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Waikato River agreement between Raukawa and regional council

A ground-breaking Joint Management Agreement between Raukawa and the regional council – relating to co-management of the Waikato River catchment - has been approved by the Raukawa Charitable Trust and the council. The agreement relates to Raukawa interests in the catchment upstream of Karapiro.

Waikato Regional Council responds to AHB

The Animal Health Board has the ability to use alternative funding methods if Waikato Regional Council ends its regional share contribution to the board’s work, says biosecurity group manager John Simmons.

Council urges caution to hunters using dogs

Waikato Regional Council is urging hunters not to use dogs in the Whareorino–Herangi Ranges, and surrounding land in the western King Country, once a large possum control operation gets underway.

Waste to resource strategy to cut waste and boost Waikato’s economy

A new strategy due to be adopted later this month sets out how the Waikato will reduce 700,000 tonnes of waste going to the region’s landfills each year and turn the remainder into a valuable resource capable of  returning millions of dollars to the region’s economy.

BUSIT for free during the Hamilton ITM400

Waikato Regional Council’s BUSIT services operating in the Hamilton city boundary will be free for three days during the city’s final ITM400 event next week.

Large number of dairy consents expected to be “relatively simple”

A large proportion of dairy water take consents required under the new Variation 6 water allocation policy should only need to go through a “relatively simple” process, the regional council’s resource use and environmental monitoring committee heard today.

Debris comes ashore at Tairua

Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) staff are this morning cleaning up scores of packets of dried noodles and a scattering of milk powder bags that have come ashore at Tairua and Sailor’s Grave north of Tairua.