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Healthy Rivers plan for change , Wai ora He Rautaki Whakapaipai

Healthy Rivers: Plan for Change/Wai Ora: He Rautaki Whakapaipai is working with stakeholders to develop changes to the regional plan to help restore and protect the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers, which are key to a vibrant regional economy.

The plan change will help achieve reduction, over time, of sediment, bacteria and nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) entering water bodies (including groundwater) in the Waikato and Waipa River catchments.

Waikato and Waipa River iwi and Waikato Regional Council are partners on this project, as set out in settlement and co-management legislation for the Waikato and Waipa rivers.

For more information view the pages below or the project booklet (last updated June 2016).


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Waikato Regional Council agrees to Healthy Rivers Wai Ora notification

The DRAFT Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 - Waikato and Waipa River Catchments is now available (from page 18 onwards in the 5 September Healthy Rivers Wai Ora committee agenda pack). View it.

View new Q & A infosheets on the draft proposed plan change.

The draft proposed plan change prioritises the 74 subcatchments in the Waikato and Waipa river catchments. View the map.

View a summary of draft proposed plan change as at 14 July 2016.

There's another opportunity to have your say when the proposed plan change is notified for submissions.


Our newsletter, Healthy Rivers Wai Ora News, is published every four to six weeks, after each Collaborative Stakeholder Group workshop.

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15 September 2016



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Healthy Rivers Wai Ora News 1 September 2016

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