Waikato Regional Council is praising the region’s dairy farmers for their environmental performance during the gas supply crisis of the past week which saw millions of litres of milk dumped in the Waikato.
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Maritime New Zealand will update residents on the <em>Rena </em>oil spill response and possible effects on the Coromandel Peninsula’s east coast during a public meeting in Whangamata this weekend.
Waikato Regional Council’s transport team says it expects Hamilton bus services won’t be disrupted next week providing full gas supplies resume from Taranaki on Sunday as hoped.
Waikato Regional Council today deferred a decision on whether to include a Hamilton to Auckland rail service in its 2012-2022 Long Term Plan, opting to wait for more information from its funding partners.
Waikato Regional Council today voted to establish two Maori seats in time for the 2013 local government elections.
Milk collection in the Waikato has continued to improve today, meaning lessening environmental risk from surplus milk getting into waterways, says Waikato Regional Council.
Waikato Regional Council says it is heartened by news of a limited resumption of gas supplies to dairy factories in the region, meaning there is less risk of surplus milk polluting waterways.
Waikato Regional Council is urging the region’s farmers to do all they can to keep milk out of waterways following a gas supply disruption in Taranaki which has hit dairy company factory operations from the Waikato north.
About 80 people gathered yesterday for the official launch of the second and most critical phase of a project to clean up the abandoned Tui Mine on the western slopes of Mount Te Aroha.
Owners of small blocks of land in the Lake Taupo catchment will be able to tap into public funds to help them get resource consents, if required.
Another course aimed at saving the lives of boaties crossing the notorious Raglan bar is being held next month by Coastguard Raglan, with support from Waikato Regional Council.
As the summer boating season is set to kick off at Labour Weekend, Waikato Regional Council is reminding boaties about the need to carry enough lifejackets for everyone on board.
The latest Waikato Regional Council helicopter monitoring flight from last month has confirmed an improving trend indicating an ongoing drop in significant non-compliance with the council’s dairy effluent management permitted activity rules.
Waikato Regional Council is continuing preparations for the possibility that oil may come ashore on the Coromandel coast in the wake of the Rena grounding.
Waikato Regional Council’s regulatory committee has today formally instructed staff to review the role of councillors in deciding what prosecutions the council undertakes.
Additional Waikato Regional Council staff have travelled to the Bay of Plenty today and a further eight staff are on standby for urgent deployment to help with the Rena oil spill clean-up.
A new bus stop being built in Chartwell will cut the journey times for some BUSIT! passengers on four services stopping in Lynden Court.
A total of five Waikato Regional Council workers are now in the Bay of Plenty helping with a range of roles as Maritime New Zealand responds to the grounding of the Rena and the resulting oil spills.
Waikato Regional Council’s internationally significant Variation 5 policy to help protect Lake Taupō has won a special Resource Management Law Association documentation award.
Coromandel residents will have a chance to swap their garden weeds for native plants at two “Weeds 4 Natives” events later this month.