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Bringing home the catch of the day

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 1:43 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The next best thing to catching the big one is getting home after a trip out on the water and telling everyone about the big one. It’s all a quintessential part of the kiwi summer. More >>

Children need correctly fitting lifejackets

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 11:35 am | Waikato Regional Council

Boaties are being reminded to ensure that any children they’re taking out boating this summer need to be wearing correctly fitting lifejackets. “If lifejackets are too big there’s a real risk that kids will fall straight out of them once they ... More >>

Breach triggers Putaruru open fire place restrictions

Monday, 15 December 2014, 2:13 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A breach of national air pollution standards in Putaruru earlier this year has triggered a restriction on the future use of new open fireplaces in the home and an extension of the town’s classification as a “polluted airshed”. More >>

Stop a mate driving drunk....Legend

Friday, 12 December 2014, 4:45 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A new drink driving road safety campaign will be launched in Waikato district this month off the back of recent national advertising ‘Stop a mate driving drunk...Legend’. More >>

Use precious water resources wisely

Friday, 12 December 2014, 2:41 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Using limited water resources wisely helps protect the health of waterways and ecosystems, as well as helping ensure the region’s economic health. More >>

New approach to effluent compliance endorsed

Friday, 12 December 2014, 12:37 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A new approach to ensuring compliance with dairy effluent management rules designed to protect groundwater and waterways has been endorsed in principle by Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Check inflatable lifejackets before using

Friday, 12 December 2014, 10:07 am | Waikato Regional Council

Inflatable lifejackets have taken the lifejacket market by storm - they’re lightweight, easy to wear and able to fit a variety of people. More >>

Look out for lantana

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 9:12 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council pest plant staff are asking residents to be on the lookout for the pest plant lantana which can be particularly prevalent on the Coromandel Peninsula. Lantana is being taken so seriously that it has recently been classified ... More >>

Diesel leak plugged in Coromandel Harbour

Friday, 5 December 2014, 2:28 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Diesel leak plugged in Coromandel Harbour A commercial diver brought in by Waikato Regional Council has successfully plugged the diesel leak from a sunken boat in Coromandel Harbour. “This is good news for nearby oyster farms and the environment generally,” ... More >>

Commercial diver to plug leak, oyster farms defer harvest

Friday, 5 December 2014, 10:58 am | Waikato Regional Council

A commercial diver is to plug a leak of diesel coming from a sunken private vessel in Coromandel Harbour as Waikato Regional Council works to limit the impact of the spill. More >>

Council responding to fuel leak after boat sinking

Friday, 5 December 2014, 10:02 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council marine oil spill response staff are helping deal with a diesel leak after a boat sinking in Coromandel Harbour overnight. The local harbour master has deployed sorbent booms around the 12-metre vessel to help prevent the ... More >>

Fresh awards for water safety work

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 12:49 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Fresh awards for water safety work The accolades keep rolling in for water safety smartphone app MarineMate and bar crossing films developed by Waikato Regional Council in co-operation with other agencies. In August, the council’s maritime services ... More >>

Three grants worth $67,000 approved

Friday, 28 November 2014, 11:14 am | Waikato Regional Council

$24,000 to Ngāti Hauā Mahi Trust for development and expansion of a native plant nursery. • $23,000 to the Hamilton Gardens Festival Foundation to include environment awareness and sustainability programmes at the 2015 summer festival. • $20,000 ... More >>

Regional council welcomes Waikato River Authority funding

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:32 am | Waikato Regional Council

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. More >>

Reminder that new rules cover enforced privet removal

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 11:52 am | Waikato Regional Council

It’s the time of year when privet blossoms, potentially contributing to respiratory disorders such as hayfever. Waikato Regional Council is reminding people who think privet on a neighbour’s property is causing them these kinds of problems that new ... More >>

Dairy water take consent applications deadline coming up

Friday, 14 November 2014, 11:11 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is urging a remaining small group of farmers needing to make applications for dairy shed water take consents to get them in before a deadline of 24 December. More >>

Wide range of views considered in Healthy Rivers process

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 12:43 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A wide range of views continues to be gathered as part of a major project designed to protect and restore the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers, including input from farmers, technical experts, iwi and the wider public. Under Healthy Rivers: ... More >>

Farmer fined $55,800 for deliberate effluent discharge

Monday, 10 November 2014, 2:44 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato dairy farmer has been convicted and fined $55,800 for illegally discharging effluent into the environment over a 19 day period. The prosecution, brought by Waikato Regional Council, concerned events in June and July 2013, at a farm near Te Kauwhata ... More >>

‘Walking the talk” with mudfish in Hamilton

Monday, 10 November 2014, 10:47 am | Waikato Regional Council

By day, they work at Waikato Regional Council to help manage natural resources and protect the environment. In their spare time they’ve also been “walking the talk” by working together on a project to protect and restore the environment for native ... More >>

$1.4 billion Māori economy important for Waikato

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 4:51 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Leveraging off the strength of the Māori economy in Waikato is important for maximising the region’s growth potential, says a new report from Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL). More >>

 

 

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