Author: John Grant

The Minister for Local Government, Foreign Affairs and Associate Minister of Maori Affairs and Local MP for Hauraki-Waikato will be joining Rex on ‘Our Coromandel’ this coming Monday  11 October 2021. We have been providing extensive coverage recently on the ongoing debate regarding the Three Waters Reforms and Minister Mahuta is the Minister responsible for […]

The Hikuai Bridge in its current state is safe, regularly inspected and receives continual maintenance. Contractors were on site Monday to complete repairs to the damaged section of the bridge. This followed numerous posts and comments over the weekend and some dramatic pictures of the bridge in disrepair. The nature of the interim repairs to […]

This is a letter sent by a doctor to his Auckland based patients on the topic of what is likely to happen over the next few months. It makes interesting reading. Hi everyone! Wow! With the latest government announcement, Covid19 getting into Waikato and a whole bunch of things – there is a lot to […]

Police have today charged two men with the murder of Te Kuiti man Anthony Takrouna Bell. The two Hamilton men aged 30 and 38 are due to appear in Hamilton District Court tomorrow. Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley said “We hope the arrests today provides Mr Bell’s family with some degree of comfort following what has […]

This Severe Weather Watch applies from 3am tomorrow morning. A period of heavy rain for parts of northern and central New Zealand, also North Otago A trough is forecast to move southeast across northern and central New Zealand on Monday, preceded by a moist northeast flow and rain, then followed by unsettled northwesterlies. Heavy Rain […]

The Prime Minister has today announced that as at 11:59pm this evening the following areas will be joining Auckland in Level 3 lockdown. Te Kauwhata, Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Raglan and Hamilton City. Unlike Auckland the boundaries will be subject to some police stops but due to the number of roads it will not be possible to […]

There have been two positive cases in the Waikato. One is in Raglan and the other in Hamilton East. The Waikato Hospital is in full lockdown and people are being asked to stay away. we understand that calls to the Hospital enquiring into visiting patients are being told the hospital is in lockdown and they […]

NZ Transport Agency is planning chipseal repairs on State Highway 25 and State Highway 25A that will get underway starting next week. Waikato System Manager Cara Lauder says chipseal crews will start at the western end of SH25 on Monday 4 October and will reseal over 100 sites in time for the busy Christmas period. […]

We’ve now seen the Governments plan albeit with not a lot of detail, and the determination to introduce their reforms with absolute haste. Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced in the house yesterday that the Government intended to introduce Legislation to push ahead with Three Waters. This is despite overwhelming rejection of the current concept by 63 […]

We have been providing updates and interviews on this topic for sometime now. During this period we have been seeing a national tsunami of concern mounting as each day goes by. Locally the calls for this reform to be stopped have gathered momentum. However Christopher Luxon, National Party spokesperson for Local Government has issued a […]


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