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Regional council welcomes Waikato River Authority funding

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:32 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is warmly welcoming up to $1.5 million in Waikato River Authority funding over three years for implementation of projects identified in the recently released Waipā Catchment Plan. More >>

Reminder that new rules cover enforced privet removal

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 11:52 am | Waikato Regional Council

It’s the time of year when privet blossoms, potentially contributing to respiratory disorders such as hayfever. Waikato Regional Council is reminding people who think privet on a neighbour’s property is causing them these kinds of problems that new ... More >>

Dairy water take consent applications deadline coming up

Friday, 14 November 2014, 11:11 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is urging a remaining small group of farmers needing to make applications for dairy shed water take consents to get them in before a deadline of 24 December. More >>

Wide range of views considered in Healthy Rivers process

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 12:43 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A wide range of views continues to be gathered as part of a major project designed to protect and restore the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers, including input from farmers, technical experts, iwi and the wider public. Under Healthy Rivers: ... More >>

Farmer fined $55,800 for deliberate effluent discharge

Monday, 10 November 2014, 2:44 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato dairy farmer has been convicted and fined $55,800 for illegally discharging effluent into the environment over a 19 day period. The prosecution, brought by Waikato Regional Council, concerned events in June and July 2013, at a farm near Te Kauwhata ... More >>

‘Walking the talk” with mudfish in Hamilton

Monday, 10 November 2014, 10:47 am | Waikato Regional Council

By day, they work at Waikato Regional Council to help manage natural resources and protect the environment. In their spare time they’ve also been “walking the talk” by working together on a project to protect and restore the environment for native ... More >>

$1.4 billion Māori economy important for Waikato

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 4:51 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Leveraging off the strength of the Māori economy in Waikato is important for maximising the region’s growth potential, says a new report from Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL). More >>

Central Hamilton alive with children’s dreams

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 3:27 pm | Waikato Regional Council

This Saturday the Hamilton central business district will come alive with a spectacle of colour, creativity, music and dance with the first Our Place Our Future Children’s Parade. More >>

Raglan bar crossing course

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 10:56 am | Waikato Regional Council

Another popular Raglan bar crossing course for boaties is being held on Sunday 23 November. The course, provided by Raglan Volunteer Coastguard with the support of Waikato Regional Council, will provide boaties with tips on how to safely navigate ... More >>

Draft regional land transport plan released for consultation

Monday, 3 November 2014, 5:29 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A new 30-year regional plan to underpin Waikato’s key land transport systems is due out this Friday for public consultation. More >>

10 year plan for public transport adopted for feedback

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 8:38 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has today adopted a draft regional public transport plan which sets out what services will be delivered and how over the next 10 years. More >>

New Plan to Tackle Dangerous Fanworm Pest

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 1:24 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A new plan to tackle the spread of the dangerous marine pest Mediterranean fanworm into Coromandel harbours and the Firth of Thames has today been endorsed by Waikato regional councillors at their meeting in Hamilton. More >>

Waipa and Upper Waikato catchment plans approved

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 1:01 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Two important new plans designed to help protect and restore the health of the Waipa River catchment and the Upper Waikato River catchment have today been endorsed by Waikato regional councillors. “These Waipa Catchment and Upper Waikato Zone plans ... More >>

‘Legends’ of the road feature in road safety campaign

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 12:21 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Justin Cruickshank is a Waikato trucking ‘legend’ whose road safety tip for fellow drivers features in the second phase of a regional education campaign launched today. More >>

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 >>



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