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Luck of the draw decides order of voting papers

Candidates in this year’s Waikato Regional Council elections will have their names picked out of a hat to decide the order in which they will be listed on the voting papers.

Council advises neighbours about repairs

Waikato Regional Council has written to neighbours near its 401 Grey St, Hamilton, headquarters advising them about the remediation programme at the buildings.

Beach replenishment planned for Kuratau

Joint statement from Taupō District Council and Waikato Regional Council
Waikato Regional Council and Taupō District Council will be undertaking work at Kuratau to replenish the northern part of the beach. Approximately 3,500 cubic metres of sand will be placed on the beach over approximately three days.

Regional council rebuts fish farming claims

Waikato Regional Council is criticising misleading factual errors in a recent column by Geoffrey and Reihana Robinson on fish farming plans in the Waikato.

Boatie convicted over bridge collision

The driver of a ski boat, which was dangerously towing a female ski biscuit rider when she struck a bridge pile, has been hit with fines, costs and reparation totalling more than $4000.

Give people options to tailor local government to future needs

A menu of options for local government reform will allow Waikato people to consider the council structure that best delivers the benefits of regional size and scale while enhancing local representation, says the regional council’s policy and strategy committee.

Coastal watch needed as pressures grow

Increasing pressure on Waikato’s coastal environment will need to be managed carefully, particularly on the Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato Regional Council’s resource use and environmental monitoring committee has heard today.

Onemana Beachcare’s ‘coastal champion’

Barry Turk is a man who believes in addressing issues and over the past five years he has led volunteers to successfully restore eroded dunes at Onemana, on the Waikato’s east coast.

Be driven for free to the Night Glow

Waikato Regional Council’s free park and ride bus services are back for this Saturday’s Balloons Over Waikato premier event, the Night Glow.

Freight story helps partners reduce the cost to do business in New Zealand

More than 55 per cent of New Zealand’s freight, accounting for half New Zealand’s gross domestic product, travels through the Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. With freight volumes expected to double by 2035, 10 partner organisations have been working together over the past 12 months on the Upper North Island Freight Story to help inform decisions on investment in freight infrastructure and boost economic growth.

Historic Waipa River agreement signed at Te Kuiti Pa

Joint statement from Maniapoto Māori Trust Board, Otorohanga District Council, Waikato District Council, Waikato Regional Council, Waipa District Council and Waitomo District Council.
A historic Waipa River joint management agreement between the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) and five local councils has been signed at Te Kuiti Pa today.