The air in Tokoroa breached national environmental standards several times in May and as a result national regulations prohibiting the use of new open fireplaces will apply to the town from May 2013.
Media releases - archived
Waikato Regional Council’s stand at Fieldays 2012 will have a strong focus on providing farmers with information on protecting profits as well as the environment.
A major renewal works programme to boost flood protection of Thames and surrounding land is set to get underway shortly, Waikato Regional Council announced today.
Waikato Regional Council today signed off on its 2012-2022 Long Term Plan, cutting more than $770,000 from next year’s proposed budget while maintaining a range of service improvements.
Waikato Regional Council has received independent confirmation that funding conditions have been met enabling its $6 million contribution to help build a national cycling centre of excellence near Cambridge.
Waikato Regional Council investigators have today successfully identified the source of a significant commercial detergent spill into the Waikato River between Hamilton and Ngaruawahia.
Two new Maori seats and changes to Waikato Regional Council general constituency boundaries will strengthen local democracy and provide better alignment with local councils and river catchments.
Waikato Regional Council has backed a decision to disband the regional public transport committee.
A programme that supports more than $1.141 billion in investment in transport projects for the Waikato region has been adopted by Waikato Regional Council.
Grants totaling more than $120,000 have been approved by Waikato Regional Council for local environmental projects from around the region.
A Whatawhata to Hamilton bus service will be trialled until the end of the 2012 school year to provide more seats for commuters and students.
Farmers are being urged to prepare their stock for transport ahead of the annual ‘gypsy week’ to help keep the Waikato’s roads clear of effluent and safe for users.
A major oil spill exercise is due to be held on the Coromandel next month, taking into account lessons learned during the Rena disaster.
Waikato Regional Council is looking for Tokoroa homeowners to receive a free heating upgrade this winter.
Joint media release from Thames-Coromandel District Council and Waikato Regional Council
A project to address beach erosion issues at Whitianga is well advanced and discussions are due to be held with the local community about how to make progress.
An ongoing investigation by Waikato Regional Council has today confirmed the source of unauthorised discharges of diesel into the Waikato River.
Waikato Regional Council and the Department of Conservation say there has been a very successful start to a major possum control operation in the western King Country.
From Raukawa Charitable Trust and Waikato Regional Council
An historic Joint Management Agreement has been signed today between the Raukawa Settlement Trust and Waikato Regional Council relating to co-management of the Waikato River catchment.
It’s likely the regional public transport committee has met for the last time after yesterday voting in favour of a recommendation to disband.
The regional transport committee has backed a programme that will see more than $1.1 billion spent on transport projects in the Waikato over the next three years.