In a New Zealand first, Waikato Regional Council biosecurity officers have released a bug to help control the privet pest plant.
Media releases - archived
Issued by Healthy Rivers: Plan for Change/Wai Ora: He Rautaki Whakapaipai
A group of technical experts has produced computer models of the land use and management changes potentially required to achieve water quality targets for the Waikato and Waipa rivers, and their tributaries.
Waikato Regional Council funds have helped in the establishment of a new kiwi house at Otorohanga, as well as the building of a leading edge school environmental project and the delivery of summer festival environmental education in Hamilton.
0745hrs -Coromandel residents and boaties are being urged to remain vigilant and avoid the coast this morning in the wake of yesterday’s Chilean earthquake.
Issued at 1630hrs - Coromandel residents are being urged to stay away from the coast overnight given the potential arrival of tsunami effects after the big Chilean earthquake today.
Issued at 1300hrs - Waikato Regional Council’s regional hazards team and Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group staff in Hamilton and the Coromandel are closely monitoring advice related to the tsunami that’s occurred off Chile.
Collective local government savings worth millions of dollars have already been achieved, and more will be delivered, through collaborative arrangements between the 12 councils of the Waikato region, says a new report.
Release from the Waikato Mayoral Forum
The Waikato’s city and district councils have slashed the number of policies on their books by more than half through their own internal work and a joint project carried out under the auspices of the Waikato Mayoral Forum.
Members of the public with an interest in the Upper Waikato River catchment are being invited to have their say on a regular basis.
A three-strong team of specialist abseilers has been used by Waikato Regional Council to support landowners to clear around 100 woolly nightshade plants from a riverside area in Hamilton city.
The increasing spread of excellent earthworks in the Waikato region has been recognised at an awards ceremony today by the regional council with a series of new special awards for great practices.
Waikato Regional Council is taking a fresh approach to helping farmers with effluent management next year, withmore catchment-based field days for providing advice to smaller groups of farmers closer to home.
Waikato Regional Council’s hazards team is warning motorists and the general public that the Karangahake Gorge road may need to close this afternoon due to the rise of the Ohinemuri River because of heavy rain.