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Wednesday, 13 April 2022
Court 1:50PM
Home detention for polluting farmer

MORRINSVILLE — Morrinsville farmer Kenneth McIntyre has been sentenced to a term of five months home detention and been fined $100,000 in the Hamilton District Court following his conviction on 13 charges of breaching the Resource Management Act.  The sentence imposed by Judge David Kirkpatrick yesterday follows a trial in June of last year.

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Friday, 30 March 2012
Council 11:17AM
Headlights on day and night reduces the crash risk

WAIKATO — Motorists are being urged to drive with their headlights on at all times over the coming winter months to help reduce the risk of crashes.

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Council 5:27PM
Prudent plan to deliver regional environmental and economic benefits

WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council today adopted the 2012-2022 Draft Long Term Plan featuring proposals for improving water quality, coastal area planning, civil defence capability and river catchment and drainage services.

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Friday, 16 March 2012
Environment 2:25PM
Lagoon fish deaths may have been result of overheating

WAIKATO — The deaths of masses of little fish in a lagoon at Otama Beach on the Coromandel coast last month are thought to have been the result of overheating, Waikato Regional Council has concluded.

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Council 9:25AM
US expert joins discussion on Waikato's future

WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council is next week hosting a visit from a Californian local government specialist in sustainable development at a time when the council is working with others to boost regional development and innovation.

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Thursday, 15 March 2012
Marine 4:33PM
More safety courses available for boaties

WAIKATO — Further opportunities for Waikato boaties to learn about important safety skills are being offered over the next few weeks.

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Council 10:12AM
Hamilton Halo model 'could be replicated'

WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council staff are looking at whether lessons learned during the successful and highly popular Hamilton Halo project to protect tui can be applied to other parts of the region.

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Council 10:11AM
Possum control targets high value native forest

WAIKATO — A major possum and goat control operation is next month set to get underway covering a high value native forest near the Waikato region's south-west coast just north of Awakino.

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Council 10:10AM
Major possum control savings mooted

WAIKATO — Possible ways of making multi-million dollar savings on possum control are outlined in a draft Regional Pest Management Strategy (RPMS) discussion document received yesterday by the regional pest management committee.

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Water 8:12AM
Tui Mine water quality testing show promising results

WAIKATO — Water quality results from the first round of testing at the contaminated Tui Mine have just been received and look promising, says Waikato Regional Council.

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Monday, 12 March 2012
Agriculture 11:43AM
Peat productivity

WAIKATO — By Bala Tikkisetty Getting peak productivity from the region's prolific peat soils is crucial for farming profitability.

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Friday, 9 March 2012
Council 4:33PM
Kawhia diesel spill investigation

KAWHIA — Waikato Regional Council staff investigating the cause of yesterday’s diesel spill around Kawhia wharf say the source remains a mystery and they want public help to track it down.

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Council 11:15AM
Boat day a big success

WAIKATO — Children from Rotokauri School listen to a Waikato Regional Council harbourmaster and Ruben the road safety bear yesterday as they wait for their chance to sail their model boats down the Waikato River in Hamilton.

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Thursday, 8 March 2012
Council 3:54PM
Reported diesel spill at Kawhia

KAWHIA — Waikato Regional Council's oil spill response team is reacting to reports of a diesel spill at Kawhia wharf.

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Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Council 6:25PM
Course to help boaties cross the Raglan bar

WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council is reminding boaties that another course aimed at saving the lives of people crossing the notorious Raglan bar is being held this Sunday 11 March.

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Council 3:43PM
ETS reminder to hundreds of forest owners

WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council is writing to hundreds of forest owners in the region reminding them they need to register their forests by 31 March if they want to qualify for and claim Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) New Zealand units under the first five-year sequestration period of the Kyoto Protocol.

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Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Waste 11:13AM
HCC to be prosecuted over Pukete sewage spill

HAMILTON — Hamilton City Council and one of its staff are being prosecuted over a sewage sludge spill at the Pukete wastewater treatment plant last July.

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Thursday, 24 November 2011
Council 3:44PM
Committee agrees to end role in prosecutions

WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council’s regulatory committee has agreed to a staff recommendation to end its role in deciding what cases will be prosecuted in court.

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Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Environment 2:22PM
Affco granted water outfall consents

WAIKATO — Meat company Affco has been granted two resource consents for works associated with the existing stormwater and cooling water outfall from its Horotiu plant to the Waikato River.

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Monday, 31 October 2011
Environment 3:01PM
Council gives Waikato dairy farmers a pat on the back

WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council is praising the region’s dairy farmers for their environmental performance during the gas supply crisis of the past week which saw millions of litres of milk dumped in the Waikato.

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Friday, 28 October 2011
Marine 6:17PM
Rena oil spill community meeting at Whangamata

WHANGAMATA — Maritime New Zealand will update residents on the Rena oil spill response and possible effects on the Coromandel Peninsula’s east coast during a public meeting in Whangamata this weekend.

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Transport 2:11PM
Latest Hamilton bus services advice

WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council’s transport team says it expects Hamilton bus services won’t be disrupted next week providing full gas supplies resume from Taranaki on Sunday as hoped.

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Thursday, 27 October 2011
Transport 10:07PM
Council receives final recommendations on Hamilton to Auckland rail service

WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council today deferred a decision on whether to include a Hamilton to Auckland rail service in its 2012-2022 Long Term Plan, opting to wait for more information from its funding partners.

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Maori 9:54PM
Council votes to establish Maori seats

Waikato Regional Council today voted to establish two Maori seats in time for the 2013 local government elections.

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Environment 5:12PM
Milk pick up situation continues to improve in Waikato

WAIKATO — Milk collection in the Waikato has continued to improve today, meaning lessening environmental risk from surplus milk getting into waterways, says Waikato Regional Council.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Council 4:57PM
Council active in helping manage gas issues in Waikato

WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council says it is heartened by news of a limited resumption of gas supplies to dairy factories in the region, meaning there is less risk of surplus milk polluting waterways.

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Agriculture 4:18PM
Farmers urged to keep milk out of waterways

WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council is urging the region’s farmers to do all they can to keep milk out of waterways following a gas supply disruption in Taranaki which has hit dairy company factory operations from the Waikato north.

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Thursday, 20 October 2011
Environment 6:15PM
'Significant' phase of Tui Mine clean-up underway

TE AROHA — About 80 people gathered yesterday for the official launch of the second and most critical phase of a project to clean up the abandoned Tui Mine on the western slopes of Mount Te Aroha.

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News 6:08PM
Funding now available for Taupo small landowners

TAUPO — Owners of small blocks of land in the Lake Taupo catchment will be able to tap into public funds to help them get resource consents, if required.

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Monday, 17 October 2011
News 12:47PM
Course to help boaties cross the Raglan bar

RAGLAN — Another course aimed at saving the lives of boaties crossing the notorious Raglan bar is being held next month by Coastguard Raglan, with support from Waikato Regional Council.

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