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Keeping Coromandel kauri ka pai

Waikato Regional Council biosecurity officer Jeanie McInnesis passionate about keeping the disease kauri dieback out of the Coromandel.

Second erosion event in Pueto catchment

Waikato Regional Council is gathering information on a second concerning erosionevent in the Pueto Stream catchment near Taupo after intense rain on Saturday.

Greater community role in rivers protection group

The general community is being given a greater say in a high calibre Collaborative Stakeholder Group (CSG) which will help drive solutions to issues affecting the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers.

Mercury Bay bus beach hop

Grab your sunblock, hat and towel and leave the car keys at the bach, a Mercury Bay shuttle will be operating to take the hassle out of getting to your favourite beaches this summer.

Cleaning station replaced after ‘selfish’ theft

Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) has promptly replaced a boot cleaning station at Hannafords Wharf, Te Kouma, after the earlier facility was stolen less than 24 hours after being installed last week. It’s believed it may have been pulled out using a vehicle.

Waipa acts to save Shakespeare Rd kauri

Waipa District Council is taking action to save a popular kauri grove in Shakespeare Rd, Cambridge, following advice from Waikato Regional Council.

Top 5 ‘must dos’ for safe summer boating

Waikato Regional Council’s harbourmasters will be out on some of our busiest waterways over the festive season and have put together the top five safe boating ‘must dos’ for summer.

Taupo erosion highlights need for careful planning

Significant erosion at two farms near Taupo after downpours last week highlights the need for careful planning to help avoid soils being washed away, says Waikato Regional Council.

Water still top Waikato issue

When it comes to environmental issues, the typical Waikato region person is most concerned about water pollution and quality.

Price of City Explorer bus ticket to drop in 2014

Hamilton’s bus services are tracking well to achieve 2014 farebox targets so the Waikato Regional Council has backed a price drop for an all day ticket and decided against a fare increase in the New Year.

Taupō Connector bus fares to rise

Bus fares on the Taupō Connector service will rise in the New Year to bring them in line with other regional routes.

Changes to councillor allowances supported

Waikato Regional Council has voted to provide accommodation allowances to better support those councillors with large geographical constituencies to cover.