Campers set up alongside rivers and streams in the Coromandel Peninsula’s far north are being urged to move to higher ground ahead of forecast heavy rain tonight.
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Crossing bars is the riskiest activity that boaties will undertake when out on the open water and Waikato Regional Council is urging extra care over the summer holidays.
Motorists are urged to plan their journey before driving on Waikato roads over the summer holiday period to help reduce the risk of crashes.
The region’s public transport users are being encouraged to check bus timetables online for temporary service changes being introduced for the festive season.
Waikato Regional Council’s river and catchment services group has lodged a consent application to clear mature and juvenile mangroves from Tairua harbour.
Holidaymakers are being urged to take particular care over summer to help prevent the spread of the disease kauri dieback to the Waikato region.
A very serious collision between a power boat and jetski near the Pukete boat ramp in Hamilton late last week reinforces the need for all water users to take care over the busy holiday season, says Waikato Regional Council.
Draft boating rules, including a proposal for the compulsory wearing of lifejackets, have been released by Waikato Regional Council for public comment.
Hassle free travel is the aim of a new bus service being trialled by Waikato Regional Council to get people to two of Hamilton’s premier attractions.
A proposed new system for rating for flood control in the Coromandel settlement of Te Puru is fairer on the wider community there, says Coromandel zone manager Julie Beaufill.
A Huntly farmer has been fined $15,000 for illegally diverting water and constructing a stopbank in a wetland on his property.
Following the recent highly successful Raglan Bar crossing days on the Waikato’s west coast, Coastguard units are offering two Coromandel bar crossing days with support from Waikato Regional Council and the Ministry of Fisheries.
The project to remediate Waikato Regional Council’s leaky building in Hamilton East is set to get underway in April next year.
A Waikato Regional Council operation to clear about 0.2 hectares of mangroves at Whangamata got underway today.
The major threat posed by the abandoned Tui Mine site at Te Aroha has now been removed with the completed stabilisation of old mine tailings.
There’s to be an early, pre-Christmas start to mangrove removal at Whangamata with Waikato Regional Council bringing forward work at a site known as Area C on the north-eastern, waterside edge of the harbour.
Waikato Regional Council is to shortly take action against about half a dozen unauthorised boat moorings on the Purangi River near Cooks Beach on the Coromandel.