A sick-looking kauri tree on private land at Pirongia has been cleared of having kauri dieback disease, which authorities are keen to stop the further spread of into the Waikato region.
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Waikato Regional Council says it’s keen to help where it can when it comes to farmers and related agricultural businesses weathering the stresses caused by the current low dairy payout.
A court order has been made against a Waikato pig farmer, limiting his future involvement in the industry.
Waikato Regional Council is reminding dairy farmers and others under financial pressure that there are various options for making rates payments to help manage in tight times.
Government changes to funding of SuperGold card journeys by elderly bus users is raising concerns of Waikato Regional Council having to seek funding from other sources if public transport service levels are to be maintained.
Waikato sports club and marae in the region are set to benefit from nearly $40,000 worth of new environmental grants from Waikato Regional Council.
Waikato Regional Council is facing a range of environmental and production pest challenges this year following a busy 12 months controlling unwanted animals and plants.
The Waikato region’s population is set to grow by about 40 per cent between 2013 and 2063 to more than 600,000, a gain of approximately 175,000 people over 50 years.
A farmer has been convicted and fined $72,750 for deliberately discharging dairy effluent into farm drains that flow to the Tairua River on the Coromandel Peninsula.