2019 News

December

Healthy homes for kiwis

The NZ Green Building Council is a not for profit with a vision of healthy warm homes for New Zealanders.  Working with the sector a free online tool was created where Kiwis can check if their house is healthy and warm.  

 

Summer algae and bacteria monitoring starts

With temperatures beginning to warm up summer monitoring is due to begin at some of Waikato’s popular lake and river swimming spots.

 

November

Boil water notice - Tihiroa Rural Water Supply

Residents whose properties are connected to the Tihiroa Rural Water Scheme are being asked to boil their water until further notice.

 

Chemical mowing trial

We have started a chemical mowing trial on three local roads affected by yellow bristle grass.

 

Wharepuhunga Road rehabilitation

Work will soon be underway to improve the safety of Wharepuhunga Road with just over 1km of the road scheduled to be fixed in the coming months.

 

Change of classification of reserve

Objections, with reasons, to the change of classification must be received by Friday 13 December 2019.

 

Weed spraying

We will be spraying some weeds in a few of our parks on 7 & 8 November.

October

Expression of interest - Mair Street grazing

We are  seeking written expressions of interest in relation to maintaining the 2.1 hectare (approx) open drain grass area adjacent to Mair Street in Ōtorohanga.

 

Ōtorohanga town water flush programme

Flushing will take place on 6 & 7 November  

 

Labour Day opening hours

View what services will be available on Labour Day - 28 October

September

Otorohanga Sport and Active Recreation Plan

Please have a read through the plan and provide feedback by 31 October

 

Proposed Amendment of Traffic Bylaw 2005

 We want to amend our Traffic Bylaw 2005 to improve the safety of those residents on Old Te Kuiti Road who have very limited sight distance when exiting and entering their driveways. 

 

Huiputea Drive vertical realignment

Work is commencing Friday 27 September.

 

2019 Valuation Rolls

The revised Rating Values are effective as at 1 August 2019 and the new notices of valuation will be posted to owners and ratepayers from 30 September 2019.

 

Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund

The Rural Travel Fund is designed to help subsidise travel for junior teams participating in local sport competition.

 

Rate rebate assistance

We will be in Kawhia on Wednesday 25 September to help with rate rebate applications

August

Reg Brett Reserve stormwater

As you may have noticed, we have had a contractor doing some work alongside the Kiwiana Playground.

July

Candidate information evenings

We are holding two candidate information evenings, one in Kawhia and one in Otorohanga

June

2018/19 Dog control fees

Fees for the period 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020

 

Proposal to close Hoddle Road

Hamilton Car Club have applied for a temporary road closure on 28 July

 

Kawhia water flush programme

Flushing is scheduled to take place on Thursday 13 June

 

Water charges in Ōtorohanga

From 1 July the way you are charged for water will change

 

May

A message from our Road Maintenance Team

Please keep an eye out for vehicles deliberately pushing over road signs.   

 

Housing for the elderly

Council invites applications from suitably qualified persons for its Housing for the Elderly units situated in Rangitahi and Haerehuka Streets, Otorohanga.

 

Application for temporary road closure

The Hamilton Car Club has applied for a road closure on Hoddle Road for a Rally Sprint Event

 

Water leak repair

Main North Road/Thomson Avenue water shut down - Friday 10 May

 

April

ANZAC Day 2019

Details for services in Otorohanga and Kawhia

Easter hours

Due to the long weekend some services have been affected

Fire season status update - 8 April

Fire and Emergency New Zealand have change the fire season status

 

March

Candlelight vigil - Mayor's speech

A candlelight vigil was held on Sunday 17 March at the Village Green

 

Fire season status update - 18 March

Fire and Emergency New Zealand have change the fire season status

 

February

Stopbank pathway - starting soon

On Tuesday 5th March, work will begin on the construction of the stopbank pathway

 

Notification of Road works Te Kanawa Street

Broadspectrum on behalf of NZTA plan to start road repairs next week (weather permitting) on Te Kanawa Street SH31

 

Prohibited fire season

The Waikato / Thames region of Fire and Emergency NZ have decided to go in to a Prohibited Fire Season because of the high fire risk.

 

Te Puia road - road closure

Due to the increased risk of fire ODC wish to advise that Te Puia Road (the road to Ocean Beach) in Kawhia is closed to all traffic until further notice. 

 

Fire danger levels

Fire and Emergency New Zealand have reviewed the Fire Danger Levels for the Waikato

 

January

Restricted fire season

Fire and Emergency New Zealand declares a restricted fire season effective from 4 February 2019

 

Issues regarding Kawhia Medical Centre

Investigation is currently being conducted of the potential to create some additional working space for doctors at the Kawhia Medical Centre

 

Proposed Revision of Road Improvement Program

Council is proposing to revise the form of its road improvement program

 

Reseals and second coat seals

Work programme for 21 January 2019

 

Kerbside collections

There will be a change in kerbside collection dates due to the upcoming public holidays

 

Waste free demonstration

Do you want to be more friendly to the environment, reduce waste and be kinder to your own immunity?

 

Rates due

The second instalment of the 2018/19 rates is due on 25 January 2019