Volunteer groups involved in work to protect and improve the Waikato region’s environment have been given a funding boost by the Waikato Regional Council.
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A Waikato Regional Council senior policy advisor is one of six New Zealanders selected for an international exchange programme to examine local government climate change initiatives.
Waikato Regional Council has received 180 submissions on its application to carry out 31.5 hectares of new mangrove removal at Whangamata and a further 6.5 hectares of “clean up” work on previously cleared areas.
The region is one step closer to a Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail service, with a multiagency working party today recommending that it proceed to consultation.
Waikato Regional Council has awarded a $40,000 grant to a project aimed at restoring a highly-valued but endangered wetlands area on Lake Taupo.
Eight school children fundraising to attend an international conference have been given a boost with a $5000 grant from Waikato Regional Council.
Information collected during a series of community meetings will help with future land and water planning of the Kaimai-Mamauku catchments by agencies involved in a joint project.
A Pukekohe poultry breeding farm company, T Good Limited, has been fined $42,000 after a “lahar” of chicken effluent ran from the property and contaminated a nearby stream.
Waikato residents are being asked to report sightings of rooks – destructive pest birds which threaten the region’s agricultural production.
An internal strategy that provides clear direction to the Waikato Regional Council for improving air quality in four non-complying Waikato towns is a step closer to being adopted.
Waikato politicians, transport officials and rail advocates have today experienced first-hand a Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail trip.
An Auckland-based company has been awarded the contract for the final phase of work to remediate the country’s most contaminated site, the Tui mine at Mount Te Aroha.
The Waikato Regional Council’s budget surplus for the 2010/11 financial year is likely to fund essential building repairs and the Tui Mine remediation project.
Waikato’s popular marine areas will be protected and enhanced for the future by a new plan about to get underway, the Waikato Regional Council heard yesterday.
It is now expected to be late this year before the Environment Court rules on Waikato Regional Council’s proposed Variation 6 to the regional plan, which seeks to better manage the growing pressure on the Waikato’s fresh water resources.
The results of a national survey which have just been released show the number of Waikato residents prepared for a disaster has grown significantly in some cases, but still remains too low in others.
Tokoroa has had four more PM10 exceedances in July, bringing the total number of exceedances in the town this winter to twelve.
Honda New Zealand has contributed another $11,320 to native tree planting in the Waikato, only a slight reduction on last year’s $12,010 despite the ongoing tougher economic times.
A new round of Waikato Regional Council helicopter monitoring to check on compliance with dairy effluent management rules is due to get underway shortly.
Support is mounting for the Waikato Regional Council to apply a regional rate to fund construction and maintenance of stock truck effluent disposal sites.