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TB rate collection to continue one more year

Waikato Regional Council has today agreed to continue collecting the rate for the national bovine tuberculosis (TB) programme, but at a reduced amount of $500,000.

Graham’s Creek flood works progress

Joint media release from TCDC and Waikato Regional Council
Processing of consents for flood control works at Graham’s Creek in Tairua will proceed on a “non-notified” basis, meaning time savings before the work can go ahead if it is given final consented approval.

Farmer field day popular in Waipā catchment

About 25 farmers have attended a second Waikato Regional Council field day focused on farm planning and environmental sustainability in the Waipā River catchment near Otorohanga.

Farmers encouraged to front foot it on environment

With land-based activities in the Waikato and Waipa rivers catchments due to face new targets and limits to protect water quality, farmers are being encouraged to be on the front foot over environment-related changes to their operations.

Democracy and effectiveness call over ECan ideas

Democracy must be at the heart of local government, says a Waikato Regional Council submission on the Government’s ideas for the future of governance at Environment Canterbury, that area’s regional council.

Ed Hillary Hope Reserve opening soon

Peter and Sarah Hillary will be guests of honour at the opening of a new forest reserve near Raglan that bears their famous father’s name, as well as that of a local farming family which has helped protect the area.