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Lizards Put Big Coastcare Projects On Hold

Wednesday, 3 July 2024, 9:30 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato Regional Council biodiversity was called in to set up a monitoring programme to assess the lizard situation at beaches earmarked for restoration. More >>

Waikato Regional Council Adopts $11.8 Billion Transport Plan

Monday, 1 July 2024, 8:46 am | Waikato Regional Council

A plan representing $11.8 billion of transport priorities over the next 3–6 years has been adopted by Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Risk Of Groundwater Contamination Attracts Large Fine

Friday, 21 June 2024, 8:35 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato farming company has been convicted and fined $94,500 in the Hamilton District Court for unlawful discharges of dairy effluent into the environment in November 2022 and June 2023. More >>

Proposed Regional Coastal Plan Hearings Panel Confirmed

Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 9:52 am | Waikato Regional Council

Three independent commissioners have been appointed alongside two regional councillors to the Proposed Waikato Regional Coastal Plan hearings panel. More >>

Council Adopts Plan To Use Nature-based Solutions To Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Friday, 31 May 2024, 4:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council Chair Pamela Storey said: “This is a really positive and impressive step the council is taking. It’s a practical approach that aligns with our business as usual and will benefit the local environment.” More >>

Budget 2024 Supports Six Waikato Flood Protection Projects

Friday, 31 May 2024, 3:59 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Budget 2024 dedicates an initial $200 million for flood resilience infrastructure (with $101.1 million committed), along with co-investment from regional and unitary councils. This will accelerate six projects in the Waikato region. More >>

Government Bill Rushed: Waikato Regional Council Submission

Friday, 31 May 2024, 8:36 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has sent a clear message to the Government that proposed legislative changes impacting Māori wards and constituencies are “inequitable”. More >>

More Investment In Biodiversity, Te Huia Funding Confirmed For Two Years

Wednesday, 29 May 2024, 5:24 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council will collect rates revenue of $142.146 million in the first year of the 2024-2034 Long Term Plan to be adopted in June, with a 7.4 per cent increase from current ratepayers in the first year. More >>

Large Fine For Rock Seawall

Wednesday, 29 May 2024, 9:41 am | Waikato Regional Council

Unlawful activity in the coastal marine area. A Taranaki based contracting company has been convicted and fined $80,500 in the Huntly District Court for the unlawful construction of a rock seawall at Mōkau in December 2021. Peter Sole Transport Limited ... More >>

Leave The Nasties Behind This Moving Day

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 9:15 am | Waikato Regional Council

Leave the nasties behind. That’s the biosecurity message from Waikato Regional Council as moving day fast approaches. More >>

Leave The Nasties Behind This Moving Day: Waikato Regional Council

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 9:13 am | Waikato Regional Council

“It’s a time of huge biosecurity risk,” said the council’s biosecurity pest plants team leader, Darion Embling. “While there are many really dedicated farmers and contractors who rigorously clean their gear to protect the next property they’re ... More >>

Waikato Regional Council Welcomes Continued Funding Of Te Huia Trial

Friday, 17 May 2024, 1:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has today welcomed the NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi Board decision to support the continued trial of Te Huia, the passenger rail service connecting Waikato and Auckland. More >>

Collective Voice Needed For Waikato Economic Development

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 8:01 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has responded to news that Te Waka, the regional economic development agency, will cease operations from 30 June 2024. More >>

Applications Open For Waikato Regional Council’s 2024 Small Scale Community Initiatives Fund

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 9:05 am | Waikato Regional Council

Volunteer community groups and landowners in the Waikato region are invited to apply to a fund that supports pest animal and pest plant control. More >>

Consultation Opens On Waikato Regional Council’s Representation Review

Thursday, 9 May 2024, 1:54 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The council is required to conduct a representation review every six years, with the last review done in 2018. The review is crucial to ensure compliance with the Local Electoral Act 2001 (LEA) and the principles outlined in the Local Government ... More >>

Two-year Review Shows Te Huia On Track

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 2:34 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A two-year review of Te Huia, the Waikato to Auckland passenger rail service, shows it has delivered or is close to delivering all the targets set by the NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi Board (NZTA). More >>

Two Policies Were Adopted By Waikato Regional Council At Its April Meeting

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 8:58 am | Waikato Regional Council

It includes updated objectives and criteria for the Natural Heritage Partnership Programme and operational changes that build in efficiencies for staff and applicants. Also at the meeting, the council formally adopted its policy on dangerous, earthquake-prone ... More >>

Waikato Regional Council Recognises Young Water Science Talent

Friday, 26 April 2024, 11:38 am | Waikato Regional Council

Third-year student Cady Burns has won the Waikato Regional Council Prize in Water Science for 2024, which she collected at Wednesday’s full council meeting in Hamilton. Council Chair Pamela Storey presented the prize, which recognises a University of ... More >>

Proposed Change To Waihou Constituency Boundary

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 2:37 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council will continue to have 14 elected members, but the boundary for one of the constituencies is proposed to extend to ensure balanced representation. More >>

Waikato Regional Council Holds Off Public Transport Fare Increases Until July

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 4:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Government subsidies for age-based public transport fares end on 30 April but Waikato Regional Council will maintain current fares until 30 June. On 1 July 2024, fares for BUSIT and Te Huia services will increase by 20 per cent. The extended Community ... More >>





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