Waikato Regional Council has today agreed to adopt and sign a deed for the long-term monitoring of the world-leading Lake Taupo Protection Project.
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Protecting the environment and helping with Māori development are goals broadly shared by the four winners of this year’s Waikato Regional Council - Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships.
Waikato Regional Council staff have supported a big conservation effort on the Coromandel last financial year, with help for nearly 22 kilometres of fencing to protect the environment. This included new projects or the completion of projects started in previous years.
Waikato Regional Council says it is committed to working closely with Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) and local communities to manage coastal hazard risks, such as erosion and flooding, in the face of any increased sea level and climate change pressures.
A Thames farming company was ordered by a judge “not to commence milking” until a new dairy effluent system is in operation on its Kopu farm.
The popular Long Bay to Tucks Bay walking track near Coromandel Town will now have boot cleaning stations at both ends as officials expand efforts to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.
A prestigious award for the Tui Mine remediation work at Te Aroha has come in the same week as the project reaching a major milestone, with the transfer of assets to the Department of Conservation and Matamata-Piako District Council.
A key stakeholder group working on ways to protect the Waikato and Waipa rivers is taking a multi-faceted approach to gathering information about the right path forward.
Good progress is being made by a new working group set up to help manage ongoing flooding issues at Graham’s Creek on the Coromandel.
Waikato Regional Council remains on track to meet new Government water quality-related requirements despite a tightened up timeframe for achieving them.
A Waikato effluent disposal company has been convicted and fined $41,250 for turning a stream pink with piggery effluent and then ‘pretending’ to clean it up.
Waikato District Council has been fined $56,250 for its discharge of approximately five million litres of partially treated sewage into Raglan (Whaingaroa) Harbour in June last year.
Want to help restore and protect Port Waikato’s dunes? Families are invited to join volunteers at an upcoming working bee to plant 1200 native plants which will help to address coastal erosion and improve biodiversity at the west coast beach.
Joint release from Waikato Raupatu River Trust and Waikato Regional Council.
Members of the Port Waikato whitebaiting community, and the wider public, are being invited to a series of meetings this month to discuss the way forward for the whitebait fishery and related environmental and safety issues.