Waikato Regional Council - Latest News [Page 2]

High Court confirms fine for illegal stock access

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 10:42 am | Waikato Regional Council

The High Court at Hamilton has confirmed the fine imposed on a Glen Murray farmer for allowing his stock to graze in a stock exclusion area in, and on the shores of, Lake Whangape in north Waikato. The fine of $19,800 was confirmed by Justice Jagose ... More >>

Council welcomes $1.4b government programme for safe roads

Monday, 17 December 2018, 4:47 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council welcomes the Government announcement on the $1.4 billion the Safe Network Programme, which will address high risk roads and set safe and appropriate speed limits. Councillor and Waikato Regional Transport Committee chairman Hugh Vercoe ... More >>

Lack of infrastructure posing real risk to environment

Friday, 14 December 2018, 9:54 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council monitoring of high risk farms has revealed the dire state of dairy effluent infrastructure, with some farms having just one-thousandth of the storage needed. More >>

Court order, convictions and fine for coastal damage

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:44 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Coromandel man has been issued with a court order prohibiting him from carrying out any further illegal works in the coastal marine area that borders his property. More >>

New RPTP paves way for a move to mass transit

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 4:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The adoption of the Waikato Regional Public Transport Plan 2018-2018 (RPTP) will see the development of a Mass Transit Plan for Hamilton and neighbouring towns to ease congestion and improve travel times. More >>

“Careless” diesel spill results in fine for mining company

Friday, 7 December 2018, 3:13 pm | Waikato Regional Council

“Careless” diesel spill results in fine for mining company A west coast mining company has been convicted and fined $60,750 for discharging 4000 litres of diesel into a stream last year. The case was brought against Taharoa Ironsands Limited following ... More >>

Enviroschools’ milestones a time to reflect

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 4:44 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Waldorf School in Hamilton and Cambridge Primary School invite media to their respective Reflections on 6 December and 10 December. More >>

Accessibility concession to be introduced on Waikato buses

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 3:26 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has today voted to introduce an accessibility concession, providing approved people with free travel on its public bus services. More >>

Judge “astounded” by Hamilton sewage case

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 11:00 am | Waikato Regional Council

The body corporate of a Hamilton gated community, The Sanctuary, has been convicted and fined $53,550 for discharging sewage wastewater from its wastewater system into a city stream. More >>

Conversation flows about making Waikato the best it can be

Monday, 3 December 2018, 7:18 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An audience of regional leaders has been told success for the Waikato requires people to work together, be brave and agile. More >>

Scholarship work placement something to be ‘jealous’ about

Friday, 30 November 2018, 3:37 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The first recipient of the Arthur Hinds Scholarship reckons he’s landed a dream job. More >>

Council welcomes decision to cease industrial action

Friday, 23 November 2018, 6:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has welcomed a decision by Go Bus and First Union to cease further industrial action. More >>

Rail business case gets regional council backing

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 5:09 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A business case that will be used to apply for central government funding for a start-up passenger rail service has today received backing from Waikato regional councillors. More >>

More bus delays in Hamilton

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 8:37 am | Waikato Regional Council

The actions of First Union representatives has forced further delays to services in Hamilton this morning. More >>

Ongoing industrial action disrupts bus passengers

Monday, 19 November 2018, 6:51 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has been told to expect bus driver industrial action to continue, with updated temporary schedules now in place for Hamilton services for the foreseeable future. More >>

Revised city bus schedule due to industrial action

Monday, 19 November 2018, 9:16 am | Waikato Regional Council

New temporary schedules confirmed by Waikato Regional Council this afternoon will see regional buses operate as normal and Hamilton’s peak bus services continue too. More >>

Shared science MOU to benefit the Waikato region

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 1:58 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research and Waikato Regional Council will be working closer together on science programmes in the future. More >>

New rabbit calicivirus confirmed in Waikato

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 12:59 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Testing of two dead rabbits – one a pet – found in Mātangi and Cambridge has confirmed the presence of an already identified new calicivirus in the region, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Large fine for South Waikato dairy farmer

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 9:16 am | Waikato Regional Council

Farming company H & S Chisholm Farms Limited, has been convicted and fined $57,375 for two discharges of dairy effluent from its South Waikato farm in mid-2017. The sentence was imposed by Judge Melanie Harland from the Hamilton District Court last ... More >>

Waikato supports ambitious ‘zero deaths’ approach

Friday, 9 November 2018, 12:23 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Driver licence reviews, lowering the speed limit on rural roads and investigating the drug-driving issue are among the measures the Waikato Regional Transport Committee (RTC) has asked the Government to consider in the new National Road Safety Strategy. More >>



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