Posts Tagged ‘ Hamilton City Council ’

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 cross-boundary discussion with WDC.

Cheap deal not on the books

Aug 15th, 2018 | By

The Waikato District Council wanted a cheaper deal for access to Hamilton city libraries, a move that axed the long running deal and caused an outcry.

District Council chief executive Gavin Ion told Tamahere Forum the Hamilton City Council didn’t agree with the proposed fee cut “so the negotiations ended unsuccessfully.”

But one city councillor maintains the district has ditched a good deal which was being subsidised by the city.

Library cut “short term”

Aug 15th, 2018 | By

It botched the message and is actively working toward greater access to libraries not less, says one Waikato district councillor on the library debacle.

Waikato District Council councillor Dynes Fulton told Number8Network recent changes to access to Hamilton city libraries for Waikato district residents are a short-term move.

“This is all part of a process of council working towards developing a Waikato regional library facility for all,” said the Hukanui-Waerenga councillor who is also deputy mayor.

Founders’ options for discussion

May 23rd, 2016 | By
Founders theatre

Arts advocacy organisation Creative Waikato is to host community discussion on the future options for the mothballed Founders Theatre on Wednesday, May 25.

In two sessions, to be held at The Meteor theatre, community members will have a chance to talk about the three options Hamilton City Council is considering for the theatre – refurbishment, demolition or a new theatre.

The Hamilton council has unilaterally declared the 54-year-old theatre a “regional facility” and is including Waikato and Waipa residents in a telephone survey on its future.

Founders “Waikato” theatre: HCC

May 6th, 2016 | By
Founders theatre

The future of Hamilton’s mothballed Founders Theatre has been unilaterally declared a Waikato-wide issue.

“Founders Theatre is a regional facility, and an important asset to both Hamilton and the surrounding districts,” said Hamilton City Council’s Executive Director of H3 and Events Sean Murray in a statement today.

That clearly took the Waikato District Council by surprise which, within minutes of the city’s media release, rushed out its own statement calling for wider discussion “before any single facility is treated as a regional amenity on an ad hoc basis.”

Water thieves to be plugged

Nov 27th, 2015 | By

The Waikato District Council and two other local bodies have formed an action group to stop water thieves.

Trucks illegally taking water have been caught on camera and the photos circulated to the three councils – Waikato and Waipa districts and Hamilton city.

In one incident some Waipa residents had no water after rogue water takers drained the network in one street.

Submissions on for Southern Links

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By

Tamahere residents in the shadow of an ambitious half-billion-dollar roading project say they could be stuck in limbo, possibly unable to develop their land, while waiting for roading bosses to act over the next 20 years.

Plans by the New Zealand Transport Agency and the Hamilton City Council to protect the Southern Links roading project, connecting the region to the south of Hamilton, were publicly notified on January 29.

The sprawling network cuts a swath through some of the Waikato’s most sought-after real estate.

NZTA progresses Tamahere cut

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

The NZ Transport Agency has issued Notices of Requirement for the designation of state highways for the controversial Southern Links transport network that cuts through Tamahere.

Southern Links, an estimated $450 million NZTA initiative in partnership with the Hamilton City Council, seeks to protect a route for approximately 21km of state highway, three new river crossings and 11km of urban arterial network (inside Hamilton’s Peacocke growth area).

Neither NZTA nor the city council has any funding for the design or construction of the project in their respective 10-year plans.

Fluoride say work in progress

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

It’s not certain how Waikato district householders connected to Hamilton city’s water supply will get a say on the contentious issue of fluoridation but they will get a say.

Last month, Waikato District Council Service Delivery General Manager Tim Harty said the council would explore with the city council how district users of city water could have their voices heard on the city’s controversial move to remove fluoride from its supply.

However, it appears the city council is not going out of its way to hear the views of water users outside the city boundary.

District water users may get fluoride say

Jul 12th, 2013 | By

Waikato district householders connected to Hamilton city’s water supply may get a chance to vote in a referendum on fluoridation of the water.

A referendum is to be held in Hamilton at the October local body elections on the city council’s controversial decision to remove fluoride from the city water, a move that also affects hundreds of Waikato district households.

The Waikato District Council will explore with the city council whether district property owners can have a say in the referendum.