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400 beetles released to tackle big pest weed problem

Waikato Regional Council has partnered with Thames-Coromandel District Council and Forest & Bird to release 400 small beetles to combat a big pest weed problem in New Zealand’s oldest arboretum.

Most Waikato people rate life positively: survey

The vast majority of people living in the Waikato region rate their overall quality of life positively, according to the results of a new survey incorporating Waikato statistics for the first time.

Waikato Regional Council agrees to Healthy Rivers Wai Ora notification

A groundbreaking plan change proposal aimed at restoring and protecting the Waikato and Waipa rivers has today been approved by Waikato Regional Council for public notification. Councillors were split 7-7 on a motion to approve and the measure was passed on the casting vote of the chairperson Paula Southgate.

Waikato River boaties urged to stick to rules

Boaties speeding around boat ramps, failing to wear lifejackets and breaching other rules on the lower Waikato River near Port Waikato have regional council harbourmasters concerned about safety.

Outstanding Waikato coastal areas identified

Eleven areas of outstanding natural character on the Waikato region’s coasts have been identified in a new report prepared by consultants Boffa Miskell for Waikato Regional Council.

Get boat hulls clean for summer

Boaties are being urged to clean their hulls ahead of the upcoming summer boating season, which traditionally kicks off at Labour Weekend.

Tsunami alert reinforces need for Waikato people to be prepared

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This morning’s real tsunami alert, coming hard on the heels of a national tsunami exercise this week, reinforces the need for Waikato communities to be prepared for a real disaster, says Waikato Civil Defence group.