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Whakatane District Council

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Whakatane

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The Whakatane District in the Eastern Bay of Plenty is one of the most diversely beautiful areas in New Zealand. Sandy beaches are predominant along the 54 kilometres of coastline that stretches from Otamarakau in the west to Ohiwa in the east. Central areas include fertile lowlands and farming areas on the Rangitaiki Plains through to Murupara. Te Urewera National Park in the south, which makes 41% of the district, is protected native forest and is home to a rich array of flora and fauna. The total area of the district covers 433,000ha or 4,442km2. 




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Saturday, 18 June 2011
Flooding 8:06PM
Council responding to surface flooding issues

WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Council is closely monitoring the weather situation and responding to localised surface flooding in Whakatane and Ohope.

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Monday, 13 June 2011
Cycling 7:49AM
New cycleways in action

WHAKATANE — Over the past months a number of new cycle lanes have been installed on the roading network in Whakatane and Ohope as a part of the ongoing rollout of the Councils Walking and Cycling Strategy.

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Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Environment 7:01AM
Public outdoor spaces smokefree

WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Council’s public outdoor spaces are now smokefree.

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Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Council 8:15AM
Rangitaiki Ward stays

WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Council welcomes the decision of the Local Government Commission not to proceed with the proposal to transfer Rangitaiki Ward to Kawerau district.

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Thursday, 26 May 2011
Marine 9:02AM
Harbour Vessel Replacement

WHAKATANE — Local boat builder, Extreme Boats, is currently in the process of constructing a new vessel for the Whakatane Port.

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Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Community 4:52PM
Murupara Community wins award

WHAKATANE — Work to reduce crime and improve safety in Murupara has paid off, as the Murupara Community Board wins a national best practice award.

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Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Council 12:05PM
Huge interest in CE's position

WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Councillors are delighted at the number and calibre of applications received for the position of Chief Executive.

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Council 8:01AM
Smokefree Policy Adopted

WHAKATANE — Children in Whakatane will play in a healthier outdoor environment, when smoking in parks and reserves is phased out from the end of May.

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Monday, 2 May 2011
Council 7:50AM
Council performance improving

WHAKATANE — Six months into the role, Mayor Tony Bonne is happy with the progress the Council is making towards improving transparency, efficiency and customer service.

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Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Waste 4:51PM
Murupara Wastewater Pipe Repairs

WHAKATANE — From May to June 2011The Whakatane District Council are completing rehabilitation works to existing earthenware sewer pipelines in Murupara.

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Flooding 1:33PM
Civil Defence alert

WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Council is actively monitoring the weather situation and responding to issues of surface flooding and slips around the District as they arise.

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Water 4:28PM
Water Supply Ground Water Investigation

WHAKATANE — The Whakatane/Ohope water supply is abstracted from the Whakatane River at the Water Treatment Plant in Te Tahi Street.

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Monday, 18 April 2011
Environment 2:08PM
Stormwater outlets improve dune protection

WHAKATANE — Works to improve stormwater outlets at Ohope helped to prevent dune damage and flooding after heavy rainfall earlier this year.

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Environment 2:03PM
Awatapu Lagoon delta restored

WHAKATANE — Over 5000 m3 of silt has been removed from the Awatapu delta (an area just below Hinemoa St where the Wainui Te Whara Stream enters the Awatapu lagoon).

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Monday, 8 November 2010
Community 3:01PM
Ohope Hall Repairs

WHAKATANE — Repairs start this week on the Ohope Hall following flood damage in June this year.

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Thursday, 28 October 2010
Council 11:50AM
Bonne takes office

WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Mayor-elect Tony Bonne takes office on Wednesday 27 October 2010 after winning in hotly contested mayoral and council elections early this month.

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Council 11:49AM
Turner for Deputy Mayor

WHAKATANE — Judy Turner has been elected Deputy Mayor on Wednesday 27 October 201 at the Council’s inaugural meeting.

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Thursday, 30 September 2010
Water 9:11PM
High water table causes drainage problems in Matata

WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Council has said the prolonged wet weather is causing drainage problems in some sections of Matata.

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Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Waste 2:29PM
Waste Minimisation -Draft Waste Plan - feedback wanted

WHAKATANE — Two community open days will be held in Whakatane to provide residents with an opportunity to feedback on the Whakatane District Council’s Draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.

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Monday, 27 September 2010
Cycling 11:00AM
New cycle lanes for Whakatane

WHAKATANE — New road markings and extension of cycle lanes will be carried out on several streets in the Whakatane and Ohope urban areas as part of the implementation of the Council’s Walking and Cycling Strategy.

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Friday, 24 September 2010
Water 5:06PM
Harbour entrance project

WHAKATANE — Investigations to collect data on the impact of waves and currents, water depth and a survey of the spit surface have began after initial findings outlined in the Preliminary Situation Report on the Harbour Entrance.

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Environment 3:17PM
Matata Lagoon Restoration Celebration in conjunction with BirdsaPlenty festival

WHAKATANE — October 2nd will be a day for celebration.

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Monday, 30 August 2010
Flooding 8:51AM
Councils launch project for long term flood defence

WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Council will be working closely with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to monitor and manage streams and river catchments that are known to cause flooding in urban areas in the District.

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Monday, 23 August 2010
Council 11:46AM
70 nominees for local elections

WHAKATANE — Nominations are in and all District Council seats are to be contested at the upcoming elections.

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Thursday, 19 August 2010
Council 2:32PM
Muriwai Dr landslip - Media Release 2

WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Council has closed the playground, public toilets, reserve and walkway at the Whakatane Heads as a precautionary measure as engineering investigations into the stability of the escarpment continues.

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Earthquakes 8:26AM
Muriwai Drive properties evacuated

WHAKATANE — Acting on advice from geotechnical engineers engaged by the Earthquake Commission, the Whakatane District Council has required residents of 4 properties on Muriwai Drive to evacuate their properties due to serious concerns over the stability of the escarpment above their houses.

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Sunday, 15 August 2010
Flooding 7:56PM
Whakatane Civil Defence Update (6.53pm)

WHAKATANE — The Civil Defence Controller, David Bewley says that the water has stopped flowing into the Te Rahu ponding basin, and the Regional Council is continue to repair the breach of the stop bank along the Te Rahu canal.

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Flooding 12:50PM
Whakatane Civil Defence Update

WHAKATANE — Whakatane District Council has opened a welfare centre at the War Memorial Hall to cater for small number of residents being evacuated from Fortunes and Paroa Road area following the breach of the Te Rahu canal stop bank (left bank).

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Thursday, 5 August 2010
Building 8:33AM
Buildings abandoned

WHAKATANE — The Whakatane District Council does not have any legislative power or authority to require the demolition of abandoned buildings in Murupara unless they are in a life threatening condition or are insanitary.

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Council 8:32AM
Court rules in favour of Council

WHAKATANE — The Court of Appeal has granted the appeal by Whakatane District Council of the High Court decision allowing the Bay of Plenty Regional Council (EBOP) to relocate head office from Whakatane to Tauranga.

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