Maramarua in north Waikato.
The convictions and penalty were imposed on Bennett Fertilisers Limited by Judge... Continue reading »
Dog owners are being asked to check their pets are up-to-date with vaccinations as cases of canine parvovirus have been identified on the Coromandel.
Parvovirus (or ‘parvo’) is a contagious viral illness that affects dogs, causing severe vomiting,... Continue reading »
Thames Coromandel District Council Thames Ward Councillor and member of the Waikato District Health Board Sally Christie spoke with Brian Gentil on Monday morning, covering a number of current topics.
Included were the measles cases that are... Continue reading »
Bronwyn Roberts (from The Plains Profile) spoke with Brian Gentil about the meeting held in the Ngatea War Memorial Hall on Wednesday night about the future of the Ngatea Library.
There’s been a lot of interest from locals and those in the district... Continue reading »
A chance meeting at the Hauraki District Council Representation Review Hearing resulted in an invitation for Joshua Mason and Dakota Sinclair to join Brian Gentil in the Gold FM studio to talk politics.
Waihi locals Joshua and Dakota are 18 years... Continue reading »
Ngatea people power has caused the Hauraki District Council to do a U-turn on an option they decided on for the proposed Ngatea Library project.
A public meeting is being held at the Ngatea War Memorial Hall at 7 pm this Wednesday. Everyone is... Continue reading »