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EW welcomes end to bus dispute

Environment Waikato says it is pleased bus services in Hamilton are now back to normal following the end of a pay dispute between bus company Go Bus and drivers who belong to the Northern Distribution Workers Union.

Monday Hamilton bus dispute update

Environment Waikato says it is disappointed Go Bus and locked out union member drivers have still been unable to agree to more face-to-face pay talks (as at 4.30pm Monday).

Hamilton bus dispute update

Environment Waikato says Hamilton bus services are expected to operate to their normal timetable over the weekend, despite a planned lock out of union member drivers by their employer Go Bus.

Farmers trialing new systems for profit and lake protection

The land around Lake Taupo may soon be dotted with dairy goats and sheep, blueberries, grapes and willows for biofuel as farmers look for alternatives to current;pastoral farming practices, the main source of nitrogen leaching into Lake Taupo.

Award has students screaming with delight

Maungatautari School students were so excited to achieve a silver Enviroschools award this month they “just screamed and screamed”, principal Rosemary Hendrikse said.

NZ Mushrooms fined $32,000 for objectionable odours

Morrinsville-based New Zealand Mushrooms has been fined a total of $32,000 after admitting six charges brought by Environment Waikato related to the discharge of objectionable odours from the company’s composting operation.

Earthworks fine sends strong signal

Environment Waikato is welcoming significant fines of more than $60,000 handed out to those responsible for illegal and environmentally damaging earthworks at a 129-hectare dairy conversion near Tokoroa.

Protecting Lake Taupo for all New Zealanders

Lake Taupo’s pristine water quality will be protected into the future following a landmark decision released by the Environment Court today finding in favour of Environment Waikato’s new rules.

EW holding Waikato Agriculture Summit

Leaders from sectors involved in managing the impact of agriculture on water and soil health in the Waikato are gathering for a summit in Hamilton on Wednesday.

Fonterra and EW working together for environment

Dairy giant Fonterra and Environment Waikato officials have met ahead of next week’s Waikato Agriculture Summit to start developing an agreement about what future environmentally sustainable dairying in the region should look like.

Tui flock to Hamilton garden

Hamilton residents Barry and Dulcie Cowley have been waiting more than 40 years to hear a chorus of tui in their garden – and it’s finally happened.