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Progressive plan promises low rates increase

Friday, 23 January 2015, 11:52 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has approved its draft 10-year budget for consultation, which proposes increased services with a 0.2 per cent rates increase in the first year. More >>

Take care with works around waterways

Friday, 9 January 2015, 11:57 am | Waikato Regional Council

Farmers and their contractors can help protect the health of waterways by ensuring that any works they do in and around them don’t impact on bank stability, water quality and aquatic life. More >>

Caution urged over reddish algal blooms in lakes

Thursday, 8 January 2015, 3:46 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Members of the public are being urged to avoid contact with any reddish water in the Waikato hydro-lakes after tests showed recent discolouration is likely to be caused by a high concentration of the algae Ceratium. More >>

Council investigates algal bloom reports

Tuesday, 6 January 2015, 4:26 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is checking out several reports that came in yesterday from the public of areas containing algal blooms in the Arapuni, Karapiro and Maraetai hydro lakes during the hot summer conditions. More >>

New Coromandel summer water sampling programme

Tuesday, 6 January 2015, 9:29 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is this summer undertaking a special monitoring programme of 18 coastal sites on the Coromandel Peninsula that are popular swimming locations. More >>

Boaties need to take lifejackets more seriously

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 3:37 pm | Waikato Regional Council

With agencies heavily promoting the wearing of lifejackets to keep people safe on the water this summer, Waikato Regional Council says it’s disappointing some people still aren’t taking things seriously. More >>

Formal warning for waka skipper

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 10:39 am | Waikato Regional Council

A waka ama crew skipper has been given a formal warning following an early morning collision between his vessel and a two-person rowing skiff on the Waikato River near Hamilton’s Fairfield Bridge in July this year. More >>

Marine safety app now includes VHF channels

Monday, 22 December 2014, 10:54 am | Waikato Regional Council

MEDIA RELEASE 22 December 2014 Marine safety app now includes VHF channels Boaties will have extra help to stay safe this summer with VHF radio channels information added to the data available through the smartphone app MarineMate. The award-winning ... More >>

Bringing home the catch of the day

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 1:43 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The next best thing to catching the big one is getting home after a trip out on the water and telling everyone about the big one. It’s all a quintessential part of the kiwi summer. More >>

Children need correctly fitting lifejackets

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 11:35 am | Waikato Regional Council

Boaties are being reminded to ensure that any children they’re taking out boating this summer need to be wearing correctly fitting lifejackets. “If lifejackets are too big there’s a real risk that kids will fall straight out of them once they ... More >>

Breach triggers Putaruru open fire place restrictions

Monday, 15 December 2014, 2:13 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A breach of national air pollution standards in Putaruru earlier this year has triggered a restriction on the future use of new open fireplaces in the home and an extension of the town’s classification as a “polluted airshed”. More >>

Stop a mate driving drunk....Legend

Friday, 12 December 2014, 4:45 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A new drink driving road safety campaign will be launched in Waikato district this month off the back of recent national advertising ‘Stop a mate driving drunk...Legend’. More >>

Use precious water resources wisely

Friday, 12 December 2014, 2:41 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Using limited water resources wisely helps protect the health of waterways and ecosystems, as well as helping ensure the region’s economic health. More >>

New approach to effluent compliance endorsed

Friday, 12 December 2014, 12:37 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A new approach to ensuring compliance with dairy effluent management rules designed to protect groundwater and waterways has been endorsed in principle by Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Check inflatable lifejackets before using

Friday, 12 December 2014, 10:07 am | Waikato Regional Council

Inflatable lifejackets have taken the lifejacket market by storm - they’re lightweight, easy to wear and able to fit a variety of people. More >>

Look out for lantana

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 9:12 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council pest plant staff are asking residents to be on the lookout for the pest plant lantana which can be particularly prevalent on the Coromandel Peninsula. Lantana is being taken so seriously that it has recently been classified ... More >>

Diesel leak plugged in Coromandel Harbour

Friday, 5 December 2014, 2:28 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Diesel leak plugged in Coromandel Harbour A commercial diver brought in by Waikato Regional Council has successfully plugged the diesel leak from a sunken boat in Coromandel Harbour. “This is good news for nearby oyster farms and the environment generally,” ... More >>

Commercial diver to plug leak, oyster farms defer harvest

Friday, 5 December 2014, 10:58 am | Waikato Regional Council

A commercial diver is to plug a leak of diesel coming from a sunken private vessel in Coromandel Harbour as Waikato Regional Council works to limit the impact of the spill. More >>

Council responding to fuel leak after boat sinking

Friday, 5 December 2014, 10:02 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council marine oil spill response staff are helping deal with a diesel leak after a boat sinking in Coromandel Harbour overnight. The local harbour master has deployed sorbent booms around the 12-metre vessel to help prevent the ... More >>

Fresh awards for water safety work

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 12:49 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Fresh awards for water safety work The accolades keep rolling in for water safety smartphone app MarineMate and bar crossing films developed by Waikato Regional Council in co-operation with other agencies. In August, the council’s maritime services ... More >>



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