Week 2 begins Monday 17 January 2022
OceanaGold presents proposal to extend mining life in Waihi to 2037 and beyond
Summer is in full force with water being in high demand and our water supply low. Hauraki Plains and the Waihi Ward are moving to handheld hoses only from Monday 24 January and Paeroa remains on a total watering ban.
Annual community meeting cancelled due to Orange Covid status
Temporary change to speed limit in Karangahake Gorge
Regulatory Stop the Clock dates for the holiday season
Beyond books - what's possible?
Three years of lower than average rainfall is threatening the Hauraki Plains water supply over the summer period.
Covid delays property re-valuations till February 2022
OnYa Awards celebrate and recognise outstanding community champions
What's happening with electric vehicle charging infrastructure locally?
Summer's coming - and our community pools are ready!
Hauraki pitches rural life to young city-dwellers
Late night trials at libraries come to an end.
Mayor Toby Adams' disappointed with Reform announcement
Draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan ready for feedback
Independent commissioners release their decision
Mayor encourages vaccination on Super Saturday
Covid-proofing summer for local businesses
Double scoop of consultations open today
Safety of pedestrians key to ‘busy thoroughfare’ consultation
Mayor's feedback to Government on Three Waters proposal crystal clear
New premises at 30 Belmont Road, Paeroa, for Gr8 Job Hauraki
Upper Hauraki including Kaiaua area is now in Level 2
New prices for yellow rubbish bags and refuse transfer stations from Wednesday 22 September
Please put your used single use face mask in your yellow rubbish bag
We're putting the finishing touches to the Mackay Street/Normanby Road intersection
Announcing the winners of our annual residents survey
Creative Communities funding round opens
Exactly what the Government’s proposed Three Waters Reforms might mean for the Hauraki District is still up in the air, but some things are clear right across the sector.
No time to Waste says Council
Wastewater pump station cabinets monitoring goes automated
New and modern was the clear winner during Council discussions about Ngatea's new library last week
Good OnYa - you've made a difference
Gr8 Job Hauraki's success secures 2022 funding
Hauraki District Council has made a promising start in the fight against climate change.
We're looking to the future and we want to know what you think
Library school holiday programme for July
How we're doing?
Following community feedback, Hauraki District Council has scaled back its plans to invest $2.7million in a Waihi streetscape
What's it going to cost?
We're digging the new off leash dog exercise areas in the district!
Carbon credits grown with new generation of planting
OceanaGold presents proposal to extend mining life in Waihi to 2037 and beyond
At its meeting yesterday (Wednesday 16 June) Hauraki District Council pledged to stand alongside local iwi Ngāti Hako should it choose to challenge a covenant registered against the Tirohia landfill property in 2003.
A series of talks hosted by Hauraki District Libraries
All going to plan, a new public convenience facility will be up and running near Kaiaua’s pirate playground in time for summer.
Does your home qualify for a Warmer Kiwi Homes Grant? Check it out
Ngatea main street planting gets the green light
Big waves and strong winds are expected to arrive along the Eastern Coromandel coastline this afternoon and last for about a week.
Get confident with online banking. Register now for FREE online banking classes at our Paeroa and Waihi libraries.
Road Safety - it's everyone's responsibility
Announcing the winners of our #aliceinourplace Scavenger Hunt
Since we last talked, our architect has been busy creating design options for the new Ngatea library and service centre
Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards 2021
Make our libraries your happy place
Creative consultation strikes right note with youth
“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.
Time's running out to use cash at our refuse transfer stations
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.
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!
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?
New Waihi mining proposal shared with Council
New era of river transport for Paeroa
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
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
Wet wipes in the bin - we all win
Cost savings for district in the spotlight
On the home stretch
Work on Kerepehi raw water pipe back on track
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.