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Appeal for public help over jetski incident

Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 3:16 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s maritime services team is appealing for witnesses to help unpick how an 11-year-old girl was injured in a jetski mishap at Tuakau on Sunday. After liaising with police, council harbourmasters say they have little to go on ... More >>

Great farmer turnout at effluent field day

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 4:49 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Great farmer turnout at effluent field day A fantastic Reporoa and Waikite dairy farmer turnout at a recent effluent management field day is a sign of the sector’s commitment to doing the right thing by the environment, says organiser Jon Palmer. ... More >>

New Focus on Lakes in Waikato District

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:57 am | Waikato Regional Council

New Focus on Lakes in Waikato District Funding from the Waikato River Authority’s latest round of grants will help protect and enhance shallow lakes such as Lake Waikare and Lake Waahi in Waikato District, says a multi-agency group working to improve ... More >>

Regional Rate Proposed for Life-Saving Voluntary Services

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:41 am | Waikato Regional Council

Regional Rate Proposed for Life-Saving Voluntary Services Waikato Regional Council will ask the public if they are happy for it to collect a rate to support surf life saving, Coastguard and rescue helicopter services in the region when it consults ... More >>

Speeding boaties endanger lives on Waikato River

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 2:54 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Speeding boaties endanger lives on Waikato River A number of incidents involving dangerous behaviour on the Waikato River have prompted a call from Waikato Regional Council harbourmasters for boaties to learn and follow the rules. Swimmers and kayakers ... More >>

Waipa catchment abuzz with opportunity

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 5:17 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Landowners in two erosion-prone Waipa River catchments are being alerted to a buzzing new opportunity to both protect their land and earn extra cash by helping produce prestige manuka honey. More >>

NIWA confirms red seaweed sample is harmless variety

Thursday, 14 January 2016, 11:44 am | Waikato Regional Council

A sample of the red seaweed that’s been washing up on Coromandel beaches recently has been confirmed as a harmless native alga known as Spyridia filamentosa or Hairy Basket Weed. More >>

Ten years of top teamwork at Wharekawa

Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 4:10 pm | Waikato Regional Council

It’s been ten years of top teamwork for the environment at Wharekawa on the eastern Coromandel coast. The community-based Wharekawa Catchment Care Group is next week celebrating a decade of action involving local people and agencies such as Waikato ... More >>

More than $150,000 to 12 community projects

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 2:41 pm | Waikato Regional Council

More than $150,000 to 12 community projects Waikato Regional Council has granted a total of $153,500 to twelve community projects designed to protect and enhance the environment. The funding was approved by councillors recently following the latest ... More >>

Buses going further in Hamilton’s north than ever before

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 1:33 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Buses will be travelling further north than ever before, with changes to Hamilton’s public transport network kicking off in the new year. Waikato Regional Council has been looking at how to accommodate a rollout of interim services to Flagstaff North ... More >>

‘More care needed’ as power company fined for oily stream

Monday, 21 December 2015, 9:47 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato power company has been convicted and fined $31,875 after unwittingly discharging hundreds of litres of oil into a stream at Te Kuiti. In February this year a number of Te Kuiti residents complained that the Mangaokewa Stream, which flows through ... More >>

Make sure inflatable lifejackets are serviced

Friday, 18 December 2015, 2:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Boaties are being urged to make sure they get their inflatable lifejackets checked and serviced regularly to ensure they work when needed in times of crisis. Survey results from last summer indicate a large number of boaties own an inflatable lifejacket ... More >>

Council seeks further scrutiny of Maungatautari performance

Friday, 18 December 2015, 12:23 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is seeking to deepen the level of financial reporting it receives from the ground-breaking Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari ecological island project near Cambridge. More >>

Kauri tree huggers asked to show their love from a distance

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 12:15 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Having their photo taken hugging a cool kiwi kauri tree is a classic photo for locals and tourists alike. More >>

100,000 views milestone approaches for bar crossing videos

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 10:44 am | Waikato Regional Council

Boaties are being urged to join the crowds checking out bar crossing safety videos as the number of views surges to nearly 100,000. More >>

Council adopts statement of intent to guide 1080 use

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 11:52 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have for the first time voted to adopt a statement of intent to guide the council’s use of aerially applied 1080 for pest control purposes within the region. While differences on 1080’s use remain amongst some ... More >>

Council-linked projects attract more than $1.3 million

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 10:31 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council-linked environmental protection and restoration projects have attracted more than $1.3 million in Waikato River Authority contributions in the latest funding round announced recently. More >>

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 >>



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