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Koura site ‘healthy’ but investigation continues

Friday, 20 January 2017, 2:43 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is confident the Oraka Stream at Putaruru is now supporting a healthy ecosystem. A council team is on site today and has confirmed the presence of healthy koura and other fish life, including eel and trout, at the site of last ... More >>

Fresh round of aerial checks over Waikato for kauri dieback

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 9:35 am | Waikato Regional Council

A new round of aerial checks for kauri dieback disease is due to get underway shortly, this time over the Coromandel Peninsula, Hauraki and central Waikato. More >>

Nominations opening for Hamilton seat by-election

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 3:23 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Potential candidates are being urged to put their names forward for the vacant Hamilton constituency seat on Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Importance of wearing lifejackets correctly highlighted

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 2:08 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An incident at a Rotorua lake highlights the importance of boaties and other water users wearing a correctly fitting lifejacket, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Cause of koura deaths in Putaruru stream remains unknown

Thursday, 29 December 2016, 1:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Water testing on a stream in Putaruru has not yet identified a likely cause for the deaths of hundreds of koura (crayfish) last week. More >>

Investigation continues into dead crayfish

Friday, 23 December 2016, 12:03 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s incident response team is back at Oraka Stream in Putaruru for the fourth consecutive day investigating the possible cause of a large number of crayfish deaths that were reported earlier this week. More >>

Trading in your old for new

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 2:13 pm | Waikato Regional Council

No, Waikato Regional Council is not talking about trading in your dearly beloved. It’s your lifejackets they’re interested in, supporting the Coastguard’s Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade campaign. More >>

Experienced team heads council committees

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 4:28 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A talented team of experienced councillors has been agreed as committee chairs at Waikato Regional Council today, along with the establishment of new roles that reflect the growing complexity of the council’s business. More >>

Four top students win Dame Te Atairangikaahu scholarships

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 4:26 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Four Māori Waikato University students looking for careers involving environmental protection are the recipients of this year’s Waikato Regional Council and Waikato-Tainui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships. More >>

Community support during changing times high on agenda

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 4:14 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Support for communities facing changing times is a key focus of Waikato Regional Council’s new 2016-19 strategic direction signed off by councillors today. More >>

Hamilton bus services to expand in north of city

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 11:41 am | Waikato Regional Council

Extra bus services are being introduced in north Hamilton from early next month, Waikato Regional Council has announced. More >>

Port Waikato bar crossing capsize again highlights risks

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:14 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Another bar crossing mishap, this time at Port Waikato, has again highlighted the importance of wearing lifejackets while crossing and ensuring that Coastguard is contacted before and after a crossing. More >>

Maintaining peat performance

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:26 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Proper management of peat soils in the Waikato region is a crucial issue for both the profitability of farming and environmental protection, particularly as we head into summer. More >>

Farmers urge landowners to get on board plan change process

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:41 am | Waikato Regional Council

Farmers involved in the recent Federated Farmers-led case study to test the on-farm implications of Healthy Rivers Wai Ora have urged Waikato landowners to get on board with the proposed plan change process. More >>

Tutsan awareness campaign kicks off in region

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 12:05 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An awareness campaign has been launched by Waikato Regional Council, urging farmers to protect their properties from the invasive pest plant tutsan. More >>

Bird’s eye historical view of the Waikato shifts online

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 11:11 am | Waikato Regional Council

Online access to a bird’s eye historical view of much of the Waikato region is progressively being made available as part of a leading edge national aerial photography project. More >>

Keep up good work on east coast marine pests

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 11:38 am | Waikato Regional Council

Boaties using Waikato’s coastal waters are being praised for their efforts to keep marine pests away from the region’s eastern coast. More >>

Healthy Rivers Wai Ora open days generate good discussion

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 9:55 am | Waikato Regional Council

About 100 farmers turned out to the first Waikato Regional Council open days in Otorohanga and Reporoa last week to discuss the Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1. More >>

Partial withdrawal of Healthy Rivers Wai Ora notification

Monday, 5 December 2016, 9:26 am | Waikato Regional Council

Part of the northeast Waikato is to be withdrawn from the currently notified Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 – Waikato and Waipa River Catchments to allow for consultation with Hauraki iwi to occur. The land area of just over 120,000 hectares ... More >>

By-election for Hamilton constituency seat

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 12:19 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A by-election will be held next year to fill the Waikato Regional Council vacancy created by the passing of councillor Lois Livingston. More >>



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