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Agrichemical contractors concern council

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:35 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Agrichemical contractors operating without certification and in breach of the regional rules pose a potential risk to the community, warns Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Death by drowning a “horrible” way to go

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 9:08 am | Waikato Regional Council

Death by drowning a “horrible” way to go There’s a bit of a myth that drowning is a “gentle” way to die. “Truth is, it’s horrible, both physically and mentally – one of the last things you’d want to happen to your children, your partner, ... More >>

Invasive aquatic weeds targeted

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 1:51 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Good progress on tackling highly invasive aquatic pest plants in the lower Waikato River area is a feature of an annual report presented today to Waikato Regional Council’s integrated catchment management committee. More >>

Disease Ruled Out for Cambridge Kauri

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 2:06 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has been able to rule out the disease kauri dieback as the cause of problems with kauri at the Waipa District Council-managed Gudex Memorial Park near Cambridge. More >>

Council ecologist wins prestigious science award

Monday, 13 October 2014, 2:58 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council ecologist Dr Bruno David has won a prestigious science award for innovative projects to protect native fish and control populations of invasive species. The Kudos – Hamilton Excellence Awards were held in Hamilton last Thursday ... More >>

BUSIT improvements sees customer satisfaction rise

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 12:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Changes made to BUSIT services over the past year have been welcomed by passengers, with overall customer satisfaction hitting 96 per cent. Customer Care Limited was contracted by Waikato Regional Council to survey 1000 passengers on buses across ... More >>

Rural waste report highlights major recycling opportunities

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 4:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The average amount of waste generated by rural Bay of Plenty and Waikato properties means that major recycling opportunities could potentially be available, a new report indicates. More >>

Karakia for Lake Waikare management

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Karakia for Lake Waikare management A karakia has been performed by tangata whenua and local kaumaatua to acknowledge the significance of Lake Waikare and the nearby Whangamarino wetland to Waikato-Tainui and local hapuu. The event at Lake Waikare ... More >>

Be careful with weeds as spring sprouts

Monday, 15 September 2014, 3:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Spring’s a time for getting back into the garden to clear away unwanted weeds and prepare properties for the joys of summer. But it’s also a time when those unwanted weeds can end up being dumped in inappropriate places, raising the risks of weeds ... More >>

Putting a spring in production

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:30 am | Waikato Regional Council

Spring is a key time when it comes to fertilising pasture and farmers need to take a considered approach to help protect the environment and their bottom line profits. More >>

Grant for leading edge school project

Friday, 12 September 2014, 10:34 am | Waikato Regional Council

Rhode Street School in Dinsdale has been granted $11,000 by Waikato Regional Council to help complete its leading edge ecological island project. More >>

Committee agrees to cut moorings red tape

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 2:05 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Committee agrees to cut moorings red tape Cutting proposed red tape around new resource consents for vessel moorings has been agreed to by Waikato Regional Council’s strategy and policy committee today. It follows concern, particularly amongst Coromandel boaties, ... More >>

Handling Auckland’s growth implications for Waikato

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 12:52 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Handling Auckland’s growth implications for Waikato The growth of Auckland could have pluses and minuses for Waikato, with the region needing to be ready to meet challenges and take up the opportunities its presents. That’s a key theme of a ... More >>

Farmers can expect higher fines for pollution

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 12:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A district court judge is warning that farmers polluting waterways can expect higher fines in future to provide greater deterrence as cases “continue to come before the courts”. The signal, from Judge Melanie Harland in Hamilton, came as she convicted ... More >>

Dairy company fined over odour

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 9:15 am | Waikato Regional Council

Dairy company fined over odour Dairy supply company Open Country Dairy Limited has been convicted and fined more than $35,000 for discharging objectionable odour from its Waharoa factory at the time of last year’s ”spring flush” when milk supply ... More >>

Council wins national boat safety award

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 12:51 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Council wins national boat safety award Waikato Regional Council’s maritime services team has won a national award recognising its boat safety work for the region and New Zealand. More >>

New kauri dieback find on Coromandel

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 12:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council will be working with a private landowner to prevent the spread of kauri dieback from infected trees on their Coromandel property. The new discovery has been confirmed following aerial and ground surveillance carried out ... More >>

Fined farmer attempted to ‘influence’ council inspectors

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:39 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Morrinsville farming company has received three convictions and been fined $48,750 for unlawfully discharging dairy effluent into the environment. During the course of the Waikato Regional Council inspections that led to the prosecution, Bilkar Singh, ... More >>

New regional pest management plan now operative

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s new regional pest management plan has today been put into operation on the casting vote of the chairperson Paula Southgate. More >>

Regional council opts to stick with first past the post

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:23 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have opted to stick with the first past the post voting system for the 2016 triennial election. Other options before today’s council meeting included a change to single transferable voting (STV), a poll of electors views and ... More >>

 

 

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