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Regional council to provide advice following Waitomo slip

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 5:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council staff are tomorrow due to assist in assessing the impacts of a massive slip of soil beside and across the Mangaokewa River near Te Kuiti. More >>

Roaring safely into spring in Waikato

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 1:27 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Warmer weather means increased opportunities for Waikato motorcyclists to get out on the road with a return to spring riding More >>

New Raglan Bar Crossing Awareness Course on 8 October

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 9:08 am | Waikato Regional Council

Raglan Coastguard is running its latest Raglan Bar crossing awareness day on Sunday 8 October, with support from Waikato Regional Council’s maritime services team. More >>

Four Tauira Win Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships

Friday, 15 September 2017, 11:20 am | Waikato Regional Council

The Hamilton-based University of Waikato students are now also this year’s winners of Waikato Regional Council and Waikato-Tainui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships. More >>

Waikato Regional Council helps spread the word in te reo

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 3:17 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A new free app is being launched tomorrow during Māori Language Week to help upskill Waikato Regional Council staff in te reo and tikanga Māori (protocol). More >>

Report New Sightings of Myrtle Rust in Waikato

Friday, 8 September 2017, 10:49 am | Waikato Regional Council

The discovery of myrtle rust infecting two mature trees in Ōtorohanga has prompted a reminder from Waikato Regional Council for sightings of the disease to be reported. More >>

Beetling along for healthy soils

Friday, 8 September 2017, 10:12 am | Waikato Regional Council

Could using exotic dung beetles help address soil health and water quality issues in New Zealand? It’s an option that has real possibilities. More >>

Enviroschools photo and story opportunities

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 1:10 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Making kōwhai seed “bombs” for planting, learning how to keep on top of pests and being empowered to share their action. These are just some of the benefits Waikato children report from participation in Enviroschools. More >>

Otorohanga stream ‘runs green’ with effluent

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 9:59 am | Waikato Regional Council

A stream running green with dairy effluent from two separate sources on the same Otorohanga dairy farm has appalled Waikato Regional Council officers. “The council is particularly concerned that one of the discharges to the stream appears to have ... More >>

Better than best

Monday, 4 September 2017, 5:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

That’s the standard being reached by a number of earthworks contracting companies as they work hard to control discharges of sediment into waterways. More >>

Hamilton-Auckland rail link and public transport options

Monday, 4 September 2017, 1:12 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A fresh study looking at public transport needs between Hamilton and Auckland, including a possible passenger rail service, has been agreed to today by the multi-agency regional transport committee. More >>

New Technology & Services Boost Hamilton Buses

Monday, 4 September 2017, 9:28 am | Waikato Regional Council

Hamilton’s bus services are getting significant improvements starting from the end of this month through the introduction of new technology and re-designed routes. More >>

Standing up for the Māori language

Friday, 1 September 2017, 8:51 am | Waikato Regional Council

That’s one of the key motives behind Waikato Regional Council’s deputy chair Tipa Mahuta, chief executive Vaughan Payne and several other staff members taking a part in the Mahuru Māori challenge this month. More >>

Climate change realities addressed by regional council

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 3:21 pm | Waikato Regional Council

More severe weather extremes and significant coastal areas that could be affected by sea level rise are two of the key climate change risks for the Waikato region. More >>

Water safety crucial for whitebaiters

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 9:48 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato whitebaiters are being reminded of the importance of sticking to water safety guidelines amid anecdotal reports some aren’t following the rules. More >>

Help keep whitebait fisheries healthy

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 9:36 am | Waikato Regional Council

Stephen Donald was famously fishing for them when he got That Call from the All Blacks during the 2011 World Cup. In doing so, he was part of whitebaiting that has its roots in traditional Maori gathering of inanga (whitebait) and the wider kiwi outdoors ... More >>

Good scout from Thames wins top scholarship

Friday, 25 August 2017, 1:32 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Good scout from Thames wins top scholarship Taylor Auld from Thames has been a good scout, involved in picking up litter initiatives along the coast near his home town. Now the 18-year-old has today picked up a top scholarship worth $6,000 from Waikato ... More >>

Effluent discharges result in $49,000 fine for farmers

Friday, 25 August 2017, 8:49 am | Waikato Regional Council

Two Waikato farming enterprises have been convicted and fined a total of $49,000 for unlawful discharges of dairy effluent on a Waitetuna property, near Raglan. Acorn Farms Limited (the landowner) and A & T Dairies Limited (a sharemilker on the ... More >>

Wallabies are pests not pets

Monday, 21 August 2017, 3:52 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council staff are concerned some residents may be treating dama wallabies as pets instead of pests. More >>

Blue Springs bottling take application on hold

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 10:26 am | Waikato Regional Council

NZ Pure Blue Springs Limited’s consent application to take water for bottling purposes from the Blue Springs has formally been put on hold, says Waikato Regional Council’s resource use directorate. More >>

 

 

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