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All of our news can be found on this page with the most recent article at the top. It covers things like media releases, public notices, road closures, consultations etc.

Adult Winter Library Challenge 2024

Adult Winter Library Challenge 2024 New

Coming soon! 2024 Adult Winter Library Challenge. Winter is coming, shorter days and longer nights. The perfect time to curl up with a good book and also check out other cool library resources we have on offer.

Added 6 days ago

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Removal of two oak trees - Ōtorohanga

Removal of two oak trees - Ōtorohanga

Two oak trees have been identified for removal due to them outgrowing their space. The root systems of the trees are causing issues with critical infrastructure - breaking and blocking sewage and stormwater pipes.

Closes Wednesday 5 June 2024

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Economic Wellbeing Strategy

Economic Wellbeing Strategy

What does economic wellbeing look like for Ōtorohanga District, and what do we need to do to get there? Our district has recently moved into an exciting period of growth and development, which means it's our time to invest for the future and increase our focus on community wellbeing and relationships to make Ōtorohanga an even better place to live, work and enjoy.

Closed Monday 20 May 2024

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ANZAC parades for Ōtorohanga District 2024

ANZAC parades for Ōtorohanga District 2024

Join us for our Anzac Day civic services 🍁 Ōtorohanga Memorial Park - 10am Kāwhia Community Centre - 1pm

Added 4 weeks ago

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Ōtorohanga Multipurpose Community Hub feasibility study

Ōtorohanga Multipurpose Community Hub feasibility study

Ōtorohanga District Council is pleased to announce the completion of a thorough exploring the possibility of a Multipurpose Community Hub in Ōtorohanga.

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Our Long Term Plan 2024 - 2034 - now open for public feedback

Our Long Term Plan 2024 - 2034 - now open for public feedback

“Kia Mau Tātou Ki Te Ara – Steady as she goes” represents the sentiment behind Ōtorohanga District Council’s considerable planning efforts, as we strive to navigate the economic challenges facing us all and prioritise the needs of our communities in our proposed Long Term Plan (LTP) 2024 – 2034.

Added 2 months ago

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Easter Weekend Hours

Easter Weekend Hours

Find out what council services are closed or open over the Easter weekend.

Added 2 months ago

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Earthquake prone buildings in Ōtorohanga District

Earthquake prone buildings in Ōtorohanga District

Ōtorohanga is following a national system led by MBIE to manage earthquake-prone buildings in our district. Council has a role in this process – as a regulatory body issuing the EPB notices.

Added 2 months ago

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Poukai 2024

A delegation of Council and staff attended the Poukai at both Aotearoa Pā and Maketū this month. As Council builds genuine partnership relations with Māori across the district, we will continue to attend and support this kaupapa.

Added 2 months ago

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Change to Animal & Noise Control function

After ten plus years of service, our long-standing Animal Control Officer is off to take on a new role at another organisation. We have taken this opportunity to review our Animal and Noise Control function and how we best align this to the needs of our district, in the most cost-effective way

Added 2 months ago

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Reappointment of Chief Executive - Tanya Winter

Mayor Max Baxter is pleased to announce the reappointment of Tanya Winter as the Chief Executive for Ōtorohanga District Council.

Added 2 months ago

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Ōtorohanga Multipurpose Community Hub

Our district is growing, and our community has told us it wants to see more vibrancy and investment in key infrastructure to help make the district an even better place to live, work and play.

Started Saturday 1 July 2023

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Reserves Management Strategy

Ōtorohanga’s local parks and reserves are a key asset for the community, as the town grows, it is important that the parks and reserves continue to reflect and support the needs and aspirations of the people that live, work and play here.

Started Friday 10 November 2023

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Economic Wellbeing Strategy

Our district has recently moved into an exciting period of growth and development, which means it's our time to invest for the future and increase our focus on community wellbeing and relationships to make Ōtorohanga an even better place to live, work and enjoy.

Started Friday 10 March 2023

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Interim Speed Management Plan

The way speed limits are set throughout New Zealand is changing. This means that decisions on speed management are able to be made at a more localised level in the future. Setting safer speed limits to address specific issues and community concerns on our network is something that Council has new systems and tools available to implement.

Completed Sunday 30 July 2023

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Ōtorohanga Rural Concept Plan - phase two

Ōtorohanga District Council, together with our partners and communities, want to make plans that focus on our people, our places and our partnerships, weaving the threads of resilience, sustainability and transformation, together with our community’s aspirations.

Started Tuesday 5 September 2023

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Kāwhia, Aotea and Ōpārau Concept Plan - phase two

Ōtorohanga District Council, together with our partners and communities, want to make plans that focus on our people, our places and our partnerships, weaving the threads of resilience, sustainability and transformation, together with our community’s aspirations.

Started Tuesday 10 October 2023

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Our Long Term Plan 2024 - 2034

We are currently working on our Long Term Plan, so we can better serve our people, places and partnerships. Your input is invaluable to us, which is why we invite you to join us at our upcoming whānau/family friendly open days.

Added 3 months ago

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Music sessions at Kāwhia Hall - a celebration

A member of our community recently took the amazing initiative of running open music sessions at the Kāwhia Hall every Wednesday.

Added 3 months ago

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Future for Local Government - Final Report, June 2023

The Future for Local Government report - He piki tūranga, he piki kōtuku - said the relationship between central government and local government needed to be improved to better serve New Zealand communities.

Added 11 months ago

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New chair appointed for Risk and Assurance Committee

Ōtorohanga District Council is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Stubbs as Independent Chair of Council’s Risk and Assurance Committee.

Added 12 months ago

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Improvement Plan - result of the 2022 Annual Residents Survey

We have now created an improvement plan, based on the feedback given to us in the Annual Residents Survey

Closed Friday 15 September 2023

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Kāwhia Library Hours

Kāwhia Library will have a change in opening hours from now on. New hours are:

Added 12 months ago

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Kings Coronation Tree Planting Ceremony

Kings Coronation Tree Planting Ceremony

Added one year ago

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We're moving back in!

The important work on our office building is completed.

Added 2 years ago

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Kāwhia Community Board Member Ken Briggs Resigns

Kāwhia Community Board Member Ken Briggs has resigned from his position due to ill health.

Added 2 years ago

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Notified Consent - Morrison Road Forest Harvesting

The Ōtorohanga District Council has received resource consent application from Taumata Plantations Ltd to undertake harvesting of an existing plantation forest at Morrison Road, Aotea. The application has been limited notified.

Added 2 years ago

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Ōtorohanga and Waipā councils approve Joint Contract

Ōtorohanga District Council and Waipā District Council have approved a joint watermain renewals contract which aims to save ratepayers’ money on water services delivered across the two districts.

Added 2 years ago

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Council to collaborate in support of subdivision development in Ōtorohanga

Added 2 years ago

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Ōtorohanga Town Concept Plan – tell us what you think the future should look like

We’re creating a plan for the future of Ōtorohanga Town and we need to hear what you think the future looks like!

Added 2 years ago

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Mountain View Road Reservoir - additional storage tank

Earthworks commence on new water storage tank.

Added 3 years ago

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Establishment of a Māori ward for Ōtorohanga District given the green light by Council

At the 20 April meeting of the Ōtorohanga District Council a resolution was made to establish a Māori Ward for the 2022 triennial election.

Added 3 years ago

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A little Council with big dreams - the long term plan for Ōtorohanga

Aspirational is the buzz word for Ōtorohanga District Council’s Long Term Plan (LTP) 2021 – 2031. For the past 18 months both Elected Members and staff have been working hard to create a plan for the district that sees it move from a state of austerity to a state of vibrancy.

Added 3 years ago

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Gradara Avenue - watermain construction

Works will begin on the new watermain being installed on Gradara Avenue.

Added 3 years ago

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Buzzy Bee getting a revamp at the Menzshed

Our iconic Buzzy Bee is currently getting a much needed refurbishment from the team at the Menzshed, Ōtorohanga, ahead of the upcoming Long Term Plan 2021 – 2031 drop-in sessions.

Added 3 years ago

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The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) is celebrating a significant milestone!

The MTFJ is a valuable programme which has grown from a four-council pilot in June 2020 to now involve 23 rural councils working with MSD to deliver an outstanding result

Added 3 years ago

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Ōtorohanga Water Supply

Why is our water tasting and smelling "muddy" at the moment?

Added 3 years ago

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New parking area

With the addition of a new parking area on Phillips Avenue, it will now be easier and safer to gain access to the Stopbank Pathway: Te Ara a Waiwaiā i O-rāhiri.

Added 3 years ago

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Water conservation - every drop counts

Slow the flow, save H20

Added 3 years ago

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New CouncilMARK™ report highlights rates versus investment tension

Ōtorohanga District Council has received our first CouncilMARK™ report today, finding a small council focused on core priorities that is facing increasing pressure to meet growing community and infrastructure expectations.

Added 4 years ago

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Countdown Otorohanga renewal of its off-licence

GENERAL DISTRIBUTORS LIMITED, a duly incorporated company having its registered office at 80 Favona Road, Auckland has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Otorohanga District Council for the renewal of its off-licence in respect of the premises situated at 123 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga, known as Countdown Otorohanga.

Added 4 years ago

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Wigs on for Wednesday

Council staff are ‘getting wiggy’ today and raising money in support of the Child Cancer Foundation

Added 4 years ago

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Ōtorohanga District waste audit

We are carrying out a yellow bag waste audit to identify what we as a District are sending to landfill.

Added 4 years ago

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New building consent exemptions are almost here

From 31 August 2020, some building projects will no longer need building consents

Added 4 years ago

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Watermain upgrade construction works - Mountain View Road

Works will start on 22 May and is expected to be completed within a 16-weeks. Work will start at the Mountain View Rd/ Kakamutu Road intersection, progressing along Mountain View Road finishing at Gradara Avenue.

Added 4 years ago

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Raahui lifted on Waikato and Waipaa rivers

The raahui was put in place to allow the wellbeing and spirit of the rivers and waterways to regenerate and rejuvenate. Now everyone can return to using our awa.

Added 4 years ago

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WWEOC to join forces with South Waikato and Taupō

Western Waikato Emergency Operating Centre (WWEOC) is joining forces with two other Waikato EOCs to provide a combined civil defence response when the country moves into Alert Level 2.

Added 4 years ago

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Rahui on the Waikato and Waipa Rivers

The raahui will remain in place until the safety of river users is ensured.

Added 4 years ago

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Kio Kio United Rugby Football Club Incorporated renewal of conditions of a Club Licence

Kio Kio United Rugby Football Club Incorporated has made application to the District Licencing Committee at Ōtorohanga for the renewal of conditions of a Club Licence in respect of the premises situated at 135 Paewhenua Road, Ōtorohanga known as Kio Kio United Sports Club.

Added 4 years ago

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Otewa Road improvements

Inframax Construction will soon be starting minor safety improvement work and traffic calming measures around Otewa School

Added 4 years ago

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Raglan Road Traction Sealing

We are commitment to improving the safety of local roads and reducing maintenance costs will soon see parts of Raglan Road sealed.

Added 4 years ago

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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.

Added 5 years ago

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Change of classification of reserve

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

Added 5 years ago

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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.

Added 5 years ago

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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.

Added 5 years ago

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Candlelight vigil - Mayor's speech

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

Added 5 years ago

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Stopbank pathway - starting soon

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

Added 5 years ago

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Oparau and Districts Club renewal and variation of the operating hours and designation of a club licence

Oparau Community and District Club Incorporated 33 Rotoiti Road Oparau has made application to the Otorohanga District Licensing Committee for the renewal and variation of the operating hours and designation of a club licence in respect of the 33 Rotoiti Road Oparau known as Oparau and Districts Club

Added 5 years ago

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Proposed Revision of Road Improvement Program

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

Closed Monday 6 March 2023

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Oparau Roadhouse renewal of an on-licence

WB & BJ Rogers Limited 4370 State Highway 31 Oparau has made application to the Otorohanga District Licensing Committee for the renewal of an on-licence in respect of the 4370 State Highway 31 Oparau known as Oparau Roadhouse

Added 5 years ago

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