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Rook Numbers Falling Thanks To Landowners Reporting Sightings

Monday, 18 October 2021, 12:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Thanks to the help of landowners by reporting sightings, the numbers of rooks in the Waikato region are now believed to be below 40. With spring in the air, Waikato Regional Council is again asking landowners to report rook sightings for targeted ... More >>

Further Clarity Needed On Government’s Wetlands Regulations

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 3:18 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is calling for further clarity to proposed amendments to wetland regulations as part of the Government’s ‘Essential Freshwater’ package. The Government released Managing our wetlands: A discussion document for consultation ... More >>

Principles To Guide Response To Interim Report On Future Of Local Government

Friday, 8 October 2021, 2:36 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council will carefully consider the Government’s interim report released publicly today on the local democracy and governance system. The council agreed a number of principles last week (Thursday, 30 September) to guide engagement ... More >>

30-year Growth Plan Under Spotlight

Friday, 1 October 2021, 8:52 am | Waikato Regional Council

Residents, businesses, landowners and young people across the Waikato are being urged to have their say on an updated 30-year growth management strategy. Future Proof is a 30-year growth plan for the Hamilton, Waipā and Waikato sub-region. The ... More >>

Suspension Extended Following Review

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 4:02 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have today voted to extend the suspension period for elected member Fred Lichtwark as he has not completed all remedial actions in more than seven months. Cr Lichtwark was suspended in February following an independent ... More >>

Waikato Regional Council Urges Pause On Three Waters Reform

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 3:46 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have today joined nation-wide calls for the Government to pause its drive to implement its controversial Three Waters Reform programme. The council agreed there was wide misunderstanding of the programme and urged the ... More >>

Coal And Agriculture Put Waikato Ahead In Emission Statistics

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 3:51 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato region’s contribution to the 2.1 per cent national increase in greenhouse gas emissions in the 2019 year reflects the region’s vital role in New Zealand’s electricity generation, primary sector and goods producing industries. Waikato Regional ... More >>

BUSIT To Your Vaccination For Free

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 5:14 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s Comet bus stopped outside Waikato Hospital. Waikato residents can get a free bus ride to and from their COVID-19 vaccination appointments from tomorrow (Wednesday, 29 September). With the support of the Waikato District ... More >>

Warning To Downstream Water Users Following Truck Rollover – Kaimai Ranges

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 10:13 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is warning that chemical on board a truck that crashed on the Kaimai Ranges this morning might have entered a nearby stream. It’s understood the truck rolled on SH29, between Rapurapu Kauri Track and Kaimai Mamaku Lookout, ... More >>

Planting Begins On Ecological Corridor Connecting Kopuatai And Firth Of Thames

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 9:14 am | Waikato Regional Council

The first kilometre of a 17km-long ecological corridor connecting Kopuatai Wetland with the Firth of Thames has been planted out with 18,000 plants along the Piako River. The five-year Piako River Green Corridor project, led by Waikato Regional ... More >>

Involve local government in national planning framework

Friday, 3 September 2021, 3:52 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has this afternoon urged the Environment Select Committee to involve local government in development of a national planning framework. More >>

Waikato Regional Council restarts some field work

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 3:46 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The move down an alert level for the majority of the rohe means Waikato Regional Council is restarting some of its field work, where it’s safe to do so. A small area of the northern Waikato remains under Alert Level 4, where only essential public ... More >>

Report card shows how the region is tracking

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 10:13 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato Regional Council report on the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the region shows its residents feel better connected and healthier than average for New Zealand. The Waikato Progress Indicators – Tupuranga Waikato (WPI) report ... More >>

Council commences prosecution linked to landfill fire

Monday, 16 August 2021, 1:43 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has commenced a prosecution under the Resource Management Act against one company and one individual relating to activities at the Puke Coal landfill site at Pukemiro, west of Huntly. More >>

Innovative Corporate Software System Considered By Other Councils

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 1:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato Regional Council project to integrate its outdated corporate software systems is being considered by other Aotearoa New Zealand councils. Project Reboot aims to replace a tangled web of 28 different software systems that don’t speak ... More >>

Council Says ‘good Job Farmers’

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 1:50 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Monitoring by Waikato Regional Council has found the number of significantly non-compliant dairy farms in the region has halved on the previous year. It’s a result that has been applauded by the council who says it reflects the industry’s commitment to ... More >>

Scholarship To Aid Student’s Urban Forests Research

Friday, 30 July 2021, 11:05 am | Waikato Regional Council

The latest recipient of the $6000 Dr Stella Frances Scholarship says her thesis is a particularly challenging, exciting and novel project that will add to the story of underground life within the human ecosystem, namely urban cities. Grace Mitchell, ... More >>

Te Huia Exceeds 11,000 Passengers In Just Over Three Months

Friday, 16 July 2021, 2:15 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato to Auckland Te Huia train service has transported more than 11,000 passengers in its first three months of operation. It’s also proving extremely popular with families in the first week of the school holidays, with a 31 per cent increase in ... More >>

Innovators, Design Thinkers Wanted For Youth Initiative

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 9:53 am | Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato Wellbeing Project (WWP) is calling for innovators, data scientists and creative design thinkers to help it in its mission to enable equitable outcomes for rangatahi/youth. Expressions of interest are being sought from rangatahi or anyone ... More >>

Saturday Te Huia Services To Start Running To The Strand

Friday, 9 July 2021, 11:38 am | Waikato Regional Council

The first improvement to the Waikato to Auckland Te Huia rail service will rollout later this month, with Saturday trains arriving at The Strand station in central Auckland from 24 July. The announcement has been made by the multi-agency Te Huia ... More >>