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Regional council adopts 10-year plan

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 4:38 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Regional council adopts 10-year plan Waikato Regional Council has today formally adopted its 10 year plan and confirmed an average 0.4 per increase in rates revenue from existing ratepayers in 2015/16. “This plan achieves a good balance between ... More >>

Taupō farmer warned over nitrogen cap breaches

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 1:47 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Taupō farmer warned over nitrogen cap breaches A sheep & beef farmer has been formally warned for breaching the Resource Management Act by exceeding a nitrogen discharge cap on properties in the Lake Taupō catchment over a two year period. ... More >>

Drive Sober campaign: Magic opportunity for Waikato netball

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 10:46 am | Waikato Regional Council

Drive Sober campaign: Magic opportunity for Waikato netball centres Three lucky Waikato netball centres have won an opportunity to host Kia Magic netball players as part of a Drive Sober campaign. Drive Sober was launched in 2013 by the Waikato ... More >>

West coast land and water protection given major boost

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 9:15 am | Waikato Regional Council

23 June 2015 West coast land and water protection given major boost Waikato Regional Council’s efforts to manage erosion on vulnerable west coast farm land, as well as prevent sediment getting into waterways, have been given a major boost through ... More >>

Economic Strategy Implementation Governance Group Named

Monday, 15 June 2015, 1:58 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A high class team of Waikato business and political leaders has been appointed to oversee the implementation of a ground-breaking economic development strategy prepared under the auspices of the Waikato Mayoral Forum. More >>

Care urged after recent fan worm finds in Coromandel Harbour

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 2:55 pm | Waikato Regional Council

9 June 2015 Care urged after recent fan worm finds in Coromandel Harbour Boaties and marine farmers around the Coromandel Peninsula are being urged to take extra care after recent new finds of the marine pest fan worm (Sabella) in Coromandel Harbour. ... More >>

Care urged after recent fan worm finds in Coromandel Harbour

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 2:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

9 June 2015 Care urged after recent fan worm finds in Coromandel Harbour Boaties and marine farmers around the Coromandel Peninsula are being urged to take extra care after recent new finds of the marine pest fan worm (Sabella) in Coromandel Harbour. ... More >>

Waikato doing well but could do better, says report

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 2:17 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato region is generally doing well across a range of economic, social and environmental indicators but could do significantly better on a number of fronts. More >>

Manage ‘last resort’ winter option carefully

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 9:59 am | Waikato Regional Council

Manage ‘last resort’ winter option carefully Bala Tikkisetty So-called sacrifice paddocks are a last resort option for protecting wet pasture from the effects of stock trampling in winter. It’s far better to use a dedicated and specially constructed ... More >>

Two regional council projects receive top Green Ribbon award

Friday, 5 June 2015, 1:34 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Two significant environmental projects involving Waikato Regional Council last night won categories at the national Green Ribbon Awards at Parliament. More >>

Council Fieldays site to provide info and advice

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 12:23 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The wide range of Waikato Regional Council’s advice and expertise available to help farmers will be on show at Fieldays this year. More >>

Council Fieldays site to provide farmers with info & advice

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 12:18 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Council Fieldays site to provide farmers with info and advice The wide range of Waikato Regional Council’s advice and expertise available to help farmers will be on show at Fieldays this year. The council’s site – number PE36 in the main ... More >>

Plan for shaping Waikato’s future agreed

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 9:51 am | Waikato Regional Council

Plan for shaping Waikato’s future agreed The 10-year plan for shaping the future of the Waikato region will be delivered on a rates revenue rise of just 0.4 per cent in 2015/16. The decision follows two days of deliberations by Waikato Regional Council ... More >>

TB rate collection to continue one more year

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 10:04 am | Waikato Regional Council

TB rate collection to continue one more year Waikato Regional Council has today agreed to continue collecting the rate for the national bovine tuberculosis (TB) programme, but at a reduced amount of $500,000. Only ratepayers with properties two ... More >>

Farmer field day popular in Waipā catchment

Friday, 15 May 2015, 4:36 pm | Waikato Regional Council

About 25 farmers have attended a second Waikato Regional Council field day focused on farm planning and environmental sustainability in the Waipā River catchment near Otorohanga. More >>

Arbor Day weeds-for-natives offer from regional council

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 2:35 pm | Waikato Regional Council

As part of activities around Arbor Day in early June, Waikato Regional Council is offering Coromandel residents an opportunity to swap weeds for native plants. Arbor Day is when people in many countries are encouraged to plant and care for trees. ... More >>

Farmers encouraged to front foot it on environment

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 12:02 pm | Waikato Regional Council

With land-based activities in the Waikato and Waipa rivers catchments due to face new targets and limits to protect water quality, farmers are being encouraged to be on the front foot over environment-related changes to their operations. More >>

Gypsy Day – Effluent Management Doesn’t Stop at Farm Gate

Monday, 11 May 2015, 9:27 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is reminding dairy farmers of the importance of good stock effluent management during the upcoming Gypsy Day on 1 June. More >>

Democracy and effectiveness call over ECan ideas

Friday, 8 May 2015, 4:06 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Democracy must be at the heart of local government, says a Waikato Regional Council submission on the Government’s ideas for the future of governance at Environment Canterbury, that area’s regional council. Elected Environment Canterbury (ECan) ... More >>

Ed Hillary Hope Reserve opening soon

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 12:08 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Peter and Sarah Hillary will be guests of honour at the opening of a new forest reserve near Raglan that bears their famous father’s name, as well as that of a local farming family which has helped protect the area. Sir Edmund Hillary was the ... More >>

 

 

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