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Judge ‘mystified’ at company’s dairy farm failures

Monday, 30 March 2015, 10:12 am | Waikato Regional Council

A company which owns a Cambridge dairy farm has been fined a total of $26,000 for a range of offences relating to the property. The charges against J and J Watt Limited included illegally disturbing the beds of a watercourse and a stream, and disturbing ... More >>

Public transport changes to be rolled out over next 2 years

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:03 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Changes to the region's bus network will be phased in over the next two years following today’s adoption of a new public transport plan for the Waikato. More >>

Deal struck over Cook Stream flood plain

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 9:37 am | Waikato Regional Council

A solution has been negotiated to a long standing flood plain issue concerning a number of residents next to Cook Stream at Cook’s Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula. It will see the regional council, Thames-Coromandel District Council and a local ... More >>

Regional council holding meeting in Paeroa

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 4:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is this Thursday holding its council meeting in Paeroa as part of moves to make meetings more accessible to the public.. Normally meetings of the full council are held in Hamilton but late last year councillors decided to ... More >>

Processes actively addressing water quality issues

Friday, 20 March 2015, 12:32 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council says it is closely involved in a wide range of policies, projects and programmes to address water quality issues at Lake Karapiro and other lakes and waterways. More >>

Expo turnout shows growing effluent ‘commitment’

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 12:36 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Another record turnout of between 650-700 farmers at the 2015 Waikato Effluent Expo demonstrated an ever increasing industry commitment to improving effluent management, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Drop in sessions for public’s thoughts on rivers

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 9:54 am | Waikato Regional Council

Drop in sessions and an online survey are giving the public an early chance to have their say on the future of the Waikato and Waipa rivers. Since early last year, a Collaborative Stakeholder Group (CSG) has been working on policy to help restore ... More >>

Wintering winter well

Friday, 13 March 2015, 4:33 pm | Waikato Regional Council

It’s pretty dry out there on farm at the moment but as we all know we’ll inevitably be heading soon into autumn and then winter. So it’s worth starting to have a think about good stock wintering practices again ahead of the wetter months so as to protect ... More >>

Public’s voice sought on 10-year plan

Friday, 13 March 2015, 1:59 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The public’s voice is now being sought on a new 10-year plan that will play a key role in shaping the Waikato region’s future. More >>

Chance for Landcare groups to network

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 10:03 am | Waikato Regional Council

Local people taking local actions to enhance or protect the environment is what landcare groups are all about. Waikato Regional Council, along with Waipa District Council and the Lake Cameron Care Group, are organising a landcare networking field day next ... More >>

$85 million worth of food ‘wasted’ in the Waikato

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 9:49 am | Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato region is a big food producer through its farming sector, helping feed the nation, and the world. More >>

Close to 60 exhibitors line up for Waikato’s Effluent Expo

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 11:35 am | Waikato Regional Council

Nearly 60 exhibitors are lining up for this year’s Waikato Effluent Expo at the Mystery Creek events centre near Hamilton nextTuesday 17 March (St Patrick’s Day). The event is in its fifth year and it is hoped attendance will top last year’s ... More >>

Expressway funding follows collaborative advocacy

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 9:14 am | Waikato Regional Council

Expressway funding follows collaborative advocacy More than $1 billion worth of funding to finish the Waikato Expressway is the fruit of tight collaboration and strong advocacy by the region’s councils and stakeholders, says the regional transport ... More >>

Transport committee supports police clampdown on ‘racers’

Monday, 2 March 2015, 3:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The multi-agency regional transport committee has thrown its weight behind police moves to crack down on motorists using highways for racing, burnouts and other dangerous activities at sites around the region. The committee – which includes a number ... More >>

Extension approved in principle for Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora

Monday, 2 March 2015, 10:09 am | Waikato Regional Council

Extension approved in principle for Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora Approval in principle has been given to an extension to the timeline of a key project designed to better protect the Waikato and Waipa rivers. At its latest meeting, the Healthy Rivers Wai ... More >>

Bar crossing course at Raglan

Friday, 27 February 2015, 3:34 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Crossing the notorious Raglan bar can be extremely hazardous for even the most experienced boatie. More >>

Farmers urged to watch out for health as big dry grinds on

Friday, 27 February 2015, 2:15 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Farmers in Waikato and South Auckland are being urged to watch out for their health as the stress of managing in the extremely dry conditions this summer grinds on. A multi-agency teleconference today heard that soil moisture remained low in the ... More >>

Regional council supports trees for WW1 memorial

Friday, 27 February 2015, 10:07 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Coromandel project involving tree planting to honour New Zealand’s World War One dead is to be supported by a $40,000 grant from Waikato Regional Council’s environmental initiatives fund. The money will be used to pay for the purchasing, ... More >>

Major exercise for marine oil spill recovery

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 11:13 am | Waikato Regional Council

A major marine oil spill exercise will be carried out on and beside the Waikato River at Tuakau on Wednesday 5 March by Waikato Regional Council’s marine oil spill response team. Exercise “Sandpit” will model the sinking of a barge carrying ... More >>

Ongoing dry weather highlights need for water planning

Monday, 23 February 2015, 4:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Ongoing dry weather highlights need for water planning The very dry summers of recent years highlight the need for farmers and other water users to plan carefully over their water needs, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>



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