Why Ratepayers Much Better Off If TCDC Opts Into Three Waters Proposals

Thames Coromandel District Council has $89 million in three waters debt, the highest water charges, woeful non-compliance with the drinking water standard and three-waters resource consent conditions and 53% of properties suffer unplanned outages.  These are just some of the reasons why TCDC would be crazy to turn down the $19 million government assistance package and reform proposals, have this huge debt written off their balance sheet, and ensure much lower future costs for their ratepayers. 

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Waikato Regional Council Adopts Climate Change Investment Policy and will Divest from Fossil Fuels

Waikato Regional Council has voted in favour of a new Responsible Investment Policy that includes a Climate Change Investment Policy and a commitment to divest from coal, oil, and gas companies. This is a win for both the climate and ratepayers as higher investment returns are anticipated from environmentally sustainable funds.

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New Public Transport Services for Thames-Coromandel Hauraki on the way?

Funding decisions recently made by TCDC and Hauraki District Council indicate that local public transport services will soon be expanded.  This follows presentations made in the past 12 months to local community boards and Hauraki District Council by Thames-Coromandel representative on the Waikato Regional Council, Denis Tegg seeking an extension of public transport coverage beyond the successful Thames “Connector” bus he initiated in 2017.

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Congratulations to Hauraki District Council for its Zero Carbon Promise

Big ups and congratulations to Hauraki District Council (HDC) and Mayor Toby Adams who are taking positive steps to reduce damaging climate emissions.  HDC has just adopted a comprehensive Zero Carbon Promise, with a clear pathway laid out how the council will achieve zero carbon and assist Hauraki District to achieve that goal.

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