New drought measurement index launched

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has welcomed the launch of a new tool to monitor drought in New Zealand’s regions. Developed by NIWA with the support of the Ministry for Primary Industries, theNew Zealand Drought Indexuses the best scientific information available to determine the status of drought across the country. It is a tool to acknowledge the onset, duration […]

Apprenticeship scheme tackles skills shortage

Two career pathway programmes in the Waikato District are helping to address the skills shortage in the New Zealand infrastructure industry following the graduation of 21 trainees and apprentices last month. The Downer Basic Civils programme, between Downer and Waikato-Tainui, in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development, has resulted in 7 previously unemployed members of the community gaining a […]

Traffic Notice 24-30 March : Southern Corridor Improvements

Traffic notices provide a brief overview of likely traffic disruptions for the following week. Full closures are also advertised in the Weekend Herald. Traffic notices are complemented by monthly construction updates and quarterly newsletters. ALREADY IN PLACE Narrowed lanes and 80 km/h speed limit northbound between the Papakura Interchange and Hill Road. Narrowed lanes and 80 km/h speed limit southbound […]


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