Following on the heels of a Tauwhare farmer being fined $34,000 last week, the District Court has imposed further fines totalling $45,000 and 150 hours community service on four dairy farmers for illegally discharging dairy effluent in unrelated incidents at Putaruru and Waikite Valley, near Rotorua.
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Waikato Regional Council is this December celebrating the 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Waihou Valley Scheme (WVS) which provides crucial flood protection to the likes of Paeroa, Te Aroha and Thames, and allows around an extra 50,000 hectares of land to be farmed safely.
Options for improving pedestrian safety at a point on the East Coast Main Trunk rail line near Waharoa could cost between $20,000 and $1 million, the regional transport committee heard yesterday.
A possum control operation to help protect rare and threatened plants and birds is due to get underway shortly in the Paeroa Ranges and surrounding farmland near Reporoa.
Waikato Regional Council has adopted a staged programme to implement central government requirements for managing fresh water, allowing more time for developing solutions with stakeholders and the community.
Waikato Regional Council says it’s been informed of another serious rowing incident on the Waikato River at Hamilton last Saturday 17 November.
The restoration of a cabbage tree wetland at Hikuai on the Coromandel is a great example of what collaboration can achieve when it comes to restoring a significant natural area (SNA), the regional council’s pest management committee heard today.
A retiring pest control contractor whose company holds an excellent track record in Waikato has been formally recognised at a meeting of the regional pest management committee.
Waikato Regional Council says it’s a great sign that about 70 people attended a Coastguard course last Sunday on crossing the notorious Raglan bar.
Thirty pitoitoi (North Island robins) will be translocated to Mt Pirongia early next year in the second phase of a project part-funded by Waikato Regional Council.
A pilot project to help to look after endangered ecosystems and species living on private land has been given a funding boost by Waikato Regional Council.
Waikato Regional Council’s navigation team is investigating a serious rowing mishap on the Waikato River which has highlighted the dangers of collisions if crews don’t take enough care.
A Tauwhare farmer has been fined just over $34,000 for illegally discharging dairy effluent.
The Waikato is well-advanced in tackling key land and water quality issues, says the regional council’s land and water quality subcommittee chair Norm Barker, who is a strong supporter of various parties working with the council to address areas of concern.
An aspiring iwi development worker and a prospective specialist te reo Maori teacher are the two winners of this year’s Dame Te Atairangi Kaahu Scholarships.
Waikato Regional Council emergency response staff are not expecting any noticeable environmental impacts from this morning’s tanker crash just south of the tunnel in the Awakino Gorge.
Waikato Regional Council emergency response staff are on their way to a serious milk tanker crash just south of the tunnel in the Awakino Gorge earlier this morning.
Waikato Regional Council’s emergency response team is expecting there will be no long-lasting environmental effects resulting from this morning’s truck crash into the Waihohonu Stream off State Highway 1 between Waiouru and Turangi.
Having fun in the sun at Raglan will be easier this summer with special Sunday and public holiday bus service operating over the Christmas and New Year period.
A joint trial project to tackle the widespread pest fish koi carp in the Waikato River is about to get underway at Lake Waikare’s fish pass.