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Former postie wins engineering scholarship
May 21, 2013
A former part-time postie and supermarket seafood assistant has won a prestigious Roger Harris engineering scholarship from Waikato Regional Council.
Good ‘Gypsy day’ planning key to cutting effluent spills on Waikato roads
May 20, 2013
Farmers are being urged to stand stock off green feed before they’re transported to help keep Waikato’s roads clear of effluent and safe for users.
Fanworm cleared up at Coromandel Harbour
May 17, 2013
Waikato Regional Council has today confirmed that two barges that arrived in Coromandel Harbour infested with Mediterranean fanworm have now been cleared up.
Auckland snarl-ups cost Waikato money
May 17, 2013
Auckland’s traffic congestion has an impact on Waikato business costs and efficiencies, Waikato Regional Council’s policy committee has heard.
Hundreds of thousands spent too late for company
May 16, 2013
A company that owns a number of farms in South Waikato has been fined more than $30,000 for illegally discharging dairy effluent into the environment.
Mangrove trials proving promising
May 10, 2013
Trial mangrove clearance at Whangamata is proving promising, says the Waikato Regional Council.
Council’s website wins top national award
May 09, 2013
Waikato Regional Council’s web team has won the country’s top local government website award.
Reduce your crash risk – be seen, day and night
May 08, 2013
All road users are being urged to increase their visibility on Waikato’s roads to help reduce the risk of crashes over the coming winter months.
Plan to reduce Waikato’s crash rates backed by regional committee
May 06, 2013
A high level action plan to reduce the region’s road-related fatalities and serious injury crashes has today been approved by the regional transport committee.
Forum updates MPs and iwi
May 06, 2013
From Waikato Mayoral Forum
A group of Waikato MPs and iwi representatives have today been briefed by the Waikato Mayoral Forum on proposals for a work programme over three years to help boost the regional economy and deliver multi-million dollar cost savings for ratepayers.
Te Kopia possum control results continue to shine
May 03, 2013
The latest stage of possum control in the Paeroa Ranges and surrounding farmland near Reporoa has again proved highly successful.
Fanworm investigation at Coromandel
May 02, 2013
Waikato Regional Council is working with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and local marine farmers to manage an infestation of Mediterranean fanworm at Te Kouma in Coromandel harbour.
Complex Tui Mine clean-up a first for New Zealand
May 01, 2013
The successful conclusion of the complex project to remediate the abandoned Tui Mine on Mt Te Aroha is being celebrated today.
Final update: Sunken vessel successfully salvaged
April 29, 2013
The vessel which sank in Wyuna Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula last week has been successfully salvaged, with no further discharge of oil or diesel into the water.
Luck of the draw decides order of voting papers
April 26, 2013
Candidates in this year’s Waikato Regional Council elections will have their names picked out of a hat to decide the order in which they will be listed on the voting papers.
Update: Sunken vessel poses navigational hazard
April 24, 2013
Waikato Regional Council staff responding to a sunken vessel in Wyuna Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula are warning boaties to take extra care while on the harbour.
Update: Diesel flow from stricken vessel blocked
April 23, 2013
A commercial diver has been able to stem the flow of diesel leaking from a stricken vessel in Wyuna Bay on the Coromandel.
Booms deployed to contain diesel leaking from stricken vessel
April 23, 2013
Waikato Regional Council staff have deployed sorbent booms to contain diesel leaking from a stricken vessel in Wyuna Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula.
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