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2020 Start Date Still Possible For New Train Service

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 4:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato’s politicians remain hopeful the new start-up passenger rail service to Auckland will launch in 2020. The COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown has resulted in work on the Huntly and Rotokauri stations, as well as the fit out of the carriages ... More >>

Councillors Consider Rates Relief Package For Ratepayers

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 6:51 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is considering options for a rates relief package for ratepayers facing financial hardship. Chairman Russ Rimmington says prolonged economic impacts are expected for our communities and the regional council wanted to be able to help ... More >>

Regional Council Prioritises Work Within Its Nine Essential Services

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

Working with Waikato Civil Defence and Emergency Management, replacing flood infrastructure and incident/pollution response were some of the essential services delivered by Waikato Regional Council this week. The regional council has nine essential services ... More >>

Lockdown An Extra Challenge For Farmers In Drought

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 12:51 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato Primary Industries Cluster met online on 30 March to take stock of the continuing drought and new challenges arising from the COVID-19 response. Neil Bateup, Chairman of the Cluster and the Waikato Rural Support Trust, says members have all ... More >>

Bus Passengers Asked To Register Their Trips

Friday, 27 March 2020, 2:46 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Travel on board Waikato Regional Council’s BUSIT services is available to people who either work in essential services or need to use the bus to access an essential service, like the pharmacy or the supermarket. From today, passengers will be asked ... More >>

Waikato: Into Recession…and Out The Other Side

Friday, 27 March 2020, 10:03 am | Waikato Regional Council

By Russ Rimmington As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps around the globe, the Waikato region – like the rest of New Zealand – has gone into lockdown. This doesn’t mean all economic activity has stopped. Essential production and services continue, ... More >>

Hamilton Buses Continue For Essential Services

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 9:22 am | Waikato Regional Council

From Thursday, 26 March, BUSIT services in Hamilton will only be available to people who work in an essential service or who need to use the bus to access an essential service like healthcare or the supermarket. Bus travel will also be free of charge ... More >>

Emergency Committee Established For Swift Decision-making, Zero Per Cent Rates Increase Signalled

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 8:43 am | Waikato Regional Council

An emergency meeting of Waikato Regional Council this evening agreed a process to enable swift decision-making in light of the Government’s announcement to impose alert levels 3 and 4 in the COVID-19 response. Councillors also agreed to strive ... More >>

Waikato Regional Council Staff Working Remotely

Monday, 23 March 2020, 6:34 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is responding to the Government’s call to work remotely and to limit non-essential travel to help slow down the spread of COVID-19. Chief Executive Vaughan Payne said the offices were closing for two days to firmly reset ... More >>

Decisions Version Of Healthy Rivers Plan Change To Be Notified

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 3:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The ground-breaking plan to improve water quality in the Waikato and Waipā rivers has reached a major milestone today, with Waikato Regional Council voting to notify a decisions version following hearings. The recommendations of five independent commissioners ... More >>

Te Huia Launch Date Confirmed

Friday, 13 March 2020, 8:33 am | Waikato Regional Council

Monday, 3 August 2020 has been set for the launch of Te Huia – the new passenger rail service between Hamilton and Papakura. The date has been decided by a multi-agency rail working group. A ceremonial launch of the service will be three days earlier. ... More >>

Classification Brings Relief For Farmers In Drought

Friday, 28 February 2020, 7:29 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato Primary Industries Adverse Event Cluster, made up of Waikato and South Auckland agricultural industry representatives, is pleased Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has heeded its call to classify the impacts of drought as an adverse event. ... More >>

Train Name Flies For Councillors

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 7:28 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The new Hamilton to Papakura passenger rail service launching in mid-2020 now has a name – Te Huia. The name had already received the backing of Waikato District and Hamilton City councils but it required formal adoption by Waikato Regional Council, ... More >>

Water Users Need To Be Vigilant Given Low Flows In Region’s Rivers

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 3:31 pm | Waikato Regional Council

With the dry conditions being experienced across the region, Waikato Regional Council is reminding all resource consent holders of water takes to carefully check their consent conditions and comply with low flow restrictions. For those taking surface ... More >>

New Climate Change Committee Springs Into Action

Friday, 21 February 2020, 2:58 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s new Climate Action Committee lived up to its name at its inaugural meeting on Thursday (20 February). The committee passed recommendations for the full council to endorse an updated greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan ... More >>

Making A Stand For The Waikato: 10-year Strategy Released For Feedback

Friday, 14 February 2020, 12:56 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Is Waikato Regional Council putting its effort on the right issues over the next decade? Now’s your chance to have your say, with the council opening for feedback on its new 10-year strategy for two weeks from today (Friday, 14 February). “We’ve ... More >>

Improvements To Bus Services Sees Jump In Patronage

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 2:33 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Improved regional transport services and free bus travel for youth and people with disabilities in Hamilton has seen patronage sky rocket on Waikato Regional Council’s BUSIT service. A new week day off peak service between Hamilton and Pukekohe, previously ... More >>

Prime Minister To Launch Waikato’s First Wellbeing Targets

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 1:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will join Waikato community leaders to launch the region’s first set of wellbeing targets to end poverty, fight inequality and act on climate change. The 17 Waikato targets will be unveiled during the Waikato Wellbeing ... More >>

Upper North Island councils reaffirm partnership

Friday, 7 February 2020, 10:30 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council believes a continued partnership through a multi-agency alliance is necessary to achieve the best for more than half of New Zealand’s population. More >>

Farmers fined for pollution

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 12:15 pm | Waikato Regional Council

In three separate cases taken by Waikato Regional Council, four farming entities have been convicted and fined a total of $159,674 for unlawfully discharging farm animal effluent into the environment. More >>



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