Waikato regional councillors have this week signed off on more than $170,000 worth of environmental initiatives fund grants for community organisations.
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Waikato Regional Council has partnered with Thames-Coromandel District Council and Forest & Bird to release 400 small beetles to combat a big pest weed problem in New Zealand’s oldest arboretum.
Waikato Regional Council staff are available to provide dairy farmers on the flood-affected Coromandel Peninsula with advice on the safe disposal of milk supplies.
The vast majority of people living in the Waikato region rate their overall quality of life positively, according to the results of a new survey incorporating Waikato statistics for the first time.
A groundbreaking plan change proposal aimed at restoring and protecting the Waikato and Waipa rivers has today been approved by Waikato Regional Council for public notification. Councillors were split 7-7 on a motion to approve and the measure was passed on the casting vote of the chairperson Paula Southgate.
Boaties speeding around boat ramps, failing to wear lifejackets and breaching other rules on the lower Waikato River near Port Waikato have regional council harbourmasters concerned about safety.
Eleven areas of outstanding natural character on the Waikato region’s coasts have been identified in a new report prepared by consultants Boffa Miskell for Waikato Regional Council.
A landmark co-management agreement will see Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Waikato Regional Council work closely together to restore and protect the health of the Waikato River.
Boaties are being urged to clean their hulls ahead of the upcoming summer boating season, which traditionally kicks off at Labour Weekend.
A committee made up of river iwi governors and Waikato regional councillors has agreed to recommend a proposed plan change for the Waikato and Waipa rivers to the regional council for consideration.
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This morning’s real tsunami alert, coming hard on the heels of a national tsunami exercise this week, reinforces the need for Waikato communities to be prepared for a real disaster, says Waikato Civil Defence group.
Waikato Civil Defence says eastern Waikato coast and Firth of Thames are included in the tsunami marine and beach threat issued after the quake off East Cape this morning.
Release from Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora
Important decision times are approaching for a groundbreaking, multi-million dollar regional plan change process aimed at restoring and protecting the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers.