Knowledge on the wastewater pipe network has been improved following the first six months of a Waikato District Council’s Through the Wastewater Overflow Continual Improvement Programme. About 45km of pipes have been cleaned and inspected via Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera. The council is using the CCTV data to assess the internal condition of the pipes and prioritise a programme of work to replace or repair pipes where the condition of them poses a risk of an overflow. Intense cleaning has been required in 12km of the pipes because of significant deposits of silt, gravel, fat deposits, tree root damage and blockages. Little libraries The first two of six ‘little free libraries’ for Huntly are bringing some outdoors spring pleasure to the Kimihia Home and Hospital and Huntly Friendship House. They are part of a ‘placemaking’ project designed to make Huntly’s public spaces inviting and boost residents’ enjoyment of their town. Four more little libraries will be installed in the Huntly community in the coming weeks. Waikato District Council, Huntly Friendship House and the Menzshed Huntly joined forces earlier this year to build the ‘little libraries’ as a companion project to another initiative to upgrade Garden Place with a giant circular seat under a tree in the square.