Posts Tagged ‘ Mayor Allan Sanson ’

School shines silver

Mar 24th, 2017 | By

Tamahere School today gained an Enviroschools silver award for its sustainability practices.

The step up from the previously held bronze status came after an audit of the school’s programmes from waste management to vegetable growing.

The award was bestowed on the school in a ceremony attended by Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson.



New councillor’s job list grows

Oct 9th, 2016 | By

Tamahere’s new councillor found the list of what he hopes to achieve for Tamahere growing over the election campaign.
Political newcomer Aksel Jepsen, 51, won the two-way election for the Waikato District Council’s Tamahere ward at the weekend by 196 votes, on preliminary results.
Jepsen, who will succeed three-term councillor Wally Hayes, polled highest with 815 votes to his rival Donna Nichols’ 619 votes on election night.



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.”



Awards highlight community depth

Dec 16th, 2015 | By

Tamahere “eco-warrior” Leo Koppens’ environmental work has been recognised with a Waikato District Council Mayoral Community Award.

Koppens was one of 13 community volunteers from around the district who received awards today at a moving event that was packed with their proud families and supporters.

Matangi’s Graham Membery, chairman of the Matangi Community Committee, received an award for his many years of community work.



Hayes keeps job

Dec 15th, 2015 | By

Tamahere district councillor Wally Hayes will keep the chairmanship of the Waikato District Council’s powerful Infrastructure Committee.
Hayes’ job was under threat after Waikato Mayor Allan Sanson swore, at a full council meeting on November 9, to replace him with deputy Mayor Dynes Fulton after alleging a relationship breakdown.
But Sanson backed down on Monday, allowing Hayes to keep his chairmanship.



Hayes champions water CCO

Jun 16th, 2015 | By

The Waikato District Council wants to form a ratepayer-owned, council controlled organisation (CCO) for future water management along with the Waipa District and Hamilton City Councils.

In May, independent consultants recommended the three councils form a not-for-profit CCO to manage water and wastewater across the sub-region, a move predicted to save ratepayers of the three Councils $468 million over 28 years.

Waikato district would save $28 million over 10 years, and would get huge benefits from improved drinking water quality and environmental compliance, said the report whose recommendations have been championed by Tamahere councillor Wally Hayes.



Anzac spirit in community: Mayor

Apr 17th, 2015 | By

As we commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli landing we’re reminded of the commitment made by thousands of men and women who served, and continue to serve, our country.

The events of April 25 not only shaped a day of everlasting significance for all New Zealanders, but it also helped cultivate an Anzac spirit founded on courage, camaraderie and commitment.

I believe this Anzac spirit lives on in our community today.



Top district seven honoured

Nov 13th, 2013 | By

Seven community stalwarts from across the Waikato district, including Tamahere’s Maggie Wilcock, have been honoured by Mayor Allan Sanson in the inaugural Mayor’s Community Awards.

Mayor Sanson presented the recipients with their awards last week at a ceremony in the council chambers attended by councillors, senior council staff and the recipients’ family and friends.

Maggie Wilcock, who has been secretary of the Tamahere Community Committee for many years, was described as “a highly efficient and committed member of the community who works tirelessly with her committee to lobby and address issues.”



Walkway opens in style

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

Tamahere’s newest walkway, the Violet McKenzie Walkway, was launched in fine style and weather today.

Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson, who cut the ribbon to officially open the pathway between Camdon Place and Birchwood Lane, said it would be the start of more walkways in Tamahere.

That was good news for Tamahere School students who turned out in force in brilliant winter sunshine to welcome the walk and cycle way with words and music.



New committee elected for Tamahere

Nov 25th, 2010 | By

A new Tamahere Community Committee was elected tonight at meeting attended by the Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson and council chief executive Gavin Ion but few local residents.

The committee, first elected after the 2007 council elections to support Tamahere ward councillor Wally Hayes, is designed to ensure that residents have a voice to represent the community’s views to the council.

Just nine locals turned out for tonight’s meeting in the Tamahere Community Centre, including six members of the out-going committee.