Week 1 begins Monday 15 January 2018
On Friday 5th of January a low pressure system bought heavy rain and strong winds to most of the North Island. The storm and tidal surges caused major flooding and damage to homes and properties in the Kaiaua Coast area including, Kiaua, Whakatiwai, Waharau, and Pūkorokoro-Miranda. There was also major saltwater flooding of farms.
A disaster relief fund has been set up by the Council following last week’s Kaiaua coast storm event. The fund follows an overwhelming response from people wanting to donate money to help devastated coastal communities, including Kaiaua, Waharau, Whakatiwai and Pūkorokoro/Miranda, get back on their feet.
Be prepared and stay informed about the current weather event
Hauraki District Council has signed up for Local Government New Zealand’s CouncilMARK™ excellence programme in 2018.
The construction of a new pedestrian bridge over the Ohinemuri River at Karangahake Gorge Reserve carpark will begin in January 2018.
Fire and Emergency urges people to take action now ahead of a hot, dry summer
A new road safety campaign – 'Stay Alive On 25' – has been designed to try to prevent serious injury and fatal crashes on this highway.
From 20 December 2017 all open air fires must have a permit.
Fine tuning required with Waihi and Paeroa's specialised UV peroxide water treatment systems to remove taste and odour.
It’s hoped new signs and road markings installed at the Waitawheta Bridge in Karangahake Gorge will help improve traffic flow and safety at the busy intersection.
Traffic is flowing smoothly through a former bottleneck near Paeroa’s big bottle, thanks to the installation of a temporary roundabout.
A recently released government drinking water report has been welcomed by Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga, who says supplying safe drinking water is essential and a matter of public health and safety.
Tired changing rooms at the Waihi Community Swimming Pool will receive a new lease on life as part of an overall upgrade planned for next year.
The holiday season will affect processing timeframes for building consents and LIMs
One of only a small number of elected members aged under 30 in New Zealand, Austin Rattray recently attended a special retreat designed to connect our most youthful decision makers.
The Council building, Hauraki House, is undergoing earthquake strengthening work, roof replacement, exterior painting, and some interior renovation work.
If your life, health or property is in serious danger, an Emergency Mobile Alert could be sent to your mobile phone.
Some ground movement has been detected near a sinkhole that was discovered in Waihi earlier this year on Council reserve between the Waihi Rugby Club and the Martha open pit.
The changes to the Alcohol Control Bylaw have been approved by Council and comes into effect 10 Nov 2017.
A review of the District’s gambling rules has resulted in some changes, including an additional rule to allow businesses with pokie machines to move premises in some circumstances.
A proposed year round alcohol ban in public places in Whiritoa has been canned by the Council following an overwhelming response from the community. The existing seasonal ban during traditional Christmas and New Year periods will remain in place.
Presentations were made at an awards evening to celebrate the contributions and achievements of people in our communities.
Join in the fun at the opening of the Pūkorokoro-Miranda to Thames section of the Hauraki Rail Trail
The news that Countdown and New World’s single use plastic bags will be phased out has been welcomed by Hauraki District Council.
Council’s noise control officers are now able to issue fines for excessive and unreasonable noise.
We’re supporting Get Ready Week 2017 (9-15 October)
Celebrating excellence in business – that’s the aim of the new Hauraki- Coromandel Business Awards taking place in September.
The Council is proposing some changes to its Alcohol Control Bylaw, which outlines rules around alcohol use in public places.
Free driver refresher courses available for the 65+ aged drivers.
Alcohol bans and gambling policy changes for Hauraki.
An arson attack at Victoria Park toilets in Waihi is pointless and infuriating says Waihi Ward Chair
DOC advises contractors will be undertaking work on 16 tracks in the Hauraki, Whitianga and Tauranga Districts to prevent the spread of kauri dieback
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Earlier this morning a sinkhole associated with historic mining and approximately 20 metres in diameter was discovered on council reserve between the Waihi Rugby Club and the Martha open pit.
Resource consent to create 43 residential lots on part of the former Paeroa Racecourse has been granted.
The upgraded Paeroa Water Treatment Plant received a Merit Award for Excellence in Collaboration and Design
The Waikato Plan, adopted by the Waikato partner councils including the Hauraki District Council, is all about pooling resources and working collectively to provide the best outcomes possible for everyone in the greater Waikato area.
Bird watching at Pūkorokoro-Miranda is now wheelchair friendly and accessible in winter thanks to a major upgrade of a walking track from East Coast Road to a bird viewing hide.
An application to create 45 residential lots on part of the former Paeroa Racecourse is currently being processed by Council.
Join Paeroa Streamcare Trust for their first Community Planting Day Sunday 23 July
Guest speaker, recently retired double Olympic rowing champion Eric Murray, to reveal secrets behind success.
Several problem sections of the Hauraki Rail Trail will be sealed following a successful funding application to Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
The Council will question wastewater discharge requirements set out in the government’s National Policy Statement on Freshwater (NPSFW) and seek a more affordable and environmentally beneficial solution.
A plan to reduce waste has been adopted by Council.
We’ve made some small changes to existing fees and charges for the coming year and included a couple of new fees in our fee schedule.
Council will cover a funding shortfall of $120,000 for stage one of Waihi Sport `n’ Action Trust’s multi-million-dollar Recreation and Community Centre at Morgan Park.
You don’t have to live in a big city to create a thriving international company.
Work around Waihi includes: Rocket Park; Gilmour Lake Reserve parking; Waihi's crucible rubbish bins; Whiritoa playground; Bradford St
Seat installed at Karangahake Reserve carpark to celebrate 95 years of Women’s Institute in New Zealand
The 2017/18 Annual Plan comes into effect 1 July 2017
Rates will now be invoiced four times a year instead of three.
Working with, and listening to its community has made Hauraki District Council a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.
Highlights from the latest Hauraki District Council meeting on 31 May 2017
Pūkorokoro/Miranda to Thames section of the Hauraki Rail Trail nears opening. A One Stop Shop information evening (14 June) for the Pūkorokoro/Miranda to Thames section of the Trail, and separate day workshop (13 June) for entrepreneurs and business people to be held next week.
A welcome window of fine weather has been put to good use by Waihi Sport ‘n’ Action. The asphalt surface on 10 new netball and tennis courts at the back of Morgan Park has now been completed.
TCDC & HDC unite in seeking to reduce mangrove growth
Routinely boiling drinking water is now a thing of the past for people living in Karangahake and Mackaytown. This week the last few properties in the area were connected to the much superior Paeroa water supply and precautionary boil water notices have been lifted in both communities.
Hauraki District Council Group Manager Engineering Services Adrian de Laborde says the Council is on a mission to upgrade all of its drinking water supplies and the completion of the Mackaytown and Karangahake upgrades is a real milestone.
Preparing for an emergency is easier than you think
The 2017/18 Annual Plan is now adopted and comes into effect 1 July 2017
A new direct bus service between Coromandel town and Rotorua has arrived and Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga is 100 percent on board.
A certificate of compliance has been issued to New Talisman Gold Mines Ltd for prospecting within old mine workings within Mount Karangahake.
Have your say about our most precious resource.
An overwhelming response to a post on a community Facebook page has inspired an exciting local initiative.
Support agencies and flood affected farmers came together to discuss a way forward following last week's weather event.
Free de-sexing and micro-chipping is now available for dogs classed as menacing.
When the Waihi street changes kicked in just over a year ago we anticipated and planned for quite a number of potential issues. Where are we now?
Council will spend around $640,000 on a new scheme to pump wastewater from the Karangahake Reserve toilets to the Paeroa Waste Water Treatment system to relieve the existing waste water treatment that is struggling to cope with the influx of holiday makers.
The decision whether or not to add fluoride to drinking water shouldn’t be shouldered by the Council or District Health Boards, the Council has agreed.
State Highway 2 between Waihi and Omokoroa looks set to see $60million worth of safety improvements over the next six years.
Hauraki residents welcome news ultrafast broadband is coming to their three main towns.
If the experts predicted a dismal future for regional New Zealand, no one told Hauraki. In a climate of expected population and economic decline, the district is booming.
Waikato Civil Defence is updating the way it educates people about tsunami preparedness in the wake of the recent Kaikoura quake and following subsequent tsunami alert.
NZ Transport Agency has announced it will fund a $1 million `clip-on' cycle lane attached to the downstream side of the Piako Bridge, which spans the Piako River on State Highway 25. This will provide a safe crossing for trail users and road cyclists and is a key piece of the Kaiaua to Kopu section of the Hauraki Rail Trail.
Council helps local businesses #GetDigital
Next winter Waihi netballers will be winning their games on six brand new courts at the back of Morgan Park, thanks to an $800,000 contribution from Council. The new courts will also service the tennis club.
Contractor Health And Safety Pre-Qualification Scheme
Changes to online banking details for payments made to Hauraki District Council
To avoid polluting our waterways, we need be aware of what activities introduce waste.
Many Waihi residents have changed their address without moving anywhere. The renumbering of 650 Waihi properties took effect on March 1.
Plans to build a community retirement village on the site of the Paeroa Racecourse was put to the Council meeting this morning.
The Paeroa Racecourse has been purchased from the Barbara Anderson Trust and the Auckland based property developer is putting forward a proposal to build a community retirement village there.