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Transport committee supports police clampdown on ‘racers’

Monday, 2 March 2015, 3:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The multi-agency regional transport committee has thrown its weight behind police moves to crack down on motorists using highways for racing, burnouts and other dangerous activities at sites around the region. The committee – which includes a number ... More >>

Extension approved in principle for Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora

Monday, 2 March 2015, 10:09 am | Waikato Regional Council

Extension approved in principle for Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora Approval in principle has been given to an extension to the timeline of a key project designed to better protect the Waikato and Waipa rivers. At its latest meeting, the Healthy Rivers Wai ... More >>

Bar crossing course at Raglan

Friday, 27 February 2015, 3:34 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Crossing the notorious Raglan bar can be extremely hazardous for even the most experienced boatie. More >>

Farmers urged to watch out for health as big dry grinds on

Friday, 27 February 2015, 2:15 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Farmers in Waikato and South Auckland are being urged to watch out for their health as the stress of managing in the extremely dry conditions this summer grinds on. A multi-agency teleconference today heard that soil moisture remained low in the ... More >>

Regional council supports trees for WW1 memorial

Friday, 27 February 2015, 10:07 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Coromandel project involving tree planting to honour New Zealand’s World War One dead is to be supported by a $40,000 grant from Waikato Regional Council’s environmental initiatives fund. The money will be used to pay for the purchasing, ... More >>

Major exercise for marine oil spill recovery

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 11:13 am | Waikato Regional Council

A major marine oil spill exercise will be carried out on and beside the Waikato River at Tuakau on Wednesday 5 March by Waikato Regional Council’s marine oil spill response team. Exercise “Sandpit” will model the sinking of a barge carrying ... More >>

Ongoing dry weather highlights need for water planning

Monday, 23 February 2015, 4:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Ongoing dry weather highlights need for water planning The very dry summers of recent years highlight the need for farmers and other water users to plan carefully over their water needs, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Dangerous vessel removed from Tairua Harbour

Friday, 20 February 2015, 2:35 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has removed a seriously unsafe vessel from Tairua Harbour after it was judged to be at risk from sinking, potentially creating an environmental and navigation hazard. One of the key problems related to a sinking risk was the ... More >>

Nutrient reports highlight important new data

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 10:17 am | Waikato Regional Council

Two new reports on nutrients that can support algal growth in the Waikato and Waipa rivers indicate some potentially positive developments for protecting and restoring water quality in the region. More >>

Grandparented” water access applications flood in

Monday, 16 February 2015, 3:13 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato dairy farmers and their milk companies have been extremely proactive in applying for “grandparented” access to water takes under the region’s new Variation 6 policy, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Waikato’s Effluent Expo turns 5

Friday, 13 February 2015, 11:08 am | Waikato Regional Council

The ground-breaking Waikato Effluent Expo at the Mystery Creek events centre is turning five this year on St Patrick’s Day and it will be bigger than ever. More >>

Matamata-Piako addressing hazard risks

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 4:09 pm | Waikato Regional Council

More research is needed on the potential effects of liquefaction, climate change and severe wind on Matamata-Piako district, says a new technical report prepared by the Waikato Regional Council’s regional hazards team. More >>

Regional council funding helps festival focus on environment

Monday, 9 February 2015, 1:52 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council funding is helping this year’s Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival have a number of creative works that highlight sustainability and conservation issues. More >>

Take care with water safety over Waitangi weekend

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 10:58 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato region water users are being reminded of the need to take care in or on waterways and off the coast over the long Waitangi weekend. “It’s been an awful summer for drowning and we remind people that they need to be on their guard always while ... More >>

Farmers: seek advice if struggling due to dry summer

Monday, 2 February 2015, 1:39 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Despite rain at the weekend and today, Waikato and South Auckland farmers are being encouraged to put their hands up promptly if they need advice due to the ongoing very dry conditions in the region. More >>

Native orchids now sprouting in former pest plant paradise

Friday, 30 January 2015, 10:25 am | Waikato Regional Council

The sight of native orchids starting to sprout on the site of an old wild ginger infestation has reinforced the value of consistently attacking pest plants, says biosecurity officer Benson Lockhart. More >>

Protective pumps get major refurbishment

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:02 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Two key Waikato Regional Council pump stations, which help protect more than 1000 hectares of farmland near Te Aroha from flooding, are getting a $500,000 upgrade. More >>

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 >>



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