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Investment fund returns grow steadily

Waikato Regional Council’s investment fund has performed strongly over the past six months reflecting the increasingly positive global economic outlook.

Keeping the local in local government

Waikato people need the ability to drive funding for activities and events in their communities whatever the shape of the region’s councils in the future.

Interim chair of Collaborative Stakeholder Group appointed

Highly experienced resource management expert Bill Wasley has been appointed interim chair of the Collaborative Stakeholder Group (CSG) established to address water quality issues in the Waikato and Waipa rivers.

Fresh concerns over turtles at Taupō

Fresh sightings of introduced red-eared slider turtles in Lake Taupō have prompted a reminder for people not to let these popular pets escape or dump them in waterways.

Donation takes Honda past $220,000 in Waikato

Honda New Zealand’s latest annual donation of more than $11,000 to native tree planting in Waikato has taken its regional contribution to more than $220,000 in the past decade.

Mayoral Forum OKs next stage in new plan for region

Issued by Waikato Mayoral Forum
Establishing a collective “voice” for the Waikato has taken another significant step after the Waikato Mayoral Forum endorsed the next phase in the creation of a spatial plan for the region.

Free bus travel to Teddy Bears Picnic

Saturday’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic and getting to the Hamilton Gardens for this popular event will be even easier for parents, with free bus rides from the city centre.

Fresh fanworm find at Coromandel harbour

Two small patches of Mediterranean fanworms have been located in Coromandel Harbour, prompting a fresh warning from authorities for boaties to be vigilant against accidentally bringing marine pests into the Waikato region.