A former two-term chairman of Waikato Regional Council has announced he will not be standing for re-election at this year’s local body elections.
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Heavy rain on the Coromandel at the weekend has hit rivers and properties with particular force around Whangapoua, Coromandel and Port Charles but some other areas have stood up reasonably well despite the strains of the deluge.
Farmers are being offered extra environmental protection advice through an upgraded version of the hugely popular “farm menus” produced by Waikato Regional Council in co-operation with eight agriculture sector partners.
Waikato Regional Council staff will be checking for flooding damage and liaising with landowners after heavy rain on the Coromandel overnight.
Community views are sought about the speed people travel on selected roads in Tokoroa and Putaruru.
How to manage stock in winter for greater economic and environmental gain is the focus of a field day coming up at Piopio on Thursday 28 April.
Waikato Regional Council’s chief executive is welcoming the Government’s proposal for new regulations to provide for a nationally consistent approach to pest control.
Waikato Regional Council has confirmed it will erect new signage at Whangamata following recommendations from the coroner who investigated the tragic death of 15-year-old Morrinsville paddleboarder Amie Russell.
Velvetleaf has been found on more farms in the region, prompting Waikato Regional Council to ramp up its local response to this highly invasive pest plant.
The final stage of a three-year, $400,000 maintenance programme to improve Turangi’s flood protection scheme has just got underway, says Waikato Regional Council.
Independent commissioners acting for Waikato Regional Council have turned down an application for consents to re-open the Pukeatua quarry just south of Maungatautari.
Seeing hundreds of homes flooded in Paeroa in 1981, cows up to their udders in mud and a colleague’s vehicle pulled from a bog only to end up in the river.
Waikato Regional Council staff have travelled to Southland this week to join the national effort to halt the spread of the nasty agricultural weed velvetleaf.
Waikato Regional Council says a bar crossing incident at Tairua, in which three men reportedly without lifejackets on were flipped into the sea, highlights the risks involved in such situations.
Community groups involved in caring for the land are being invited to a landcare networking field day at Te Pahu next week.
Waikato Regional Council believes there is no longer an immediate risk of a piggery effluent pond in the Kaimai Ranges overflowing its banks.
Diesel has stopped discharging from a stormwater pipe into the Whitianga marina, but the risk has not passed, says Waikato Regional Council.
Whitianga residents with diesel storage tanks on their properties are being urged to check for possible leaks as Waikato Regional Council works to contain a spill.
Landowners in the Kaimai Ranges are being warned a piggery pond is at risk of overflowing its banks and effluent entering nearby waterways which might be used for drinking or stock.
Waikato residents – especially those heading off on the roads early for the Easter break – are being urged to keep a watchful eye on the weather following warnings and watches issued by MetService.