Waikato Regional Council has been playing a central role in moves designed to make spraying of aquatic weeds more cost effective and to get formal approval for such spraying.
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Waikato Regional Council is closely monitoring the river level impacts of heavy rain on the Coromandel Peninsula and the Kaimai Ranges.
Waikato Regional Council says Metservice has now issued a formal severe weather warning for the eastern Waikato ranges.
Waikato Regional Council says there’s still a possibility of further heavy rain on the Coromandel Peninsula and Kaimai Ranges on Sunday and Monday.
Strong governance at both regional and local levels needs to be a feature of good local government in the Waikato region over the next 20 to 30 years, says a Waikato Regional Council submission.
Waikato Regional Council has today appointed its representatives to a new body which will meet to discuss matters relating to public transport in Hamilton city.
Waikato Regional Council’s land and water quality sub-committee has today recommended a historic new draft regional plan change process to help protect and restore the Waikato and Waipa rivers.
Waikato Regional Council says it’s closely monitoring the possibility that there will be further heavy rain on the Coromandel and Kaimai Ranges from early next week.
The Piako and Waitoa rivers remain heavily swollen today following recent rains, while the Ohinemuri and Waihou have begun to recede. Further west, the lower Waikato River remains high.
Waikato Regional Council says its main flood management focus for the next few days will be on the Piako, Waihou and Waitoa rivers, and the lower Waikato River, which remain heavily swollen following recent rains.
An internationally owned company operating a Hamilton-based yeast manufacturing plant has been convicted and fined more than $37,000 for discharging trade waste that had a significant impact on a city waterway.
Rain on the Coromandel and Hauraki Plains has eased overnight after heavy falls over the weekend and yesterday caused a significant rise in river levels and closed off some roads.
The New Zealand Transport Agency’s work at Atiamuri on state highway one and the Te Rapa Alliance Waikato Expressway project are the recipients of Waikato Regional Council’s erosion and sediment control awards for 2012.
River levels in parts of the Waikato are expected to remain high for at least several days after more wild weather has closed roads on the Coromandel and led to flooding of waterways.
Update at 1615 hours River levels in parts of the Waikato are expected to remain high for at least several days after more wild weather has closed roads on the Coromandel and led to flooding of waterways.
Fresh heavy rain around the region over Sunday and Monday means Waikato Regional Council is again closely monitoring river levels in the region for flood risk.
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The flood risk in the Waipa and Lower Waikato rivers has eased overnight after peak river levels came in lower than expected.
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Waikato Regional Council is continuing to monitor levels of the Waipa and Lower Waikato rivers, as well as waterways in west coast catchments, after extensive rain over the weekend and during today.
Waikato Regional Council is warning forecast rain today will cause flooding of the Waipa River and catchments on the west coast of the region.
Waikato Regional Council’s policy and strategy committee is backing a green growth approach to improving Waikato’s economy and environment.