More than 500 farmers have again attended this year’s Effluent Expo, held at Mystery Creek yesterday, maintaining the very solid interest shown at last year’s inaugural expo.
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Planned Waikato Regional Council staff increases next year are in line with the council’s flagship goals and justified by demand, says the chair of the council’s finance committee Cr Phillip Legg.
More homes for Hamilton’s local bats are soon to be installed at Hammond Park and the public are invited to watch the installation as part of a bat fun day hosted by Project Echo and the Riverlea Environment Society.
Waikato Regional Council is looking for homeowners in Te Kuiti to have a new clean heating appliance installed, as part of its Waikato Clean Heat Retrofit Programme.
Waikato Regional Council has merged two of its standing committees to drive a greater focus on environmental monitoring and reporting of its policy effectiveness.
Waikato Regional Council yesterday approved a new rates remission policy that will give some landowners a rates reduction in return for protecting significant natural areas (SNAs).
Waikato Regional Council has decided to lease, rather than own, new office space which will save a further $1 million over and above the savings and efficiencies expected to be gained through moving into a new building.
Waikato Regional Council says ratepayers in Hauraki and Thames-Coromandel Districts are generally paying a fair share of regional council rates.
Another course aimed at saving the lives of boaties crossing the notorious Raglan bar is being held next month by Coastguard Raglan, with support from Waikato Regional Council.
A boat capsizing in heavy seas at Manu Bay on the Waikato’s wild west coast is a classic example of how even the most experienced pleasure craft skippers can get caught out by rough conditions, says Waikato Regional Council.
Waikato Regional Council is acting to clear up misinformation and misconceptions around the identification of proposed outstanding natural features and landscapes (ONFLs) and significant natural areas (SNAs) in the region.
Waikato Regional Council says it is very pleased a settlement has been reached with consultants Opus over independent advice the firm provided regarding a building contractor’s liability to repair leaky cladding on the council’s Hamilton headquarters in Grey Street.
The Morrinsville sale yards will officially open their stock truck effluent disposal site in a ceremony on 21 February.
Waikato Regional Council will manage and monitor possible effects of fish farming on the environment through consenting and tender processes.
Two university students with a passion for improving the environment have been presented with special awards during a ceremony at the Waikato Regional Council.
Planning is underway to work with farmers as they apply for necessary water take consents required under Waikato Regional Council’s Variation 6 policy on water allocation.
Waikato Regional Council’s catchment services committee has backed a legal appeal against a hearing committee’s decision restricting the amount of mangroves that can be cleared at Whangamata to 16 hectares of new removal and 6.5 hectares of tidy up work.
A new “good clean dairying” promotion will feature at this month’s Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek, being organised by Waikato Regional Council and sponsored by DairyNZ.
Waikato Regional Council yesterday finalised the budget for the Draft 2012-2022 Long Term Plan, with a particular focus on improving water quality, marine planning, improving civil defence capability, and increasing river catchment and drainage services.
Waikato ratepayers are to be given the option of whether the regional council should lease or own a new purpose-built office block on prime Hamilton East land.