Changes made to BUSIT services over the past year have been welcomed by passengers, with overall customer satisfaction hitting 96 per cent.
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Waikato people are being encouraged to celebrate our region’s rivers this weekend and consider what they can do to improve water quality as part of World Rivers Day.
Waikato Regional Council is to keep a very tight focus on greater efficiency and effectiveness following a year in which it achieved just under 90 per cent of performance targets and cost savings delivered a total surplus of $2.7 million.
The average amount of waste generated by rural Bay of Plenty and Waikato properties means that major recycling opportunities could potentially be available, a new report indicates.
A karakia has been performed by tangata whenua and local kaumaatua to acknowledge the significance of Lake Waikare and the nearby Whangamarino wetland to Waikato-Tainui and local hapuu.
A male bellbird has been spotted feeding in trees in a Hamilton gully, sparking a call from Hamilton Halo project partners for residents to report sightings.
Waikato people are being encouraged to jump on a bus, enjoy a cycle or walk to work, or car pool as a way to celebrate World Car Free Day next week.
Spring’s a time for getting back into the garden to clear away unwanted weeds and prepare properties for the joys of summer.
Rhode Street School in Dinsdale has been granted $11,000 by Waikato Regional Council to help complete its leading edge ecological island project.
The growth of Auckland could have pluses and minuses for Waikato, with the region needing to be ready to meet challenges and take up the opportunities its presents.
Cutting proposed red tape around new resource consents for vessel moorings has been agreed to by Waikato Regional Council’s strategy and policy committee today.
A district court judge is warning that farmers polluting waterways can expect higher fines in future to provide greater deterrence as cases “continue to come before the courts”.
An all-out assault on wild ginger in Tairua kicked off this month and property owners are invited to muscle in.
Dairy supply company Open Country Dairy Limited has been convicted and fined more than $35,000 for discharging objectionable odour from its Waharoa factory at the time of last year’s ”spring flush” when milk supply was high.
Benson Lockhart is on a mission.
Sheep and beef farmers and Hamilton city’s water and wastewater treatment plants have both been involved recently with the Healthy Rivers: Plan for Change/Wai Ora: He Rautaki Whakapaipai process aimed at protecting the Waikato and Waipa rivers.