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We're on the road again

On the road in the Waikato

The Waikato district is unique. From beaches to ranges, expressways to gravel roads - how we live, work and play varies across the district and there can be different rules depending on where you live.

Currently the District Plan, which is the ‘rule book’ that manages the way land is used, developed and subdivided in the Waikato district, is in draft mode and we want to hear what you think.

Changes that are being introduced in the draft District Plan include a number of new zones including a village zone and a deferred zone for growth.

Another exciting aspect is the papakaainga development changes which will allow Maaori land to be developed with multiple housing and commercial opportunities.

“Join us on the road in the Waikato as we work together to plan our district and find out about the draft District Plan. Look at what’s new and have a chance to talk with the district policy planners to offer your views,” General Manager Strategy and Support Tony Whittaker says.

“In November and December we’re stopping off in different communities across the district to chat to the locals. Whether you’re planning to divide your section, renovate or build, you want to run a business from home or organise a community event, then you need to join the journey.

“Once we have your feedback on the draft District Plan it will be finalised and then notified in early 2018,” Mr Whittaker says.

We’re on the road in the Waikato!




Tuakau Memorial Hall , Monday 20 November, 2-7pm


Mangatangi Hall, Wednesday 22 November, 2-7pm


Pokeno Hall, Thursday 23 November, 2-7pm

Te Kauwhata

Te Kauwhata Rugby Club, Tuesday 28 November, 2-7pm


Huntly RSA, Wednesday 29 November, 2-7pm

Raglan Town Hall

Raglan Town Hall, Thursday 30 November, 2-7pm

Te Kowhai

Te Kowhai Hall, Tuesday 5 December, 2-7pm


Tamahere Community Centre, Wednesday 6 December, 2-7pm


Ngaruawahia Memorial Hall, Thursday 7 December, 2-7pm


For more information please contact:
Teresa Hancock
Communications Advisor
Waikato District Council
027 706 5776