Heavy Rain Watch - What you need to know

Metservice NZ has issued a Heavy Rain Watch for the Waikato region, in place from 2am–3pm, Wednesday 1 February.

Given the large amount of rainfall that our district has experienced over the past few days, we are urging residents to continue to take care and stay aware of the conditions in their area. Further rainfall could quickly exacerbate existing slips, river levels and produce further flooding quite quickly.

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Mangaokewa Landscape project

8 Jul 2014, 11:09 AM

A landscape project led by Ngahuia Herangi from the Maniapoto Maori Trust Board has resulted in new picnic tables and 2 rubbish bins installed along the Mangaokewa Stream. These can be found by the rose garden and monument on the Esplanade, a bit further along the Esplanade (by Errol Street) and near the Lawrence Street bridge.

Kiwirail contributed funds towards the project which had to be completed by the end of June 2014. 

Local business McIndoe’s assisted with the work and Mayor Brian Hanna advised on the location for the tables, which have been placed on Council land.

The ideas stemmed from the river clean up, involving the Youth Council in December 2013. It was thought that the placement of additional bins could work towards reducing the amount of litter along the river bank and that the inclusion of seats could help with a longer term project.

Thank you to Jimmy McIndoe and his team, and Mayor Brian for their involvement and help with the project.

Picnic table 1 Rose garden monument Esplanade


Picnic table Lawrence Street bridge