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


Site blessed in preparation for construction of upgrade

Members of local iwi group Te Haa o te Whenua o Kirikiriroa (THaWK) joined Hamilton City Council staff and contractors from HEB Construction on Tuesday 3 December to bless the site of the Hillsborough wastewater pump station upgrade.

THaWK manager Rawiri Bidois said mana whenua are happy to support a project that helps our city prepare for the future, while at the same time helps to protect one of our most important taonga, the Waikato River.

“The awa and its wellbeing is at the heart of our city. It is vitally important for us as guardians to keep it safe and healthy. Once construction is complete, this pump station upgrade will help achieve this. It is equally important to ensure that the environment is front of mind while construction takes place.”

The pump station, located next to Grantham St just south of Victoria Bridge, will be relocated to improve accessibility and upgraded to increase storage and flow capacity. The site pumps wastewater from the south-eastern area of the central city across Victoria Bridge (on the underside of the bridge) to the main wastewater line on the eastern side of the Waikato River.

Project manager Pieter de Klerk says “the Hillsborough pump station is a critical site in our wastewater network operation, and this upgrade project will improve our network resilience and enable future growth of the city.”

HEB Construction have been contracted by Hamilton City Council to complete the works and will begin construction of the major $5m upgrade project prior to Christmas. Works are expected to be complete in mid 2020.

For more information about this project, please visit hamilton.govt.nz/hillsboroughpumpstation

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why The Dice Are Loaded Against Women In Public Life

If they enter public life, women can expect a type of intense (and contradictory) scrutiny that is rarely applied to their male counterparts. If they are relatively young and conventionally attractive, such women will tend to be written off as lightweights – yet if they’re older and obviously competent, doubts will then tend to be raised about their “electability” and whether they are “warm” and “likeable” enough to connect with voters. Too conventionally feminine or not conventionally feminine enough? Too cold and too cerebral, or too warm and flighty to be seriously considered for high public office? For women in the public spotlight, the Goldilocks moments (when things are just right) are few and far between. More>>


PGF Kaikōura $10.88M: Boost In Tourism & Business

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More>>


Whitebaiting: Govt Plans To Protect Announced

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve management of whitebait across New Zealand. More>>


Education: Resource For Schools On Climate Change

New resource for schools to increase awareness and understanding of climate change... More>>


In Effect April: New Regulations For Local Medicinal Cannabis

Minister of Health Dr David Clark says new regulations will allow local cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products that will potentially help ease the pain of thousands of people. More>>


RNZ: New Year Honours: Sporting Greats Among Knights And Dames

Six new knights and dames, including Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua and economist Professor Dame Marilyn Waring, have been created in today's New Year's Honours List. The list of 180 recipients - 91 women and 89 men - leans heavily on awards for community service, arts and the media, health and sport.


Gordon Campbell: On What An Inquiry Might Look Like

Presumably, if there is to be a ministerial inquiry (at the very least) into the Whakaari/White Island disaster, it will need to be a joint ministerial inquiry. That’s because the relevant areas of responsibility seem to be so deeply interwoven... More>>






InfoPages News Channels