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Leading edge procurement policies praised

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 9:43 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s sustainable procurement stance has been praised as leading edge, ground breaking and a first for New Zealand at an event attended by more than 160 current and potential suppliers. Purchasing sustainably means choosing suppliers ... More >>

Paint spill “environmental eyesore”

Monday, 14 April 2014, 4:48 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council says it’s extremely frustrating to see a spill of white paint into Lake Taupo. More >>

Real people talk about real impacts of drink driving: video

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 3:40 pm | Waikato Regional Council

People telling real stories about how drink driving has impacted their lives feature in an unscripted new ‘drive sober’ video clip launched this week. More >>

$45,000 fine for water ‘theft’

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 9:16 am | Waikato Regional Council

An Auckland-based drystock farmer has been convicted and fined $45,000 for unlawfully taking water from a stream on his Waikato property over a three year period, including during last year’s drought. Offending occurred even though Waikato Regional Council ... More >>

Regional council and partners contain diesel spill

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 1:36 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has been working with its partners to deal with a diesel spill into Lake Taupo. The spill happened early this morning after a truck and trailer unit crashed off state highway 1 near Hatepe, between Taupo and Turangi, and ended ... More >>

Tui Mine remediation delivers excellent stream improvements

Monday, 7 April 2014, 12:40 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Work to remediate the contaminated Tui Mine on Mt Te Aroha has led to water quality improvements and a return of aquatic life in two local streams, latest monitoring results show. Past problems meant Tunakohoia Stream was contaminated with heavy metals ... More >>

Help sought for $34 million regional council business

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 3:26 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Applications are being sought from members of the public interested in helping run a $34 million business. More >>

Council concludes investigation into buttermilk lake

Monday, 31 March 2014, 10:00 am | Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato Regional Council has concluded their investigation into the “buttermilk lake” discovered at Atiamuri, in the South Waikato, last October. As a result of the investigation formal warnings for breaches of the Resource Management Act have ... More >>

Stakeholders, strategy and technical excellence drive change

Saturday, 29 March 2014, 12:37 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council chief executive Vaughan Payne has confirmed a new, streamlined organisational structure focused on stakeholders, strategy and technical excellence and will begin advertising new senior leadership jobs this weekend. More >>

Strains of Waikato drought bite deeper

Friday, 28 March 2014, 3:13 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The ongoing strains of the drought conditions in the Waikato and South Auckland are biting deeper, a teleconference of farmer representatives and officials has heard. “This is the fourth drought for us in six years and the situation is getting emotionally ... More >>

Waikato Regional Council offers helping hand to suppliers

Friday, 21 March 2014, 3:21 pm | Waikato Regional Council

With Waikato Regional Council committed to purchasing in a way that enhances sustainability, all existing and potential suppliers are being invited to a Sustainable Procurement Event. More >>

Interim chair of Collaborative Stakeholder Group appointed

Friday, 28 February 2014, 3:36 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Highly experienced resource management expert Bill Wasley has been appointed interim chair of the Collaborative Stakeholder Group (CSG) established to address water quality issues in the Waikato and Waipa rivers. More >>

Interim chair of Collaborative Stakeholder Group appointed

Friday, 28 February 2014, 3:28 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Highly experienced resource management expert Bill Wasley has been appointed interim chair of the Collaborative Stakeholder Group (CSG) established to address water quality issues in the Waikato and Waipa rivers. More >>

Fresh concerns over turtles at Taupo

Friday, 28 February 2014, 11:47 am | Waikato Regional Council

Fresh sightings of introduced red-eared slider turtles in Lake Taupō have prompted a reminder for people not to let these popular pets escape or dump them in waterways. More >>

Fresh fanworm find at Coromandel harbour

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 2:44 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Two small patches of Mediterranean fanworms have been located in Coromandel Harbour, prompting a fresh warning from authorities for boaties to be vigilant against accidentally bringing marine pests into the Waikato region. More >>

Wetlands: Kidneys of the landscape

Monday, 3 February 2014, 3:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

By Bala Tikkisetty Intensive farming practices can result in significant amounts of contaminants, notably nitrogen, phosphorus, faecal matter and sediment, getting into our waterways. With World Wetlands Day occurring on February 2, it is a good ... More >>

Continuing caution urged after weed spray spill

Tuesday, 7 January 2014, 4:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council says it appears a significant spill of diluted weed spray into a stream near Waikino has had little environmental effect so far but people are being urged to remain cautious over contact with the stream water. More >>

Caution urged after weed spray spill

Tuesday, 7 January 2014, 10:25 am | Waikato Regional Council

The public is being warned to be very cautious about using water from the Taiari Stream and the Ohinemuri River near Waikino for the time being. The warning comes after up to 3000 litres of diluted weed spray, thought to contain glyphosate, was ... More >>

Greater community role in rivers protection group

Tuesday, 17 December 2013, 7:25 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The general community is being given a greater say in a high calibre Collaborative Stakeholder Group (CSG) which will help drive solutions to issues affecting the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers. To make it even more inclusive, the group has been ... More >>

Free new smartphone app the best ‘first mate’ for boaties

Friday, 29 November 2013, 12:50 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A free new smartphone app has been launched giving water users across New Zealand easy access to all the information they'll need when heading out onto the water. More >>

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