Police have acknowledged that the vast majority of those attending Beach Hop behaved, but have called out a minority for what they described as unacceptable and disappointing behaviour that resulted in twelve arrests and 13 drivers being caught for excess breath alcohol. Police said that Waikato has seen its fair share of fatalities on the […]

Whangamata’s Harbour Care body will maintain its battle against mangrove proliferation of the town’s water ways. At its annual general meeting last Saturday, retiring chairman Kerry Gibb told those present that the management of the mangroves must be better handled and with less impact on costs and the foreshore. Gibb noted to members that while […]

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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