Waikato Regional Council

Recreational boat skipper, Maurice Kyle Johnson, has been convicted of causing ‘unnecessary danger’ under the Maritime Transport Act in the Hamilton District Court this week. The conviction was in relation to an incident at Raglan on 11 December last year when the boat Mr Johnson was skippering capsized, throwing himself and two crew into the […]

A Years Rainfall by May 9 It took just 126 days to reach our annual rainfall this year. By May 9 we had reached 3550mm of rain which is the expected annual rainfall for the Pinnacles on the Coromandel ranges. It’s heading towards the current record of 5189.5mm which fell in 2993. The minimum rainfall […]

Coromandel landowners have contributed 934 hectors of land towards an overall total 5,777 hectors of unproductive land to a conservation programme supported by the Waikato Regional Council. It’s the equivalent of 21 average-sized farms of unproductive land and planted over 3 million trees in the past five years. The council’s Integrated Catchment Management directorate manages […]

At local election “Meet the Candidates” events the TCDC Waikato Regional Councillor Denis Tegg, who is currently campaigning for re-election, has stated on several occasions that there are no protected areas in the Waikato Regional Council’s draft Coastal Plan and has told CFM that there is no intention of these being including. This will come […]

Coromandel’s CFM spoke with Dennis Tegg this morning in a lengthy interview related to our story yesterday about the potential for the closure of areas around The Coromandel to commercial and recreation fishing.   Dennis Tegg has clarified a number of areas and in particular the map below which was copied from the Council’s website. […]

The fishing community is up in arms over a proposal by the Waikato Regional Council that would see commercial and recreational fishing banned from extensive area around the entire Coromandel Peninsula. The draft proposal recently released by the Waikato Regional Council has several proposals and one of these is to “Prohibit Disturbance of the Seabed […]

Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure Limited, the corporate arm of Firth Industries, has been convicted and fined in the Hamilton District Court following a prosecution taken by Waikato Regional Council. The case followed a council inspection in June 2020 at the Firth Whangamata concrete batching site.  Council staff found a pump emptying liquid contaminant from the […]

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