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Further farming fines of more than $40,000

Fines totaling $42,000 have been handed down to two Hauraki-based dairy farm owners and a sharemilker in the latest sentencing for dairy effluent offences.

EW turns ten in Taupo

Environment Waikato’s Taupo office will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its opening next month.

Nominations open for EW candidates

Environment Waikato (Waikato Regional Council) has announced that nominations have opened for candidates wishing to stand in this year’s elections to the region

EW welcomes aquaculture law proposals

Environment Waikato is welcoming Government plans to implement changes relating to the development of aquaculture, including in the Waikato region, says the council’s policy group manager Vaughan Payne.

EW and landowners moving forward at Mokauiti

Environment Waikato and two landowners have agreed a way forward on possum control on properties in the Mokauiti 1 section of the Central King Country priority possum control area.

Regional Stock Truck Effluent Strategy takes the next step forward

The Regional Transport Committee has taken a major step in working towards zero discharge of stock effluent from trucks onto Waikato roads by 2020. This week, the committee endorsed the Regional Stock Truck Effluent Strategy, recommending it to the Waikato Regional Council for adoption.

Policy review tackling water quality issues

Environment Waikato continues to make good progress through its policy development to do more to protect water quality in the region, says policy committee chair Paula Southgate.

Environment Waikato gets ready for special events

Environment Waikato has confirmed passenger transport preparations are well underway in advance of the World Rowing Championships, in October and November 2010 and the Rugby World Cup, in September and October 2011.

Piggery fined $45,000 after third prosecution

A co-owner of the McIntyre piggery near Morrinsville has been fined $45,000 for odour-related offences which forced local schoolchildren to pinch their noses to block intense smells in class.