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Waikato District Council
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Nearly 1.5 million people – that's 40 per cent of New Zealand's total population – live within a 250 km radius of the Waikato district. However, the district itself is still sparsely populated by North Island standards, with just under 40,000 people living in this predominantly rural area, which covers roughly 310,000 hectares. The Waikato district encompasses a diverse area, from Raglan on the west coast to inland farming areas. It has a large rural population, many small communities and three main towns – Huntly, Ngaruawahia and Raglan. The population of the Waikato district was 39,855 in 2001, when the last census was undertaken, with a growth rate of 1.8 per cent, less than New Zealand as a whole. 

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Friday, 9 November 2012
Huntly Library to host memorial quilt A special quilt honouring more than 100 New Zealand children killed by family violence is to be displayed at Waikato District Council’s Huntly Library from next week. 169 views

Thursday, 1 November 2012
Upgrade serves up better drinking water for Ngaruawahia The Ngaruawahia community can now enjoy improved drinking water thanks to the Waikato District Council's upgrade of its Ngaruawahia Water Treatment Plant. 304 views

Thursday, 18 October 2012
Waikato District Council urges unauthorised pruners to put down their gardening tools Waikato District Council is urging Tuakau residents to leave the pruning of council gardens to its contractors after repeat acts of incorrect pruning have left many rose plants dead. 395 views

Raglan's main street to be resealed Over twenty Raglan roads will be resealed this summer including Raglan’s main street, Bow Street. 160 views

Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Council launches road advisories web page Motorists in the Waikato district will now be able to keep up-to-date with any issues affecting local roads thanks to a new road advisories page added to the Waikato District Council’s website. 123 views

Saturday, 18 August 2012
Ngaruawahia Library to reopen in October The Ngaruawahia Library will reopen in October after the Waikato District Council decided to reinforce three external walls to ensure the building is not at risk in the event of a moderate earthquake. 115 views

Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Council announces general rates increase of 2.32 Per Cent Waikato District Council’s emphasis was on ‘affordability and maintaining what we have’ when it adopted its Long Term Plan yesterday. 118 views

Stock movement bylaw imminent for Franklin Farmers and rural road users in the northern part of the Waikato district are reminded that next month a new bylaw regarding stock movement on public roads will come into force. 146 views

Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Council rallies for district Waikato District Council has increased resources to ensure roads in Raglan and Te Akau are speedily returned to their condition following the World Rally Championship this weekend. 157 views

Tuesday, 29 May 2012
"Slow down on rural roads" campaign launched at Fieldays The 2012 Fieldays will see Waikato and Waipa District Councils join forces to highlight the need for drivers to slow down on rural roads. 235 views

Friday, 11 May 2012
Huntly main street to get pedestrian crossings Huntly’s Main Street is about to undergo an upgrade of its existing raised pedestrian platforms, to make crossing the road easier. 229 views

Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Council calls for more community input into draft long term plan The Waikato District Council is calling for more community feedback on its draft Long Term Plan 2012 -22, with a week to go until submissions close. 101 views

Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Mayor's column for May There’s now only a few days left for you to have your say in the long term future of the Waikato district. 120 views

Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Recycling bins proving popular Recycling bins installed by Waikato District Council across the region have proved a hit with the public, with their prominent locations helping to raise awareness of the environmental benefits of recycling. 172 views

North East Waikato Community Committee to meet in May If you live in Maramarua, Mangatangi or Mangatawhiri, now’s your chance to make a difference in your district. 188 views

Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Water restrictions lifted in the Waikato district All water restrictions have been lifted in Hamilton and the Waikato district as of today. 213 views

Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Waikato District Council concerned by Federated Farmers response to Livestock Movement Bylaw The Waikato District Council is concerned that Federated Farmers is offering poor advice to farmers over the Livestock Movement Bylaw which will become effective in the former Franklin District area on 1 July 2012. 312 views

Friday, 24 February 2012
Stock Movement Bylaw To Include Franklin From 1 July 2012 Farmers and rural road users in the northern part of the Waikato district need to be aware that a new bylaw regarding stock movement on public roads will come into force on 1 July 2012. 157 views

Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Official Opening For Raglan Museum And Information Centre The new Raglan and District Museum (Te Whare Taonga o Whaingaroa) and Raglan Information Centre (Te Puna Koorero o Whaingaroa) on Wainui Road, Raglan will be officially opened on Monday 20 February 2012 by Waikato district mayor, Allan Sanson. 175 views

Monday, 13 February 2012
Council Takes Steps To Protect Property Files People wishing to view property files at the Waikato District Council’s Tuakau Office will now have to make an appointment and pay $34 to view a file. 125 views

Phone Number Change For Council's Huntly Office The Waikato District Council are encouraging customers to make use of their 0800 call free number if they are wanting to get hold of the Huntly Office. 209 views

Friday, 10 February 2012
Infringement Notices Issued For Levitate Event Waikato District Council has issued infringement notices to the property owner and organisers of the Levitate music event held on New Year’s Eve at Whaanga Road in Raglan. 209 views

Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Water mains flushed in Huntly this week Huntly residents are advised that the town water supply pipes are being flushed as part of an ongoing process to preserve the quality of the district's drinking water. 209 views

Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Water Mains Flushed In Huntly This Week Huntly residents are advised that the town water supply pipes are being flushed as part of an ongoing process to preserve the quality of the district's drinking water. 216 views

Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Raglan Wharf Building Construction To Begin Work is set to begin shortly on the new building on Raglan Wharf to replace the one destroyed by fire in April 2010. 227 views

Friday, 13 January 2012
Tuakau Bridge - Port Waikato Road Open The main road to Port Waikato is open with reports of a landslip in the area being untrue. 175 views

Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Smart water use encouraged over summer Billboards are being placed in key locations throughout the Waikato district as Waikato District Council gets ready to kick off its smart water use campaign. 634 views

Monday, 12 December 2011
Plan B4 U Party - Waikato District Council Plan B4 U Party is the slogan behind Waikato District Council’s latest drink drive campaign to try to reduce alcohol related incidents in the Waikato district. 191 views

Changes to Waikato Disctrict rubbish collections over holidays All rubbish and recycling collections in the Waikato district, with the exception of Port Waikato, will take place one day later than usual over the upcoming Christmas and New Year period. 147 views

Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Contaminent Identified In Eureka Reservoir Council staff have retrieved the bodies of two rats from the Eureka reservoir after it was drained yesterday. 229 views

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