Friday, 30 March 2012
Headlights on day and night reduces the crash risk
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.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Prudent plan to deliver regional environmental and economic benefits
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.
Friday, 16 March 2012
Lagoon fish deaths may have been result of overheating
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.
US expert joins discussion on Waikato's future
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.
Thursday, 15 March 2012
More safety courses available for boaties
Further opportunities for Waikato boaties to learn about important safety skills are being offered over the next few weeks.
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Hamilton Halo model 'could be replicated'
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.
Possum control targets high value native forest
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.
Major possum control savings mooted
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.
Tui Mine water quality testing show promising results
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.
Monday, 12 March 2012
By Bala Tikkisetty
Getting peak productivity from the region's prolific peat soils is crucial for farming profitability.
Friday, 9 March 2012
Kawhia diesel spill investigation
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.
Boat day a big success
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.
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Reported diesel spill at Kawhia
Waikato Regional Council's oil spill response team is reacting to reports of a diesel spill at Kawhia wharf.
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Course to help boaties cross the Raglan bar
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.
ETS reminder to hundreds of forest owners
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.
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
HCC to be prosecuted over Pukete sewage spill
Hamilton City Council and one of its staff are being prosecuted over a sewage sludge spill at the Pukete wastewater treatment plant last July.
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Committee agrees to end role in prosecutions
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.
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Affco granted water outfall consents
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.
Monday, 31 October 2011
Council gives Waikato dairy farmers a pat on the back
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.
Friday, 28 October 2011
Rena oil spill community meeting at 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.
Latest Hamilton bus services advice
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.
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Council receives final recommendations on Hamilton to Auckland rail service
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.
Council votes to establish Maori seats
Waikato Regional Council today voted to establish two Maori seats in time for the 2013 local government elections.
Milk pick up situation continues to improve in 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.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Council active in helping manage gas issues in 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.
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Farmers urged to keep milk out of waterways
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.
Thursday, 20 October 2011
'Significant' phase of Tui Mine clean-up underway
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.
Funding now available for Taupo small landowners
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.
Monday, 17 October 2011
Course to help boaties cross the Raglan bar
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.
Friday, 14 October 2011
Lifejackets essential for safer summer boating
As the summer boating season is set to kick off at Labour Weekend, Waikato Regional Council is reminding boaties about the need to carry enough lifejackets for everyone on board.