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Tribute paid to former regional council chairman

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 9:46 am | Waikato Regional Council

Tribute is being paid to foundation councillor and former regional council chairman Neil Clarke, OBE, QSO, KSS, who passed away peacefully at his home in the Bay of Plenty on Tuesday (6 March). More >>

Transport plan affects everyone – have your say

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 10:41 am | Waikato Regional Council

A plan for Waikato’s land transport system – which affects everyone who drives, walks, cycles or uses public transport – has been approved for public consultation. More >>

New rabbit virus to be released in parts of the Waikato

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 1:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

MEDIA RELEASE 27 February 2018 New rabbit virus to be released in parts of the Waikato Waikato Regional Council will be releasing a virus to reduce the significant environmental and agricultural impacts of wild rabbits in some parts of the region. It follows ... More >>

Maunga sanctuary granted $1.4 million

Monday, 26 February 2018, 2:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

New Zealand's largest mainland sanctuary for native wildlife has been granted $1.4 million over four years by Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Top water science students share prize

Friday, 23 February 2018, 3:45 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Two University of Waikato students will share this year’s water sciences prize after the selection panel couldn’t separate the pair. More >>

Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora hearings commissioners appointed

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 3:43 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Four independent hearings commissioners have been appointed to the Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Proposed Plan Change 1 hearings panel. More >>

Earthworms improve farm productivity

Monday, 19 February 2018, 12:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The humble earthworm is worth its weight in gold when it comes to on farm soil productivity and improving soil health and water quality. More >>

3-year safe fish passage trial proposed in 10 year budget

Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:10 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council will look for funding partners for a three-year trial to reduce native fish mortalities as they pass through flood control pumps. More >>

Waikato: Consents granted for rendering and processing plant

Monday, 5 February 2018, 9:49 am | Waikato Regional Council

Air discharge and land use consents have been granted for a meat rendering and blood processing plant at Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd’s existing abattoir property in Morrinsville. More >>

Waikato: 4.2% rates rise proposed for increased services

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 12:35 pm | Waikato Regional Council

4.2 per cent rates rise proposed for increased service levels Waikato Regional Council's draft 10 year budget has been signed off, with a proposed average rates rise of 4.2 per cent to existing ratepayers in year 1 to meet the demand for increased services. ... More >>

Improved bus services roll out on eastern Hamilton routes

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 7:34 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Improved bus services roll out on eastern Hamilton routes Improved bus services will be rolling out on Hamilton’s eastern routes this weekend. The changes include an amendment to the 10 Hillcrest bus route following a petition from a small group ... More >>

Ngātea stopbank gets top-up

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 3:51 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Ngātea residents can expect increased truck movements as the next stage in a multimillion dollar project to upgrade the stopbank gets underway this week, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Online information hub established for Waikato rainfall

Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 6:01 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An online hub for rainfall and flood related information has been set up by Waikato Regional Council to help people more easily keep up to date with severe weather events in the region. More >>

oromandel jewel given $150,000 boost for predator control

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 5:17 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A wee gem that’s home to rare native animals in the Coromandel Pensinsula has been given $154,990 over four years by Waikato Regional Council’s Natural Heritage Fund for predator control. More >>

River restoration project near prison supported

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 5:16 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Prisoners will be growing and planting eco-sourced trees for a project given $126,750 by Waikato Regional Council’s Natural Heritage Fund. More >>

Waikato Regional Council helps fund wetland purchase

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 5:14 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Native plants, birds and fish at Matahuru Wetland, Lake Waikare, will be the biggest winners of an $84,000 grant from Waikato Regional Council’s Natural Heritage Fund. More >>

Health warning lifted for Lake Taupō

Friday, 15 December 2017, 2:30 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The health warning issued last week for parts of Lake Taupō has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. More >>

NIWA fast-tracking sample testing – Lake Taupō

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 5:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

NIWA is fast-tracking analysis of samples collected from potentially toxic algae-affected sites at Lake Taupō, with results expected on Friday. More >>

Update: Samples collected from Acacia Bay

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 7:35 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Samples have been collected from Acacia Bay for testing for toxin-producing algae species, but weather has hampered monitoring work at other sites at Lake Taupō today. More >>

Potentially toxic algae confirmed for parts of Lake Taupō

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 6:37 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The local Medical Officer of Health is reminding the public to exercise caution when looking to cool off in Lake Taupō. More >>



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