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Consent for mangrove removal at Whangamata

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.

Award over major information systems savings

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.

New Waikato Civil Defence draft plan adopted

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.

Direction for cleaner, healthier air adopted

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.

Committee agrees to end role in prosecutions

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.

Young leaders win Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships

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.

Lynden Court bus stop a go

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.

Affco granted water outfall consents

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.