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Possible kauri dieback check in Hamilton

Waikato Regional Council has this afternoon cordoned off two kauri trees at Woodstock Primary School in Fairfield after signs that they may be infected with the fungus-like disease known as “kauri dieback”.

Ban on use of newly installed open fireplaces in Te Kuiti

Waikato Regional Council says it’s happy to provide homeowners with detailed information if they want to clarify the meaning of an upcoming ban on the use of newly-installed domestic open fireplaces in Te Kuiti.

Council wants change to spell out regional and local difference

Waikato Regional Council wants to see a clearer division of roles for regional and local authorities, particularly when it comes to the regulation of land use to manage natural hazards, water quality, transport and infrastructure.

Council decides new boundaries

Waikato voters will elect 14 regional councillors from six general and two Maori constituencies at the 2013 local body elections following Waikato Regional Council’s review of its representation arrangements.

Building a better Waikato

Building a better Waikato was the key focus of the 150 people who attended the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) conference at the Don Rowlands Event Centre at Karapiro last Friday.

Prospect of up to 100mm of rain in short time

Metservice now says there is a possibility of up to 100 millimetres of rain falling in a short burst tomorrow over the Coromandel Peninsula and the Kaimai Ranges.

New severe weather watch for Coromandel

Metservice has issued a new severe weather watch saying there is potential for heavy rainfall on the Coromandel peninsula over tomorrow and Friday.