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Regional speed management approach for safer Waikato roads

Monday, 30 November 2015, 12:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A regional speed management framework to help prevent death and serious injury on Waikato roads is the focus of a new Waikato regional transport committee project. The committee today gave its support to a broad timeframe which will see the draft ... More >>

Info day for flood mitigation project near Thames

Friday, 27 November 2015, 3:28 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An information day is being held for people to find out more about a multi-agency project to mitigate flooding at Kirikiri near Thames. More >>

Regional council acknowledges Piako farmers’ efforts

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:21 am | Waikato Regional Council

Regional council acknowledges Piako farmers’ efforts The efforts of farmers to improve the health of the Piako River have been deservedly recognised at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night, says Waikato Regional Council chairperson Paula ... More >>

Be careful with bar crossings

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 2:46 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s maritime services team says a recent mishap on the west coast is a reminder for boaties of the need for extreme care when crossing the region’s coastal bars. More >>

Top Te Aroha student is Roger Harris scholarship winner

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:43 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A top student from Te Aroha has won this year’s $6000 Roger Harris (Waihou Valley Scheme) Scholarship. More >>

Council working on sea level rise modelling tool

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 2:59 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An online tool to help people see the impacts of projected sea level rise scenarios on coastal properties is being worked on by Waikato Regional Council. The tool – likely to be released early next year – will allow people to see how different ... More >>

Coromandel spill exercise will test emergency team

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 9:48 am | Waikato Regional Council

The exercise scenario is a tricky one. An imaginary fishing vessel will run aground in bad weather off the Coromandel coast in the early hours of the morning and lose 2000 litres of diesel into the ocean. Another 2000 litres remains on board. Come ... More >>

Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarship Awards for 2015

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 3:33 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarship Awards for 2015 A desire to contribute to good outcomes for Māori and the environment is common amongst this year’s five winners of the Waikato Regional Council and Waikato-Tainui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships. ... More >>

Children lead way at Enviroschools event

Friday, 13 November 2015, 10:43 am | Waikato Regional Council

More than 200 children from schools across the Waikato region have attended this year’s Enviroschools event held at the Mystery Creek Event Centre near Hamilton this week. The children – described as “embarking on a lifelong journey of sustainability” ... More >>

Knowing the soil

Friday, 13 November 2015, 9:57 am | Waikato Regional Council

Knowing the soil has always been the basis of good farming because the soil is the foundation of the production system. For modern dairy farmers a good understanding of their property’s soils has even more importance because the soil is also the ... More >>

Regional council chair presents emerging business award

Monday, 9 November 2015, 11:43 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s support for the local economy was underlined tonight with chairperson Paula Southgate handing out the emerging business award at the 2015 Westpac Waikato Business Excellence Awards in Hamilton. More >>

Enforcement processes “appropriate” and “lawful”

Friday, 30 October 2015, 10:15 am | Waikato Regional Council

An independent review has found that Waikato Regional Council’s evidence gathering processes are “appropriate, robust, lawful and up to date”. More >>

Regional council manager runner-up for top award

Friday, 30 October 2015, 10:13 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s investigations and incident response manager Patrick Lynch has been recognised as a finalist for a top Australasian professional achievement award. More >>

Graham’s Creek project set to get cracking

Friday, 23 October 2015, 4:41 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Construction of important new flood mitigation works is set to commence next week just north of Tairua at Graham’s Creek. A blessing was held at the construction site today ahead of next week’s start. More >>

Environment Aotearoa report highlights challenges

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 4:09 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The constraints regional councils face in responding promptly to emerging environmental issues has been highlighted by a new central Government report issued today, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Great scholarship chance for Waihou-Piako zone students

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 4:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

There’s another great opportunity coming up for students from the Waihou-Piako rivers zone to get a tertiary studies scholarship worth up to $6000. More >>

The future of business in Waikato

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 10:55 am | Waikato Regional Council

Those interested in what doing business in the Waikato in 10 years time will be like still have time to register for a free panel discussion next week. More >>

Stay safe at Labour weekend and beyond

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 2:16 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Stay safe at Labour weekend and beyond Boaties are being reminded to prep their boat, check their gear and know the rules ahead of the traditionally busy Labour Weekend on the Waikato region’s waterways and off the coast. “We want you to ... More >>

Care urged over kauri dieback in Waikato region

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 1:25 pm | Waikato Regional Council

As the weather warms up and people become more active outdoors, trampers and others visiting bush areas are being urged to take particular care to help prevent the spread of the disease kauri dieback in the Waikato region. More >>

Collaborative approach to rivers health best

Friday, 16 October 2015, 9:48 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council says a collaborative approach to protecting the health of rivers in the region is best. More >>



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