Waikato Regional Council today elected fifth-term councillor Paula Southgate as the new chair, with new councillor Tipa Mahuta as deputy.
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Waikato Regional Council is supporting a popular bar crossing education day being run by Raglan Coastguard next month.
With the number of motorcycles on Waikato roads expected to swell over the Labour long weekend and coming weeks, riders are being urged to first check their bikes are road ready.
The final results for the 2013 Waikato Regional Council elections are now available online.
Issued on behalf of Sea Change
A big turnout at two forums held as part of developing a Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) for the Hauraki Gulf “Sea Change” project bodes well for its success, says the chair of the project’s board Dr Roger Blakeley.
Joint release from Waikato District Council and Waikato Regional Council
A joint Waikato District Council and Waikato Regional Council hearings committee has approved the issuing of consents to a Fonterra subsidiary for an open cast coal mine at Mangatangi, 2.5 kilometres east of Mangatawhiri, in north Waikato.
Farmers and rural media are being reminded that they are invited to a field day at Whatawhata on Thursday 24 October which will discuss ways of boosting farm profits and improving environmental protection.
The Waikato region has seen its largest ever fine imposed for deliberately discharging dairy effluent to a stream. The stream involved flows directly to the Waikato River.
A Te Awamutu farmer has received 10 convictions and been fined $47,000 for illegally discharging dairy effluent into the environment.
Issued on behalf of the Waikato Mayoral Forum
Waikato’s economic story is largely one of “unrealised potential” which will require the region to leverage its geographic location, according to a major discussion paper released today.
Waikato Regional Council has eight new councillors based on progress results received by 4pm today.
Boaties are being urged to take extra care when refuelling or discharging bilge water from their vessels following the discovery of a small diesel spill near the Coromandel wharf earlier today.
A Matamata dry stock farmer was labeled a “menace” who could have killed people while being sentenced on four Maritime Transport Act charges in the Morrinsville District Court this week.
“Why would you want to be anywhere else?”
People wanting to make a difference when it comes to the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers are being asked to consider putting their names forward as one of four community representatives on a Collaborative Stakeholder Group.
A 10-month review of Waikato's bus network has been completed and will inform route improvements being considered by Waikato Regional Council over the next year.
Recent research indicated about 80 per cent of Waikato people intended to vote in this year’s regional council elections but, with just over a week to Election Day 12 October, figures indicate actions so far are falling well short of intentions.
The first water take consents for farmers to be issued under a less costly “group consenting” process are about go out the door from Waikato Regional Council.