A road safety campaign has been launched in the Waikato to cut the number of fatal crashes involving business fleet vehicles.
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Waikato Regional Council’s 2011/12 Annual Plan has been adopted, with an overall rates increase to existing ratepayers of 2.6 per cent.
Hamilton’s abundant winter flower supplies are expected to draw bellbirds and tui to the city and Waikato Regional Council is encouraging members of the public to report any sightings.
Waikato residents will get the chance to have their say on a $6 million capital funding request for a cycling centre of excellence near Cambridge.
The Environment Court has now formally approved a new Waikato Regional Council policy aimed at protecting water quality in Lake Taupo, meaning farmers around the lake will need to apply for a resource consent to continue farming.
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Environmental monitoring of the Awakino river and coastal marine area is set to continue after the end of an oil spill clean-up involving the Waikato Regional Council, Department of Conservation (DoC), Massey University, and trucking company Transpacific.
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Massey University, Department of Conservation and Waikato Regional Council are ramping up their wildlife response at Awakino after investigations this morning showed more birdlife has been affected by an oil spill than initially thought.
Waikato Regional Council will today be assessing the need to continue with the clean-up operation in the Awakino River following Wednesday’s oil spill.
Waikato Regional Council operations to deal with an oil spill into the Awakino River will continue for the rest of the day and overnight, followed by an assessment tomorrow morning of what more needs to be done.
Waikato Regional Council says most of the oil spilled into the Awakino River yesterday afternoon appears to have gone out to sea overnight and that an initial assessment indicates no major environmental impacts around the river mouth or on the coast.
Waikato Regional Council has now installed an oil containment boom near the Awakino boat ramp and sucker trucks are being used to extract oil there from the river.
Waikato Regional Council has nine staff on the ground around Awakino as it seeks to contain a 20,000 litre oil spill into the Awakino River.
Waikato Regional Council staff will on Thursday morning be assessing options for helping clean up an oil spill into the Awakino River.
The Waikato Regional Council last week released a summary of the 200 submissions it received on the proposed Waikato Regional Policy Statement (RPS) earlier this year and now invites further submissions.
Waikato Regional Council this week outlined a new strategic direction for regional development aimed at protecting the environment and boosting regional export growth and income.
A new five-year draft plan to enhance the capability of the Waikato region to respond to disasters has been approved for public consultation by the Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group.
For every dollar regional ratepayers put into a programme restoring Waikato’s eroded and vulnerable dunes they get $5 back, the environment committee has heard.
A new sustainable agriculture “road map” for protecting and improving land values and water quality in the region was approved yesterday by Waikato Regional Council’s policy committee.
Waikato Regional Council will carry out further investigations before deciding to consult with the public over whether to put up $6 million to build a world-class velodrome near Cambridge.
The theme of farmers “Caring locally, competing globally” will be the feature of the Waikato Regional Council’s Fieldays stand between 15 June and 18 June.