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Boaties need to take lifejackets more seriously

With agencies heavily promoting the wearing of lifejackets to keep people safe on the water this summer, Waikato Regional Council says it’s disappointing some people still aren’t taking things seriously.

Formal warning for waka skipper

A waka ama crew skipper has been given a formal warning following an early morning collision between his vessel and a two-person rowing skiff on the Waikato River near Hamilton’s Fairfield Bridge in July this year.

Marine safety app now includes VHF channels

Boaties will have extra help to stay safe this summer with VHF radio channels information added to the data available through the smartphone app MarineMate.

Bringing home the catch of the day

The next best thing to catching the big one is getting home after a trip out on the water and telling everyone about the big one. It’s all a quintessential part of the kiwi summer.

More seats on Mercury Bay’s Summer Shuttle

There’ll be more seats on this year’s Summer Shuttle bus service to get keen holidaymakers to their favourite Mercury Bay beach during the busy holiday season.

New approach to effluent compliance endorsed

A new approach to ensuring compliance with dairy effluent management rules designed to protect groundwater and waterways has been endorsed in principle by Waikato Regional Council.

Look out for lantana

Waikato Regional Council pest plant staff are asking residents to be on the lookout for the pest plant lantana which can be particularly prevalent on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Time to tackle “beach bunny” rabbits

Coromandel residents and bach owners are being reminded that summer is a good time to tackle the spread of wild rabbits on their properties.

Diesel leak plugged in Coromandel Harbour

2.15 pm update
A commercial diver brought in by Waikato Regional Council has successfully plugged the diesel leak from a sunken boat in Coromandel Harbour.

Waikato secures role in World Masters Games 2017

Joint news release from Waikato Regional Council, Hamilton City Council and Waipa District Council
A joint bid by three Waikato councils has secured the region a major role in the prestigious World Masters Games in 2017.

Fresh awards for water safety work

The accolades keep rolling in for water safety smartphone app MarineMate and bar crossing films developed by Waikato Regional Council in co-operation with other agencies.

Graham’s Creek information session in Tairua

Joint media release from Thames-Coromandel District Council and Waikato Regional Council.
Tairua property owners are being reminded about where they can find out more on proposed Graham’s Creek flood protection works due to be carried out by Thames-Coromandel District Council and Waikato Regional Council.