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Scenes of the Waikato region

Elections are in October: Make sure you vote for the people who make the decisions that shape our region! 

Healthy Rivers

Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Find out what’s happening in this project to help restore and protect the Waikato and Waipa rivers.


Find out about your rates: It's all here, how your rates help fund our work, and how you can pay them.

Rivers and rainfall

Check local river flows: We update river flow and rainfall level info every 3 hours, and sometimes more often if it's flooding.

Media releases

Keep up with the news: All our current and past media releases can be found here.

Resource consents

Read about resource consents: Information about for and consents, including application forms.


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Feedback and complaints

Tell us what you think: If you've got any feedback about our work or service, please let us know!


LAWA: connects you with New Zealand's environment through sharing scientific data. 

Apply for funding

Apply for funding: The Natural Heritage Fund was established to protect and manage our region's special places of ecological significance. See if your project qualifies for funding!

Small Scale Community Initiatives Fund

Apply for funding: The Small Scale Community Initiatives Fund supports volunteer groups and individual landowners with ecological restoration projects. See if your project qualifies!