Waikato Regional Council has welcomed this morning’s sod turning ceremony marking the start of construction of the Ngaruawahia section of the Waikato Expressway.
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Waikato Regional Council chairman Peter Buckley says the Auditor-General’s comments released today on Waikato water quality highlight the issues the council has been working to address.
Waikato Regional Council’s work to reduce the amount of stock effluent being discharged onto the region’s roads has been recognised with an award.
Free shuttle buses will again be operating for Hamilton’s final Rugby World Cup game at Waikato Stadium in just over a week.
A new campaign launched in the Waikato this week aims to improve the safety of heavy vehicles travelling on the region’s roads.
Waikato Regional Council is supporting a new round of Coastguard boating education courses for boaties at Raglan and Kawhia over the next two months.
The idea of having a regional rate meet 15 per cent of the cost of harbour management works on the Coromandel Peninsula has been endorsed by the regional council’s catchment services committee.
Changes to a scheme designed to protect peat lakes in Waipa District have yesterday been endorsed by Waikato Regional Council’s finance and audit committee.
The relatively speedy granting of a resource consent to a planned milk drying plant in Tokoroa is a great example of what can be achieved when companies work proactively with the regional council, says regulatory committee chair Lois Livingston.
The Waikato Regional Council’s budget surplus for the 2010/11 financial year and its accumulated surpluses are set to fund essential building repairs, the Tui Mine remediation project and costs related to the Home of Cycling consultation.
Dairy companies and Waikato Federated Farmers are making positive contributions towards helping protect water quality in the Waikato, says the regional council’s resource use group manager Chris McLay.
Waikato Regional Council has today voted 6-3 in favour of a $6 million funding request to help build a national cycling centre of excellence, including a velodrome, near Cambridge.
Waikato Regional Council is well placed to play its part in the growth of aquaculture in Coromandel when new laws take effect on 1 October, says policy group manager Vaughan Payne.
A series of highly successful possum and rat control operations was the highlight of an annual report to the regional council’s regional pest management committee yesterday.
Advice for small block owners on the implications of Waikato Regional Council’s Variation 5 policy to protect Lake Taupō will be available at an information evening on Tuesday 11 October.
Waikato Regional Council is appealing for help to locate the source of diesel which has spilled into the Waikato River on two occasions in recent days, near the St Andrews golf course in Hamilton.
Waikato Regional Council is reminding those using waka ama and rowing skiffs on the river in Hamilton that failing to follow river safety rules endangers the lives and well-being of themselves and other water users.
Hamiltonians with their eyes on the sky are being urged to get snapping and submit their best photo of a tui or bellbird by the end of this month.
Increasingly popular inland freight ‘hubs’ result in greater use of rail and lead to significant fuel savings and benefits for the nation’s environment, the Regional Transport Committee has heard.
Waikato Regional Council has received preliminary advice about the risk of a legal challenge if councillors who are the subject of conduct complaints take part in the vote later this month on whether or not to fund the proposed velodrome.