Posts Tagged ‘ Waikato District Council ’

Feedback on rubbish, recycling wanted

Apr 30th, 2018 | By
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The Waikato District Council is seeking feedback on its draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP). More recycling, less waste is being encouraged. The plan intends to focus on the avoidance, reduction and minimisation of waste, and to make use of opportunities created from resource recovery. Targets include increasing the diversion of per capita kerbside

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Council looks at wastewater

Mar 30th, 2017 | By
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Waikato District Council will consult with 11,000 of its ratepayers who pay for wastewater services in order to undertake a programme of works to mitigate the risk of wastewater overflows. The proposed works could increase wastewater rates by between $47 and $254 depending on where the ratepayer lives and which works programme option is chosen

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Easter trading gets support

Mar 26th, 2017 | By

All retail shops in the Waikato district will be able to open on Easter Sunday if a recommendation by a council committee gets full council approval. The Waikato District Council Policy and Regulatory Committee has recommended that the Proposed Easter Trading Policy 2017 is adopted at the full council meeting next month. The majority of

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Drinking bans and rubbish bags: the guide

Dec 15th, 2016 | By

With the festive season underway, Waikato District Council is keen for ‘the season of good cheer’ to remain just that with a reminder of its regular and holiday season liquor bans. “Liquor bans, which control when and where alcohol may be drunk in defined areas, were put in place by our communities several years ago

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Council changes who mows what

Oct 5th, 2016 | By

Changes are coming for those who have their grass verge mown by Waikato District Council. With their new Grass Verge Policy – in urban areas (50kph) – mowing of verges will become the responsibility of the adjacent landowner. The policy brings Council in line with many of its neighbouring councils, and will ring-fence costs as

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Councils fight anti-democracy bill

Aug 2nd, 2016 | By

Councils around the country, including in the Waikato, are lining up to fight a central government bill they say will take the local out of local government. The Waikato Regional Council is calling for changes to the new local government bill to help ensure the sound management of water and protect local democracy, a call

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