Waikato Regional Council is calling for tenders to occupy up to 240 hectares of fish farming space in the Firth of Thames.
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The damaging pest plant velvetleaf is easiest to spot in summer and Waikato Regional Council is urging farmers who find it to move fast.
An open day is being held on the Saturday of Auckland Anniversary Weekend to ensure as many residents and visitors as possible can attend.
Waikato Regional Council is confident the Oraka Stream at Putaruru is now supporting a healthy ecosystem.
A new round of aerial checks for kauri dieback disease is due to get underway shortly, this time over the Coromandel Peninsula, Hauraki and central Waikato.
Potential candidates are being urged to put their names forward for the vacant Hamilton constituency seat on Waikato Regional Council.