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Caution urged over Waikato’s kauri dieback results

Waikato Regional Council is asking people to remain vigilant over preventing the spread of the tree disease kauri dieback, despite a recent survey in Waikato and Coromandel not detecting any signs of it.

Tsunami risk info underlines need to be prepared

New data showing increased tsunami height risk in the Waikato underlines the need for coastal communities to be well prepared for the dangers they could face, say Waikato Civil Defence and Waikato Regional Council.

Two big wins for environmental projects

Two key environmental projects involving Waikato Regional Council have topped their categories at the Resource Management Law Association awards in New Plymouth last night.

Storm highlights need for enduring solutions

Joint release from Thames-Coromandel District Council and Waikato Regional Council
Further erosion at Whitianga’s Buffalo and Brophy’s beaches during this week’s storm highlights the importance of work being undertaken to prevent such damage, say Thames-Coromandel District Council and Waikato Regional Council.

10-year pest plan adopted, successes celebrated

The swift and successful response to a marine pest threatening Coromandel mussel and oyster farms is just one of the significant successes chalked up by the Waikato Regional Council’s biosecurity team this year.

Council signs off on a successful year

Waikato Regional Council yesterday signed off on a successful year with the completion of several high profile projects and ongoing strong financial performance.

High wind alert extended to Eastern Waikato

Issued at 1030hrs
Today’s high wind warning for the Coromandel has been extended to Eastern Waikato in general, especially in the lee of the Kaimai Range, meaning residents there also need to be on the alert, says Waikato Civil Defence.

Wind and rain alert for Coromandel

Issued at 1200 hours
Waikato Civil Defence is urging Coromandel residents to be on the alert following a strong wind and rain warning for the peninsula.

Pokeno developer wins site of year award

The Dines Group has picked up a premier environmental protection award for ‘outstanding’ work at its Village Lifestyle industrial and residential development sites at Pokeno.

Mostly steady view from Waikato communities

It’s pretty much “steady as she goes” when it comes to the issues Waikato communities are focused on, says the co-ordinator of a new report prepared for Waikato Regional Council and local councils.

Tairua mangrove consent granted

Waikato Regional Council’s catchment services group has been granted a consent to remove just under 22 hectares of mature mangroves at Tairua on the Coromandel.

Weed dumping disheartening

With spring and its associated strong weed growth, Coromandel residents are being reminded not to dump weeds on roadsides or lay-bys, reserve areas and dunes.