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Fast boat asked to move off river

Waikato Regional Council’s navigation safety team is urging boaties to be very mindful of their speed on the river through Hamilton, after the skipper of a boat deemed incapable of complying with the five knot rule was warned not to continue operating.

New chair for Waikato Mayoral Forum

Issued on behalf of Waikato Mayoral Forum
The Waikato Mayoral Forum has elected a new chair and been provided with updated information on joint work streams designed to deliver multi-million dollar savings for ratepayers and ramp up the regional economy.

Jet skier thought he was dying

A jet skier received serious injuries and thought he was going to die after being struck by a power boat on the Waikato River in Hamilton.

Consents granted for landfill at Glen Afton

Independent hearings commissioners have granted consents for the operation of a proposed municipal solid waste landfill at Rotowaro Rd, Glen Afton, which attracted extensive public submissions.

Second award for council IT system

A large-scale, local government information technology success story involving Waikato Regional Council has won a second top award.

Big turnout at Raglan bar day

A big turnout at the latest Raglan Bar crossing course for boaties is a great sign, says Waikato Regional Council’s navigation safety programme manager Nicole Botherway.

Powhiri for new regional council CEO

Waikato Regional Council’s new chief executive Vaughan Payne has been formally welcomed to his new role by Ngati Wairere, Ngati Haua and local kaumatua at a powhiri at Kirikiriroa Marae in Hamilton today.

Boat refloated after sinking

Waikato Regional Council emergency response staff have helped a boat owner refloat an 11-metre private vessel that sunk in Wyuna Bay on the Coromandel and bring an end to fuel leaks from the craft.

Regional council responds to pleasure boat sinking

Waikato Regional Council emergency response staff are dealing with fuel coming from an 11-metre private pleasure vessel that sunk in Wyuna Bay on the Coromandel late yesterday afternoon.

Teaming up for Halo

Hamilton City Council, Landcare Research and Waikato Regional Council are teaming up to boost the popular Hamilton Halo project, aimed at increasing the number of tui and other native birds visiting and living in the city.