Waikato Regional Council staff have travelled to Southland this week to join the national effort to halt the spread of the nasty agricultural weed velvetleaf.
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Waikato Regional Council says a bar crossing incident at Tairua, in which three men reportedly without lifejackets on were flipped into the sea, highlights the risks involved in such situations.
Community groups involved in caring for the land are being invited to a landcare networking field day at Te Pahu next week.
Waikato Regional Council believes there is no longer an immediate risk of a piggery effluent pond in the Kaimai Ranges overflowing its banks.
Diesel has stopped discharging from a stormwater pipe into the Whitianga marina, but the risk has not passed, says Waikato Regional Council.
Whitianga residents with diesel storage tanks on their properties are being urged to check for possible leaks as Waikato Regional Council works to contain a spill.
Landowners in the Kaimai Ranges are being warned a piggery pond is at risk of overflowing its banks and effluent entering nearby waterways which might be used for drinking or stock.
Waikato residents – especially those heading off on the roads early for the Easter break – are being urged to keep a watchful eye on the weather following warnings and watches issued by MetService.
Community views are sought about the speed people travel on selected roads in the Buckland Road/Puketutu Road area, a tourism hotspot in the district.
From Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora
A major milestone has been reached on the journey to restore and protect the Waikato and Waipa rivers with the development of a broad policy mix framework for improving the health and well-being of the waterways over the next 80 years.
Community views are sought about the speed people travel on selected roads in the Port Waikato and Pokeno areas.
Community views are sought about the speed people travel on selected roads in the Cambridge, Te Awamutu and Karapiro areas.
Waikato Regional Council says it’s working closely with the Ministry of Primary Industries on the containment and eradication of two new outbreaks of the pest plant velvetleaf in the region.
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Waikato Regional Council staff have been out and about checking what impact the torrential rain has had overnight and this morning on the Coromandel.
Two related Waikato companies have been fined a total of $64,525 following a poorly executed forestry harvesting operation near the Waitomo Caves.
Waikato Regional Council has released its consultation document and is seeking public submissions on three proposals, including whether to establish a regional services fund for surf life saving, Coastguard and rescue helicopter services.
Waikato Regional Council will be operating more free buses and new routes to the Balloons Over Waikato Nightglow later this month.
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: A study has found that Port Waikato, Raglan Harbour and Aotea Harbour is at a low-risk of inundation for a tsunami, but waves could cause strong surges and currents.
The Waikato regional road toll remains “way too high” this year, with the region continuing to have the highest number of people dying on our roads nationally following an “awful” 2015, says regional transport committee chair Hugh Vercoe.
Protection for local democracy and the integrity of a Hauraki Gulf planning process are features of two Waikato Regional Council submissions to central Government.