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Hikuai wetland restoration underway

A joint council and community project has begun to restore an ecologically important Tairua River wetland at Hikuai on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Council to work further with Kawhia community after spill

Waikato Regional Council is planning to work closely with the Kawhia community on oil spill response arrangements following the recent incident which saw about 100 litres of diesel spilled into the harbour.

US expert joins discussion on Waikato’s future

Waikato Regional Council is next week hosting a visit from a Californian local government specialist in sustainable development at a time when the council is working with others to boost regional development and innovation.

Hamilton Halo model ‘could be replicated’

Waikato Regional Council staff are looking at whether lessons learned during the successful and highly popular Hamilton Halo project to protect tui can be applied to other parts of the region.

Possum control targets high value native forest

A major possum and goat control operation is next month set to get underway covering a high value native forest near the Waikato region’s south-west coast just north of Awakino.

Major possum control savings mooted

Possible ways of making multi-million dollar savings on possum control are outlined in a draft Regional Pest Management Strategy (RPMS) discussion document received yesterday by the regional pest management committee.

Kawhia diesel spill investigation

Waikato Regional Council staff investigating the cause of yesterday’s diesel spill around Kawhia wharf say the source remains a mystery and they want public help to track it down.

Reported diesel spill at Kawhia

Waikato Regional Council’s oil spill response team is reacting to reports of a diesel spill at Kawhia wharf.

ETS reminder to hundreds of forest owners

Waikato Regional Council is writing to hundreds of forest owners in the region reminding them they need to register their forests by 31 March if they want to qualify for and claim Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) New Zealand units under the first five-year sequestration period of the Kyoto Protocol.

Rail investment boost

Statement from KiwiRail, Waikato Regional Council and South Waikato District Council (issued 5 March 2012)
Further investment is to be made in the busy East Coast Main Trunk (ECMT) rail line between Hamilton and Tauranga to ensure it can continue to meet increasing customer demand for additional rail freight services.

Public transport governance review

The regional public transport committee has asked Waikato Regional Council staff to review governance arrangements for public transport in the region.

Sailing down the river

Rotokauri School, Waikato Regional Council and Water Safety New Zealand are partnering up in a water safety awareness event for almost 200 pupils.