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Waikato communities take action to protect kauri

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 2:31 pm | Waikato Regional Council

It’s fantastic to see local community groups taking action to protect threatened kauri, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Failed piggery directors convicted

Friday, 17 November 2017, 8:33 am | Waikato Regional Council

Two former directors of a failed piggery operation, which posed a significant risk to the environment, have been convicted and fined thousands of dollars each in the Hamilton District Court. Waikato Regional Council, which brought the prosecution, ... More >>

Farmers Cultivate With Care After Big Wet

Monday, 13 November 2017, 9:46 am | Waikato Regional Council

Following the wettest winter on record, farmers are currently cultivating their paddocks for pasture or crop rotation. More >>

Open Day for Lake Waikare & Whangamarino Wetland

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 8:42 am | Waikato Regional Council

North Waikato’s Lake Waikare and the nearby Whangamarino wetland are precious natural assets, which also contribute to local flood control and drainage. But the lake and wetland are facing some significant environmental challenges. More >>

Multi-agency group set up in Waikato to tackle velvetleaf

Monday, 6 November 2017, 10:34 am | Waikato Regional Council

A multi-agency steering group set up to tackle the damaging agricultural pest velvetleaf in the Waikato region is urging farmers and rural contractors to check all machinery is clean to protect farms from nasty weeds. More >>

Environment planning good for farming business

Friday, 3 November 2017, 9:04 am | Waikato Regional Council

Farmers are being encouraged to get ahead of the game and prepare now for whatever final new environmental rules are rolled out in the Waikato and Waipa rivers catchments. More >>

Act on safety messages or risk drowning and serious injury

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 11:13 am | Waikato Regional Council

That’s the call from disappointed Waikato Regional Council harbourmasters after a capsizing at Port Waikato that involved the rescue of three middle-aged men from Pukekohe. More >>

Ruben road safety programme reaches 20 year milestone

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 3:29 pm | Waikato Regional Council

It’s been 20 years since Ruben the Road Safety Bear launched. His look might have changed, but the foundation road safety skills he teaches to Waikato children hasn’t. More >>

Swimming safely through summer

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 1:27 pm | Waikato Regional Council

With the summer swimming season about to kick off, Waikato Regional Council will again be helping beach users know whether water quality is suitable. More >>

Cambridge composting company fined $64,000

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 8:40 am | Waikato Regional Council

A company which operates a composting and quarry facility in Cambridge has been convicted and fined $64,125 for a number of illegal discharges into a stream that flows to the Waikato River. More >>

Maori seats to be retained at Waikato Regional Council

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 4:40 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Maori seats to be retained at Waikato Regional Council The two Maori seats on Waikato Regional Council will be retained following a vote by councillors. The current Maori constituencies are Nga Hau e Wha and Nga Tai ki Uta and have been in effect for almost ... More >>

Landcare networking field day at Mangapiko

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 2:19 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Caring for our land and waterways is the focus of the latest landcare networking field day being held at Mangapiko near Te Awamutu on 8 November. It’s being organised by Waikato Regional Council, the NZ Landcare Trust and the Lower Mangapiko Stream ... More >>

Strong turnout to Effluent Expo “great news"

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 4:46 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Strong turnout to Effluent Expo “great news for the environment” More than 500 farmers have attended this year’s Effluent Expo in the Waikato, with many investing in water, effluent storage and application infrastructure. The free expo, held at ... More >>

Early detection helps stop marine pest spread on Coromandel

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 6:31 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Early detection helps stop marine pest spread on Coromandel Peninsula A harbour surveillance programme on the Coromandel Peninsula has led to the quick identification of the marine pest fanworm, preventing its spread to other vessels. It’s the second year ... More >>

Kakepuku ecology award for regional council

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 1:36 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An organisation working to boost the ecology of Mount Kakepuku near Te Awamutu has presented Waikato Regional Council with a special Pukeko Award for its support. More >>

Kiwi care and pest control groups receive funding

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 12:36 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Community groups protecting kiwi and targeting pest animals are the biggest individual recipients of the latest environmental initiatives fund allocation round involving $137,550 in grants. Waikato Regional Council’s finance committee has agreed to ... More >>

A-grade Puts Waikato Regional Council Amongst NZ's Best

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 11:59 am | Waikato Regional Council

An A rating announced today by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) reflects improvements made by Waikato Regional Council over the past three years to lift its performance. More >>

Take care after big wet

Monday, 9 October 2017, 2:40 pm | Waikato Regional Council

It’s been a wet one all right – MetService is already describing 2017 as “the year it didn’t stop raining” with Waikato rainfall at record levels for January to September. More >>

Another great scholarship chance for Waihou-Piako

Friday, 6 October 2017, 4:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Another great scholarship chance for Waihou-Piako zone students Another great opportunity is being offered for students hailing from the Waihou-Piako rivers zone to get a tertiary studies scholarship worth up to $6000. Waikato Regional Council’s Roger ... More >>

Big turnout expected for free Effluent Expo

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 10:35 am | Waikato Regional Council

Nearly 40 exhibitors – with more expected – have been confirmed for the latest Effluent Expo being run by Waikato Regional Council, with support from DairyNZ. Going on previous years, hundreds of farmers are expected to attend the event on 17 October, ... More >>



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