The agricultural sector and Environment Waikato will need to work together closely on how farming in the region will be sustainable and remain the bedrock of the Waikato economy, says EW chairman Peter Buckley.
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Tui sightings in and around Hamilton have soared over the past month.
A dairy farmer found guilty of effluent management offences has been ordered to speak of his experiences at a series of dairy effluent field days in a bid to avert offending by others.
Environment Waikato has announced it will be taking a firmer line on enforcing boat safety rules this summer, a move which could result in more fines being issued by the region’s harbourmasters.
Environment Waikato is delighted with a Government funding commitment of $900,000 over the next three years to the Maungatautari Ecological Island Project, announced today.
Environment Waikato’s flood management staff will continue to monitor regional river levels closely despite the cancellation of a heavy rain warning for the Waikato.
Hamilton bus fares are set to rise 10 to 50 cents from December to help cover funding shortfalls and bring fares more into line with those in other main centres.
Environment Waikato has granted a resource consent to a Waihou chicken broiler farm operation which plans to double the size of its existing facility to a four-shed operation capable of rearing more than 220,000 birds in each rearing cycle.
Environment Waikato has delivered a satisfactory financial result for the year ending June 30 2009 and is forecasting improvements in the year ahead, the Finance and Audit Committee heard today.
Environment Waikato has called a second Waikato Agriculture Summit so that farmer representatives, the agriculture industry and the council can do further joint work on the development of sustainable agriculture in the region.
Environment Waikato’s flood management staff remain on alert due to a heavy rain warning for parts of the Waikato.
Environment Waikato’s flood management staff are on alert following a heavy rain warning for parts of the Waikato over 30 hours from 2pm Wednesday.
Environment Waikato is advising people to keep a close eye on river levels across Waikato over the weekend as rain continues to fall on already saturated catchments.
Heavy rain forecast for Friday night and into Saturday morning is expected to turn to snow for the Central North Island. Civil Defence urges anyone planning to travel roads in the CNI to be prepared with warm clothes and blankets.
The Waikato Regional Transport Committee has sent a clear message to the Government emphasising the need for stronger measures to improve road safety.
Environment Waikato will be monitoring river levels across the region as steady rain is forecast to continue all week.