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Implementation a key to future success

Now that the process of developing an over-arching Waikato Plan is all but complete there is a big focus on successfully implementing it, says the independent c

Deliberations are looming

Deliberations on an updated Waikato Plan taking into account public submissions are looming as the formulation of the final Plan enters the home straight.

Plan enters home straight

The formulation of the final Waikato Plan has involved its partners walking together on a long journey. Now we’re entering the home straight.

Submissions closing soon on major new plan for Waikato’s future

There’s just a week to go to make submissions on a major new plan for a more prosperous future in the Waikato.

Have a say on major new plan for Waikato’s future

It’s time to hear what the people say! Feedback is being sought on a major new plan for a more prosperous future in the Waikato.

Major new plan for Waikato’s future signed off

A major new plan outlining a blueprint for a more prosperous future in the Waikato has today been signed off.

Waikato Plan reaches major milestone

The first full draft of a ground-breaking plan for the entire Waikato is aimed at creating a powerful new “voice” for the region and establishing a solid base t

Models look at potentially “very large” costs of improving water quality

A group of technical experts has produced computer models of the land use and management changes potentially required to achieve water quality targets.

Hamilton City Council caps funding for Waikato Plan

The region's million-dollar Waikato Plan had been given a "reset" after the project became bogged down in information.

Waikato Plan to be served up in chunks

A far-reaching plan tasked with forming a big picture view of the Waikato will be delivered to community leaders in "bite sized chunks".

Expressway funding follows collaborative advocacy

More than $1 billion worth of funding to finish the Waikato Expressway is the fruit of tight collaboration and strong advocacy by the region’s councils and stak

Grey tsunami looms

Waikato's ageing baby boomers are set to outnumber the young by 2026, placing huge demands on hospitals and council resources.

Housing crisis, Radio NZ Morning Report, 20 Jan 2015

Iain White is Professor of Environmental Planning at Waikato University. He says planning doesn't build houses, developers do - so it's is all about sending the

Visionary’ plan costs, Waikato Times, 5 Dec 2014

A Waikato spatial plan is billed as a game changer for the region, but comes at a hefty price, with costs expected to exceed $1 million.

New visions for Waikato arts and sport

Arts and sports are a huge part of what makes Waikato communities tick.

The life worth having

In November 2014 a forum called “A Place to Live: for the life worth having” focused on the wealth that smaller towns and regions contribute to New Zealand’s ov

Waikato's future taking further shape

Good progress is being made on shaping a more prosperous and efficient future for Waikato, with business groups and others now invited to apply to be on a joint