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Otorohanga native bird project gets $75,000 boost

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:38 am | Waikato Regional Council

The Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park is due to receive a $75,000 boost from Waikato Regional Council’s natural heritage fund. The money will go towards construction and labour costs for a predator-proof fence around the Otorohanga Kiwi ... More >>

Free shuttles operating for Waikato and All Blacks games

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:52 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Kick-off in Waikato’s opening Ranfurly Shield clash of the Mitre 10 Cup season is this weekend and free shuttle buses will again be operating to FMG Stadium Waikato. More >>

Great scholarship chance for Waihou-Piako zone students

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:01 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Great scholarship chance for Waihou-Piako zone students There’s another great opportunity coming up for students from the Waihou-Piako rivers zone to get a tertiary studies scholarship worth up to $6000. Waikato Regional Council’s Roger Harris ... More >>

Automated floodgate caps off Graham’s Creek works

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 4:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Installation of an innovative automated floodgate has capped off a major community investment in making Graham’s Creek residents on the Coromandel safer from flooding. The floodgate – installed just last week – is one of the jewels in the crown ... More >>

Best practice becoming earthworks norm

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:47 am | Waikato Regional Council

Use of best industry practice in erosion and sediment control during earthworks projects in Waikato is becoming the new norm, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Refreshed coastal water quality monitoring for summer

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 9:16 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is to continue with a refreshed summer water quality monitoring programme at open coast beaches used for recreation purposes. More >>

28 people nominated, 4 elected unopposed to WRC seats

Friday, 12 August 2016, 2:10 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Nominations have been received from 28 people for Waikato Regional Council seats in six general and two Māori constituencies in this year’s local body elections. More >>

Deadline looming for regional council nominations

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 9:23 am | Waikato Regional Council

The deadline is looming for people who want to register to stand in this year’s Waikato Regional Council elections. Candidate nominations for the regional council close at noon this Friday 12 August, as they do for other councils around the country. ... More >>

Morrinsville student takes Roger Harris scholarship for 2016

Friday, 5 August 2016, 2:59 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A university student from Morrinsville studying for a civil engineering degree is this year’s winner of the prestigious Roger Harris (Waihou Valley Scheme Scholarship) from Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Effluent ponds need careful management following heavy rains

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 4:33 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Following the heavy rain that’s struck the region in recent days, Waikato Regional Council is reminding farmers to contact the council if they need advice on managing high effluent pond levels. Heavy rain helping to fill up ponds means farmers can ... More >>

30% discount on BUSIT fares for Waikato University students

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 2:28 pm | Waikato Regional Council

University of Waikato students will get a 30 per cent discount on adult BUSIT fares in a new agreement just signed with Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Effluent ponds need careful management following heavy rains

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 2:27 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Following the heavy rain that’s struck the region in recent days, Waikato Regional Council is reminding farmers to contact the council if they need advice on managing high effluent pond levels. More >>

Water and local democracy focus of bill submission

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 1:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is calling for changes to a new local government bill to help ensure sound water management and protect local democracy. A submission on the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2) 2016 was today approved by councillors. ... More >>

Waikato District formally warned over Raglan spills

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 4:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato District Council has received a formal warning following an investigation into an incident at Easter weekend which resulted in untreated wastewater getting into Raglan harbour. More >>

Seabird mountain gets major boost

Friday, 15 July 2016, 10:40 am | Waikato Regional Council

A ground-breaking seabird sanctuary project on Mount Karioi at Raglan is to be supported by up to $429,000 over four years from Waikato Regional Council. Approval for the funding from the council’s natural heritage fund was given at a recent council ... More >>

New way forward for mangroves on Coromandel

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 10:08 am | Waikato Regional Council

A new strategy for mangrove management on the Coromandel Peninsula has been agreed with the signing of a new Statement of Intent (SOI) between Thames-Coromandel District Council and Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Government funding smooths way for stopbank upgrade

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 9:15 am | Waikato Regional Council

The Government’s announcement of $12 million in funding to replace the Kirikiri Bridge on state highway 26 near Thames will help pave the way for an upgrade to flood protection stopbanks in the area, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Waikato Regional Council gains excellence position

Monday, 11 July 2016, 11:31 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council says it’s great news that it has been successful in its application to be part of a new Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) excellence programme aimed at helping boost local government performance. More >>

‘Magic’ surprise for motorists

Friday, 1 July 2016, 5:30 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Magic attacker Ellen Halpenny, pictured with Constable Kalym Davies, has been in the team since the Drive Sober campaign was first launched in 2013. “It’s all about the prevention of drink driving, it’s all about protecting our whanau.” More >>

Labour market action needed to ensure Upper NI growth

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 4:35 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Co-ordinated action is needed to ensure that the right amounts and kinds of workers are available to support growth in the key economic powerhouse of the Upper North Island, says a new report. More >>

 

 

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