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Bike rack to be trialled on Taupō bus

A bike rack has been installed on the Taupō Connector bus to coincide with a new timetable and bus routes for the service taking effect from Monday next week (29 July).

Clean machines help stop weed spread

Keeping rural machinery and equipment clean is a key way of preventing the spread of dangerous pest plants, says Waikato Regional Council.

Help shape Waikato’s future

People wanting to get involved in the issues affecting Waikato’s communities, its environment and the economy can now formally signal their interest in standing for Waikato Regional Council.

Air quality breach triggers restrictions in Taupo

A fresh breach of national air pollution standards in Taupo has triggered a new restriction on the future use of open fireplaces in the home and an extension of the town’s classification as a “polluted airshed”.

Waikato coordinates herbicide monitoring tender

Waikato Regional Council says it has agreed to take a lead role in reducing the costs involved nationally in monitoring compliance with approval to use herbicides over water to control aquatic weeds.

Hamilton Halo shining beyond the Waikato

The shine of Hamilton’s Halo project to protect tui nesting sites and restore the iconic bird to the city is spreading outside the Waikato.

Vanuatu seeks Waikato geothermal advice

Waikato Regional Council is next week hosting a visit by a Government minister from Vanuatu, which wants to tap into the council’s internationally renowned geothermal policy expertise as it seeks to develop its own geothermal energy potential.

Committee agrees to slip remediation contribution

Waikato Regional Council’s catchment services committee has agreed to a contribution of up to almost $200,000 to help remediate one of two slips on the Waikato River bank near Claudelands Bridge.

Tsunami work at Tairua-Pauanui well on track

Work to better manage the risk tsunami pose to Tairua and Pauanui is well advanced, says a report to today’s meeting of Waikato Regional Council’s catchment services committee.

New dairy accord a ‘positive step’

The new Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord released at Parliament today is a “positive step” on the road towards an environmentally sustainable dairy sector, says Waikato Regional Council.

Derelict pontoon removed in joint operation

JOINT MEDIA RELEASEThe partially submerged and rusting Waipa Delta pontoon has been successfully removed in a joint operation by Waikato Regional Council and Hamilton City Council

Prizes offered for best bird view

Waikato Regional Council is celebrating five years of the Hamilton Halo project with a photo competition offering cool prizes.

Make sure you’re enrolled to vote

Tomorrow 4 July is a key date for voters wanting to ensure they are correctly registered to vote in this year’s local government elections for Waikato Regional Council and other local bodies.