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Council approves boat ramp consents

Environment Waikato has granted resource consent for a boat ramp to be built at the Waikawau River mouth on the Thames Coast.

Council to prosecute Morrinsville farmers

Environment Waikato is to prosecute Morrinsville farmers Bill and Don Cox and their company Cox Brothers Contracting Limited for obstructing Council staff investigating a complaint.

Council investigating Auckland rail service

Environment Waikato is investigating options to continue the commuter rail connection between Hamilton and Auckland – but says it can do little until it gets concrete information on patronage and costs.

Handbook helps Council candidates

Environment Waikato has prepared a pack of information for anyone thinking of standing for a Council seat in October’s local government elections.

Council staff clean up their backyard

A group of Environment Waikato staff spent their lunch break hard at work cleaning up their own backyard on the Waikato riverbank this week.

Farmers improve environmental performance

Many Waikato farmers are achieving better environmental performance with their farm dairy effluent treatment systems as more move to land based disposal.

Minister signs historic lake agreement

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs yesterday joined Tuwharetoa Maori Trust and Environment Waikato to launch an Integrated Sustainable Development Strategy for Lake Taupo.

Council to assist biodiversity project

Environment Waikato’s Environment Committee has recommended a $40,000 grant to assist AgResearch with a biodiversity restoration project in the Mangaotama catchment.

Minister to launch Taupo Strategy

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs will launch an Integrated Sustainable Development Strategy for Lake Taupo on the Lake with Ngati Tuwharetoa next week.