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DIG IN: Registrations are now open for our popular Erosion and Sediment Control Workshops. Courses fill fast, so get in quick!

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PROPOSED CHANGES FOR DRAINAGE AREAS: Landowners in the Tauhei, Orchard Road and Orton areas have been sent consultation documents relating to proposed changes in their drainage areas. Submissions are now open.

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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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SSCIF: The Small Scale Community Initiatives Fund (SSCIF) helps volunteer groups and individual landowners with ecological restoration projects. Get your application for funding in before 28 March!

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SPATIAL AWARENESS: Check out our awesome new range of user-friendly, dynamic maps.

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HAMILTON BY-ELECTION: A by-election for one seat in the Hamilton general constituency is being held in 2017 to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Lois Livingston in November 2016. Voting documents, including a freepost envelope, will be sent to all eligible voters by post on 20 March 2017.

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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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DIRTY WORK: If you want good soil and good grass, you need good earthworms! Read some fun facts about the little wrigglers.

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BEAT THE WAVE: If there's a tsunami event, it's important to evacuate if you're in an area at risk. 
But how will you know if you're in one of those areas? 

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