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Library access decision disappoints

Oct 18th, 2018 | By

Hamilton City Council’s rejection of a proposal which would have resumed library access for Waikato District Council residents is disappointing, says Waikato District Council ward councillor and deputy mayor Dynes Fulton. At a closed session last Thursday, HCC turned down a $250,000 offer from WDC to re-establish library service and said it would initiate wider

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No playground blow-out, says Council

Oct 16th, 2018 | By
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  The Tamahere Recreation Reserve and Piazza project has not had a cost blow-out, says the Waikato District Council. The council has been moved to counter a media report that the budget for Tamahere Park has blown its budget with a $1.6m cost that was around four times the original plan. But the reported figures

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Speed limits on Tamahere roads in the spotlight

Oct 15th, 2018 | By
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Locals are being urged to have their say on the speeds traffic can travel on the area’s roads, which have been found to be high-risk or that have been affected by rapid residential growth. Feedback can be given by making submissions on a Waikato District Council by-law. Submissions are open now and close on November

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Flowers for free from Women’s Institute

Sep 30th, 2018 | By
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Be on the lookout for free bunches of flowers to take home next week – posies are being left at public places throughout the country by members of Women’s Institute. The Lonely Bouquet Initiative is spreading the word that the WI is alive and kicking and looking to recruit new members, says Sarajane Crookes, president

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Have your say at Council workshop

Sep 28th, 2018 | By
WDC

Waikato District Council is visiting more towns in the district to hear further from its community. The first round of workshops in the north of the Waikato district had nearly 200 in attendance, Waikato District Council general manager community growth Clive Morgan said. “It was fantastic to see so many from our communities come to

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Linesmen battle it out

Sep 28th, 2018 | By

A Tamahere local is one of three WEL Networks’ linesmen ready to battle it out against the best in the industry at a national competiton in Christchurch. The Connexis Annual Connection Competition is a highlight on the energy industry calendar and features three days of intense competition with cable jointer and line mechanic teams from

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Computer privacy tips

Sep 22nd, 2018 | By
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There are multiple ways you can lose your privacy online. Computer guy Matt Bentley takes a look. The ways to lose privacy include through the operating system, web browsers, search engines, email providers, through pirated software and malware, or your phone. Let’s look at each of these in turn. By default, Windows 10 sends a

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Submissions on district plan close soon

Sep 22nd, 2018 | By
WDC

Want to have input into what you can do with your land? The Waikato District Council is seeking submissions on its Proposed Waikato District Plan but time is running out. Submissions have been open since July 18 and close at 5pm on Tuesday 9 October 2018. The Proposed Waikato District Plan (Stage 1) establishes the

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First store by Christmas

Sep 10th, 2018 | By

Tamahere Fine Foods, the first store in Tamahere’s new shopping centre, is expected to open before Christmas.

Owners Satish and Jassie Parmar say the opening date is dependent on obtaining the building consent.

In the meantime, the couple, who have a decade of grocery experience, are putting the finishing touches to two years of planning for the store.



Applications open for grants

Sep 7th, 2018 | By

Funding applications are now open for two of the Waikato District Council’s grant funds.

The two funds, which support a range of heritage and community projects, are the council’s Heritage Project Fund and its Discretionary Grants Fund.

The grants enable community groups to meet local needs and aspirations, said the council’s Chief Operating Officer Tony Whittaker.