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 »
OceanaGold’s proposed Martha Project is open for community feedback via written submissions from today, Thursday 16 August. Submissions close at 4.30 pm on Friday 14 September 2018.
Those considered directly affected by the project will be notified... Continue reading »
Waihi Beach Community Board Chair Allan Sole talked to Brian Gentil about the representation reviews currently being done by Hauraki District Council and Western Bay of Plenty Council. He stressed how important it is for people to put in a... Continue reading »
A resource consent application for Kaimai Wind Farm Ltd to establish a wind farm on the hills south of Paeroa is currently being reviewed by Hauraki District Council before being publicly notified.
The application site on privately owned farmland... Continue reading »
State Highways:The Thames Coast Road (SH25) is expected to remain closed today as clearance work continues. Subject to safety assessments, NZTA are hopeful of re-opening one lane this evening.The SH25A Kopu-Hikuai Rd is now open with stop/go traffic... Continue reading »
East Coast Road, Kaiaua, is open this morning but down to one lane just north of Waharau due to the slip that came down during heavy rain on Sunday.
Give way priority signs are in place at this site (like the ones used for one lane bridges).
If... Continue reading »
A combination of king tides and the extreme weather event over the weekend has resulted in significant erosion at Flaxmill Bay (pictured below) and Cooks Beach
A section of Thames Coromandel District Council reserve beside the road at Flaxmill Bay... Continue reading »
Crews from NZTA, Hauraki District Council and Thames Coromandel District Council have been assessing roads and addressing any issues as quickly as possible following yesterday’s weather event.
The heavy rain warning has been lifted for the... Continue reading »