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Heavy rains highlight losses but also wins

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.

Upgrade for farm menus

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.

Stock wintering and soil health field day

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.

Council acting on coroner’s paddleboard recommendations

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.

Turangi flood protection works underway

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.

Flood fighter exits after 52 years

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.

Tairua incident highlights bar crossing risks

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.

Watch out for weather in lead up to Easter

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.