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Waikato endorses local government climate change approach

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 4:03 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have today endorsed an updated Local Government New Zealand position statement on climate change, with a staff report noting most council activities are affected by climate change or moves towards a low-carbon economy. ... More >>

Support for plastic bag levy

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 3:12 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Support for plastic bag levy A call for a levy on single-use plastic bags at supermarkets and shops is being supported by Waikato Regional Council. The council’s meeting in Hamilton today voted to support an open letter from Wellington’s mayor asking ... More >>

Waikato Regional Council Fines Fernaig Farms Again

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 10:22 am | Waikato Regional Council

A south Waikato dairy farming company has been prosecuted for the second time in four years for unlawfully discharging dairy effluent into the environment. More >>

Waikato Council - Community Ideas Guiding Long Term Planning

Friday, 7 July 2017, 8:40 am | Waikato Regional Council

What do you want the Waikato to look like in 10 years’ time? What areas of work do you think the regional council should prioritise? What are your ideas for making the mighty Waikato the best it can be? More >>

Community ideas guiding long term planning

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 11:44 am | Waikato Regional Council

What do you want the Waikato to look like in 10 years’ time? What areas of work do you think the regional council should prioritise? What are your ideas for making the mighty Waikato the best it can be? More >>

Waikato supports 110kph speed limit where appropriate

Monday, 3 July 2017, 12:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato’s regional transport committee is supporting moves to lift the open road speed to 110 kilometres an hour where appropriate. More >>

Regional council pitches in on Whitianga restoration

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 2:38 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is praising a group of Coromandel residents who are working to restore 65 hectares of fire-ravaged hillsides beside Whitianga Harbour. More >>

Developing a new way of working for Waikare and Whangamarino

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 1:54 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Progress on a new catchment management plan for north Waikato’s Lake Waikare and the Whangamarino wetland is being made with the development of a significant landowner group wanting to have input into the process. More >>

Freshwater strategy designed to tackle big issues

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 1:44 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A new Waikato Regional Council freshwater strategy designed to tackle significant pressures on water availability and quality in the region has been signed off today by councillors. The strategy – developed after extensive consultation with iwi ... More >>

Give us your best bird shot

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 9:36 am | Waikato Regional Council

C’mon, give us your best bird shot. Waikato Regional Council’s latest biennial Hamilton Halo photography contest is officially getting underway on 1 July as a celebration of the native bird life that is increasingly part of the family in the city. People ... More >>

Easier online jet ski registration tool launched

Monday, 26 June 2017, 9:05 am | Waikato Regional Council

A new online tool for registering personal water craft (jet skis) being used in the Waikato region will be available from tomorrow from the regional council. More >>

$1 million-plus from disaster reserve helps fix flood damage

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 2:28 pm | Waikato Regional Council

$1 million-plus from disaster reserve helps fix flood damage More than $1 million from the Waikato Regional Council disaster reserve fund is being used to help fix rainfall and flood-related damage caused by the three major weather systems that ... More >>

New zone plan for Taupō catchment

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 1:53 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A new high-level plan to guide Waikato Regional Council’s work to promote a healthy catchment in the crucial Lake Taupō zone has been approved by the integrated catchment management committee today. More >>

Dairy conversion attracts large fine

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 9:09 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato dairy farming company has received seven convictions and been fined a total of $52,500 for discharging dairy effluent into the environment and breaching council abatement notices ordering a halt to unlawful discharges. More >>

Updated growth ‘blueprint’ open for submissions

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 4:18 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Updated growth ‘blueprint’ open for submissions A blueprint for growth and development in Hamilton and the Waipa and Waikato districts over the next 30 years has been released for public feedback. Known as the “settlement pattern”, it is the cornerstone ... More >>

Healthy Rivers Wai Ora info at Fieldays

Friday, 9 June 2017, 1:43 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Landowners in the Waipā and Waikato river catchments are being urged to visit Waikato Regional Council at Fieldays to understand what’s currently on the table as part of Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1. More >>

Regional council supporting Fieldays bus services

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 10:20 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is supporting Fieldays in its provision of free bus services to and from the iconic annual agricultural event which starts next week. More >>

Annual plan outlines steps for progress

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1:30 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An annual plan work programme detailing further significant steps towards greater prosperity and environmental health in the Waikato region has been formally adopted today. More >>

Bus survey seeks views on north Hamilton bus opportunities

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 9:35 am | Waikato Regional Council

Public views are being sought on how best to improve bus services to the fast-growing Flagstaff, Huntington and Rototuna areas of north Hamilton. More >>

Healthy Rivers submissions available online

Monday, 29 May 2017, 3:15 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Just over 1000 submissions made on Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 are now available online for people to read. More >>

 

 

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