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Don’t spread unwanted freshwater pests this summer holiday

Friday, 20 December 2019, 3:09 pm | Waikato Regional Council

With the summer holiday season coming up, Waikato Regional Council and Biosecurity New Zealand are reminding everyone in the Waikato region of the importance of cleaning their equipment between waterways to avoid the spread of unwanted freshwater pests. More >>

Weekly tests show heavy rain affects coastal water quality

Friday, 13 December 2019, 9:48 am | Waikato Regional Council

Heading off to the beach for the Christmas break and want to know if the water quality stacks up for swimming and recreation? More >>

Communities help plan to improve health of harbours

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:47 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Landowners in the west coast harbour catchments are helping Waikato Regional Council develop harbour and catchment plans for Kāwhia, Aotea and Whāingaroa/Raglan. More >>

Lake Taupō wastewater discharge investigation concludes

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:15 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A five month investigation into the Taupō wastewater spill in July has concluded, with Waikato Regional Council deciding it will not initiate a prosecution. More >>

Students cook up their own Living Room Kitchen

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:29 am | Waikato Regional Council

When you’re at primary school, a four-year project can seem like a lifetime! But the students at Hukanui Primary School are dedicated and passionate, and don’t give up. More >>

Seven farmers fined for pollution

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 2:41 pm | Waikato Regional Council

In separate cases taken by Waikato Regional Council, seven farming entities have been convicted and fined a total of $303,700 for unlawfully discharging farm animal effluent into the environment. More >>

What matters to you? Waikato survey results released

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 10:02 am | Waikato Regional Council

It’s your environment – but what really matters to you? Waikato Regional Council sought to answer that question during a recent survey of 1250 Waikato residents, with the key findings now published online. People’s satisfaction with the environment ... More >>

Waikato Mayoral Forum elects new chair and deputy

Monday, 25 November 2019, 12:13 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Allan Sanson has been elected chair of the Waikato Mayoral Forum, which includes mayors and the regional council chair. More >>

Fuel leak into Waikato River traced to source

Monday, 25 November 2019, 12:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council staff have this morning deployed booms to prevent the spread of fuel leaking from a stormwater pipe into the Waikato River. More >>

“Ground-breaking” new committee structure introduced

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 2:27 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s decision to create a new committee with a specific focus on climate change has been described as “ground-breaking”. More >>

Scholarship chance for Waihou-Piako zone students

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 2:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Students hailing from the Waihou-Piako rivers zone have an opportunity to win a tertiary studies scholarship worth up to $6000. More >>

Desktop exercise tests oil spill response capabilities

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 10:29 am | Waikato Regional Council

A fishing vessel has struck rocks and is sinking. It’s leaking diesel and oil-covered dead fish into a marine environment on the Coromandel Peninsula – what do you do? More >>

Waikato district plans for growth over the next 50 years

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 3:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

In releasing a draft of its Growth & Economic Development Strategy today, Waikato District Council is demonstrating its commitment to growth and prosperity in the Waikato district. More >>

“Highly careless” company and director fined for pollution

Monday, 4 November 2019, 9:09 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato farming company, B & B Singh Limited, and its sole director, Mr Gurnam Singh, were convicted and fined a total of $63,000 for unlawfully discharging farm effluent into the environment at a Morrinsville property in August and September ... More >>

Large fine for effluent and earthworks

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 9:43 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato farmer Randal Greenbank and his company, Whakapona Farms Ltd, have been convicted and fined a total of $96,000 for unlawfully discharging effluent into the environment and undertaking unlawful earthworks. More >>

Mother Nature lends hand in rook control

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 3:38 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A callout to the public resulted in six rookeries being found in the Waikato region, with just four needing control. More >>

Russ Rimmington elected chair of Waikato Regional Council

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 4:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Russ Rimmington has today been elected chair of Waikato Regional Council. The number in contention for the chair’s job was reduced from three to two when Tipa Mahuta withdrew her nomination during the triennial meeting, saying she was “the right ... More >>

Live bar feeds could help save lives

Monday, 21 October 2019, 10:46 am | Waikato Regional Council

Live images from three new cameras will help boaties make better decisions before attempting to cross dangerous bars, says Waikato Regional Council. The three bar cameras have been installed by the council’s harbourmasters at Port Waikato, Raglan ... More >>

Final election results for Waikato Regional Council

Saturday, 19 October 2019, 11:34 am | Waikato Regional Council

18 October 2019 Final election results announced for Waikato Regional Council All votes have now been counted and Fred Lichtwark has been confirmed as one of the two councillors elected to the Waikato general constituency. A decision on who will be ... More >>

Waikato region invited to feedback on wellbeing targets

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 3:34 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The people of Waikato are being asked what they think of a set of 17 wellbeing goals designed to help address the big issues facing the Waikato region by 2030. More >>



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