Category Archives: Waikato River Authority News

Media Release – 13 October 2017

Unprecedented level of river funding


The Waikato River Authority has increased the funding its making available for the restoration and wellbeing of the Waikato and Waipaa river catchments this year to an unprecedented level.

It is also the first time ...

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Newsletter – September 2017


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Media Release – 18 August 2017

Extraordinary interest in river clean-up funding

The Waikato River Authority’s seventh funding round has closed with $12.5 million being sought for river clean-up projects.

It is the Authority’s strongest funding round to date.

A total of 65 applications have been ...

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Media coverage for WRA funded project


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Newsletter – June 2017


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Media Release – 16 June 2017

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Media Release – 16 May 2017

Authority publishes 2017 funding priorities

The Waikato River Authority’s seventh funding round will have up to $6 million available for river clean-up projects this year with applications for grants opening on 3 July.
The Authority has also confirmed its funding ...

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Media Release – 2 May 2017

New Board appointment for Authority

The Waikato River Authority has a new board member with the appointment of Barry Harris.
Mr Harris is a Crown appointee through local government nomination.
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Newsletter March 2017

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Media Release – 3 March 2017

 

Authority puts support behind Healthy Rivers

The Waikato River Authority has formally submitted its support of the region’s Healthy Rivers Plan but is cautioning the plan has probably not gone far enough in relation to the restoration of lakes ...

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Stu Muir’s work get recognition

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Newsletter December 2016

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Waikato River Authority 2016 AGM

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Media Release – 15 October 2016

Forty river clean-up projects successful in latest funding allocation from the Waikato River Authority

The Waikato River Authority has announced it will allocate $4.4 million to a further 40 projects to help clean up the Waikato and Waipa river catchment ...

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Newsletter September 2016

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Media Release 22 March

Report on rivers sets benchmark for future improvement

A milestone whole of catchment Report Card for the Waikato and Waipa rivers has been released by the Waikato River Authority giving the catchment an anticipated low rating for its wellbeing.

The ...

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Freshwater Reforms

Public meetings and hui for the consultation on the next steps for fresh water are being organised by the Ministry for the Environment.

Full schedule of meetings

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Media Release 16 February 2016

Health and safety flows through to river clean up

The new health and safety workplace legislation that becomes law in a few weeks will see a significant change in the way the Waikato River Authority funds river clean up projects....

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Newsletter December 2015

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Media Release 30 November 2015

Lakes and wetland restoration feature in latest clean-up funding decisions

The Waikato River Authority has announced it will allocate $4.8 million to a further 33 projects to help clean up the Waikato and Waipa river catchment following its latest funding ...

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Waikato River Authority 2015 AGM

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Waikato River Authority Newsletter September 2015

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Media Release 21 August 2015

Wetland restoration a feature of fifth funding round applications

The Waikato River Authority has received 57 applications to fund river clean-up projects totaling just over $14 million in its fifth funding round with a strong showing from projects dedicated to ...

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Media Release 12 June 2015

Fifth funding round gets underway

The Waikato River Authority is opening it’s fifth funding round for river clean-up projects from Monday (15 June 2015) with up to $6 million available.
Funding applications will again be managed online through the Waikato ...

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Waikato River Authority Newsletter June 2015

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Waikato River Authority newsletter March 2015

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Media Release 26 February 2015

 Heavyweights line up to protect the Waikato River

A ground-breaking collaboration between dairy industry body DairyNZ, the Waikato River Authority and Waikato Regional Council is lining up to better protect and restore the Waikato River.

Their Waikato River Restoration Strategy ...

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Waikato River Authority Newsletter December 2014

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Media Release – 17 November 2014

Waipa catchment strongly supported in clean up allocation

The Waikato River Authority has announced it will allocate $6 million to 33 river clean up projects this year following its latest funding decisions.

Two major projects, both in the Waipa River ...

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Waikato River Authority AGM 2014

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Waikato River Authority September Newsletter

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Media Release – 4 September 2014

Strong level of applications for river clean-up

The Waikato River Authority has received 52 applications to fund river clean-up projects totalling $17.2 million in its fourth funding round.

Applications for the Authority’s latest funding round closed at the end of ...

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Waikato River Authority Newsletter June 2014

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River leadership group formed to integrate restoration work

A strategic Waikato River catchment leadership group has been established to chart new territory in the way industry, government and iwi organisations can work together for the benefit of the Waikato and Waipa rivers.
Members of the group, known as ...

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Raglan whitebait breeder – Waikato Times

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More direction signaled for next round of river clean-up projects

The Waikato River Authority has announced the opening date for its 4th funding round of river clean-up projects and is signaling more direction on its priorities.The funding round will open on 1 July this year with a closing ...

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Waikato River Authority newsletter March 2014

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Waikato River Authority announces new board members

The Waikato River Authority has announced three new board members following the retirement of two Iwi and one Crown representative late last year. Two other Crown representatives have been reconfirmed for further terms.

The new board members are Vanessa Eparaima ...

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Waikato River Authority funds another $5.9m of projects

The Waikato River Authority has decided to fund another 38 river clean-up projects in its latest funding round.

The Authority’s third funding round will see $5,950,993 allocated from a possible grants pool of $7 million. The grants announcement follows the ...

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Waikato River Authority receives nearly $18 million of funding applications in latest round

The Waikato River Authority has received nearly $18 million of funding applications in its third and latest funding round. Up to $7 million is available for clean-up project grants in the current year.

Applications closed on Friday last week with ...

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New home for Waikato River Authority

The Waikato River Authority has moved to a new home in Hamilton.

After an evaluation of the business case, the Authority decided to purchase its own small stand-alone office building in Rostrevor Street.

Chief Executive Bob Penter says given that ...

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Report confirms the challenges ahead for the clean-up of the Waikato River

The Waikato River Authority says a report just out from the Waikato Regional Council on water quality in the Waikato River confirms the challenges ahead in cleaning-up the Waikato River.

The report highlights a general increase in nitrogen levels although ...

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Waikato River Authority July newsletter

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The Waikato River Authority’s third funding round opens today

The Waikato River Authority’s potentially largest funding round gets underway today with up to $7 million available for clean-up projects.

Applications for the Authority’s third funding round will close on 23 August.

River Authority co-chairs Tukoroirangi Morgan and Hon John ...

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Waikato Times feature article and video

The Waikato Times has carried a major feature on the work of the work of the Waikato River Authority. Click on this link to read the article and see the video. http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/life-style/8628956/Cleaning-up-the-Waikato-River

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Otorohanga dairy farm wins catchment improvement award

A dairy farming operation that borders the Waipa River for two kilometres near Otorohanga has won a catchment improvement award sponsored by the Waikato River Authority.

The catchment improvement category was part of the Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards that ...

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River Authority announces bigger and earlier funding round for 2013

The Waikato River Authority is bringing forward and adding a million dollars to it’s funding round this year in an effort to get increased momentum in cleaning up the Waikato River.

This year’s funding round will open on 1 July ...

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Two board members reappointed to Waikato River Authority

Two of the Crown representatives to the Waikato River Authority have been reappointed to stay on the Authority for a further three years.

The terms of appointment for Waipa Mayor Alan Livingston and Waikato Regional Council chairman Peter Buckley were ...

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Whitebait restoration and engaging youth a focus for $5m Waikato River Authority Funding

Whitebait restoration and engaging youth a focus for $5m Waikato River Authority Funding

The Waikato River Authority’s second funding round just announced has a focus on whitebait habitat restoration and engaging young people on river clean-up projects.

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Annual General Meeting 2012

The Waikato River Authority held its 2nd Annual General Meeting in Hamilton on the 8 November 2012.

The Authority’s 2012 Annual Report was tabled at the meeting.

Information about the role of the Authority, highlights of the past year and ...

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River clean-up funding top $10 million

The Waikato River Authority’s second funding round has closed with more than $10 million dollars in eligible applications for clean-up projects.

Applications closed on Friday 2 November.

There were a total of 60 applications seeking $10.4 million.

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Waikato River Authority’s second funding round closes next week

The Waikato River Authority’s second funding round, which has been open for applications for more than a month, closes next Friday (2 November).

The funding round follows a refresh of the Authority’s funding strategy and an increase in the Authority’s ...

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Expressions of Interest – Summer Intern

 

Waikato River Authority Summer Internship – November 2012 to January 2013

Background

The Waikato River Authority was established in late 2010 to set the primary direction through the vision and strategy for the restoration and protection of the health ...

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Annual General Meeting Notice

Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of the Waikato River Authority is to be held on:

Date: 8 November 2012
Time: 4.00 pm
Location: Novotel Tainui, 7 Alma Street, Hamilton

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Waikato River Authority’s second funding round opens earlier

The Waikato River Authority’s second funding round opens for applications from Monday 24 September with $6 million again available for river clean-­up projects.

The 2nd funding round will be held following a re-­fresh of the funding strategy and an increase ...

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River Authority contracts new Funding Manager

A former dairy industry water and sustainability policy manager is to carry out the role of funding manager for the Waikato River Authority.

Sean Newland, who is currently employed by Fonterra as its sustainable dairying policy manager, will contract to ...

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Expression of interest

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified people to become part of an Evaluation Panel to assess applications received by the Waikato River Clean-Up Trust.

The focus of the Panel will be to independently evaluate the suitability of all applications for ...

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Refreshed approach for Waikato River Authority’s second funding round

The Waikato River Authority will be refreshing its approach to how, and what sorts of river clean-up projects are supported, when it opens its second round of funding.

The Authority is also announcing that its funding process is being held ...

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Preparations underway for Waikato River Trails project

Preparations are underway for a start on one of the major projects to be funded by the Waikato River Authority in its first funding round.

The Authority is funding Waikato River Trails $144,000 to undertake major planting on some key ...

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River Authority announces a further $4.7m in funding

The Waikato River Authority has announced its funding decisions for major projects as part of the inaugural funding round for the restoration of the health and wellbeing of the Waikato River.

A total of 22 major projects are to be funded with ...

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First funding applications totaling $700,000 approved by Waikato River Authority

The Waikato River Authority has approved the first funding applications of itsinaugural funding round, with decisions having been made on projects seekingfunding of under $50,000. 

Applications for Waikato River clean-up projects closed at the end of last year.

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Funding applications for clean up of Waikato River top $50 million

Applications to the Waikato River Authority for funding of projects that clean up the Waikato River have totalled approximately $56.5 million.

The Waikato River Authority is allocating $6 million in its first year of funding.

There are a total of ...

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Funding application closing for river cleanup projects

The deadline for the first round of funding applications for projects that cleanup the Waikato River will close shortly.

The Waikato River Authority is receiving applications up until the 16th of December.

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Waikato River Authority and council sign partnership agreement

The Waikato River Authority (WRA) and Waikato Regional Council have today signed a new partnership agreement on how they will work together on cleaning up the Waikato River.

The WRA – made up 50/50 of Crown appointees and river iwi ...

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Waikato River Authority keen to work with groups to access funding

The Waikato River Authority, a co-governance body established between the Crown and Waikato River Iwi to restore the Waikato River, is keen to work with groups that may be considering applying for funding for river projects.

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Historic day for all guardians of the Waikato River

The Waikato River Authority, a co-governance body established between the Crown and Waikato River Iwi to restore the Waikato River, reaches an historic milestone today when it opens for funding applications for the first time.

The government has committed $210 ...

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$6m available for first round of Waikato River clean-up

The Waikato River Clean-Up Trust says it will be calling for its first funding applications for Waikato River clean-up projects from 1 October.

The Waikato River Authority is the sole Trustee of the Waikato River Clean-up Trust and was formed to oversee ...

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