Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Doing big things in the ecological space

5 November, 2018

Waikato District Council doing big things in the ecological space

Three recent acknowledgements in the ecological space show that Waikato District Council is doing its bit for the environment.

Council has been announced as a finalist in the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia awards once again. The Australasian awards are highly contended across both Australia and New Zealand so for Council to be recognised for its continued ecological enhancement of Lake Rotokauri is fantastic. Council was also announced as a finalist for these awards in 2016.

Council has also repaired fencing and pedestrian access at Shipherd bush in Otaua. Budget was set for a community project in the area but nothing eventuated. Council Ecological Planner Ben Wolf identified a way in which Council could utilise a small portion of the money to improve the site. The work has garnered praise from the local community and demonstrates that Council can get things done.

Waikato River Authority has also recently acknowledged the work Council is doing around Lake Waikare by approving a grant up to a value of $145,000. Trust Waikato also kindly came to the party and funded Council $25,000 for the same project. The funds will go towards improving the reserve including building the walkway around the lake and native species plantings.

Parks and Facilities Manager Megan May says the work being done in the ecological space by Council often goes unnoticed, but the benefits for not only the environment, but the community has a whole goes a long way towards Council’s vision of creating Liveable, Thriving and Connected Communities.

“Restoring lakes and walkways and giving our people access to beautiful areas in our district is an important part of what we do at Council. We’re proud to do this work on behalf of the people in the district and hope everyone can enjoy these natural treasures in the years to come,” Ms May says.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On What We Could Do For Hong Kong, If Only We Dared

There has been something repulsive about PM Jacinda Ardern’s assurances that our joint 5 Eyes criticism of China’s actions over Hong Kong – and China’s harsh reaction – are all well understood on both sides. According to Ardern, it has been a case of us saying the sort of things we’ve said before, them acknowledging our need to do so, and then them responding much as we would expect them to do. All neat and tidy. Frankly, if all of this is merely virtue signalling on our part, and huffy declarations of independence on their part, then what’s the point of this diplomatic dance..? More>>


Grant Robertson: Government To Review Housing Settings

New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus More>>


Law Commission: Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More>>


National: Leader’s Speech At Annual General Meeting

Good morning delegates. It’s an absolute privilege to be speaking as your leader. I’d like to acknowledge the party president, regional chairs, board members, National Party staff, our MPs, our candidates, and most importantly, you – the delegates, ... More>>


Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>


Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>


APEC: New Zealand Ready To Host Virtually

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took over the leadership of APEC earlier today, when she joined leaders from the 21 APEC economies virtually for the forum’s final 2020 meeting. “We look forward to hosting a fully virtual APEC 2021 next year. While ... More>>





InfoPages News Channels