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Tsunami sirens, signs and evacuation routes11 December 2013
Today the Council voted to not move forward with the tsunami siren project at this stage. Sirens could certainly play an important role for the city but they are now being considered as just one part of a wider suite of alert systems. The Council voted to consider tsunami sirens as part of a suite of alert systems and civil...
Council nominates directors for Waikato Regional11 December 2013
Airport John Spencer, Carlos da Silva and Annabel Cotton have been nominated, by the majority of Council Shareholders, as new Board appointments for the Waikato Regional Airport Limited. They will join incumbent director Margaret Devlin (appointed earlier this year) and replace current long standing appointees: John Birch, Alastair Calder and Gay Shirley.
Flood victims eye legal action11 December 2013
Frustrated flood victims say the Tauranga City Council could face legal action if it does not fast-track stormwater works. Matua and Mount Maunganui residents planned to use today's council meeting to urge newly elected members to concentrate on fixing their flooding woes, ahead of the draft 2014/2015 annual plan discussions.
No exceptions for Council where environment is concerned11 December 2013
A recent case in the Environment Court has proved that Hutt City Council makes ‘no exceptions’ when it comes to protecting our environment. The case, which the Council won, saw a local business operator convicted and discharged and his company fined $30,000 for nine non-compliance offences brought before the court.
Enrol now for WBOP by-elections11 December 2013
Time is running out for people to enrol to vote for the upcoming Waihi Beach Community Board and Maketu-Te Puke Ward by-elections with electoral rolls closing next Monday, December 16. Locals in both areas now only have four days to enrol – or check that their enrolment details are correct – to vote in the two by-elections set for February...
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