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Essential state highway works across the Waikato this week

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises essential works on state highways will continue across the Waikato this week.

The Big New Zealand Easter Egg Hunt - NZME, Foodstuffs and FCB Media

With a national lockdown in place, Easter Weekend 2020 was always going to be a little bit… different.

But New Zealanders are not the kind to let a national lockdown get in the way of celebration and joy, with an Easter initiative proving just that.

Minister for the Environment calls in proposed ORC plan changes

The Minister’s decision means that the Water Permits Plan Change and the Water Quality Plan Changes to the Water and Waste Plans will be referred to the Environment Court.

Public urged to check historic burn sites with strong wind warnings for Easter

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is asking people to check any old burn sites are fully extinguished so they do not reignite with the strong winds forecast for this long Easter weekend.

Message from Mayor John Leggett - stay home this long weekend

Mayor John Leggett is urging Marlburians to stay home, stay local and stay safe this Easter weekend.

Calling all Hastings Heroes!

Hastings District councillors are on the look out for awesome people in our community who are going above and beyond to help others during the COVID-19 Level 4 restrictions.

Financial assistance for Kāpiti community and business

Kāpiti Coast District Councillors have agreed on a range of immediate actions to support local people and businesses in response to COVID-19.

At a special briefing this week the Council agreed to:

- Remove rates late payment penalties for rest of 2019/20

2020 start date still possible for new train service - Waikato Regional Council

Waikato’s politicians remain hopeful the new start-up passenger rail service to Auckland will launch in 2020.

Cape Coast reserves closed to overnight stays - council

In the last week increasing numbers of people have been travelling to Haumoana, Te Awanga and Clifton and taking up temporary, overnight residence prompting public health concerns around these reserves.

Queenstown Lakes District Council reminds residents to stay home over Easter

With the long Easter weekend starting tomorrow, Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) would like to remind residents to stay close to home and stick to lockdown rules.