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.
For the first time, Waikato District Council held its Citizenship Ceremony on the marae at Turangawaewae yesterday [Wednesday 8 November].
Celebrating the district’s rich Maaori heritage will get a lot easier with the introduction of a stand-alone Tangata Whenua chapter in the Draft District Plan.
As part of Council's commitment to our natural environment, identification of the district's important landscapes including Outstanding Natural Landscapes and Features and Significant Amenity Landscapes has taken place as part of the District Plan Review.
The Rural Zone is the only place where rural productive activities can generally take place in the Waikato district. For this reason, ongoing subdivision in the rural zone must be carefully managed.
Whether you want to create your own slice of paradise in the Waikato District or you want to set up business, there are exciting changes within the draft District Plan.
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.