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Bar crossings – be safe not sorry

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.

BUSIT festive season changes

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 River smash reinforces need for care on the water

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.

Ringing in New Year changes to BUSIT

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.

Coromandel bar crossing courses

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.

Green light for leaky building fix

The project to remediate Waikato Regional Council’s leaky building in Hamilton East is set to get underway in April next year.

Early start to mangrove removal at Whangamata

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.

Purangi unconsented moorings targeted

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.