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New lifejacket rule aims to save lives

A new boating rule aimed at saving lives on Waikato waterways has been endorsed by Waikato Regional Council, making it compulsory to wear lifejackets.

Waikato involved in leading edge water project

Waikato Regional Council is involved in a leading edge new project which will analyse the potential economic and environmental trade-offs involved in managing water quality.

Flood risk for Firth of Thames coast

Issued at 1330 hours: Coastal communities around the Firth of Thames are being warned of the risk of coastal flooding tomorrow morning.

Plan delivers better services at less cost

Waikato Regional Council today signed off on its 2013/14 Annual Plan featuring further reductions in rates increases while maintaining a range of service improvements.

Fresh menus on offer at Fieldays

A fresh suite of “menus” of farming practices to help protect water quality are the focus of Waikato Regional Council’s site PF19 in the main pavilion at Fieldays next month.

Former postie wins engineering scholarship

A former part-time postie and supermarket seafood assistant has won a prestigious Roger Harris engineering scholarship from Waikato Regional Council.

Fanworm cleared up at Coromandel Harbour

Waikato Regional Council has today confirmed that two barges that arrived in Coromandel Harbour infested with Mediterranean fanworm have now been cleared up.

Auckland snarl-ups cost Waikato money

Auckland’s traffic congestion has an impact on Waikato business costs and efficiencies, Waikato Regional Council’s policy committee has heard.

Forum updates MPs and iwi

From Waikato Mayoral Forum
A group of Waikato MPs and iwi representatives have today been briefed by the Waikato Mayoral Forum on proposals for a work programme over three years to help boost the regional economy and deliver multi-million dollar cost savings for ratepayers.

Fanworm investigation at Coromandel

Waikato Regional Council is working with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and local marine farmers to manage an infestation of Mediterranean fanworm at Te Kouma in Coromandel harbour.

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