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Rivers starting to recede from peaks

1000hrs
The Piako and Waitoa rivers remain heavily swollen today following recent rains, while the Ohinemuri and Waihou have begun to recede. Further west, the lower Waikato River remains high.

Focus on Piako, Waihou, Waitoa and lower Waikato rivers

1615hr
Waikato Regional Council says its main flood management focus for the next few days will be on the Piako, Waihou and Waitoa rivers, and the lower Waikato River, which remain heavily swollen following recent rains.

Rain eases overnight but rivers still swollen

0845hrs
Rain on the Coromandel and Hauraki Plains has eased overnight after heavy falls over the weekend and yesterday caused a significant rise in river levels and closed off some roads.

Roads projects win regional council awards

The New Zealand Transport Agency’s work at Atiamuri on state highway one and the Te Rapa Alliance Waikato Expressway project are the recipients of Waikato Regional Council’s erosion and sediment control awards for 2012.

Waikato’s big wet set to continue

1615hrs
River levels in parts of the Waikato are expected to remain high for at least several days after more wild weather has closed roads on the Coromandel and led to flooding of waterways.

Waikato’s big wet set to continue

Update at 1615 hours River levels in parts of the Waikato are expected to remain high for at least several days after more wild weather has closed roads on the Coromandel and led to flooding of waterways.

Council on alert after fresh rain

Fresh heavy rain around the region over Sunday and Monday means Waikato Regional Council is again closely monitoring river levels in the region for flood risk.

Flood risk eases after recent downpours

update at 0900hrs
The flood risk in the Waipa and Lower Waikato rivers has eased overnight after peak river levels came in lower than expected.

Regional council watching river levels closely

update at 1600hrs
Waikato Regional Council is continuing to monitor levels of the Waipa and Lower Waikato rivers, as well as waterways in west coast catchments, after extensive rain over the weekend and during today.

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