Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Strong interest in tsunami strategy
Hundreds of people attended two open days in Whitianga over Queen’s birthday weekend to discuss plans for a new Eastern Coromandel Tsunami Strategy being developed by Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) and Waikato Regional Council.
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Coromandel Peninsula's public fields to be turfed
Turf renovations begin next Monday.
School students tackle Thames foreshore
Parawai School to work with TCDC along Thames foreshore this Thursday
Students from Thames' Parawai School will give the stretch of Thames' foreshore from the wharf to Kuranui Bay extra TLC this Thursday.
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Massive Coromandel coastal cleanup this weekend
Volunteers and boats wanted.
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Kennedy Bay, Tuateawa and Port Charles Road Closures
Road closures planned to repair damage from last storm.
Monday, 14 March 2011
Mercury Bay Community Board to be briefed on Tsunami Strategy
The Mercury Bay Community Board will next Tuesday 22 March receive a briefing on plans for a new Eastern Coromandel Tsunami Strategy, which will initially focus on responding to the risks posed to Whitianga.
Friday, 4 March 2011
Regional Policy Statement Submission Approved
Joint submission asks Environment Waikato to justify proposed increases.
District Plan Review Direction-Setting Document Approved
District Plan Review Now Underway.
Hauraki Cycleway Proposal
Council briefed on the proposed Hauraki cycleway.
Freedom Camping Policy Update
Community Boards to determine suitable areas for legal self-contained freedom camping.
Thursday, 17 February 2011
New local and regional Councillors to tour Peninsula next week
Two-day combined tour to address important multi-agency matters.
Submissions open on TCDC's Draft Annual Plan
A proposed average rates rise forecast of 2.01 per cent has been endorsed by the Thames-Coromandel District Council in its draft work programme for the year ahead.
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Extreme caution urged on Peninsula's local roads
Single-lane roads vulnerable to further slips.
Saturday, 29 January 2011
Coromandel cleaning up after Cyclone Wilma
Crews working hard to clear slips.
Thursday, 23 December 2010
New summer flags fly in Thames
Thames' traditional Christmas lights replaced by pohutukawa flags
Pohutukawa-themed flags have replaced Thames' main street's dated lighting system, providing a festive lift for the longer summer daylight hours.
Shellfish warning continues for lower east coast of Coromandel Peninsula
Shellfish toxins still found from Tairua through to the Bay of Plenty.
Friday, 17 December 2010
Council wants all to have fun this summer but not at expense of others
Clean and safe beaches to be monitored daily
Coromandel Peninsula bylaws officers will work with the police and fire services over summer to keep beaches and communities safe and clean.
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Lifeguard qualification to be assessed in Thames
Thames Centennial Pool to begin assessing national pool lifeguard award
Coromandel Peninsula residents wanting to become nationally qualified pool lifeguards can now train and be assessed in Thames.
Most spa pools are not exempt from pool fencing regulations
Lockable lids make no difference unless spa pool sides are higher than 1.2 metres
Soaking in a hot spa on the deck is a pleasure enjoyed by many, particularly after taking part in strenuous exercise but it's not just as simple as buying a portable spa and plugging it in.
Thursday, 9 December 2010
New book provides link to Thames' Boer rifles
Callaway book signing gives opportunity for public to view rifles
Locals will have their first public opportunity next Wednesday to see the recently re-located collection of 15 Boer War rifles originally gifted to the then Thames Borough Council in 1904.
Record number of events this Coromandel summer
Visitors and residents can expect an epic summer on the Coromandel Peninsula if the number of event applications already received by the Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) is anything to go by.
Hot weather prompts call for people to check their pool fences
If it's more than 400mm deep it probably needs to be fenced
Soaring temperatures and the rapidly approaching school holidays have prompted a reminder from Thames-Coromandel District Council that all pool owners need to check that they are conforming with the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987.
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Coromandel Peninsula opens condolence books for families of Pike River tragedy
Condolence books open in TCDC area offices from Monday
Mayor Glenn Leach has responded quickly to the Pike River tragedy by expressing his condolences to the families of the 29 men by opening condolence books at all Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) offices.
Elected members and staff focus on road safety ahead of Coromandel summer
Elected members and staff of Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) are backing efforts to make the Peninsula's roads safer this summer.
Summer bus service for Mercury Bay and Hahei
This coming summer's bus services in Mercury Bay and Hahei will be operated by Murphy Busses and Paradise Cabs. Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) and Environment Waikato (EW) awarded the contracts after reviewing proposals from four companies.
Thursday, 18 November 2010
High quality local ideas win concessions
Local businesses take opportunity to operate from Coromandel reserves
Locals have secured non-exclusive three-year concessions to operate businesses from Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) reserves, subject to Council approval in December.
Monday, 15 November 2010
Interim agreement reached between TCDC and Wilderland Trust
Trust has until December 13 to provide action plan to meet Council requirements
Court action against the Wilderland Trust has been deferred until February next year by agreement between the Trust and the Thames-Coromandel District Council after negotiations between the two parties on Friday.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Tessa Duder to lead workshops for Peninsula writers
Award-winning New Zealand author Tessa Duder is to lead free workshops for writers at each of the three District libraries this month.
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Urban settlements on the Peninsula photographed from above
Photographers in two aeroplanes made the most of Labour weekend's fine weather to update Thames-Coromandel District Council's (TCDC) high resolution aerial photographs of the Coromandel Peninsula's settlements.
Current Community Board delegations confirmed while new powers are considered
Mayor wants robust process to define new role for community Boards
Thames-Coromandel District Council is committed to expanding the role of the five community boards on the Coromandel Peninsula but wants to make haste slowly in order to get the process right.