Posts Tagged ‘ Waikato District 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

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No playground blow-out, says Council

Oct 16th, 2018 | By
Tamahere playground

  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
road

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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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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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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Act now to retain library access

Sep 13th, 2018 | By

It’s not too late to claim the last year of access to Hamilton City Libraries. Tamahere Forum’s sister site Number 8 Network says one Gordonton resident was ‘furious’ to be told she couldn’t check any books out of Chartwell Library yesterday. Gail Riddell is one of 3530 Waikato District Council residents who uses Hamilton city

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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.



Drop in for plan’s impact

Aug 28th, 2018 | By

A community drop-in session to provide information on impacts locally from the Waikato District Council’s Proposed District Plan is to be held in Tamahere on September 3 and 4.

All local landowners will have received a letter about the plan that either detailed the proposed changes to their property or prompted them to view the plan to see if they would like to make a submission.

The drop-in sessions are designed for those who have questions about the proposed changes or who plan to make a submission on the proposed plan.



Grumpy readers claim cards

Aug 24th, 2018 | By

Disgruntled Tamahere and Matangi readers are going letter in hand to claim their last year of access to Hamilton city libraries.

Southern Waikato district residents who are regular users of Hamilton libraries have until September 30 to get a last 12 months of access after the Waikato District Council cut its funding of the long running arrangement.

The end of the deal has prompted a storm of protest, a line of grumpy district patrons at Hamilton libraries, and a petition (included) but little response from the district council.



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.