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Regional council acknowledges Piako farmers’ efforts

The efforts of farmers to improve the health of the Piako River have been deservedly recognised at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night, says Waikato Regional Council chairperson Paula Southgate.

Be careful with bar crossings

Waikato Regional Council’s maritime services team says a recent mishap on the west coast is a reminder for boaties of the need for extreme care when crossing the region’s coastal bars.

Coromandel spill exercise will test emergency team

The exercise scenario is a tricky one. An imaginary fishing vessel will run aground in bad weather off the Coromandel coast in the early hours of the morning and lose 2000 litres of diesel into the ocean. Another 2000 litres remains on board.

Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarship Awards for 2015

A desire to contribute to good outcomes for Māori and the environment is common amongst this year’s five winners of the Waikato Regional Council and Waikato-Tainui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships.

More than 1000 involved in rivers workshops and survey

More than 1000 stakeholders and members of the public have now been involved in workshops and an online survey related to the project aimed at restoring and protecting the Waikato and Waipa rivers.

Major benefits as well as costs in rivers clean up

Anew report outlines how there will be extensive benefits as well as costs from work to restore and protect the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers under the Healthy Rivers: Plan for Change/Wai Ora: He Rautaki Whakapaipai project.

Children lead way at Enviroschools event

More than 200 children from schools across the Waikato region have attended this year’s Enviroschools event held at the Mystery Creek Event Centre near Hamilton this week.

Regional council chair presents emerging business award

Waikato Regional Council’s support for the local economy was underlined tonight with chairperson Paula Southgate handing out the emerging business award at the 2015 Westpac Waikato Business Excellence Awards in Hamilton.