Hauraki District Councillors turned out in force to the historic Victoria Hall last night to test the temperature of the Waikino community regarding their proposed boundary change idea.
The temperature of some residents had heated up when... Continue reading »
If you're interested in fair representation for you in your district you may like to head along to the meeting happening at Victoria Hall, Waikino this evening at 6.30 pm.
Hauraki District Council wants to consult with Waikino to see if they... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Mick Lester JP, the Chair of the NZ Community Boards Executive Committee since 2010. He has a good handle on the roles community boards can play and how they represent and act as an advocate for the interests of their... Continue reading »
Despite cutbacks in other areas in the Hauraki District Long Term Plan council stated in their 'We Need to Talk' consultation document they were reluctant to postpone some of the 'nice to have' projects but had the choice not to... Continue reading »
After heavy rain over the long weekend, Puketui Road, Hikuai, is closed until further notice as the ford is still in flood.
All other Thames Coromandel District roads are open as are all state highways. Work is continuing on the Thames Coast Road... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Sara Single the Director of the Waihi Drama Society's latest production - Curtain Up.Sara explained how she puts her own spin on plays she directs and gave a brief 'tease' of the story line which follows five... Continue reading »
With a representation review looming is it time for electors in the Hauraki district to consider community boards?
According to Local Government NZ the strength of community boards is their connection to neighbourhoods and their ability to bring... Continue reading »
Voted New Zealand's favourite event last year, thousands of American vehicle enthusiasts and many millions of dollars worth of their classic motor vehicles pour into Whangamata for the annual Repco Beach Hop event in March, boosting the... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga has been 'flat out' busy and has decided to step down as Chair of the Hauraki Gulf Forum. Travelling to Auckland and back has been a big stretch but he will still sit on forum.
Brian Gentil asked... Continue reading »
Hauraki District voters could have fewer representatives to vote for in the next Council election according to a Decision Report dated 17 April 2018 and published in a recent Hauraki District Council Agenda.
The Local Electoral Act 2001 requires... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Council has a problem with its waterworks at the moment.Waihi and Waikino residents are asked to please conserve water until the issue at the Waihi Water Treatment Plant has been fixed.
Brian Gentil spoke to Hauraki District Mayor... Continue reading »
Hauraki Mayor John Tregidga called in to talk Council Matters from a Skills Highway Roadshow Breakfast in Thames.
Some 43% of New Zealand's adult population are lacking in literacy skills and 51% lack numeracy skills which surprised the Mayor.... Continue reading »
The Labour Government has opened their purse to the tune of $3.4 million in funding to help improve and extend the Hauraki Rail Trail.
Brian Gentil spoke about what the funding will cover with Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga.
And the good news... Continue reading »
Some residents in the Kaiaua Coast area are still without power as a result of last night's storm, and HDC understands it may not be restored for quite a while yet.
Counties Power says on its website that it is dealing with the largest storm... Continue reading »
State Highway 26, Paeroa to Thames, is open with stop/go traffic management in place.
The entire area of the Kopu Material Recovery Facility (MRF) was cordoned off by the Fire Service earlier today. Motorists are asked to please delay their journey... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga talked Council Matters with Brian Gentil this week.
Gold FM had a question come through regarding the investment in roading maintenance being cut back. Did council not see this coming 3 years ago or more? Mayor... Continue reading »
The Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns have been eaten, the weather was brilliant last weekend and Hauraki's Mayor admitted to being 'naughty' and eating most of his before Easter arrived.
OceanaGold's announcement regarding an... Continue reading »
An Auckland boatie keen to attend Beach Hop was turned home last week after hundreds of the devastating aquatic pest, Mediterranean fanworm, were found on the hull of his vessel moored in Whangamata harbour.
Mediterranean fanworm, also known as... Continue reading »
Mining company OceanaGold shared its proposed plans for a further development in Waihi at a Council meeting in Paeroa this morning.
The proposed Martha Project includes work to stabilise the north wall of the open Martha Pit to allow access to the... Continue reading »
Mayor John Tregidga congratulated GO Waihi for the organisation of the Waihi Beach Hop Warm Up Party and said he enjoyed his time attending the event. It was tough judging Mayor's Choice - the Best Classic Car, he said.
The Hauraki Long Term... Continue reading »