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“Highly careless” company and director fined for pollution

Monday, 4 November 2019, 9:09 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato farming company, B & B Singh Limited, and its sole director, Mr Gurnam Singh, were convicted and fined a total of $63,000 for unlawfully discharging farm effluent into the environment at a Morrinsville property in August and September ... More >>

Large fine for effluent and earthworks

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 9:43 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato farmer Randal Greenbank and his company, Whakapona Farms Ltd, have been convicted and fined a total of $96,000 for unlawfully discharging effluent into the environment and undertaking unlawful earthworks. More >>

Mother Nature lends hand in rook control

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 3:38 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A callout to the public resulted in six rookeries being found in the Waikato region, with just four needing control. More >>

Russ Rimmington elected chair of Waikato Regional Council

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 4:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Russ Rimmington has today been elected chair of Waikato Regional Council. The number in contention for the chair’s job was reduced from three to two when Tipa Mahuta withdrew her nomination during the triennial meeting, saying she was “the right ... More >>

Live bar feeds could help save lives

Monday, 21 October 2019, 10:46 am | Waikato Regional Council

Live images from three new cameras will help boaties make better decisions before attempting to cross dangerous bars, says Waikato Regional Council. The three bar cameras have been installed by the council’s harbourmasters at Port Waikato, Raglan ... More >>

Final election results for Waikato Regional Council

Saturday, 19 October 2019, 11:34 am | Waikato Regional Council

18 October 2019 Final election results announced for Waikato Regional Council All votes have now been counted and Fred Lichtwark has been confirmed as one of the two councillors elected to the Waikato general constituency. A decision on who will be ... More >>

Waikato region invited to feedback on wellbeing targets

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 3:34 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The people of Waikato are being asked what they think of a set of 17 wellbeing goals designed to help address the big issues facing the Waikato region by 2030. More >>

40 freedom campers moved to avoid rising floodwaters

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 8:40 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council staff have this morning moved about 40 freedom campers from land near the Thames airfield as floodwaters continue to rise. More >>

Preliminary results: Change to Waikato constituency

Monday, 14 October 2019, 8:30 am | Waikato Regional Council

Saturday’s votes have been counted and signal a change is possible to one of the two councillors elected to the Waikato general constituency. Fred Lichtwark is now leading Keith Holmes by 38 votes for Waikato Regional Council. However, special votes ... More >>

Six new councillors elected to Waikato Regional Council

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 3:32 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Progress results: Six new councillors elected to Waikato Regional Council Waikato Regional Council has six new councillors according to progress results received by 2.30pm today in the 2019 local government elections. However, just 37 votes separate ... More >>

Review panel being established for regional development fund

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 12:26 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An independent review panel is being set up by Waikato Regional Council to assess four applications to its regional development fund. More >>

Field day to help farmers manage soil loss

Monday, 30 September 2019, 3:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Farmers, rural professionals and landowners are being encouraged to attend a field day to hear ideas on pole planting and mitigating the loss of sediment. More >>

Strong partnerships help achieve more for Waikato region

Monday, 30 September 2019, 11:28 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has signed off on a successful year in which a focus on strong partnerships has helped to deliver more for the region’s communities. More >>

Waikato Regional Council welcomes national water report

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 5:05 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has welcomed the Auditor-General’s national report and the acknowledgment of the genuine and ongoing efforts of regional councils to manage fresh water. The report looks at the challenges and opportunities of managing freshwater ... More >>

Regional council’s digital team ‘the best’

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 12:44 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s digital team has taken a top honour at the Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) awards ceremony in Christchurch overnight. More >>

Wanted: sightings of pasture destroying, big, black bird

Monday, 16 September 2019, 1:54 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Landowners are being asked to report rook sightings for targeted pest control before the non-native, large black bird becomes a problem on farms. More >>

Nine young leaders win Dame Te Atairangikaahu scholarships

Friday, 13 September 2019, 11:58 am | Waikato Regional Council

Nine emerging young Māori leaders are this year’s recipients of Waikato Regional Council’s Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships, designed to help promote education of rangatahi (youth) in the region. More >>

Nine young leaders win Dame Te Atairangikaahu scholarships

Friday, 13 September 2019, 8:53 am | Waikato Regional Council

Nine emerging young Māori leaders are this year’s recipients of Waikato Regional Council’s Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships, designed to help promote education of rangatahi (youth) in the region. More >>

Waikato CAN change with the climate

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 9:22 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato climate change summit in Hamilton later this month is setting the stage for activists and academics, student leaders, council candidates and community groups to work together on actions to plan, adapt and thrive in a changing climate. More >>

Planning fertiliser use in spring

Monday, 9 September 2019, 11:35 am | Waikato Regional Council

With a refreshed National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management around the corner, there is increasing pressure for farmers to improve nutrient management in their farming systems. More >>

 

 

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