Waikato Regional Council - Latest News [Page 1]

Expressway Project Results In Prosecution

Friday, 27 November 2020, 1:56 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato infrastructure construction company has been convicted and fined $32,500 for discharging a large volume of sediment to the Waikato River during the construction of the Waikato Expressway in January 2019. Hick Bros Infrastructure Ltd is part of ... More >>

Harvey Brookes New Lead Of Waikato Wellbeing Project

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 1:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An expert in economic development, strategy and stakeholder relationships will help the Waikato work towards targets for a greener, healthier region with higher living standards for all. WEL Energy Trust and Waikato Regional Council today announced ... More >>

Healthy Rivers Appeals Advisory Committee Formed

Monday, 23 November 2020, 9:33 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have voted unanimously to establish a committee to oversee the Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora appeals process. The four-member advisory committee will also provide guidance to staff in regard to negotiated or mediated settlements. ... More >>

12-month Review Results In Committee Structure Change

Friday, 20 November 2020, 3:56 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Two committees have been merged into one to provide more integrated oversight of catchment management in the Waikato region. The change – to disestablish the community restoration and river and catchment management committees, replacing them with an ... More >>

One-off Te Huia Rail Charter Service Cancelled

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 11:45 am | Waikato Regional Council

Te Huia governance group partners have made the regrettable decision to cancel a weekend rail charter service proposed for January 2021. The decision has been made following news from KiwiRail last week that, as part of ongoing testing of the rail, ... More >>

Precautionary Health Guidance Provided To Pukemiro And Glen Afton Communities

Saturday, 14 November 2020, 7:14 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A precautionary health notice has today been given to all residents living within three kilometres of Puke Coal’s construction and demolition landfill in Pukemiro. A fire has been burning at the site since August. A preliminary public health assessment ... More >>

Council Pays Tribute To Hauraki Farmer For 42 Years’ Unswerving Service In Flood Protection And Land Drainage

Monday, 9 November 2020, 4:58 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Hauraki farmer Robert Hicks knows more than a thing or two about flood and drainage management. That’s why Waikato Regional Council is sad to see him ‘retire’ after 42 years from his services as a community representative on various committees ... More >>

Strong Academic Results And Leadership Qualities Earn Civil Engineering Student A $6000 Scholarship

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 4:49 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Second year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) student Jordan Chevis, from Matamata, is the winner of this year’s Roger Harris Scholarship. Jordan was presented with the scholarship for 2020 at the River and Catchment Management Committee meeting ... More >>

Farmers Again Asked To Keep Eye Out For Wary, Destructive Farm Pest

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 2:52 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Rooks have abandoned nests rung in by landowners for control by Waikato Regional Council. The council is again asking landowners to report rook sightings for targeted pest control to prevent the wary invasive, big black bird from becoming a problem ... More >>

Funding Helps Provide Employment And Improve Biodiversity And Freshwater Quality

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 11:22 am | Waikato Regional Council

Environmental, restoration and educational initiatives across the region have been given $417,976.82 from Waikato Regional Council’s Environmental Initiatives Fund (EIF). The council’s Community Restoration Committee approved funds for 20 projects, ... More >>

One-off Te Huia Weekend Charter Considered For The New Year

Friday, 30 October 2020, 1:02 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A weekend charter service using Te Huia rail carriages will operate in January, providing an exciting one-off experience for visitors to the Waikato and Auckland regions. The request to operate the charter service came from Hamilton city and Waikato ... More >>

Profit And Environmental Rewards From Trees On The Farm

Friday, 30 October 2020, 8:27 am | Waikato Regional Council

There is a huge opportunity for a fresh approach to integrating trees and forests into the farm business to maintain and support current farm operations, say Waikato Regional Council sustainable ag advisors. This can help meet new environmental requirements ... More >>

Regional Council Hits The Road With Climate Action

Friday, 30 October 2020, 7:39 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council yesterday unanimously approved its Climate Action Roadmap to guide internal activities, budget planning and opportunities to work with iwi partners and key stakeholders for a climate-resilient Waikato. The roadmap provides ... More >>

Aerial Surveying For Peat Subsidence Taking Flight

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 10:53 am | Waikato Regional Council

Helicopter flights to capture information on future peat soil subsidence are due to take place over the next month as part of a long-term Waikato Regional Council programme. These helicopter flights represent the first round of region-wide peat ... More >>

Road To Zero Action Plan Backed By Regional Committee

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 6:56 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A high-level action plan to reduce the region’s road-related fatalities and serious injury crashes has been endorsed by Waikato’s regional transport committee. Committee chair and Waikato regional councillor Hugh Vercoe said transport safety remains an ... More >>

Regional Plan Change To Update Taupō Overseer Rules Approved

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 9:17 am | Waikato Regional Council

The Minister for the Environment has signed off a change to the Waikato Regional Plan which allows the latest version of Overseer to be used by Taupō farmers. The change to Chapter 3.10 of the Waikato Regional Plan allows the use of the latest ... More >>

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 >>