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Cr Peter Buckley’s contribution to region praised

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 5:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A former two-term chairman of Waikato Regional Council has announced he will not be standing for re-election at this year’s local body elections. More >>

Regional Policy Statement gets full green light

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 5:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Six years after it was first notified for public consultation, the Proposed Waikato Regional Policy Statement (RPS) has been finally signed off to become fully operative. More >>

Heavy rains highlight losses but also wins

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 3:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Heavy rain on the Coromandel at the weekend has hit rivers and properties with particular force around Whangapoua, Coromandel and Port Charles but some other areas have stood up reasonably well despite the strains of the deluge. More >>

Upgrade for farm menus

Monday, 18 April 2016, 4:57 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Farmers are being offered extra environmental protection advice through an upgraded version of the hugely popular “farm menus” produced by Waikato Regional Council in co-operation with eight agriculture sector partners. More >>

Regional council checks for Coromandel damage

Monday, 18 April 2016, 11:14 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council staff will be checking for flooding damage and liaising with landowners after heavy rain on the Coromandel overnight. More >>

Stock wintering and soil health field day

Friday, 15 April 2016, 4:18 pm | Waikato Regional Council

How to manage stock in winter for greater economic and environmental gain is the focus of a field day coming up at Piopio on Thursday 28 April. More >>

Regional council welcomes Government pest control initiative

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 5:17 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s chief executive is welcoming the Government’s proposal for new regulations to provide for a nationally consistent approach to pest control. More >>

Council acting on coroner’s paddleboard recommendations

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 12:28 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has confirmed it will erect new signage at Whangamata following recommendations from the coroner who investigated the tragic death of 15-year-old Morrinsville paddleboarder Amie Russell. More >>

Waikato Regional Council escalates velvetleaf response

Monday, 11 April 2016, 11:02 am | Waikato Regional Council

Velvetleaf has been found on more farms in the region, prompting Waikato Regional Council to ramp up its local response to this highly invasive pest plant. Already the council has been working to contain and eradicate infestations of velvetleaf ... More >>

Turangi flood protection works underway

Monday, 11 April 2016, 10:12 am | Waikato Regional Council

The final stage of a three-year, $400,000 maintenance programme to improve Turangi’s flood protection scheme has just got underway, says Waikato Regional Council. This third phase will focus on the existing rock structure at the end of Te Herekiekie ... More >>

Flood fighter exits after 52 years

Friday, 1 April 2016, 11:52 am | Waikato Regional Council

Flood fighter exits after 52 years Seeing hundreds of homes flooded in Paeroa in 1981, cows up to their udders in mud and a colleague’s vehicle pulled from a bog only to end up in the river. These are just some of the memories from Kevin Campbell ... More >>

Tairua incident highlights bar crossing risks

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 11:29 am | Waikato Regional Council

Tairua incident highlights bar crossing risks Waikato Regional Council says a bar crossing incident at Tairua, in which three men reportedly without lifejackets on were flipped into the sea, highlights the risks involved in such situations. A decision ... More >>

Landcare networking field day at Te Pahu

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 9:57 am | Waikato Regional Council

Landcare networking field day at Te Pahu Community groups involved in caring for the land are being invited to a landcare networking field day at Te Pahu next week. The field day, organised by Waikato Regional Council in conjunction with the Te Pahu ... More >>

Piggery effluent at risk of overflowing – north of Te Aroha

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 4:03 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Landowners in the Kaimai Ranges are being warned a piggery pond is at risk of overflowing its banks and effluent entering nearby waterways which might be used for drinking or stock. More >>

Watch out for weather in lead up to Easter

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 2:25 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Watch out for weather in lead up to Easter Waikato residents – especially those heading off on the roads early for the Easter break – are being urged to keep a watchful eye on the weather following warnings and watches issued by MetService. ... More >>

Fresh warning after heavy Coromandel rain

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 11:54 am | Waikato Regional Council

Fresh warning after heavy Coromandel rain Waikato Regional Council staff have been out and about checking what impact the torrential rain has had overnight and this morning on the Coromandel. “They're contacting landowners and inspecting local ... More >>

Fines for forestry failures

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 11:15 am | Waikato Regional Council

17 March 2016 Fines for forestry failures Two related Waikato companies have been fined a total of $64,525 following a poorly executed forestry harvesting operation near the Waitomo Caves. The charges which Corboy Forest Management Limited and Corboy ... More >>

Protecting our peat

Monday, 14 March 2016, 4:32 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Peat soils are a fragile and important part of our lowland ecosystems that regulate water flows and quality. When managed properly, peat soils can also be a valuable, highly productive resource, but it must be acknowledged that use of these soils inevitably ... More >>

Consultation begins, submissions sought on council proposals

Monday, 14 March 2016, 3:56 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Consultation begins, submissions sought on three regional council proposals Waikato Regional Council has released its consultation document and is seeking public submissions on three proposals, including whether to establish a regional services fund for surf ... More >>

More buses, new routes to Balloons Over Waikato Nightglow

Friday, 11 March 2016, 2:48 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council will be operating more free buses and new routes to the Balloons Over Waikato Nightglow later this month. More >>



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