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Stakeholders, strategy and technical excellence drive changes

Waikato Regional Council chief executive Vaughan Payne has confirmed a new, streamlined organisational structure focused on stakeholders, strategy and technical excellence and will begin advertising new senior leadership jobs this weekend.

Strains of Waikato drought bite deeper

The ongoing strains of the drought conditions in the Waikato and South Auckland are biting deeper, a teleconference of farmer representatives and officials has heard.

Council offers helping hand to suppliers

With Waikato Regional Council committed to purchasing in a way that enhances sustainability, all existing and potential suppliers are being invited to a Sustainable Procurement Event.

Latest Hikuai weed clearance underway

The latest phase of major weed clearance at a rare cabbage tree wetland at Hikuai on the Coromandel Peninsula has gotten underway this week.

Be driven for free to the Night Glow

Waikato Regional Council’s free park and ride bus services are back for this month’s Balloons Over Waikato premier event, the Night Glow.

Waikato part of new water website

Waikato Regional Council is part of a new website launched this week displaying the results of water quality monitoring for rivers throughout the country.

Road ahead clearing for Mayoral Forum

Issued on behalf of the Waikato Mayoral ForumThe Waikato Mayoral Forum’s new collaborative approach on regional roading has been endorsed by a visiting British expert, who says it can help pave the way for multi-million dollar savings.

Council investigates lime spill at Waikino

Waikato Regional Council is investigating a significant unauthorised discharge of lime from the Golden Cross Joint Venture gold mine’s wastewater treatment plant into the Waitekauri Stream at Waikino.

Record turnout to provide timely tips

A record number of exhibitors will be providing timely tips for dairy farmers at this month’s fourth annual Waikato Effluent Expo at the Mystery Creek events centre near Hamilton.

Waikato Civil Defence tracking Lusi closely

Issued at 1615 hours
Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group controller Lee Hazlewood says the organisation is geared up to respond as required if Cyclone Lusi leads to problems in the region this weekend.

Council and partners watching dry weather closely

As very dry, drought-like conditions continue throughout parts of the Waikato and South Auckland, Waikato Regional Council and stakeholders are stepping up discussions on how they might work together if the situation carries on.

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