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Teaming up for Halo

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.

Drought’s effects still lingering

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 impressed with council clean-up

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.

Views align on rivers health

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.

Technical experts line up to help water quality

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.

School bus routes to continue until end of 2015

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.

Excellent end to fishy tale

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.