Motorists are being urged to drive with their headlights on at all times over the coming winter months to help reduce the risk of crashes.
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A joint council and community project has begun to restore an ecologically important Tairua River wetland at Hikuai on the Coromandel Peninsula.
Waikato Regional Council is planning to work closely with the Kawhia community on oil spill response arrangements following the recent incident which saw about 100 litres of diesel spilled into the harbour.
Waikato Regional Council today adopted the 2012-2022 Draft Long Term Plan featuring proposals for improving water quality, coastal area planning, civil defence capability and river catchment and drainage services.
The deaths of masses of little fish in a lagoon at Otama Beach on the Coromandel coast last month are thought to have been the rsult of overheating, Waikato Regional Council has concluded.
Waikato Regional Council is next week hosting a visit from a Californian local government specialist in sustainable development at a time when the council is working with others to boost regional development and innovation.
Further opportunities for Waikato boaties to learn about important safety skills are being offered over the next few weeks.
Waikato Regional Council staff are looking at whether lessons learned during the successful and highly popular Hamilton Halo project to protect tui can be applied to other parts of the region.
A major possum and goat control operation is next month set to get underway covering a high value native forest near the Waikato region’s south-west coast just north of Awakino.
Possible ways of making multi-million dollar savings on possum control are outlined in a draft Regional Pest Management Strategy (RPMS) discussion document received yesterday by the regional pest management committee.
Water quality results from the first round of testing at the contaminated Tui Mine have just been received and look promising, says Waikato Regional Council.
Waikato local authority leaders have today formed a new group to strengthen opportunities for collaboration and drive regional initiatives.
Waikato Regional Council staff investigating the cause of yesterday’s diesel spill around Kawhia wharf say the source remains a mystery and they want public help to track it down.
Issued at 1900hrs/Waikato Regional Council’s oil spill response team is tonight hoping there will be minimal environmental impacts from a diesel spill at Kawhia wharf.
Waikato Regional Council’s oil spill response team is reacting to reports of a diesel spill at Kawhia wharf.
Waikato Regional Council is writing to hundreds of forest owners in the region reminding them they need to register their forests by 31 March if they want to qualify for and claim Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) New Zealand units under the first five-year sequestration period of the Kyoto Protocol.
Statement from KiwiRail, Waikato Regional Council and South Waikato District Council (issued 5 March 2012)
Further investment is to be made in the busy East Coast Main Trunk (ECMT) rail line between Hamilton and Tauranga to ensure it can continue to meet increasing customer demand for additional rail freight services.
The regional public transport committee has asked Waikato Regional Council staff to review governance arrangements for public transport in the region.
Rotokauri School, Waikato Regional Council and Water Safety New Zealand are partnering up in a water safety awareness event for almost 200 pupils.