Displaying items by tag: Waikato

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:07

Three wins for first time entrants

ENTERING THE Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards was a great way for Matamata sharemilkers Phil and Kim Dykzeul to find out how their operation stacked up on environmental sustainability.

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Tuesday, 09 September 2014 14:17

Farmers warned of higher fines

A DISTRICT court judge is warning farmers polluting waterways can expect higher fines in future to provide greater deterrence as cases "continue to come before the courts".

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WAIKATO REGIONAL Council's biosecurity group manager John Simmons has won annual PC Nelson Memorial Award from the Biosecurity Institute, a professional body for those working in the biosecurity sector.

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 20:15

River group starts field trips

A MULTI-STAKEHOLDER group working on ways to protect the Waikato and Waipa rivers has begun a series of field trips to help them understand the wider community's issues and perspectives.

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Thursday, 12 June 2014 14:44

Leadership team for Waikato river

A strategic Waikato River catchment leadership group has been established to coordinate the work among stakeholders.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 08:42

Recovery but still fragile

RECENT RAIN IN Waikato and South Auckland has set farmers on the road to recovery from the drought but the situation remains fragile for some, a meeting of farming leaders and central and local Government officials has heard.

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Monday, 14 April 2014 09:59

Survey looks at farm waste

HELPING FARMERS and growers better manage on-farm waste is the aim of a new regional council survey being undertaken in Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 10:36

$45k fine for taking Waikato water

AN AUCKLAND-BASED drystock farmer has been convicted and fined $45,000 for unlawfully taking water from a stream on his Waikato property over a three year period, including during last year's drought.

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Friday, 28 March 2014 14:57

More funding for river clean-up projects

The fourth funding round of Waikato River clean-up projects will open in July.

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Friday, 14 March 2014 12:36

Civil Defence prepares for Lusi

NORTHLAND AND WAIKATO are being warned of heavy rain, strong winds and storm surges  – but Cyclone Lusi may be welcomed by farmers, says a Civil Defence spokesman.

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