Not Just a Storm in a Teacup

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Not just a storm in a teacupOver the last two years your community has been flooded a number of times, causing extensive damage to private and public property. Dealing with this major issue is no easy task, particularly when it comes to cost. This is an issue for the Waihi Beach community and the Council to explore and understand together.

We thought the best way to kick the conversation off  would be over a cuppa in your community during February and early March. The very first step, but perhaps the most important one, is to agree what the problem is we’re trying to solve.

"Einstein is

Not just a storm in a teacupOver the last two years your community has been flooded a number of times, causing extensive damage to private and public property. Dealing with this major issue is no easy task, particularly when it comes to cost. This is an issue for the Waihi Beach community and the Council to explore and understand together.

We thought the best way to kick the conversation off  would be over a cuppa in your community during February and early March. The very first step, but perhaps the most important one, is to agree what the problem is we’re trying to solve.

"Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had one hour to save the world he would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution.  This quote does illustrate an important point: before jumping right into solving a problem, we should step back and invest time and effort to improve our understanding of it."

Whether you’ve experienced flooding on your property or not, whether you live in Athenree, Pio Shores or down at the beach, you need to have a say. Whatever the solution ends up being, it will come from the community and it will affect you. 

This round of community workshops is the start of a process that could take up to 18 months leading up to Council’s three-yearly Long Term Plan review in 2015 where major funding decisions on preferred stormwater options for Waihi Beach could be made.

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