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Healthy Rivers Wai Ora deadline tomorrow

The process of wading through scores of submissions on the Healthy Rivers Wai Ora Proposed Plan Change 1 begins in earnest after tomorrow following confirmation

Rusty velvetleaf dog with plant

Detecting those doggone weeds

by Stephen Ward

Rusty the dog’s nose for trouble is proving a potentially valuable tool in Waikato’s hunt for the dreaded invasive weed velvetleaf.

Raglan Bar Crossing Awareness Day coming up

Each year Coastguard Raglan, with support from the Waikato Regional Council, holds bar crossing awareness days in Raglan to encourage better boating practices a

$39,000 fine for toxic fish kill

by Stephen Ward

A chemical cleaning company has been convicted and fined $39,000 for a toxic discharge that resulted in a significant fish kill event at Paeroa last year.

New rules coming for storage of used tyres

by Stephen Ward

Development of national regulations for the storage of end-of-life tyres, and the finding of alternative end uses, cannot come soon enough.

Mistakes made in bar crossing mishap

Three boaties tipped into the waves while trying to cross the Kawhia bar today were lucky help was coincidentally quick to arrive, says Waikato Regional Council

Wet weather welcome after dry summer in parts

Recent wet weather, with forecasts of more to come in the next few weeks, is raising optimism that dry conditions in parts of South Auckland and Waikato won’t l

No cause found for koura deaths

Waikato Regional Council is asking the public to be on the lookout for any further signs of aquatic life being impacted on in the region’s waterways.

Additional Raglan bus services from April

There'll be extra public bus services between Raglan and Hamilton from April, with residents getting their chance to influence the final route and timetable.


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