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  • Paeroa Domain public toilets closed for casual business

    Public toilets at Paeroa Domain will be closed from Tuesday 5 June 2018, except for special events. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Waihi and Waikino residents please help us conserve water

  • 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.

  • There’s still time to talk about the next 10 years

    Over the last little while we’ve been chatting with you about where we’re heading over the next few years and how much it will cost.

  • Help make our Rocket Park out of this world

    We’re very grateful for Waihi Lion’s Club's generous offer to support the rocket park project as part of their centennial celebrations this year.

  • 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.

  • Kerbside Refuse Collection changes due to ANZAC Day

    Due to Wednesday 25th April 2018 being a holiday collections scheduled for that week will be carried out a day later than normal, with the exception of Whiritoa which remains unchanged.

    Please see the attached schedule showing the dates of your collection day for the week of April 23rd to April 29th.

  • Please help us shed some light in Whiritoa

    In Whiritoa, road lighting in general is being assessed, along with the LED upgrade. Council Engineering Services Group Manager Adrian de Laborde says road lighting in the area is due for review. The Council is seeking feedback from the community on how well positioned the current lighting is and where additional lighting might be needed from a road safety perspective.

  • 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.

  • Skills Highway Roadshow Breakfast

    Skills Highway Roadshow Breakfast. Find out about high-quality literacy and numeracy programmes that are customised for local workplaces and discuss the funding and opportunities available.

  • 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.

  • Want to chat about the next 10 years?

    Over the next ten years and beyond we are facing a major increase in the cost of delivering our services. This will mean rates increases for our ratepayers. We’ve got some hard decisions to make. Help us choose which route we should take. We have a number of events in our local communities with councillors and staff available to answer your questions and take your feedback.

  • 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.

  • We need to talk

    The cost of providing the things we all need (drinking water, wastewater, maintaining roads) is going up. We want to know what you think we should do.

  • Remember your loved ones

    Applications for 2018 inscriptions on the Hauraki Plains Memorial Wall close on Friday March 16.

  • 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.

  • Mangrove Management Bill 2017

    The Mangrove Management Bill proposes Thames Coromandel District Council, along with Hauraki District Council may prepare a draft mangrove management plan in relation to our coastal area and maintain acceptable levels of mangrove vegetation in order to restore, protect or enhance the amenity values and/or ecosystems of the coastal area. 

  • Busy builders at Paeroa Council Office

  • 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.

  • Hauraki Thrill Sneakers hit the hills for charity

    On 10 and 11 March Chief Executive Langley Cavers will lead hiking team of four, the Hauraki Thrill Sneakers, on a 100km trek through the back-blocks of Whakatane to raise money for Oxfam.

  • Waihi Gold Discovery Centre changes hands, not hats

    Waihi’s Gold Discovery Centre has new owners, but its core purpose remains the same.

  • Possible solution for Plain-brown drinking water

    While there is no quick fix for the brown-tinted drinking water periodically on tap in the Hauraki Plains, the Council is investigating a possible long term solution.

  • 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.

  • 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 26 March 2018 and 22 March 2019.

  • 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.

  • Storm predictions downgraded, but stay prepared

    Latest predictions from MetService and Waikato Regional Council show the effects of the approaching storm are unlikely to have a significant impact in the Waikato Region. However, the combination of rain, wind and king tides could still cause some issues and people are advised to take a precautionary approach and be aware of possible effects in low-lying coastal areas and alongside rivers.

  • Kaiaua Coast Recovery Update

    There's still time to apply for financial support.

  • 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.

  • Relief fund for flood-ravaged Kaiaua coast communities

    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.

  • Kaiaua Coast Storm Response

    Be prepared and stay informed about the current weather event