Underpass in design

Design work is underway for an underpass of Airport Rd/SH21 as part of the Te Awa biking-walking path through Tamahere.

The NZ Transport Agency is funding the underpass (pictured), proposed for near Wiremu Tamihana Drive, as part of its section of the Te Awa Cambridge to Hamilton shared path.

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Tamahere projects in economy stimulus pitch

Waikato mayors say their councils and partners have “turned over every possible stone” in a bid to secure government money to help rebuild the Waikato economy following Covid-19.

Projects submitted for the Government economic stimulus package include the Te Awa Cycleway that runs through Tamahere, and a new four-lane bridge over the Waikato River at the Narrows along with associated roading – the long planned Southern Links Project.

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WDC ceo takes pay cut

The Waikato District Council chief executive Gavin Ion has taken a 20% pay cut for the next six months.

Ion made the decision within hours of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement today that she and other government ministers, as well as central government ministry and department chief executives, will take a 20% pay cut for the next six months amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hundreds call for help

Hundreds of calls have been made to Waikato Freephone 0800 800 405 in less than two weeks of operation.

The combined Hamilton-Waikato Covid-19 emergency teams are handling around 60 calls a day, assisting Waikato people struggling to get food, household goods and services.

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