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Farmer in court for taking water

The Waikato Regional Council has filed seven charges under the Resource Management Act against a Reporoa dry stock farmer for unlawfully damming and taking water through the height of the 2013 drought.

Council decides against MRP consent review

Waikato Regional Council has decided it is not necessary or appropriate to review Mighty River Power’s consent conditions that authorise its Waikato hydroelectricity generation operations.

Collaboration in action for rivers

Great progress is being made on developing a regional plan change aimed at protecting the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers.

Sea change underway for Hauraki Gulf

Issued on behalf of Sea Change
A major new, multi-party project aimed at better protecting the health and productivity of the Hauraki Gulf (Tikapa Moana/Te Moananui a Toi) has been officially launched tonight in Auckland.

Rescued tui chick flying high

One of three tui chicks rescued last year after being thrown from its nest has been spotted feeding in the Glenview area, close to where it was released.

Major Huntly river bank planting project completed

Issued on behalf of Waikato RiverCare
A major native tree and shrub planting project has just been completed at Huntly, with more than a kilometre of Waikato River bank planted, thanks to $60,000 of funding assistance from the Waikato River Authority (WRA).

Forum seeks further alignment

Issued on behalf of Waikato Mayoral Forum
The Waikato Mayoral Forum has today approved a new strand of work aimed at better alignment of council bylaws and other regulations.

Helping hold the line on mangroves

With more Coromandel communities raising concerns about the spread of mangroves in harbours and sheltered areas, Thames Coromandel District Council and the Waikato Regional Council are joining together to look at how best these areas can be managed.

Coromandel township planting day

Waikato Regional Council is joining forces with Coromandel Area School next Tuesday 10 September to hold a Conservation Week planting day to help protect a stream running through Coromandel town.