Crafar family appeals against conviction and sentence in a Hamilton dairy effluent prosecution have been dismissed by the High Court in Hamilton.
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Waikato councils today pledged $173,000 to the Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal, the relief fund set up to support those affected by last Saturday’s earthquake.
Environment Waikato is working closely with Mighty River Power to carefully control the release of water from Lake Taupo through the Waikato Hydro System ahead of forecast rain this weekend.
Staff from a number of councils across the Waikato region arrived in Christchurch this morning to help authorities in the wake of Saturday’s earthquake.
Hamilton City Council (HCC) has been granted new 15-year consents to operate the Hamilton Organic Centre in Wickham Street, subject to new conditions designed to control odour.
A recent Environment Waikato survey showing low levels of preparedness for a natural disaster is deeply concerning, particularly in light of the Canterbury earthquake, says the Waikato Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group.
A group which works hard to improve the Tongariro River environment has won this year’s top Regional Weedbusters Award for the Waikato.
Very high customer satisfaction levels and a huge surge in bus use in Hamilton were major features of a report presented to the last meeting, for the current triennium, of the multi-agency Regional Passenger Transport Committee today.
A number of Waikato organisations and people have already started to come forward with offers of help for Canterbury residents affected by Saturday’s earthquake, says the Waikato Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) Group.
Waikato Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) group is on standby to provide help to authorities in Canterbury in the wake of Saturday’s earthquake.
Testing of the tsunami warning sirens at Whangamata later this month is part of local and regional preparedness for tsunami, says Waikato Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group controller Scott Fowlds.
The Department of Conservation (DoC) has been granted a range of consents as part of plans to clean up the contaminated Tui Mine site on the slopes of Mt Te Aroha.