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Be part of the great persimmon rescue

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 12:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Volunteers are being sought to help save more than 20 tonnes of persimmons from rotting on a Matangi farm. More >>

Diesel leak from sunken vessel plugged – Coromandel Harbour

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 10:26 am | Waikato Regional Council

Diesel leak from sunken vessel plugged – Coromandel Harbour A commercial diver has successfully plugged ‘breathers’ on a sunken vessel which was leaking small amounts of diesel into Coromandel Harbour, says Waikato Regional Council. The vessel ... More >>

Good Gypsy Day planning key to preventing pest plant spread

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 2:23 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Farmers are being urged to protect farms from unwanted pest plants, like the invasive velvetleaf, by ensuring machinery, vehicles and equipment has been cleaned in the lead up to Gypsy Day. The plea is being made after recent investigations by Waikato ... More >>

Small amount of diesel leaking from sunken vessel

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 1:58 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is working to stop diesel leaking from a sunken vessel moored in the Coromandel Harbour, close to the ferry wharf near Te Kouma. More >>

Watch out for wild weather

Friday, 20 May 2016, 2:25 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Watch out for wild weather People around the Waikato region are being urged to keep a close eye on the elements this weekend as an unpredictable weather pattern approaches. “We could see some wild weather around the region over the weekend,” said Waikato ... More >>

Waikato’s velvetleaf response moves to long term containment

Friday, 20 May 2016, 10:53 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has this week moved to a long term containment and eradication programme of the velvetleaf pest plant, following a month-long operation that has resulted in 100 properties being inspected. More >>

Working well in winter

Monday, 16 May 2016, 1:32 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Winter can be critical time for livestock farmers, with increased risk of erosion and sediment getting into waterways. More >>

Flights to look for signs of kauri dieback

Monday, 16 May 2016, 12:11 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The fight against the spread of kauri dieback is taking to the air later this month as Waikato Regional Council checks west coast and north Waikato areas for signs of the disease which has been killing our forest giants. More >>

Boat re-floated after grounding off Whitianga

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 12:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

There’s been a very successful resolution to the grounding of a 20-metre fishing vessel on Red Mercury Island, 30 kilometres off Whitianga, this morning More >>

Regional council assists following fishing boat grounding

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 8:51 am | Waikato Regional Council

12 May 2016 Regional council assists following fishing boat grounding Update as at 8.00am Waikato Regional Council is assisting the skipper of a 20-metre fishing boat that’s run aground 30 kilometres off Whitianga on the southern end of Red Mercury ... More >>

Skipper fined and warned after Tairua capsize

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 3:53 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A fine and a formal warning have been handed out to the skipper of a boat which capsized while crossing the Tairua bar, meaning he and his two passengers had to be rescued by emergency responders. More >>

Graham’s Creek works handle recent rough weather

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 4:57 pm | Waikato Regional Council

New flood protection works being carried out at Graham’s Creek on the Coromandel have already been reaping benefits for the local community, including during last month’s major downpour which caused widespread problems. More >>

Regional council to consider tender for fish farming space

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 1:17 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Interest in starting a fish farming venture in the Hauraki Gulf has prompted Waikato Regional Council to consider calling for tenders for the use of space in the Coromandel Marine Farming Zone off the north-west Coromandel coast. A staff report recommending ... More >>

Formal warnings over second Taupo nitrogen breach

Monday, 2 May 2016, 3:56 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato company and a landowner have both received a formal warning after a breach of rules designed to protect Lake Taupo from nitrogen leaching. More >>

Turangi flood protection works completed

Monday, 2 May 2016, 1:09 pm | Waikato Regional Council

New works to bolster Turangi’s flood protection scheme have been completed very successfully, ahead of schedule and under budget. More >>

Cr Peter Buckley’s contribution to region praised

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 5:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A former two-term chairman of Waikato Regional Council has announced he will not be standing for re-election at this year’s local body elections. More >>

Regional Policy Statement gets full green light

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 5:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Six years after it was first notified for public consultation, the Proposed Waikato Regional Policy Statement (RPS) has been finally signed off to become fully operative. More >>

Heavy rains highlight losses but also wins

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 3:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Heavy rain on the Coromandel at the weekend has hit rivers and properties with particular force around Whangapoua, Coromandel and Port Charles but some other areas have stood up reasonably well despite the strains of the deluge. More >>

Upgrade for farm menus

Monday, 18 April 2016, 4:57 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Farmers are being offered extra environmental protection advice through an upgraded version of the hugely popular “farm menus” produced by Waikato Regional Council in co-operation with eight agriculture sector partners. More >>

Regional council checks for Coromandel damage

Monday, 18 April 2016, 11:14 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council staff will be checking for flooding damage and liaising with landowners after heavy rain on the Coromandel overnight. More >>

 

 

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