Christmas Bonus for Bus Drivers and Super Gold Card Holders from Waikato Regional Council

I am thrilled that Waikato Regional Council has voted to allocate a Christmas bonus totalling $200,000 for bus drivers. This amounts to about $1000 for a full-time worker and recognises the job they have done through COVID-19 lockdowns in the region. There’s also good news for SuperGold Cardholders, who will have their free travel extended to include peak service times from 1 March 2022.

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Thames Coromandel Mayor Refuses to Follow Council’s Majority Decision on Climate Change

Finally, after two years of willful obstruction of climate action by the Thames Coromandel Mayor Sandra Goudie, and the High Court finding her actions to be unlawful, the current Council has put an end to this embarrassment.  On Tuesday the council resolved that the mayor should join 65 other councils and sign the Local Government Climate Leaders Declaration. 

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