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Fine weather on its way

Rain is easing off around the flood-battered Waikato, with the MetService downgrading its severe weather warning and fine weather predicted by mid week.

River residents evacuated

About 35 homes near the Tongariro River have been evacuated as the river burst its banks in places overnight.

Waikato braces for flood damage

The Waikato is bracing for more flooding as the Region’s rivers flow at their peaks through to the lower Waikato area.

Te Kohanga piggery to be prosecuted

Environment Waikato is to prosecute a Te Kohanga piggery for an alleged discharge of untreated effluent in September last year.

Concern for the environment in awareness survey

The Waikato’s natural environment, central location and waterways are highly valued by those living in the Region, according to a survey conducted by Environment Waikato.

Training for septic tank managers

More than 40 people from throughout the North Island attended a three-day training programme in Hamilton last week on managing on-site wastewater systems.

Potential costs to protect environment spelled out

Most Thames-Coromandel District Council ratepayers will be asked to pay around $14 per $100,000 capital value of their property each year to help protect their local land, native bush and harbours.

Regional council Chairman to retire

Environment Waikato Chairman Neil Clarke will stand down from the Council at the local government elections in October after 15 years in office.

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