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Bar crossing course at Raglan

Crossing the notorious Raglan bar can be extremely hazardous for even the most experienced boatie.

Regional council supports trees for WW1 memorial

A Coromandel project involving tree planting to honour New Zealand’s World War One dead is to be supported by a $40,000 grant from Waikato Regional Council’s environmental initiatives fund.

Heavyweights line up to protect Waikato River

Joint media release from DairyNZ, Waikato River Authority and Waikato Regional Council A ground-breaking collaboration between dairy industry body DairyNZ, the Waikato River Authority and Waikato Regional Council is lining up to better protect and restore the Waikato River.

Dangerous vessel removed from Tairua Harbour

Waikato Regional Council has removed a seriously unsafe vessel from Tairua Harbour after it was judged to be at risk from sinking, potentially creating an environmental and navigation hazard.

Nutrient reports highlight important new data

Two new reports on nutrients that can support algal growth in the Waikato and Waipa rivers indicate some potentially positive developments for protecting and restoring water quality in the region.

“Grandparented” water access applications flood in

Waikato dairy farmers and their milk companies have been extremely proactive in applying for “grandparented” access to water takes under the region’s new Variation 6 policy, says Waikato Regional Council.

Waikato’s Effluent Expo turns 5

The ground-breaking Waikato Effluent Expo at the Mystery Creek events centre is turning five this year on St Patrick’s Day and it will be bigger than ever.

Matamata-Piako addressing hazard risks

Joint release from Matamata-Piako District Council and Waikato Regional Council
More research is needed on the potential effects of liquefaction, climate change and severe wind on Matamata-Piako district, says a new technical report prepared by the Waikato Regional Council’s regional hazards team.

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