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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 >>

Four Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarship winners for 2014

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 3:03 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Protecting the environment and helping with Māori development are goals broadly shared by the four winners of this year’s Waikato Regional Council - Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships. More >>

Regional council committed to coastal co-operation

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 4:08 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Regional council committed to Coromandel coastal co-operation Waikato Regional Council says it is committed to working closely with Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) and local communities to manage coastal hazard risks, such as erosion and flooding, ... More >>

Court orders halt to milking

Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:48 am | Waikato Regional Council

Court orders halt to milking A Thames farming company was ordered by a judge “not to commence milking” until a new dairy effluent system is in operation on its Kopu farm. The order followed conviction on four environmental offences and a fine of ... More >>

Waikato remains on track to meet new Government guidelines

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 11:03 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council remains on track to meet new Government water quality-related requirements despite a tightened up timeframe for achieving them. This comment, from council chairperson Paula Southgate, follows a report to the strategy and policy ... More >>

Reduce winter nitrogen loss

Monday, 14 July 2014, 3:23 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Reduce winter nitrogen loss By Bala Tikkisetty Winter is a time when farmers should take special care to protect both profits and the environment from the effects of increased nitrogen leaching at this time of year. Applications of nitrogen fertilisers ... More >>

Whitebait hui to consider issues and options

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 10:46 am | Waikato Regional Council

Members of the Port Waikato whitebaiting community, and the wider public, are being invited to a series of meetings this month to discuss the way forward for the whitebait fishery and related environmental and safety issues. The three community hui come ... More >>

Helicopters grounded for now but monitoring to continue

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 4:17 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council today confirmed it will suspend use of helicopters for monitoring dairy farm effluent compliance pending a review of its methods for checking farmers are working within the rules to protect waterways. Although ground-based ... More >>

Halt to helicopter flights recommended pending review

Friday, 13 June 2014, 12:50 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A halt to Waikato Regional Council monitoring of farm effluent issues by helicopter has been recommended pending a review of the council’s environmental rule enforcement methods. More >>



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