Paerata Rise takes shape

Work is ongoing at Paerata Rise, with the community starting to take shape. Grafton Downs announced that the total earthworks investment for stage one has reached $30 million, including water, sewerage and earthworks. The work for the infrastructure has taken a total of 18,646 hours and has resulted in the installation of three kilometers of water pipes and seven kilometres […]

Auranga attracts 700 visitors

Sunhats, walking shoes and dogs were some of what was seen at Auranga’s Celebration Day on Saturday 20 January. The new development, near Drury, held the day to celebrate the first stage of the five kilometre coastal walkway opening. The community was invited to share in the festivities, with around 700 visitors arriving throughout the day. Dog owners brought their […]

House prices up 5.8% in December

Median house prices across New Zealand rose by 5.8% while Auckland’s median house price increased 1.8% in December to $870,000 up from $855,000 compared to December 2016. Bindi Norwell, Chief Executive at REINZ says: “This increase defies the predictions of many commentators who 12 or 13 months ago were adamant that house prices would fall in 2017.” Waikato experienced record […]

Historic building to be relocated

Pukekohe’s 104 year old railway station building will be relocated according to an Auckland Transport spokesperson. “It has been agreed to relocate the building and investigation into relocation works are underway,” the spokesperson said last week. “Unfortunately, at this stage no further details are available.” The Franklin Heritage Forum who have been advocating for the building to remain, are disappointed […]

Looking down the pipes

Waikato District Council will be getting a good look into their pipes after appointing a contractor to continue the cleaning and inspection of their wastewater network. HydroTech, the contractors, will be using camera technology, by placing cameras on the end of a jetting hose before it is put down the pipes. They will be inspecting and cleaning 40 kilometres of […]

Petition launched to save Mill Road corridor

MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly has launched a petition to save the Mill Road corridor project from Manukau and Flat Bush to Papakura and Drury, which is now under review by the Labour Government. Andrew believes that this project is vital to meet the needs of the increasing population and business development in the Franklin area, and the pressing need […]

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