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Collaboration the key to handling big land and water issues

Close collaboration between all stakeholders – including iwi, farmers, the agriculture industry and local councils – will be the key to successfully addressing land and water quality issues in the region, says the chair of Waikato Regional Council’s land and water quality subcommittee chairman Norm Barker.

Waikato farmers make gains for environment

Full year figures have confirmed that Waikato farmers made significant environmental gains last season as they, the agriculture industry and the regional council increased the focus on complying with dairy effluent management rules.

Boaties urged to take extreme care on seas off Waikato coasts

Waikato Regional Council’s navigation safety team is urging boaties to take extreme care going out to sea today following the tsunami alert this morning and forecasts for rain, high winds and large swells off the west coast.

Waikato CDEM group to remain on alert

The Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group emergency coordinating centre in Hamilton will remain activated in monitoring mode despite the cancellation of a tsunami warning.

Waikato CDEM group activates after earthquake

The Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group emergency coordinating centre in Hamilton says a marine tsunami threat has been confirmed after the earthquake this morning in the Tonga-Kermadec trench to the north-east of New Zealand.

Waikato CDEM group activates after earthquake

The Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group emergency coordinating centre in Hamilton has activated following the tsunami threat alert issued this morning.

New-look waste exchange website goes live

A website launched 12 years ago to divert thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill has been revamped to make the free exchange of reusable items easier.

Free public seminar on changing climate

The changing climate and how it can affect you will be the subject of a free public seminar hosted by Waikato Regional Council and featuring weather expert Jim Salinger, Lincoln University professor Caroline Saunders and business commentator Rod Oram.

Have your say on regional public transport

Waikato residents can have their say on public transport services, with the Waikato Regional Council this week adopting its draft 10-year public transport plan for consultation.

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