Environmental advocates sought for Waikato Regional Council Advisory Committee (ACRE)  

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 »

Regional Council partners with WEL Energy Trust which commits $3 million to improve Waikato well-being

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 »

Climate change – the scary cost of doing nothing

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 »