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Forum clarifies position on 'user pays' for water

Issued on behalf of Waikato Mayoral Forum
Waikato Mayoral Forum chair Allan Sanson is stressing that neither a water services report received by the forum, nor the forum itself, has suggested introducing a consumer “user pays” regime for water.

Dam consenting role affirmed

Waikato Regional Council’s important role as a consenting authority for large dams in the North Island has been reaffirmed by accreditation body IANZ.

Councils advised to consider water company

Issued on behalf of Waikato Mayoral Forum
An independent report to the Waikato Mayoral Forum has recommended three Waikato councils investigate establishing a jointly-owned limited liability company to manage their water infrastructure.

Earthquake bill could unnecessarily sting Waikato

Issued on behalf of Waikato Mayoral Forum
The Waikato Mayoral Forum is warning local Waikato communities could individually face multi-million dollar expenditure to comply with “excessive” new earthquake legislation being promoted by the Government.

Rain sparks recovery but things remain fragile

Recent rain in Waikato and South Auckland has set farmers on the road to recovery from the drought but the situation remains fragile for some, a meeting today of farming leaders and central and local Government officials has heard.

Council helping with big post-storm clean-up near Te Aroha

Waikato Regional Council staff and contractors are expected to spend several weeks helping landowners near Te Aroha deal with the aftermath of Cyclone Ita, which hit the Coromandel and surrounding areas just before Easter.

Landcare networking field day in Raglan

Landcare and other community groups working to protect Waikato’s environment are holding a Landcare Networking Field Day in Raglan next month.

Proactive response to Taupo erosion

Waikato Regional Council will be actively encouraging land owners to take an even more proactive response to managing erosion issues around Taupo.

Leading edge procurement policies praised

Waikato Regional Council’s sustainable procurement stance has been praised as leading edge, ground breaking and a first for New Zealand at an event attended by more than 160 current and potential suppliers.

Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora workshops underway

The initial work of a group tasked with helping find solutions to key water quality issues in Waikato has been very positive, says the group’s interim chair Bill Wasley.

Whitebait partners look for solutions

Joint release from Waikato-Tainui and Waikato Regional Council
Waikato-Tainui, local marae, councils and agencies are working together to better manage whitebait fisheries at Port Waikato following the compilation of a new report.

Mayoral Forum has good process for future

Issued on behalf of Waikato Mayoral Forum
The Waikato Mayoral Forum says it has established a very robust process for making efficiency improvements in the way councils operate and for gathering information to help inform discussions on local government in the region.

$45,000 fine for water ‘theft’

An Auckland-based drystock farmer has been convicted and fined $45,000 for unlawfully taking water from a stream on his Waikato property over a three year period, including during last year’s drought.

Public transport plan moving ahead

The process to look at the future shape of public transport in the region has taken another step with approval for targeted discussion with stakeholders about the way ahead.

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