Waikato regional councillors have confirmed the go ahead for a tender round for the use of fish farming space in the Coromandel Marine Farming Zone off the north-west Coromandel coast.
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Waikato Regional Council is supporting central Government plans to streamline the regulatory regime for pest control nationally, saying it will improve efficiency and generate significant cost savings locally.
A vessel which sunk in the Coromandel Harbour earlier this week has been re-floated without further discharge of diesel.
Volunteers are being sought to help save more than 20 tonnes of persimmons from rotting on a Matangi farm.
A commercial diver has successfully plugged ‘breathers’ on a sunken vessel which was leaking small amounts of diesel into Coromandel Harbour, says Waikato Regional Council.
Waikato Regional Council is reminding farmers to stand stock off green feed before they’re transported to help keep the region’s roads clear of effluent and safe for users.
Farmers are being urged to protect farms from unwanted pest plants, like the invasive velvetleaf, by ensuring machinery, vehicles and equipment has been cleaned in the lead up to Gypsy Day.
Waikato Regional Council is working to stop diesel leaking from a sunken vessel moored in the Coromandel Harbour, close to the ferry wharf near Te Kouma.
People around the Waikato region are being urged to keep a close eye on the elements this weekend as an unpredictable weather pattern approaches.
Waikato Regional Council has this week moved to a long term containment and eradication programme of the velvetleaf pest plant, following a month-long operation that has resulted in 100 properties being inspected.
The fight against the spread of kauri dieback is taking to the air later this month as Waikato Regional Council checks west coast and north Waikato areas for signs of the disease which has been killing our forest giants.
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Waikato Regional Council is assisting the skipper of a 20-metre fishing boat that’s run aground 30 kilometres off Whitianga on the southern end of Red Mercury Island.
A fine and a formal warning have been handed out to the skipper of a boat which capsized while crossing the Tairua bar, meaning he and his two passengers had to be rescued by emergency responders.
New flood protection works being carried out at Graham’s Creek on the Coromandel have already been reaping benefits for the local community, including during last month’s major downpour which caused widespread problems.
Interest in starting a fish farming venture in the Hauraki Gulf has prompted Waikato Regional Council to consider calling for tenders for the use of space in the Coromandel Marine Farming Zone off the north-west Coromandel coast.
A Waikato company and a landowner have both received a formal warning after a breach of rules designed to protect Lake Taupo from nitrogen leaching.
New works to bolster Turangi’s flood protection scheme have been completed very successfully, ahead of schedule and under budget.