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Critical dental needs addressed in Wairoa

Critical dental needs addressed in Wairoa

Relief is in sight for Wairoa people needing urgent dental care with dentists coming to town to treat people at a one-off event. Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has been working with the Wairoa Community Partnership Implementation Group, iwi, leaders, and other health providers to put on Tō Waha, a free dental event, to lift the wellbeing of whānau in Wairoa.

4 January 2022

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Successful Selfie with Elfie

Successful Selfie with Elfie

Grabbing a Selfie with Elfie was a huge hit with young shoppers on Saturday morning.

23 December 2021

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Contributions Policy to be drafted

Contributions Policy to be drafted

A new policy that would see housing developers make contributions for new infrastructure required for the developments will be drafted by the Wairoa District Council.

23 December 2021

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Critical dental needs addressed in Wairoa

Critical dental needs addressed in Wairoa

Relief is in sight for Wairoa people needing urgent dental care with dentists coming to town to trea...

4 January 2022

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Successful Selfie with Elfie

Successful Selfie with Elfie

Grabbing a Selfie with Elfie was a huge hit with young shoppers on Saturday morning.

23 December 2021

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Contributions Policy to be drafted

Contributions Policy to be drafted

A new policy that would see housing developers make contributions for new infrastructure required fo...

23 December 2021

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Bus service back on daily service

Bus service back on daily service

Wairoa’s connectivity has been given a boost with the Intercity Bus service back running every day...

21 December 2021

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Additional external funding being sought

Additional external funding being sought

External funding will be sourced to offset increasing costs relating to Wairoa’s main street revit...

21 December 2021

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January FAWC event cancelled

January FAWC event cancelled

We are disappointed to share that the F.A.W.C! event Ka Kai Tahi Tātou i te Hākari will not run as...

20 December 2021

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Wairoa COVID-19 cases in the clear

Wairoa COVID-19 cases in the clear

The COVID-19 cases and their contacts who have been isolating in Wairoa are free from today to move ...

18 December 2021

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Grab a Selfie with Elfie

Grab a Selfie with Elfie

A Selfie with Elfie could pay off for young Wairoa shoppers. Astute shoppers aged between 0-16 year...

17 December 2021

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Communities 4 Local Democracy – the voice of more than a million New Zealanders

Communities 4 Local Democracy – the voice of more than a million New Zealanders

Mayors representing more than a million New Zealanders are taking their Three Waters concerns to Par...

16 December 2021

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Car crushing campaign draws to a close

Car crushing campaign draws to a close

Wairoa District Council’s car crushing crusade has come to an end. Over the year 734 abandoned ...

16 December 2021

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High town-based rainfall

High town-based rainfall

Unseasonably high rainfall combined with Wairoa District Council staff adapting to the new wastewate...

14 December 2021

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National recognition of Council’s Corporate Planning

National recognition of Council’s Corporate Planning

Council’s corporate planning focus is being recognised nationally with the appointment of Dr Kimbe...

9 December 2021

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Library and archive redevelopment gains traction

Library and archive redevelopment gains traction

Progress on Wairoa’s library and archive facility has moved into the preliminary design stage.

8 December 2021

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Fluoride in water may soon be required

Fluoride in water may soon be required

The Wairoa District Council may soon be required to fluoridate public drinking water supplies.

7 December 2021

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Wairoa’s protection slowly increasing

Wairoa’s protection slowly increasing

Wairoa’s vaccination numbers are slowly creeping up. As at last Thursday evening, 73% of Wairoa...

6 December 2021

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Red traffic light restriction

Red traffic light restriction

Wairoa is now operating under the Government’s Red Traffic Light system and people are being encou...

6 December 2021

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By Wairoa for Wairoa COVID planning

By Wairoa for Wairoa COVID planning

A ‘By Wairoa for Wairoa’ approach to COVID pandemic planning is being used as a benchmark by Haw...

2 December 2021

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Steady increase in values across Wairoa District over the past three years

Steady increase in values across Wairoa District over the past three years

The Wairoa District Rating Revaluation for 2021 is now confirmed and property owners will soon recei...

2 December 2021

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Maori Standing Committee meeting will be held online.

Maori Standing Committee meeting will be held online.

Maori Standing Committee meeting on December 2 will be held online via ZOOM conference.

1 December 2021

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Wairoa under red traffic light system

Wairoa under red traffic light system

Wairoa will come under the Government’s COVID-19 Red Traffic Light setting from Friday, December 3...

1 December 2021

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Plans to light up Christmas

Plans to light up Christmas

Wairoa’s Christmas festivities won’t be quite as sparkly this year. Due to COVID-19 level 2 and...

30 November 2021

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Roll up your sleeves Wairoa

Roll up your sleeves Wairoa

Wairoa is on target to reach 90% of the community being double vaccinated against COVID-19.

24 November 2021

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Collaborative local COVID planning

Collaborative local COVID planning

A Wairoa-led response to the continually changing COVID-19 situation is being developed by local com...

23 November 2021

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COVID in Hawke’s Bay

COVID in Hawke’s Bay

COVID-19 is getting closer to Wairoa following the Ministry of Health confirmation that a man who is...

23 November 2021

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Housing co-ordinator welcomed

Housing co-ordinator welcomed

New doors are opening on Wairoa’s approach to housing with a housing group co-ordinator appointed ...

18 November 2021

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Final Tautoko Wairoa

Final Tautoko Wairoa

The final week of the Tautoko Wairoa Buy Local and Win promotion saw Liz Kirwan who shopped at Petit...

18 November 2021

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New water regulator in place

New water regulator in place

Taumata Arowai became the official water services regulator for Aotearoa on Monday.

16 November 2021

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Council reinforces stance against three waters proposal

Council reinforces stance against three waters proposal

Wairoa District Councillors have reinforced their strong stance against the government’s three wat...

10 November 2021

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New recycling times for Ruakituri and Te Reinga

New recycling times for Ruakituri and Te Reinga

New times have been allocated for the free recycling collection at Ruakituri and Te Reinga. Smart...

9 November 2021

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Next steps for three waters services

Next steps for three waters services

The next steps around the government’s announcement to legislate to mandate local councils to hand...

9 November 2021

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Tautoko Wairoa, buy locally and win

Tautoko Wairoa, buy locally and win

Airini Rewi who shopped locally at the Wairoa Star was this week's winner of the Tautoko Wairoa Buy...

8 November 2021

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Wairoa pitches rural life to young city-dwellers

Wairoa pitches rural life to young city-dwellers

Wairoa is taking a fresh approach to powering up their district by targeting young people in cities ...

4 November 2021

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New January date for Mahia FAWC event

New January date for Mahia FAWC event

Wairoa’s sold out Mahia-based FAWC event has had a new date set.

4 November 2021

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Wairoa District Council cannot support Government's Three Waters Reform

Wairoa District Council cannot support Government's Three Waters Reform

Mayor of Wairoa Craig Little is horrified at the Government’s apparent disinterest in listening to...

1 November 2021

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Infrastructure Committee Meeting will be held online

Infrastructure Committee Meeting will be held online

Infrastructure Committee Meeting will be held online via Zoom conference

1 November 2021

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Tautoko Wairoa

Tautoko Wairoa

Wairoa shoppers continue to back the local businesses participating in the Tautoko shop and buy loca...

31 October 2021

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Councils shocked Government is pushing through Three Waters Reforms

Councils shocked Government is pushing through Three Waters Reforms

Community concerns have been ignored, local decision-making will be lost

28 October 2021

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Tautoko shop and win

Tautoko shop and win

Shopping at Hammer Hardware has proven to be a winning formula for the second week in a row in the T...

28 October 2021

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Maori Standing Committee Meeting will be held online

Maori Standing Committee Meeting will be held online

Maori Standing Committee Meeting on October 28 will be held online via ZOOM conference.

27 October 2021

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Making the most of Wairoa’s outdoor environment

Making the most of Wairoa’s outdoor environment

Summertime is heating up and the Wairoa district is preparing for its usual influx of visitors.

21 October 2021

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Negative test for COVID close contact

Negative test for COVID close contact

A local person has tested negative for COVID-19 after being a close contact of a positive COVID-19 c...

21 October 2021

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Inaugural Tautoko winner drawn

Inaugural Tautoko winner drawn

Wairoa is celebrating its first Tautoko buy local winner. Derek Ormond, who shopped local at Ham...

20 October 2021

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Help keep our district rubbish free

Help keep our district rubbish free

Council will be increasing its rubbish collection in line with the boost of summer visitors but is a...

20 October 2021

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Annual Report adopted

Annual Report adopted

Increased complexity of the Wairoa District Council’s business was not a hurdle to bringing the 20...

20 October 2021

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