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Another strong turnout at Effluent Expo

More than 500 farmers have again attended this year’s Effluent Expo, held at Mystery Creek yesterday, maintaining the very solid interest shown at last year’s inaugural expo.

Finance committee chair says staff increases justified

Planned Waikato Regional Council staff increases next year are in line with the council’s flagship goals and justified by demand, says the chair of the council’s finance committee Cr Phillip Legg.

Get batty in Hamilton’s Hammond Park

More homes for Hamilton’s local bats are soon to be installed at Hammond Park and the public are invited to watch the installation as part of a bat fun day hosted by Project Echo and the Riverlea Environment Society.

Free heating still available in Te Kuiti

Waikato Regional Council is looking for homeowners in Te Kuiti to have a new clean heating appliance installed, as part of its Waikato Clean Heat Retrofit Programme.

New building lease option saves $1 million over 10 years

Waikato Regional Council has decided to lease, rather than own, new office space which will save a further $1 million over and above the savings and efficiencies expected to be gained through moving into a new building.

Course to help boaties cross the Raglan bar

Another course aimed at saving the lives of boaties crossing the notorious Raglan bar is being held next month by Coastguard Raglan, with support from Waikato Regional Council.

Capsizing shows even experienced skippers can get caught out

A boat capsizing in heavy seas at Manu Bay on the Waikato’s wild west coast is a classic example of how even the most experienced pleasure craft skippers can get caught out by rough conditions, says Waikato Regional Council.

Regional council gives assurances over ONFLs and SNAs

Waikato Regional Council is acting to clear up misinformation and misconceptions around the identification of proposed outstanding natural features and landscapes (ONFLs) and significant natural areas (SNAs) in the region.

Council pleased with Opus settlement

Waikato Regional Council says it is very pleased a settlement has been reached with consultants Opus over independent advice the firm provided regarding a building contractor’s liability to repair leaky cladding on the council’s Hamilton headquarters in Grey Street.

Whangamata mangrove appeal backed

Waikato Regional Council’s catchment services committee has backed a legal appeal against a hearing committee’s decision restricting the amount of mangroves that can be cleared at Whangamata to 16 hectares of new removal and 6.5 hectares of tidy up work.