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Have your say on Taupo buses

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 8:27 am | Waikato Regional Council

Taupo residents are being encouraged to have their say in a survey on the future of local bus services. Currently, the Taupo Connector bus run six days a week around the town, provided for under Waikato Regional Council-administered contracts. Taupo ... More >>

Voting for Hamilton by-election opens

Monday, 20 March 2017, 3:03 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Voting in the Hamilton by-election has officially opened, with documents due to be delivered to enrolled electors from today. More >>

Iconic balloons set to rise again with greater buses support

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 2:02 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The iconic Balloons Over Waikato Zuru Nightglow event for 2017 is being supported by more free buses than ever, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

More than 1000 submissions on Healthy Rivers Wai Ora plan

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 4:10 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has received just over 1000 submissions on Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1. More >>

Waikato river systems under close scrutiny

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 12:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato river systems under close scrutiny Waikato Regional Council is keeping a close eye on river systems and flood protection assets after heavy rain overnight on the Coromandel and across the wider region, with potential for more to come over ... More >>

Blocked waterways & drains may aggravate Coromandel flooding

Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:54 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is warning Coromandel residents that blocked waterways and drains may aggravate any potential flooding as forecast heavy rain kicks in again from this afternoon through till tomorrow morning. More >>

Effluent ponds need careful management following rains

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 3:12 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Following the heavy rain that’s struck the region in recent days and with more rain forecast, Waikato Regional Council is reminding farmers it can help with advice on managing effluent pond levels. More >>

Regional council ready for more bad weather on Coromandel

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 12:54 pm | Waikato Regional Council

As rain eases today on the Coromandel, Waikato Regional Council staff are gearing up to provide further assistance to local landowners and other agencies if conditions deteriorate again. More >>

Flood room set up following Coromandel rain

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 12:06 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Heavy overnight rain on the Coromandel, with more due today and the next few days has prompted Waikato Regional Council to set up a flood room to manage its response to the extreme weather. More >>

Dairy effluent discharges result in large fines

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 11:50 am | Waikato Regional Council

A farmer and a family company have been convicted and fined a total of $65,750 for unlawful discharges of dairy effluent on two Waikato farms. More >>

Regional council doing checks following Coromandel flooding

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 10:50 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council staff on the Coromandel are this morning gathering information about the impacts of the overnight flooding. More >>

State Highway 25 being closed down south of Thames

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 7:59 am | Waikato Regional Council

Rising river levels from the Kauaeranga River near Thames means State Highway 25 south of the town is being closed off as it’s being used as a spillway for excess waters. More >>

Healthy Rivers Wai Ora deadline tomorrow

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 2:38 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The process of wading through scores of submissions on the Healthy Rivers Wai Ora Proposed Plan Change 1 begins in earnest after tomorrow following confirmation of the 5pm Wednesday deadline for getting submissions in. More >>

Have a say on major new plan for Waikato’s future

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 10:09 am | Waikato Regional Council

It’s time to hear what the people say! Feedback is being sought on a major new plan for a more prosperous future in the Waikato. The Waikato Plan was signed off last month for public consultation in a strong display of regional unity. It followed ... More >>

Detecting those doggone weeds

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 10:06 am | Waikato Regional Council

It’s definitely low-tech but Rusty the dog’s nose for trouble is proving a potentially valuable tool in Waikato’s hunt for the dreaded invasive weed velvetleaf. More >>

River management and in-stream works field day at Piopio

Monday, 6 March 2017, 12:47 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A field day covering how to best do in-stream works to minimise impacts on water quality is being held at Piopio next week. More >>

Healthy Rivers Wai Ora committee sticks with closing date

Friday, 3 March 2017, 1:53 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The Healthy Rivers Wai Ora committee’s meeting today has confirmed the closing date for submissions on proposed Plan Change 1 should stay as 8 March 2017. More >>

Raglan Bar Crossing Awareness Day coming up

Friday, 3 March 2017, 10:37 am | Waikato Regional Council

Each year Coastguard Raglan, with support from the Waikato Regional Council, holds bar crossing awareness days in Raglan to encourage better boating practices and raise skippers’ awareness of the risks present when crossing the Raglan bar. More >>

Plan change submissions deadline next week

Friday, 3 March 2017, 9:18 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is urging the public to step up and have their say on Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1. More >>

Up to 60 attending marine oil spill exercise at Whitianga

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 11:42 am | Waikato Regional Council

Up to 60 staff from various agencies will be taking part in next week’s big marine oil spill exercise at Whitianga’s Mercury Bay being organised by Waikato Regional Council. More >>



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