Glen Murray

Little Libraries coming to town

Prisoners at Spring Hill Corrections Facility, Hampton Downs, have built and decorated 30 ‘little libraries’ to bring books and a focus for social interchange to small communities across Waikato district’s far-flung rural areas. Local communities looking forward to installing and setting up their little libraries include Aka Aka, Kariotahi, Otaua, Port Waikato, Glen Murray,Pukekawa, Onewhero, Mangatawhiri, Mangatangi, and Maramarua, among […]

‘Little libraries’ coming for small communities

Waikato District Council will soon launch a roll out of ‘little libraries,’ similar to that in Pokeno, to towns including Pukekawa, Mercer, Glen Murray, Naike, Onewhero and Port Waikato. Prisoners at Spring Hill Corrections Facility are building thirty ‘little libraries’ for Waikato District Council’s ‘Placemaking’ programme, designed to make the district’s public spaces inviting and boost residents enjoyment of their […]

Pukekawa local wins big

Trent Hewes, a 19 year old from Pukekawa, won the Intermediate title at the Golden Shears of Great Britain on Thursday 31 May. Trent has been shearing for two and a half years now, but he’d only been shearing in England for a month leading up to the Royal Bath and West Show competition in Somerset, England. “It means a […]

Storm inflicts unprecedented damage to power network

Last night’s storm has caused significant and widespread damage to the Counties Power network.  At its peak, 14,600 properties were without power as winds in excess of 200km per hour were recorded in the area. There are currently 3,714 properties still without power, with some not expected to be restored for 24 – 48 hours due to the magnitude of […]

Auckland Westpac Helicopter missions for the weekend

The weekend saw Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter attended to 11 missions over the weeekend, with two of those being in our distribution area. On Saturday 25 NOVEMBER 2017 at 11:15am,  W2 crew were tasked to Onewhero to assist at a motor vehicle accident where a ute had rolled 20 metres down a bank. Police Eagle was also tasked due to […]

Glen Murray recycling day to stay

Glen Murray will continue its monthly recycling drop-off day service. The decision was made following community consultation. The drop-off days will be funded by a targeted rate of $56.27, from community members who received consultation letters, from July 2018. Last month’s consultation showed that 62% of respondents wanted a targeted rate, while 38% preferred stopping the service. The drop-off service […]


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