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Good ‘Moving Day’ Planning Key To Preventing Pest Plant Spread & Managing Effluent

Friday, 20 May 2022, 12:03 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Farmers are being urged to do their bit to protect farms from damaging pest plants by ensuring machinery, vehicles and equipment have been cleaned ahead of Moving Day. Planning is also necessary when it comes to preventing effluent entering waterways ... More >>

Emissions Reduction Plan Welcomed, Urgency Needed

Monday, 16 May 2022, 7:17 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has welcomed the release of Aotearoa New Zealand’s first emissions reduction plan and urges Waikato people to respond to the urgent need to tackle climate change. Te hau mārohi ki anamata, announced by the Government earlier ... More >>

Callout For Known Koi Congregation Sites

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 10:17 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Landowners are being asked to share their knowledge of koi congregation sites in the Waikato region. Waikato Freshwater Biosecurity Coordinator Michelle Archer last week provided an update to the Integrated Catchment Management Committee on the council’s ... More >>

Results Of ‘biggest, Most Challenging’ Summer Maritime Operation Released

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 4:19 pm | Waikato Regional Council

This summer, Waikato Regional Council’s maritime safety team conducted its biggest and most challenging operation to date, running for three weeks from Boxing Day through to 16 January with an additional 12 staff covering recreational boating activity ... More >>

Reduced Funding Round For Environmental Projects This Year

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 5:33 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council will run a reduced Environmental Initiatives Fund (EIF) round this year, with a total budget allocation of $50,000. The fund is a contestable community grants programme that provides funding for worthwhile community projects ... More >>

‘Cohesion’ Important, Says New Waikato Regional Council Chair

Monday, 9 May 2022, 7:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Barry Quayle has been voted in as the new Chair of Waikato Regional Council, after a majority of councillors backed the removal of Russ Rimmington from the top spot in a meeting held today. The extraordinary meeting of council was called after a ... More >>

Groundbreaking Changes Being Explored For Public Transport In Waikato Region

Friday, 6 May 2022, 10:51 am | Waikato Regional Council

Big changes in how public transport is planned and delivered could be in the pipeline, after receiving backing from Waikato regional councillors. During the late April meeting, a report to council said making changes to public transport in a timely ... More >>

Councillors Adopt New Plan To Manage Pests

Friday, 29 April 2022, 10:40 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A new rulebook for managing pest animals and plants has been adopted by Waikato Regional Council, with the plan to be notified at the end of May. The decision was made during yesterday’s council meeting following a robust process to bring the ... More >>

Ag Industry Group Monitoring The Climate

Friday, 29 April 2022, 4:50 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato and South Auckland agricultural industry group has urged forward planning by farmers as the long dry summer continues into autumn. While it has poured a couple of times, and flooded Waitomo, in general rainfall has been low, and fallen a lot ... More >>

Council Urges Community Engagement On Drinking Water Proposals

Friday, 18 March 2022, 9:37 am | Waikato Regional Council

Many small water suppliers in the region will be caught up in the proposed changes to standards of drinking water, says Waikato Regional Council. In its submission on the proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Sources of ... More >>

Construction Begins On Infrastructure To Reinstate Lake Level Of Kimihia

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 3:35 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Work is underway at Lake Kimihia, just north of Rahui-Pōkeka (Huntly), to reinstate the lake level and deliver on environmental and cultural improvements. Lake Kimihia was reduced in size from 318 hectares to 44ha because of historic open cast mining ... More >>

More Wilding Pine Control Targeted For Coromandel Peninsula

Monday, 14 March 2022, 10:10 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has started wilding pine control in new locations in the Coromandel Peninsula. The control work in Opito Bay and Whenuakite is part of operations on the peninsula that received funding through the Ministry of Primary Industries’ ... More >>

Regional Report On Impacts Of Climate Change To Inform Risk Assessment And Planning

Friday, 11 March 2022, 12:40 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A regional evaluation of the impacts of climate change commissioned by Waikato Regional Council will be shared with territorial authority, iwi partners and business to inform regional and sub-regional climate risk assessments and planning. Yesterday, the Climate ... More >>

$200,000 Grant For Land Purchase At New Chums Beach

Friday, 25 February 2022, 9:03 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has approved a $200,000 grant towards the NZ Coastal Trust’s purchase of 30 hectares of land at the northern end of Wainuiototo in the Coromandel Peninsula. Due to the need to share sensitive information relating to the application, ... More >>

Council To Hold Back Lake To Repair Waikare Control Gate

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 4:30 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is embarking on a project to remove a flood control gate that holds back the flow from a lake with about 45 million cubic metres of water in it. The northern outlet control gate at Lake Waikare has to be taken out for inspection ... More >>

Council Confirms Transport Consultation For Annual Plan

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 5:15 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council will seek public feedback on a proposal to pick up responsibility for rating for public transport services in the Thames-Coromandel, Hauraki and Matamata-Piako districts. Councillors have also voted to establish a contestable $200,000 per annum ... More >>

Disruptions To Bus Services; Check Before You Travel

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 3:21 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Many Waikato Regional Council bus services in Hamilton will move to a reduced timetable due to a combination of existing bus driver shortages and the potential impacts of COVID-19. For now, bus services continue to operate as usual, but from next Monday, ... More >>

Agencies Respond To Submerged Vessel In Taupō Marina

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 2:15 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Agencies are working to salvage a 10-metre vessel that has sunk in the Taupō Marina overnight, with 200 litres of diesel onboard. The Department of Internal Affairs’ Taupō Harbourmaster has been leading the response, with assistance from Waikato ... More >>

Ag Industry Group Urges Vaccination And Planning

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 11:17 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato and South Auckland agricultural industry group says vaccination and planning are the best defences against COVID-19 causing disruptions on farm. Ohinewai farmer and group chair Neil Bateup urged rural communities to get their boosters to help ... More >>

CCCFA Stymies Home Upgrade Scheme

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 10:42 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s sustainable homes scheme, Eco Retrofit, has hit a roadblock with the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA). The scheme – confirmed last June through the council’s 10-year plan – was due to launch this year, providing ... More >>