The 10-year plan for shaping the future of the Waikato region will be delivered on a rates revenue rise of just 0.4 per cent in 2015/16.
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A multi-million dollar fund to support regional-scale development will be established by the Waikato Regional Council.
Waikato Regional Council has today agreed to continue collecting the rate for the national bovine tuberculosis (TB) programme, but at a reduced amount of $500,000.
Joint media release from TCDC and Waikato Regional Council
Processing of consents for flood control works at Graham’s Creek in Tairua will proceed on a “non-notified” basis, meaning time savings before the work can go ahead if it is given final consented approval.
About 25 farmers have attended a second Waikato Regional Council field day focused on farm planning and environmental sustainability in the Waipā River catchment near Otorohanga.
Community environmental initiatives are to receive more than $40,000 in grants in the latest round of funding approved by Waikato Regional Council’s finance committee.
As part of activities around Arbor Day in early June, Waikato Regional Council is offering Coromandel residents an opportunity to swap weeds for native plants.
With land-based activities in the Waikato and Waipa rivers catchments due to face new targets and limits to protect water quality, farmers are being encouraged to be on the front foot over environment-related changes to their operations.
Democracy must be at the heart of local government, says a Waikato Regional Council submission on the Government’s ideas for the future of governance at Environment Canterbury, that area’s regional council.
Peter and Sarah Hillary will be guests of honour at the opening of a new forest reserve near Raglan that bears their famous father’s name, as well as that of a local farming family which has helped protect the area.