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Council to review Home of Cycling proposal

The Waikato Regional Council will formally review the Home of Cycling proposal before making a decision about consulting with the public on whether to put up to $6 million toward the proposed world-class velodrome in Cambridge.

New strategy will help drive growth

A newly signed off Regional Land Transport Strategy for 2011-2041 will help lay the foundations for good economic growth in the Waikato region, says the chair of the multi-agency Regional Transport Committee.

Watch out for wind warns Civil defence

Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is urging residents to be alert for the impacts of strong winds that are currently buffeting the region, particularly Taupo and South Waikato.

Waikato mayors to close off quake appeal

Media release from Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group
A joint Waikato mayoral relief fund established to raise funds for quake-hit Christchurch is due to close on 30 April.

Close watch being maintained on velvet leaf

Waikato Regional Council biosecurity staff are keeping a very close watch on the potential spread of the pest plant velvet leaf after investigations showed an initial infestation near Waihou appeared to have had some limited local spreading.

BUSIT! with your mates to the V8s

Spectators at the ITM400 Hamilton this weekend can save time and money by travelling to the track on local BUSIT! services for free.

Straight shooter hits scholarship target

Aspiring Olympic clay target shooter Amy van Bysterveldt has struck gold after being awarded a $4000 scholarship from Waikato Regional Council.

Huge jump in Balloons bus use

The record popularity of this year’s Balloons Over Waikato event has been reinforced by data showing that buses carried more than 16,000 passengers to and from the event, a 65 per cent increase over 2010.

RMA prosecutions ‘safe’

The Appeal Court has today put to rest the on-going argument of the validity of prosecutions taken under the Resource Management Act.

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