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Tsunami alert reinforces need for Waikato people to be prepared

issued 0845hrs
This morning’s real tsunami alert, coming hard on the heels of a national tsunami exercise this week, reinforces the need for Waikato communities to be prepared for a real disaster, says Waikato Civil Defence group.

Duck shooter digs himself into trouble

Trying to dig a duck pond in a protected coastal marine area saw a duck shooter come close to being prosecuted by the Waikato Regional Council.

Best practice becoming earthworks norm

Use of best industry practice in erosion and sediment control during earthworks projects in Waikato is becoming the new norm, says Waikato Regional Council.

Seabird mountain gets major boost

A ground-breaking seabird sanctuary project on Mount Karioi at Raglan is to be supported by up to $429,000 over four years from Waikato Regional Council.

New way forward for mangroves on Coromandel

A new strategy for mangrove management on the Coromandel Peninsula has been agreed with the signing of a new Statement of Intent (SOI) between Thames-Coromandel District Council and Waikato Regional Council.