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Fine for South Waikato earthworks company

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 9:53 am | Waikato Regional Council

A South Waikato contracting company has been convicted and fined $19,000 for carrying out illegal earthworks on a farming property in Okoroire. More >>

Managing risks during big annual stock shift

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 9:07 am | Waikato Regional Council

Recent finds of myrtle rust and the pest plant velvetleaf in the Waikato region underline why it’s crucial for farmers to take precautions as they move stock and equipment at this time of year. More >>

Clarity needed in water discussion

Monday, 22 May 2017, 11:31 am | Waikato Regional Council

A couple of myths need correction over the proposed plan change for cleaning up the Waikato and Waipa rivers, namely that the proposal seeks to “protect” intensive farming and that this idea is Waikato Regional Council’s fault. More >>

Pirongia kokako project getting funding from council

Friday, 19 May 2017, 1:18 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A project aimed at restoring North Island kokako to the Pirongia Forest Park is being backed by a $110,000 grant from Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Regional council supports Waiwhakareke planting

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 2:01 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Nearly $315,000 is due to be provided over four years for further planting at the Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park in Hamilton. More >>

Council committee supports fresh look at commuter rail

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 2:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is a party to a fresh examination of establishing a commuter rail service between Hamilton and Auckland. More >>

Council committee supports fresh look at commuter rail

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 2:36 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is a party to a fresh examination of establishing a commuter rail service between Hamilton and Auckland. More >>

Regional council watching Piako River levels closely

Saturday, 13 May 2017, 8:18 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Regional council watching Piako River levels closely Waikato Regional Council is alerting farmers and others in the Piako River catchment that river levels are high and rising after significant recent rain but that the flood management system is ... More >>

Council watching rain and river levels closely

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 1:41 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s hazards team is urging the region’s residents to be alert for heavy downpours from this afternoon intotomorrow. More >>

Waikouaiti watermains to be renewed

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 12:51 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 11 May 2017) – Work will be starting soon on a project to replace almost 5km of old and poorly performing water pipes in Waikouaiti. More >>

Proposed regional council rates rise stays under 3 per cent

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 3:48 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have today kept the proposed rate rise for current ratepayers at under three per cent for the 2017-18 annual plan following consideration of new information from staff on cost increases. More >>

Cutting nitrogen loss in winter

Monday, 8 May 2017, 10:44 am | Waikato Regional Council

Winter’s a much riskier season for nitrogen leaching from urine patches on pasture to waterways. More >>

Nova Energy granted consents for gas-fired power station

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 12:45 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Consents to construct and operate a 360 megawatt gas-fired power station in Waikato’s Otorohanga district have been granted. More >>

Female bellbird sighting sparks extra vigilance

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 4:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Hamilton residents are being asked to keep an extra sharp eye out for bellbirds (korimako) heading into winter. It follows the sighting of a female of the species in Hillcrest, the first time a female bellbird has been reported in the city in recent ... More >>

Electrical vehicles focus of fleet management day

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 3:54 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Electrical vehicles (EVs) are seen as one of the key roads to a more environmentally sustainable future. More >>

Waikato supports Auckland boat show

Monday, 1 May 2017, 3:59 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A chance to win an iPad while learning about how to stay safe out on the water is being offered at Waikato Regional Council’s site at the 2017 Hutchwilco Boat Show in Auckland this month. More >>

New matariki-themed book aims to improve safety of kids

Monday, 1 May 2017, 11:42 am | Waikato Regional Council

Ruben the Road Safety Bear stars in a matariki-themed new book just launched by Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Boosted buses support World Masters Games in Waikato

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:18 am | Waikato Regional Council

An enhanced bus service will support the smooth running of next week’s World Masters Games 2017 events being held in the Waikato. More >>

River flooding continues to see stopbank overtopping

Sunday, 16 April 2017, 2:15 pm | Waikato Regional Council

River flooding continues to see stopbank overtopping in eastern Waikato Stopbank overtopping due to the exceptionally swollen state of the Piako and Waitoa rivers in eastern Waikato is continuing today as high rainfall levels continue to work their ... More >>

Waikato farmers can call regional council for flood advice

Saturday, 15 April 2017, 6:54 pm | Waikato Regional Council

MEDIA RELEASE – from Waikato Regional Council Issued at 2.45pm, Saturday 15 April 2017 Waikato farmers can call regional council for flooding advice Waikato Regional Council is reminding farmers they can call in for advice about any river level or ... More >>

 

 

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