By John Freer Ratepayers across the Hauraki District are in for one of their biggest rates increases in recent years – 17.4 percent is the figure that Councillors have settled on. Mayor Toby Adams knew this was the biggest challenge the council faced in determining its 10-year long-term plan. The Mayor has spoken with CFM, […]

By John Freer New bins, new trucks and new hi-viz jackets for the staff – this today as new age of rubbish, waste and recycling was launched across the Coromandel Peninsula, Hauraki Plains and Matamata Piako districts. The new system incorporates four bins collecting food waste, general rubbish, recycling and glass. Whiritoa, Whangamata South and […]

By John Freer A second Chinese sister city relationship could be on the cards for the Hauraki District. Local Mayor, Toby Adams, recently visited the Pinggu District on the outskirts of Beijing with the aim of repeating the existing relationship with the Shanghai based district of Jiading. Following the visit Mayor Toby said while the […]

By John Freer One of the regions most significant tourist attractions, the Hauraki Rail Trail, today received a significant boost with restoration and development funding to the tune of $3.7 million. A very happy rail trail trust CEO, Diane Drummond, told CFM that the money would be used to reinstate damage caused by storms earlier […]

By John Freer Its beginnings were over three years ago, and reality moved one step closer yesterday for a new Hauraki Plains Community Hub. At the Hauraki Plains District Council meeting the $4.8 million budget was approved. The Ngatea-based Hub includes the re-build of the service centre, library and the establishment of community spaces. Extensive […]

Ratepayers in the Hauraki District on the council water supply will have rates increase 8.9 percent. This following Councillors recently adopting their 2023-2024 Annual Plan. Non-water supply users face a 6.8 percent land rate increase. Mayor Toby Adams said in finalising the district’s annual plan, Councillors were very mindful of the increased cost of living […]

Hauraki District Council Mayor Toby Adams has signed a declaration of emergency, at 3:39pm this afternoon, Monday 13 February 2023. A state of emergency can be declared when there is an event that might cause loss of life or property, which cannot be dealt with by emergency services in the normal fashion. Mayor Adams told […]

A strong earthquake occurred at 5:39AM on Wednesday 4 January, 5km south of Te Aroha, making for a shaky start to the year for residents and holidaymakers at the top of the north. GNS Science received over 20,000 felt reports from the M5.1 quake which was preceded by a M3.9 five days before and followed by […]

Our service clubs do us proud. Every day in so many ways they are out there supporting the community. The Rotary clubs from Te Aroha, Matamata, Thames, Morrinsville and Paeroa are joining forces to design and build shelters on the trail network. These are not just ordinary shelters but shelters in keeping with a rail […]

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 […]

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