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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 >>

Fieldays ticketholders travel free on all BUSIT services

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 10:26 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council and NZ National Agricultural Fieldays are making it easier for visitors to get to this year’s event, extending the offer of free travel to all BUSIT services into Hamilton. More >>

Regional council confirms fish farming tender

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:29 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have confirmed the go ahead for a tender round for the use of fish farming space in the Coromandel Marine Farming Zone off the north-west Coromandel coast. More >>

Support for streamlining of pest control

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:28 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is supporting central Government plans to streamline the regulatory regime for pest control nationally, saying it will improve efficiency and generate significant cost savings locally. More >>

Sunken vessel re-floated – Coromandel Harbour

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 5:01 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A vessel which sunk in the Coromandel Harbour earlier this week has been re-floated without further discharge of diesel. More >>

Be part of the great persimmon rescue

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 12:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Volunteers are being sought to help save more than 20 tonnes of persimmons from rotting on a Matangi farm. More >>

Diesel leak from sunken vessel plugged – Coromandel Harbour

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 10:26 am | Waikato Regional Council

Diesel leak from sunken vessel plugged – Coromandel Harbour A commercial diver has successfully plugged ‘breathers’ on a sunken vessel which was leaking small amounts of diesel into Coromandel Harbour, says Waikato Regional Council. The vessel ... More >>

Good Gypsy Day planning key to preventing pest plant spread

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 2:23 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Farmers are being urged to protect farms from unwanted pest plants, like the invasive velvetleaf, by ensuring machinery, vehicles and equipment has been cleaned in the lead up to Gypsy Day. The plea is being made after recent investigations by Waikato ... More >>

Small amount of diesel leaking from sunken vessel

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 1:58 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is working to stop diesel leaking from a sunken vessel moored in the Coromandel Harbour, close to the ferry wharf near Te Kouma. More >>

Watch out for wild weather

Friday, 20 May 2016, 2:25 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Watch out for wild weather People around the Waikato region are being urged to keep a close eye on the elements this weekend as an unpredictable weather pattern approaches. “We could see some wild weather around the region over the weekend,” said Waikato ... More >>

Waikato’s velvetleaf response moves to long term containment

Friday, 20 May 2016, 10:53 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has this week moved to a long term containment and eradication programme of the velvetleaf pest plant, following a month-long operation that has resulted in 100 properties being inspected. More >>

Working well in winter

Monday, 16 May 2016, 1:32 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Winter can be critical time for livestock farmers, with increased risk of erosion and sediment getting into waterways. More >>

Flights to look for signs of kauri dieback

Monday, 16 May 2016, 12:11 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The fight against the spread of kauri dieback is taking to the air later this month as Waikato Regional Council checks west coast and north Waikato areas for signs of the disease which has been killing our forest giants. More >>

 

 

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