The 2013/14 draft budget signed off by Waikato Regional Council today signals a drop in the ‘all-property’ rates and a rise in targeted rates amounting to an average 2.9 per cent increase to existing ratepayers.
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A possum control operation to help protect rare and threatened plants and birds in the Paeroa Ranges and surrounding farmland near Reporoa has achieved excellent results so far.
Waikato Regional Council says it’s keeping a close watch on dry conditions in the region.
A joint community meeting is being held this Saturday to discuss a revised proposal of engineering works to help resolve the flooding problems experienced on properties around Graham’s Creek.
More than 50 people have attended the latest bar crossing day at Pauanui, run by the Tairua-Pauanui Coastguard unit with support from Waikato Regional Council.
A Hamilton motorbike rider is the winner of new Michelin tyres in a Waikato Regional Road Safety Education Group promotion to improve motorcycle safety on the region’s roads.
Up to a million tyres have been buried or otherwise disposed of at a rural Huntly property and the man responsible is nowhere to be found.
Waikato Regional Council’s harbourmasters are horrified that children’s lives are being put at risk by skippers failing to carry correctly-fitting lifejackets.
Waikato Regional Council is holding a drop-in afternoon this Friday for Te Puru ratepayers undecided about their preferred rating option to pay for stopbanks and floodwalls.
The lives of two people on board a boat which flipped and then sank on Lake Karapiro last night were saved because they were wearing lifejackets, says Waikato Regional Council.
Boaties are being reminded of the dangers of skippering a vessel while drunk following an incident on the Waikato River being investigated by Waikato Regional Council.