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For all media enquiries, please contact our communications team by emailing or calling 0800 800 401 seven days a week and asking to be transferred to the on-call media advisor for Waikato Regional Council. If calling from outside New Zealand, please dial +64 7 859 0999.

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Investigation continues into dead crayfish

Incident response team back at Oraka Stream in Putaruru for the fourth consecutive day investigating the possible cause of a large number of crayfish deaths.

Trading in your old for new

Coastguard will be encouraging boaties and members of the public to trade in their old lifejackets for discounts on new ones as part of a nation-wide campaign.

Four top students win Dame Te Atairangikaahu scholarships

Four Māori Waikato University students looking for careers involving environmental protection are the recipients of this year’s Waikato Regional Council and Waikato-Tainui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships. Georgia...

Waikato Mayoral Forum elects new chair

Issued by Waikato Mayoral Forum

Alan Livingston has been elected chair of the Waikato Mayoral Forum, which includes mayors and the regional council chair.


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