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Flood works hold up on rain-soaked Coromandel

Environment Waikato’s flood maintenance works have held up well over the weekend as the Coromandel was pounded by heavy rain for the second time in two months.

Storms highlight Coromandel erosion problems

Heavy rain in the Coromandel this winter has highlighted the area’s problems with flooding in rivers and streams, Environment Waikato Land Management Officer Emily O’Donnell says.

Co-operation needed for transport plans

The Waikato Region will need an unprecedented amount of Regional co-operation to ensure a solution to its transport problems will be “sorted by Christmas”, Transport Minister Pete Hodgson told Environment Waikato’s Regional Land Transport Committee meeting today.

Committee hoping for more transport funds

Waikato’s Regional Land Transport Committee is hoping for more money for Waikato transport projects when Transport Minister Pete Hodgson pays a special visit to the Region next week.

Bridge funding a boost for Peninsula project

Transport New Zealand funding for improvements to Coromandel Peninsula bridges are a boost for Environment Waikato and Thames-Coromandel District Council’s Peninsula Project to protect communities from flooding.

Maramarua water take granted

Environment Waikato has granted a resource consent for a Maramarua farmer to take groundwater to irrigate pasture.

Hampton downs landfill opens

Envirowaste Services officially opened its controversial new landfill at Hampton Downs last week.

Little change for roading funds

The Waikato only won minor improvements to its roading priorities in the increased transport spending announced in Wellington last night.

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