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Roundabout site close – but residents want express delivery

Waka Kotahi plans to announce the preferred site for a roundabout at Piarere by the end of this month. But as the transport agency ploughs ahead, the call for a return to the original plan –…

Council fees confirmed 

Waipā District Council has confirmed its 2021-2022 fees and charges to apply from July. Council’s strategy manager Kirsty Downey said the fees, ranging from dog registration to building consents are reviewed annually to provide a balance between…

Town’s chance to talk about plan 

Kihikihi residents will have a chance to tell the council what it thinks of a new development plan for the township next Wednesday. The draft Kihikihi Urban Development Plan signed off by Waipā District Council is open for…

‘Our’ headmaster merits birthday honour

For 30 years Cambridge has been Susan Hassall’s haven while she forged a ground-breaking role as the first and only woman to lead a New Zealand boys’ school. Hassall was made an Officer of the New Zealand…

New citizens welcomed 

Covid’s tentacles even stretch to citizenship ceremonies.  A new cluster of naturalised New Zealanders attended a ceremony in Te Awamutu on Friday, and mayor Jim Mylchreest noted that, thanks to Covid, the number of such events – and the…

Council approves homes scheme 

A sustainable homes scheme called “different and visionary” will be rolled out by the Waikato Regional Council. The plan, featured in the News earlier this year, will assist homeowners by making loans available to make…

More land opened for development 

Waipā District Council has designated 201 hectares of industrial land for development to keep up with projected population growth and demand. Council’s district growth and regulatory group manager Wayne Allan said there was a steady…

Call to resize council

Waipā District Council has too many elected members and should reduce the numbers to attract people with the skill sets the district needs. The call comes from Susan O’Regan, who chairs the council’s Strategic Planning…

LTP: what the council decided 

Just over 1500 submissions were received on Waipā District Council’s ’s draft 2021-2031 Long Term Plan, the Council’s most important planning tool for setting direction, projects, services and budgets. A total of 65 submitters and…

Focus on .. Susan Regan

Watching the Waipā District Council Long-Term Plan deliberations, senior writer Mary Anne Gill was impressed at how councillor Susan O’Regan chaired the meetings, so she decided to find out more about the woman whose political…

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