Waikato News & Alerts


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Further consultation for Melville schools

Formal consultation is set to begin on specific options for the future of schooling in South West Hamilton, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.
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Dumping and vandalism tarnish Te Kuiti reserve

Visitors to Te Kuiti’s Mangaokewa Reserve are being urged to report fly tipping, vandalism and suspicious behaviour as damage and dumping continue at a site sacred to local hapū.
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Please stay off Coromandel beaches today.

Please stay off Coromandel beaches today. An updated warning has been issued to everyone in coastal communities along the Eastern Seaboard of the Coromandel. This is a significant storm event that will last for most of the week that people need to take heed of and while spectacular to watch, is also dangerous.
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Tu Manawa – snap funding round!

We’re opening up a snap Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Fast Fund round for just over two weeks – you’ll want to apply now for a maximum of $30k as applications close 2 June at 5pm!

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ANZAC Day services 2021 – Waikato

ANZAC Day honours our returned servicemen and women, and others who have died in conflicts and peace-keeping efforts around the world. Below is information about the services being held in the Waikato District on Sunday 25 April 2021.

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9 days to have your say!

It’s an exciting time for Hamilton Kirikiriroa. You’ve told us what you want for our great river city and now it’s time to make it happen.

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Pumicelands is changing from a restricted to an open fire season from 8am on Wednesday 17 March.

Pumicelands is changing from a restricted to an open fire season from 8am on Wednesday 17 March. The area moving into open fire season includes Taupo, Rotorua, Tauranga, Whakatane, Kawerau and Opotiki.
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Waikato’s Pahautea Hut now bookable online

The 20-bunk Pahautea Hut is one of the most popular in the DOC’s Waikato district, and has been added to DOC’s online booking system – so visitors now need to reserve their spots.

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DOC calls for Māui dolphin sightings as seaborne survey continues

Boaties enjoying the ocean off the Waikato’s west coast are being urged to report sightings of the Māui dolphin, as a survey to determine the population of the rare mammals continues.

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Water Skills for Life is the essential beginning for lifelong water safety

Water Skills For Life was developed for children in Years 1 – 8 to learn water safety. It establishes broad fundamental competencies for life-long water safety.

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