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Header - Alerts    

Header - Events


Waikato Regional Council is investigating infestations of velvetleaf in our region.
Velvetleaf has spread to properties in the Waikato via:

  • infested fodder beet seeds imported from overseas
  • infested maize crops and maize silage
  • unclean machinery.




There are no events planned in your area at the moment.

Header - Projects

Hill Country erosion project

The catchment committee played an instrumental role in securing funding for the erosion control programme. This programme centres around soil conservation and sustainable land management within the western hill country of Waikato, in particular the Awakino, Mangaotaki and lower Mokau catchments. Soil conservation works, such as riparian fencing and planting, pole planting and bush retirement, can attract grants of up to 70 per cent and 100 per cent for farm plans. READ MORE >>

Shore Futures

There are challenges facing communities within the Kawhia and Aotea catchments. The population is shrinking and people are concerned about the long-term viability of these communities. At the same time there is pressure to subdivide and develop housing in sensitive areas such as along the coast, and such development could put important natural features of the environment at risk. The purpose of the Shore Futures Project is to provide an overall framework within which all of these issues will be addressed. Details of how to implement this framework will be determined through forthcoming council plans. READ MORE>>


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Header - Policies, plans and strategies

West Coast Zone Management Plan

Zone management plans (ZMPs) are the primary tools for implementation of all river and catchment management activities within each zone. Each ZMP includes the following details:

  • vision for the zone
  • strategy to achieve the vision
  • activities to implement the strategy
  • set of services levels and performance standards for the activities
  • financial strategies and funding arrangments.

Read the West Coast Zone Management Plan >> [PDF, 4.1 MB]

Header - Key contacts

  • Jolene Francis - Zone Manager
  • Adrian Jepson - Catchment Management Officer
  • Callum Bourke - Catchment Management Officer
  • Lyndon Stokes - River Management Officer

Call us on 0800 800 401

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More information on environmental management >>