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Protective pumps get major refurbishment

Two key Waikato Regional Council pump stations, which help protect more than 1000 hectares of farmland near Te Aroha from flooding, are getting a $500,000 upgrade.

Progressive plan promises low rates increase

Waikato Regional Council has approved its draft 10-year budget for consultation, which proposes increased services with a 0.2 per cent rates increase in the first year.

Council investigates algal bloom reports

Waikato Regional Council is checking out several reports that came in yesterday from the public of areas containing algal blooms in the Arapuni, Karapiro and Maraetai hydro lakes during the hot summer conditions.

New Coromandel summer water sampling programme

Waikato Regional Council is this summer undertaking a special monitoring programme of 18 coastal sites on the Coromandel Peninsula that are popular swimming locations.