We’ve just released our draft 10-year strategy, and we’d like you to tell us if we’ve got it right.
The new draft strategy is geared at pushing us towards our vision for the mighty Waikato of “empowering our people, caring for our place”.
We’re interested in your thoughts on this new vision and whether you think our six strategic priorities – water, climate, biodiversity, coastal and marine, sustainable infrastructure, transport connections – are the right issues to focus our effort on over the next decade.
Please share your thoughts with us. The survey is open until 1 March.
The Ministry of Health says the best way to stop it is still washing your hands regularly.
"You might feel safer wearing a mask, and you can do that if you want to, but COVID-19 isn't airborne. It's spread by droplets, which means you're most likely to catch it by touching something with a droplet on it (and then touching your face). If you choose to wear a mask or gloves, you still need to wash your hands carefully and often."
The people who need protective equipment are those working with confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19, the ministry said. You can find information on protective gear, including how and when to use it, on health.govt.nz/covid-19 |the Ministry of Health website|.
Recycling collections have stopped due to safety concerns over COVID-19 being spread to our staff sorting recyclables by hand. Our team have been kindly emptying your crates to keep our streets safe and tidy as some people may not have heard about our changes yet.
From Wednesday (1 April 2020), recycling crates put out for collection won’t be emptied. Rubbish bags will be collected as normal. Paper and cardboard will still be collected but sent to landfill.