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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!

Swooping magpies

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


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


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

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!