Rain is easing off around the flood-battered Waikato, with the MetService downgrading its severe weather warning and fine weather predicted by mid week.
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About 35 homes near the Tongariro River have been evacuated as the river burst its banks in places overnight.
The Waikato is bracing for more flooding as the Region’s rivers flow at their peaks through to the lower Waikato area.
Environment Waikato plans to cancel rates next year for some community groups, sports clubs and charities.
Environment Waikato has already received 89 percent of its rates, with another three percent coming in under payment arrangements.
Environment Waikato is to prosecute a Te Kohanga piggery for an alleged discharge of untreated effluent in September last year.
Environment Waikato is to prosecute Matamata Piako District Council following an alleged discharge of untreated sewage into the Piako River.
The Waikato’s natural environment, central location and waterways are highly valued by those living in the Region, according to a survey conducted by Environment Waikato.
More than 40 people from throughout the North Island attended a three-day training programme in Hamilton last week on managing on-site wastewater systems.
The number of people killed or injured on Waikato roads was disappointing, according to Waikato Police Inspector Leo Tooman.
Most Thames-Coromandel District Council ratepayers will be asked to pay around $14 per $100,000 capital value of their property each year to help protect their local land, native bush and harbours.
Environment Waikato Chairman Neil Clarke will stand down from the Council at the local government elections in October after 15 years in office.
Hamilton bus users are keen to use new technology to ride the city’s buses.
Environment Waikato is to convene a workshop to discuss issues and explore options for people with transport disadvantages in rural areas.