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Regional council-funded projects report progress

Waikato Regional Council funds have helped in the establishment of a new kiwi house at Otorohanga, as well as the building of a leading edge school environmental project and the delivery of summer festival environmental education in Hamilton.

Council and civil defence monitoring tsunami developments

Issued at 1300hrs - Waikato Regional Council’s regional hazards team and Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group staff in Hamilton and the Coromandel are closely monitoring advice related to the tsunami that’s occurred off Chile.

Big savings from councils' co-operation

Collective local government savings worth millions of dollars have already been achieved, and more will be delivered, through collaborative arrangements between the 12 councils of the Waikato region, says a new report.

Forum project slashes policies by half

Release from the Waikato Mayoral Forum
The Waikato’s city and district councils have slashed the number of policies on their books by more than half through their own internal work and a joint project carried out under the auspices of the Waikato Mayoral Forum.

Hunting out shady characters

A three-strong team of specialist abseilers has been used by Waikato Regional Council to support landowners to clear around 100 woolly nightshade plants from a riverside area in Hamilton city.

Spread of good works recognised

The increasing spread of excellent earthworks in the Waikato region has been recognised at an awards ceremony today by the regional council with a series of new special awards for great practices.

Fresh approach to effluent education

Waikato Regional Council is taking a fresh approach to helping farmers with effluent management next year, withmore catchment-based field days for providing advice to smaller groups of farmers closer to home.

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