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Waikato Regional Council To Withdraw Appeal On Plan Change

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 4:40 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council will withdraw its Environment Court appeal on technical implementation issues in the Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora plan change. Council chair Russ Rimmington said following the meeting that withdrawing the appeal was a “no-brainer” ... More >>

Coromandel’s New Maritime Officer Builds Presence In Community

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 3:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s new maritime officer for Thames and Coromandel knows only too well how things can quickly go wrong for boaties out on the water. Rod Edwards, who started in his new role at the regional council this month, was a volunteer for ... More >>

Greenhouse Gases – What Are They And How Can We Mitigate?

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 5:50 am | Waikato Regional Council

By Bala Tikkisetty Climate change affects all of us and reducing greenhouse gas emissions must be a priority. Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) are the three main greenhouse gases, affecting the climate by warming the planet. ... More >>

Farmers Asked To Keep Eye Out For Destructive Farm Pest

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 8:35 am | Waikato Regional Council

Landowners are being asked to report rook sightings for targeted pest control to prevent the wary invasive, big black bird from becoming a problem on farms. It’s a good time of the year to start seeing rooks as it’s breeding season, which is ... More >>

Watercare Granted Two Consents For Waikato River Water

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 8:28 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Two consents granted by Waikato Regional Council mean Watercare can continue to maximise the amount of water it can treat for Aucklanders now and into the future. In the past week Waikato Regional Council, Watercare, Auckland Council and Waikato-Tainui ... More >>

$120,000 For Community “severely” Impacted By Bad Smell

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 1:53 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato dairy processing company has been convicted and fined $137,500 for discharging objectionable odour that has caused ‘severe’ impacts on a local community and ordered to place $120,000 in trust for the community as reparation for those impacts. ... More >>

Milestone Reached For Te Huia Passenger Rail Service

Friday, 4 September 2020, 3:59 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The first of the carriages for the new Te Huia passenger rail service from Waikato to Auckland will arrive in Hamilton on Saturday, signalling an exciting milestone for the project. A blessing of the carriages, which have been under refurbishment ... More >>

Committee Recommends Lobbying For Swimming Ban In Aratiatia Rapids

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 6:05 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors will be asked to vote on a committee recommendation to lobby for legislation which will enable swimming to be banned in the Aratiatia rapids. It’s among a number of decisions made by a three-person hearings committee ... More >>

Regional Council Opts To Stick With First Past The Post

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 5:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have opted to stick with the first past the post voting system for the 2022 triennial election. Other options before today’s council meeting included a change to single transferable voting (STV) and a poll of electors on the ... More >>

New Waikato Regional Council Chief Executive Appointed

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 1:59 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has today announced the appointment of Chris McLay as chief executive. Mr McLay has worked for almost 20 years at the council, holding an executive position in charge of the council’s regulatory responsibilities for the last 17 ... More >>

Council Gives 48 Small Scale Community Pest Control Projects A Funding Boost

Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:59 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has given 48 pest animal and plant control projects $149,984 in funding in the latest round of its Small Scale Community Initiatives Fund (SSCIF). The fund was set up to help local communities and individual landowners undertake ... More >>

Waikato’s COVID-19 Fundraising Cookbook Wins International Awards

Monday, 17 August 2020, 8:37 am | Waikato Regional Council

The world’s most elite chefs have won these awards: Jamie Oliver, Paul Hollywood, Michael Roux and, closer to home, Josh Emett, Nadia Lim and Michael Van de Elzen. And now Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) has won two awards in the ... More >>

Roadmap A Major Step In Council’s Climate Action Leadership

Friday, 14 August 2020, 5:21 am | Waikato Regional Council

The Climate Action Committee today recommended that the council adopt the Waikato Regional Council Climate Action Roadmap which will signal how the council will work toward a low-emissions, climate-resilient economy. There is hardly a regional council ... More >>

Return To Physical Distancing On Buses

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 4:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Physically distancing will again be required on buses with the return to alert level 2 for the Waikato in the nationwide COVID-19 response. Waikato Regional Council public transport manager Andrew Wilson says the council is well prepared for a change in ... More >>

Waikato Gets $23.8m From Government COVID-19 Recovery Fund For Climate Resilience Projects

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 6:40 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has secured $23.8 million from the Government for 10 flood protection and catchment projects. Yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones unveiled funding of $103.7 million for climate ... More >>

Waikato Environmental Advocates Sought For Volunteer Group

Monday, 3 August 2020, 9:42 am | Waikato Regional Council

Shepherd Isaac remembers his father reciting karakia – “making us one with the environment” – when walking ancient tracks and entering the water to collect and prepare kai. “But modern times have brought pressures, challenges and struggles ... More >>

Go-ahead To Transfer Functions To Iwi Authority A New Zealand First

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 5:27 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has reached a landmark decision to approve the transfer of specified water quality monitoring functions to the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board – a first of its kind in Aotearoa New Zealand. However, the council will still ... More >>

Council Helps Sustainability Of Community Groups With $1.63m In Grants

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 3:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has granted $1.63 million to five community groups working on landscape scale predator control projects. At the inaugural meeting of the Community Restoration Committee today, councillors approved Natural Heritage Fund grants to: ... More >>

Call For Landowners Enthusiastic About Flood Protection Or Land Drainage

Friday, 17 July 2020, 11:26 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is calling for landowners who want a voice in its flood protection programmes in the Lower Waikato and Waihou-Piako zones and land drainage programmes in the Waikato and Thames Valley catchments. In November last year, the ... More >>

Hearings Decision On Open Country Dairy Consents Released

Friday, 17 July 2020, 6:18 am | Waikato Regional Council

A hearings committee has ruled on an application for two resource consents from Open Country Dairy (OCD) to enable the continued operation and expansion of its Waharoa factory. In a decision released yesterday by an independent Waikato Regional Council ... More >>