Week 2 begins Monday 12 April 2021
New Waihi mining proposal shared with Council
Hey, we need to talk about Kaiaua public conveniences
“Please allow a little extra time for your building consent to be processed.”
That’s the message from Hauraki District Council Group Manager Community Development Peter Thom, who says council staff have been snowed under with building consents all summer.
It's here! Join us on a virtual tour of Alice in Our Place | Nā Alice i tā mātou rohe
How do you make the Hauraki District as awesome as it could be, in a way that’s affordable for everyone? On a mission to find out, Hauraki District Council is inviting its communities on a virtual tour of Our Place.
Last chance to make a splash
Are you passionate about climate change?
Time's running out to use cash at our refuse transfer stations
Join the korero
Gr8 Job Hauraki - Free Job Market event
Gr8 Job Hauraki revs up hope for local youth
You may have noticed parts of the new footpath in Ngatea town still look unfinished. That's because some of the work that was done at the end of last year didn't quite make the grade and it needs to be redone.
Road safety and recycling are in our sights this week
Ngatea's new town centre footpath is almost done and dusted. We're happy to say we're on target to have the bulk of the concrete poured before Christmas, leaving just the finishing touches to be completed early in the New Year.
How low can our rivers go?
With the finish line in sight, our crews have been digging it in this week to try and complete the new Ngatea town centre footpath before Christmas. All going to plan it looks as though the bulk of the concrete will be poured in time, leaving the finishing touches to be completed early in the new year.
While work on Ngatea's town centre footpath is progressing well, rain this week combined with expected wet weather next week, may mean we can't quite reach our goal of finishing before Christmas.
2019/2020 Summer drought causes widespread damage to Plains roads
Team Hiko Hauraki win SOLGM's Australasian Management Challenge
Lodging a LIM, Building Consent or Resource Consent before Christmas? Here's what you need to know
We're happy to say we're past halfway and it looks likely we'll have the entire Ngatea town centre footpath finished before Christmas.
You may have noticed our crews and cones are a bit more visible this week, and that it's been "full-shovel-ahead" all the way along the main street from the council offices to the river. This is because we're bringing in more people and machinery to try and make up for our late start and meet our original estimate of ten weeks to complete the project.
New Paeroa Racecourse owners have big vision for community
New freedom camping sites in Hauraki District
Proud to be a farmer
It's a page turner!
A nice new footpath is on the way for shoppers in Ngatea town centre.
Wellness on the farm - Graham and Melanie Rodgers share their story
A $3million boost for water services in the Hauraki District is on the way.
Let's talk about the elephant in the paddock
$250,000 boost for local employment
A project aimed at tackling the tough questions and issues facing our farming communities is back.
Building a new shed or sleepout?
Changes are in the air for some rules in the Hauraki District.
New Waihi mining proposal shared with Council
New era of river transport for Paeroa
Rain clouds have been few and far between this year, but a small silver lining is on the way for drought-stricken Thames Valley farmers.
Recycling resumes at Kopu sorting centre
After years of driving past the Paeroa Historical Maritime Park on his way to Auckland and wanting to stop, Deputy PM Winston Peters finally paid the place a visit this week. As well as a tour of the park, he received a progress update on a $1.1 million development aimed at boosting tourism in the district.
Council brings back development contributions
Next steps for new Ngatea footpath
Wharekawa Coast 2120 project zooms along in lockdown
Funds for farmers
Next chapter begins for Ngatea library upgrade
LOVEHAURAKI - put your money where your heart is
If you're a local business person keen to pedal your wares on the internet, you're invited to a free online breakfast webinar to learn How to Shine Online.
Weight and size restrictions in place on Mahuta Road North bridge
Waka Kotahi NZTA jumpstarts Ngatea Main Street upgrade programme in Level 3
Wet wipes in the bin - we all win
Climate change project surges on despite COVID-19
Cost savings for district in the spotlight
On the home stretch
Community footprint wanted on Ngatea main street
Work on Kerepehi raw water pipe back on track
Hauraki Road gets a boost to cope with additional traffic
Do you know how to check your water meter for leaks?
It’s not just local dogs that are in for a treat following the recent opening of Fond Foods new treat-making plant in Paeroa
Blue skies are on the horizon for Ngatea’s main street, and it’s not just because it’s summer.
Hauraki District business owners challenged to find their secret recipe for success
History was made yesterday in the Hauraki District.
Already known as the town with a heart of gold, Waihi now has a new claim to fame as New Zealand’s most beautiful small town.
The town cleaned up the competition at last night’s Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) annual awards in Dunedin, after two years in the running.
Kaimai wind farm hearing date unlikely before the end of the year.
Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga will end his 36-year local government career on a high note with the completion this week of a million-dollar project to pump wastewater from Karangahake and Mackaytown to the Paeroa Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Plans for the 10km Pūkorokoro-Miranda to Kaiaua leg of the Hauraki Rail Trail are on the right track and will start blossoming into life this spring says Plains Ward Chair Gill Leonard.
A $100,000 project to reduce the impact of flooding in Kaiaua township will begin as soon as the winter weather clears and the ground dries out.
Tourism is on the rise in the Hauraki District and a new strategy and action plan adopted by Council last week aims to ensure it is managed in a sustainable and holistic way.
Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga will retire with a smile on his face after new rules making it easier to subdivide and build new houses were signed off by Council this week.
Waihi is a finalist for the second year in a row for the title of Most Beautiful Small Town in the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards.
Visitors will soon be able to cruise into Paeroa by riverboat in a $1.1 million development aimed at boosting tourism in the Waikato town.
Many public places in the Hauraki district are now smokefree and vapefree.
Hauraki District Council will take urgent action on climate change.
With the exception of a pre-hearing meeting with Iwi and others who submitted on Maori cultural values, Kaimai Windfarm Ltd has decided against its planned topic-based, pre-hearing meetings, having offered submitters one-on-one meetings about its proposed wind farm project instead.
Kerepēhi business Quinn Engineering has outgrown its current site so are currently building a new, purpose-built, 1000 square metre premises at the Kerepēhi Industrial Park.
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.
Hauraki District Council’s two new 4000m3 treated drinking water reservoirs at the Kerepēhi Water Treatment Plant will soon be up and running.
It might be world famous in NZ for its giant bottle, but developers Tim Bartells and Jenny Wilson saw a lot more than that when they decided to invest in the town of Paeroa.
Ngatea Library and Service Centre will stay in the existing council building at the current site.
Putting the weekly rubbish bag on the kerb will soon cost a little more as the cost of getting rid of waste increases. The cost of pre-paid yellow household refuse bags and rubbish disposal charges to its Refuse Transfer Stations will increase from 20 May 2019.
Hauraki District Council’s $4.4 million Kaimanawa drinking water supply project near Hikutaia is underway.
Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga will soon be opening a can of worms in Waihi Schools.
Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga is keen for council to sign up for a proposed sustainable living community education programme.
Business investment in the Hauraki District has more than doubled in the last year, and people are spending more too.
Eleven Orchard Road is now officially off the table as a possible site for a proposed new library space in Ngatea. At its meeting this week the Council resolved that the site will not be considered as a potential spot for future Plains Ward library services.
Council supports local businesswomen's plan to end period poverty in the Hauraki District.
The Council is going back to square one on its proposed plans for a new library and community hub in Ngatea.
For safety’s sake, only rubbish bags, crates and wheelie bins left on the ground next to the kerb on the morning of the collection day will be picked up by our contractor Smart Environmental.
A year on from the storm event that hit the Kaiaua Coast, including Pukorokoro/Miranda, Hauraki District Council has taken a major step forward in finding a long term strategy to managing coastal hazard risks, including sea level rise, in the area.
Further mine development in Waihi has been given the green light following the Project Martha hearings
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.
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.
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.