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.
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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.
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.
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.
Boaties are being reminded to ensure that any children they’re taking out boating this summer are wearing correctly fitting lifejackets.
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.
A breach of national air pollution standards in Putaruru earlier this year has triggered a restriction on the future use of new open fireplaces in the home and an extension of the town’s classification as a “polluted airshed”.
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.
Inflatable lifejackets have taken the lifejacket market by storm - they’re lightweight, easy to wear and able to fit a variety of people.
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.
Coromandel residents and bach owners are being reminded that summer is a good time to tackle the spread of wild rabbits on their properties.
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A commercial diver brought in by Waikato Regional Council has successfully plugged the diesel leak from a sunken boat in Coromandel Harbour.
A commercial diver is to plug a leak of diesel coming from a sunken private vessel in Coromandel Harbour as Waikato Regional Council works to limit the impact of the spill.
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.
Waikato Regional Council marine oil spill response staff are helping deal with a diesel leak after a boat sinking in Coromandel Harbour overnight.
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.
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.