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Council gives Waikato dairy farmers a pat on the back

Waikato Regional Council is praising the region’s dairy farmers for their environmental performance during the gas supply crisis of the past week which saw millions of litres of milk dumped in the Waikato.

Rena oil spill community meeting at Whangamata

Maritime New Zealand will update residents on the <em>Rena </em>oil spill response and possible effects on the Coromandel Peninsula’s east coast during a public meeting in Whangamata this weekend.

Latest Hamilton bus services advice

Waikato Regional Council’s transport team says it expects Hamilton bus services won’t be disrupted next week providing full gas supplies resume from Taranaki on Sunday as hoped.

Farmers urged to keep milk out of waterways

Waikato Regional Council is urging the region’s farmers to do all they can to keep milk out of waterways following a gas supply disruption in Taranaki which has hit dairy company factory operations from the Waikato north.

Course to help boaties cross the Raglan bar

Another course aimed at saving the lives of boaties crossing the notorious Raglan bar is being held next month by Coastguard Raglan, with support from Waikato Regional Council.

Lifejackets essential for safer summer boating

As the summer boating season is set to kick off at Labour Weekend, Waikato Regional Council is reminding boaties about the need to carry enough lifejackets for everyone on board.

Latest flight confirms lower trend

The latest Waikato Regional Council helicopter monitoring flight from last month has confirmed an improving trend indicating an ongoing drop in significant non-compliance with the council’s dairy effluent management permitted activity rules.

New bus stop speeds up journey

A new bus stop being built in Chartwell will cut the journey times for some BUSIT! passengers on four services stopping in Lynden Court.

More regional council staff helping after ship grounding

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A total of five Waikato Regional Council workers are now in the Bay of Plenty helping with a range of roles as Maritime New Zealand responds to the grounding of the Rena and the resulting oil spills.

Variation 5 wins RMLA award

Waikato Regional Council’s internationally significant Variation 5 policy to help protect Lake Taupō has won a special Resource Management Law Association documentation award.

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