The Waikato has relatively affordable housing, better life satisfaction and an above average percentage of te reo Māori speakers, but could be doing better.
Media releases - recent
A Waikato Regional Council and Department of Conservation scholarship is being used to help find out what’s causing the decline of kākahi, freshwater mussel.
It's well established that in intensively grazed pastures, urine patches can contribute to levels of nitrogen in excess of the pasture’s ability to utilise.
Waikato Regional Council is urging residents to report any sightings of wild rabbit carcasses in areas where the RHDV1 K5 virus was released in April.
A joint agreement to protect the near-pristine waters of Lake Taupō has been extended by two years to enable project partners time to plan for the future.
Waikato Regional Council is monitoring a weather system which has the potential to affect some of the region’s low-lying coastal areas on Sunday.
The Waikato River Authority is using a Waikato Regional Council mobile app to get people engaged with the clean-up of the river.
The fifth and final independent hearings commissioner has been appointed to the Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Proposed Plan Change 1 hearings panel.
Native plants, birds and fish at Matahuru Wetland, Lake Waikare, will be the biggest winners of an $84,000 grant from Waikato Regional Council.
Prisoners will be growing and planting eco-sourced trees for a project given $126,750 by Waikato Regional Council’s Natural Heritage Fund.
A wee gem that’s home to rare native animals in the Coromandel Peninsula has been given $154,990 over four years by Waikato Regional Council.
The health warning issued last week for parts of Lake Taupō has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health.
NIWA is fast-tracking analysis of samples collected from potentially toxic algae-affected sites at Lake Taupō, with results expected on Friday.
Samples collected from Acacia Bay for testing for toxin-producing algae species, but weather hampers monitoring work at other sites at Lake Taupō today.
The local Medical Officer of Health is reminding the public to exercise caution when looking to cool off in Lake Taupō.
A toxin-producing species of algae bloom has been identified during provisional screening of samples collected from Halletts Bay over the weekend.
Waikato Regional Council staff have collected samples from algae blooms found during an inspection of south-eastern Lake Taupō swimming sites this weekend.
Dense mats of potentially toxic algal species have been found at five sites around Lake Taupō.
At Waikato Regional Council staff have got each other’s backs.
The arrival of warm, humid days means velvetleaf and other nasty weeds will be starting to appear on farms.