This morning’s real tsunami alert, coming hard on the heels of a national tsunami exercise this week, reinforces the need for Waikato communities to be prepared for a real disaster, says Waikato Civil Defence group.
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Waikato Civil Defence says eastern Waikato coast and Firth of Thames are included in the tsunami marine and beach threat issued after the quake off East Cape this morning.
Release from Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora
Important decision times are approaching for a groundbreaking, multi-million dollar regional plan change process aimed at restoring and protecting the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers.
Trying to dig a duck pond in a protected coastal marine area saw a duck shooter come close to being prosecuted by the Waikato Regional Council.
The Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park is due to receive a $75,000 boost from Waikato Regional Council’s natural heritage fund.
Kick-off in Waikato’s opening Ranfurly Shield clash of the Mitre 10 Cup season is this weekend and free shuttle buses will again be operating to FMG Stadium Waikato.
There’s another great opportunity coming up for students from the Waihou-Piako rivers zone to get a tertiary studies scholarship worth up to $6000.
Installation of an innovative automated floodgate has capped off a major community investment in making Graham’s Creek residents on the Coromandel safer from flooding.
Use of best industry practice in erosion and sediment control during earthworks projects in Waikato is becoming the new norm, says Waikato Regional Council.
Waikato Regional Council is to continue with a refreshed summer water quality monitoring programme at open coast beaches used for recreation purposes.
Nominations have been received from 28 people for Waikato Regional Council seats in six general and two Māori constituencies in this year’s local body elections.
Fresh progress is being made on re-starting mangrove removal at Whangamata.
The deadline is looming for people who want to register to stand in this year’s Waikato Regional Council elections.
A university student from Morrinsville studying for a civil engineering degree is this year’s winner of the prestigious Roger Harris (Waihou Valley Scheme Scholarship) from Waikato Regional Council.
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE:University of Waikato students will get a 30 per cent discount on adult BUSIT fares in a new agreement just signed with Waikato Regional Council.
Following the heavy rain that’s struck the region in recent days, Waikato Regional Council is reminding farmers to contact the council if they need advice on managing high effluent pond levels.
Waikato Regional Council is calling for changes to a new local government bill to help ensure sound water management and protect local democracy.
Waikato District Council has received a formal warning following an investigation into an incident at Easter weekend which resulted in untreated wastewater getting into Raglan harbour.
A ground-breaking seabird sanctuary project on Mount Karioi at Raglan is to be supported by up to $429,000 over four years from Waikato Regional Council.
A new strategy for mangrove management on the Coromandel Peninsula has been agreed with the signing of a new Statement of Intent (SOI) between Thames-Coromandel District Council and Waikato Regional Council.