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Final stage of mangrove removal to start in Whangamatā

Friday, 17 August 2018, 2:19 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is starting the final stage of mangrove removal work, which it has resource consent for, in Whangamatā. More >>

Student scholarship for noted conservationist

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 5:13 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Noted Whenuakite farmer, the late Arthur Hinds, is to have a Work Placement Scholarship established in his honour by the Department of Conservation and Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Another hefty fine for dairy pollution

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 1:55 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An Ōtorohanga farmer has been convicted and fined a total of $57,000 for discharging dairy effluent into the environment. This hefty fine comes within a week of a $41,000 fine imposed on a Reporoa farmer, also for dairy pollution. More >>

Forest and Bird report ‘misleading’

Monday, 13 August 2018, 1:32 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is disappointed with a Forest and Bird report regarding compliance monitoring and enforcement in the dairy sector in the 2016/17 dairy season. More >>

Three-year grant awarded to protect Rings Beach wetland

Friday, 10 August 2018, 10:17 am | Waikato Regional Council

A community group tackling wilding pines at Rings Beach, on the Coromandel Peninsula, has been given a $90,000 funding boost by Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Farmer fined $41,000 over stream effluent

Friday, 10 August 2018, 8:47 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is urging dairy farmers to seek advice about effluent management from accredited experts following the conviction of a Reporoa farming company. More >>

Waikato agreement with Hamilton City Libraries to end

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 1:34 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Agreement with Hamilton City Libraries ending 30 September – Waikato District Council to reinvest money into service that will benefits all its residents More >>

Waikato doing well, but room for improvement: report

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 4:40 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato region has relatively affordable housing, better life satisfaction and an above average percentage of te reo Māori speakers, but could be doing better in a number of other areas. More >>

Public urged to report sightings of wild rabbit carcasses

Monday, 23 July 2018, 1:30 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is urging residents to report any sightings of wild rabbit carcasses in areas where the RHDV1 K5 virus was released in April. More >>

Sunday’s weather system may affect low-lying coastal areas

Friday, 13 July 2018, 11:07 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is monitoring a weather system which has the potential to affect some of the region’s low-lying coastal areas on Sunday. More >>

My Waikato app encourages participation in river clean-up

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:58 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato River Authority is using a Waikato Regional Council mobile app to get people engaged with the clean-up of the river. More >>

Final Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora hearings commissioner appointed

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Final Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora hearings commissioner appointed The fifth and final independent hearings commissioner has been appointed to the Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Proposed Plan Change 1 hearings panel. It is Greg Ryder, a Dunedin-based director ... More >>

Plan forecasts $5.7 billion spend on regional transport

Friday, 29 June 2018, 2:33 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The 2018 update to the Waikato Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-2045, adopted by Waikato Regional Council yesterday, will see the Waikato Expressway completed to Cambridge – the region’s long standing top transport priority. More >>

Waikato Council Targets Grossly Undersized Effluent Storage

Friday, 29 June 2018, 12:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Nineteen per cent of Waikato farms have “grossly undersized” effluent storage and Waikato regional councillors have backed a plan aimed at bringing them in line. More >>

10 year plan supports a sustainable future for the Waikato

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 9:23 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have this week adopted a 10 year plan that supports a sustainable future for the region, where the environment, economy and communities all thrive. More >>

Transport Committee seeks lower rural speed limits

Monday, 25 June 2018, 11:20 am | Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato Regional Transport Committee is seeking government support to reduce the speed limit on Waikato rural roads from 100kmh to 80-90kmh. More >>

Sixth kauri dieback site found on Coromandel Peninsula

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:45 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A disease that kills mighty kauri trees has been found in forest on a private property at Tairua, on the Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato Regional Council has confirmed. More >>

Council commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:14 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Certification reflects council commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions Waikato Regional Council is doing its bit to support New Zealand’s move to a low carbon economy by publicly committing to reduce its carbon footprint and work with others ... More >>

Interactive tool launched by regional council helps farmers

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 4:11 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Interactive tool launched by regional council to help farmers An interactive tool specially designed to help farmers mitigate common risks on-farm is being launched by Waikato Regional Council at this year’s National Fieldays at Mystery Creek. More >>

Contribution to Thames Valley Drainage Area Recognised

Friday, 8 June 2018, 10:10 am | Waikato Regional Council

Drainage was the key to turning land into productive pasture when Hauraki Plains farmer, Ian Coombe, was first elected to Thames Valley Drainage Committee. More >>

 

 

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