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Follow up field day for farmers in Waipā River catchment

Friday, 24 April 2015, 4:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Another Waikato Regional Council field day focused on farm planning and environmental sustainability is being held in the wider Waipā River catchment near Otorohanga on 12 May. It is a follow up to the highly successful field day held just recently ... More >>

Economic Strategy Implementation Gathers Pace

Monday, 20 April 2015, 12:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Implementation of a new economic development strategy for the Waikato region is gathering pace, with a number of projects well underway and a private-public governance group in the process of being finalised. The strategy – initiated by the Waikato Mayoral ... More >>

Tui Mine remediation project wins national award

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:17 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s leadership of a multi-million dollar project to remediate the contaminated Tui Mine on Mount Te Aroha has won a prestigious national award. More >>

Water strategy to better integrate work streams

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 2:13 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Developing a more detailed, integrated regional strategy to further improve management of Waikato’s freshwater resources, and position the region for the future, has been considered by Waikato Regional Council’s strategy and policy committee today. ... More >>

Nutrient loss reduction costs vary in study

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 1:49 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Case studies of dairy support farms in the Upper Waikato River catchment indicate that the effect on profits of reducing their nutrient losses to water is as variable as the systems themselves and could potentially be minimal. More >>

Committee endorses new Waikato transport plan

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 12:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Completing the Waikato Expressway remains the top priority in a new Regional Land Transport Plan endorsed today. More >>

Field day to offer advice on environment and funding sources

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 9:12 am | Waikato Regional Council

Farmers and other land owners in the Waipā River catchment are being encouraged to attend a field day to hear ideas for managing their properties in an environmentally sustainable way. More >>

Judge ‘mystified’ at company’s dairy farm failures

Monday, 30 March 2015, 10:12 am | Waikato Regional Council

A company which owns a Cambridge dairy farm has been fined a total of $26,000 for a range of offences relating to the property. The charges against J and J Watt Limited included illegally disturbing the beds of a watercourse and a stream, and disturbing ... More >>

Public transport changes to be rolled out over next 2 years

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:03 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Changes to the region's bus network will be phased in over the next two years following today’s adoption of a new public transport plan for the Waikato. More >>

Deal struck over Cook Stream flood plain

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 9:37 am | Waikato Regional Council

A solution has been negotiated to a long standing flood plain issue concerning a number of residents next to Cook Stream at Cook’s Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula. It will see the regional council, Thames-Coromandel District Council and a local ... More >>

Regional council holding meeting in Paeroa

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 4:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is this Thursday holding its council meeting in Paeroa as part of moves to make meetings more accessible to the public.. Normally meetings of the full council are held in Hamilton but late last year councillors decided to ... More >>

Processes actively addressing water quality issues

Friday, 20 March 2015, 12:32 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council says it is closely involved in a wide range of policies, projects and programmes to address water quality issues at Lake Karapiro and other lakes and waterways. More >>

Expo turnout shows growing effluent ‘commitment’

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 12:36 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Another record turnout of between 650-700 farmers at the 2015 Waikato Effluent Expo demonstrated an ever increasing industry commitment to improving effluent management, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Drop in sessions for public’s thoughts on rivers

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 9:54 am | Waikato Regional Council

Drop in sessions and an online survey are giving the public an early chance to have their say on the future of the Waikato and Waipa rivers. Since early last year, a Collaborative Stakeholder Group (CSG) has been working on policy to help restore ... More >>

Wintering winter well

Friday, 13 March 2015, 4:33 pm | Waikato Regional Council

It’s pretty dry out there on farm at the moment but as we all know we’ll inevitably be heading soon into autumn and then winter. So it’s worth starting to have a think about good stock wintering practices again ahead of the wetter months so as to protect ... More >>

Public’s voice sought on 10-year plan

Friday, 13 March 2015, 1:59 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The public’s voice is now being sought on a new 10-year plan that will play a key role in shaping the Waikato region’s future. More >>

Chance for Landcare groups to network

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 10:03 am | Waikato Regional Council

Local people taking local actions to enhance or protect the environment is what landcare groups are all about. Waikato Regional Council, along with Waipa District Council and the Lake Cameron Care Group, are organising a landcare networking field day next ... More >>

$85 million worth of food ‘wasted’ in the Waikato

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 9:49 am | Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato region is a big food producer through its farming sector, helping feed the nation, and the world. More >>

Close to 60 exhibitors line up for Waikato’s Effluent Expo

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 11:35 am | Waikato Regional Council

Nearly 60 exhibitors are lining up for this year’s Waikato Effluent Expo at the Mystery Creek events centre near Hamilton nextTuesday 17 March (St Patrick’s Day). The event is in its fifth year and it is hoped attendance will top last year’s ... More >>

Expressway funding follows collaborative advocacy

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 9:14 am | Waikato Regional Council

Expressway funding follows collaborative advocacy More than $1 billion worth of funding to finish the Waikato Expressway is the fruit of tight collaboration and strong advocacy by the region’s councils and stakeholders, says the regional transport ... More >>

 

 

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