Week 2 begins Monday 17 September 2018
New Quotable Value (QV) figures show residential and lifestyle property values in the Hauraki District have risen sharply over the last three years.
Heads up for East Coast Road, Kaiaua travellers
Paeroa Domain public toilets will be reopened between 6am and 9pm every day from today.
The cream of another great crop of local businesses have been selected as finalists in this year’s Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards.
Hauraki District Council customers might notice a change in the way they’re greeted from next week.
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.
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.
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.
Nominations are now open for the Hauraki District Council 2018 Citizens and Young Achievers Awards.
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.
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.
OceanaGold’s proposed Martha Project is now open for community feedback via written submissions from Thursday 16 August. Submissions close at 4.30pm on Friday 14 September 2018.
Work to switch most street lights in the District to new state-of the-art LED lights is underway
A community project to create a 1.4km cycleway around Ngatea’s Hugh Hayward Domain is ready to roll.
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.
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.
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
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.
Voting is now open for the People’s Choice award. Voting closes 4pm on September 17 2018.
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.
Paeroa will have some special visitors over the next few weeks when three groups of Chinese primary school students are hosted in the town.
“We’re proposing a change to one Mayor and nine councillors - three representing the Waihi Ward, three representing the Paeroa Ward and three representing the Hauraki Plains Ward – and to continue with no community boards, for the next two Council elections,” says Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Paeroa Domain public toilets will be re-opened for general use on weekends from this Saturday (23 June), following feedback from the community.
Public toilets at Paeroa Domain will be closed from Tuesday 5 June 2018, except for special events.
More people can now sit up and take notice of Paeroa thanks to separate donations from Paeroa community identity Norm McMillan, and Paeroa Rotary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust welcomes the Government’s announcement of co-funding to complete the Hauraki Rail Trail.
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.
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.
Mining company OceanaGold shared its proposed plans for a further development in Waihi at a Council meeting in Paeroa this morning.
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.
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.
The Council has asked the new government to consider home owners in Waihi before finalising its proposed Overseas Investment Amendment Bill.
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.
The Government will pitch in and pay $215,830 towards toilet and wastewater improvements at Karangahake Reserve.
Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi announced today that the Government will contribute $15,000 to the Hauraki District Council Kaiaua Coast Disaster Relief Fund.
The construction of a new pedestrian bridge over the Ohinemuri River at Karangahake Gorge Reserve carpark will begin in January 2018.
Hauraki District Council has signed up for Local Government New Zealand’s CouncilMARK™ excellence programme in 2018.
Traffic is flowing smoothly through a former bottleneck near Paeroa’s big bottle, thanks to the installation of a temporary roundabout.
Resource consent to create 43 residential lots on part of the former Paeroa Racecourse has been granted.
An application to create 45 residential lots on part of the former Paeroa Racecourse is currently being processed by Council.
Support agencies and flood affected farmers came together to discuss a way forward following last week's weather event.