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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 >>

Students awarded scholarships at regional council

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 1:55 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Masters of Education student evaluating an environmental education programme in Taupo and an aspiring Masters student have been awarded two prestigious scholarships at Waikato Regional Council today. The Dr Stella Frances Scholarship for $5000 (funded ... More >>

Follow up field day for farmers in Waipā River catchment

Friday, 24 April 2015, 4:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Another Waikato Regional Council field day focused on farm planning and environmental sustainability is being held in the wider Waipā River catchment near Otorohanga on 12 May. It is a follow up to the highly successful field day held just recently ... More >>

Economic Strategy Implementation Gathers Pace

Monday, 20 April 2015, 12:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Implementation of a new economic development strategy for the Waikato region is gathering pace, with a number of projects well underway and a private-public governance group in the process of being finalised. The strategy – initiated by the Waikato Mayoral ... More >>

Tui Mine remediation project wins national award

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:17 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s leadership of a multi-million dollar project to remediate the contaminated Tui Mine on Mount Te Aroha has won a prestigious national award. More >>

Water strategy to better integrate work streams

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 2:13 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Developing a more detailed, integrated regional strategy to further improve management of Waikato’s freshwater resources, and position the region for the future, has been considered by Waikato Regional Council’s strategy and policy committee today. ... More >>

Nutrient loss reduction costs vary in study

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 1:49 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Case studies of dairy support farms in the Upper Waikato River catchment indicate that the effect on profits of reducing their nutrient losses to water is as variable as the systems themselves and could potentially be minimal. More >>

Committee endorses new Waikato transport plan

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 12:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Completing the Waikato Expressway remains the top priority in a new Regional Land Transport Plan endorsed today. More >>

Field day to offer advice on environment and funding sources

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 9:12 am | Waikato Regional Council

Farmers and other land owners in the Waipā River catchment are being encouraged to attend a field day to hear ideas for managing their properties in an environmentally sustainable way. More >>

Judge ‘mystified’ at company’s dairy farm failures

Monday, 30 March 2015, 10:12 am | Waikato Regional Council

A company which owns a Cambridge dairy farm has been fined a total of $26,000 for a range of offences relating to the property. The charges against J and J Watt Limited included illegally disturbing the beds of a watercourse and a stream, and disturbing ... More >>

Public transport changes to be rolled out over next 2 years

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:03 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Changes to the region's bus network will be phased in over the next two years following today’s adoption of a new public transport plan for the Waikato. More >>

Deal struck over Cook Stream flood plain

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 9:37 am | Waikato Regional Council

A solution has been negotiated to a long standing flood plain issue concerning a number of residents next to Cook Stream at Cook’s Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula. It will see the regional council, Thames-Coromandel District Council and a local ... More >>

Regional council holding meeting in Paeroa

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 4:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is this Thursday holding its council meeting in Paeroa as part of moves to make meetings more accessible to the public.. Normally meetings of the full council are held in Hamilton but late last year councillors decided to ... More >>

Processes actively addressing water quality issues

Friday, 20 March 2015, 12:32 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council says it is closely involved in a wide range of policies, projects and programmes to address water quality issues at Lake Karapiro and other lakes and waterways. More >>

Expo turnout shows growing effluent ‘commitment’

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 12:36 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Another record turnout of between 650-700 farmers at the 2015 Waikato Effluent Expo demonstrated an ever increasing industry commitment to improving effluent management, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

 

 

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