Effluent spread on pasture in South Waikato appeared so thickly, and in such volumes, that passing motorists stopped to take photographs of it, says Waikato Regional Council.
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Waikato Regional Council has today welcomed Hamilton City Council as a partner in the popular Hamilton Halo project, which has been carrying out pest control to increase the number of tui and other native birds visiting and living in the city.
Waikato Regional Council is being lobbied to drop a prosecution for possible breaches of the Resource Management Act. Council chief executive Vaughan Payne explains why turning a blind eye is not an option.
Waikato drystock farmers continue to face some significant challenges in the wake of the drought over summer and shouldn’t hesitate to ask for help if needed, a multi-agency group monitoring the situation heard yesterday.
Landowners near Te Aroha say they’ve been very impressed with the help given by Waikato Regional Council cleaning up or repairing damage after the tail end of Cyclone Ita ripped through the area just before Easter.
A Waikato Regional Council proposal to alleviate flooding in the upper Maungahaumia Stream catchment won’t go ahead after a small community of 82 electors voted against it.
Floodway improvement works at Graham’s Creek will go ahead after Waikato Regional Council today approved a budget of up to $600,000 in its 2014/15 Annual Plan.
The establishment of a passenger rail service between Waikato and Auckland will be considered in the development of two transport planning documents currently under review.
Waikato Regional Council has today agreed to fund the national bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication programme for one more year at the existing level of $650,000.
Waikato Regional Council ratepayers face an average rate increase of just 0.9 per cent after deliberations on submissions to the 2014/15 draft annual plan today.
Waikato Regional Council is in a sound financial position thanks to prudent budget management, ongoing cost control and a high performing investment fund.
Issued by Healthy Rivers: Plan for Change/Wai Ora: He Rautaki Whakapaipai
A ground-breaking collaboration designed to help protect the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers has got off to a very encouraging start with signs that a wide range of sectors share similar values.
Farming leaders, rural professionals and consultants are being invited to a dairy and dry stock liaison group meeting on Wednesday 4 June where key regional environmental issues will be discussed.
Waikato people are being asked to keep an eye out for a rust-like fungus which could kill off iconic native trees in New Zealand.
A high-calibre group of experts has been appointed to help provide crucial information on the way forward for managing water quality in the Waikato and Waipa river catchments.
A new online driver coaching system aimed at cutting the number of crashes in company cars is being unveiled at a Waikato fleet day this week.
The Ministry of Education, which is planning to withdraw 10 rural school bus routes, says it will continue to fund the services until the end of 2015 to allow Waikato Regional Council to plan for an increased demand on public transport.
Waikato Regional Council will take a closer look at how it might support tourism, the region’s second highest source of revenue.
Hundreds of native fish have been removed from a Waikato stream tributary and then returned safely as part of an operation to clear the stream with minimal impact on aquatic life.
The regional council has confirmed its support for the development of a draft spatial plan for the Waikato at a meeting this week.