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Government funding injection a ‘game changer’ for Waikato

Friday, 17 May 2019, 1:35 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has welcomed news of a multi-million dollar government injection into a programme that will lift the region’s productivity potential. More >>

New hope for infected kauri on Coromandel Peninsula

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 10:06 am | Waikato Regional Council

A treatment programme now being rolled out on Waikato’s Coromandel Peninsula is bringing new hope to trees infected with kauri dieback. More >>

Oil spill exercise at Raglan

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 1:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

There will be more than the usual action at Raglan Wharf next week, with Waikato Regional Council staff to be engaged in a five-hour marine oil spill exercise. More >>

Prevent spread of freshwater pests this hunting season

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 9:45 am | Waikato Regional Council

Duck shooting season starts on Saturday, so it’s timely to remember the importance of cleaning equipment – even the dog – between waterways to avoid the spread of unwanted freshwater pests. More >>

Update: Investigations continue into foamy discharge

Monday, 29 April 2019, 2:27 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Heavy rain is likely to be responsible for flushing additional amounts of an unidentified foamy substance into the Waikato River at Hamilton this morning, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Waikato Regional council responds to foamy discharge

Sunday, 28 April 2019, 4:36 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council on-call staff are responding to reports of a foamy substance discharging from Hamilton’s stormwater system into the Waikato River. More >>

Farmer morale rising with new pasture growth

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 5:33 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Two days of scattered rain over the past two weeks has been enough to encourage new pasture growth, helping to raise morale amongst Waikato’s farmers. That’s the view of the Waikato Primary Industry Adverse Event Cluster core group, which ... More >>

Top water sciences student wins prize

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 1:55 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has today recognised the University of Waikato’s top water sciences student. More >>

Large fine for leaching chicken manure into river

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 10:12 am | Waikato Regional Council

A fertiliser company has been convicted and fined $45,000 for unlawfully discharging chicken effluent leachate into the Waitakaruru River at Maramarua in north Waikato. More >>

Total Mobility rolling out in Waipā

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 10:59 am | Waikato Regional Council

26 March 2019 Total Mobility rolling out in Waipā People in the Waipā district living with mobility challenges are being encouraged to register for a scheme aimed at making it easier for them to get out into the community. Total Mobility is a national ... More >>

Marine pests prompt local hull cleaning rule rethink

Monday, 18 March 2019, 10:37 am | Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato public is being asked for its views on whether a more consistent regulatory framework is required to help stop the spread of marine pests across New Zealand’s four busiest boating regions. More >>

Farmers encouraged to seek advice if struggling due to dry

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:30 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Despite a little rain last weekend, Waikato and South Auckland farmers are being encouraged to put their hands up promptly if they need advice due to the ongoing very dry conditions in the region. Soil moisture levels are currently low, which ... More >>

Healthy Rivers hearing opens with council submissions

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 5:01 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has completed giving its opening evidence to a five-person independent hearings panel on a bold plan to improve the health of the Waikato and Waipā rivers. The hearing for Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: proposed Waikato Regional ... More >>

Fuel leak from yacht unlikely to impact environment

Monday, 11 March 2019, 1:52 pm | Waikato Regional Council

There is likely to be very little impact to the environment from a yacht leaking fuel after running aground at Anarake Point, on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, this morning. More >>

Laughing gas no laughing matter

Monday, 11 March 2019, 1:26 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council continues to work with the farming community, industry and other stakeholders to provide advice on sustainable agriculture practices to decrease the impact of ‘greenhouse gases’. More >>

Record fine for Waikato farmer following third prosecution

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 9:39 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Cambridge farming company and one of its directors have each been convicted of eight charges under the Resource Management Act, and been fined a total of $131,840. More >>

Waikato: Start-up rail work on track

Friday, 1 March 2019, 1:44 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Carriages for the new Hamilton-Auckland start-up rail service are already being stripped for refurbishment and other work to keep the project on track is also underway, Waikato regional councillors have heard. More >>

No ongoing risk for river water users near Huka Falls

Friday, 22 February 2019, 7:12 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Information provided to Waikato Regional Council by Contact Energy indicates the holding pond discharge is unlikely to present any ongoing risk to water users, including swimmers. More >>

Court order and fine for “extremely reckless” earthworks

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 1:05 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Cambridge landscape supplies company, Devon Park Limited, has been convicted and fined $85,000 for carrying out illegal earthworks, damaging and contaminating a stream and breaching an abatement notice. More >>

River water discoloured following discharge above Huka Falls

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 4:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is advising people immediately downstream of Huka Falls to be cautious about using river water following a discharge which has caused brown discolouration. More >>



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