Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


New Year Sees Waikato District Council Join Facebook

22 January 2013

New Year Sees Waikato District Council Join Facebook

Waikato district residents can now keep up-to-date with the council’s latest news following the launch of the Waikato District Council Facebook page.

The council’s page www.facebook.com/WaikatoDistrictCouncil went live last week and will act as a channel for news and events updates along with general information from the council, including important messages such as burst water pipes, road closures and civil defence emergencies.

Stakeholder Relations general manager Jo Ireland said the page would also be used to gauge public opinion.

“The Facebook page provides us with another way to interact with our ratepayers, residents and visitors. It will be a useful platform for gauging public opinions about topics of change or interest relating to the council’s activities.”

Ms Ireland said it was hoped the Facebook page would help expand the council’s audience.

“In this day and age many people use online media tools such as Facebook as a primary information source and we are excited to be able to engage with a wider audience through a new, modern platform.”

Ms Ireland encouraged people to head online and ‘Like’ the page to receive regular updates from the council.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Relevant Consents Gained: Government Unveils RMA Reform Package

The government has formally hauled down the flag on its attempts to alter the balance of environmental and economic priorities in the Resource Management Act, unveiling a 180-page Resource Legislation Amendment Bill containing reforms that have been largely endorsed by most political parties. More>>


Closing Schools And Such: Interim Redcliffs Decision Announced

“While the school’s board has argued that circumstances that could give rise to potential disruption are extremely unlikely, advice from technical experts has shown these concerns cannot be ruled out." More>>


Jane Kelsey: High Court Can’t Make Groser Provide TPPA Information Faster

‘This week we went back to court to challenge Trade Minister Groser’s stalling tactics over the release of information on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations, following a High Court order that he reconsider the Official Information Act request I made last January’, said University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey, first applicant in the case. More>>

Werewolf 58: No Climate For Change

The last time the global community tried to take collective action on climate change the world’s leaders finally came to agree that every not-too-onerous effort should be made to hold global warming to 2°C above the pre-industrial average. At Paris, all 150 participant countries nations will have put forward their pledges... On the information available, New Zealand's is the second weakest contribution of any nation in the developed world. More>>


Lambton Quay Shutdown: Object Was Made To Look Like Bomb

Police cordoned off part of Lambton Quay Wednesday afternoon, saying that a suspicious package had been found. Buildings were evacuated and buses were detoured. The army’s explosive ordnance disposal unit was brought to the Quay. More>>


Public Sector Still Shrinking: Record Low Number Of 'Backroom Bureaucrats'

Ongoing restraint in the public sector and a focus on better frontline services has seen a further reduction in the number of core Government employees, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says. More>>


Disobeying The Law: Police Censorship Of Crime Research “An Outrage”

The Green Party is calling on Police Minister Michael Woodhouse to ensure Police scrap controversial contracts that place onerous restrictions on academic researchers’ access to Police data, the Green Party says. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news