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Tairua incident highlights bar crossing risks

Waikato Regional Council says a bar crossing incident at Tairua, in which three men reportedly without lifejackets on were flipped into the sea, highlights the risks involved in such situations.

Watch out for weather in lead up to Easter

Waikato residents – especially those heading off on the roads early for the Easter break – are being urged to keep a watchful eye on the weather following warnings and watches issued by MetService.

Major milestone reached on Waikato and Waipa rivers restoration

From Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora
A major milestone has been reached on the journey to restore and protect the Waikato and Waipa rivers with the development of a broad policy mix framework for improving the health and well-being of the waterways over the next 80 years.

New velvetleaf outbreaks cause for concern in Waikato

Waikato Regional Council says it’s working closely with the Ministry of Primary Industries on the containment and eradication of two new outbreaks of the pest plant velvetleaf in the region.

Fresh warning after heavy Coromandel rain

Issued at 10.50am
Waikato Regional Council staff have been out and about checking what impact the torrential rain has had overnight and this morning on the Coromandel.

Fines for forestry failures

Two related Waikato companies have been fined a total of $64,525 following a poorly executed forestry harvesting operation near the Waitomo Caves.

Waikato regional road toll remains “way too high”

The Waikato regional road toll remains “way too high” this year, with the region continuing to have the highest number of people dying on our roads nationally following an “awful” 2015, says regional transport committee chair Hugh Vercoe.