People have until 4.30 pm Thursday, January 31 to make submissions on a proposed 24 turbine wind farm that spans an area of 1,304 hectares or just over 3,222 acres. The proposed wind farm borders Rotokohu Road, Paeroa and SH26 Tirohia. The turbines... Continue reading »
Waikato Regional Council’s coastal scientists say water quality at Coromandel beaches it monitors is generally good for swimming, but caution is urged following heavy rain.
The Regional Council is in the third year of its reactivated water quality... Continue reading »
Holiday makers on the Coromandel this summer are being encouraged to think carefully about ways to minimise their waste as the population spikes and Kerbside rubbish collection increases across the district.
Between December and January last year... Continue reading »
A heavy rain warning has been issued for the Coromandel Peninsula and TCDC's Civil Defence team is urging motorists to travel with care and expect delays tonight.
What the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has called a... Continue reading »
Biosecurity surveillance in Tauranga Harbour this week discovered four Asian Paddle Crabs.
This is the second discovery of the invasive pest in the Bay of Plenty region after two were caught near Matapihi Bridge during a pest surveillance survey... Continue reading »
Waikato Regional Council’s coastal scientists say water quality at the beaches it monitors is generally good for swimming, but caution is urged following heavy rain.
The council is in the third year of its reactivated water quality monitoring... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil caught up with Thames Coromandel Thames Ward Councillor and Waikato Health Board Member Sally Christie on Tuesday morning, who reminded us to be prepared with medication and prescriptions over the holiday break.
Sally also mentioned... Continue reading »
The purchase of a block of land in Totara adjoining Council-owned land south of the Sir Keith Park Memorial Airfield creates an area big enough for a potential future sports and recreation hub, Thames Coromandel District Council says.
The land was... Continue reading »
Thames Coromandel District Council's Hot Water Beach toilets have been named ‘Best Loo’ in the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards.
The Best Loo Award recognises the best public loo in the country. Judges take into consideration the location,... Continue reading »
Work has begun on toilet and wastewater improvements at Karangahake Reserve.
The Government will pay $215,830 towards the $1,078,000 project, following a successful application from the Council to the MBIE Tourism Infrastructure Fund, which is... Continue reading »
We're into spring, the season of new growth and the Coromandel is starting to blossom. Sadly however, recent cases of tree vandalism in the Thames Coromandel district have put a dampener on the new season for many of their communities.
Eight... Continue reading »
Matamata-Piako is hoping a $1.7million funding injection from the Provincial Growth Fund will lead to a tourism and industry boom.
Matamata-Piako District Council submitted two applications to the fund following a meeting with Economic Development... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Allan Sole about the Waihi Beach Community Board and the process followed by Western Bay of Plenty District Council in regard to representation.
Allan said well over 500 submissions were received and he and Brian discussed the... Continue reading »
Thames Coromandel District Councillor and member of the Waikato District Health Board Sally Christie spoke to Brian Gentil about what's been happening in her district.
Sally discussed the Thames Hospital 150th celebration coming up in the... Continue reading »
The public has until 4 pm on Monday, September 10 to tell Thames Coromandel District Council what they think about a proposal and be included in the process that could see popular beach resort Hahei become a pay-to-visit beach.The proposed bylaw... Continue reading »
The roll-out of Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) to Thames is now complete and more than 20 percent of the 3000 premises able to connect to the new Chorus network have already done so.
Nationally, the average uptake of fibre broadband is about 42% several... Continue reading »
Waihi Councillor Max McLean bucked the trend to go with the flow and vote for the status quo for his district’s representation review yesterday.
Despite Mayor John Tregidga telling him he’d changed his mind at Hauraki District Council’s meeting... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Waihi Beach Community Board Chair Allan Sole about the representation review happening at the Western Bay of Plenty District Council.
Western Bay has suggested an option that is not going down well with some locals and in... Continue reading »
On Wednesday, August 15 Hauraki District Council heard from those who wished to speak to submissions they made about the 2018 Representation Review.
Most written submissions received (84.5%), opposed the council’s initial proposal on 27 June 2018,... Continue reading »
Noted Whenuakite farmer, the late Arthur Hinds, is to have a Work Placement Scholarship established in his honour by the Department of Conservation and Waikato Regional Council.
Mr Hinds, who was killed by a falling tree on his own farm in September... Continue reading »