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Healthy Rivers

HAVE YOUR SAY ON PLAN CHANGE 1: We're proposing some changes to our regional plan, to address water quality issues in the Waipā and Waikato rivers. Find out more, and have your say!

Waikato Civil Defence

Keep up to date with the latest information from Waikato Civil Defence. 

Donations in memory of Lois

IN MEMORY OF LOIS LIVINGSTON: Lois will be greatly missed by Waikato Regional Council and by our regional community. If you wish, you can donate to one of the charities chosen by her family. 

Coastal recreational water quality

BEACHED AS: Find out about water quality at our region's most popular beaches.


BEAT THE WAVE: If there's a tsunami event, it's important to evacuate if you're in an area at risk.
But how will you know if you're in one of those areas? 


RATE IT: Find out how your rates help fund our work, and how you can pay them.

Swooping magpies

BULLY BIRDS: Magpies can be pretty mean! Find out why they're such bullies, and what you can do about them. 


BUZZ OFF! Got a waspy problem? Our factsheet will help you control the buzzy beasties!

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.

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.


Subscribe for updates: You can choose to be notified every time we add or update information to selected areas on this website.

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!