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New plan to tackle dangerous fanworm pest

A new plan to tackle the spread of the dangerous marine pest Mediterranean fanworm into Coromandel harbours and the Firth of Thames has today been endorsed by Waikato regional councillors at their meeting in Hamilton.

Waipa and Upper Waikato catchment plans approved

Two important new plans designed to help protect and restore the health of the Waipa River catchment and the Upper Waikato River catchment have today been endorsed by Waikato regional councillors.

Agrichemical contractors concern council

Agrichemical contractors operating without certification and in breach of the regional rules pose a potential risk to the community, warns Waikato Regional Council.

Invasive aquatic weeds targeted

Good progress on tackling highly invasive aquatic pest plants in the lower Waikato River area is a feature of an annual report presented today to Waikato Regional Council’s integrated catchment management committee.

Disease ruled out for Cambridge kauri

Waikato Regional Council has been able to rule out the disease kauri dieback as the cause of problems with kauri at the Waipa District Council-managed Gudex Memorial Park near Cambridge.

National policy informs local solutions

The Collaborative Stakeholder Group (CSG), in working on ways to protect and restore the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers, is taking into account the new National Policy Statement (NPS) for Freshwater Management 2014 which came into effect in August.

Council ecologist wins prestigious science award

Waikato Regional Council ecologist Dr Bruno David has won a prestigious science award for innovative projects to protect native fish and control populations of invasive species.