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EW making bus service changes

Environment Waikato is introducing changes to Hamilton bus services to help make the network more efficient and cost effective.

EW on alert after new heavy rain warning

Environment Waikato is warning of more potential for flooding as forecast heavy rain threatens to place significant pressure on already swollen rivers and saturated catchments in the region.

River users reminded to take care

As the Waikato and Waipa rivers continue to cope with high flows, Environment Waikato is reminding river users to be particularly careful.

River levels could be elevated for some time

Environment Waikato says the levels of the Waikato and Waipa rivers could stay elevated for an extended period due to recent conditions. At this stage the council’s flood management system is expected to cope but there will be localised surface flooding around the region near lakes and rivers. No major problems have been reported so far.

Waikato Civil Defence on weather alert

Waikato Civil Defence is urging the region’s residents to be on the alert for rising river levels and high winds generally, and heavy ocean swells on the west coast, over the next few days.

EW steps up flood watch

Environment Waikato is stepping up its flood monitoring for the Waikato and Waipa rivers in response to ongoing rain and a forecast of more to come over the next few days.

Community detention and fine over effluent offending

A farm operator has been fined $20,000 and his farm manager sentenced to three months community detention for effluent offending at Te Pahu which seriously polluted a high quality “sensitive” waterway last year.