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$39,000 fine for toxic fish kill

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 3:14 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A chemical cleaning company has been convicted and fined $39,000 for a toxic discharge that resulted in a significant fish kill event at Paeroa last year. The case, against Chemwash Hamilton Limited, involved the discharge of toxic chemicals through the ... More >>

New maps add to water information but improvements essential

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 3:11 pm | Waikato Regional Council

New Government maps indicating where bacteria and potentially toxic algae are at levels safer for swimming will help Waikato people make choices but further improvements in water quality are still needed, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

New rules coming for storage of used tyres

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 11:26 am | Waikato Regional Council

Development of national regulations for the storage of end-of-life tyres, and the finding of alternative end uses, cannot come soon enough, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Mistakes made in bar crossing mishap

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 4:57 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Three boaties tipped into the waves while trying to cross the Kawhia bar today were lucky help was coincidentally quick to arrive, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

New dog agility park in Horotiu created from recycled materi

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 4:49 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Te Kowhai’s old playground equipment has been put to good use, with Waikato District Council using it to create a dog agility park at Horotiu. More >>

Wet weather welcome after dry summer in parts

Friday, 17 February 2017, 3:52 pm | Waikato Regional Council

MEDIA RELEASE 17 February 2017 Wet weather welcome after dry summer in parts Recent wet weather, with forecasts of more to come in the next few weeks, is raising optimism that dry conditions in parts of South Auckland and Waikato won’t lead to significant ... More >>

No cause found for koura deaths

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 10:44 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is asking the public to be on the lookout for any further signs of aquatic life being impacted on in the region’s waterways. More >>

Additional Raglan bus services from April

Monday, 13 February 2017, 3:31 pm | Waikato Regional Council

There will be extra public bus services between Raglan and Hamilton from April, with residents now getting their chance to influence the final route and timetable. A survey is online at www.busit.co.nz/raglan, with hard copies available on the bus, ... More >>

Ten contesting vacant Hamilton seat

Monday, 13 February 2017, 2:54 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A total of 10 candidates will contest the Waikato Regional Council Hamilton general constituency by-election. The by-election for one position on the council follows the death of Cr Lois Livingston late last year. After nominations closed at noon ... More >>

“Mercury Rising” marine oil spill exercise at Whitianga

Friday, 10 February 2017, 2:24 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Whitianga’s Mercury Bay will be the scene of this year’s main marine oil spill exercise carried out by Waikato Regional Council’s marine oil spill reponse team and partner agencies. The “Mercury Rising” exercise will be held on 8 and 9 March. ... More >>

Regional council holds proposed average rate rise to 2.6%

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 9:45 am | Waikato Regional Council

8 February 2017 Regional council holds proposed average rate rise to 2.6 per cent More >>

Council focus on safety after drowning at Aratiatia

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 9:43 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council says it will be working with hydro generator Mercury and other agencies on water safety issues after the tragic drowning of a woman at Aratiatia this week. More >>

Tender opens for Firth of Thames fish farming space

Friday, 27 January 2017, 9:44 am | Waikato Regional Council

A potentially major new economic opportunity for the Waikato region is gaining momentum with the regional council calling for tenders to occupy up to 240 hectares of fish farming space in the Firth of Thames. More >>

Act now to find and eradicate velvetleaf

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:55 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The damaging pest plant velvetleaf is easiest to spot in summer and Waikato Regional Council is urging farmers who find it to move fast before it seeds and spreads. More >>

Koura site ‘healthy’ but investigation continues

Friday, 20 January 2017, 2:43 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is confident the Oraka Stream at Putaruru is now supporting a healthy ecosystem. A council team is on site today and has confirmed the presence of healthy koura and other fish life, including eel and trout, at the site of last ... More >>

Fresh round of aerial checks over Waikato for kauri dieback

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 9:35 am | Waikato Regional Council

A new round of aerial checks for kauri dieback disease is due to get underway shortly, this time over the Coromandel Peninsula, Hauraki and central Waikato. More >>

Nominations opening for Hamilton seat by-election

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 3:23 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Potential candidates are being urged to put their names forward for the vacant Hamilton constituency seat on Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Importance of wearing lifejackets correctly highlighted

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 2:08 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An incident at a Rotorua lake highlights the importance of boaties and other water users wearing a correctly fitting lifejacket, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Cause of koura deaths in Putaruru stream remains unknown

Thursday, 29 December 2016, 1:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Water testing on a stream in Putaruru has not yet identified a likely cause for the deaths of hundreds of koura (crayfish) last week. More >>

Investigation continues into dead crayfish

Friday, 23 December 2016, 12:03 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s incident response team is back at Oraka Stream in Putaruru for the fourth consecutive day investigating the possible cause of a large number of crayfish deaths that were reported earlier this week. More >>



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