Boaties and jetskiers are reminded to follow the five knot rule when they are out enjoying the Waikato region’s waterways.
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Environment Waikato and the local council are introducing a new holiday season Coromandel bus service connecting Hot Water Beach, Hahei Beach, Cooks Beach and Ferry Landing.
Environment Waikato is clarifying that proposed new rules covering the wearing of lifejackets in vessels less than six metres do not make wearing them compulsory in all circumstances.
Environment Waikato is reminding motorcyclists and drivers of four-wheel drive vehicles to keep out of sand dunes on the region’s West Coast beaches for human safety and environmental reasons.
Environment Waikato has launched a new online forum as it continues to gather community views on what’s important for the Waikato region for its 10-year plan.
A change to Environment Waikato’s Navigation Safety Bylaw will make it compulsory for boat users to wear lifejackets at all times from July 1 2009.
Environment Waikato has announced new measures to help the council manage through the current difficult economic times.
The pest plant privet – which has been linked to respiratory problems – is set to be more targeted by Environment Waikato after an updated regional pest management strategy (RPMS) was formally signed off by council today.
A $39,000 grant from Environment Waikato has given 13 kiwi chicks their best possible shot at survival this year.
A new Christmas Day bus service is ready to roll for the first time in Hamilton this year.
After nearly two years of information gathering, Environment Waikato has decided to prepare an amendment to the Regional Coastal Plan that would allow new types of marine farming, including fish farming, within current aquaculture management areas.
Environment Waikato is urging people to be considerate when lighting outdoor fires this summer as smoke can quickly become a major nuisance, especially when people are outdoors enjoying the good weather.
Waikato motorists are being urged to be especially vigilant driving over the holiday period despite new figures showing a dip in road fatalities so far this year.
More than 40 people from Hamilton, Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Taupo and Thames-Coromandel took part in training sessions for landscapers, garden centre staff and council employees on November 27, ahead of the Smart Water Use campaign launch.
Last summer’s drought was a strong reminder to the Waikato community that we can’t take the region’s freshwater resources for granted.