Posts Tagged ‘ Allan Sanson ’

Sanson fourth term mayor

Oct 14th, 2019 | By

Allan Sanson is back for a fourth term as Waikato District mayor, polling more than six thousand votes ahead of his nearest rival.

In the Waikato constituency of the Waikato Regional Council, Fred Lichtwark is back for a second term and is joined by Pamela Storey.

Rob McGuire was returned in the Eureka Ward of the district council where Tamahere Ward councillor Aksel Bech was also returned (unopposed).



Meet mayoral hopefuls

Sep 22nd, 2019 | By

What are the views of Waikato district mayoral candidates of themselves, the environment and sustainability and more?

Tamahere Forum put questions to the three mayoral candidates and has drawn together online information to bring you a picture of the hopefuls.

This is the question we put to the three candidates.



Locals angry at losing to cars

Sep 13th, 2019 | By

The high toll the Waikato Expressway is taking on the Tamahere community was made crystal clear at a public meeting last night.

More than a hundred people turned out for the biggest public meeting in living memory to express their disgust and frustration at the sacrifice expected of the community for the sake of the big State Highway 1 roading project.

Speaker after speaker identified the dangers to locals – children and adults – of simply trying to get around their own patch by foot or cycle in an area where speeding cars were the priority.



Size matters – for books but not votes

Aug 9th, 2018 | By

Size matters, according to Waikato District Council chief executive Gavin Ion.

One of the reasons for controversially ending the council’s contract paying for district residents’ access to the Hamilton city libraries “is that it only benefits a small percentage of our residents,” he said in a statement today.

What percentage is too small to warrant the expense of allowing Waikato residents who are miles from a district library the ability to use one on their doorstep? He doesn’t say.



Debate starts on Waikato’s future

Mar 17th, 2017 | By

Discussions about the long term future of the Waikato district – to be captured in a 10-year plan designed to provide a blueprint for future development – have begun.
Waikato District councillors, community board and community committee members attended a workshop yesterday facilitated by BNZ Chief Economist Tony Alexander.

The district council will prepare a draft Long Term Plan 2018-28 over the next 15 months and the community will be invited to have a say on it in March/April 2018.



Waikato building booms

Jan 23rd, 2017 | By

Waikato is one of the highest growth areas in the North Island, according to the latest figures from Statistics NZ.

Positioned in the ‘golden triangle’ between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, the Waikato district was only eclipsed by its three, fast-growing, city neighbours in the building consent stakes in 2016.

The Waikato District Council issued more consents for new dwellings last year than any other North Island council other than those covering Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga.



Voters eye election candidates

Sep 14th, 2016 | By

What better way to get to know an election candidate than to see the whites of their eyes.

Add in the way they sit, stand, speak and generally carry themselves and you have a pretty good start on judging what sort of woman or man wants your vote.

That’s the chance a small but keen audience got in Tamahere on Tuesday night when locals got up close and personal with the two Tamahere ward candidates and five mayoral candidates in this year’s Waikato District Council election.



Election candidates speak tonight

Sep 13th, 2016 | By

A public meeting to give Tamahere locals a chance to meet candidates in next month’s local body elections is on tonight (Tuesday, September 13.)
The meeting, in the Tamahere Community Centre at 7.30pm,
will give voters an opportunity to hear from the two people standing for the Tamahere ward as well as those vying for the Waikato district’s mayoral chains.
Candidates will have around seven minutes to make a presentation and then will field questions from the floor.



Meet the candidates

Sep 5th, 2016 | By

A public meeting to give Tamahere locals a chance to meet candidates in the upcoming local body elections is to be held on Tuesday, September 13.

The meeting, in the Tamahere Community Centre at 7.30pm, will give voters an opportunity to hear from the two people standing for the Tamahere ward as well as those vying for the Waikato district’s mayoral chains.

The evening will be hosted by the Tamahere Community Committee.



Election contest for Tamahere

Aug 13th, 2016 | By
Tamahere central

Tamahere is to have a contested election for the next councillor to represent the ward on the Waikato District Council for the first time in nine years.

Local man Aksel Jepsen declared his candidacy in early July and when nominations closed yesterday he was joined by Donna Nichols, a one-time Waikato District Council staff member.

The last time Tamahere voters had a choice of candidate was in 2007 when Wally Hayes defeated Andrew Gibson for the seat he has held, uncontested, ever since.