Job opportunities in the Waikato district are growing along with the district’s reputation as a place to do business according to the Council’s annual report which is being distributed in an easy-read summary for residents and ratepayers next week [week starting Monday 6 November].
Please be extremely careful on the roads this weekend. We will try to keep you up-to-date with any new road closures as soon as we are aware of them.
Waikato District Councillors received a detailed report from Quotable Value (QV) this week on the district’s Rating Revaluation for 2017.
An open day will be held at the end of this month to help inform and guide a community-led project for a possible new Community Facility in Ngaruawahia.
A number of Resource Management Act changes will come into effect on 18 October.
The 3 P’s message of only putting pee, poo and paper down the loo will be out in force again this Labour weekend in Raglan.
Waikato district property values have risen by an average of 33.7 per cent in the past three years.
The Tamahere community has shown it wants to play its part in leaving the best legacy possible at Tamahere Recreation Reserve and Piazza.
Every year Waikato District Council pays more than $300,000 so its residents can access library services provided by other councils. These contracts are currently under review and Council is consulting with its communities to find out what options they prefer.
Waikato District Council has met its financial targets for the past year, and is focused on managing rapid growth in sustainable ways, says Mayor Allan Sanson.
Prisoners at Spring Hill Corrections Facility are building 30 ‘little libraries’ for Waikato District Council’s ‘Placemaking’ programme that is designed to make the district’s public spaces inviting and boost residents’ enjoyment of their towns and villages.
In the past financial year the Waikato District Council has committed grants totalling more than $750,000 for distribution to 160 community groups and charities throughout the district enabling communities to come together to meet local needs.
Mayor Allan Sanson has announced the appointment of Gavin Ion as Waikato District Council Chief Executive for a term of 5 years.
Some of our libraries will be closed for one day in October as we install new mobile shelves to make the spaces more functional and user-friendly.
Waikato District Council staff are assessing the damage and repairs needed for the Huntly footbridge after a truck travelling on State Highway 1 hit it earlier this month.
Its size has sent shockwaves around the world and while the Waikato district can’t claim anything quite as large, fatbergs have also been plaguing our pipes for years.
As a result of a truck crashing into the Huntly footbridge at about 6am on Tuesday, the bridge is closed to all foot traffic and will be removed by crane on Thursday night for repair.
The programme, called ‘Mission Possible: K9 Recovery’, is aimed at children aged 5 to 10 years although older or younger children can sign up. It runs from 18 September to 28 October.
Speed limits are under review this month as Waikato District Council asks the community to have a say on proposed amendments to its Speed Limits Bylaw.
The Waikato District Council decided today to withdraw a separate plan change to introduce residential zoning changes for Tuakau and to include its intent in the proposed new Waikato District Plan due to be notified early next year.
Waikato District, Waipa District and Hamilton City Councils are facilitating rider training days at Hamilton Go Kart Club later this month and in November for licensed motorcyclists.
Staff at Waikato District Council are collecting money for two rural groups that are still supporting some of our rural community after storms and floods devastated parts of the district in March and April.
Waikato District Council will continue its monthly recycling drop-off day service at Glen Murray following consultation with the community.
Waikato District Council’s knowledge of the state of its wastewater pipe network has been vastly improved following the first six months of its Wastewater Overflow Continual Improvement Programme.