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Farmers and others encouraged to have their say

Waikato farmers and other interested parties are being encouraged to have their say, as future opportunities arise, on any possible changes to the Waikato Regional Plan aimed at better protecting water quality in the Waikato and Waipa rivers.

‘Waikato solutions to Waikato issues’

A briefing on the recent Environment Court decision on the Horizons Regional Council ‘One Plan’ will emphasise the need for “Waikato solutions to Waikato issues” when it comes to protecting water quality in the region.

Navigation safety bylaw review

A series of public consultation meetings are due to begin next month as part of a scheduled review of the Waikato region’s navigation safety bylaw.

Orbiter bus service changes to improve reliability

Orbiter service changes coming into effect from October will improve reliability for Hamilton’s bus passengers and provide a more convenient weekend service for shoppers, says Waikato Regional Council.

Council appalled by deliberate dairy discharge

Waikato Regional Council staff are appalled to have discovered a dairy farmer who appears to have ‘managed’ his farm effluent by deliberately pumping it to a nearby watercourse.

Community initiatives fund proves popular against pests

A $75,000 fund helping local communities undertake their own pest animal and plant control is proving increasingly popular, Waikato Regional Council’s regional pest management committee has been told.

Report native birds for Conservation Week

Waikato residents are being encouraged to report sightings of certain native birds on an updated web page launched to coincide with Conservation Week, which began yesterday.