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Safer rides on Waikato roads

With the number of motorcycles on Waikato roads expected to swell over the Labour long weekend and coming weeks, riders are being urged to first check their bikes are road ready.

Big turnout at Sea Change forums bodes well for future

Issued on behalf of Sea Change
A big turnout at two forums held as part of developing a Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) for the Hauraki Gulf “Sea Change” project bodes well for its success, says the chair of the project’s board Dr Roger Blakeley.

Consents granted for coal mine at Mangatangi

Joint release from Waikato District Council and Waikato Regional Council
A joint Waikato District Council and Waikato Regional Council hearings committee has approved the issuing of consents to a Fonterra subsidiary for an open cast coal mine at Mangatangi, 2.5 kilometres east of Mangatawhiri, in north Waikato.

Boost farm profits and the environment

Farmers and rural media are being reminded that they are invited to a field day at Whatawhata on Thursday 24 October which will discuss ways of boosting farm profits and improving environmental protection.

Record fine for deliberate dairy pollution

The Waikato region has seen its largest ever fine imposed for deliberately discharging dairy effluent to a stream. The stream involved flows directly to the Waikato River.

Strategy aims to unleash potential

Issued on behalf of the Waikato Mayoral Forum
Waikato’s economic story is largely one of “unrealised potential” which will require the region to leverage its geographic location, according to a major discussion paper released today.

‘Menace on the water’ could have killed people

A Matamata dry stock farmer was labeled a “menace” who could have killed people while being sentenced on four Maritime Transport Act charges in the Morrinsville District Court this week.

Community reps sought for plan change group

People wanting to make a difference when it comes to the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers are being asked to consider putting their names forward as one of four community representatives on a Collaborative Stakeholder Group.

Regional council helping voters have their say

Recent research indicated about 80 per cent of Waikato people intended to vote in this year’s regional council elections but, with just over a week to Election Day 12 October, figures indicate actions so far are falling well short of intentions.

Group consenting first under Variation 6

The first water take consents for farmers to be issued under a less costly “group consenting” process are about go out the door from Waikato Regional Council.