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For all media enquiries, please contact our communications team by emailing media@waikatoregion.govt.nz or calling 0800 800 401 seven days a week and asking to be transferred to the on-call media advisor for Waikato Regional Council. If calling from outside New Zealand, please dial +64 7 859 0999.

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Water safety crucial for whitebaiters

Waikato whitebaiters are being reminded of the importance of sticking to water safety guidelines amid anecdotal reports some aren’t following the rules.

Wallabies are pests not pets

Waikato Regional Council staff are concerned some residents may be treating dama wallabies as pets instead of pests.

Good progress on Pirongia kokako project

A project to restore kokako to Mt Pirongia is making solid progress with 20 bird re-locations due this year having been carried out already.

Support for plastic bag levy

A call for a levy on single-use plastic bags at supermarkets and shops is being supported by Waikato Regional Council.

Further fine for Fernaig Farms

A south Waikato dairy farming company has been prosecuted for the second time in four years for unlawfully discharging dairy effluent into the environment.

Riverside Park planting to help with erosion

Visitors to Taupō’s Riverside Park will see a few changes over the coming weeks as native shrubs and trees are planted to help reduce the effects of erosion.

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