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Thames flood protection set for boost

A major renewal works programme to boost flood protection of Thames and surrounding land is set to get underway shortly, Waikato Regional Council announced today.

Cycling centre meets funding conditions

Waikato Regional Council has received independent confirmation that funding conditions have been met enabling its $6 million contribution to help build a national cycling centre of excellence near Cambridge.

Detergent spill source identified

Waikato Regional Council investigators have today successfully identified the source of a significant commercial detergent spill into the Waikato River between Hamilton and Ngaruawahia.

Representation review aims to enrich local democracy

Two new Maori seats and changes to Waikato Regional Council general constituency boundaries will strengthen local democracy and provide better alignment with local councils and river catchments.

Major oil spill exercise for Coromandel

A major oil spill exercise is due to be held on the Coromandel next month, taking into account lessons learned during the Rena disaster.

Whitianga beach erosion issues being addressed

Joint media release from Thames-Coromandel District Council and Waikato Regional Council
A project to address beach erosion issues at Whitianga is well advanced and discussions are due to be held with the local community about how to make progress.

Historic Waikato River agreement signed at Pikitu Marae

From Raukawa Charitable Trust and Waikato Regional Council
An historic Joint Management Agreement has been signed today between the Raukawa Settlement Trust and Waikato Regional Council relating to co-management of the Waikato River catchment.