Monday, 11 March 2013 11:30

Waikato winners look for opportunities

By winning the 2013 Waikato Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year title, Andrew and Michelle McPherson are well positioned to attract business growth opportunities.

Published in General News
Friday, 01 February 2013 15:17

Waikato waterways hit minimum flows

Waterways in some parts of the Waikato have now dropped to flows which trigger restrictions on water takes, and the threat of this happening in other parts of the region is increasing, the Waikato Regional Council says.

Published in General News
Thursday, 24 January 2013 15:34

Close eye on Waikato conditions

The Waikato Regional Council says it's keeping a close watch on dry conditions in the region.

Published in General News
Monday, 08 October 2012 11:17

Buffer zone warning

Agricultural contractors are reminded they must leave a buffer of at least 2m between waterways and areas cultivated for growing maize.

Published in General News
Friday, 28 September 2012 11:42

Waikato studies One Plan implications

The Waikato Regional Council is looking at One Plan and implications for its own water policies.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 10:37

Seek support for soil risk

DairyNZ advises Waikato farmers on high risk soils to seek early support in light of the Waikato Regional Council's new effluent compliance monitoring process.

Development project manager for effluent, Dr Theresa Wilson, says farmers will now consider how the changes may impact them so they can prepare for the season.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:25

Waikato rivers swollen

The Piako and Waitoa rivers in Waikato remain heavily swollen today following recent rains, while the Ohinemuri and Waihou have begun to recede. Further west, the lower Waikato River remains high.

Published in General News
Monday, 23 July 2012 12:03

Flood risk for Waikato region

Fresh heavy rain around the region over Sunday and Monday means the Waikato Regional Council is again closely monitoring river levels in the region for flood risk.

Published in General News
Thursday, 14 June 2012 10:31

NZ feeds 20 million

New Zealand already feeds about 20 million people around the world on top of our own population -- and has the potential to feed more, a University of Waikato expert says.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 10:18

Why Fieldays matters to townies

Most New Zealanders are townies these days but still value the rural sector. And that's why the National Agricultural Fieldays is such an important annual event, says the University of Waikato's inaugural chair of agribusiness, Professor Jacqueline Rowarth.

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