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Milk storage space a possible issue

Monday, 26 September 2016, 5:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council staff are available to provide dairy farmers on the flood-affected Coromandel Peninsula with advice on the safe disposal of milk supplies. More >>

Most Waikato people rate life positively: survey

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:27 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The vast majority of people living in the Waikato region rate their overall quality of life positively, according to the results of a new survey incorporating Waikato statistics for the first time. More >>

Healthy Rivers Wai Ora public notification approved

Friday, 16 September 2016, 10:00 am | Waikato Regional Council

A groundbreaking plan change proposal aimed at restoring and protecting the Waikato and Waipa rivers has today been approved by Waikato Regional Council for public notification. Councillors were split 7-7 on a motion to approve and the measure was passed on the ... More >>

Waikato River boaties urged to stick to rules

Monday, 12 September 2016, 1:55 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Boaties speeding around boat ramps, failing to wear lifejackets and breaching other rules on the lower Waikato River near Port Waikato have regional council harbourmasters concerned about safety. More >>

Outstanding Waikato coastal areas identified

Monday, 12 September 2016, 10:02 am | Waikato Regional Council

Eleven areas of outstanding natural character on the Waikato region’s coasts have been identified in a new report prepared by consultants Boffa Miskell for Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Soil properties critical when applying effluent

Friday, 9 September 2016, 12:52 pm | Waikato Regional Council

But if not managed properly effluent can also be a significant source of contaminants which harm our waterways. More >>

Major milestone reached on Waikato River management

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 2:13 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A landmark co-management agreement will see Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Waikato Regional Council work closely together to restore and protect the health of the Waikato River. More >>

Get boat hulls clean for summer

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 10:41 am | Waikato Regional Council

Boaties are being urged to clean their hulls ahead of the upcoming summer boating season, which traditionally kicks off at Labour Weekend. “A good clean, followed by safe disposal of what’s removed, helps ensure that marine pests don’t get ... More >>

Join the kauri work out club

Monday, 5 September 2016, 3:38 pm | Waikato Regional Council

5 September 2016 Join the kauri work out club Fancy a good work out that gets you fitter and helps protects our forest giants? Then you could consider volunteering for a new kauri protection project that’s kicked off at Pukemokemoke Reserve, 20 ... More >>

Duck shooter digs himself into trouble

Monday, 29 August 2016, 2:43 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Trying to dig a duck pond in a protected coastal marine area saw a duck shooter come close to being prosecuted by the Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Otorohanga native bird project gets $75,000 boost

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:38 am | Waikato Regional Council

The Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park is due to receive a $75,000 boost from Waikato Regional Council’s natural heritage fund. The money will go towards construction and labour costs for a predator-proof fence around the Otorohanga Kiwi ... More >>

Free shuttles operating for Waikato and All Blacks games

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:52 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Kick-off in Waikato’s opening Ranfurly Shield clash of the Mitre 10 Cup season is this weekend and free shuttle buses will again be operating to FMG Stadium Waikato. More >>

Great scholarship chance for Waihou-Piako zone students

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:01 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Great scholarship chance for Waihou-Piako zone students There’s another great opportunity coming up for students from the Waihou-Piako rivers zone to get a tertiary studies scholarship worth up to $6000. Waikato Regional Council’s Roger Harris ... More >>

Automated floodgate caps off Graham’s Creek works

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 4:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Installation of an innovative automated floodgate has capped off a major community investment in making Graham’s Creek residents on the Coromandel safer from flooding. The floodgate – installed just last week – is one of the jewels in the crown ... More >>

Best practice becoming earthworks norm

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:47 am | Waikato Regional Council

Use of best industry practice in erosion and sediment control during earthworks projects in Waikato is becoming the new norm, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Refreshed coastal water quality monitoring for summer

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 9:16 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is to continue with a refreshed summer water quality monitoring programme at open coast beaches used for recreation purposes. More >>

28 people nominated, 4 elected unopposed to WRC seats

Friday, 12 August 2016, 2:10 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Nominations have been received from 28 people for Waikato Regional Council seats in six general and two Māori constituencies in this year’s local body elections. More >>

Deadline looming for regional council nominations

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 9:23 am | Waikato Regional Council

The deadline is looming for people who want to register to stand in this year’s Waikato Regional Council elections. Candidate nominations for the regional council close at noon this Friday 12 August, as they do for other councils around the country. ... More >>

Morrinsville student takes Roger Harris scholarship for 2016

Friday, 5 August 2016, 2:59 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A university student from Morrinsville studying for a civil engineering degree is this year’s winner of the prestigious Roger Harris (Waihou Valley Scheme Scholarship) from Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Effluent ponds need careful management following heavy rains

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 4:33 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Following the heavy rain that’s struck the region in recent days, Waikato Regional Council is reminding farmers to contact the council if they need advice on managing high effluent pond levels. Heavy rain helping to fill up ponds means farmers can ... More >>



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