Previously the district had around 380 properties and around 50 houses or buildings on or within 20 metres of mapped fault lines. At the refreshment stop, the team handed out drinks to drivers and passengers to help raise awareness of the importance to take breaks when needed, along this stretch of road. The current rules in Chapter 3.10 of the Waikato Regional Plan specify that nitrogen leaching …. All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. unlikely to result in new operative rules being in place Information on rates, valuations, maps and how to apply for a LIM. help protect the high water quality of Lake Taupō and its Location. of Overseer to be used by Taupō farmers. Expert advice is that building in these areas should be avoided where possible. become operative before December to enable farming consents ​The Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern officially opened the Great Lake Pathway today, at a small ceremony on the lakefront. The Taupō Town Centre Transformation project is progressing well, with the first half of the Tūwharetoa/Ruapehu streets intersection nearing completion. As part of the notification of the proposed plan change a public notice has been published in today’s Waikato Times, NZ Herald and Dominion Post. Taupō District Council chief executive Gareth Green said the water pipe that failed was just 20 years into an expected life expectancy of 100 years. Property owners in Five Mile Bay will soon get the chance to connect to the Taupō water scheme – but first some decisions need to be made on how the project will be funded. versions to model nitrogen leaching in the Taupō catchment. Trewavas also asked the community to try and continue limiting their water use if possible. Categories: News The team working on the indoor 25-metre pool has faced challenges as a result of Covid-19, including availability and delivery of materials, but progress is slowly being made. to the Waikato Regional Plan which allows the latest version to Chapter 3.10 of the Waikato Regional Plan allows the use They said that if sewage has entered the Waikato River through the Lake Taupō gates, then it will have likely reached the Aratiatia Dam. There are many factors which affect property values. What does this mean for new building work in a Fault Avoidance Zone? If these session times don’t suit, please contact us and we’ll arrange a time to get in touch that suits you. More details on plan change 2 and the streamlined planning process are available at waikatoregion.govt.nz/taupo-overseer. Extensive consultation with the 83 affected farmers and consent holders has been carried out in the lead up to the proposed plan change with no significant issues raised. The change April 30, 2020 PressRelease. In July, Taupō Mayor David Trewavas called the spillage a 'disaster' (Video first published in July, 2019). plan change taking effect from Monday, 12 This information will eventually be included in the District Plan, including rules for future building and development in these hazard areas. More>>, Referendum Preliminary Results: 'Yes' On End-Of-Life, 'No' On Recreational Cannabis, End of Life Choice Referendum The referendum asked the question: 'Do you support the End of Life Choice Act 2019 coming into force?' You should be prepared with an emergency plan, get away kit, and emergency survival items. The NZ election saw record vote volatility, what does that mean for the next Labour government? UPDATE from NZTA: State Highway 1 between Taupō and Turangi has reopened this morning. Now is your chance! Since then, council staff have been working "It failed due to moving ground conditions, probably due to slumping, earthquake, vibration or a combination of similar factors," he said. 5/28/2020 8:00 PM. ", "We had some of the largest pumps in the country delivered at 10pm [Tuesday] night, due to people driving across the country to deliver them at short notice. Categories: News The upgrade of the Great Lake Walkway shared path has kicked back into gear this week, following the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 shutdown. The review will consider the recommendations from GNS Science and the national guidance from the Ministry for the Environment. Any existing buildings and development will be allowed to remain. He said the pipe in question carried around 70 per cent of the CBD wastewater to the treatment plant, and it's collapse was "basically a disaster". Information on rates, valuations, maps and how to apply for a LIM. All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. The Taupō District Council election will be for the mayor and 11 councillors, including one from the newly established Taupō East Rural ward, seven from the Taupō ward and two from Turangi/Tongariro. The GNS Science report identifies that the recurrence interval is the time interval between large ground-surface rupturing earthquakes and provides an indication of the likelihood of a fault rupturing in the near future. Anywhere could be impacted by a significant earthquake which could affect many buildings and houses as well as major infrastructure like water, roads, bridges, electricity, internet and cell phones. Taupō District Council’s frontline customer services and the iSite visitor centres will merge as of next Monday, November 2 with both services offered from the same location in both Taupō and Turangi. Council recently contracted GNS Science – Te Pu Ao, as technical experts in this area, to update the district’s fault line maps. Better information can only be gained through excavation and trenching, which is costly. The Taupō District is particularly vulnerable to seismic, geothermal and volcanic activity. "We are losing customers. Information on council including committee and council meetings, plans and strategies, news and job vacancies. Pub n Grub duty manager Dannika Cork-Peters said they were actually busier than the normal winter Wednesday. Overseer is an important tool used by farmers to Moving ground conditions caused the wastewater leak into Lake Taupō in an incident Mayor David Trewavas said was "basically a disaster". The council Find out about the sporting, aquatic and recreational facilities which help to make the Taupō District a vibrant place for residents and visitors. Find out more >. She said her main concern was the loss of parking spaces outside. Ciaran Blackbourn Contact Information. As your local authority, Taupō District Council has responsibilities under the Resource Management Act 1991 to identify and provide information on natural hazards – including fault lines. The Fault Avoidance Zones have been identified and mapped using Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) ground maps. We have no plans in place to amend or update these maps in the foreseeable future. Date: 21 Sep 2020, 9:00 am. The upgrade of the Great Lake Walkway shared path has kicked back into gear this week, following the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 shutdown. In the meantime, council staff will work with farmers to enable their seamless transition from Overseer version 5.4.3 to its latest version and ensure nitrogen allocations are appropriately managed and accounted for. Date: 5 May 2020, 5:00 pm. We recommend you consult your insurance policy and/or contact your insurance provider to see if there are any implications as we cannot provide advice in this area. If you apply for a building consent, you will be required to get geotechnical advice for the site you wish to build on. "Our scientists are investigating the dilution rate to understand what the risk, if any, is for downstream water users and will provide updated information as soon as it's available," a spokesperson said. The team working on the indoor 25-metre pool has faced challenges as a result of Covid-19, including availability and delivery of materials, but progress is slowly being made. No money would have been able to prevent this from occurring.". Three hours of wastewater spillage is travelling up the Waikato River after a water main broke in Taupō, causing a large washout on the lakefront. Generally, we are talking about the risk associated with a low-likelihood but potentially damaging earthquake event. Regional Plan Change To Update Taupō Overseer Rules Approved Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 9:17 am Press Release: Waikato Regional Council Information about various community services provide by Taupō District Council. Overseer versions before the old version of the latest version of Overseer and any subsequent The campaign is a collaboration between Taupō District Council, Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and New Zealand Police. nitrogen allocations are appropriately managed and accounted We will be holding drop-in sessions in areas affected by the new fault line mapping, where people can come and talk to us one-on-one about any concerns they may and ask questions.