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RUST NEVER SLEEPS: Myrtle rust has been confirmed in a Kerikeri nursery. It's a really nasty plant fungal disease, and poses a big biosecurity threat. If you think you see myrtle rust, don’t attempt to touch or collect samples! Take a picture, note the location and report it immediately to MPI on 0800 80 99 66.

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GLANCE OVER IT: The Ministry for the Environment has released a new report on water quality issues nationally.

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REMOTE SENSING IN WAIKATO LAKES: Check out our new technical report, looking at the feasibility of using remote sensors to look at water quality and ecology in lakes across the Waikato!

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DIG IN: Registrations are now open for our popular Erosion and Sediment Control Workshops. Courses fill fast, so get in quick!

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PLAN CHANGE 1 SUBMISSIONS HAVE CLOSED: We're proposing some changes to our regional plan, to address water quality issues in the Waipā and Waikato rivers. The public submission period has now finished.

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TAKE SHELTER: So many reasons to love trees, including the shelter they can give you and your animals, your property, and the environment.

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CAN I SWIM HERE? Waikato Regional Council measures water quality at many of our region's rivers and streams. At some spots, our ratings will now be different from the Government's .

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