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Karakia for Lake Waikare management

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Karakia for Lake Waikare management A karakia has been performed by tangata whenua and local kaumaatua to acknowledge the significance of Lake Waikare and the nearby Whangamarino wetland to Waikato-Tainui and local hapuu. The event at Lake Waikare ... More >>

Be careful with weeds as spring sprouts

Monday, 15 September 2014, 3:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Spring’s a time for getting back into the garden to clear away unwanted weeds and prepare properties for the joys of summer. But it’s also a time when those unwanted weeds can end up being dumped in inappropriate places, raising the risks of weeds ... More >>

Putting a spring in production

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:30 am | Waikato Regional Council

Spring is a key time when it comes to fertilising pasture and farmers need to take a considered approach to help protect the environment and their bottom line profits. More >>

Grant for leading edge school project

Friday, 12 September 2014, 10:34 am | Waikato Regional Council

Rhode Street School in Dinsdale has been granted $11,000 by Waikato Regional Council to help complete its leading edge ecological island project. More >>

Committee agrees to cut moorings red tape

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 2:05 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Committee agrees to cut moorings red tape Cutting proposed red tape around new resource consents for vessel moorings has been agreed to by Waikato Regional Council’s strategy and policy committee today. It follows concern, particularly amongst Coromandel boaties, ... More >>

Handling Auckland’s growth implications for Waikato

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 12:52 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Handling Auckland’s growth implications for Waikato The growth of Auckland could have pluses and minuses for Waikato, with the region needing to be ready to meet challenges and take up the opportunities its presents. That’s a key theme of a ... More >>

Farmers can expect higher fines for pollution

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 12:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A district court judge is warning that farmers polluting waterways can expect higher fines in future to provide greater deterrence as cases “continue to come before the courts”. The signal, from Judge Melanie Harland in Hamilton, came as she convicted ... More >>

Dairy company fined over odour

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 9:15 am | Waikato Regional Council

Dairy company fined over odour Dairy supply company Open Country Dairy Limited has been convicted and fined more than $35,000 for discharging objectionable odour from its Waharoa factory at the time of last year’s ”spring flush” when milk supply ... More >>

Council wins national boat safety award

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 12:51 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Council wins national boat safety award Waikato Regional Council’s maritime services team has won a national award recognising its boat safety work for the region and New Zealand. More >>

New kauri dieback find on Coromandel

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 12:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council will be working with a private landowner to prevent the spread of kauri dieback from infected trees on their Coromandel property. The new discovery has been confirmed following aerial and ground surveillance carried out ... More >>

Fined farmer attempted to ‘influence’ council inspectors

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:39 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Morrinsville farming company has received three convictions and been fined $48,750 for unlawfully discharging dairy effluent into the environment. During the course of the Waikato Regional Council inspections that led to the prosecution, Bilkar Singh, ... More >>

New regional pest management plan now operative

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s new regional pest management plan has today been put into operation on the casting vote of the chairperson Paula Southgate. More >>

Regional council opts to stick with first past the post

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:23 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have opted to stick with the first past the post voting system for the 2016 triennial election. Other options before today’s council meeting included a change to single transferable voting (STV), a poll of electors views and ... More >>

Possum operation successful, proper processes followed

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:55 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Contractors acting for Waikato Regional Council have successfully exceeded their possum control targets during an operation over about 6,200 hectares near Mahoenui in Waitomo district from May till August. More >>

Positive financial performance at regional council

Friday, 15 August 2014, 11:55 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has posted a very positive result for the last financial year, according to figures presented to yesterday’s finance committee meeting. More >>

Earthworks winners highlight improvements

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 10:23 am | Waikato Regional Council

Three new awards for environmentally sensitive earthworks projects in Waikato reflect a need to recognise the improved effort the industry has put into protecting water quality from the effects of sediment. The awards were presented at a ceremony at ... More >>

Waikato biosecurity leader receives national award

Monday, 11 August 2014, 9:56 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s biosecurity group manager John Simmons found it a nice touch that the trophy for his national pest animal management award was a replica of a kokako. One of the most satisfying highlights of his work over the years, he ... More >>

The importance of ‘nutrient efficiency’

Friday, 8 August 2014, 3:03 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Winter and early spring are when nutrients – whether introduced as fertiliser or produced by stock - are most at risk of getting lost from farms. More >>

Working Smarter on Waikato Roads

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 9:54 am | Waikato Regional Council

The rubber’s really starting to hit the road with co-operation over a smarter approach to roading in the region. More >>

Taupo nitrogen monitoring deed approved

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 5:12 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has today agreed to adopt and sign a deed for the long-term monitoring of the world-leading Lake Taupo Protection Project. More >>



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