Nominations are being sought for The Advisory Committee for the Regional Environment (ACRE). ACRE is an advisory/consultative group of up to 15 members who sometimes attend Waikato Regional Council meetings, and liaise with staff and councillors and make submissions on the council’s environmental policies and plans.Read More »
An agreement to be signed by Waikato Regional Council with WEL Energy Trust will help to end poverty, fight inequality and act on climate change.
Councillors voted unanimously last week to sign the partnership and funding agreement, which will see WEL Energy Trust commit $3 million over five years to the Waikato Wellbeing Project.Read More »
Waikato Regional Council (WRC) has granted over $1 million to 3 Coromandel community groups working on landscape scale predator control projects.Read More »
Sometimes around the Regional Council table I hear concerns expressed about the short term cost of taking climate change action. What is missing from that commentary is consideration of the massive costs of NOT taking climate action. Two recent stories have amplified the need to factor in future foreseeable costs if we do nothing to address the climate crisis.Read More »
Waikato Regional Council has secured $5.535 million in Government funding for quick-start restoration projects, including $2.825 million towards creating a green corridor along the lower Piako River from the Kopuatai wetland to the Hauraki Gulf. This project is expected to create 47 new jobs.