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Regional Policy Statement gets full green light

Six years after it was first notified for public consultation, the Proposed Waikato Regional Policy Statement (RPS) has been finally signed off to become fully operative.

Heavy rains highlight losses but also wins

Heavy rain on the Coromandel at the weekend has hit rivers and properties with particular force around Whangapoua, Coromandel and Port Charles but some other areas have stood up reasonably well despite the strains of the deluge.

Upgrade for farm menus

Farmers are being offered extra environmental protection advice through an upgraded version of the hugely popular “farm menus” produced by Waikato Regional Council in co-operation with eight agriculture sector partners.

Stock wintering and soil health field day

How to manage stock in winter for greater economic and environmental gain is the focus of a field day coming up at Piopio on Thursday 28 April.

Council acting on coroner’s paddleboard recommendations

Waikato Regional Council has confirmed it will erect new signage at Whangamata following recommendations from the coroner who investigated the tragic death of 15-year-old Morrinsville paddleboarder Amie Russell.

Turangi flood protection works underway

The final stage of a three-year, $400,000 maintenance programme to improve Turangi’s flood protection scheme has just got underway, says Waikato Regional Council.

Flood fighter exits after 52 years

Seeing hundreds of homes flooded in Paeroa in 1981, cows up to their udders in mud and a colleague’s vehicle pulled from a bog only to end up in the river.

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