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ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES FUND: Get funded for your environmental enhancement or education project! Applications are open until 1 August.

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JET SET: Get your jet ski registered, online.

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POP IN TO OUR PIAKO DROP-IN DAYS: Chat to our river and flood management experts about weather events we experienced in March and April.

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NAME THAT PEST TO WIN: July is Biosecurity Month and there are two chances to win a $50 Prezzy Card by identifying the 10 pests in the photos. Hint: you’ll find the answers during the month on our Facebook page – or you can have a crack now!

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RUST NEVER SLEEPS: Myrtle rust has been confirmed in a Waikato nursery. It's a really nasty plant fungal disease, and poses a big biosecurity threat. If you think you see myrtle rust, don’t attempt to touch or collect samples! Take a picture, note the location and report it immediately to MPI on 0800 80 99 66.

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CAN I SWIM HERE? Waikato Regional Council measures water quality at many of our region's rivers and streams. At some spots, our ratings will now be different from the Government's .

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PLAN CHANGE 1 SUBMISSIONS HAVE CLOSED: We're proposing some changes to our regional plan, to address water quality issues in the Waipā and Waikato rivers. The public submission period has now finished.

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