Displaying items by tag: Waikato Regional Council

In a controversial Waikato case, a judge has told the dairy industry to step up in on educating farmers about environmental responsibilities including disturbing stream beds.

Published in General News
Friday, 23 January 2015 00:00

Conservation – minded farmer whacked

An award winning Waikato sharemilker who copped a $16,875 fine for mistakes made in an environmental farm clean-up should never have been taken to court, says a Waikato Regional councillor.

Published in General News
Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00

Stay mindful of effluent value

DAIRY FARM effluent grows in value as fertiliser prices rise, says Waikato Regional Council. In its publication ‘Effluent management; for the health of our waterways and groundwater’, the council urges farmers to treat effluent as a fertiliser, but carefully because it lacks balance, being very high in potassium.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 00:00

Water consent application deadline looms

ABOUT 90% of Waikato’s 2600 dairy farmers have lodged dairy shed water-take consent applications. The Waikato Regional Council is urging the remainder to apply before the December 24 deadline.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:24

Agchemical operators need to have certification

RURAL CONTRACTORS New Zealand (RCNZ) says it endorses recent warnings by Waikato Regional Council (WRC) that agrichemical contractors operating without certification are breaching regulations.

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 25 September 2014 09:31

Recycling rural waste

Major recycling opportunities exist for rural waste, according to a new report.

Published in General News
Friday, 27 June 2014 09:36

Temporary helicopter grounding confirmed

THE WAIKATO REGIONAL Council has confirmed it will suspend use of helicopters for monitoring dairy farm effluent compliance pending a review of its methods for checking farmers are working within the rules to protect waterways.

Published in General News
Friday, 13 June 2014 15:44

Effluent performance improving

HAVING ADEQUATE storage to stop effluent being sprayed on to pasture at the wrong time is starting to become the new normal for Waikato dairy farmers, says the author of a report to Waikato Regional Council's environmental performance committee.

Published in General News
Friday, 13 June 2014 15:23

'Stress' bring chopper use review

A HALT TO Waikato Regional Council monitoring of farm effluent issues by helicopter has been recommended pending a review of the council's environmental rule enforcement methods.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 10:27

Avoiding effluent pond failure

HOW TO AVOID effluent ponds leaking or even collapsing is the topic of an education day being run by Waikato Regional Council on April 30, with Debbie Care of AgVice.

Published in General News