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WRA funding major Huntly planting project

Issued on behalf of Waikato RiverCare
Almost 11,400 native trees and shrubs will be planted along more than a kilometre of Waikato River bank near Huntly, during a major planting project being undertaken by Waikato RiverCare in early September.

Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan leadership now in place

Issued on behalf of Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan project
Establishing a united vision for the entire Hauraki Gulf has taken another important step with the appointment earlier this month of co-chairs for the Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan project steering group (PSG).

Tairua mangrove consent update

A charge to cover mangrove removal at Tairua will be included in rates bills being sent to local residents shortly by Waikato Regional Council.

Public event to draw candidate names from hat

The names of Waikato Regional Council candidates will be drawn from a hat in a public event this Friday to decide the order in which they will be listed on the voting papers.

Turtle capture in Lake Taupō prompts warning

The capture of a red eared slider turtle in Lake Taupō has prompted a strong warning about the need for people not to let this animal become established in the wild in New Zealand, particularly at iconic tourism sites.

Mixed picture for Waikato waterways

A new report on water quality trends in Waikato rivers paints a mixed picture, with improvements in some measures but serious declining trends when it comes to nitrogen content, clarity and turbidity.

New pamphlets to help manage flood risk

A new series of pamphlets has been produced by Waikato Regional Council to help property owners better manage the potential risks they face from river flooding.

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