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Hunting out shady characters

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 11:20 am | Waikato Regional Council

2 September 2015 Hunting out shady characters A three-strong team of specialist abseilers has been used by Waikato Regional Council to support landowners to clear around 100 woolly nightshade plants from a riverside area in Hamilton city. The work, involving ... More >>

Spread of good works recognised

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 9:53 am | Waikato Regional Council

The increasing spread of excellent earthworks in the Waikato region has been recognised at an awards ceremony today by the regional council with a series of new special awards for great practices. More >>

Fresh approach to effluent education

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 3:28 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is taking a fresh approach to helping farmers with effluent management next year, with more catchment-based field days for providing advice to smaller groups of farmers closer to home. More >>

Karangahake Gorge may need to close due to rising river

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 12:27 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s hazards team is warning motorists and the general public that the Karangahake Gorge road may need to close this afternoon due to the rise of the Ohinemuri River because of heavy rain. More >>

Kauri check on Pirongia comes up clean

Friday, 28 August 2015, 9:05 am | Waikato Regional Council

A sick-looking kauri tree on private land at Pirongia has been cleared of having kauri dieback disease, which authorities are keen to stop the further spread of into the Waikato region. The owner of the land where the tree stands had become concerned ... More >>

Waikato Regional Council supports farmers in tight times

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 2:17 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council supports farmers in tight times Waikato Regional Council says it’s keen to help where it can when it comes to farmers and related agricultural businesses weathering the stresses caused by the current low dairy payout. These ... More >>

Court order for piggery mismanagement

Monday, 24 August 2015, 1:11 pm | Waikato Regional Council

24 August 2015 Court order for piggery mismanagement A court order has been made against a Waikato pig farmer, limiting his future involvement in the industry. Last month, Kenneth McIntyre and his employer, Kaimai Pork Limited, were convicted and ... More >>

Council monitoring SuperGold card concerns

Friday, 14 August 2015, 4:21 pm | Waikato Regional Council

14 August 2015 Council monitoring SuperGold card concerns Government changes to funding of SuperGold card journeys by elderly bus users is raising concerns of Waikato Regional Council having to seek funding from other sources if public transport service levels ... More >>

Sports clubs and marae aided with environmental grants

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 3:30 pm | Waikato Regional Council

13 August 2015 Sports clubs and marae aided with environmental grants Waikato sports club and marae in the region are set to benefit from nearly $40,000 worth of new environmental grants from Waikato Regional Council. The council’s finance committee ... More >>

Regional council faces new pest challenges after busy year

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 12:11 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is facing a range of environmental and production pest challenges this year following a busy 12 months controlling unwanted animals and plants. More >>

Deliberate discharges ‘staggering’

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 5:10 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Deliberate discharges ‘staggering’ A farmer has been convicted and fined $72,750 for deliberately discharging dairy effluent into farm drains that flow to the Tairua River on the Coromandel Peninsula. Peter Craig Darrah was convicted and sentenced ... More >>

Waikato concerns over new national Tb plan proposal

Friday, 31 July 2015, 7:31 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council says it is concerned proposed changes to the national plan for managing tuberculosis (Tb) in cows may be somewhat hypocritical when it comes to the Waikato. More >>

Maungatautari project funding confirmed

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 2:53 pm | Waikato Regional Council

30 July 2015 Maungatautari project funding confirmed Waikato Regional Council has confirmed it will support the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust with $300,000 annually for the next three years. If follows the finalisation of a new accountability ... More >>

Collaboration key to Lake Taupō project

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 10:31 am | Waikato Regional Council

Collaboration and partnerships have been key elements of the leading edge Lake Taupō protection project which has just been selected as a New Zealand section finalist at prestigious awards in Brisbane. More >>

Smile for the birdie with Halo

Friday, 3 July 2015, 1:33 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Smile for the birdie with Halo It’s time again for a bit of fine-feathered photography. The biennial Hamilton Halo photo competition is on again this year, with people invited to submit their best snap of a tui, kereru or bellbird. “We encourage people to ... More >>

Council supports push on plastic bags and Crown rating

Friday, 3 July 2015, 11:37 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have thrown their weight behind remits pushing for a levy of plastic shopping bags, a re-introduction of subsidies for water and wastewater schemes and an investigation into the paying of rates on Crown land. The remits are ... More >>

Regional council adopts 10-year plan

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 4:38 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Regional council adopts 10-year plan Waikato Regional Council has today formally adopted its 10 year plan and confirmed an average 0.4 per increase in rates revenue from existing ratepayers in 2015/16. “This plan achieves a good balance between ... More >>

Taupō farmer warned over nitrogen cap breaches

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 1:47 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Taupō farmer warned over nitrogen cap breaches A sheep & beef farmer has been formally warned for breaching the Resource Management Act by exceeding a nitrogen discharge cap on properties in the Lake Taupō catchment over a two year period. ... More >>

Drive Sober campaign: Magic opportunity for Waikato netball

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 10:46 am | Waikato Regional Council

Drive Sober campaign: Magic opportunity for Waikato netball centres Three lucky Waikato netball centres have won an opportunity to host Kia Magic netball players as part of a Drive Sober campaign. Drive Sober was launched in 2013 by the Waikato ... More >>

West coast land and water protection given major boost

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 9:15 am | Waikato Regional Council

23 June 2015 West coast land and water protection given major boost Waikato Regional Council’s efforts to manage erosion on vulnerable west coast farm land, as well as prevent sediment getting into waterways, have been given a major boost through ... More >>

 

 

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