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Water and local democracy focus of bill submission

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 1:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is calling for changes to a new local government bill to help ensure sound water management and protect local democracy. A submission on the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2) 2016 was today approved by councillors. ... More >>

Waikato District formally warned over Raglan spills

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 4:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato District Council has received a formal warning following an investigation into an incident at Easter weekend which resulted in untreated wastewater getting into Raglan harbour. More >>

Seabird mountain gets major boost

Friday, 15 July 2016, 10:40 am | Waikato Regional Council

A ground-breaking seabird sanctuary project on Mount Karioi at Raglan is to be supported by up to $429,000 over four years from Waikato Regional Council. Approval for the funding from the council’s natural heritage fund was given at a recent council ... More >>

New way forward for mangroves on Coromandel

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 10:08 am | Waikato Regional Council

A new strategy for mangrove management on the Coromandel Peninsula has been agreed with the signing of a new Statement of Intent (SOI) between Thames-Coromandel District Council and Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Government funding smooths way for stopbank upgrade

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 9:15 am | Waikato Regional Council

The Government’s announcement of $12 million in funding to replace the Kirikiri Bridge on state highway 26 near Thames will help pave the way for an upgrade to flood protection stopbanks in the area, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Waikato Regional Council gains excellence position

Monday, 11 July 2016, 11:31 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council says it’s great news that it has been successful in its application to be part of a new Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) excellence programme aimed at helping boost local government performance. More >>

‘Magic’ surprise for motorists

Friday, 1 July 2016, 5:30 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Magic attacker Ellen Halpenny, pictured with Constable Kalym Davies, has been in the team since the Drive Sober campaign was first launched in 2013. “It’s all about the prevention of drink driving, it’s all about protecting our whanau.” More >>

Labour market action needed to ensure Upper NI growth

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 4:35 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Co-ordinated action is needed to ensure that the right amounts and kinds of workers are available to support growth in the key economic powerhouse of the Upper North Island, says a new report. More >>

Waikato Regional Council seeks excellence position

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 3:33 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s commitment to excellence is reflected in its application to be part of a new Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) programme. More >>

Big picture for Waikato water getting clearer

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 3:31 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Moves to chart the way forward for water management in Waikato over the next 30-50 years have taken another significant step forward today with regional councillors endorsing an issues and opportunities paper. More >>

Annual plan adopted, average 1.3% rates decrease confirmed

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 3:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has today adopted its 2016/17 Annual Plan and confirmed an average 1.3 per cent rates decrease to existing ratepayers. More >>

Tairua pupils pitch in with planting at Graham’s Creek

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 2:46 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Finishing touches in the form of extensive restoration planting are being carried out at Grahams Creek, Tairua with more than 13,000 eco-sourced native plants taking root. This is part of the comprehensive flood mitigation works programme due for ... More >>

Waikato Plan reaches major milestone

Monday, 20 June 2016, 4:57 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The first full draft of a ground-breaking plan for the entire Waikato is aimed at creating a powerful new “voice” for the region and establishing a solid base to boost its well-being. More >>

Kauri dieback checks progressing in western Waikato

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 5:30 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An aerial survey programme designed to detect signs of kauri dieback disease in the north and west of the Waikato region has been making good progress. More >>

Planting partnership bears many fruits

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 2:43 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A planting partnership between an award-winning Waikato farmer and children from his local school is bearing environmental fruit on many levels. More >>

More concern and action over environment in Waikato

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 1:48 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato people are increasingly concerned about the state of the environment and are taking more personal action to protect it. More >>

Council votes unanimously to change water take consent fees

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 5:03 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Council votes unanimously to change water take consent fees Waikato Regional Council will change the way it charges fresh water take consent holders for state of the environment monitoring and reporting it undertakes. During deliberations on the 2016/17 ... More >>

Council committed to Tauhei flood protection project

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 5:02 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has confirmed its commitment to flood protection works at Tauhei, north of Morrinsville, and will spend the next year on design and consenting. More >>

‘Skimmer’ ramps up Waikato’s spill response capacity

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 11:10 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is welcoming the stationing of a new device in the region to help deal with maritime fuel and oil spills by sucking material in almost like a vacuum cleaner. More >>

Regional rate confirmed for emergency rescue services

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 11:06 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has agreed to establish a fund for emergency rescue services in the region. More >>



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