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Te Puru flood protection works rate decided

Waikato Regional Council has agreed on a rating option it believes is the fairest and most equitable basis to pay for $2.8 million of flood mitigation works completed at Te Puru, on the Thames Coast, last year.

Waikato economic strategy on move

Release from the Waikato Mayoral Forum
A former cabinet minister, the Hon John Luxton, is chairing a high-powered group overseeing the development of a Waikato regional economic strategy, it was announced today.

Elephants bring in the alligators

Circus elephants are believed to have been indirectly responsible for a large outbreak of the notorious pest plant alligator weed near Hamilton recently.