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Support for plastic bag levy

A call for a levy on single-use plastic bags at supermarkets and shops is being supported by Waikato Regional Council.

Further fine for Fernaig Farms

A south Waikato dairy farming company has been prosecuted for the second time in four years for unlawfully discharging dairy effluent into the environment.

Riverside Park planting to help with erosion

Visitors to Taupō’s Riverside Park will see a few changes over the coming weeks as native shrubs and trees are planted to help reduce the effects of erosion.

Community ideas guiding long term planning

What do you want the Waikato to look like in 10 years’ time? What areas of work do you think the regional council should prioritise? What are your ideas for m

New zone plan for Taupō catchment

A new high-level plan to guide Waikato Regional Council’s work to promote a healthy catchment in the crucial Lake Taupō zone has been approved by the integrated

Dairy conversion attracts large fine

A Waikato dairy farming company has received seven convictions and been fined a total of $52,500 for discharging dairy effluent into the environment and breachi

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