Drury centre of development activity

Drury is quickly becoming the centre of development activity with more than $2billion of infrastructure and numerous planned developments. The small township of 3500 people is expected to house some 30,000 people in the next ten years, with anywhere between 6100 and 10,800 homes to be built on approximately 2000 hectares of largely greenfield land. Significant private investment in infrastructure […]

Consenting made easy

By Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore Changes for Franklin “Consenting Made Easy” is being rolled out through out Auckland. Several things are happening. Digital Consenting is being promoted especially for professional planners and building firms. This is receiving very favourable comment from participants in the industry. This system is available for all applicants and the on-line system leads you through the […]

Sharp jump in values across Waikato District reported

Waikato District Councillors received a detailed report from Quotable Value (QV) this week on the district’s Rating Revaluation for 2017. The rating revaluation figures compiled by QV show the total rateable value of the 31,271 properties within Waikato District Council is now $27.69 billion with the land value of those properties now valued at $17.12 billion. The Council reported last […]

Pukekohe Christian School expanding in 2018

Staff and students alike are excited about the future growth of Pukekohe Christian School (PCS). The private school, which now has a roll of around 280 has grown rapidly and is expanding with new facilities. They plan to have a new hall and two new classrooms, and have employed two new teachers. “There will now be one classroom for each […]

Pukekohe growers our history and our future

By Josie Vidal, Horticulture New Zealand Horticulture New Zealand was busy in Pukekohe at the end of October, visiting growers and attending meetings. That included catching up with fine culinary herb grower Jeanette Rae and hearing some of the Reynolds’ family history. Onion and potato growers, the Reynolds family has had a connection with the land in Pukekohe since […]

Satellite Town vs Paerata Rise

It seems that there has been confusion over a discussion for a satellite town in Paerata, and the original development of Paerata Rise. Paerata Rise (originally called Welsey New Town) is a development that began last year. With work expected to take over 15 to 20 years, Paerata Rise aims to have approximately 4500 houses, and state that they will […]

Baker’s Banter 7 November 2017

It has certainly been an intriguing couple of weeks with some things floating around in the various forms of media that collectively we as a community use to gather information. The first thing I need to do is a bit of myth busting. A couple of Fridays ago, the head of a large infrastructure organisation that acts, amongst other things, […]

Resource consent changes to be aware of

  A number of Resource Management Act changes for Waikato District residents came into effect on Thursday, 18 October 2017.  One of the big changes we’re quite excited about is the new Permitted Boundary Activity process, says Consents Manager Ana Maria d’Aubert.  “This change will make the planning approval process easier and cheaper for customers wanting to build within their boundary […]

Outdoor Oasis

There is no better place to enjoy those mild summer evenings other than your own backyard. They are as popular as ever, but if you’ve been neglecting yours these fresh and cool backyard ideas will help liven it up. Just as with interiors, mixing up styles in backyard design yields great results. Be creative and let your backyard become an […]

Substantial manufacturing and warehousing plant

One of the biggest industrialmanufacturing and warehousing complexes in the SouthAuckland suburb of Papakura has been placed on the marketfor sale. The 6,302 square metre industrial and warehousing plant at 80C Hunua Road houses the administration offices and distribution space of leading New Zealand plastic products manufacturing and sales company Interworld Plastics 2013 Limited. Interworld Plastics specialises in the plastic […]

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