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Clean heat still available for Taupo

Environment Waikato is looking for low income homeowners in Taupo to receive new clean heating appliances as part of its Waikato Clean Heat Programme.

Honda handover helping natives flourish

Environment Waikato chief executive Bob Laing has this weekreceived a cheque for $12,010 from Ingham Motor Group general manager Chris Garland under an ongoing Honda scheme to promote native tree planting

EW welcomes new Taupo Hospital heating system

Environment Waikato is welcoming a new geothermal system which has replaced the coal-fired boiler at Taupo Hospital, saying it will contribute to improving air quality in the town.

Honda funds planting of thousands of native trees

Honda will on Wednesday 25 August at 3pm hand over a cheque for $12,010 to Environment Waikato CEO Bob Laing in the latest donation made under its ongoing programme to fund native tree planting in the Waikato.

"The Waters of the Waikato" launched at Turangawaewae

An important new book on the Waikato River from Taupo to Port Waikato has been launched today at Turangawaewae marae during the fourth anniversary celebrations for the coronation of King Tuheitia.

Community tackles rat problems at Whangamata

The Whangamata community is better equipped to tackle rodent infestation problems in the harbour area as Environment Waikato has provided 40 rat traps and 30 bait stations to the Whangamata Harbour Care community group.

Cutting costs and working smarter helps reduce rates

Cost savings and greater efficiencies in the 2009/10 financial year have helped Environment Waikato achieve a year-end surplus ahead of forecast that could be used to further trim next year’s rates.

EW encouraged by fewer earthworks problems

Environment Waikato says it is very encouraged by the fact that compliance with earthworks rules is rising and that enforcement actions against people doing earthworks improperly have dropped significantly.