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  • 29 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Waikato Regional Council said it is committed to working closely with Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) and local communities to manage coastal hazard risks, such as erosion and flooding, in the face of any increased sea level and climate change pressures. The comment follows the release of a statement from TCDC focusing on the need to […]

  • 7 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    A new series of pamphlets has been produced by Waikato Regional Council to help property owners better manage the potential risks they face from river flooding. “River flooding is the most common hazard we face in the Waikato,” said community safety programme manager Adam Munro. “The new pamphlets are designed to help people identify what […]

  • 17 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The launch of a 15-year restoration strategy for the Waikato and Waipa river catchments is being seen as a milestone for the future wellbeing of the area, Waikato River Authority said in their latest release.  The restoration strategy has been a three-year project between DairyNZ, Waikato Regional Council and the Waikato River Authority creating a […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Waikato Regional Council has confirmed its commitment to flood protection works at Tauhei, north of Morrinsville, and will spend the next year on design and consenting. During deliberations on the 2016/17 Annual Plan yesterday, it was agreed that staff will spend the next year designing the scheme in a way that enables a staged implementation […]

  • 23 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    A major milestone has been reached on the journey to restore and protect the Waikato and Waipa rivers with the development of a broad policy mix framework for improving the health and well-being of the waterways over the next 80 years. The Restoring and protecting our water/Te whakapaipai me te tiaki i ō tātou wai […]

  • 4 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Sunset Beach carpark is being eroded by sea level rise and natural beach processes and the Waikato District Council and the community are looking at options for the long term relocation of community assets. A Council-led focus group has been working with the wider community in Port Waikato to identify solutions and GHD consultants have been […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    A ground-breaking collaboration between dairy industry body DairyNZ, the Waikato River Authority and Waikato Regional Council is lining up to better protect and restore the Waikato River. Their Waikato River Restoration Strategy project was launched near Hamilton today by Environment Minister Nick Smith. It’s believed to be the first collaborative initiative of its type involving […]

  • 4 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Waikato Regional Council has confirmed a $170,000 contribution to the cost of investigating ways of retaining sand at Buffalo Beach on the Coromandel. The decision, at the council’s latest meeting, will come as part of the regional council’s ongoing support for the Whitianga Coastal Futures project and be a critical next step in identifying long […]

  • 9 July 2013

    The partially submerged and rusting Waipa Delta pontoon has been successfully removed in a joint operation by Waikato Regional Council and Hamilton City Council. The pontoon erected on the Waikato River near Memorial Park, just north of Victoria Bridge, was used by the Waipa Delta river tour operation for 24 years from 1985. But there […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Waikato-Tainui has signed a new Waikato River agreement with Waikato Regional Council, formalising an already closely working relationship over river co-management. The joint management agreement (JMA), signed at the Ferrybank in Hamilton, is a feature of the iwi river co-management arrangements with the Crown under the Waikato-Tainui Raupatu Claims (Waikato River) Settlement Act 2010. The […]

  • 13 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Work is progressing on options to mitigate beach erosion at Flaxmill Bay, as part of a wider program of work to protect the Coromandel coastline, the Thames-Coromandel District Council reports. A combination of king tides and an extreme weather event last July last caused significant erosion at Flaxmill Bay and Cooks Beach, and the council […]

  • 14 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    A decision-making committee, appointed by the New Zealand Government’s Environmental Protection Authority, has granted dredging and disposal company Coastal Resources Limited, a 35-year marine consent to dispose of dredged sediment off Great Barrier Island (GBI). Coastal Resources Limited already holds consent to dispose of 50,000 cubic meters of dredged sediment annually at the approved site, […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The next stage of Waikato Regional Council’s multi million dollar project to strengthen Piako’s flood protection scheme has just kicked off near Ngatea. Work costing $1.3 million started this month at the Rawerawe floodgate at the end of River Road, and will continue along the river towards the township. It is expected to take local […]

  • 26 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Mercury Bay Community Board has just approved a plan to improve existing boat and wharf facilities around Whitianga over the next few years, as part of a new Boat Ramp Strategy for Whitianga. “Over the years there have been many investigations and proposals into possible sites for the development of a single “Destination Boat Ramp,” […]

  • 2 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    New works to bolster Turangi’s flood protection scheme have been completed very successfully, ahead of schedule and under budget, according to the Waikato Regional Council. The work, carried out by contractor Precision Earthworks Ltd, involved the placement of new rock material to maintain protection for a key stopbank adjoining the Tongariro River at the end of […]

  • 11 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The final stage of a three-year, $400,000 maintenance program to improve Turangi’s flood protection scheme has just got underway. According to the Waikato Regional Council, this third phase will focus on the existing rock structure at the end of Te Herekiekie St, Turangi. It follows two earlier phases of the work over the past several years. […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Construction of important new flood mitigation works is set to begin just north of Tairua at Graham’s Creek, Waikato Regional Council informs. The first phase of these works including sediment control and erosion protection structures will begin next week. This supports the larger construction works to ensure no sediment impacts the downstream wetland and harbor. “The work, when […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Waikato Regional Council’s efforts to manage erosion on vulnerable west coast farm land, as well as prevent sediment getting into waterways, have been given a major boost through $630,000 worth of new central Government funding. “The money from the Ministry for Primary Industries 2015 Hill Country Erosion Fund over the next four years will play […]

  • 4 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    A multi-agency and community partnership approach will be employed to address potential erosion issues identified at Sunset Beach, Port Waikato. Last year, Waikato District Council commissioned a consultant to report on potential erosion issues in the area after the local community board expressed concerns regarding damage to public assets. Service Delivery General Manager, Tim Harty, […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Waikato Regional Council has announced that the Planning Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Workshop will be held on Thursday, 27 August 2015, in Hamilton, New Zealand. A one-day workshop will cover best practice erosion and sediment control methods in accordance with the Waikato Regional Council’s Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines, Waikato Regional Plan requirements and legal obligations […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Waikato Regional Council is warmly welcoming up to $1.5 million in Waikato River Authority funding over three years for implementation of projects identified in the recently released Waipā Catchment Plan. The plan is aimed at contributing to the restoration and protection of the Waipā River. “The announcement of this proposed funding reflects the close collaboration […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Waikato Regional Council will be actively encouraging land owners to take an even more proactive response to managing erosion issues around Taupo. The integrated catchment management committee yesterday endorsed recommendations that will see the council step up work with landowners to prevent erosion events caused by heavy rainfall events, particularly in autumn and spring. “We […]

  • 6 December 2013

    Significant erosion at two farms near Taupo after downpours last week highlights the need for careful planning to help avoid soils being washed away, says Waikato Regional Council. The two “sizeable” incidents, which occurred in the Pueto Stream catchment and on a property near Aratiatia, were on pumice soils which can be particularly prone to […]

  • 19 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Dines Group has picked up a premier environmental protection award for ‘outstanding’ work at its Village Lifestyle industrial and residential development sites at Pokeno. The group has just been awarded Waikato Regional Council’s Site of the Year Award for ‘Best Practice – Erosion and Sediment Control’ for 2013. The council’s land and soil programme […]

  • 10 July 2013

       Waikato Regional Council’s catchment services committee has agreed to a contribution of up to almost $200,000 to help remediate one of two slips on the Waikato River bank near Claudelands Bridge. It follows a request from Hamilton City Council for the regional council to pay a third of the costs. The slip HCC has […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Kuratau beach is getting another load of sand to help build up the beach this week to address on-going erosion issues. Taupō District Council, Waikato Regional Council and a consortium of local hydro power companies have collaborated to carry out the work. This is the second round of replenishment for the beach, with 3500 cubic […]

  • 19 April 2013

    Waikato Regional Council and Taupō District Council will be undertaking work at Kuratau to replenish the northern part of the beach. Approximately 3,500 cubic metres of sand will be placed on the beach over approximately three days. The beach replenishment work will supplement an earlier placement of 500 cubic metres of sand prior to Christmas. […]

  • 1 March 2013

    The Whangamata Bar Association (WBA) was formed after a meeting in May 2012 of 40 plus local surfers concerned about degrading wave quality at the Whangamata Bar. After independently monitoring The Bar under the guidance of surveyors and coastal process scientists, local members of Surfbreak Protection Society and WBA believe there is a correlation between […]

  • 3 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Taupō District Council, Waikato Regional Council and the Lake Taupō Harbour Master have collaborated to undertake beach replenishment at Kuratau water front as an initial step in addressing ongoing erosion issues. Between 12 and 14 December approximately 500 cubic metres of sand was moved from around the Kuratau boat ramp to the northern part of […]