Whitianga's new water treatment plant is now officially open, marking an important milestone in Thames Coromandel District Council's drinking water standards upgrade project.
The Council is spending close to $16 million over the next three... Continue reading »
Visitors to Kaiaua will have a top spot to stretch their legs, skip some stones, and munch on their lunch, thanks to a government contribution announced at the weekend.
The council has received $80,000 towards a car parking and freedom camping area... Continue reading »
If you're interested in the tourism business, an opportunity has come up to manage the Tairua campground.
The Tairua campground will be revitalised with the Tairua-Pauanui Community Board unanimously agreeing to spruce up the campground in... Continue reading »
The Bay of Plenty Regional Council Flood Room has been activated since 1 pm today (Thursday 4 July 2019) to closely monitor the effects of the current weather system on the region’s rivers.
Duty Flood Manager Mark Townsend says the increased river... Continue reading »
Bay of Plenty Regional Councillors agreed at their Council meeting yesterday, to declare a climate emergency and work with the community on transitioning to a low carbon future and adapting to our changed climate.
The decision includes investigating... Continue reading »
Sally Christie, Thames Ward Councillor on the Thames Coromandel District Council, spoke with Brian Gentil about the local government council elections coming up in October.
Sally is standing again, and is encouraging others to do the same, whether... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Council’s two new 4000m3 treated drinking water reservoirs at the Kerepēhi Water Treatment Plant will soon be up and running.
The new drinking water tanks will be connected to the Hauraki Plains supply on June 26, completing the... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Council’s elderly person housing rental fees are increasing from July 1st.
Council staff sought and received Councillors approval to increase the rental fees for 57 elderly housing units situated in Paeroa, Waihi and Ngatea.... Continue reading »
People power provided the nudge Hauraki District Council needed to keep the Ngatea Library and Service Centre in the existing council building at the current site.The decision, made by the council this week, follows extensive feedback from the... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Mayor, John Tregidga, doesn’t speak for all locals as he berates Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage for accurately pointing out the risks of allowing OceanaGold to acquire land for a new tailings impoundment.
Spokesperson for... Continue reading »
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 »