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No ongoing risk for river water users near Huka Falls

Friday, 22 February 2019, 7:12 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Information provided to Waikato Regional Council by Contact Energy indicates the holding pond discharge is unlikely to present any ongoing risk to water users, including swimmers. More >>

Court order and fine for “extremely reckless” earthworks

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 1:05 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Cambridge landscape supplies company, Devon Park Limited, has been convicted and fined $85,000 for carrying out illegal earthworks, damaging and contaminating a stream and breaching an abatement notice. More >>

River water discoloured following discharge above Huka Falls

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 4:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is advising people immediately downstream of Huka Falls to be cautious about using river water following a discharge which has caused brown discolouration. More >>

“Large” $116,000 fine for dairy effluent breaches

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 1:02 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato farming company, Nagra Farms Limited, and its director, Naginder Singh, have received five convictions each and been fined a total of $116,000 for unlawfully discharging dairy effluent into the environment. More >>

Landowners get $3.7m in funding towards erosion control

Monday, 18 February 2019, 3:08 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has secured $3.7 million in government funding for landowners to spend on hill country erosion management work. More >>

Complaints spark reminder for boaties to learn water rules

Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 10:22 am | Waikato Regional Council

Boaties are being reminded to learn the rules of the water after a string of recent complaints to Waikato Regional Council harbourmasters. More >>

Stack wood while the sun shines

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 2:57 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Not everyone thinks about firewood during balmy summer days, but now is the best time to get hot deals – wood is generally cheaper at this time of the year, and getting it early gives you more time to stack and dry it before you actually need ... More >>

Large fine for illegal tyres fire

Tuesday, 8 January 2019, 9:44 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Hamilton man has been convicted for breaching a national environmental standard and fined $8100 for burning approximately 30 tyres at his family’s Newstead property in February last year. The sentence was imposed by Judge Melanie Harland in the Hamilton ... More >>

Flooding could result in road closures in Coromandel

Monday, 24 December 2018, 2:31 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Flooding could result in road closures on Coromandel Peninsula Waikato Regional Council is warning holidaymakers there is the potential for roads to become flooded on the Coromandel Peninsula as a result of heavy rain predicted to fall later today. ... More >>

Pool owners encouraged to check discharge set up

Friday, 21 December 2018, 5:21 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Water being discharged from swimming pools into stormwater systems has the potential to harm our streams and rivers, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Free bus travel on Boxing Day

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 3:16 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Bagging your Boxing Day sale bargains will be easier this year, with free travel on all Waikato region’s public bus services. More >>

Funding confirmed, work for start-up rail service kicks off

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 10:11 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has welcomed central government funding for a start-up passenger rail service and is looking forward to receiving the details of the NZ Transport Agency Board decision. More >>

Coastal water quality generally good, caution urged

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 4:06 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s coastal scientists say water quality at the beaches it monitors is generally good for swimming, but caution is urged following heavy rain. The council is in the third year of its reactivated water quality monitoring ... More >>

High Court confirms fine for illegal stock access

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 10:42 am | Waikato Regional Council

The High Court at Hamilton has confirmed the fine imposed on a Glen Murray farmer for allowing his stock to graze in a stock exclusion area in, and on the shores of, Lake Whangape in north Waikato. The fine of $19,800 was confirmed by Justice Jagose ... More >>

Council welcomes $1.4b government programme for safe roads

Monday, 17 December 2018, 4:47 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council welcomes the Government announcement on the $1.4 billion the Safe Network Programme, which will address high risk roads and set safe and appropriate speed limits. Councillor and Waikato Regional Transport Committee chairman Hugh Vercoe ... More >>

Lack of infrastructure posing real risk to environment

Friday, 14 December 2018, 9:54 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council monitoring of high risk farms has revealed the dire state of dairy effluent infrastructure, with some farms having just one-thousandth of the storage needed. More >>

Court order, convictions and fine for coastal damage

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:44 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Coromandel man has been issued with a court order prohibiting him from carrying out any further illegal works in the coastal marine area that borders his property. More >>

New RPTP paves way for a move to mass transit

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 4:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The adoption of the Waikato Regional Public Transport Plan 2018-2018 (RPTP) will see the development of a Mass Transit Plan for Hamilton and neighbouring towns to ease congestion and improve travel times. More >>

“Careless” diesel spill results in fine for mining company

Friday, 7 December 2018, 3:13 pm | Waikato Regional Council

“Careless” diesel spill results in fine for mining company A west coast mining company has been convicted and fined $60,750 for discharging 4000 litres of diesel into a stream last year. The case was brought against Taharoa Ironsands Limited following ... More >>

Enviroschools’ milestones a time to reflect

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 4:44 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Waldorf School in Hamilton and Cambridge Primary School invite media to their respective Reflections on 6 December and 10 December. More >>



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