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Proposed plan change for Waikato and Waipa rivers

Friday, 21 October 2016, 3:52 pm | Waikato Regional Council

From tomorrow, the public will have its chance to have a say on how best to manage what is arguably New Zealand’s most important and complex river system. More >>

Alan Livingston elected chair of Waikato Regional Council

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:58 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Cr Livingston – a fomer Waipa mayor and a second term regional councillor – was co-chair of the council-iwi Healthy Rivers Wai Ora committee in the last council term. More >>

Te Aroha winner of outstanding contribution award

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:39 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Te Aroha-based catchment management officer at Waikato Regional Council has won an outstanding contribution award from the New Zealand Association of Resource Management (NZARM). More >>

Soil conservation made finals in Kudos awards

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:48 am | Waikato Regional Council

An innovative tool to support soil conservation developed by Waikato Regional Council land and soil scientist Dr Reece Hill made it into the finals of two categories at the Kudos Hamilton Science Excellence Awards held last night. The geographic information ... More >>

Waikato supports drive on lifejackets

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:47 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is lending its support to a new national push to ensure people comply with lifejacket regulations while out on the water. Maritime NZ has announced the new “no excuses” drive today as part of Safer Boating Week. It ... More >>

Cambridge rook control targets production pest

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 2:14 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Taking to the air is the best way to tackle an avian pest that can significantly harm farm production. Waikato Regional Council contractors have today used an applicator dangling from a helicopter to place poison in five rook nests at Te Ko Utu Park in ... More >>

Council staff pitch in to support Cambridge wetland project

Monday, 17 October 2016, 1:49 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Volunteers from Waikato Regional Council’s staff have rolled up their sleeves to support a planting day at St Peter’s School in Cambridge. The wetland is part of a bigger environmental sustainability project led by St Peter’s School and Lincoln ... More >>

Popular MarineMate app gets funding boost

Monday, 17 October 2016, 11:00 am | Waikato Regional Council

17 October 2016 Popular MarineMate app gets funding boost The Waikato Regional Council-developed MarineMate mobile phone app, which is hugely popular with boaties nationally, has been given a funding boost by Maritime NZ. The national body announced today that ... More >>

Waikato River Authority allocates $750,000 to projects

Friday, 14 October 2016, 3:08 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council says grants of up to more than $750,000 from the Waikato River Authority for environmental projects are a sign of the solid partnership between the two agencies. “The eight projects involving the council that are being funded ... More >>

Council praises Healthy Rivers research

Friday, 14 October 2016, 11:00 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is welcoming a Federated Farmers-led joint project testing the implications of the Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 for the rural community. More >>

Managing fertiliser in spring

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 11:56 am | Waikato Regional Council

Getting the best bang for buck out of fertiliser while protecting economic and environmental bottom lines is a key balancing act for farmers. More >>

Preliminary results: Change to Waikato constituency

Monday, 10 October 2016, 10:13 am | Waikato Regional Council

Saturday’s votes have been counted and signal a change is likely to one of the two councillors elected to the Waikato general constituency. Fred Lichtwark is now leading Tony Armstrong by 22 votes for Waikato Regional Council. However, special ... More >>

Five new councillors elected to Waikato Regional

Saturday, 8 October 2016, 3:55 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Progress results: Five new councillors elected to Waikato Regional Council Waikato Regional Council has five new councillors according to progress results received by 3.30pm today. Tony Armstrong and Jennie Hayman replace retiring councillors Peter ... More >>

Machine hygiene best defence against pest plants

Friday, 7 October 2016, 11:21 am | Waikato Regional Council

Machine hygiene is the best defence against velvetleaf and other damaging weeds and is especially important during the spring planting season, says Waikato Regional Council’s biosecurity team. Velvetleaf is an aggressive cropping weed – one of ... More >>

How to tackle pest wasps

Friday, 7 October 2016, 9:45 am | Waikato Regional Council

With summer just around the corner, Waikato Regional Council is urging people to look out for pest wasps and to use safe ways to tackle then if they establish nests on private properties. Wasps were very prevalent throughout the Waikato last summer. ... More >>

Putting a stop to swooping magpies

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 4:28 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Having magpies dive bomb you can be a distinctly uncomfortable experience, particularly during the spring breeding season when the birds are especially protective of their habitat. Because of their intrusive presence and behaviour, magpies are classed as ... More >>

400 beetles released to tackle big pest weed problem

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 1:14 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has partnered with Thames-Coromandel District Council and Forest & Bird to release 400 small beetles to combat a big pest weed problem in New Zealand’s oldest arboretum. More >>

Milk storage space a possible issue

Monday, 26 September 2016, 5:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council staff are available to provide dairy farmers on the flood-affected Coromandel Peninsula with advice on the safe disposal of milk supplies. More >>

Most Waikato people rate life positively: survey

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:27 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The vast majority of people living in the Waikato region rate their overall quality of life positively, according to the results of a new survey incorporating Waikato statistics for the first time. More >>

Healthy Rivers Wai Ora public notification approved

Friday, 16 September 2016, 10:00 am | Waikato Regional Council

A groundbreaking plan change proposal aimed at restoring and protecting the Waikato and Waipa rivers has today been approved by Waikato Regional Council for public notification. Councillors were split 7-7 on a motion to approve and the measure was passed on the ... More >>



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