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Tsunami update as at 6.00 pm

The higher than usual waves predicted for the Waikato region’s east coast around high tide this evening are not expected to have any impacts on coastal property.

Tsunami update as at 4.00pm

Strong currents and unusual tidal effects are expected to continue on the east coast of the Waikato region for the next 15 hours. The Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is still urging people to exercise caution in harbours and coastal areas and stay out of the water.

Tsunami update as at 4.00 pm

Strong currents and unusual tidal effects are expected to continue on the east coast of the Waikato region for the next 15 hours. The Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is still urging people to exercise caution in harbours and coastal areas and stay out of the water.

Tsunami update as at 12.30pm

The Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group has received reports of strong tidal currents at Whitianga and Tairua, but this could be more widespread, especially at harbour entrances. No reports of any problems due to this effect have been received for the east coast of the Waikato region.

Tsunami update as at 8.30am

It is now expected that any tsunami activity to hit the east coast of the Waikato region may start to show up just after 9am this morning. This prediction follows signs tsunami activity has occurred at the Chatham Islands later than originally expected.

Updated tsunami advisory at 5.15am

Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is continuing to urge residents of the Waikato region’s east coast to stay away from the ocean after a warning that a tsunami up to one metre high is due to hit from about 7am onwards today.

Tsunami update from Waikato CDEM Group

Residents of the Waikato region’s east coast are being urged to stay away from the ocean after a warning that a tsunami is due to hit from about 7am onwards on Sunday 28 February following an earthquake off Chile.

Council proposes 1.86 per cent rates increase

Environment Waikato has signed off its draft 2010/11 budgets based on a rates requirement of $68.83 million, an overall increase of 1.86 per cent to existing ratepayers.

Fish for the future

Fish for the future is the theme of this year’s Seaweek, which will feature a series of free lectures and beach clean-ups in the Waikato.

Waikato CDEM Group studies Ministry report

Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group chairman Peter Lee says he is very encouraged by the commitment shown by senior regional politicians to lifting the performance of Civil Defence in the Waikato.

Waikato Civil Defence group works on report’s challenges

The Waikato Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) Group says it is carefully reviewing challenges presented in a new report highlighting the need to increase funding and improve the culture, leadership and coordination of the group.

Hillside fine appropriate says EW

Environment Waikato says the $65,000 fine imposed today on the Crafar company Hillside Ltd is appropriate for the offending involved.

Real growth in Hamilton bus passenger numbers

Latest figures show significant annual growth in Hamilton bus passenger numbers is continuing even though few new services have come on stream in the past year.

Waikato road toll bucks national trend in 2009

The multi-agency Regional Transport Committee says it is encouraging that the Waikato region’s road toll dropped by seven to 67 last year, as driver education, improved roads and firmer policing all helped rein in the number of fatal crashes.

Hydrology report examines pine-to-pasture flood risk

Future pine-to-pasture conversions in the Upper Waikato River catchment between Taupo and Karapiro could generally increase the risk of localised flooding of streams feeding the upper river.

January tui sightings spark city nesting hopes

More than a dozen tui sightings in Hamilton during January are sparking hopes that the birds may be returning to live and nest in the city as a result of Environment Waikato’s Halo project.

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