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Whitianga cubs and keas tackle wild ginger

Whitianga cubs and keas have helped Waikato Regional Council tackle the pest plant wild ginger, which can damage native bush if it gets out of control.

Te Aroha winner of outstanding contribution award

A Te Aroha-based catchment management officer at Waikato Regional Council has won an outstanding contribution award from the New Zealand Association of Resource Management (NZARM).

Soil conservation made finals in Kudos awards

An innovative tool to support soil conservation developed by Waikato Regional Council land and soil scientist Dr Reece Hill made it into the finals of two categories at the Kudos Hamilton Science Excellence Awards held last night.

Waikato supports drive on lifejackets

Waikato Regional Council is lending its support to a new national push to ensure people comply with lifejacket regulations while out on the water.

Popular MarineMate app gets funding boost

The Waikato Regional Council-developed MarineMate mobile phone app, which is hugely popular with boaties nationally, has been given a funding boost by Maritime NZ.

Machine hygiene best defence against pest plants

Machine hygiene is the best defence against velvetleaf and other damaging weeds and is especially important during the spring planting season, says Waikato Regional Council’s biosecurity team.

How to tackle pest wasps

With summer just around the corner, Waikato Regional Council is urging people to look out for pest wasps and to use safe ways to tackle them if they establish nests on private properties.

Putting a stop to swooping magpies

Having magpies dive bomb you can be a distinctly uncomfortable experience, particularly during the spring breeding season when the birds are especially protective of their habitat.