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.
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A former two-term chairman of Waikato Regional Council has announced he will not be standing for re-election at this year’s local body elections.
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.
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.
Waikato Regional Council staff will be checking for flooding damage and liaising with landowners after heavy rain on the Coromandel overnight.
Community views are sought about the speed people travel on selected roads in Tokoroa and Putaruru.
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.
Waikato Regional Council’s chief executive is welcoming the Government’s proposal for new regulations to provide for a nationally consistent approach to pest control.
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.
Velvetleaf has been found on more farms in the region, prompting Waikato Regional Council to ramp up its local response to this highly invasive pest plant.
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.
Independent commissioners acting for Waikato Regional Council have turned down an application for consents to re-open the Pukeatua quarry just south of Maungatautari.
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.