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Week 2 begins Monday 12 November 2018

  • The year that’s been - our Annual Report

    The Annual Report details the Council's performance for the year 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and reports against the third year of the 2015-25 Long Term Plan.

  • 2018 Citizen & Young Achiever Awards

    The 2018 Citizen and Young Achiever Awards were held recently to celebrate and recognise the incredible achievements of people, who through their outstanding dedication and community spirit, have made a positive difference in local communities.

  • Changes to rules around residential pools

    Changes in the rules around residential swimming pools mean we now have to inspect more pools, more often, to make sure they are safely fenced.

  • Evolve Hauraki Business Bites

    Now Hauraki District business owners can have their breakfast and grow their business too.  The Council has joined forces with Te Waka (Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency) and Hauraki town promotional organisations, Positive Paeroa, Positively Promoting the Plains and Go Waihi, to create Evolve Hauraki.

  • Relief on the way for Karangahake Reserve toilets

    Work has begun on toilet and wastewater improvements at Karangahake Reserve.  

  • Know what to do in an earthquake or threat of tsunami

    Did you participate in ShakeOut? Remember the right action to take during an earthquake is Drop, Cover and Hold - and plan in advance for a tsunami hīkoi (evacuation) if in a coastal area.

  • Thumbs up for proposed Hauraki reuse centre

    A local community group presented a business case to open a reuse centre in the Hauraki District and received a unanimous thumbs-up from the Council. No request was made for funding, but it was acknowledged this would most likely be on the cards in future.

  • Mowing of Roadside Berms in Waihi

    You may have noticed we've stopped mowing some roadside berms in Waihi.

  • Hauraki-Coromandel Business Awards finalists and winners

    Congratulations to all our Hauraki-Coromandel Business Awards finalists and winners.

  • Battle of the Streets leaves lasting legacy

    Paeroa’s iconic Battle of the Streets may be gone, but Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga says its enormous contribution to the town will not be forgotten.

  • New valuations show strong growth in Hauraki District house values

    New Quotable Value (QV) figures show residential and lifestyle property values in the Hauraki District have risen sharply over the last three years.

  • East Coast Road, Kaiaua closed daily for the rest of the week

    Heads up for East Coast Road, Kaiaua travellers

  • Paeroa Domain toilets reopened for everyday business

    Paeroa Domain public toilets will be reopened between 6am and 9pm every day from today. 

  • Business Awards finalists announced

     The cream of another great crop of local businesses have been selected as finalists in this year’s Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards.

  • Council embraces Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

    Hauraki District Council customers might notice a change in the way they’re greeted from next week. 

  • Intrepid kiwi adventurer to speak at local business awards

    To survive the adventure of being in business, you have to made of tough stuff. That’s why intrepid kiwi adventurer Kevin Biggar is the perfect keynote speaker for this year’s Hauraki-Coromandel Business Awards Gala Evening.

  • Funding for local arts - Creative Communities Scheme

    Applications for funding assistance to local arts projects and initiatives within the territory of the Hauraki District Council are now being received for projects that take place between 1 October 2018 and 30 September 2019.

  • You little beauty Waihi!

    Already known as the town with a heart of gold, Waihi is now in the running for a new claim to fame as New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Small town. 

  • Council amends initial proposal on number of councillors

    Following feedback from the community, the Council has amended its initial proposal which was to reduce the number of councillors in the District. Its amended proposal is to retain the status quo, which is to have one mayor (elected by the whole district) and 12 councillors; four representing the Paeroa ward, four representing the Waihi Ward and four representing the Plains Ward, with no community boards.

  • Local councils hope to get a thing going on with Mr Jones

    Last week Minister Jones spent time with all three district Mayors to hear what sort of projects could benefit from investment from the Provincial Growth Fund, which has $1 billion per year in its coffers over the next three years, to drive economic benefits in the provinces.

  • Light switch - we're changing to LED road lights

    Work to switch most street lights in the District to new state-of the-art LED lights is underway

  • Wheels in motion for new cycleway

    A community project to create a 1.4km cycleway around Ngatea’s Hugh Hayward Domain is ready to roll.

  • Proposed new farm is in the wind

    Kaimai Wind Farm Limited has lodged a resource consent application with Hauraki District Council and Waikato Regional Council for a proposed wind farm at the northern end of the Kaimai Ranges at Tirohia, near Paeroa.

  • Government will pay for Hauraki Rail Trail storm fix

    News the government will pick up the $214,330 tab for repair work on a storm damaged section of the Hauraki Rail Trail has put an early spring in Mayor John Tregidga’s step.   

  • Council funds WiFi hotspots and better rural broadband

    The recent flurry of fibre-related activity on Waihi residential streets is a particularly welcome sight for Councillor Austin Rattray. A member of former community group Connect IT Hauraki, he’s been on a mission to get ultrafast broadband into Hauraki communities since 2015

  • Bridge work set to flow once more

    Work on the new pedestrian bridge over the Ohinemuri River at the Karangahake Gorge carpark dried up over the last few months but will start to flow again in early August.

  • New farm in the wind

    Kaimai Wind Farm Limited has lodged resource consent applications with Hauraki District Council and Waikato Regional Council for a proposed wind farm at the northern end of the Kaimai Ranges at Tirohia, near Paeroa.

  • Special visitors pave the way for export education in Hauraki

    Paeroa will have some special visitors over the next few weeks when three groups of Chinese primary school students are hosted in the town. 

  • Ngatea declares war on plastic

    Describing herself simply as a mother and worker who cares, Ngatea woman Marie Holtham is on a mission to see her home town lead the way in the war against plastic.

  • We need to do a Representation Review

    Every six years we have to look at how many councillors we have in each of our three wards (Paeroa, Waihi and Hauraki Plains), and across the district overall. This is to make sure we have the right amount of people around the Council table to fairly represent the number of people that live in each of our communities.

  • Resource consent applications lodged for proposed new mine project

    OceanaGold (NZ) has lodged resource consent applications with Hauraki District Council and Waikato Regional Council for further mine development in Waihi. The applications, which will be processed jointly by the two Councils, cover the proposed Martha Project announced by the company in March this year.

  • A job worth doing, is a job worth doing well

    A tomo that opened up on Trig Road South, Waihi, last Tuesday evening (19 June) also opened a can of worms that the Council has spent the last week investigating and repairing. 

  • Council open to feedback on Paeroa Domain toilets

    The Paeroa Domain public toilets will be re-opened for general use on weekends from this Saturday (23 June), following feedback from the community.

  • Seats ahead in Paeroa

    More people can now sit up and take notice of Paeroa thanks to separate donations from Paeroa community identity Norm McMillan, and Paeroa Rotary.

  • Would you be prepared for a flood?

    The reality of having your home flooded is difficult to understand unless you have been through the experience. Know how to prepare before what never happens, happens.

  • Fibre roll out begins in Waihi next week

    The Waihi community will be the first in Hauraki to be able to connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband as Chorus begins rolling out their fibre network next week.

  • Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards 2018

    The Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards are an acknowledgement of excellence in all sectors of business within the Hauraki and Thames-Coromandel districts. Applications now open.

  • Rates Rebates - We don't want you to miss out

    We’re concerned some of our ratepayers could be missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings on their rates bill per year because they haven’t applied for a rates rebate.

  • Morgan Park trucking on

    The Morgan Park Recreation and Community Centre rolled a step closer last week when the netball pavilion was moved
    from its former site to greener pastures.

  • Bright future for Hauraki District

    The future looks brighter than ever for Hauraki District thanks to a funding boost from NZ Transport Agency. Over the next few months most street lights in the District will be converted to new state-of-the-art LED lights.

  • Funding secured for final legs of the Hauraki Rail Trail

    The Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust welcomes the Government’s announcement of co-funding to complete the Hauraki Rail Trail.

  • Tagger turned talented artist

    Ten years ago he was made to scrub his drawings from the old Paeroa skate bowl. Today he’s being paid to paint a mural at the town’s new skate park at Railway Reserve.  

  • Fibre rollout kicks off in Waihi

    The Waihi community will be the first in Hauraki to be able to connect to Ultra Fast Broadband as Chorus begins the roll out of their fibre network in May this year.

  • New Waihi mining proposal presented to Council

    Mining company OceanaGold shared its proposed plans for a further development in Waihi at a Council meeting in Paeroa this morning.

  • New Chair to steer growth in Hauraki

    When it comes to business activity, Councillor Ross Harris predicts an exciting ride for Hauraki over the next few years. Recently taking the wheel as Economic Development Subcommittee Chair he’s keen to build on progress made by Deputy Mayor Toby Adams, who held the position for six years.

  • Building consent support for Kaiaua Coast property owners

    Property owners considering raising the floor level of homes or buildings following coastal flooding in the Kaiaua Coast area in January now have one less thing to worry about.

  • Council speaks up for Waihi homeowners

    The Council has asked the new government to consider home owners in Waihi before finalising its proposed Overseas Investment Amendment Bill.

  • Mayor recognises shining community star

    The Mayor paid a surprise visit to Waihi East School last week to present Deputy Principal Rachael Coll with a special award for her contribution to local Matariki Celebrations.

  • Government pitches in for Karangahake Reserve toilet improvements

    The Government will pitch in and pay $215,830 towards toilet and wastewater improvements at Karangahake Reserve.

  • Government to help Kaiaua community

    Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi announced today that the Government will contribute $15,000 to the Hauraki District Council Kaiaua Coast Disaster Relief Fund.

  • New bridge at Karangahake Gorge

    The construction of a new pedestrian bridge over the Ohinemuri River at Karangahake Gorge Reserve carpark will begin in January 2018.