RUST NEVER SLEEPS: Myrtle rust has been confirmed in a Waikato 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.
LAB TO LIMELIGHT: The annual Kudos Awards recognise the achievements of our region's amazing scientists. Nominations for this year are now open, until 1 July. Put someone forward!
DIG IN: Registrations are now open for our popular Erosion and Sediment Control Workshops. Courses fill fast, so get in quick!
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.
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 .