Nine full car bodies and assorted vehicle bits, as well as a small boat, have been hauled from the Waikato River around Hamilton this week as part of a national police dive squad training exercise.
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Community groups working on a range of projects to protect and enhance the environment are due to receive an extra $650,000 over the next four years from Waikato Regional Council.
A Waikato University student with a passion for supporting freshwater and soil quality has won this year’s Waikato Regional Council water science prize.
A contracting company has been convicted and fined $32,000 for carrying out illegal earthworks on two farming properties in Paeroa.
A new Orbiter timetable is being rolled out at the end of February to improve the reliability of Hamilton’s busiest bus route, says Waikato Regional Council.
Farmers and others are being reminded that this time of year is a peak one for the spread between properties of the damaging pest plant yellow bristle grass.
Saturday’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic and getting to the Hamilton Gardens for this popular event will be even easier for parents, with free bus rides from the city centre.
Bar crossings can be very hazardous, even for the most experienced of boaties. They should only ever be tackled with the right attitude, equipment, and knowledge.
Coromandel landowners keen to protect the environment are being urged to contact Waikato Regional Council’s catchment management team to take advantage of funding assistance.
A pest Indian ring neck parakeet population near Paeroa has prompted a call for owners of these birds to do all they can to prevent them escaping.
Complaints about “crazy” boating behaviour on Lake Karapiro this past weekend have harbourmasters nervous about the safety of lake users.
Waikato Regional Council’s maritime services team is appealing for witnesses to help unpick how an 11-year-old girl was injured in a jetski mishap at Tuakau on Sunday.
A fantastic Reporoa and Waikite dairy farmer turnout at a recent effluent management field day is a sign of the sector’s commitment to doing the right thing by the environment, says organiser Jon Palmer.
Funding from the Waikato River Authority’s latest round of grants will help protect and enhance shallow lakes such as Lake Waikare and Lake Waahi in Waikato District, says a multi-agency group working to improve water quality there.
Waikato Regional Council will ask the public if they are happy for it to collect a rate to support surf life saving, Coastguard and rescue helicopter services in the region when it consults on its annual plan in March.