A project to tackle the widespread pest fish koi carp in the Waikato River has been given a major boost with an $85,000 funding injection to the regional council from the new Waikato River Authority (WRA).
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Waikato Regional Council is reminding boaties using the region’s waterways that failure to display the right lights at night endangers their lives and those of other water users.
An agreement has been reached which will pave the way for Waikato Regional Council to begin limited mangrove removal at Whangamata. This agreement with the appeal parties is now subject to final sign off by the Environment Court.
Two jet boat drivers convicted of unsafe operation of their vessels near Matamata last year have been fined a total of $3,000 by Judge Geoghegan in the Tauranga district court today.
The successful process for renewing consents for the Huntly power station clearly demonstrates that even the biggest resource use issues can be handled locally, says Waikato Regional Council’s resource use and environmental monitoring committee chair.
Waikato Regional Council is urging Te Kuiti and Taupo homeowners who think they qualify for a free heating upgrade to contact Energy Options as soon as possible.
With the duck shooting season getting underway this Saturday 5 May, duck shooters are being reminded of the need to stay safe while in boats or near the water.