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Government funding smooths way for stopbank upgrade

The Government’s announcement of $12 million in funding to replace the Kirikiri Bridge on state highway 26 near Thames will help pave the way for an upgrade to flood protection stopbanks in the area, says Waikato Regional Council.

Waikato Regional Council gains excellence position

Waikato Regional Council says it’s great news that it has been successful in its application to be part of a new Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) excellence programme aimed at helping boost local government performance.

‘Magic’ surprise for motorists

Hamilton motorists had a ‘magic’ surprise during two booze bus operations as part of promotion for the ‘drive sober’ campaign, now in its fourth year.

Labour market action needed to ensure Upper North Island growth

Media statement from Upper North Island Strategic Alliance
Co-ordinated action is needed to ensure that the right amounts and kinds of workers are available to support growth in the key economic powerhouse of the Upper North Island, says a new report.

Big picture for Waikato water getting clearer

Moves to chart the way forward for water management in Waikato over the next 30-50 years have taken another significant step forward today with regional councillors endorsing an issues and opportunities paper.

Waikato Plan reaches major milestone

The first full draft of a ground-breaking plan for the entire Waikato is aimed at creating a powerful new “voice” for the region and establishing a solid base to boost its well-being.

Planting partnership bears many fruits

A planting partnership between an award-winning Waikato farmer and children from his local school is bearing environmental fruit on many levels.

Waikato group controller’s contributions recognised

Issued on behalf of Waikato Civil Defence
Lee Hazlewood has had an action-packed life, including time as a counter terrorism police officer and as a homeland security manager for Boeing in Seattle.

New plan emphasises: “We are all Civil Defence”

Issued by Waikato Civil Defence joint committee
A new vision that “we are all civil defence” is being emphasised in the proposed Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group plan for the next five years.

Roading savings just 'tip of the iceberg'

Issued on behalf of Waikato Mayoral Forum
Waikato councils have already jointly shaved about $350,000 off roading costs and now think there’s potential to save millions of dollars annually through even tighter co-operation.

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