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Stack wood while the sun shines

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 2:57 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Not everyone thinks about firewood during balmy summer days, but now is the best time to get hot deals – wood is generally cheaper at this time of the year, and getting it early gives you more time to stack and dry it before you actually need ... More >>

Large fine for illegal tyres fire

Tuesday, 8 January 2019, 9:44 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Hamilton man has been convicted for breaching a national environmental standard and fined $8100 for burning approximately 30 tyres at his family’s Newstead property in February last year. The sentence was imposed by Judge Melanie Harland in the Hamilton ... More >>

Flooding could result in road closures in Coromandel

Monday, 24 December 2018, 2:31 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Flooding could result in road closures on Coromandel Peninsula Waikato Regional Council is warning holidaymakers there is the potential for roads to become flooded on the Coromandel Peninsula as a result of heavy rain predicted to fall later today. ... More >>

Pool owners encouraged to check discharge set up

Friday, 21 December 2018, 5:21 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Water being discharged from swimming pools into stormwater systems has the potential to harm our streams and rivers, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Free bus travel on Boxing Day

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 3:16 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Bagging your Boxing Day sale bargains will be easier this year, with free travel on all Waikato region’s public bus services. More >>

Funding confirmed, work for start-up rail service kicks off

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 10:11 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has welcomed central government funding for a start-up passenger rail service and is looking forward to receiving the details of the NZ Transport Agency Board decision. More >>

Coastal water quality generally good, caution urged

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 4:06 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s coastal scientists say water quality at the beaches it monitors is generally good for swimming, but caution is urged following heavy rain. The council is in the third year of its reactivated water quality monitoring ... More >>

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 >>

   

 

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