Week 1 begins Monday 18 January 2021
New Waihi mining proposal shared with Council
Slip on your jandals and make tracks to our annual get-together!
We're reviewing our off-leash dog exercise areas and we want to know what you think.
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 all know great employees are at the heart of every successful business, but how do you find the right people? Evolve Hauraki’s latest event for local businesses is all about employment support, tapping into local youth potential, and finding the right fit for your business.
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
Wharekawa Coast Annual Community Catch-up
New aqua aerobics classes for Paeroa and Ngatea pools
Nail biting day for team Hiko Hauraki
Proud to be a farmer
New chapter for Paeroa and Waihi Library opening hours begins on Monday 12 October 2020
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
Countdown to online building consent applications begins
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?
The grass is a little bit greener for local farmers recovering from the effects of this year’s drought after they received a small windfall this month. One-off grants from a $265,000 Mayoral Drought Relief Fund went to those most in need, for the partial reimbursement of transport costs.
Ka pai Kaiaua School kids
Hauraki District Council has won the Kiwi leg of this year’s Australasian Management Challenge, competing against other councils from around the country.
We’ve been united against COVID-19 and now to kickstart the East Waikato economy as we recover from lockdown, we're uniting with Matamata-Piako and Thames-Coromandel Councils, the Hauraki Maori Trust Board and the education sector (NZ Skills and Education Group and CANDO) to help our local businesses and grow employment opportunities.
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
Higher than usual levels of manganese and iron have resulted in brown-tinted drinking water for Hauraki Plains residents this week.
Council rubbish bag price goes up 20 cents from 10 July
Annual residents' survey underway for 2020
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.
End in sight
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
Kaiaua projects back in action after Lockdown
Next steps for new Ngatea footpath
Wharekawa Coast 2120 project zooms along in lockdown
Pūkorokoro Miranda to Kaiaua - pedal ready by August 2020
Funds for farmers
Next chapter begins for Ngatea library upgrade
A pod of about 60 dolphins visit our back yard!
X marks the spot for the new treasure chest at Kaiaua's pirate themed playground
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
Our Annual Plan for 2020/21 was signed off this week with some adjustments to support business to get back to business and our communities to get back on their feet
Waka Kotahi NZTA jumpstarts Ngatea Main Street upgrade programme in Level 3
COVID-19 Drinking water advice for businesses returning to their premises
Wet wipes in the bin - we all win
Refuse Transfer Stations skip bins available every Thursday
Climate change project surges on despite COVID-19
Cost savings for district in the spotlight
COVID-19 adds to drought worries for farmers
Stranded freedom campers adopted by Ngatea community
Sharp spike in dog attacks in Hauraki District
On the home stretch
Community footprint wanted on Ngatea main street
Work on Kerepehi raw water pipe back on track
Thanks to outstanding water saving from Waihi residents, reservoir filling nicely
Planned maintenance on the main pipe supplying river water to the Kerepehi Water Treatment Plant is scheduled for Tuesday next week (18 Feb), but, all going to plan, there should be no interruption to the Hauraki Plains water supply.
Waihi community's response to water shortage heartening
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
Roadworks resealing programme gets link to on line mapping system
Ki Waiora Workplace wellness program making an impact already
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
More climbing and sliding fun in Paeroa Domain
Extension future proofs Pukerimu Cemetery for district growth
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.
Whiritoa tennis club puts a winning spin on newly resurfaced courts
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.
Hauraki District citizens and young achievers were celebrated in style during an evening of glitz and glamour on 14 August.
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.
He may have retired from motor sports, but twice World Touring Car champ Paul Radisich is still ahead.
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.
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.
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 has slammed the decision by Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage to block OceanaGold’s application under the Overseas Investment Act to buy land for the purpose of extending its long term operations at Waihi.
The Waikato Councils supported by Waikato LASS (Local Authority Shared Services) have now launched the Waikato Data Portal as a public platform to share our data. We believe that knowledge is power and that by working together to make our data free and open it will promote progress, unlock innovation, and by its creative use, result in economic value for our region. The Waikato Data Portal will allow external agencies and members of the public easy access to council’s open datasets which can be searched, reviewed and downloaded in a variety of formats.
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.
It’s time. With those simple words Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga yesterday announced he won’t throw his hat in the ring for the top spot at the upcoming elections in October.
The Independent Assessment Board that oversees Local Government Excellence Programme CouncilMARK™ today described Hauraki District Council as “a small Council doing big things” and awarded it an A rating, citing a stand out performance in governance, strategy and engagement with the community.
Council supports local businesswomen's plan to end period poverty in the Hauraki District.
The Council is toughening up on littering and illegal dumping 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.
The staff report read at the Whiritoa Community meeting with HDC is available to view on our website.
Waihi 17-year-old Joshua Mason never wanted to be a fireman or astronaut when he grew up. Instead, he always dreamed of being a politician
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
Earlier this year we went on a road trip and asked for your feedback on the route we will navigate for the next ten years. Among other things, we presented some options to you for the future of Ngatea library.
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.
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.
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.
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 Quotable Value (QV) figures show residential and lifestyle property values in the Hauraki District have risen sharply over the last three years.
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.