Boat owners are reminded that their vessels need to display a name. The boat naming rule came in to force in July 2010.
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Bar crossings are the highest risk activity boaties in the Waikato will come across.
Recent rain in the Waikato has been an “early Christmas present” for farmers but the region-wide drought was far from over, a meeting of the multi-agency regional drought committee heard today.
There has been a strong community response to a call for feedback on Environment Waikato’s draft Tairua harbour and catchment management plan summary.
Environment Waikato chairman Peter Buckley says it is wrong to suggest the Waikato River is not safe to swim in at Hamilton.
Environment Waikato is adding the South American lace bug to its armoury of pest plant control methods as it seeks to eliminate woolly nightshade in the region.
An Environment Waikato spraying programme targeting yellow flag iris along the Waikato River around Huntly and downstream is due to get underway in February next year.
Environment Waikato chairman Peter Buckley has paid tribute to the late Sir Ross Jansen, the regional council’s first chairman from 1989 to 1991.
A kayak and paddle found floating in the middle of the notorious Raglan bar last Sunday morning resulted in an unnecessary and costly search effort.
As pressure on livestock farms, crops and orchards mounts due to the drought conditions in the region, Environment Waikato is reminding water users about the rules governing takes from waterways and groundwater.
The Government’s official declaration of a drought in the Waikato has been welcomed by the regional drought committee.
People using areas near the coasts of the Waikato region this summer are being asked to be careful not to damage salt marsh.
Significant infrastructure issues remain to be overcome before a Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail service can become a reality, says the chair of a multi-agency working group looking at the issue.
New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) consent applications related to the building of the Ngaruawahia section of the Waikato Expressway have been granted in a decision by independent hearing commissioners appointed by Environment Waikato and Waikato District Council.
In a further sign that the Hamilton Halo project is proving successful, tui fledglings have reportedly been sighted in two Hamilton locations in recent weeks.
Environment Waikato’s council has approved $20,000 from the environmental initiatives fund (EIF) for Raglan Area School’s coastal restoration and education projects.
Coastguard and surf life saving groups are to receive $50,000 this financial year from Environment Waikato for the assistance they provide to the council’s various water safety functions.
The Government is being asked to make a fresh drought declaration covering the Waikato and nearby areas following the very dry conditions affecting farmers in the region.
Police and the Regional Transport Committee are urging motorists in the region to take extra special care as the Waikato’s road toll is already close to last year’s with still just under a month to go before the end of 2010.
The political leadership of Civil Defence in the Waikato has approved a new budget proposal for 2011-12 that will help the region be better prepared for handling emergencies.