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Kauri check on Pirongia comes up clean

A sick-looking kauri tree on private land at Pirongia has been cleared of having kauri dieback disease, which authorities are keen to stop the further spread of into the Waikato region.

Rates payment options for under pressure farmers

Waikato Regional Council is reminding dairy farmers and others under financial pressure that there are various options for making rates payments to help manage in tight times.

Council monitoring SuperGold card concerns

Government changes to funding of SuperGold card journeys by elderly bus users is raising concerns of Waikato Regional Council having to seek funding from other sources if public transport service levels are to be maintained.

Deliberate discharges ‘staggering’

A farmer has been convicted and fined $72,750 for deliberately discharging dairy effluent into farm drains that flow to the Tairua River on the Coromandel Peninsula.