Independent resource consent hearing commissioners have agreed to the staged removal of approximately 22.5 hectares of mangroves at Whangamata Harbour by a combination of hand and mechanical removal methods, subject to a range of conditions. The approved area includes 6.5 hectares of mangrove remnants from previously cleared areas.
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A Waikato Regional Council information technology manager who has helped generate “very significant” cost savings for councils nationally has won this year’s Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) leadership award.
A new five-year plan to enhance the capability of the Waikato region to respond to disasters has been formally adopted today by the Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group.
The Waikato Regional Council has adopted an organisational strategy that provides guidance to staff on the actions required to improve air quality in the Waikato region.
A section of Tasman Rd will be closed shortly for construction of the Waikato Expressway, resulting in route changes to the Orbiter and Nawton BUSIT! services.
The Waikato River Authority (WRA) and Waikato Regional Council have today signed a new partnership agreement on how they will work together on cleaning up the Waikato River.
Waikato Regional Council’s regulatory committee has agreed to a staff recommendation to end its role in deciding what cases will be prosecuted in court.
Waikato Regional Council has decided against rating for Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail in its 2012-22 Long Term Plan but is keeping its options open for the future should circumstances change.
Two emerging young Maori leaders are this year’s recipients of Waikato Regional Council’s Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships, designed to help promote education of rangatahi (youth) in the region.
A new bus stop at one of Hamilton’s busiest interchanges has been completed ahead of schedule and will be used for the first time tomorrow.
A Waikato Regional Council scheme to improve air quality in Taupo, Tokoroa and Te Kuiti will see qualifying homeowners enjoying the benefits of clean heat next winter.
Waikato Regional Council is reminding boaties they may face instant fines of up to $200 if they fail to follow rules aimed at keeping them and other water users safe over summer.
The Department of Conservation (DoC) has been granted new consents enabling it to keep operating the popular Tokaanu hot pools complex near Turangi but under stricter conditions following concerns raised by local tangata whenua.
An Otorohanga farmer has been fined nearly $50,000 over unlawful dairy effluent discharge offences, while his herd manager faced fines of more than $10,000.
Meat company Affco has been granted two resource consents for works associated with the existing stormwater and cooling water outfall from its Horotiu plant to the Waikato River.