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Council committed to improving freshwater fish migration

Friday, 20 April 2018, 9:45 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is optimistic new national fish friendly guidelines announced this week will be accompanied by Government and research institute investment in solutions to this increasingly challenging issue. More >>

Hefty fine for ‘woefully inadequate’ effluent management

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:34 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Te Kowhai dairy farmer has been convicted and fined $35,625 in the Hamilton District Court for allowing large volumes of dairy effluent to overflow into the environment. More >>

Cambridge earthworks company fined $19,000

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 9:02 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is urging earthworks contracting companies to be vigilant with their environmental obligations after a Cambridge company was convicted and fined $19,125 for sediment discharges into a Tamahere stream near Hamilton. More >>

Wintering practices important

Monday, 16 April 2018, 3:51 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The weather already this year has been a mixed bag of wet and dry. The winter season is now around the corner and who knows what that will bring! More >>

Spaces for community appointees on council subcommittees

Monday, 16 April 2018, 2:40 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Spaces open for community appointees on council subcommittees Nominations have opened today for positions on the region’s catchment and drainage subcommittees, giving members of the public a chance to directly inform Waikato Regional Council decisions ... More >>

Kawe Kōrero app scoops top award at SOLGM awards

Friday, 13 April 2018, 3:35 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Katahi anō ka whakaihuwaka te taupānga o Kawe Kōrero i ngā tohu SOLGM More >>

Submissions open on variation to Healthy Rivers plan change

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 4:38 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Submissions on a variation to the plan to improve the health of the Waikato and Waipā rivers have opened today. The public will have until Wednesday 23 May to make a submission on the variation. Further information, including the feedback form, is available ... More >>

Waikato’s public transport steps up a level

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 10:25 am | Waikato Regional Council

For the first time, double decker buses are operating on Waikato Regional Council’s public bus network. More >>

Tribute paid to former regional council chairman

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 9:46 am | Waikato Regional Council

Tribute is being paid to foundation councillor and former regional council chairman Neil Clarke, OBE, QSO, KSS, who passed away peacefully at his home in the Bay of Plenty on Tuesday (6 March). More >>

Transport plan affects everyone – have your say

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 10:41 am | Waikato Regional Council

A plan for Waikato’s land transport system – which affects everyone who drives, walks, cycles or uses public transport – has been approved for public consultation. More >>

New rabbit virus to be released in parts of the Waikato

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 1:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

MEDIA RELEASE 27 February 2018 New rabbit virus to be released in parts of the Waikato Waikato Regional Council will be releasing a virus to reduce the significant environmental and agricultural impacts of wild rabbits in some parts of the region. It follows ... More >>

Maunga sanctuary granted $1.4 million

Monday, 26 February 2018, 2:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

New Zealand's largest mainland sanctuary for native wildlife has been granted $1.4 million over four years by Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Top water science students share prize

Friday, 23 February 2018, 3:45 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Two University of Waikato students will share this year’s water sciences prize after the selection panel couldn’t separate the pair. More >>

Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora hearings commissioners appointed

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 3:43 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Four independent hearings commissioners have been appointed to the Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Proposed Plan Change 1 hearings panel. More >>

Earthworms improve farm productivity

Monday, 19 February 2018, 12:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The humble earthworm is worth its weight in gold when it comes to on farm soil productivity and improving soil health and water quality. More >>

3-year safe fish passage trial proposed in 10 year budget

Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:10 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council will look for funding partners for a three-year trial to reduce native fish mortalities as they pass through flood control pumps. More >>

Waikato: Consents granted for rendering and processing plant

Monday, 5 February 2018, 9:49 am | Waikato Regional Council

Air discharge and land use consents have been granted for a meat rendering and blood processing plant at Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd’s existing abattoir property in Morrinsville. More >>

Waikato: 4.2% rates rise proposed for increased services

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 12:35 pm | Waikato Regional Council

4.2 per cent rates rise proposed for increased service levels Waikato Regional Council's draft 10 year budget has been signed off, with a proposed average rates rise of 4.2 per cent to existing ratepayers in year 1 to meet the demand for increased services. ... More >>

Improved bus services roll out on eastern Hamilton routes

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 7:34 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Improved bus services roll out on eastern Hamilton routes Improved bus services will be rolling out on Hamilton’s eastern routes this weekend. The changes include an amendment to the 10 Hillcrest bus route following a petition from a small group ... More >>

Ngātea stopbank gets top-up

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 3:51 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Ngātea residents can expect increased truck movements as the next stage in a multimillion dollar project to upgrade the stopbank gets underway this week, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>



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