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Collaboration over restoring and protecting rivers

Media release from Healthy Rivers: Plan for Change/ Wai Ora: He Rautaki Whakapaipai.
Collaboration with a range of stakeholder groups is to be a key feature of new moves to protect and restore the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers, under theHealthy Rivers: Plan for Change/Wai Ora He Rautaki Whakapaipai

Rivers ‘central to Waikato lifestyle’

Rivers are a central feature of the lifestyles of Waikato people and they care deeply about protecting them, says a new survey report presented at today’s meeting of Waikato Regional Council’s land and water quality subcommittee.

Effluent expo turnout ‘very healthy’ sign

Around 500 farmers turned up at yesterday’s Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek near Hamilton, a “very healthy” sign of the industry’s commitment to doing the right thing with effluent, says Waikato Regional Council.

Working together for Waikato

Media release from Waikato Mayoral Forum
Waikato mayors and the regional council chair are proposing an integrated work programme over three years to help boost the regional economy and deliver multi-million dollar cost savings.

Tairua bar crossing course

The Tairua-Pauanui Coastguard unit is running a bar crossing education day over the Easter holiday weekend, with support from Waikato Regional Council and the Ministry of Fisheries.

New air quality monitoring in Waipa district

Waipa district will be the latest area to have air quality monitoring equipment installed as part of a Waikato Regional Council programme at selected sites around the region.

Landcare networking field day

Landcare groups and others interested in becoming part of them are being invited to a networking field day hosted by Waikato Regional Council, the Landcare Trust and the Pukemokemoke Reserve Trust.

Expert ‘alliance’ to help with river health

The process for appointing a group of experts to assist with the development of policy aimed at helping restore and protect the health and wellbeing of the Waikato and Waipa rivers has been signed off by Waikato Regional Council.

Long awaited rain increases crash risk

As Waikato residents eagerly anticipate the arrival of long awaited rainfall this weekend, motorists are being reminded that the wet weather will bring increased danger on the region’s roads.

New mangrove clearance due to start next week

Waikato Regional Council is next week due to start removing 4.6 hectares of mature mangroves at Whangamata as it trials a number of mechanical clearance methods.

Minimise risk, maximise value

Waikato’s Effluent Expo 2013 is set to kick off at the Mystery Creek Events Centre later this month, with a focus on maximising the value of effluent on farm while minimising environmental risks.

Tui project looking to future

A comprehensive update on the $16.2 million Tui Mine remediation project will be available at the Te Aroha Domain Day on Sunday 17 March from 9am to 4pm.

Waikato drought declaration

The Government’s formal declaration today of a drought in Waikato is a positive move for communities under stress, says Waikato Regional Council chairman Peter Buckley.