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Extreme Weather Set 2022-23 Carbon Emissions Inventory Back To Near Baseline

Monday, 26 February 2024, 11:25 am | Waikato Regional Council

Focused efforts helped Waikato Regional Council make massive reductions in its carbon emissions, but extreme weather last year has taken it back to nearly baseline. The council has been working to reduce its emissions since 2016-17, and its reduction ... More >>

What Rules Would You Like For Keeping Bees, Pigs Or Roosters? Tell Us Before 31 March 2024

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 2:05 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Pigs making a pong? Roosters keeping you awake? Waikato District Council is asking for feedback about animal nuisance issues. The feedback will help Council when it prepares the Keeping of Animals Bylaw later in the year. Animals play a vital role ... More >>

Funding Boost To Improve Flood Resilience Of Communities Affected By 2023 Cyclones

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 11:12 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has been awarded $2.286 million from the Local Government Flood Resilience Co-investment Fund towards three projects to improve the resilience of communities impacted by Cyclone Hale and Cyclone Gabrielle in 2023. The funding ... More >>

Regional Council Proposes Resilience And Efficiency-focused 10-year Plan

Monday, 5 February 2024, 10:10 am | Waikato Regional Council

Four days of talks have wrapped up, with Waikato regional councillors agreeing a proposed 10-year budget with a 6 per cent rates rise from current ratepayers in 2024/25. Councillors heard how the proposed increase in the first year of the 2024-2034 Long ... More >>

Waikato Regional Land Transport Plan Open For Consultation

Friday, 2 February 2024, 3:45 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The draft Waikato Regional Land Transport Plan 2024–2054 (RLTP) is open for consultation meaning residents, businesses and community groups can submit feedback. The RLTP is updated every three years and it sets out how the region’s land transport system ... More >>

Kiwi Ingenuity Provides Eels With Safe Pathway To Sea

Friday, 2 February 2024, 11:36 am | Waikato Regional Council

New Zealand’s first home-grown fish-friendly flood pump, commissioned by Waikato Regional Council, has successfully passed a 1.2-metre-long shortfin eel. The prototype pump, which has been developed to replace existing MacEwans PPF axial pumps and is ... More >>

New Buses Connect Matangi And Tamahere To Hamilton

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 12:24 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Due to public demand, people on the southern outskirts of Hamilton can soon connect to the city bus network through two trial services starting on Monday, 12 February, from Matangi and Tamahere. The alternating service goes through Matangi to Tamahere ... More >>

Timetable Refresh Increases Bus Frequency Across The Hamilton Network

Tuesday, 23 January 2024, 11:46 am | Waikato Regional Council

Substantial changes to Hamilton’s bus network will boost frequency and streamline popular transfer options from Monday, 5 February. With 102 more trips each week, nearly all Hamilton suburban routes will run every 30-40 minutes during peak times ... More >>

Lengthy Court Case Results In $70,000 Fine

Monday, 18 December 2023, 9:31 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato farmer has been convicted on two charges and fined $70,000 in Te Awamutu District Court for the unlawful discharge of dairy effluent into the environment and contravention of an Abatement Notice relating to an incident on a Waitakaruru ... More >>

Environment Minister Asked To “call In” Waste To Energy Application

Friday, 15 December 2023, 11:53 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is asking the Environment Minister to “call in” a waste to energy plant consent application to enable greenhouse gas emissions to be considered. Global Contracting Solutions Limited wants to build the plant in Racecourse Road, ... More >>

Dangerous Dams Policy Open For Consultation

Friday, 15 December 2023, 9:29 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s proposed policy on dangerous, earthquake-prone and flood-prone dams is now open for consultation. The consultation will be open until 2 February 2024. The proposed policy was approved by council for public consultation, ... More >>

Conviction And Fine For Farmer

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 7:26 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato farmer has been convicted on three charges and fined $45,500 in the Hamilton District Court for unlawful discharges of farm animal effluent between May and November 2021. Brett Ian Dyson was sentenced by Chief Environment Court Judge David Kirkpatrick ... More >>

Monitoring Of Popular Freshwater Recreation Sites Underway For Summer

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 12:46 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Weekly monitoring of water quality in Waikato lakes and rivers popular with recreational users has kicked off for the summer season. The annual Waikato Regional Council programme involves collecting and testing freshwater samples for levels of E. coli and cyanobacteria. ... More >>

Summer Boating Safety Key Focus Of Operation Neptune

Monday, 4 December 2023, 12:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

With thousands of people expected to take to the water this summer, Waikato Regional Council maritime officers will be highly visible to promote boating safety. “Operation Neptune is about providing a proactive presence on the water, with the emphasis on ... More >>

New EV Kicks Off Waikato Bus Network Electrification

Friday, 1 December 2023, 4:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

From Monday, 4 December, Waikato’s first electric bus takes to the streets of Taupō replacing the current diesel vehicle, which has been a mainstay of the Waikato public bus system for years. The new Taupō Connector will be cleaner, quieter and ... More >>

High Court Dismisses Appeal By Farmer

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 2:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The High Court at Hamilton has today dismissed an appeal by an Ōtorohanga farmer arguing that his fine for polluting a local stream was ‘manifestly excessive’. In June this year, John Leonard Walling and his company, Cazjal Farm Limited, were ... More >>

Council Hails Migration Completion To Infor CloudSuite For Business Modernisation And Digital Innovation

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 10:10 am | Waikato Regional Council

Infor®, the industry cloud company, today announced that Waikato Regional Council has completed its implementation of Infor CloudSuite Public Sector, delivering on its vision for a single, integrated smart platform that will have positive outcomes ... More >>

Construction Well Underway On Replacement Vessel For River Management

Friday, 10 November 2023, 10:10 am | Waikato Regional Council

The design work is complete and construction well underway of a self-propelled vessel to replace the Tamahere 94 Barge, which was used by Waikato Regional Council as a working platform on the Waikato and Waipā rivers for decades. Once completed, the ... More >>

Marine Oil Spill Exercise Puts Council Staff Through Their Paces

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 3:58 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A simulated marine oil spill at a Huntly lake next week will provide Waikato Regional Council staff the opportunity to practice deployment of emergency marine oil spill equipment that can minimise environmental harm. The exercise—held biannually in ... More >>

Waikato Coastal Water Monitoring Kicks Off For Summer

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 10:47 am | Waikato Regional Council

With the promise of long sunny days spent at the beach just around the corner, Waikato Regional Council has kicked off its summer coastal monitoring programme. The annual programme collects data about the suitability of the water at popular Waikato beaches ... More >>





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