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Wallabies are pests not pets

Waikato Regional Council staff are concerned some residents may be treating dama wallabies as pets instead of pests.

Good progress on Pirongia kokako project

A project to restore kokako to Mt Pirongia is making solid progress with 20 bird re-locations due this year having been carried out already.

Support for plastic bag levy

A call for a levy on single-use plastic bags at supermarkets and shops is being supported by Waikato Regional Council.

Further fine for Fernaig Farms

A south Waikato dairy farming company has been prosecuted for the second time in four years for unlawfully discharging dairy effluent into the environment.

Riverside Park planting to help with erosion

Visitors to Taupō’s Riverside Park will see a few changes over the coming weeks as native shrubs and trees are planted to help reduce the effects of erosion.

Community ideas guiding long term planning

What do you want the Waikato to look like in 10 years’ time? What areas of work do you think the regional council should prioritise? What are your ideas for m

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