Week 2 begins Monday 18 March 2019
There are a number of ways people in the Hauraki District can show their support for the families and friends of those who lost their lives in Christchurch, and for our Muslim communities.
State Highway 2, Karangahake Gorge, will be closed between Paeroa and Waikino over three nights 18 - 20 March for asphalt resurfacing works.
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.
Work by local contractors on a new cycling/walking track around the edge of the Hugh Hayward domain is happening this week and should be complete by Friday.
Council supports local businesswomen's plan to end period poverty in the Hauraki District.
The Total Watering Ban has now been lifted
The Waikato/Thames region of Fire and Emergency NZ have decided to go in to a Prohibited Fire Season because of the high fire risk.
If you’d like your loved one’s name engraved on the Hauraki Plains Memorial Wall in time for our Anzac Day unveiling, you’ll need to complete an application form by the 16th March.
The Council is toughening up on littering and illegal dumping in the Hauraki District.
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 April 2019 and 30 March 2020.
Submissions are now closed on Kaimai Windfarm Ltd’s proposed wind farm project.
Its first Business Bites event was so successful, Evolve Hauraki is serving up seconds.
This time the topic is how to hire the right people, and keep them.
The Council is going back to square one on its proposed plans for a new library and community hub in Ngatea.
State Highway 2 between the Paeroa urban boundary and Waitawheta Road will be closed over two nights for resurfacing works on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 February from 8.00pm to 5.00am the following day.
Unfortunately, on 31 January 2019 we sent out some rates invoices that may have contained a couple of errors.
The staff report read at the Whiritoa Community meeting with HDC is available to view on our website.
The Ministry for Primary Industries today issued a public health warning against collecting shellfish in the Bay of Plenty/Waikato region from Te Ororoa Point, just north of Tairua, down to Bowentown Heads but not including Tauranga Harbour.
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
Now summer is here, work on the Hauraki Rail Trail is heating up.
Hauraki Rail Trail Trust General Manager Diane Drummond says two major extensions to the trail, as well as repairs following storm damage on 5 January last year, will be kicked into gear while the sun is shining over the next few months
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 heavy rain warning has been issued for the Coromandel Peninsula from 2pm today until 6am tomorrow and our Civil Defence team is urging motorists to travel with care, expect delays, and keep up to date with information on the weather and the roads around the district.
From all of us here at Council, thank you for your support and involvement this year, very best wishes for the holiday season and we look forward to working with you in 2019.
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.
You can’t choose your in-laws, but you can have a say on your bylaws.
The holiday season will affect processing timeframes for building consents and LIMs
Rock fall and overnight closure in the Karangahake Gorge SH2 affects travellers.
We’re looking at whether we should work towards a smokefree district where people are encouraged to be smokefree in our public areas and at public events we put on. What do you think?
Kaimai Windfarm Ltd’s proposed wind farm project is now open for community feedback via written submissions from Wednesday 28 November 2018. Submissions close at 4.30pm on Thursday 31 January 2019.
A nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system will be undertaken on Sunday 25 November between 6pm and 7pm.
The Annual Report details the Council's performance for the year 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 and reports against the third year of the 2015-25 Long Term Plan.
The 2018 Citizen and Young Achiever Awards were held recently to celebrate and recognise the incredible achievements of people, who through their outstanding dedication and community spirit, have made a positive difference in local communities.
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.
Now Hauraki District business owners can have their breakfast and grow their business too. The Council has joined forces with Te Waka (Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency) and Hauraki town promotional organisations, Positive Paeroa, Positively Promoting the Plains and Go Waihi, to create Evolve Hauraki.
Work has begun on toilet and wastewater improvements at Karangahake Reserve.
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.
You may have noticed we've stopped mowing some roadside berms in Waihi.
Congratulations to all our Hauraki-Coromandel Business Awards finalists and winners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.